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The fight has just begun: Day 3 of #UCUstrike

The fight has just begun: Day 3 of #UCUstrike

Latest News December 3, 2021

Counterfire reports on the third day of UCU strikes from university picket lines around the country

Clarks victory: workers bring bosses to heel - News from the Frontline

Clarks victory: workers bring bosses to heel - News from the Frontline

Latest News December 3, 2021

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

Nothing to Lose but Our Chains: Work and Resistance in Twenty-First-Century Britain - book review

Nothing to Lose but Our Chains: Work and Resistance in Twenty-First-Century Britain - book review

Book Reviews December 2, 2021

Nothing to Lose but Our Chains is a historically informed and wide-ranging discussion of work and resistance in the present day, finds Lindsey German ...

A deck full of jokers: Starmer shuffles out the last of the left - CounterBlast

A deck full of jokers: Starmer shuffles out the last of the left - CounterBlast

Opinion November 30, 2021

Keir Starmer's latest lurch to the right has cemented Blairism at the helm of the Labour Party once again, writes Terina Hine

Johnson: who is that unmasked man? – weekly briefing

Johnson: who is that unmasked man? – weekly briefing

Opinion November 28, 2021

Lindsey German on our benighted prime minister, the politics of migration and university strikes

Fund the Fightback: Help us launch a brand-new website

Fund the Fightback: Help us launch a brand-new website

Video November 16, 2021

Counterfire is launching a new website. As the struggle grows, socialist organisation and analysis is crucial. Help fund the fightback. ...

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Building a coalition of resistance against the Tories

Building a coalition of resistance against the Tories

Anger, joy and even revolution were in the air, as Manchester People’s Assembly brought together a wide array of campaigns wanting to build the resistance, repo...

December 3, 2021 Martin Hall

Picket lines and picket signs: Day 2 of #UCUstrike

Picket lines and picket signs: Day 2 of #UCUstrike

Counterfire reports on the second day of UCU strikes from university picket lines around the country

December 2, 2021 Counterfire

Sun sets on relic of Empire in Barbados - Counterblast

Sun sets on relic of Empire in Barbados - Counterblast

Renewed republicanism in the West Indies should be another nail in the coffin of the British monarchy, writes Sean Ledwith

December 2, 2021 Sean Ledwith

Why we strike, how we win

Why we strike, how we win

Counterfire UCU members on the university strikes this week and the battle ahead

December 2, 2021 Counterfire UCU members

The other shoe dropped: Clarks strikers defeat fire-and-rehire

The other shoe dropped: Clarks strikers defeat fire-and-rehire

Warehouse workers employed by Clarks have won after striking for eight weeks to stop the company’s fire-and-rehire plans, reports Shabbir Lakha

December 2, 2021 Shabbir Lakha

'We're at breaking point': University strikes kick off across the country

'We're at breaking point': University strikes kick off across the country

Counterfire reports on the first day of UCU strikes from university picket lines around the country

December 1, 2021 Counterfire

'We're already strike-ready': London transport workers rally against planned TfL cuts

'We're already strike-ready': London transport workers rally against planned TfL cuts

TfL workers sent a clear message to the Tories and Sadiq Khan that they are prepared to fight against cuts and attacks on their pay and conditions, reports Cici...

December 1, 2021 Cici Washburn

Government guilty of gross negligence finds The People’s Covid Inquiry

Government guilty of gross negligence finds The People’s Covid Inquiry

The People's Covid Inquiry has released a scathing report which finds Boris Johnson's government responsible for tens of thousands of avoidable deaths, reports ...

December 1, 2021 Tom Griffiths

Theory

Can we avert climate chaos and meet people’s needs? - explainer

Can we avert climate chaos and meet people’s needs? - explainer

As Cop26 approaches, Feyzi Ismail explains why it looks unlikely to deliver and outlines a socialist approach to averting climate catastrophe  ...

October 26, 2021 Feyzi Ismail

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

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

Katherine Connelly looks at the continuing possibility of revolution for transforming society today

August 25, 2020 Katherine Connelly

Books

The Last Witches of England. A Tragedy of Sorcery and Superstition - book review

The Last Witches of England. A Tragedy of Sorcery and Superstition - book review

A study of the last witchcraft executions in England is very revealing about the roots of witch-panics in conflicts fuelled by capitalism and the state, argues ...

November 25, 2021 Elaine Graham-Leigh

The Making of the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985: A Memoir - book review

The Making of the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985: A Memoir - book review

A memoir by a senior civil servant on the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement opens a window on how the establishment rules, finds Chris Bambery

November 18, 2021 Chris Bambery

Philosophers with No Clothes: A Review of The War Against Marxism

Philosophers with No Clothes: A Review of The War Against Marxism

Tony McKenna’s new book is an important defence of Marxism, against thinkers who have confused and obscured its revolutionary core, argues Chris Nineham ...

November 11, 2021 Chris Nineham