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PCS President Fran Heathcote calls for united resistance to stop 91,000 civil service job cuts

PCS President Fran Heathcote calls for united resistance to stop 91,000 civil service job cuts

Opinion May 17, 2022

We won’t accept more cuts, says Fran Heathcote, National President of the Public and Communication Services Union, and calls on the whole trade union movement t...

The start of a war and the end of an era: How the invasion of Ukraine is changing the world

The start of a war and the end of an era: How the invasion of Ukraine is changing the world

Analysis May 17, 2022

Chris Nineham analyses the causes and consequences of the war in Ukraine and tectonic shifts in global power politics

Apartheid under pressure – weekly briefing

Apartheid under pressure – weekly briefing

Opinion May 15, 2022

Alex Snowdon on Palestine, economics and education  

Lindsey German statement at Spycops Inquiry

Lindsey German statement at Spycops Inquiry

Opinion May 15, 2022

The witness statement of Lindsey German, a core participant in the Undercover Policing Inquiry, on how the police infiltrated and spied on left organisations ...

Asda: fuming retail workers prepare to strike - News from the Frontline

Asda: fuming retail workers prepare to strike - News from the Frontline

Latest News May 13, 2022

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

White Malice. The CIA and the Neocolonisation of Africa - book review

White Malice. The CIA and the Neocolonisation of Africa - book review

Book Reviews May 12, 2022

In White Malice, Susan Williams’s careful research reveals the history of the CIA’s damaging interventions in newly independent African nations, finds Elaine Gr...

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Wee little children: The DUP and Boris Johnson’s tantrums in Northern Ireland

Wee little children: The DUP and Boris Johnson’s tantrums in Northern Ireland

Following Sinn Féin becoming the largest party in Northern Ireland, the DUP and the Tories are undermining the Good Friday Agreement with cynical games, wri...

May 18, 2022 Chris Bambery

The Tory horsemen of the inflation apocalypse

The Tory horsemen of the inflation apocalypse

Work harder and longer, get a better job or learn to cook. This is the empty advice of the people in charge of the policies driving people into poverty, writes ...

May 18, 2022 Terina Hine

'We need to be more radical and war forces us to be': Interview with a Russian anti-war activist

'We need to be more radical and war forces us to be': Interview with a Russian anti-war activist

Dragan Plavšić speaks to Russian socialist and anti-war activist Alexei Sakhnin about the war in Ukraine and the opposition to it in Russia

May 18, 2022 Dragan Plavšić

Royalty, republicanism and the ruling class: Why we booed Prince William

Royalty, republicanism and the ruling class: Why we booed Prince William

Peter Dwyer explains why he and other Liverpool FC fans booed the monarchy at the FA Cup final in Wembley

May 17, 2022 Peter Dwyer

Workers’ uprising topples Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister

Workers’ uprising topples Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister

A cosmetic change of leadership will do nothing to address the deep-rooted crisis on the South Asian island, writes Sean Ledwith

May 16, 2022 Sean Ledwith

‘Let them go’: Dalston stands up to police immigration raid

‘Let them go’: Dalston stands up to police immigration raid

Tassia Kobylinska, a resident of Hackney, describes how the scene on Saturday when the community quickly mobilised to resist a police immigration raid targeting...

May 16, 2022 Tassia Kobylinska

Lenin on imperialism - video

Lenin on imperialism - video

Shabbir Lakha discusses Lenin's theory on imperialism, its relation to capitalism and what that means for anti-imperialists today

May 16, 2022 Shabbir Lakha

'From London to Jenin, justice for Shireen': thousands march for Palestine

'From London to Jenin, justice for Shireen': thousands march for Palestine

Fatimah Ahmed reports on the national demonstration commemorating 74 years of Israel's ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people and in response to the killing...

May 15, 2022 Fatimah Ahmed

Theory

Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism: a short introduction

Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism: a short introduction

Ahead of Counterfire's discussion on Lenin on Imperialism, we repost Morgan Daniels' introduction to Lenin's 1917 pamphlet, Imperialism: The Highest S...

May 12, 2022 Morgan Daniels

Duncan Hallas: Socialism and war

Duncan Hallas: Socialism and war

This article originally written by the revolutionary Marxist Duncan Hallas to explain the position on war at the time of the Falklands/Malvinas war in 1982. It ...

March 17, 2022 Duncan Hallas

Alexandra Kollontai on International Women's Day

Alexandra Kollontai on International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, we republish Russian revolutionary Alexandra Kollontai's writing on the history and importance of the day

March 7, 2022 Alexandra Kollontai

Will racism always be with us? - explainer

Will racism always be with us? - explainer

Yonas Makoni explains the socialist perspective on where racism comes from and how we can eradicate it

January 28, 2022 Yonas Makoni

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

Books

Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes - book review

Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes - book review

Lindsey German welcomes Tariq Ali’s dismantling of the myth of the imperialist warmonger Churchill in Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes ...

May 5, 2022 Lindsey German

Arise: Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence - book review

Arise: Power, Strategy and Union Resurgence - book review

Jane Holgate’s Arise raises important questions about trade-union organising strategy, but rank-and-file activity and political context are key, argues Graham K...

April 28, 2022 Graham Kirkwood

The European Radical Left: Movements and Parties since the 1960s - book review

The European Radical Left: Movements and Parties since the 1960s - book review

Charalambous’s The European Radical Left provides a useful overview of the radical left in Europe since the 1960s, but more detailed analysis is still needed, a...

April 21, 2022 Chris Bambery