The leveraged buyout, exploitation and punishment beating of Greece as warning to others. 11:45 Beal 11 0 comments
Red Banner issue 60 out now 13:18 Meith 22 0 comments
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The Fake Banking Enquiry. More Cynical Theatre For The Downtrodden Irish Masses? 11:29 Noll 28 0 comments
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Feabhra 22, 2018 11:35 byPat Waine 4 comments (last - dé domhnaigh márta 04, 2018 10:51)
We all heard the comment , the rebels of 1916 would turn in their grave at the Republic we now have. Well this article asks a question. That question is where is there any proof to back that up . One big hole in that argument is that most of "the rebels " survived and lived long enough to shape the Republic we ended up with read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Dé Luain Nollaig 04, 2017 22:29 bysv 1 image 1 attached file
The December 2017 issue of Socialist Voice is out now.
Socialist Voice is produced monthly by the Communist Party of Ireland
Archives for previous issues are available online. read full story / add a comment
The dangers of over dependence on the services of corporate internet monopolies in activism and political dissent
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Samhain 07, 2017 23:45 byGuy Fawkes 1 image
Given recent behaviour of google and facebook, Now more than ever, activists need to reduce their addiction and dependence on these corporate websites to disseminate their message and store their data. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Dé Sathairn Meán Fómhair 02, 2017 23:45 bysp 2 comments (last - dé domhnaigh meán fómhair 03, 2017 16:58)
The failure of the economic recovery in Ireland to deliver for the needs of working-class people is becoming increasingly clear, if anything living standards are worsening. The past number of weeks and months has seen the publication of reports with ample proof of this.
There are now a record 687,000 people waiting for treatment in public hospitals, the vast bulk of whom are waiting to see a consultant as outpatients for the first time. On the census night in 2016, 7,000 people were classed as homeless, rising by 81% since the census of 2011. Today it is estimated that there are 8,000 living in homeless accommodation, including nearly 3,000 children. Many are now being threatened with eviction from their homes by vulture funds with an alarming rise in the number of summary judgements. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 25, 2017 23:22 bySocialist Party Reporter 1 image
Reproduced from the editorial of “The Socialist”, newspaper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales
As more details emerge and the death toll rises, it becomes clearer and clearer what a terrible disaster this is. The fire spread with horrifying speed and witnesses describe heart-breaking scenes as people desperately tried to escape.
It is a huge tragedy for the immediate community. Children have died; three generations of the same family have died. But rather than being torn apart, the community has come together in a remarkable display of human solidarity, supporting each other, collecting donations of goods and money, organising emergency accommodation, coordinating relief.
The heroism, the courage, the self-sacrifice of the emergency services and of local residents is incredible. Who can fail to be moved by the scenes of the firefighters being applauded as they drove away from the scene?
And there has naturally been a much wider outpouring of sympathy with the residents and families affected, with overwhelming donations of money, clothes, bedding, toys, nappies, etc. The true face of humanity has been shown in this solidarity. read full story / add a comment
April 15 saw the launch of Abdullah Öcalan's new book: The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan - Kurdistan, Women's Revolution And Democratic Confederalism’ published by the British-based progressive publisher, Pluto Press. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 27, 2016 18:30 by1 of Indymedia 2 comments (last - dé domhnaigh nollaig 04, 2016 20:15) 2 images
Indymedia Ireland wish to pay tribute to the late leader Comrade Fidel Castro who died on Fri 25th Nov 2016, aged 90. He was an iconic figure of the 20th century and perhaps most famous for leading Cuba away from the clutches of a dictator and the mafia which ran the country on behalf of the US prior to that and then to events of the CIA backed failed invasion to overthrow him referred to as the Bay of Pigs and then later to the Cuban missile crisis which brought the world to the brink. This came about because the US had placed nuclear missiles in Turkey which were 15 minutes flight time to Moscow and Castro allowed the Soviet Union to respond in kind by placing Soviet missile in Cuba which were 15 minutes flight time to Washington.
Not only that he and Cuba defied the US for many decades simply by existing despite the US openly being hostile including imposing economic and financial sanctions against Cuba since the revolution and an estimated 600 assassination attempts against him and for daring to give the example that there is another way to exist than naked capitalism. A successful example on their doorstep of a state that provided benefits such as education, health and general well-being for their citizens is what the US most feared. Even to this day, the health system and life expectancy exceeds anything in Latin American and including huge swaths of the USA itself and this lesson is surely being brought home to many not just in the US but elsewhere where many are mired in puntative debt and are prey to vulture capitalists and increasing unstable and uncertain existence in their daily lives. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Máirt Iúil 26, 2016 13:08 byAkbayan (Citizens Action Party) 1 image
Nothing should inspire the public’s outrage more than the chasm that exists between the haves and have nots in Philippine society. And what better indicator can there be of inequality than when poor people suspected of involvement in drugs start dropping dead on the streets while the rich and powerful escape plunder charges through the courts? read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Aibreán 12, 2016 23:17 byCaoimhghin Ó Croidheáin 2 comments (last - dé céadaoin meán fómhair 28, 2016 10:01)
Big capital has constantly decreased its contribution to the state – creating a gap in the state’s coffers which is then filled by more and varied taxes on ordinary people – ultimately shrinking the very market big capital needs to sell its increased production of goods. read full story / add a comment
Weak Irish capitalism makes a deal with Catholic hierarchy in which the hierarchy get control over many areas of Irish life and in return preach and organize in support of capitalism and against socialism and as part of this against women's rights. read full story / add a comment
There are a lot of rumblings now about Negative interest rates and the war on cash Lately.
Negative interest rates are when the bank actually charges you interest on the money "resting in your account"
in plainspeak, they will slowly rob your money. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Céadaoin Márta 02, 2016 06:52 byInterAksyon 2 images
MANILA - “Bernie Sanders would be good not only for the United States but for the Philippines and Asia,” Walden Bello told the US media after he chatted briefly with the candidate for Democratic Party presidential nomination in Waterloo, Iowa on Sunday, 13 December 2015.
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Paul Craig Roberts clearly outlines the systematic way western financial institutions and the IMF have traditionally looted the third world and now, having exhausted that process, have turned to looting other western countries such as Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and more recently, Spain and Italy. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Eanáir 22, 2016 12:58 byPaddy Hackett 5 comments (last - dé domhnaigh eanáir 31, 2016 23:46)
Utilitarianism is the hidden basis for the moral and philosophical basis of much of the Irish Left read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Eanáir 11, 2016 20:33 byPaddy Hackett 3 comments (last - dé máirt eanáir 19, 2016 19:47)
Society determines the character of culture. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Eanáir 10, 2016 10:22 byPaddy Hackett 1 comment (last - dé sathairn eanáir 16, 2016 22:07)
Marx's morality is not materialist read full story / add a comment
Irish government wastes over 1 million euro on biased fracking study
in spite of world oil prices rendering fracking itself as nothing
but a major loss making and pointless exercise. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 22, 2015 19:34 byjohn throne 7 comments (last - dé céadaoin samhain 25, 2015 22:51)
This article deals with how much left sectarianism has damaged the workers struggle in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
ORGANIZED workers sneered at the so-called labor agenda in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila next month by describing it as deceptive and vague, which merely reaffirms APEC’s ideology based on the primacy of corporate power and profits over labor and trade union rights. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Deireadh Fómhair 29, 2015 23:41 byPaddy Hackett 2 comments (last - dé luain samhain 02, 2015 23:25)
The annual budget statement is a bourgeois matter. It is the obligation of communists to highlight the latter rather than getting exclusively immersed in its details. No matter how popularly appealing a budget appears it can never serve the class interests of workers. Sections of the Left relate to state budgets as if they are pliable and can consequently meet workers' needs. read full story / add a comment