Author Archives: Socialist Party Reporter

30% pay cut: Bus Éireann declares war on workers

By Mick Barry TD Bus Éireann’s proposals for a 30% cut in take-home pay for their drivers, possible compulsory redundancies and casualisation of work represent a declaration of war. Owing to the precedent that it would set, it represents a declaration of war not merely on bus drivers but on all public transport workers and the working class as a whole. ...

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Palestine/Israel: Everyday life under occupation

Just before Christmas the United Nations security council symbolically voted 14-0 declaring Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as illegal. The United States abstained, denying a veto sought by Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition government in Israel and US President-elect Donald Trump. A week earlier, Socialist Struggle Movement – the Israel/Palestine section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI- the international socialist organisation to ...

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Northern Assembly election – a Labour Alternative is needed!

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

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

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

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

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

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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