Combating racism in Ireland

Memet Uludag, Convenor of United Against Racism writes: As part of its struggle to combat racism in Ireland United Against Racism will be holding a Rally and March in Dublin on Saturday 11 March.

Combating racism in Ireland

It will assemble at 2pm at the Garden of Remembrance and march to the Central Bank Plaza. It is also part of an international week of action against racism in many different countries. Similar events will be held elsewhere in Cork and Galway. This rally and demonstration will have three themes: Dump Trump. Trump is […]

Burkini Ban

Burkini Ban

The ban on burkinis in some French towns, introduced in August, continues to cause controversy. Photos of armed police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burkini on a beach caused justified anger around the world. Despite widespread support for the ban from many prominent politicians – including the prime minister Manuel Valls and former […]

You Jung Han; a victim of state racism

You Jung Han; a victim of state racism

On Monday August 22nd You Jung Han, a Korean resident of the Kinsale Road direct provision centre in Cork, tragically ended her life.  She leaves behind a six year old son. Her friends and neighbours in the centre are deeply shocked and traumatised by the young woman’s death. At the time of writing this article, nine […]

Racist Hatred Behind Murder Of Jo Cox

The murder of Labour MP Jo Cox has led to widespread shock and horror, which Socialist Worker shares. The Batley and Spen MP was shot and stabbed yesterday, Thursday, in Birstall, west Yorkshire. She later died in hospital.

Racist Hatred Behind Murder Of Jo Cox

The murder of Labour MP Jo Cox has led to widespread shock and horror, which Socialist Worker shares. The Batley and Spen MP was shot and stabbed yesterday, Thursday, in Birstall, west Yorkshire. She later died in hospital. Jo Cox had spoken out in favour of immigration and in defence of refugees. Witnesses say that […]

No to racism! No to the system that breeds it!

No to racism! No to the system that breeds it!

No to racism! No to the system that breeds it! Racism is a poison. It should have no place in our society or our communities. Racism creates hate, division and violence. We all know that Ireland has major social problems – poverty, homelessness, emigration, a health crisis and massive inequality.But none of these problems are caused […]

‘An embarrassment to the history of its people’

Today, the way the Irish government deals with the asylum seekers here and the refugees in Europe is an embarrassment to the history of its people.

‘An embarrassment to the history of its people’

Memet Uludag went to speak to a Syrian refugee who made it to Ireland and condemns the record of the Irish government on dealing with refugees. It was the wrinkled hands of an elderly refugee, holding my hand firmly, while he was telling me his story, that made it truly real, what it means to be a […]

Locals First?

Locals First?

Carlow county councillor Will Paton (Labour) said he has made a submission to the council “calling for affirmative action for housing locals first before any consideration is given to housing asylum seekers”. “There are very few houses available for rent and most that are available are refusing to take rent supplement or the new housing […]

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 […]

Neo-nazi attacks school in Sweden

Two young people, Lavin Eskander (20) and Ahmed (17), have been brutally murdered in a horrific attack on a school in Trollhättan, Sweden. Several more, including a 15 year old boy, were seriously injured in the attack. Madeleine Johansson reports.

Neo-nazi attacks school in Sweden

Two young people, Lavin Eskander (20) and Ahmed (17), have been brutally murdered in a horrific attack on a school in Trollhättan, Sweden. Several more, including a 15 year old boy, were seriously injured in the attack. Madeleine Johansson reports. Lavin was a student assistant at the school who bravely died to save children from […]

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 […]