Counterfire

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Counterfire is a Marxist and revolutionary socialist organisation in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2010, it runs a website and has published pamphlets under the Counterfire imprint.

Counterfire was launched on International Women’s Day in 2010, following a split from the Socialist Workers Party. Counterfire has put emphasis on participation in social movements, notably the Coalition of Resistance, The People's Assembly Against Austerity and Stop the War Coalition.

A number of Counterfire members, including Lindsey German, John Rees and Chris Nineham, have played prominent roles in the Stop the War Coalition, both before and after the formation of Counterfire. In 2010, Counterfire was instrumental in establishing a new campaigning organisation, Coalition of Resistance, to oppose the Conservative-led government’s austerity programme, following a call by Tony Benn. In 2013, this was supplanted by The People's Assembly Against Austerity, which Counterfire has continued to actively promote.

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