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No confidence in May, and no confidence in this failing government: a general election is the only option

No confidence in May, and no confidence in this failing government: a general election is the only option

Analysis January 16, 2019

This government is sustained by class hatred alone.  But they are weak and we must keep up the pressure for a general election

Rosa Luxemburg was a revolutionary socialist

Rosa Luxemburg was a revolutionary socialist

Opinion January 14, 2019

Written in 1983, Lindsey German's introduction to Tony Cliff's book on Rosa Luxemburg gives a brief snapshot of her revolutionary life and ideas...

The travesty that is Theresa May’s government has to end – weekly briefing

The travesty that is Theresa May’s government has to end – weekly briefing

Opinion January 14, 2019

As Tory rule hits an unprecedented crisis, the left must keep its eyes on the prize: the boldest and strongest of Corbyn victories, argues Lindsey German ...

As the UK economy stalls, it's not Brexit we should blame

As the UK economy stalls, it's not Brexit we should blame

Analysis January 13, 2019

Slowing productivity and neoliberal attacks on the public sector are prime causes for industrial slump and a debt crunch - not Brexit uncertainty...

Contemporary Trotskyism - book review

Contemporary Trotskyism - book review

Book Reviews January 10, 2019

A valuable study of the Trotskyist tradition in Britain misses the importance of strategy in revolutionary organisation, argues Alex Snowdon

Labour members back Corbyn – what the polls actually tell us

Labour members back Corbyn – what the polls actually tell us

Analysis January 9, 2019

Polls don't always tell the truth, but their current interpretation in the media is deliberately hiding it, argues Shabbir Lakha

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US Shutdown: Trump’s racism hits the wall

US Shutdown: Trump’s racism hits the wall

As the shutdown becomes the longest in US history, Sean Ledwith reports on the consequences of Trump's racist antics

January 18, 2019 Sean Ledwith

Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht and the 100 year revolution

Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht and the 100 year revolution

One hundred years on from the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, their revolution still breathes, writes Evan Sedgwick-Jell

January 18, 2019 Evan Sedgwick-Jell

The meaning of the Yellow Vests

The meaning of the Yellow Vests

Out on the streets of France, hard-hit working people are furiously repudiating austerity, sham democracy, and the neoliberal programme of President Emmanuel Ma...

January 17, 2019 Susan Ram

For a left populism - book review

For a left populism - book review

Mouffe’s elaboration of a left populist strategy contains some useful insights but ultimately rests on the centrist ideology that it appears to criticise, argue...

January 17, 2019 Josh Newman

Theory

Media and the infrastructure of radical movements

Media and the infrastructure of radical movements

Our movements need media that inspire mass participation, amplifying analysis to reach new audiences turning to the left, writes Des Freedman

September 17, 2018 Des Freedman

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Engels’ popular pamphlet offers one of the best concise accounts of capitalist development and an accessible introduction to Marx's revolutionar...

June 20, 2018 John Rees

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

In the final part of our series, Dominic Alexander looks at how working class advancement means moving beyond the confines of reformism

May 18, 2018 Dominic Alexander

Books

For a left populism - book review

For a left populism - book review

Mouffe’s elaboration of a left populist strategy contains some useful insights but ultimately rests on the centrist ideology that it appears to criticise, argue...

January 17, 2019 Josh Newman

Miseducating for the Global Economy - book review

Miseducating for the Global Economy - book review

Miseducating for the Global Economy exposes the neoliberal push to package education for the sake of corporate rather than social interests, finds Phil Armst...

January 3, 2019 Phil Armstrong

Counterfire's books of the year - part two

Counterfire's books of the year - part two

The second instalment of the books that have inspired leading activists on the left over the last twelve months

December 21, 2018 Counterfire