Turkey- The People Defeated The Coup

It was early evening on Friday 15 July that the Turkish military coup began. Planes flew low over Istanbul and Ankara. Soldiers and tanks took to the streets. Key bridges and buildings were taken over. Memet Uludag writes.

Turkey- The People Defeated The Coup

It was early evening on Friday 15 July that the Turkish military coup began. Planes flew low over Istanbul and Ankara. Soldiers and tanks took to the streets. Key bridges and buildings were taken over. State TV was taken over and it was announced that the military were in control of the country. News started […]

From War to Uncertainty

Jim O’Connell, People Before Profit candidate in Cork South Central, was recently in Athens where he visited Victoria Square, a gathering point for many refugees. He sent us this vivid and moving report.

From War to Uncertainty

The heavy police presence in Victoria Square is backed up by two very large mobile tactical units, converted buses where the armed police take meals and breaks, conduct briefings and store their equipment. On one end of the square a sentry post complete with parasol sunshade looks like something from a West Bank checkpoint. Uniformed […]

EU-Turkey: a Disgraceful Deal

Over 400 people drowned off the coast of Libya on the 17-18 April. At the time of writing, the exact figure is unknown but what is clear is that it was the single largest tragedy in the Mediterranean over past 12 months.

EU-Turkey: a Disgraceful Deal

Over 400 people drowned off the coast of Libya on the 17-18 April. At the time of writing, the exact figure is unknown but what is clear is that it was the single largest tragedy in the Mediterranean over past 12 months. This tragedy is an indictment of the European Union’s migration policies and a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]