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Breaking The Impasse: Electoral Politics, Mass Action, and the New Socialist Movement in the United States - book review

Breaking The Impasse: Electoral Politics, Mass Action, and the New Socialist Movement in the United States - book review

Book Reviews August 11, 2022

Kim Moody’s Breaking The Impasse offers an incisive analysis of what the US labour movement needs to do to bring radical change, finds John McGrath ...

The fight last time: Lessons of the 1926 General Strike

The fight last time: Lessons of the 1926 General Strike

Analysis August 8, 2022

A spectre is haunting our ruling class: the spectre of 1926, writes Sean Ledwith

China, Taiwan and Pelosi: the instability intensifies

China, Taiwan and Pelosi: the instability intensifies

Analysis August 8, 2022

Imperialist competition is threatening us with catastrophe, says Dragan Plavšić

Palestinians in Gaza are cannon fodder for Israeli political games

Palestinians in Gaza are cannon fodder for Israeli political games

Analysis August 7, 2022

The Israeli military has once again launched a barbaric aerial offensive on the besieged Gaza strip killing at least 43 Palestinians ahead of November's Is...

Wildcat walkouts: workers’ anger spreads beyond the unions - News from the Frontline

Wildcat walkouts: workers’ anger spreads beyond the unions - News from the Frontline

Latest News August 5, 2022

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

How to turn a strike wave into a tsunami

How to turn a strike wave into a tsunami

Analysis August 1, 2022

We need class logic - co-ordination, escalation and decisive action - to generalise the growing strike wave and take on the Tories, writes Unjum Mirza ...

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The government is missing while 35m people face cost of living catastrophe - CounterBlast

The government is missing while 35m people face cost of living catastrophe - CounterBlast

The zombie Tory government is sitting on its hands and the leadership contenders offer no solutions as energy companies rake in record profits at working people...

August 10, 2022 Terina Hine

The revolutionary tradition of the English working class

The revolutionary tradition of the English working class

This weekend the Yorkshire town of Halifax commemorates the great strike of 1842 organised by the Chartists. John Westmorland looks at this movement and its les...

August 10, 2022 John Westmoreland

Revolution in the Developing World: Trotsky's Marxism - video

Revolution in the Developing World: Trotsky's Marxism - video

Feyzi Ismail discusses Trotsky's ideas on revolution in countries on the periphery of the global capitalist system and takes on the stageist theory

August 10, 2022 Feyzi Ismail

The Italian political crisis and the threat of fascism

The Italian political crisis and the threat of fascism

Chris Bambery analyses the Italian political breakdown, the role of the EU and the dangers of an ascendant far right

August 8, 2022 Chris Bambery

Serbia, Kosovo and Ukraine: An open flame next to a powder keg

Serbia, Kosovo and Ukraine: An open flame next to a powder keg

Miloš Jakovljević explains that the changing context of war in Ukraine has drastically increased the stakes in every nationalist crapshoot in the Balkans, inclu...

August 7, 2022 Miloš Jakovljević

Sri Lanka: Uprising and reprisal – interview

Sri Lanka: Uprising and reprisal – interview

After months of mass protests, the people of Sri Lanka ousted the President. Shabbir Lakha spoke to London-based Sri Lankan activist Nirmala Rajasingam about th...

August 6, 2022 Shabbir Lakha

The false promise of basic income in Wales

The false promise of basic income in Wales

Basic income, despite its appeal, cuts against class struggle and lets capitalists off the hook, argues John Clarke

August 6, 2022 John Clarke

Post Rosa: Letters Against Barbarism - book review

Post Rosa: Letters Against Barbarism - book review

Post Rosa, a world-spanning collection of letter exchanges between socialists inspired by Rosa Luxemburg, demonstrates her continuing importance, finds Dominic ...

August 4, 2022 Dominic Alexander

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

Post Rosa: Letters Against Barbarism - book review

Post Rosa: Letters Against Barbarism - book review

Post Rosa, a world-spanning collection of letter exchanges between socialists inspired by Rosa Luxemburg, demonstrates her continuing importance, finds Dominic ...

August 4, 2022 Dominic Alexander

Reclaiming Economics for Future Generations - book review

Reclaiming Economics for Future Generations - book review

Reclaiming Economics illustrates the frustrations students of economics encounter and offers some thoughts of how to reclaim the subject for the 21st century, f...

July 28, 2022 Orlando Hill

The Case Against the Sexual Revolution. A New Guide to Sex in the 21st Century - book review

The Case Against the Sexual Revolution. A New Guide to Sex in the 21st Century - book review

Perry’s Case Against the Sexual Revolution raises important questions about women’s liberation, but is based on deeply flawed premises, argues Elaine Graham-Lei...

July 21, 2022 Elaine Graham-Leigh