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Reactions to Budget 2017: resisting Foodbank Britain

Despite heavy opposition and protests, Philip Hammond's budget continues with austerity. A short round up from Counterfire of some of the reactions.   [ continue reading...]

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Autumn Budget: the misery continues

Another budget, more austerity, argues Steph Pike. This time dressed up with a Christmas bow to keep the Tory dissenters quiet. This is what we expect   [ continue reading...]

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Trump: one year of waking hell

Donald Trump was elected just over a year ago. In that time, he has wreaked havoc   [ continue reading...]

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A Scrooge Christmas on the cards - weekly briefing

Now is the time to turn the tables on the Victorian values embedded in our society, argues Lindsey German     [ continue reading...]

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The truth about the Football Lads Alliance

The demonstrations of the organisation are dominated by Islamophobia and far-right extremism   [ continue reading...]

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Istvan Meszaros and Marx's theory of alienation

The late Hungarian philosopher explained how alienation can only be overcome by collective action which challenges capitalist relations of production   [ continue reading...]

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Barcelona: football against fascism

Barcelona has a long tradition of opposing fascism   [ continue reading...]

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Scottish Labour ditches the right

Richard Leonard's Scottish Labour must embrace Corbynism and take the fight to the Tories   [ continue reading...]

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Not fit to govern

We can't just wait for the government to implode. An insurgent Labour leadership at the head of the labour movement can bring real change now   [ continue reading...]

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The student fightback against cuts is just beginning

Those who claim protesting doesn't work don't understand what protest is for. We are building a movement for change, argues Clare Solomon   [ continue reading...]

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Zimbabwe: Change to keep things the same

The coup against Robert Mugabe is about maintaining control   [ continue reading...]

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A Moment of Disbelief: Poems on War, Terrorism, and Refugees - book review

William Alderson’s poems in A Moment of Disbelief and May Days unite politics and feeling in a brilliant reclaiming of a fine poetic tradition, finds Domi...   [ continue reading...]

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On Marx’s account of the commodity

Understanding Marx's Capital requires a clear grasp of his analysis of the commodity, writes Matthew McManus   [ continue reading...]

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Catalonia: resistance lights the path to victory

Saturday’s stunning demonstration was the largest since the referendum, and mass disobedience and community organising lay behind it   [ continue reading...]

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Not fit to govern - Counterfire freesheet November/December 2017

Tory crisis, Catalonia, Universal credit, foreign policy, and more. Counterfire freesheet, November/December 2017   [ continue reading...]

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How and why I write

The Trumpet of Sedition blog has been running a series of articles by historians on 'How I Write'. John Rees contributes   [ continue reading...]

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Derek Robinson (1927 - 2017): Birmingham steel

"Red Robbo", a trade unionist's trade unionist is remembered by Richard Allday   [ continue reading...]

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Taking sides in the next major Middle East war - weekly briefing

Anti-war activists are at the ready as imperial rumblings indicate a new phase for the region, writes Lindsey German   [ continue reading...]

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How the establishment lost control: Chris Nineham and Brian Eno - video

In conversation with Brian Eno, Chris Nineham launched his book How the Establishment Lost Control. Video by Paul Merron.   [ continue reading...]

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Friends of Israel: influencing British politics

The coverage of the Priti Patel affair has been largely focused on the breach of the Ministerial code, but it goes deeper than that argues Shabbir Lakha   [ continue reading...]

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