The Threat of TTIP

TTIP, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, sounds boring. It is a proposed EU–US trade agreement which is scheduled to be ratified later this year. It may sound innocent and progressive – just about facilitating trade - but do not be fooled; TTIP and its sister agreement CETA (between the EU and Canada) are dangerous deals that puts the interests of big business before the interests of people, their health and our environment.

The Threat of TTIP

TTIP, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, sounds boring. It is a proposed EU–US trade agreement which is scheduled to be ratified later this year. It may sound innocent and progressive – just about facilitating trade – but do not be fooled; TTIP and its sister agreement CETA (between the EU and Canada) are dangerous […]

Protests in Brazil against new right wing government

In its first days in office, Brazil’s new government led by right wing president Michel Temer has already faced opposition on the streets.

Protests in Brazil against new right wing government

In its first days in office, Brazil’s new government led by right wing president Michel Temer has already faced opposition on the streets. Some 20,000 took to the streets in Sao Paulo last Thursday to denounce an illegitimate government, in a march led by the militant homeless workers’ movement. The previous day Brazil’s senators voted […]

The Panama Papers : How the rich rob us

The Panama Papers include the President of Argentina, the former prime minister of Georgia, Iceland's prime minister, the ex-prime minister of Iraq, the former prime minister of Jordan, the former prime minister of Qatar, the former Emir of Qatar, the King of Saudi Arabia, the former president of Sudan, UAE President, Abu Dhabi emir, the former Ukraine prime minister, the President of Ukraine, Azerbaijan's first family, the brother-in-law of the Chinese President, the daughter of a former Chinese Premier, childhood friends of Russian President Putin, a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, cousins of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the father of British prime minister, the son of former Egyptian President Mubarak, the personal secretary to the King of Morocco, children of Pakistan's prime minister, the son of Ghana's former president, the son of Malaysia's prime minister, the "favorite contractor" of Mexico's president, the former king of Spain's sister, an associate of Cote d'Ivoire's former president, a nephew of the South African President, the widow of Lansana Conté, the former dictator and president of Guinea

The Panama Papers : How the rich rob us

Oxfam says 1% of population own half of world’s wealth. According to a report published in January 2016 by Oxfam International, the world’s 62 wealthiest individuals now own the same as the poorest half of the global population. Global refugee numbers have doubled to 60 million over the past 15 years. Nearly half of the […]

From War to Uncertainty

Jim O’Connell, People Before Profit candidate in Cork South Central, was recently in Athens where he visited Victoria Square, a gathering point for many refugees. He sent us this vivid and moving report.

From War to Uncertainty

The heavy police presence in Victoria Square is backed up by two very large mobile tactical units, converted buses where the armed police take meals and breaks, conduct briefings and store their equipment. On one end of the square a sentry post complete with parasol sunshade looks like something from a West Bank checkpoint. Uniformed […]

EU-Turkey: a Disgraceful Deal

Over 400 people drowned off the coast of Libya on the 17-18 April. At the time of writing, the exact figure is unknown but what is clear is that it was the single largest tragedy in the Mediterranean over past 12 months.

EU-Turkey: a Disgraceful Deal

Over 400 people drowned off the coast of Libya on the 17-18 April. At the time of writing, the exact figure is unknown but what is clear is that it was the single largest tragedy in the Mediterranean over past 12 months. This tragedy is an indictment of the European Union’s migration policies and a […]

Arms sales expose West’s hypocrisy on refugee crisis

SWP activist Michael Wallance investigates the connections between the West, war profiteering and the refugee crisis.

Arms sales expose West’s hypocrisy on refugee crisis

SWP activist Michael Wallace investigates the connections between the West, war profiteering and the refugee crisis. The horrors inflicted on the Syrian people have been raised to barbaric new levels. Air strikes on a hospital in Aleppo slaughtered three doctors, 11 nurses and 30 patients.  This massacre was carried out by Assad’s forces. An estimated […]

Syria – the return of hope?

It was a remarkable sight. After five years of bombings and siege Syrians took to the streets in vast numbers to once again chant the slogans of the 2011 revolution.

Syria – the return of hope?

It was a remarkable sight. After five years of bombings and siege Syrians took to the streets in vast numbers to once again chant the slogans of the 2011 revolution. The protests appeared across the country, but were most pronounced in areas that have born the brunt of repression, mass arrests and brutal siege. The […]

Gino Kenny TD Raising the Flag of Resistance : from Ireland to Palestine

One of the highlights of the General Election was the victory of Gino Kenny for AAA-PBP in Dublin Mid-West. At the declaration of his election he raised the Palestinian flag in a stirring gesture of international solidarity. The video of this went viral in Palestine itself and has had over 88.000 views. Gino has been receiving solidarity greetings from occupied Palestine. Socialist Worker interviewed Gino about the significance of his election.

Gino Kenny TD Raising the Flag of Resistance : from Ireland to Palestine

One of the highlights of the General Election was the victory of Gino Kenny for AAA-PBP in Dublin Mid-West. At the declaration of his election he raised  the Palestinian flag in a stirring gesture of international solidarity. The video of this went viral in Palestine itself and has had over 88.000 views. Gino has been […]

The World Economy in Turmoil

Despite all the hype and spin about ‘recovery’ world capitalism is in deep trouble. The most obvious sign of this has been turbulence on global stock markets, especially in Japan. On 8 February €4 billion was wiped off the value of Irish shares in what The Irish Times called a ‘bloodbath’.

The World Economy in Turmoil

  Despite all the hype and spin about ‘recovery’ world capitalism is in deep trouble. The most obvious sign of this has been turbulence on global stock markets, especially in Japan. On 8 February €4 billion was wiped off the value of Irish shares in what The Irish Times called a ‘bloodbath’. In the last […]