Author Archives: Socialist Party Reporter

An Post – 67% vote to stay in CPSU

CPSU An Post members have voted by a significant majority not to join the CWU but to remain in the CPSU. This decision went against the wishes of the CPSU general secretary, the CWU general secretary and the management of An Post who all encouraged the move.

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Haass talks failure – Sectarian politicians cannot find way forward

The scene seemed set for yet another 'landmark' deal in the history of the peace process. The negotiations continued into the early hours of New Year's Eve. Yet – despite six months of work and 33 days of negotiations and much fanfare – the talks process led by US diplomat Richard Haass failed to reach agreement between the five Assembly Executive parties on how to deal with parades, the past, flags and emblems, with only the nationalist parties endorsing the final draft proposals.

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Anelka’s salute a scandal – kick racism out of football

Although Nicolas Anelka has never been far from controversy, the West Broms striker’s behaviour took a darker turn when he performed the ‘quenelle’ salute after scoring against West Ham. The quenelle, described as an inverse Nazi salute was invented by French comedian Dieudonné M'bala who has been convicted for hate-speech several times.

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US: Kshama Sawant inauguration speech

Below we publish the text of today’s speech by Kshama Sawant, newly elected Seattle city councillor from Socialist Alternative (CWI in USA). A video of the speech can be see here (starting 29 minutes in).

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Landlords enriched by government propping up private rent sector

Market Solutions to housing crisis have failed – programme of affordable state provided accommodation to buy or rent is needed Responding to the figures made available today showing the extent to which the landlord class continue to be enriched by rent supplement payments, amounting to €400 million in 2012, Socialist Party MEP for Dublin Paul Murphy said: That 20 landlords ...

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Southern Irish economy – analysis & perspectives

Caution is necessary when investigating figures for the economic situation in Ireland. There are economic vested interests at work that benefit from spinning every scrap of positive news. The media fully assist this and try to manufacture a mood or belief that substantial progress is just around the corner. So as well as trying to identify perspectives, it is necessary to take up the arguments and the propaganda that is being put forward constantly.

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