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Falling Down: The Conservative Party and the Decline of Tory Britain - book review

Falling Down: The Conservative Party and the Decline of Tory Britain - book review

Book Reviews October 21, 2021

Falling Down shows that despite its historical dominance, the Tory Party faces long-term decline and clashing interests inside its ranks, finds Chris Bambery ...

The trouble with terrorism – weekly briefing

The trouble with terrorism – weekly briefing

Opinion October 17, 2021

Lindsey German on the assassination of David Amess and recent US strikes

The morality of Squid Game - review

The morality of Squid Game - review

Film Review October 15, 2021

The brutal Squid Game is a huge hit. Lucy Nichols argues this is because people recognise the brutality in their everyday lives

Stagecoach in Scotland: next stop, strike action - News from the Frontline

Stagecoach in Scotland: next stop, strike action - News from the Frontline

Latest News October 15, 2021

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

Turning insult into injury: Starmer and the endless war on the left

Turning insult into injury: Starmer and the endless war on the left

Opinion October 12, 2021

The Labour leadership’s latest attack on the left shows why we must turn to the extra-parliamentary movements to fight the Tories, argues Terina Hine ...

Academic freedom is under attack

Academic freedom is under attack

Opinion October 11, 2021

Trade unionists should defend workers against management attack, and defend academic freedom in universities, argues Mike Wayne

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Making saving life a crime: the brutality of the Nationality and Borders Bill

Making saving life a crime: the brutality of the Nationality and Borders Bill

Hundreds protested against the latest assault on the rights of refugees on Wednesday. Peter Bird was there

October 21, 2021 Peter Bird

The billionaires and the race to the bottom: why Sage care workers are fighting on

The billionaires and the race to the bottom: why Sage care workers are fighting on

The fight for fair pay at the Sage Nursing Home in North London continues. Cici Washburn reports from the picket line

October 21, 2021 Cici Washburn

‘Striketober’: the new militancy sweeping the US

‘Striketober’: the new militancy sweeping the US

The United States is seeing a surge in strike activity, and worker dissatisfaction, but this needs to lead to a new wave of unionisation, argues John McGrath ...

October 20, 2021 John McGrath

Boris Johnson's climate fallacy

Boris Johnson's climate fallacy

Johnson’s carbon-reduction plans are grossly inadequate, and his inept diplomacy is on display during a vital moment in the climate crisis, argues John Westmore...

October 20, 2021 John Westmoreland

Déjà vu: more Tory failure as Covid cases soar - CounterBlast

Déjà vu: more Tory failure as Covid cases soar - CounterBlast

The government has once again allowed Covid to run rampant with their criminal inaction, argues Terina Hine

October 19, 2021 Terina Hine

Welfare that makes you ill: the cruelty of the DWP

Welfare that makes you ill: the cruelty of the DWP

Lucette Davies condemns the cruelty and inhumanity of Tory welfare policies, and argues that activism can make the difference that will force change ...

October 19, 2021 Lucette Davies

Antigone: a shining example of disability-inclusive arts and thought-provoking theatre - review

Antigone: a shining example of disability-inclusive arts and thought-provoking theatre - review

Helen Rutherford-Gregory admires an inventive and inclusive rendition of Antigone, which creatively draws out the play’s modern relevance

October 19, 2021 Helen Rutherford-Gregory

Colin Powell: death of the Iraq War salesman

Colin Powell: death of the Iraq War salesman

Colin Powell predicted that his 2003 United Nations speech making the case for war with Iraq would dominate his obituaries. And so it should.

October 18, 2021 Terina Hine

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

Dissenting POWs: From Vietnam’s Hoa Lo Prison to America Today - book review

Dissenting POWs: From Vietnam’s Hoa Lo Prison to America Today - book review

Dissenting POWs charts the record of US prisoners in Vietnam who opposed that imperialist war, in a vital contribution to the anti-war movement in the present, ...

October 14, 2021 John Clarke

1933: Warnings From History - book review

1933: Warnings From History - book review

1933: Warnings From History republishes an important contemporary analysis of how the powerful German working-class movement was defeated by Nazism, finds Chris...

October 7, 2021 Chris Bambery

The Robbery of Nature. Capitalism and the Ecological Rift - book review

The Robbery of Nature. Capitalism and the Ecological Rift - book review

The Robbery of Nature raises important questions about means and strategy for solving the ecological crisis, and the role of work in society, argues Elaine Grah...

September 30, 2021 Elaine Graham-Leigh