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The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet - book review

The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet - book review

Book Reviews September 19, 2019

Biofuels turn out not to be a sustainable replacement for fossil-fuels, but just another way for agribusiness to maintain profits, finds Elaine Graham-Leigh ...

Bolton’s gone but an oil war could be about to start - weekly briefing

Bolton’s gone but an oil war could be about to start - weekly briefing

Opinion September 16, 2019

Trump’s foreign policy shake-up, Tory tensions, Lib Dem fantasies and sexual assault statistics all considered by Lindsey German 

Labour can only expose Johnson if they represent a radical opposition

Labour can only expose Johnson if they represent a radical opposition

Opinion September 5, 2019

Labour needs to champion democracy to counter Boris Johnson and put forward a class-based approach to overthrow the government, argues Alex Snowdon

Don’t overestimate Boris Johnson…

Don’t overestimate Boris Johnson…

Analysis September 4, 2019

Working class voters will punish any Labour delay in taking down the Tories, argues John Rees

Resistance to the Tory coup should be about democracy, not Europe

Resistance to the Tory coup should be about democracy, not Europe

Analysis August 29, 2019

The left cannot fight Boris Johnson’s power grab if it appeals only to Remainers, argues Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

The biggest attack on democracy since before universal suffrage

The biggest attack on democracy since before universal suffrage

Analysis August 28, 2019

The hard right have seized government and are now launching an attack on democracy, we have to fight back, argues Chris Nineham

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There are no jobs on a dead planet: we want system change not climate change

There are no jobs on a dead planet: we want system change not climate change

The message from Newcastle is clear

September 20, 2019 Newcastle Counterfire

What’s been going on in the Supreme Court?

What’s been going on in the Supreme Court?

Dragan Plavšić looks at what lies behind the arguments

September 19, 2019 Dragan Plavšić

Israel's electoral stalemate shows Palestine is still the issue

Israel's electoral stalemate shows Palestine is still the issue

The divides in Israeli civil society are still rooted in the state’s dispossession of the Palestinians, writes Kevin Ovenden

September 19, 2019 Kevin Ovenden

Hong Kong: crucible of resistance

Hong Kong: crucible of resistance

As protesters continue to take to the streets en masse in Hong Kong, Sean Ledwith argues that the global labour movement must stand in solidarity

September 18, 2019 Sean Ledwith

Why we all have to support the climate strike

Why we all have to support the climate strike

On 20 September, it is essential that socialists and trade unionists support the climate strike, writes Richard Allday

September 18, 2019 Richard Allday

Stop Boris' Coup - Counterfire Freesheet September 2019

Stop Boris' Coup - Counterfire Freesheet September 2019

All out for 29 September: Protest the Tory Party Conference, Central Manchester. Plus social care crisis, William Blake: artist and radical, how we won democrac...

September 17, 2019 Counterfire

Theory

What did Engels say about revolution?

What did Engels say about revolution?

Engels was a revolutionary democrat and a revolutionary realist, argues Dragan Plavšić

July 26, 2019 Dragan Plavšić

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

Books

Sails and Winds: A Cultural History of Valencia - book review

Sails and Winds: A Cultural History of Valencia - book review

Michael Eaude’s history of Valencia reveals much about the Spanish state’s hard line against aspirations for independence or simply greater autonomy, argues Chr...

September 12, 2019 Chris Bambery

The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup - book review

The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup - book review

In The Long Honduran Night, Dana Frank gives a personal and detailed account of the resistance of Honduran people and the involvement of the US, finds Orlando H...

September 5, 2019 Orlando Hill

Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre - book review

Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre - book review

This graphic history of Peterloo is a poignant piece of people’s history told through stunning artwork and the voices of those who were there, finds Adam Tomes ...

August 29, 2019 Adam Tomes