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Another war? Don’t get fooled again – weekly briefing

Another war? Don’t get fooled again – weekly briefing

Opinion January 23, 2022

Lindsey German on the drums of war beating for Ukraine  

Why Class Matters - video

Why Class Matters - video

Video January 22, 2022

Lindsey German explains the concept of class and its centrality to Marxist thought

Cost of living crisis: We need a pay revolt! - News from the Frontline

Cost of living crisis: We need a pay revolt! - News from the Frontline

Latest News January 21, 2022

Counterfire’s weekly digest with the latest on strikes and workplace struggles

The idiocy of Sajid Javid's 'academy-style' NHS privatisation plan

The idiocy of Sajid Javid's 'academy-style' NHS privatisation plan

Opinion January 21, 2022

Private healthcare doesn't plug a gap in the NHS, it's the drain depleting the NHS's resources, writes Alia Butt

The Austrian Revolution - book review

The Austrian Revolution - book review

Book Reviews January 20, 2022

The history of the 1918 Austrian revolution by the social-democratic leader of the time, Otto Bauer, despite itself shows why the revolution was lost, argues Ch...

Ukraine and the threat of war

Ukraine and the threat of war

Opinion January 19, 2022

The powder keg that threatens to ignite over the situation in the Ukraine is, more than anything, a manifestation of the turn towards intensified global rivalry...

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UCU: The battle ahead in higher education

UCU: The battle ahead in higher education

Counterfire UCU members analyse the state of the struggle in higher education ahead of a second round of strike action

January 24, 2022 Counterfire UCU members

The anti-capitalist struggle against environmentally-destructive neoliberalism in Serbia

The anti-capitalist struggle against environmentally-destructive neoliberalism in Serbia

Vladimir Unkovski-Korica analyses the movement against the Rio Tinto mine in Serbia and the prospects for the left

January 24, 2022 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Afghanistan: A US-made humanitarian catastrophe

Afghanistan: A US-made humanitarian catastrophe

After twenty years of waging war on Afghanistan, the US has now created the world's worst humanitarian catstrophe with crippling sanctions, writes Jonathan Maun...

January 22, 2022 Jonathan Maunders

Solidarity is a verb: hundreds protest in London against Sheikh Jarrah evictions

Solidarity is a verb: hundreds protest in London against Sheikh Jarrah evictions

Londoners sent a strong message to Israel and its enablers in Downing Street that we will not stand by while it ethnically cleanses Palestinians, reports Shabbi...

January 22, 2022 Shabbir Lakha

Andy Warhol Looks A Scream - review

Andy Warhol Looks A Scream - review

The BBC's Andy Warhol's America paints a picture of an artist who latched on to an age of tumultuous events in America more by accident than design, writes Simo...

January 21, 2022 Simon Duckett

Tory logic: if the voters don't like you, stop them voting - CounterBlast

Tory logic: if the voters don't like you, stop them voting - CounterBlast

Boris Johnson plans to use Trump-style voter suppression as part of his desperate bid to cling to power, writes Sean Ledwith

January 20, 2022 Sean Ledwith

Austerity won’t save London’s environment: It’s time for a peoples’ transport policy

Austerity won’t save London’s environment: It’s time for a peoples’ transport policy

Sadiq Khan's "clean air charge" plan is a greenwashing ploy while implementing cuts to London's public transport, argues Kieran Crowe

January 20, 2022 Kieran Crowe

Workers unite! B&Q strikers and Scunthorpe scaffolders rally together

Workers unite! B&Q strikers and Scunthorpe scaffolders rally together

Actavo scaffolders due to resume their strike action next week showed their solidarity with B&Q Wincanton strikers at a rally this week, reports John Westmo...

January 19, 2022 John Westmoreland

Theory

Why is the labour theory of value so important? - explainer

Why is the labour theory of value so important? - explainer

Dominic Alexander explains the Marxist theory of where value comes from and why it's central to understanding how capitalism functions

January 17, 2022 Dominic Alexander

Why is housing so expensive? - explainer

Why is housing so expensive? - explainer

As house prices continue to rise amid a wider cost-of-living crisis, Reuben Bard-Rosenberg and Dominic Alexander explain how the housing crisis is rooted i...

January 3, 2022 Reuben Bard-Rosenberg and Dominic Alexander

Is capitalism in decline? - explainer

Is capitalism in decline? - explainer

Dominic Alexander examines the state of capitalism and the ever-deepening multi-faceted crises it finds itself in

December 27, 2021 Dominic Alexander

Why is there never enough money for the NHS? – explainer

Why is there never enough money for the NHS? – explainer

The NHS lurches from crisis to crisis. In this explainer, Alia Butt analyses why

December 6, 2021 Alia Butt

Can we avert climate chaos and meet people’s needs? - explainer

Can we avert climate chaos and meet people’s needs? - explainer

As Cop26 approaches, Feyzi Ismail explains why it looks unlikely to deliver and outlines a socialist approach to averting climate catastrophe  ...

October 26, 2021 Feyzi Ismail

Books

China 1949: Year of Revolution - book review

China 1949: Year of Revolution - book review

As China 1949 shows, the CCP victory of that year enabled the country’s rise to global power status, but it was not a workers’ revolution, argues Sean Ledwith ...

January 13, 2022 Sean Ledwith

Revolutionary Peacemaking: Writings for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence - book review

Revolutionary Peacemaking: Writings for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence - book review

Daniel Jakopovich’s Revolutionary Peacemaking is a fine collection of writings exploring how we can achieve a society of peace and social justice, finds Ellena ...

January 6, 2022 Ellena Plumb-Javed

Under the Socialist Banner: Resolutions of the Second International 1889-1912 - book review

Under the Socialist Banner: Resolutions of the Second International 1889-1912 - book review

The resolutions of the Second International are a revealing way of uncovering the contradictions in the pre-1914 workers’ movement, finds Chris Bambery ...

December 28, 2021 Chris Bambery