Bilal Kayed settlement reached, repression of Palestinian prisoners continues

On 24 August, Bilal Kayed suspended his hunger strike after 71 days following a decision by the Israeli authorities to end his administrative detention (internment without trial or charge).

Bilal Kayed settlement reached, repression of Palestinian prisoners continues

On 24 August, Bilal Kayed suspended his hunger strike after 71 days following a decision by the Israeli authorities to end his administrative detention (internment without trial or charge). Ruairí Gallagher reports. During the hunger strike Kayed lost a large amount a weight, suffered several incidents of prolonged loss of vision, and was later arbitrarily […]

Neither Clinton nor Trump, but Jill Stein!

Becca Bor, an US socialist living in Derry analyses the US Presidential election

Neither Clinton nor Trump, but Jill Stein!

With the presidential election in the United States two months away, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in the polls. This is because progressives are not excited about Clinton and the right is enthusiastic about Trump. Clinton is the second most unpopular presidential candidate on record, second only to Trump. This election reflects the […]

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 […]