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national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Monday June 15, 2020 23:47 by 1 of indy
Today we are reproducing a press release from the Socialist Party on Covid-19 with our own comments added because the Left in general along with all the opposition parties has completely swallowed the Covid-19 is a deadly pandemic narrative hook, line and sinker. On another story soon, we will address the why. In the meantime from their perspective protecting Workers rights and health is the natural thing to do but they seem confused by the sudden concern by the government for people. We offer a different perspective that explains things in a more consistent way,
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Clare Daly Statment on the Hundreds of Bulgarian Workers flown into Ireland earlier in April to pick Fruit
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday May 02, 2020 12:27 by 1 of indy
On April 18th Clare Daly highlight the hypocritical actions of the government where they had imposed a severe lockdown everyone and closed many businesses because of their concern to stop the spread of Covid. Yet in the middle of all this they flew in hundreds of Workers from Bulgaria to work for a company that has had very favourable treatment from Fine Gael. Her statement appeared on her facebook page and received many comments. The statement in presented in full here and an attempt is to made to reconcile the what is going on. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 31, 2020 22:14 by wsm
The Covid-19 global health crisis is one that required a global response led by health Workers but with the consensus of almost everyone. Instead we face a piecemeal response, often in the form of repressive policing solutions that are not even particularly effective and where the borders between the states have undermined collective action and allowed the virus to multiply in the gaps.
Fear has led many to wish for harder state clampdowns as if a policing apparatus had any hope for substituting for collective Solidarity between neighbours. The very ideology of neoliberal capitalism and its mantra of everyone looking after themselves has cut into the sort of community Solidarity essential to popular enforcement of physical distancing. Thankfully in Ireland we discovered this process was not complete and a sufficient sense of Solidarity remained that almost everyone implemented physical distancing measures before the state backed that process. read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / opinion/analysis Thursday February 13, 2020 23:01 by sp 1 image
General Election 2020 was historic. It was only the second time that the combined vote of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael went below 50%. 2016 was the first, when it dipped just below 50% by 0.2%. However, this time it plunged to just 43.4% — an historic low.
The election unfolded around the desire that emerged from below for “real change” and included the widespread understanding that this could only be achieved by a rejection of Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael.
Sinn Féin were the winners, receiving the biggest share of the popular vote at 24.53%, but Fianna Fáil have taken the most seats, as Sinn Féin didn’t stand enough candidates to maximise the full value of its surge in support. read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / press release Monday February 03, 2020 22:40 by wp
James Coughlan, the Workers’ Party candidate in Cork North Central has accused Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin of trying to sell an impossible dream of home ownership to people on the housing waiting lists which would merely make their situations worst by steering them into the arms of banks and vulture funds. read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / press release Monday September 30, 2019 22:12 by let us rise 1 image
After a year-long debate within the Socialist Party, we have decided to leave and to establish a new democratic socialist political group, RISE. The four letters of RISE give a picture of the politics we stand for: Radical, Internationalist, Socialist and Environmentalist. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday June 18, 2019 23:06 by Climate Change Ireland 3 comments (last - saturday june 22, 2019 15:48) 2 images
In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in Brazil. The letter is addressed to presidents of the EU institutions ahead of the ministerial-level meeting next week in Brussels where EU and Mercosur foreign ministers aim to finalise the negotiations. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Thursday June 06, 2019 22:30 by sp 1 image
This short interview from the Socialist Party of the National Ambulance Service Representative Assocation branch secretary is about the background to the ambulance strike and what the issues are about and gives the Union a chance to present their case.
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The European elections are this Friday on May 24th and there are good reasons to consider your vote very carefully because it does make a difference because practically every bit of law passed in the EU has to be adopted by Ireland at some point. It is a great way for politicans here to say the "EU forced us to..."
They said that one about the attempt to privatise water during that campaign.
It can be safely assumed that most people are for internet freedom, protection of the environment and in particular to live in places with unpolluted water, clean air and safe from exposure to toxic chemicals. These are all no brainers. In the area of military we have seen how years of bringing democracy to the Middle East by bombing them has resulted in devastation and huge waves of human refugees and immigration and time and time again the nefarious activities of the intellegence agencies of the big powers like USA, UK, France and NATO show them to be heavily linked to the various terrorist groups, via training, funding and weapons supply through third party countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar in order to disrupt and overthrown regimes they don't like. So do people really want Ireland to drop it's neutrality and get aboard these very costly military adventures and volunteer it's soldiers for basically ordained mass murder? At a guess, the answer is probably no. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / news report Wednesday April 24, 2019 23:23 by wsm 1 video file
Saturday 20th saw another #Extinction Rebellion rally take place in Dublin. Our video shows as it marches to block O’Connell bridge. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Saturday April 06, 2019 17:00 by Workers Party 1 image
Today (4th Apr) is the seventieth anniversary of the foundation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). On 3rd and 4th April foreign ministers from NATO countries are meeting in Washington D.C.
This is no cause for celebration. NATO is an aggressive imperialist war machine that expresses and serves the interests and profitability of capital and the monopolies. NATO is the enemy of peace and social progress. It exists in the interests of preserving the current social system. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Wednesday February 20, 2019 00:36 by wsm 1 video file
In the aftermath of the huge march (Sat 9th Feb 2019) in support of the nurses on Saturday the government suddenly found a pay deal it could put on the table, leading to the INMO suspending the strike until that deal is discussed and voted on. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 04, 2019 18:58 by séamas cxarraher
The London-based International Observatory of Human Rights have added to the long list of the country’s human rights violations in their recent 2018 in Review: Human Rights Violations in Turkey read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Tuesday December 11, 2018 21:57 by wsm 1 comment (last - thursday december 13, 2018 05:37) 1 image 1 video file
Many of us have been following the Yellow Vest clashes on the streets of France with great interest and trying to understand this movement that appeared to come from nowhere. It is another story of the pressures of late stage capitalism collapsing the center of politics, a center no longer able to fool more of the people most of the time. A movement made possible by social media but which also reflects the often chaotic ‘apolitics’ of such movements. And worrying in the context of the millions being poured into far right propaganda a movement in which the far-right have made some progress in infiltrating, even if our comrades in France are physically driving them out of the protests.
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Friday December 07, 2018 04:06 by sp 1 image
From fast food Workers getting organised to fight for a living wage, to Uber drivers fighting a company infamous for its use of bogus self-employment models, to McDonalds’ Workers in the US saying ‘No More’ to sexual harassment, a section of Workers traditionally seen as “hard to organise” are proving their willingness to fight. Katia Hancke looks at what this trend represents. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday November 25, 2018 16:35 by Winter Oak (repost)
In this issue:
Rebelling against the industrial capitalist system
“At the heart of this problem lies our sense of separation from nature”
Does work set us free?
Save Whitehawk Hill!
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dublin / housing / news report Thursday September 13, 2018 23:15 by wsm 3 comments (last - monday september 17, 2018 09:18) 1 image 1 video file
Masked Garda threatening people with batons in the aftermath of the violent eviction carried out by thugs in Dublin last night. Pepper spray, dogs and batons were deployed, there were 5 or 6 arrests and four housing campaigners required hosptial visits from injuries received in the course of the eviction of the Frederick St occupation. Video at https://youtu.be/BaBTdaWv3Ro read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 12, 2018 23:35 by Dublin Catholic Worker 2 comments (last - saturday september 15, 2018 09:05)
Only the second Papal visit in 2,000 years by the first non European Pope. Pope Francisco is from Argentina where the United States client state ruled with terror, kidnappings and politically motivated assassination. His papacy appears to have many proactive enemies from wiithin reactionary Catholicism globally and (neo) liberal elites in Irish media & NGO sector. The recent visit was in visual and audio contrast to the only other visit of the papacy to Ireland. Pope John Paul 2nd in 1979 (the year of the Mountbatten assassination, Warrenpoint, punk). What does this tell us about Papa Francisco and contemporary Irish society? read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / news report Saturday August 11, 2018 23:04 by wsm 1 image
Yesterday the housing activist occupation at 35 Summerhill Parade entered its third day. Approximately 100 people attended the 'Leo’s Early Risers'* event yesterday evening to show Solidarity and support to the local community and all those involved in the occupation. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Friday May 25, 2018 16:58 by 1 of indy 1 image
On May 25th we in Ireland finally get to vote to Repeal the hated 8th amendment. Here we present the 8 reasons WSM members are voting Yes to Repeal along with many of the articles we have published on the issue in recent months. read full story / add a comment