Eamonn McCann MLA says: Saudi From Saville To Chilcot- Protecting Those On Top

From Saville to Chilcot. Eamonn McCann, MLA argues that in the end both reports have protected those at the top.

Eamonn McCann MLA says: Saudi From Saville To Chilcot- Protecting Those On Top

From Saville to Chilcot. Eamonn McCann, MLA argues that in the end both reports have protected those at the top. The Chilcot Report into the Iraq war and the Saville Report into Bloody Sunday have a lot in common. Chilcot was published to on July 6th. Many were taken aback by the sharp tone of […]

Why Are Sinn Féin Attacking The Radical Left?

Sinn Féin spent thirty years honing the art of misinformation, becoming world-class experts in double speak in the process. Now they have turned their fire onto the radical left. At this year’s SF Ard Fheis, Gerry Adams used a prime slot on RTE’s The Week in Politics to claim that People Before Profit were a two nations party. Adams knew his claim was totally false. PBP has always been clear that it wants a 32 country socialist Ireland. But Adam’s slur was designed to cause maximum damage in the run up the Northern Assembly elections.

Why Are Sinn Féin Attacking The Radical Left?

Sinn Féin spent thirty years honing the art of misinformation, becoming world-class experts in double speak in the process. Now they have turned their fire onto the radical left. At this year’s SF Ard Fheis, Gerry Adams used a prime slot on RTE’s The Week in Politics to claim that People Before Profit were a […]

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 […]

Brexit Vote Shakes The Neoliberal Order

The economic and political impact of the Brexit vote is enormous, by any reckoning. Marnie Holborow looks at it's implications.

Brexit Vote Shakes The Neoliberal Order

The economic and political impact of the Brexit vote is enormous, by any reckoning. Marnie Holborow looks at it’s implications. The UK, the EU and Ireland face a political crisis, a possible recession and a period of prolonged uncertainty. With Remain votes in Scotland and Northern Ireland, there is likely to be a second Scottish […]

Brexit – A Blow Against Austerity And Neoliberalism

Despite the onslaught of ‘Project Fear’, the British electorate have voted to leave the European Union. The entire international establishment was lined up on the side of Remain. Economic elites from the US to the IMF, the ECB and the European ruling classes were frantic in their desire to keep the UK in the European business club. The military elites in NATO were also clear that the UK remaining within the EU was crucial to sustaining the structures of Western Imperialism. Brexit represents a major challenge to this wider capitalist agenda.

Brexit – A Blow Against Austerity And Neoliberalism

Despite the onslaught of ‘Project Fear’, the British electorate have voted to leave the European Union. The entire international establishment was lined up on the side of Remain. Economic elites from the US to the IMF, the ECB and the European ruling classes were frantic in their desire to keep the UK in the European […]

Ireland And The Case For A Left Exit From EU

People across the North of Ireland have the opportunity to cast a vote on whether the United Kingdom leaves or remains part of the European Union. The consensus among parties across Ireland is to vote to stay in the EU. This needs to be challenged.

Ireland And The Case For A Left Exit From EU

People across the North of Ireland have the opportunity to cast a vote on whether the United Kingdom leaves or remains part of the European Union. The consensus among parties across Ireland is to vote to stay in the EU. This needs to be challenged. Neoliberal capitalism and austerity are hardwired into European Union institutions. […]

People Before Profit Confuses Pundits- Socialist Politics On The Rise.

Following its recent electoral breakthrough People Before Profit has been variously denounced as essentially unionist and essentially nationalist. Sean Mitchell, PBP North-South Coordinator, replies.

People Before Profit Confuses Pundits- Socialist Politics On The Rise.

Following its recent electoral breakthrough People Before Profit has been variously denounced as essentially unionist and essentially nationalist. Sean Mitchell, PBP North-South Coordinator, replies. There is an old joke, frequently told by Eamonn McCann, that if you are from this part of the world, and decide that you are an atheist, then the question immediately […]

Ireland’s floods and Global Climate Change

Ireland’s floods and Global Climate Change

Jim O’Connell, People Before Profit candidate for Cork South Central, reports On 24 December  land west of Kinsale  had for weeks been in a state of complete saturation. A relatively short spell of rain deposited huge volumes of water on fields completely sodden for weeks. With rain actually stopping, lower fields filled like fish-tanks and […]

Karl Marx; Wage Labour and Capital

Karl Marx; Wage Labour and Capital

James Grannell reviews a classic text by Marx which introduces his fundamental ideas about how capitalism works. Wage Labour and Capital is an excellent example of a Marxist text which unravels the mystique of the capitalist system of production, and exposes it for the flesh-devouring monster that it truly is.  In this short work Marx […]

2016- Let’s make this a year for change

This year marks one hundred years since the 1916 rebellion. That generation fought to remove the boot heel of an Empire and create a more equal society.

2016- Let’s make this a year for change

This year marks one hundred years since the 1916 rebellion. That generation fought to remove the boot heel of an Empire and create a more equal society. For James Connolly and the Irish Citizen’s Army that society was a socialist society- where workers North and South would democratically control the wealth of society in the […]