Monthly Archives: October 2017

UK | Counterfire Resolution: Solidarity with the Republic of Catalonia

On Friday 27th October the parliament of Catalonia declared independence from the Spanish state, following the referendum on October 1st. Our response

Counterfire notes:

1. The Spanish state’s savage repression and use of police brutality against the Catalan people.

UK | Why Is the BBC Peddling False History About Ukraine?

In an era when politicians and journalists of all political stripes fling around accusations of “fake news” at their rivals, it is especially important that major news providers adhere to their own codes of conduct regarding impartiality and accuracy.

Organizations such as the BBC that relay news in foreign languages face an especially difficult challenge: its regulatory bodies may simply not contain people with the language or subject knowledge to oversee and hold to account its non-English output.

Another anti-establishment vote in Eastern Europe? A short analysis of the Czech elections

In a fracturing EU, we need class struggle and movement politics to fight for working people throughout Europe, argues Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

There seems to be an easy refrain in the western media about the countries of eastern Europe. The region is being swept by a tidal wave of right wing, anti-establishment parties hostile to the European Union, the story goes.

Catalan leader urges resistance to Madrid rule

Catalonia’s secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont stood defiant Saturday against Madrid’s moves to depose him, urging “democratic resistance” to direct rule imposed in a bid to stop the region breaking away from Spain.

Raj Patel on How to Break Away from Capitalism

Capitalism has been the world’s dominant economic system for more than 700 years. And as it brings the planet to new crises, author Raj Patel believes it’s important to imagine what might replace it.