Palestine is in political turmoil. Emboldened by Donald Trump’s recent decision to change long standing policy and “recognise” Jerusalem as the Israeli capital one of the most right wing Israeli governments in history has gone on the offensive.
Pic: Ahed Tamimi resisting arrest of her brother Dave O’Farrell The move has been met by widespread protest, both within Palestine and internationally. In fact despite the Zionist state’s apparent ability to act with impunity it is coming under ever more pressure. In Palestine the focus has shifted from peace talks to struggle with calls for, […]
This past year has seen a new explosion of women’s rights activism across the globe. The discontent and rage that has been simmering for years has exploded onto the streets and through social media.
Becca Bor Last January, 4 million people filled the streets of the US, and countries around the world, to protest Trump generally, and women’s oppression specifically. From the Women’s March last year to today, we have seen a massive shift in opinion in Ireland for progressive change to abortion laws and a global #metoo movement […]
Emin Şakir, an anti-racist activist and member of the Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party (DSİP) in Turkey, has been arrested after a court hearing on charges related to his website www.solyayin.com, a website that contains historic archives of many different left-wing publications across the country. He has been sent to Maltepe Prison in Istanbul. Emin has […]
Dublin City People Before Profit Cllr Tina MacVeigh has twice recently visisted Catalonia. Here she inteviews Aina Tela, a activist with the left wing anti-capitalist party, CUP on the the situation in Catalonia.
Pic: CUP activist, Anna Gabriel, speaking in Catalan parliament. Q. On October 1st, the day of the Independence Referendum in Catalonia, we witnessed terrible scenes as the Spanish police attacked unarmed citizens who had come out peacefully to vote. The Spanish state justified this by saying that the referendum was illegal, that Catalans wanted all the […]
The struggle for Catalan independence which has been raging all this autumn has proved controversial on the left.
By John Molyneux There have been those like the present writer, and People Before Profit , who have given full support to this struggle. There have been others who have said socialists and the left should be wary of supporting any form of nationalism. It has also been argued that the left should not support […]
The political establishment are trying to gag pilots from giving evidence to a Dail Committee over the relationship that exists between the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and Ryanair. But the pilots are back soon and will give evidence then.
By Brid Smith, People Before Profit TD. Evan Cullen, President of the Irish Airline Pilots Association (IALPA) was to address the Transport Committee on October 4 on the underlying reasons why Ryanair had cancelled 50 flights a day. The day before he was due to speak, a solicitor’s letter arrived from Ryanair. But, the committee […]
The Bonn Cop23 conference held over two weeks in November is not going to provide any real solutions to climate change.
By Owen McCormack The elaborate conference was supposed to force national governments to live up to and improve on pledges made in Paris two year ago. The problem for international capitalism and for all of us is that even these pledges would see the Earth warm up by over 3 degrees celsius in the coming decades. […]
People Before Profit Councillor Tina MacVeigh and Shay L’Estrange have recently visited Israel/Palestine. Here is their eye-witness report.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]