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The Twilight of Unionism: The Crisis of Ulster Unionism and the Future of Northern Ireland - book review

The Twilight of Unionism: The Crisis of Ulster Unionism and the Future of Northern Ireland - book review

Book Reviews December 8, 2022

Geoff Bell’s The Twilight of Unionism shows how the basis for Unionist politics has declined remorselessly since the 1960s, finds Chris Bambery ...

Biden’s strike-breaking attack on rail workers

Biden’s strike-breaking attack on rail workers

Opinion December 8, 2022

John Clarke argues the imposition of a contract on railroad workers to block a national rail strike results from a failed strategy of collaboration with employe...

Ten reasons why it’s not the rail workers who are the grinches this Christmas

Ten reasons why it’s not the rail workers who are the grinches this Christmas

Opinion December 7, 2022

The rail unions are going on strike this Christmas, but Lindsey German argues that this is the government's fault, not the workers'

Royal racism row: the tip of the iceberg - weekly briefing

Royal racism row: the tip of the iceberg - weekly briefing

Opinion December 4, 2022

Lindsey German on social division, the ruling class and why anti-oppressive advances need protecting

The secret ambulance driver: ‘this strike isn’t just about pay, it’s about saving our NHS’

The secret ambulance driver: ‘this strike isn’t just about pay, it’s about saving our NHS’

Opinion December 3, 2022

A London ambulance worker tells Counterfire about why colleagues are striking before Xmas

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

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The secret nurse: Profiteers have hijacked our NHS and we want it back!

The secret nurse: Profiteers have hijacked our NHS and we want it back!

A nurse speaks to Counterfire about the state of the NHS and the historic strikes set for 15 and 20 December for a 5% pay rise above RPI

December 8, 2022 Counterfire

War and peace: Ukraine between guns and diplomacy

War and peace: Ukraine between guns and diplomacy

Megaphone diplomacy is not enough, we need to push for peace, argues Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

December 7, 2022 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Resistmas: December national strike dates

Resistmas: December national strike dates

The strike wave is spreading this December, get down to your nearest picket lines and show your support

December 7, 2022 Counterfire

Oh Lord: Starmer’s an abolitionist!

Oh Lord: Starmer’s an abolitionist!

Labour’s proposal to abolish the House of Lords is a damp squib that falls short of the democratic changes we need, argues John Westmoreland

December 6, 2022 John Westmoreland

Workers (dis)united: thoughts on the recent strikes in Glasgow

Workers (dis)united: thoughts on the recent strikes in Glasgow

We need better coordination, argues Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

December 5, 2022 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Farha: destruction of a dream - review

Farha: destruction of a dream - review

Controversy has raged this week over a new movie showing on Netflix. Michael Lavalette urges you to watch it

December 5, 2022 Michael Lavalette

Hope amid decay: Boys from the Blackstuff then and now

Hope amid decay: Boys from the Blackstuff then and now

Forty years on, the landmark Liverpool drama remains as relevant as ever, argues Sean Coote

December 3, 2022 Sean Coote

Norfolk: Hospital and Tories past their sell by date

Norfolk: Hospital and Tories past their sell by date

Local community campaigners in Norfolk confront both former prime minister Liz Truss and the current Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barcla...

December 3, 2022 Jacqueline Mulhallen

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

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

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

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

December 1, 2022 Lindsey German

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