Monthly Archives: January 2012

Demand a referendum – No to the austerity treaty

A new international treaty is currently being negotiated by the leaders of the EU. This treaty, currently called the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union,  is a treaty to effectively institutionalise austerity across the European Union.

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Syria: Mass killings fail to quell revolutionary struggle

A key phase in the Syrian revolution has opened up with the balance of power finely poised between the forces of the state and the opposition movement. It is a testament to the courage and resilience of the protesters that demonstrations continue to sweep Syria, despite the ongoing state repression which has seen an estimated 5,000 demonstrators killed and 30,000 imprisoned.

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Come to the national assemblies from Donegal to Kerry: Build a mass campaign

One hundred people attended a meeting on the Household Tax in Galway, 700 in Donegal, over 80 in limerick. And all these before the government’s legislation was passed and the issue came centre stage in the media. Already in January, 120 attended a meeting in Gorey, Wexford. 400 met to discuss the Septic Tank Tax and the Household Tax in County Limerick. 90 people protested outside Galway City Council in early January.

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What next for the United Left Alliance?

“An organised group of people working fo­r a cause”. That is a dictionary definition of the word “party”. James Connolly went further when he described the socialist movement as the “great anti theft movement of the 20th century”.

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Justice for Vita Cortex workers!

The occupation, which began on 26 December by the 32 sacked workers in Vita Cortex is rightly seen as inspirational by other workers up and down the country. They have almost 900 years of service between them, are forced to sleep on the factory floor and endure the harsh damp building throughout Christmas and continue to endure such hardships.

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Cork Against Fascism says: No platform for Nazi Nick Griffin

The UCC Government and Politics Society have invited British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin to speak at a debate on campus in February. This announcement comes only shortly after Griffin’s invitation to Trinity College was cancelled in the face of opposition mounted by anti-fascist campaigners, including members of Trinity Socialist Society.

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