As the housing crisis deepens meet: Ireland’s New Corporate Landlords. Special Report by Owen McCormack

As the housing crisis deepens meet: Ireland’s New Corporate Landlords. Special Report by Owen McCormack

Special Report by Owen McCormack As thousands of more families face homelessness, evictions or emergency accommodation in hotels and B&Bs, the human misery involved is providing opportunities for some to make vast profits.  While the Government and Labour’s Minister Alan Kelly have failed to provide social or affordable housing for those affected by the fall […]

In defense of protest and people power

‘You people are just into the politics of permanent protest. You don’t want to form a government and actually do anything’. So Labour Minister Alex White to Richard Boyd Barrett (and Joe Higgins) on ‘The Week in Politics’. Actually it could have been almost any Labour Party spokesperson to almost anyone on the radical left.

In defense of protest and people power

‘You people are just into the politics of permanent protest. You don’t want to form a government and actually do anything’. So Labour Minister Alex White to Richard Boyd Barrett (and Joe Higgins) on ‘The Week in Politics’. Actually it could have been almost any Labour Party spokesperson to almost anyone on the radical left. […]

Letter from Iran

Socialist Worker reporters, Linda Kehoe and Dave O’Farrell are visiting Iran. They sent us this report about how their actual experiences conflict with the stereotypical image so prevalent in the media.

Letter from Iran

Socialist Worker reporters, Linda Kehoe and Dave O’Farrell are visiting Iran. They sent us this report about how their actual experiences conflict with the stereotypical image so prevalent in the media. The image many have in their minds of Iran is often less than positive. A country of Ayatollahs and fundamentalists, intent on developing nuclear […]

A World to Win: the Communist Manifesto

A World to Win: the Communist Manifesto

In our series on socialist classics , James Grannell reviews what may be the most influential political pamphlet ever written. ‘A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of Communism.’These were the opening words of the Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in early 1848. This short, yet marvellous, pamphlet emboldens the […]

Why Marx was right?

Transcript of a speech given by Matt Collins of the SWP Belfast at the Think Left conference on 10th October.

Why Marx was right?

Transcript of a speech given by Matt Collins of the SWP Belfast at the Think Left conference on 10th October. I want to start off by quoting the new British Shadow Chancellor. Just two weeks ago John McDonnell said that the teachings of Karl Marx are back in fashion: “Marx has come back in to […]

After the death of Aylan Kurdi- inaction from our leaders, solidarity from the people.

It wasn’t supposed to end like this, washed up face down on a beach, for little Aylan Kurdi. His family were trying to flee from Syria and get to Canada.

After the death of Aylan Kurdi- inaction from our leaders, solidarity from the people.

It wasn’t supposed to end like this, washed up face down on a beach, for little Aylan Kurdi. His family were trying to flee from Syria and get to Canada. Aylan’s brother was also lost to the sea- they were 3 and 5 years old. Their father Abdullah wants to return with the bodies to […]

Tens of thousands march- We can challenge the establishment.

Tens of thousands march- We can challenge the establishment.

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Dublin today, August 29th, to voice their anger over the imposition of the water charge by the Fine Gael Labour Government. Today’s protest shows how strong this people power movement is. People traveled from every corner of the country. The community resistance and protest movement […]

Greece, Popular Unity & the lessons of Chile

Socialists welcome the left split from Syriza and the possibility of a united front of all forces opposed to austerity but within this movement we must debate the question of the left and capitalist State power. Miguel Silva, a comrade from Chile, sent us this report.

Greece, Popular Unity & the lessons of Chile

Socialists welcome the left split from Syriza and the possibility of a united front of all forces opposed to austerity but within this movement we must debate the question of the left and capitalist State power. Miguel Silva, a comrade from Chile, sent us this report. The 25 Syriza MPs who split this week have […]

Trotsky- 75 years since his death

On the 75th anniversary of Trotsky's assassination Michael Wallace reviews one of Trotsky's key works- "The Lessons Of October"- in which Trotsky summarized the key lessons of the Russian Revolution.

Trotsky- 75 years since his death

On the 75th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination Michael Wallace reviews one of Trotsky’s key works- “The Lessons Of October”- in which Trotsky summarized the key lessons of the Russian Revolution. Today is the 75th anniversary of the assassination of legendary Russian revolutionary socialist and Marxist thinker, Leon Trotsky. Trotsky was murdered on the orders of […]

Fat cats party while the housing crisis escalates

Denis O’ Brien took some time off from launching legal actions to unwind last weekend. O’ Brien took part with his son Jake in a prestigious ‘Father and Son’ golf tournament in Waterville, Co. Kerry alongside fellow billionaires Dermot Desmond and JP McManus.

Fat cats party while the housing crisis escalates

Denis O’ Brien took some time off from launching legal actions to unwind last weekend. O’ Brien took part with his son Jake in a prestigious ‘Father and Son’ golf tournament in Waterville, Co. Kerry alongside fellow billionaires Dermot Desmond and JP McManus. After the golf, they headed off to a lavish ‘Party of the […]