Charleston: US racism strikes again

The Charleston massacre in which a white terrorist gunned down nine black people at a church in South Carolina on 17 June was not a random act but a concentrated expression of the deep racism embedded both in US history and contemporary US society.

Charleston: US racism strikes again

The Charleston massacre in which a white terrorist gunned down nine black people at a church in South Carolina on 17 June was not a random act but a concentrated expression of the deep racism embedded both in US history and contemporary US society. The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is one of the country’s […]

Strike wave in Germany

For decades now, wages have not risen in Germany. Much like we have seen with the water movement in Ireland, it has taken longer than expected to see a fight back.

Strike wave in Germany

There has been a wave of industrial action sweeping Germany over the last few weeks. Train drivers have been out on strike on multiple days since May over rates of pay. The train company, Deutsche Bahn, is a private joint-stock company, with the Federal Republic of Germany being its single shareholder. Also in May, special […]

Nepalese Earthquake – unnecessary tragedy

Natural disasters cannot be prevented but they can be prepared for. While the risk of earthquake occurrence cannot be reduced, the risk of devastation can be and showed the devastation that nature can wreak. Despite the warnings that an earthquake was “scientifically inevitable and historically overdue” and the fact that it is the world’s 11th most-at-risk country for earthquakes (2nd-most-at-risk for natural disasters) Nepal was not prepared. As a result the April 25 earthquake in Nepal took 8700 lives, injured 17000 others.

Nepalese Earthquake –  unnecessary tragedy

Linda Kehoe, who has worked in Nepal, explains why the earthquake claimed so many lives. Natural disasters cannot be prevented but they can be prepared for. While the risk of earthquake occurrence cannot be reduced, the risk of devastation can be and showed the devastation that nature can wreak. Despite the warnings that an earthquake […]

Big Gains for Left in Spain

Local and regional elections in Spain on 24 May saw the left make major gains. Coalitions backed by Podemos and other left forces will now run many towns and cities, including Madrid and Barcelona.

Big Gains for Left in Spain

Andy Durgan reports from Barcelona Local and regional elections in Spain on 24 May saw the left make major gains. Coalitions backed by Podemos and other left forces will now run many towns and cities, including Madrid and Barcelona. The elections also saw the continual decline of the two dominant parties of the last 30 […]

#MarRef Ireland: Message of solidarity from revolutionary socialists in Turkey

The Revolutionary Socialist Workers' Party - Turkey (Devrimci Sosyalist İşçi Partisi - DSİP) have issued a message of solidarity and congratulated the SWP comrades and the LGBT activists in Ireland for the victory in Marriage Referendum.

#MarRef Ireland: Message of solidarity from revolutionary socialists in Turkey

The Revolutionary Socialist Workers’ Party – Turkey (Devrimci Sosyalist İşçi Partisi – DSİP) have issued a message of solidarity and congratulated the SWP comrades and the LGBT activists in Ireland for the victory in Marriage Referendum. In recent years the LGBT struggle in Turkey has gained significant momentum. The 2014 Istanbul Gay Pride march, which […]

Public Meeting: EU and the Migrant Crisis. Why are migrants dying in the Mediterranean?

Public Meeting: EU and the Migrant Crisis. Why are migrants dying in the Mediterranean?

Public Meeting hosted by United Against Racism and Irish Anti-War Movement EU and the Migrant Crisis: Why are migrants dying in the Mediterranean? Speakers: Mark Price | Irish Anti-War Movement Azad | Syrian Refugee Memet Uludağ | United Against Racism Teacher’s Club | 27 May | 19:00. For more information https://www.facebook.com/events/1420755214911610/  

NEITHER LEFT NOR RIGHT?

On May 1st, Eduardo Maura from Podemos spoke at a conference organised by trade unions supporting the Right to Water campaign. He told participants that Podemos in Spain grew because it realised that ‘there was a new political space that was neither on the left side of the board or the right side of the board but at the centre’. His remark drew strong applause from one section of the hall but deadly silence from another. It was a glaring indicator of the different strands that composed the anti-water charges movement.

NEITHER LEFT NOR RIGHT?

On May 1st, Eduardo Maura from Podemos spoke at a conference organised by trade unions supporting the Right to Water campaign. He told participants that Podemos in Spain grew because it realised that ‘there was a new political space that was neither on the left side of the board or the right side of the […]

Zero Hours: Victory in New Zealand

In a global first, fast food workers in New Zealand have won a major victory against job insecurity and under-employment.

Zero Hours: Victory in New Zealand

In a global first, fast food workers in New Zealand have won a major victory against job insecurity and under-employment. Workers at Restaurant Brands, which owns KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr. and Starbucks stores in the country, will vote on a new collective agreement scrapping zero hour contracts. The agreement, which takes effect in July, […]

Climate Change is Now

Ireland has enjoyed a relatively quiet winter but in early 2014, the country was lashed by extreme storms that caused record tides, severe flooding and damage to homes and lives.

Climate Change is Now

Michael Wallace explains why the world’s weather is going crazy Ireland has enjoyed a relatively quiet winter but in early 2014, the country was lashed by extreme storms that caused record tides, severe flooding and damage to homes and lives. While these storms have receded for now, other parts of the world are being hammered […]

The Fire This Time: Rebellion in Baltimore

An urban rebellion has exploded in Baltimore, Maryland. In response, martial law and a curfew have been imposed. Thousands of fully armed National Guard troops have been called in to back-up local police.

The Fire This Time: Rebellion in Baltimore

      An urban rebellion has exploded in Baltimore, Maryland. In response, martial law and a curfew have been imposed. Thousands of fully armed National Guard troops have been called in to back-up local police. People, mainly young and Black, have rallied again in cities across the U.S. to demand justice, not just for […]