The State Of The Nation- Lenin On The State

In the latest of his reviews of classic socialist texts James Grannell looks at Lenin’s most famous book The State and Revolution.

The State Of The Nation- Lenin On The State

In the latest of his reviews of classic socialist texts James Grannell looks at Lenin’s most famous book The State and Revolution. Lenin’s The State and Revolution, written in 1917, is widely accepted as one of the classics of Marxist theory, but what’s it all about? In this relatively short text Lenin outlined his theory […]

Eamonn McCann MLA says: Saudi From Saville To Chilcot- Protecting Those On Top

From Saville to Chilcot. Eamonn McCann, MLA argues that in the end both reports have protected those at the top.

Eamonn McCann MLA says: Saudi From Saville To Chilcot- Protecting Those On Top

From Saville to Chilcot. Eamonn McCann, MLA argues that in the end both reports have protected those at the top. The Chilcot Report into the Iraq war and the Saville Report into Bloody Sunday have a lot in common. Chilcot was published to on July 6th. Many were taken aback by the sharp tone of […]

Repeal The 8th – The Time Is Now

The Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit (AAA/PBP) will be putting forward a motion to the Dáil mid October to repeal the 8th Amendment by referendum,. PBP believe that it is the ordinary people who should decide, not lawyers, the Church, or the elite.

Repeal The 8th – The Time Is Now

Stacey Wren, People Before Profit Pro-Choice Campaign writes. The Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit (AAA/PBP) will be putting forward a motion to the Dáil mid October to repeal the 8th Amendment by referendum,. PBP believe that it is the ordinary people who should decide, not lawyers, the Church, or the elite. This bill is […]

Simon Coveney’s Big House Con

Simon Coveney has launched his new Housing Action Plan with quite a fanfare. Unsurprisingly much of the media has echoed Coveney’s own view of his proposals: a ‘game changer’, ‘47,000 new social houses!’, ‘the biggest housing programme in the history of the state’.

Simon Coveney’s Big House Con

Simon Coveney has launched his new Housing Action Plan with quite a fanfare. Unsurprisingly much of the media has echoed Coveney’s own view of his proposals: a ‘game changer’, ‘47,000 new social houses!’, ‘the biggest housing programme in the history of the state’. Tragically – and it is tragic for the homeless on the streets […]

Why Are Sinn Féin Attacking The Radical Left?

Sinn Féin spent thirty years honing the art of misinformation, becoming world-class experts in double speak in the process. Now they have turned their fire onto the radical left. At this year’s SF Ard Fheis, Gerry Adams used a prime slot on RTE’s The Week in Politics to claim that People Before Profit were a two nations party. Adams knew his claim was totally false. PBP has always been clear that it wants a 32 country socialist Ireland. But Adam’s slur was designed to cause maximum damage in the run up the Northern Assembly elections.

Why Are Sinn Féin Attacking The Radical Left?

Sinn Féin spent thirty years honing the art of misinformation, becoming world-class experts in double speak in the process. Now they have turned their fire onto the radical left. At this year’s SF Ard Fheis, Gerry Adams used a prime slot on RTE’s The Week in Politics to claim that People Before Profit were a […]

Independents And The Left

Entirely justified disillusionment with the ‘mainstream’ political parties – Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Labour - has led to the rise of ‘the independents’. Time and again, while canvassing for People Before Profit in the last election we were met on the doorstep with, ‘Yes, we are voting independents this time’.

Independents And The Left

Entirely justified disillusionment with the ‘mainstream’ political parties – Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Labour – has led to the rise of ‘the independents’. Time and again, while canvassing for People Before Profit in the last election we were met on the doorstep with, ‘Yes, we are voting independents this time’. At least three different […]

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 […]

Stop The Woodburn Forest Drill

The drilling in Woodburn Forest just outside Belfast in Co Antrim is relatively conventional, as opposed to being hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”. But that doesn’t mean that it is not a danger to the environment and to Belfast’s drinking water.

Stop The Woodburn Forest Drill

The drilling in Woodburn Forest just outside Belfast in Co Antrim is relatively conventional, as opposed to being hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”. But that doesn’t mean that it is not a danger to the environment and to Belfast’s drinking water. Also, everything about how Infrastrata, the company behind the “exploratory drill” ended up allowed to […]

Northern Elections- The Left Breaks Through

Fiona Ferguson reports on the Northern elections. The 2016 Assembly election is over, and the result in terms of the Government is much of the same, with a few changes. Unsurprisingly, the DUP and Sinn Fein have been returned as the largest parties, and they were left to divide up the ministerial positions amongst themselves, following the formation of an official opposition, comprised of the SDLP and UUP.

Northern Elections- The Left Breaks Through

Fiona Ferguson reports on the Northern elections. The 2016 Assembly election is over, and the result in terms of the Government is much of the same, with a few changes. Unsurprisingly, the DUP and Sinn Fein have been returned as the largest parties, and they were left to divide up the ministerial positions amongst themselves, […]

Bray homeless men fight back

n Thursday 5th of May 1916 the lie of the recovery became apparent in Bray when two men Tommy and Jay presented themselves as homeless to the council. Both men were previously living in the rented Brighton House men's shelter which the council terminated at the end of March 2016.

Bray homeless men fight back

Violet Wilkin of Bray People Before Profit reports On Thursday 5th of May 1916 the lie of the recovery became apparent in Bray when two men Tommy and Jay presented themselves as homeless to the council. Both men were previously living in the rented Brighton House men’s shelter which the council terminated at the end […]