Monthly Archives: September 2015

Jobstown is not guilty: Fight this criminal injustice

Jobstown protest

Text of the Socialist Party leaflet given out a #JobstownNotGuilty protest today.   The criminalisation of those who protested against Joan Burton in Jobstown last November is a disgrace. This largely spontaneous protest by residents of a working class community was directed against a government Minister who has overseen cuts to rent allowance, child benefit and more recently lone parent ...

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Why this rotten system can’t be reformed

Article on reformism

By Kevin McLoughlin On 12 July in Paraguay the Pope told young people to “make a mess” in their struggle against capitalism. On the same day as the leader of one of the most conservative institutions on earth made this call, Syriza jettisoned its anti-austerity stance in a historic betrayal of the Greek working class. Alexis Tsipras dragged himself and ...

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Britain: Corbyn victory!

Corbyn victory

Below is a statement by Socialist Party’s sister party in England and Wales on the victory of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election.  This is a historic moment. Nothing will be the same again. For decades Westminster politics has meant nothing but right-wing, pro-big business politics. A handful of left Labour MPs like Jeremy Corbyn voted against austerity, war ...

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Is prostitution a human right?

In Germany more than one million men buy sex every day

By Katia Hancke Amnesty International has recently declared that “prostitution is a human right”. Amnesty are just the latest in a growing number of institutions, prominent individuals and even states who are influenced by the pressure to normalise the sex industry, an agenda ultimately pushed by and serving the interests of pimps and a growing global multi-billion dollar business. The ...

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Anti Austerity Alliance – Organising to challenge the 1%

By Emma Quinn The decision of the DPP to press charges against 23 Jobstown protesters is a serious attack on both the AAA and the water charges movement in general. This coincides with the refusal by Garda to grant a permit to the AAA to collect money door to door in Tallaght – a blatant attempt to prevent the funding ...

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Jeremy Corbyn, Northern Ireland & building a working class alternative

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By Kevin Henry The rise of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest marks a very welcome political upheaval in British society. It is a clear rebuff to the idea that society has moved to the right and that the austerity agenda has mass support. Enthusiasm for anti-austerity message Over 50,000 have attended his rallies and hundreds of thousands have ...

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