Solidarity with British Gas strikers: their fight is our fight – News from the Frontline

Counterfire’s weekly digest rounding up the stories of working people getting organised and fighting back Counterfire Daily  More...

by admin | Published 6 hours ago
By admin On Friday, February 26th, 2021
0 Comments

‘Do not wreck this now’: UK govt scientist urges lockdown-weary Brits not to flout Covid rules amid ‘burning’ infection pockets

England’s deputy chief medical officer has urged people to adhere to the current lockdown restrictions and warned there’s been a slight uptick of Covid-19 case rates in some areas of the UK. Professor Jonathan More...

By admin On Friday, February 26th, 2021
0 Comments

Looking into Palantir: Activists want NHS to come clean about secretive deal with data-mining company

Under a deal negotiated in secret with the British government, shady data firm Palantir will continue to manage NHS data for two years. Activists calling for transparency have now brought the NHS to court. When More...

By admin On Friday, February 26th, 2021
0 Comments

Black & Asian communities trust family more than govt and media for Covid-19 vax information amid lagging BAME jab uptake in UK

New research commissioned by the British Red Cross has revealed that black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) are more likely to trust vaccine information given to them by their families than the government More...

By admin On Friday, February 26th, 2021
0 Comments

Covid cases fall across UK to last October’s levels, statistics office reports

Covid-19 levels have fallen across the UK to rates similar to mid-October 2020, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported Friday, with slightly more than 421,000 cases in the community for the week ending More...

By admin On Friday, February 26th, 2021
0 Comments

Until He Starts Talking About Rent Caps, Keir Starmer Isn’t Serious About Championing Business

Ahead of the 2005 general election, Virgin tycoon Richard Branson was asked on BBC Newsnight which of Britain’s two leading parties would be better for business. “Arguably, it doesn’t matter,” he replied. More...

By admin On Friday, February 26th, 2021
0 Comments

Our children need less neoliberal education, not more – CounterBlast

Williamson’s Covid catch-up plan will not address the real fault lines in our schooling system, says Sean Ledwith Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Thursday, February 25th, 2021
0 Comments

The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself – book review

Richard D. Wolff in The Sickness is the System exposes the flaws and failures in the capitalist economic system, and argues for workplace democracy, finds Phil Armstrong Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Thursday, February 25th, 2021
0 Comments

Review: ‘It’s a Sin’ – A haunting look at the AIDS crisis

Channel 4’s heart-wrenching series, ‘It’s a Sin’, has become its most-watched drama series ever. The drama follows a group of young gay friends in London between 1981-91 during the AIDS crisis. Just as More...

By admin On Thursday, February 25th, 2021
0 Comments

Paris Commune @ 150 – 21 Mar, 1pm

A commemoration of the Paris Commune 150 years on Counterfire Daily  More...