Hollande’s war- a report from a socialist in Paris

Three days after the dreadful mass murders in Paris and Saint Denis, people are struggling to understand, and are expressing their solidarity by donating blood or leaving candles and flowers in the streets, while authorities and mainstream parties are scrambling for legitimacy and positioning.

Hollande’s war- a report from a socialist in Paris

Three days after the dreadful mass murders in Paris and Saint Denis, people are struggling to understand, and are expressing their solidarity by donating blood or leaving candles and flowers in the streets, while authorities and mainstream parties are scrambling for legitimacy and positioning. As the names of the victims become public, we all see […]

Open Letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land

Open Letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Despite being under no illusion, it is very disappointing to read that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visiting Lesbos said “It is imperative that we reach an agreement with Turkey to stop the flows by targeting the smugglers“. NOT to help the refugees, not to come up with agreements to create humanitarian, safe procedures to […]

Europe’s Shame – the Refugee Crisis

Refugees Welcome Here!

Europe’s Shame – the Refugee Crisis

Socialist Worker is deliberately putting the refugee crisis on its front page along side the housing crisis, as well as discussing its roots on p4-5 inside. We do this knowing full well that that there will be people who will say, ‘How can we welcome refugees when we can’t house our own?’ We believe that […]

The Roots of the Refugee Crisis

Refugees are fleeing countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Yemen, Libya, Mali, and Sudan in order to escape from wars, brutal dictatorial regimes and chaos created by foreign military interventions. Memet Uludag of United Against Racism examines the EU response and the background to the crisis.

The Roots of the Refugee Crisis

Refugees are fleeing countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Yemen, Libya, Mali, and Sudan in order to escape from wars, brutal dictatorial regimes and chaos created by foreign military interventions. Memet Uludag of United Against Racism examines the EU response and the background to the crisis. Just three days after the announcement of the […]

Refugee Crisis – EU Crisis

First things first: the EU governments have officially lost the plot on the refugee crisis.

Refugee Crisis – EU Crisis

First things first: the EU governments have officially lost the plot on the refugee crisis. Yesterday, on September 14, the EU justice ministers met in Brussels. The outcome of the meeting was a failure. They failed to agree on anything including their own proposal for a relocation scheme (quota) for 160,000 refugees. They also couldn’t […]

Refugees: Myths and Facts

Refugees: Myths and Facts

MYTH: Ireland is overcrowded and “full up” REALITY: Ireland is not densely populated. The Republic of Ireland has a population of 4.5 million (Plus 1.5 million in the North) In the 1820’s before the famine it had 8 million. The Population density of Ireland is 65 people per sq km compared to 260 per sq […]

Greece, Popular Unity & the lessons of Chile

Socialists welcome the left split from Syriza and the possibility of a united front of all forces opposed to austerity but within this movement we must debate the question of the left and capitalist State power. Miguel Silva, a comrade from Chile, sent us this report.

Greece, Popular Unity & the lessons of Chile

Socialists welcome the left split from Syriza and the possibility of a united front of all forces opposed to austerity but within this movement we must debate the question of the left and capitalist State power. Miguel Silva, a comrade from Chile, sent us this report. The 25 Syriza MPs who split this week have […]

THE DEFEAT OF SYRIZA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE IRISH LEFT

Against the economic terrorism of the EU, people power and workers action is the only way to achieve change.

THE DEFEAT OF SYRIZA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE IRISH LEFT

The EU has enforced a humiliating surrender on Greece. The Syriza government that was elected to end austerity has been forced to implement it. The meaning of Wolfgang Schauble, the German Finance Minister’s infamous phrase ‘we can’t possibly allow an election to change anything’ is now clear. The scale of the brutality is astounding. To […]

Ireland’s Shame, Syriza’s climbdown

To its great shame the Irish Government, and Finance Minister Michael Noonan in particular, have played a disgraceful role in lining up with the IMF and the EU institutions to inflict further suffering on the Greek people. Noonan joined forces with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble to intensify pressure on the Syriza government to abandon its commitments and impose even more austerity on its people.

Ireland’s Shame, Syriza’s climbdown

To its great shame the Irish Government, and Finance Minister Michael Noonan in particular, have played a disgraceful role in lining up with the IMF and the EU institutions to inflict further suffering on the Greek people. Noonan joined forces with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble to intensify pressure on the Syriza government to abandon its commitments and impose […]

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/