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.
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 […]
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 […]
Of all the crazy and dangerous things done by Donald Trump his disastrous environmental policies will probably have most serious lasting effect.
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 […]
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.
‘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 […]
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.
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 […]
Fascist Marine Le Pen and banker Emmanuel Macron go through to the second round of the French Presidential election.
(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 […]
International Women’s Day has always been a day of action, not a day for flowers and passivity!
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 […]
82 refugees, mostly Syrians will be housed in the small town of Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon. 37 of the refugees arriving are children.
Memet Uludag As the news was announced by the Department of Justice there was some mixed reaction in the town of 2000, but despite the unease and anger towards the government for its handling of the issue and its failure to consult, people were mostly sympathetic and wanted to welcome the refugees to their […]
There has never been a US Presidential inauguration like it.
In 670 cities across the world – from Melbourne to Copenhagen – people took the streets to protest in the biggest global demonstration since the great anti-Iraq War marches of 2003.
John Molyneux There has never been a US Presidential inauguration like it. In 670 cities across the world – from Melbourne to Copenhagen – people took the streets to protest in the biggest global demonstration since the great anti-Iraq War marches of 2003. The turnout was largest in America, of course. There the numbers were […]
Poland has restrictive laws regarding abortion. Highly influenced by the Catholic Church abortion is only allowed in cases of rape, incest, disability of the foetus and a risk to the health of the mother. Even with such restrictive laws, a termination can still be refused under these circumstances. In Poland medical personal can invoke a […]