Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

The demand for jobs – for the right to work – has always been fundamental for trade unionists, for socialists and for the whole working class movement. The simple fact is that having a job is vital for lifting working people out of dire poverty, giving them a sense of self esteem, linking them to […]

Corbyn set for Victory

Corbyn set for Victory

Jeremy Corbyn is clearly heading for victory in the British Labour leadership election. All the signs suggest he has an unassailable lead over his challenger Owen Smith and will probably win by a landslide. This is despite truly extraordinary attempts by the anti-Corbyn Labour NEC to suspend, expel and refuse to register huge numbers of […]

The Battle Of The Somme – The Real Blood Sacrifice

In this year marking the centenary of the Easter Rising there has been a lot of talk about the Rising as a ‘blood sacrifice’. The truth is the real blood sacrifice of 1916 was not the Rising but the Battle of the Somme which began on 1 July and lasted till 18 November.

The Battle Of The Somme – The Real Blood Sacrifice

In this year marking the centenary of the Easter Rising there has been a lot of talk about the Rising as a ‘blood sacrifice’. The truth is the real blood sacrifice of 1916 was not the Rising but the Battle of the Somme which began on 1 July and lasted till 18 November. The casualty […]

A Working Class Revolt? The Meaning Of The Leave Vote

In the wake of the Leave vote in Britain author and socialist activist John Molyneux breaks down the class nature of the vote.

A Working Class Revolt? The Meaning Of The Leave Vote

In the wake of the Leave vote in Britain author and socialist activist John Molyneux breaks down the class nature of the vote. The UK as a whole voted 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the EU on a 72% turnout. In geographical terms the basic facts of the vote were as follows: Scotland voted 62% […]

Independents And The Left

Entirely justified disillusionment with the ‘mainstream’ political parties – Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Labour - has led to the rise of ‘the independents’. Time and again, while canvassing for People Before Profit in the last election we were met on the doorstep with, ‘Yes, we are voting independents this time’.

Independents And The Left

Entirely justified disillusionment with the ‘mainstream’ political parties – Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Labour – has led to the rise of ‘the independents’. Time and again, while canvassing for People Before Profit in the last election we were met on the doorstep with, ‘Yes, we are voting independents this time’. At least three different […]

What made Muhammad Ali the greatest

What made Muhammad Ali the greatest

(Muhammad Ali in Palmerstown In Dublin In 1972) So Muhammad Ali is dead. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of millions of people around the world will be saddened by this. It is certain that the passing of no other sporting figure now, or ever in history, would have evoked such a global response. And let us remember […]

From Pearse and Connolly to Kenny and Burton

From Pearse and Connolly to Kenny and Burton

It was, of course, right and proper that the Easter Rising should be commemorated. Unfortunately completely the wrong people were in charge of the commemorations. The simple fact is that Pearse and Connolly and all the other Volunteers were rebels and revolutionaries. They were rising not only against the British Empire, the most powerful empire […]

Corruption and capitalism

Corruption and capitalism

For the last thirty or forty years it has been clear that professional sport is riddled with drug taking.. From North American sprinters such as Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis, Florence Griffiths Joyner and Marion Jones to Chinese long distance runners, to the whole East German team in the 1980s to the Russian and Kenyan Athletics […]

What is Fascism?

Is Trump a fascist? It is a reasonable question to ask given that Trump is a right wing racist, misogynistic, homophobic, imperialist bigot and bully and that there is also no shortage of people willing to call him a fascist.

What is Fascism?

Is Trump a fascist? It is a reasonable question to ask given that Trump is a right wing racist, misogynistic, homophobic, imperialist bigot and bully and that there is also no shortage of people willing to call him a fascist. In actual fact he’s not: he’s a right wing racist, misogynistic, homophobic, imperialist bigot and […]