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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday November 18, 2012 03:04 by An Draighneán Donn   text 5 comments (last - sunday november 18, 2012 16:21)   video 2 video files
A truly magnificent address, which explains the reality of today's world. When one listens to these words of truth, one realizes why the Zionist banksters could not allow such a man to live.
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international / anti-capitalism / press release Monday November 12, 2012 13:20 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - monday november 12, 2012 13:38)
A call to join in the international days of solidarity against political repression in Russia Monday 12 November 2012

Today we, the representatives of Russian leftist organizations, turn to our comrades all over the world with an appeal for solidarity. This call and your response to it are very important to us. Right now we are facing not just another instance of dubious sentencing by the Russian “justice” system or another case of a human life broken by the encounter with the state’s repressive apparatus. Today the authorities have launched against us a repressive campaign without precedent in the recent history of Russia, a campaign whose goal it is to extinguish the left as an organized political force. The recent arrests, threats, beatings, aggressive media attacks and moves towards declaring leftist groups illegal all point to the new general strategy on the part of the authorities, much more cruel and much less predictable than that of recent years. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Friday November 09, 2012 11:39 by RNU PRO   text 1 comment (last - friday november 09, 2012 13:45)
A Revolutionary Republican call for Republican Left Unity. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday November 07, 2012 14:29 by CPIR   text 13 comments (last - saturday november 10, 2012 21:39)   image 2 images
By the slimmest of margins, Barack Obama has won a second term as President of the United States of America. Unlike in 2008, very few of those who voted for him will feel any sense of joy or hope. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday November 06, 2012 09:44 by RNU   text 7 comments (last - friday november 09, 2012 11:23)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
A Revolutionary Republican analysis of the Irish Pacification Process by the Republican Network for Unity. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Sunday November 04, 2012 17:49 by CPIR   text 5 comments (last - tuesday november 06, 2012 18:26)   image 4 images
Statement of the Communist Party of the Irish Republic on the conjurer's trick of a "peace process" in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Friday November 02, 2012 16:19 by CPIR   text 8 comments (last - saturday november 10, 2012 22:27)   image 2 images
On Saturday, the 27th of October, 2012, a meeting was held to confirm the founding of Páirtí Cummanach na Poblachta, the Communist Party of the Irish Republic, and to agree on the adoption of the Constitution of the Party. Officers were elected to the various posts that were deemed necessary, for a term of one year – recallable at all times. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday November 01, 2012 12:12 by Luke Eastwood
People who have asked me about Neo-Luddism often assume that I am completely anti technology, but that is not the case. Like the original Luddites, I am opposed to the use of technology to dis-empower and impoverish people and I am also opposed to the abuse of technology simply to make profit or to kill (sometimes it’s both). read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Monday October 29, 2012 18:54 by CPIR   text 1 comment (last - monday october 29, 2012 21:11)
The actions of RSF's Cait Trainor are a lesson in defiance for all of those in Ireland faced with unjust fines. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / press release Monday October 29, 2012 13:07 by CPIR   text 1 comment (last - monday october 29, 2012 13:28)   image 1 image
Statement on the naming of Enda Kenny as European of the Year, by German Publishers. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday October 24, 2012 01:54 by (A)
What´s going on at the 14th of November? There is a call for a General Strike in several countries and the security services gave a foretaste in the last weeks what they think about it. The radical left in Europe has only one month left to consider something how to operate in this day also in the countries where no general strike takes place. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / feature Tuesday October 23, 2012 14:53 by An Draighnean Donn   text 10 comments (last - wednesday november 21, 2012 05:22)   image 2 images
Paper given at the First Annual Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi Day School, at the Dublin Offices of the Irish Republican Socialist Party, 33 Gardiner Place, Dublin, on the 20th of October, 2012.

The "Arab Spring" and The Seduction of the Western Left

I wish to claim, in this paper, that the invasion of Libya set a new precedent in the co-option of Western Left into imperialist adventurism. Following the work of Jean Baudrillard, I will claim that the method used was the age old method of seduction.

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international / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday October 21, 2012 19:34 by Communist Republican   text 3 comments (last - wednesday october 24, 2012 00:21)
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international / anti-capitalism / press release Sunday October 21, 2012 04:59 by An Draighneán Donn   text 4 comments (last - wednesday october 24, 2012 01:21)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
Anti-imperialists around the world are in high spirits, after hearing that General Khamis al-Gaddafi (Gaddafi's youngest son) and Moussa Ibrahim are alive, and in good health. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Friday October 19, 2012 18:37 by Diarmuid Breatnach   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 21, 2012 00:01)
We don't have them, not because of any flaw in the Irish character or because the people are supine, or have a high tolerance of distress. We don't have them because revolutionary socialists have not provided the necessary requirements. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 17, 2012 18:04 by Socialist Democracy   text 12 comments (last - wednesday october 24, 2012 22:43)
One can only look on in amazement as sections of the Irish Socialist movement self-destruct over its attitude to one individual, independent TD Mick Wallace. As with many other things, the appearance is not the reality. The frantic denunciation of Wallace, and the equally frantic adulation of him only a few months ago, represent very deep and systemic weaknesses that must be overcome if a working class resistance is to be built. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday October 17, 2012 10:17 by Elric   image 1 image
Friday October 5th marked the 35th anniversary of the murder of the great socialist republican leader, Séamus Costello. The Wicklow man was shot to death on Dublin’s North Strand by counter-revolutionary elements.

On Saturday October 6th a number of events were held in Dublin and Wicklow to remember Costello and pay tribute to his selfless sacrifice and service to Ireland and the working class.

At 11am up to 40 people gathered in Dublin’s north inner city at a new plaque erected in honour of Costello, near the spot where he was murdered on the North Strand Road. The plaque is one of a number recently erected by the Séamus Costello Memorial Committee. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday October 16, 2012 13:42 by Elric
The following article is a release from éirígí's Ballyfermot representative, Councillor Louise Minihan, in response to claims made by a number of Government TDs that those who took part in a ‘Hands Off Our Children’s Allowance’ protest in the area on the 5th October are not representative of the people of Ballyfermot.

In recent days a number of Dublin South Central TDs have claimed that anti-austerity protesters are not representative of the people of Ballyfermot.

These same TDs, Fine Gael’s Catherine Byrne, and Eric Byrne and Michael Conaghan of Labour, claim to represent Ballyfermot, yet they have consistently voted against the interests of local residents by supporting ‘slash and burn’ cuts to our community. The three government TDs that represent Ballyfermot are strong supporters of:
- The bank guarantee scheme which has seen Fine Gael and Labour hand over billions of taxpayer’s money to pay for the greed of the private banks
- The austerity programme which has unleashed savage attacks on the people of Ballyfermot over the last number of years read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 09, 2012 14:50 by Irish Anti-Imperialist   text 5 comments (last - wednesday october 09, 2013 18:58)
Ireland and Libya: Two Sides of the Rentier State

Paper presented at the 2nd James Connolly Day School, 12th November, 2011, Connolly Books, Dublin.

Karl Marx first used the term “rentier state” to describe Britain as a state that lives off the rents on exported capital. Britain exported capital to its empire, and lived off the revenues or rents on this capital. Marx noted that the Working Class in England was very reluctant to seriously oppose the British state, as the rents on capital allowed the state to give the skilled Working Class just enough to make them feel they have something to lose if they rose up against the bourgeoisie. This could not have been the case, if the British state was dependent on revenues from domestic production only.

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international / anti-capitalism / news report Monday October 08, 2012 21:04 by pat c   text 3 comments (last - sunday october 28, 2012 13:08)   image 2 images
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has secured a fourth term in office after defeating Henrique Capriles. There was a turnout of 81% with Chavez securing 54.66% to Capriles' 44.73%..While this was comfortable victory margin it was down from the 27 point lead in 2006. Recognising this Chavez praised the opposition for recognising the election result, and said he was "stretching out my hands and heart on our behalf because we are brothers in Bolivar's homeland".

Chavez addressed his supporters from the balcony of the presidential palace and said: "Truthfully, this has been the perfect battle, a democratic battle. Venezuela will continue its march toward the democratic socialism of the 21st Century. I promise you I'll be a better president." read full story / add a comment
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