Author Archives: Socialist Party Reporter

Northern Assembly election – a Labour Alternative is needed!

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The RHI scandal will mean that, while little is done to help the 42% of people here who live in fuel poverty, Northern Ireland’s Ferrari showroom will be kept cosy at a profit using public funds for the next 20 years. In Arlene Foster’s own rural constituency of Fermanagh & South Tyrone, 75% of GP surgeries face closure but Viscount ...

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Mexico: 20% Fuel hike sparks mass protests

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By David López, Izquierda Revolucionaria (México) The answer that the Mexican working class has given to the gasolinazo (fuel price hike) has been overwhelming. In four days the entire country has experienced intense mobilizations and acts of protest.  Various cities have witnessed roadblocks, the occupation of gas stations and forced closures of Pemex supply-plants. The government is conscious of all ...

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Trump prepares vicious attacks- We must prepare resistance

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Trump’s victory in the presidential election was a profound shock to tens of millions of progressive workers, young people, immigrants, women, people of color, Muslims, and LGBTQ people across the U.S. The target list of Trump’s administration has become clearer. This is compounded by a rise in hate crimes around the country since the election. The enormous fear and anger ...

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Poster for meeting held on the first anniversary of the Russian Revolution held in Dublin

Below is an editorial from Socialism Today, the monthly magazine of the Socialist Party in England and Wales on the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Throughout the year the Socialist Party will be producing articles on this momentous event including its impact on Ireland.  The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The 1917 revolution stands out ...

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Shameful inaction as housing crisis deteriorates

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By Eleni Vetsika Despite government promises pre- and post-election, the scale of the housing crisis has only become sharper in the last few months. The most recent official figures show that a record total of 6,709 people are now homeless nationwide, which means about 1,173 families, and a shocking 2,426 children. In July of this year, the government published Rebuilding ...

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The Socialist Party and support for the Corbyn movement

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Article from “The Socialist” , paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales on our approach towards the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party in Britain. Socialist Party members have received widespread support from trade unionists, anti-cuts activists and supporters of Jeremy Corbyn both inside and outside the Labour Party for our calls for democratising the Labour ...

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Women rising around the world

A woman carries a banner  that reads in Spanish "Duarte Femicide," referring to the Gov. of the State of Chihuahua Cesar Duarte, during a protest against violence against women marking International Women's Day in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. International Women's Day celebrates women and their accomplishments, but it also offers a stark reminder of the gender divides in rights, representation and pay. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

By Aprille Scully Inequality under the capitalist system has accelerated in recent years and sees the top 1% own more wealth than the 99%. Neoliberalism means privatisation and underfunding of public services which particularly affects women in areas of health, education, maternity leave and low pay. It’s in this context that across the world we are seeing a new generation ...

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After decades of neo-liberalism… The political “centre” cannot hold

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By Stephen Boyd Over 35 years ago, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan took up the ideas of neo-libearlism and used them as the foundation of what they saw as a new era for capitalism. “The market would discover a natural hierarchy of winners and losers, creating a more efficient system than could ever be devised through planning or by design. ...

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