British propaganda campaign incited mass slaughter of communists in Indonesia in 1960s, declassified papers reveal

British spies played a part in the mass murder of Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) members in the 1960s, urging locals, including army generals, to “cut out” the “communist cancer,” declassified papers have revealed. The Indonesian Army’s brutal clampdown on the PKI in 1965 and 1966 is considered to be one of the worst mass murders of More...

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By admin On Saturday, October 16th, 2021
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Fight for the truth, march for Assange

The US is about to try and overturn the block on Assange’s extradition. Lucy Nichols explains why we must all be part of the fight to stop them. Counterfire Daily  More...

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Women’s liberation and the trans debate

In the light of current discussions, we repost a document first circulated by Counterfire in September 2020. We believe it remains relevant. Counterfire Daily  More...

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Shortages and bottlenecks expose anarchy of the capitalist system

In the past months, the world economy has been creeping towards a state of disarray. Shops have been running out of goods; gas stations have been running out of gas; energy prices have shot up; and major western More...

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Tory MP David Amess dies following knife attack at constituency meeting in Essex church, suspect arrested

A Conservative MP has died after being stabbed “several times” as he held a meeting at a Methodist church in his constituency of Southend West. Police have been deployed to the area in considerable numbers. On More...

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Stagecoach in Scotland: next stop, strike action – News from the Frontline

Counterfire’s weekly digest with the latest on strikes and workplace struggles. Counterfire Daily  More...

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The British Government Exploited the Angolan Civil War to Lobby for BP

John Major’s government exploited Angola’s need for peacekeeping support during its bloody civil war to ensure British Petroleum (BP) was awarded new operating licenses in the country, declassified documents More...

By admin On Friday, October 15th, 2021
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EU must make more concessions on Northern Irish part of the deal, Britain’s Brexit minister insists

The European Union must make significant concessions regarding the Northern Ireland Protocol, Britain’s Brexit Minister David Frost has said, if Brussels and London are to reach an agreed solution. Speaking in More...

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‘Royal College of Burnout’: Why lecturers are striking

Ground report from one of the solidarity rallies’s in support of the FE colleges who’ve entered their second week of strike action Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Thursday, October 14th, 2021
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UK invites 800 more foreign butchers to deal with pig slaughter backlog & avert mass culling

Up to 800 additional butchers will be allowed to apply for temporary six-month UK visas, London has announced, as the nation continues to suffer from an acute labour shortage blamed both on Brexit and the Covid More...