Welcome to Israel, or Not!

People Before Profit Councillor Tina MacVeigh and Shay L’Estrange have recently visited Israel/Palestine. Here is their eye-witness report.

Welcome to Israel, or Not!

On arrival in Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, one is greeted with a palpable sense of tension and hostility, in equal measure. This is in no small part due to warnings over the intercom system, advising that it is not permissible to carry guns in the airport. This warning is not directed towards any potential terrorist treat but […]

The politics of public monuments 

At the centre of the recent fascist demonstration in Charlottesville was the attempt to defend a monument to pro-slavery Confederate General Robert E. Lee .

The politics of public monuments 

The Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville.  James Grannell writes: Some liberals, probably with good intentions, have said they deplore racism and slavery but defend this and other Confederate statues on the grounds of maintaining an objective historical record. In reality neither the erection nor the demolition of public monuments has ever been politically neutral or […]

Raqqa: Airstrikes if you stay, land mines if you flee

Memet Uludag writes: As Isis face defeat in Raqqa the civilian population continue to pay the price in the fighting between the US led coalition and Isis.  

Raqqa: Airstrikes if you stay, land mines if you flee

  More than 25,000 civilians are trapped in the city facing daily intensive US airstrikes plus  land mines and bombs set by ISIS. Furthermore, according to local observers Isis is using civilians as a shield against the airstrikes. As the fighting intensifies between Isis and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – a US supported a group […]

What is happening in Venezuela ?

The Maduro Government in Venezuela is facing a developing right wing coup. Socialists are completely opposed to these reactionaries, but the bitter truth is that they have gifted the opportunity by the failure of the Maduro government to maintain or deepen the Bolivarian Revolution launched by Hugo Chavez. MIKE GONZALEZ, leading writer on Latin America and author of a biography of Hugo Chavez, reports on the crisis in Venezuela.

What is happening in Venezuela ?

  The Maduro Government in Venezuela is facing a developing right wing coup. Socialists are completely opposed to these reactionaries, but the bitter truth is that they have gifted the opportunity by the failure of the Maduro government to maintain or deepen the Bolivarian Revolution launched by Hugo Chavez. MIKE GONZALEZ, leading writer on Latin […]

From Tallaght to Cairo: the cases of Jobstown and Ibrahim Hallawa.

From Tallaght to Cairo: the cases of Jobstown and Ibrahim Hallawa.

  Donal McKendry looks at the parallels.   The Jobstown case has once again shone light on the corruption in the Irish state and among powerful elements within the Gardaí. We are told that there was no conspiracy in this case. Instead, the prosecutor’s independence was robust enough to withstand any potential pressure that may […]

Donald Trump wrecks the planet

Of all the crazy and dangerous things done by Donald Trump his disastrous environmental policies will probably have most serious lasting effect.

Donald Trump wrecks the planet

Trump has long been notorious for his climate change denial stance. In 2014 he tweeted that: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” Following on from his campaign pledges to open new coal mines one has already opened in Pennsylvania and he has […]

Solidarity with Palestine and the Palestinians

By John Lyons, People Before Profit Councillor for Beaumont-Donaghmede, Dublin North Central It was John Lyons who moved the motion on Dublin City Council to fly the Palestinian flag through the month of May.

Solidarity with Palestine and the Palestinians

‘After decades, I have the privilege to be the prime minister who is building a new community in Judea and Samaria,” stated Benjamin Netanyahu in late June, referring to Amichai, the first entirely new state-approved settlement to be constructed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since the Israeli-Palestine Oslo peace accords were signed in 1993. With […]

Imperialism in Mosul and Raqqah: A tale of two cities

Memet Uludag writes: Surrounded on the ground by the Iraqi army in Mosul and Kurdish fighters around Raqqah in Syria, and with the heavy bombardments by US air strikes, ISIS is losing the key battles in Iraq and Syria, while civilians are suffering huge casualties.

Imperialism in Mosul and Raqqah: A tale of two cities

Picture: Mosul after US air Strikes (Washington Post) One of main themes in ISIS propaganda was its claim to be a sovereign state and to control vast territory joining the desert lands of Syria and Iraq and more importantly linking strategically and economically important cities such as Raqqah and Mosul. ISIS is under heavy attack […]

Polarisation in France

Fascist Marine Le Pen and banker Emmanuel Macron go through to the second round of the French Presidential election.

Polarisation in France

(Picture: Fascist Front National leader Marine Le Pen) Report from  Catherine Curran Vigier, of the New Anti-Capitalist Party After an incredible election campaign, dominated by revelations about the corruption of the right wing candidate François Fillon and the fascist Front National leader Marine Le Pen, the Nazi candidate finally made it through to the second […]

How International Women’s Day began

International Women’s Day has always been a day of action, not a day for flowers and passivity!

How International Women’s Day began

This year on the 8th March we are being called upon to #BeBoldForChange and to #StrikeForRepeal. Every year, for over a century, women have had cause to march because our society values women less than men. We are paid less, promoted less often, less likely to hold office, more likely to be unemployed and more likely […]

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