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 […]

SWP Statement on ongoing Mediterranean migrant deaths #MigrantLivesMatter

Over the last five days, we have seen the tragic deaths of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean. In the first incident on April 15, 400 migrants died after their boat capsized. This was followed by a second disaster on the 19th where 700 people have lost their lives, bringing the total number of deaths so far in 2015 to more than 1500. 2014 was a record year for migrant deaths but the first three months of 2015 saw more than ten times the number of deaths compared to the same period in 2014.

SWP Statement on ongoing Mediterranean migrant deaths #MigrantLivesMatter

Migrant Lives Matter! Racism Kills! “Even if there was a government decision to drown the migrant boats, there will still be people going by boat because the individual considers himself dead already,” – Abu Jana, Syrian migrant Over the last five days, we have seen the tragic deaths of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean. […]

‘Swedish cops in NY’ video falsifies the role of the police

The video of Swedish police officers on the New York subway, which has gone viral in the past few days, shows a completely falsified image of the Swedish police. It implies that they play a helpful role in society, rather than the racist, violent and oppressive force that they are.

‘Swedish cops in NY’ video falsifies the role of the police

The video of Swedish police officers on the New York subway, which has gone viral in the past few days, shows a completely falsified image of the Swedish police. It implies that they play a helpful role in society, rather than the racist, violent and oppressive force that they are. In the video, four Swedish […]

The Drug War is a Class War

It has now been more than one hundred years since the introduction of laws prohibiting the sale and/or possession of illicit drugs in the United States - laws that began with the prohibition of opium in 1914. This authoritarian trend progressed for several decades and even included a failed attempt to criminalise alcohol in the 1920's. It was Nixon, however, who coined the term “war on drugs” as the size and scope of the federal effort to crush drug users increased and saw the implementation of such draconian policies as “no-knock” warrants and “mandatory minimum” sentencing for offenders.

The Drug War is a Class War

It has now been more than one hundred years since the introduction of laws prohibiting the sale and/or possession of illicit drugs in the United States – laws that began with the prohibition of opium in 1914. This authoritarian trend progressed for several decades and even included a failed attempt to criminalise alcohol in the […]

Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

24 April 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey. This was one of the worst crimes against humanity in the 20th century – a century of terrible crimes.

Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

24 April 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey. This was one of the worst crimes against humanity in the 20th century – a century of terrible crimes. Between 1915 and 1922 1.5 million Armenian people, three quarters of the Armenian population were exterminated. The massacres were carried out during and […]

Brazil faces huge water crisis

“WELCOME to the Cantareira desert,” reads the graffiti on a car that used to be submerged in Sao Paulo’s main reservoir system

Brazil faces huge water crisis

“WELCOME to the Cantareira desert,” reads the graffiti on a car that used to be submerged in Sao Paulo’s main reservoir system It is not just in Ireland that water is a major issue. Brazil is supposed to be in the middle of its rainy season but there has been scant rainfall in the densely […]