Counterfutures, peer reviewed and published biannually, is a multidisciplinary journal of Left research, thought, and strategy. It brings together work from across Aotearoa New Zealand's Left, aiming to intervene in, and inaugurate, debates about how to understand and influence our society, politics, culture, and environment.

Counterfutures seeks connections with the work of labour, trade union, Māori, Pasifika, global indigenous, anti-racist, feminist, queer, environmental, and other social movements in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally – with an especial focus on the Pacific.

Affirming the theoretical and intellectual diversity of Left thought, the journal brings together incisive, accessible, committed scholarly reflection, speculative, imaginative essays, long-format book reviews, and interviews on the present and on future possibilities, and explorations of our current world moment in the formation of a new global Left.