Burkini Ban

Burkini Ban

The ban on burkinis in some French towns, introduced in August, continues to cause controversy. Photos of armed police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burkini on a beach caused justified anger around the world. Despite widespread support for the ban from many prominent politicians – including the prime minister Manuel Valls and former […]

Rotten Apple – Rotten Government

Rotten Apple – Rotten Government

Last month’s Apple judgement strikes at the heart of Irish capitalism. Since the late 1950s, Irish policy makers have used incredibly low corporation tax rates to encourage foreign companies to invest here. Since the 1990s, this policy has increasingly meant offering the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFCS) as a global hub for tax evasion. Ireland […]

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 […]

Galway To Protest Remax Israel Sales

Galway To Protest Remax Israel Sales

Galway People Before Profit Alliance have called this action as part of the growing international boycott and protest against RE/MAX. The company is currently involved in selling properties in illegal settlements in the West Bank. RE/MAX has a branch in Galway’s Eyre Square. The Galway website boasts that: “RE/MAX is the world’s NO.1 Real Estate […]

Solidarity With Bilal Kayed And Palestinian Hunger-Strikers

Pressure is mounting on Israel to release Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed as he passes 50 days on hunger-strike. Ruairí Gallagher reports.

Solidarity With Bilal Kayed And Palestinian Hunger-Strikers

Pressure is mounting on Israel to release Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed as he passes 50 days on hunger-strike. Ruairí Gallagher reports. Kayed, a leading member of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), is being held under the punitive practice of ‘administrative detention’ after serving nearly 15 years in Israeli prisons. Aged […]

Corbyn And The Battle In British Labour

In September 2015, Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership election with a landslide 59.5% of the vote. A surge of new members and supporters joining the party during the leadership campaign resulted in about 550,000 people being eligible to vote in the contest.

Corbyn And The Battle In British Labour

In September 2015, Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership election with a landslide 59.5% of the vote. A surge of new members and supporters joining the party during the leadership campaign resulted in about 550,000 people being eligible to vote in the contest. At the time former leader, Ed Miliband, said “Jeremy has won a […]

Turkey- The People Defeated The Coup

It was early evening on Friday 15 July that the Turkish military coup began. Planes flew low over Istanbul and Ankara. Soldiers and tanks took to the streets. Key bridges and buildings were taken over. Memet Uludag writes.

Turkey- The People Defeated The Coup

It was early evening on Friday 15 July that the Turkish military coup began. Planes flew low over Istanbul and Ankara. Soldiers and tanks took to the streets. Key bridges and buildings were taken over. State TV was taken over and it was announced that the military were in control of the country. News started […]

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 […]

After Tragedy In Florida- No To Homophobia, No to Racism.

The scenes emerging from Florida are heartbreaking and horrific. 50 people shot dead in an LGBT nightclub. The shootings lasted for three hours in the early morning of Sunday, June 12. Socialists are utterly opposed to and wholeheartedly condemn this terrible act of hate. We stand in solidarity with the LGBT community in Florida and across the world.

After Tragedy In Florida- No To Homophobia, No to Racism.

The scenes emerging from Florida are heartbreaking and horrific. 50 people shot dead in an LGBT nightclub. The shootings lasted for three hours in the early morning of Sunday, June 12. Socialists are utterly opposed to and wholeheartedly condemn this terrible act of hate. We stand in solidarity with the LGBT community in Florida and […]