As people power forces water retreat- let’s talk about building an Ireland worth living in.

Fine Gael made water one of their ‘red lines’-they said they would never back down. Yet now we are looking at a ‘suspension’ of the charge until a commission decides what to do in nine months. This is a massive blow to the credibility of Fine Gael amongst their right wing support base.

As people power forces water retreat- let’s talk about building an Ireland worth living in.

Fine Gael made water one of their ‘red lines’-they said they would never back down. Yet now we are looking at a ‘suspension’ of the charge until a commission decides what to do in nine months. This is a massive blow to the credibility of Fine Gael amongst their right wing support base. The biggest […]

As thousands march across Ireland- it’s time for change

On Saturday January 24th thousands of people marched across Ireland. The marches were organised as a Right2Water day of action and are a stepping stone to a massive national protest the Saturday before the election.

As thousands march across Ireland- it’s time for change

On Saturday January 24th thousands of people marched across Ireland. The marches were organised as a Right2Water day of action and are a stepping stone to a massive national protest the Saturday before the election. About 10,000 protested in Dublin city centre alone with another 10,000 in Cork and thousands marching in smaller protests taking […]

Do we need political parties?

In recent years it has been quite common to hear, in the water charges movement and in working class communities, the view that all political parties are bad or ‘all the same’ and that we would all be better off without them.

Do we need political parties?

In recent years it has been quite common to hear, in the water charges movement and in working class communities, the view that all political parties are bad or ‘all the same’ and that we would all be better off without them. This idea is not confined to Ireland. For example it was dominant in […]

2016- Let’s make this a year for change

This year marks one hundred years since the 1916 rebellion. That generation fought to remove the boot heel of an Empire and create a more equal society.

2016- Let’s make this a year for change

This year marks one hundred years since the 1916 rebellion. That generation fought to remove the boot heel of an Empire and create a more equal society. For James Connolly and the Irish Citizen’s Army that society was a socialist society- where workers North and South would democratically control the wealth of society in the […]

French Government is no friend of freedom

French Government is no friend of freedom

In the aftermath of the terrible and tragic attacks in Paris the French Government moved to revoke civil liberties and beat the war drums. James O’Toole looks at the bloody history of the French Empire and shows that the French state is a greater threat to the people of France and the world than any […]

Imperialism is terrorism on a massive scale

Imperialism is terrorism on a massive scale

With 12 nations bombing Syria Brian O’ Boyle investigates the brutal history of Imperialism and explains that war is terrorism on a massive scale. Western Imperialism is the world’s biggest terror outfit. It involves using capitalist state power and military superiority to oppress foreign populations, occupy their land and exploit their assets. Over the course […]

In defense of protest and people power

‘You people are just into the politics of permanent protest. You don’t want to form a government and actually do anything’. So Labour Minister Alex White to Richard Boyd Barrett (and Joe Higgins) on ‘The Week in Politics’. Actually it could have been almost any Labour Party spokesperson to almost anyone on the radical left.

In defense of protest and people power

‘You people are just into the politics of permanent protest. You don’t want to form a government and actually do anything’. So Labour Minister Alex White to Richard Boyd Barrett (and Joe Higgins) on ‘The Week in Politics’. Actually it could have been almost any Labour Party spokesperson to almost anyone on the radical left. […]

Tens of thousands march- We can challenge the establishment.

Tens of thousands march- We can challenge the establishment.

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Dublin today, August 29th, to voice their anger over the imposition of the water charge by the Fine Gael Labour Government. Today’s protest shows how strong this people power movement is. People traveled from every corner of the country. The community resistance and protest movement […]

SWP statement on the murder of Kevin McGuigan

The recent killing of Kevin McGuigan in Short Strand, almost certainly in revenge for the murder of former IRA commander Gerard ‘Jock’ Davidson in the Markets area three months earlier, has raised fears of escalating violence in nationalist areas in Belfast and laid bare a sharply deteriorating political situation across the North.

SWP statement on the murder of Kevin McGuigan

The recent killing of Kevin McGuigan in Short Strand, almost certainly in revenge for the murder of former IRA commander Gerard ‘Jock’ Davidson in the Markets area three months earlier, has raised fears of escalating violence in nationalist areas in Belfast and laid bare a sharply deteriorating political situation across the North. 17 years after […]

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 […]