Author Archives: Socialist Party Reporter

#JobstownNotGuilty trial: Criminalising protest must be resisted

The clock continues to tick down towards the biggest political trial in decades. In April 2017, the first trial of adults for the false imprisonment of Joan Burton and her assistant will commence in the Criminal Courts of Justice. In advance of that, on 19 September, a 17 year old will go on trial in the Children's Court for the same offences.

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Slaughter at the Somme – one hundred years on

By Kevin Henry Between 1 July and 18 November, 1916 the bloodiest and largest battle of the First World War took place on both sides of the Somme River. In the first day almost 60,000 soldiers where killed; greater than the total combined British casualties in the Crimean, Boer and Korean wars. The scale of the disaster was monumental. A ...

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Britain: Chilcot’s damning findings on Iraq war

The 2.6 million-word Chilcot report in essence acknowledges that the devastating war on Iraq and occupation was a completely unjustifiable act of military aggression, by making it clear that it was not necessary. Families of the UK army personnel who died or were seriously injured in Iraq, and the millions of Iraqi people whose lives have been shattered by the ...

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Britain: Stand firm and organise against the Blairite coup

Article from “The Socialist”, paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales, on how the attempts to remove Jeremy Corbyn by the Blairite clique in the Parliamentary Labour Party should be fought:  Four thousand in Liverpool, 1,000 in Manchester, 800 in Leeds, thousands in London. Across the country people have taken to the streets to show their support for ...

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Stop the Blairite coup! Fight for an anti-austerity party for the 99%

Statement by the Socialist Party in England and Wales on attempts by members of the Blairite wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party to mount a coup against Jeremy Corbyn.  THE TORIES ARE IN DISARRAY and a general election is on the cards. A Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government could be in power in months. And what does the Labour right do? ...

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Britain: After the Brexit referendum

By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary Tories Out! General election now! Fight for a 24 hour general strike “The referendum result may well go down in history as the pitchfork moment”, declared the Financial Times (FT), wailing the anger and despair of Britain’s elite at the decision by the majority of voters in Britain to leave the European ...

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Feminising the elite will not bring equality

By Méabh Hennelly The idea of Hilary Clinton becoming the first woman President of the US has been hailed by some establishment feminists as being a progressive development, a symbol of what can be achieved. The idea that more women holding senior roles and becoming wealthy will benefit women generally needs further scrutiny. Taking a closer look at Hilary Clinton, ...

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