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CWU: Post Office workers keep the fight alive with more strikes - News from the Frontline

CWU: Post Office workers keep the fight alive with more strikes - News from the Frontline

Latest News December 2, 2022

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

War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict - book review

War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict - book review

Book Reviews December 1, 2022

War in Ukraine offers a clear-sighted analysis of the conflict and the necessary response by the anti-war movement, argues Lindsey German

The strikes: How we fight and how we win

The strikes: How we fight and how we win

Analysis December 1, 2022

Unjum Mirza analyses the current situation with industrial action, and offers a strategy for a class-wide victory

Sunak’s ill wind

Sunak’s ill wind

Analysis November 30, 2022

A Tory split over onshore wind threatens to blow Sunak off course, says John Westmoreland

Civil War in France: Marx and the Commune - video

Civil War in France: Marx and the Commune - video

Video November 29, 2022

Katherine Connelly gives a brief history of the Paris Commune, its impact on Karl Marx and the lessons we can take from Marx's pamphlet Civil War in France at C...

This is an attack on our class: we must escalate to win – weekly briefing

This is an attack on our class: we must escalate to win – weekly briefing

Opinion November 27, 2022

Lindsey German on strikes and strategy

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Birkbeck rallies against 140 potential redundancies

Birkbeck rallies against 140 potential redundancies

Alistair Cartwright speaks to strikers and supporters at Birkbeck about the campaign to stop redundancies and the national UCU strike action they are part of ...

December 2, 2022 Alistair Cartwright

Protest and dissent race through China

Protest and dissent race through China

Workers’ protests in China have ballooned into potentially serious, nationwide political demonstrations, argues Terina Hine

December 1, 2022 Terina Hine

Do Jews count?

Do Jews count?

David Baddiel’s Channel 4 film focusing on antisemitism and the progressive left promotes a hierarchy of racism that only benefits the right argues Leah Levane ...

November 27, 2022 Leah Levane

Royal Mail: best and final offer met with no confidence in CEO - News from the Frontline

Royal Mail: best and final offer met with no confidence in CEO - News from the Frontline

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

November 25, 2022 Counterfire

Austerity, abandonment and assisted dying in Canada

Austerity, abandonment and assisted dying in Canada

The right to ‘die with dignity’ is warped by austerity and social exclusion, argues John Clarke

November 25, 2022 John Clarke

A People’s History of Catalonia - book review

A People’s History of Catalonia - book review

Michael Eaude’s A People’s History of Catalonia brilliantly tells the story of an oppressed people’s struggle through the centuries, finds Chris Bambery ...

November 24, 2022 Chris Bambery

University strike: the rising has begun

University strike: the rising has begun

Up and down the country, higher education has seen the first day of major industrial action by staff. Counterfire takes the pulse of the dispute

November 24, 2022 Counterfire

The end of the 'Neverendum' is coming

The end of the 'Neverendum' is coming

The SNP leadership’s phony independence campaign is entering its final stages after the Supreme Court decision. We need rigorous honesty about what went wrong a...

November 23, 2022 David Jamieson

Theory

Marxism and Class part six: the working class and revolution

Marxism and Class part six: the working class and revolution

In the final part of his series, Chris Nineham applies some of the lessons of the twentieth century to our current predicament

October 30, 2022 Chris Nineham

Marxism and Class part five: Southern storms – class in the developing world

Marxism and Class part five: Southern storms – class in the developing world

In the fifth part of the series on class, Chris Nineham demonstrates the centrality of working-class struggle in the Global South

October 22, 2022 Chris Nineham

Marxism and Class part four: Capitalism and class consciousness

Marxism and Class part four: Capitalism and class consciousness

In the fourth part of the series on class, Chris Nineham explains how a revolutionary class consciousness can be developed

October 15, 2022 Chris Nineham

Marxism and Class part three: Class analysis or identity politics?

Marxism and Class part three: Class analysis or identity politics?

In the third part of the series on class, Chris Nineham explains why a class analysis is needed to understand and fight oppression

October 7, 2022 Chris Nineham

Marxism and Class part two: Whatever happened to the western working class?

Marxism and Class part two: Whatever happened to the western working class?

In the second in the series on class, Chris Nineham shows that the working class is as central as ever to capitalism here and across the world

September 30, 2022 Chris Nineham

Books

A People’s History of Catalonia - book review

A People’s History of Catalonia - book review

Michael Eaude’s A People’s History of Catalonia brilliantly tells the story of an oppressed people’s struggle through the centuries, finds Chris Bambery ...

November 24, 2022 Chris Bambery

Radek: A Novel - book review

Radek: A Novel - book review

Stefan Heym’s classic novel tells a fascinating story of the Russian revolution through the Bolshevik Karl Radek, finds John Westmoreland

November 17, 2022 John Westmoreland

Future on Fire: Capitalism and the Politics of Climate Change - book review

Future on Fire: Capitalism and the Politics of Climate Change - book review

Future on Fire offers a compelling argument that only mass movements can bring about a solution to the climate crisis, finds John Clarke

November 10, 2022 John Clarke