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Caledonian Sleeper: strikers and passengers wide awake to Serco lies - News from the Frontline

Caledonian Sleeper: strikers and passengers wide awake to Serco lies - News from the Frontline

Latest News June 18, 2021

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

Unite election: a welcome step towards unity

Unite election: a welcome step towards unity

Latest News June 18, 2021

Howard Beckett's withdrawal brings the left one step closer to a united candidate, essential to win the election in Unite.

Israel’s new far right leader will double down on apartheid and racism - CounterBlast

Israel’s new far right leader will double down on apartheid and racism - CounterBlast

Opinion June 18, 2021

Israel’s incoming prime minister Naftali Bennett makes clear that the extreme oppression of the Palestinians has always been deeper than Netanyahu, writes Sean ...

The Ratline and The Good Germans - book review

The Ratline and The Good Germans - book review

Book Reviews June 17, 2021

Lindsey German reviews two case studies of the Nazi period, which, from above and from below, reveal the class nature of the regime and the resistance to it ...

Counting the cost of Coyne

Counting the cost of Coyne

Analysis June 15, 2021

Don’t underestimate what would change in the labour movement if Gerard Coyne led Unite the Union, warns John Rees

Trans rights, women’s rights and open debate – weekly briefing

Trans rights, women’s rights and open debate – weekly briefing

Opinion June 13, 2021

Lindsey German on how the left should confront oppression   

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Chesham and Amersham: Cracks in the blue wall, curtains for Starmer?

Chesham and Amersham: Cracks in the blue wall, curtains for Starmer?

Labour’s dreadful showing in the Chesham and Amersham by-election deepens a crisis for Labour to which Starmer has no answer, argues Terina Hine

June 19, 2021 Terina Hine

Mahmoud Darwish: Poet of the Palestinian Resistance - video

Mahmoud Darwish: Poet of the Palestinian Resistance - video

Michael Lavalette launches his new book Palestinian Cultures of Resistance with a discussion about the life, politics and poetry of Mahmoud Darwish ...

June 17, 2021 Michael Lavalette

The news that’s not fit to print

The news that’s not fit to print

Andrew Neil's new news channel funded by big money and bigots is an attempt to push the already right wing UK media further to the right, writes Des Freedm...

June 16, 2021 Des Freedman

Osime Brown victory: protests push back Priti Patel’s racist deportation

Osime Brown victory: protests push back Priti Patel’s racist deportation

The success of protests and petitions in stopping Osime Brown’s deportation shows how the movement can challenge this racist government, writes Lucy Nichols ...

June 16, 2021 Lucy Nichols

A promising fight back against fascism in France

A promising fight back against fascism in France

With Marine Le Pen set to do well in next year’s elections, the mobilisation of anti-fascists is an important step in pushing her back, argues John Mullen ...

June 16, 2021 John Mullen

The predictable and preventable failure of 'Freedom Day' - CounterBlast

The predictable and preventable failure of 'Freedom Day' - CounterBlast

The government's inaction is responsible for the delay in lifting lockdown restrictions which could have been prevented, argues Terina Hine

June 15, 2021 Terina Hine

The crisis isn't going away and the G7 have no solutions

The crisis isn't going away and the G7 have no solutions

The G7 fantasy of returning to the pre-pandemic 'normal' isn't going to solve the economic crisis or the breakdown of the climate, argues Michael Robe...

June 15, 2021 Michael Roberts

Grenfell four years on: the fight for justice continues

Grenfell four years on: the fight for justice continues

Grenfell tower remains a haunting symbol of how little working class lives matter to this corrupt Tory government, writes Mona Kamal

June 14, 2021 Mona Kamal

Theory

Tony Cliff: Roots of Israel’s violence

Tony Cliff: Roots of Israel’s violence

We repost Tony Cliff's 1982 article on Zionism and the foundations of the state of Israel, introduced by Alex Snowdon

June 6, 2021 Tony Cliff, Introduction by Alex Snowdon

Why does the Labour Party fail? - explainer

Why does the Labour Party fail? - explainer

Alex Snowdon dissects the root of Labour's failures as a party that's meant to represent working people

October 27, 2020 Alex Snowdon

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

Books

32 Counties: The Failure of Partition and the Case for a United Ireland - book review

32 Counties: The Failure of Partition and the Case for a United Ireland - book review

In 32 Counties, Kieran Allen shows that Irish unity is back on the agenda, if an anti-sectarian socialist politics can transform south and north, finds Chris Ba...

June 10, 2021 Chris Bambery

The Railway: An Adventure in Construction - book review

The Railway: An Adventure in Construction - book review

The post-war experiences of the young E.P. Thompson working on a railway in Tito’s Yugoslavia cannot be taken at face value, finds Dragan Plavšić

June 3, 2021 Dragan Plavšić

Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations - book review

Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations - book review

Prashad’s Washington Bullets details the global economic and military interventions of the US, showing why anti-imperialist movements are vital, argues Jamal El...

May 27, 2021 Jamal Elaheebocus