×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 293

JFolder::create: Path not in open_basedir paths.

JFolder::create: Path not in open_basedir paths.

log in
Join
Become a member of Counterfire
Support us
Help fund the Counterfire website and paper
Black Power Afterlives: The Enduring Significance of the Black Panther Party - book review

Black Power Afterlives: The Enduring Significance of the Black Panther Party - book review

Book Reviews October 22, 2020

Black Power Afterlives provides a range of views on the Black Panther Party, some of which hint at what a revival of the radical core of the Party could mean, a...

From Golden Dawn to the AfD, the far right is being beaten back by a fighting left

From Golden Dawn to the AfD, the far right is being beaten back by a fighting left

Analysis October 20, 2020

The far right are not unstoppable, but neither is their decline inevitable; the radical left is key to the anti-fascist movements halting their march, argues Ke...

Divide and rule: why the Tories are imposing Tier 3 on Manchester – CounterBlast

Divide and rule: why the Tories are imposing Tier 3 on Manchester – CounterBlast

Opinion October 20, 2020

The government’s Tier system of local lockdowns is deliberately pitting regions against each other and avoiding an effective national strategy with the necessar...

Testing times, but no trace of a government strategy -  weekly briefing

Testing times, but no trace of a government strategy - weekly briefing

Opinion October 18, 2020

Lindsey German on the Tories’ ever-escalating Covid crisis, anti-austerity and Labour’s warped security values

Confronting boxing's segregation history

Confronting boxing's segregation history

History October 16, 2020

Imperialist and racist tactics were used to attempt to ensure both literal and symbolic white dominance of the sport, argues Gavin Lewis

Against a false dilemma: we can save lives and livelihoods

Against a false dilemma: we can save lives and livelihoods

Opinion October 15, 2020

Protecting people's lives and preventing hardship are not an either/or, what we need is the political will to do both, argues Chris Nineham

next
prev

Latest

Walter Rodney: Marxist, Pan-African, organic intellectual

Walter Rodney: Marxist, Pan-African, organic intellectual

Sean Ledwith recounts the socialist revolutionary Walter Rodney's many accomplishments and intellectual prowess

October 23, 2020 Sean Ledwith

End Sars: Solidarity with Nigeria protests against state violence

End Sars: Solidarity with Nigeria protests against state violence

Protests against police brutality in Nigeria continue to escalate and have been met with horrific violence, writes Jamal Elaheebocus

October 23, 2020 Jamal Elaheebocus

Sunak's latest u-turn shows the Johnson project is falling apart

Sunak's latest u-turn shows the Johnson project is falling apart

With a government this divided, we can win many more concessions and ones which benefit workers not businesses, argues Chris Nineham

October 22, 2020 Chris Nineham

Big ballots to strike - News from the Frontline

Big ballots to strike - News from the Frontline

Counterfire's fortnightly digest rounding up the stories of working people getting organised and fighting back

October 21, 2020 Counterfire

What the US state does to anti-imperialists: The Trial of the Chicago 7 review

What the US state does to anti-imperialists: The Trial of the Chicago 7 review

The Trial of the Chicago 7 tells us the powerful story of the brave stand taken by the anti-war movement in the late sixties

October 21, 2020 Shabbir Lakha

Republic of Islamophobia: weaponising the tragedy in France for political ends

Republic of Islamophobia: weaponising the tragedy in France for political ends

The horrific killing of a schoolteacher is being used as an opportunity for the state to renew a racist offensive against French Muslims, argues Susan Ram ...

October 21, 2020 Susan Ram

Whether it's Trump or Biden, the US left needs to build an independent movement - video

Whether it's Trump or Biden, the US left needs to build an independent movement - video

Speaking at a recent Counterfire meeting on the US elections, Kate O'Neil discusses the political landscape in the US and how the left can organise

October 20, 2020 Kate O'Neil

Greater Manchester vs Tier 3 - CounterBlast

Greater Manchester vs Tier 3 - CounterBlast

Manchester continues to resist Tory plans for an ineffective local lockdown with inadequate financial support, reports Chris Neville

October 19, 2020 Chris Neville

Engels 200

Engels' contribution to Marxism

Engels' contribution to Marxism

As part of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we repost Tony Cliff's 1996 speech on Engels

June 28, 2020 Tony Cliff

Engels was right, class society and women's oppression aren't inevitable or irreversible

Engels was right, class society and women's oppression aren't inevitable or irreversible

As part of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, Elaine Graham-Leigh looks at Engels' The Origins of the Fami...

May 17, 2020 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Engels on nature and humanity

Engels on nature and humanity

In the third of our series on the revolutionary Frederick Engels, on the 200th anniversary of his birth, we repost this excerpt from an upcoming short book on E...

April 4, 2020 Michael Roberts

Theory

What is imperialism? - explainer

What is imperialism? - explainer

In the tenth part of a series of explainers, Dragan Plavšić examines the roots of imperialism and how to oppose it

September 8, 2020 Dragan Plavšić

Is revolution possible in the twenty-first century? – explainer

Is revolution possible in the twenty-first century? – explainer

In the ninth part of our explainer series, Katherine Connelly looks at the continuing possibility of revolution for transforming society today

August 25, 2020 Katherine Connelly

What went wrong in Russia? - explainer

What went wrong in Russia? - explainer

In the eighth part of a series of socialist explainers, Vladimir Unkovski-Korica analyses what went wrong in post-revolution Russia

August 18, 2020 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Is a society without oppression possible? - explainer

Is a society without oppression possible? - explainer

In the seventh part of a series of socialist explainers, Elaine Graham-Leigh analyses where oppression comes from and if it can be overcome

August 11, 2020 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Can socialism come through Parliament? - explainer

Can socialism come through Parliament? - explainer

In the sixth part of a series of socialist explainers, Morgan Daniels looks at the prospect of achieving socialism through Parliament

August 4, 2020 Morgan Daniels

Books

There would have been no Corbynism without Corbyn: a review of This Land

There would have been no Corbynism without Corbyn: a review of This Land

While This Land offers an insight into Corbyn's leadership, Owen Jones draws the wrong lessons to be learned, argues Shabbir Lakha

October 15, 2020 Shabbir Lakha

First They Took Rome: How the Populist Right Conquered Italy - book review

First They Took Rome: How the Populist Right Conquered Italy - book review

David Broder’s account of how Italy was captured by the racist right shows the general danger of social-democratic parties collapsing into neoliberalism, argues...

October 8, 2020 Chris Bambery

Shakespeare in a Divided America - book review

Shakespeare in a Divided America - book review

Shapiro’s writing on Shakespeare remains fascinating and insightful, but Julius Caesar in the age of Trump reveals the weaknesses of a liberal perspective, argu...

October 1, 2020 Dominic Alexander