The virus makes you ill but it’s the government that kills you

The Rhyming Guide to Covid-19 Counterfire Daily  More...

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By admin On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Striking for our lives: international industrial action during Coronavirus

While capitalism allows callous employers to prioritise profits over people in the face of the coronavirus crisis, workers and trade unions have been fighting back on an international scale, argues Alyssa Cassata Counterfire More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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The deadly Tory game of catch-up – CounterBriefing 31 March

The government are full of praise for citizens and health staff but their actions show them up, argues Shabbir Lakha Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Working people shouldn’t be penalised for staying at home

From sick pay you can’t live on to bad credit scores, the government is pushing working people further into financial difficulty, writes Laura Smith Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Staff and workers still remain exposed – CounterBriefing 30 March

The attempt to look competent by providing regular updates the government is just trying to hide its inadequacies, says David McAllister Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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EP Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class: books that made me a socialist

A classic work of social history chosen by Dominic Alexander Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Straight talking honest politics – As It Happened book extract

Counterfire Books have published an anthology of Lindsey German’s acclaimed briefing reports. Here we present an extract from the book’s introduction as a contribution to a wider debate on post-Corbynism.  Counterfire More...

By admin On Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Test, test, test: the politics of coronavirus in microcosm

A crisis is always an opportunity for the right; our side has to start setting the terms of its own agenda, writes Kevin Potter  Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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The government is prioritising protecting profits – CounterBriefing 28 March

The government should be reorienting production to the urgent needs during this crisis, but instead they’re interested in saving profits, argues Penny Hicks Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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The Politics of Pandemics in Fiction: Page and Screen

Counterfire authors explore what we can learn about our current crisis from crises in fiction Counterfire Daily  More...