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State & media shame over victimisation of Roma families

The recent cases where two children were taken from their Roma families in Tallaght and Athlone  and placed in the care of the HSE by the Gardaí, solely on the grounds that they looked different to their parents, highlights the discrimination that this group faces on a daily basis.

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Budget 2014 – The socialist approach

Introduction

The crisis faced by working people, the unemployed, students and pensioners in Ireland is a crisis of capitalism. While the crash in Ireland has had its own special features related to the property bubble and an historic over reliance on Foreign Direct Investment, this should not obscure the fact that capitalism, a system based on private ownership of key sections of the economy as well as economic activity being geared towards profit and not need and the absence of rational planning of resources, is a crisis prone system that has to be replaced.

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Paul Murphy – campaigning to retain MEP seat for Left

..but SWP’s sectarian decision could damage chances

It has been confirmed that it is the intention that Socialist Workers Party member, Councillor Brid Smith would be a People Before Profit Alliance candidate in the European Elections next May for the Dublin constituency. When this information initially appeared a few days ago via social media, it caused bewilderment and shock.

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Scottish independence referendum – one year to go

The Scottish independence referendum is taking place on 18 September 2014. An average of this  year’s opinion polls indicates that currently one third of people would vote Yes for independence and  around one half would vote No. While there are differences depending on which organisation conducts  the poll, the trend over the last nine months has been relatively static.

 

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