Author Archives: Socialist Party Reporter

Obituary: Benny Adams (1949-2014)

Benjamin (Benny) Adams died after a long illness on October 6th 2014 at the early age of 65. Benny was active in the Militant, the forerunner of Socialist Party in Ireland, from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. For most of that time he worked full-time as a political organiser. Benny came from a large family-he had seven brothers and sisters-and ...

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Africa: Ebola crisis spreads

The news that the United States is to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to build isolation hospitals, while Sierra Leone has implemented a national lock-down to try to contain the Ebola virus underlines how serious the epidemic in West Africa has become.

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Film Review: ‘Pride’

The film Pride is set against the backdrop of the miners’ strike during the Thatcher era in the 1980s. It is a light-hearted comedy that manages to give an uplifting sense of solidarity between the miners on strike and the LGBT community. The film opens with the Solidarity Forever anthem and this message is echoed throughout the film. Despite the ...

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