Monthly Archives: November 2010

Gilmore commits Labour to austerity policies

The comment of the Labour Party to imposing austerity as part of the next government is increasingly clear. In agreeing to the target of reducing the budget deficit to 3% by 2014, Labour is pledging to implement cutbacks and attacks similar to those of the current government.

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Tory cuts bloodbath must be resisted

A savage attack has been launched on working class people in Northern Ireland. The Comprehensive Spending Review announced by the Tory-Lib Dem Coalition government on 20 October represents around a 6.9% cut in public spending in the North over the next four years. This amounts to some £4 billion in revenue spending, and a 40% reduction in capital spending (on roads, hospitals and other public projects).

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Socialist Party annual conference takes place this weekend in Cavan

MEP and Dublin West candidate for the general election Joe Higgins commented:

"This weekend the annual conference of the Socialist Party takes place against the political and economic backdrop that points towards years of savage cutbacks, high unemployment and mass emigration of our youth unless a serious political challenge to the establishment consensus is built allied to a fightback in the form of mass protests and strike action.

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1,100 attend “Claiming our future” conference

The impressive attendance of  1,100 at the recent  “Claiming Our Future” conference in the RDS was a positive indication that people want an alternative to the cutback agenda on offer from the entire political establishment, both government and official opposition.  In fact twice as many applied for tickets to attend but could not be accommodated for reasons of space

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United Left Alliance to challenge at general election

The newly established United Left Alliance, which will be publicly launched at a rally in the Ashling Hotel , Dublin on Friday 26 November, involves the Socialist Party, the People Before Profit Alliance, the South Tipperary Workers and Unemployed Action Group and the Independent Socialist group of Declan Bree in Sligo.

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John Gahan – a full life

Socialist Party members were greatly saddened at the untimely passing on November3rd of John Gahan, a staunch member of the party and an energetic activist in the tradeunion and labour movement.John, who was only 42, died after a six month period of illness which he met withcharacteristic courage and resilience.

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No to Garda brutality, No to fees – Build an anti fees campaign

An indication of the fierce opposition the Government can come up against when attempting to implement its brutal 2011 budget, was shown at the massive student demonstration on 3 November. Over 30,000 students demonstrated in Dublin, in what was reported to have been the ‘largest student protest in a generation’. 

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Socialist Youth says: Fight for free education!

Make the super rich pay

Young people are being hammered by this Government. A generation of youth is being screwed with footing the bill for the reckless greed of the super-rich. In this morass of bank bailouts, cutbacks and mass unemployment, the basic right to education is now under serious threat!

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