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Rebellion in the air – weekly briefing

Rebellion in the air – weekly briefing

Opinion October 14, 2019

Lindsey German on XR, strikes, Brexit vacillation and Turkey’s latest assault on the Kurds

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee - book review

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee - book review

Book Reviews October 10, 2019

An American socialist’s memoir of his life in East Germany overturns many standard assumptions about the contrasts of West and East, finds Dominic Alexander ...

Why join Counterfire?

Why join Counterfire?

Opinion October 9, 2019

We need a bigger, stronger extra-parliamentary left.

Trump betrays the Kurds: never trust the imperialists

Trump betrays the Kurds: never trust the imperialists

Opinion October 9, 2019

US and British imperialism will never be an ally for the liberation of people anywhere, writes Shabbir Lakha as Erdogan begins bombing northern Syria ...

Postal workers stand up to management attacks - Interview with CWU’s Andy Hopping

Postal workers stand up to management attacks - Interview with CWU’s Andy Hopping

Opinion October 8, 2019

Andy Hopping from the Postal Executive Council of the CWU spoke to Counterfire’s commissioning editor Katherine Connelly, about what’s at stake in the dispute a...

Boris Johnson is weak: Labour must not give him a Brexit lifeline

Boris Johnson is weak: Labour must not give him a Brexit lifeline

Analysis September 21, 2019

Labour must take full advantage of Johnson's weakness, argues Chris Nineham

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Bosses put the screws on the newly elected Portuguese government to avoid changes to employment laws

Bosses put the screws on the newly elected Portuguese government to avoid changes to employment laws

At the meeting between the PS [Socialist Party] leader and the president of the CIP, the employer confederation argued that the next government should be suppor...

October 14, 2019 Esquerda.net

Ecuador: the people demand change

Ecuador: the people demand change

Ecuador says no to neoliberalism and austerity. Jonathan Maunders suggests why

October 14, 2019 Jonathan Maunders

Civil liberties in Spain? The clampdown against the Catalan independence movement

Civil liberties in Spain? The clampdown against the Catalan independence movement

The sentences handed out to the Catalan leaders shows the lengths the Spanish state will go to to maintain its control of Catalonia, argues Chris Bambery ...

October 14, 2019 Chris Bambery

Stop Turkey's mass murder of Kurds say protesters in London

Stop Turkey's mass murder of Kurds say protesters in London

Tens of thousands of protesters demanded an end to the barbaric attacks on the Kurdish people by the Turkish army, reports Shabbir Lakha

October 13, 2019 Shabbir Lakha

With friends like this: John McDonnell’s flirtation with the right is damaging and inexcusable

With friends like this: John McDonnell’s flirtation with the right is damaging and inexcusable

Alastair Campbell and the Gentlemen’s Quarterly should be treated like enemies, argues Alex Snowdon 

October 12, 2019 Alex Snowdon

What’s changing in Scotland?

What’s changing in Scotland?

Chris Bambery analyses the growing mass movement for Scottish independence and its prospects for success

October 11, 2019 Chris Bambery

Theory

What did Engels say about revolution?

What did Engels say about revolution?

Engels was a revolutionary democrat and a revolutionary realist, argues Dragan Plavšić

July 26, 2019 Dragan Plavšić

Media and the infrastructure of radical movements

Media and the infrastructure of radical movements

Our movements need media that inspire mass participation, amplifying analysis to reach new audiences turning to the left, writes Des Freedman

September 17, 2018 Des Freedman

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Engels’ popular pamphlet offers one of the best concise accounts of capitalist development and an accessible introduction to Marx's revolutionar...

June 20, 2018 John Rees

Books

Class, Party, Revolution: A Socialist Register Reader - book review

Class, Party, Revolution: A Socialist Register Reader - book review

A collection of classic Socialist Register articles raise vital questions about Marx, Lenin, Gramsci and revolutionary organisation, argues Alex Snowdon ...

October 3, 2019 Alex Snowdon

Stalingrad - book review

Stalingrad - book review

Vasily Grossman’s novel Stalingrad offers vivid insight into the heroic fight of Russian people at the decisive turning point...

September 26, 2019 Lindsey German

The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet - book review

The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet - book review

Biofuels turn out not to be a sustainable replacement for fossil-fuels, but just another way for agribusiness to maintain profits, finds Elaine Graham-Leigh ...

September 19, 2019 Elaine Graham-Leigh