Author Archives: Eddie McCabe

Argentina: The struggle for bodily autonomy

Maria Clara Ferreira from our sister organisation in Brazil reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina where a mass movement with hundreds of thousands on the streets (partly inspired by the repeal victory in Ireland) has developed for bodily autonomy. The women’s movement in Argentina has a proud history of unity in action to fight to legalizing abortion. It was this struggle which ...

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Israel/Palestine: Opposing Israeli government’s “Nationality Law”

Article by Yasha Marmer, member of Socialist Solidarity Movement, our sister organisation of the Socialist Party in Israel/Palestine, about the protests against the racist Israeli government’s new “Nationality Law”, which declares “the right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people”.  Impressively, despite government backed hostility and incitement, 20,000-30,000 demonstrators marched on Saturday, 11 ...

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Making history: First Trans Pride takes place in Dublin

By Thomas White, organiser of Trans Pride On 28 July, Dublin had its first annual Trans Pride. It was organised from the beginning as a grassroots protest by and for Trans people. It sought to bring Pride back to its radical roots as a protest movement. It rejected the corporate veneer that suffocates most Pride events, with companies that carry ...

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Solidarity with Summerhill Occupation

The following article was written by Socialist Party members William Foley and Robert Cosgrave who have participated in the Summerhill occupation. Since the night of 7 August, housing activists have been occupying apartments on Summerhill Parade owned by slum landlords, Pat and PJ O’Donnell. A banner hanging from an upstairs window declares: “Homes For All.”. In a week where pictures ...

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Deadly fires ravage Greece

By reporters from Xekinima (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in Greece)  More than 80 deaths, including children and babies, and more than 150 injured. Dozens of people made homeless and an incalculable destruction of forests and forestry land. This is, so far, the result of the great fires that took place in Attica. The number of victims may rise ...

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Britain- Mass demonstrations greet Trump

By reporters from the Socialist Party in England and Wales A human tide swept central London on 13 July in a historic mobilisation against the racist, sexist billionaire president of the US, Donald Trump, who was visiting the UK. It is estimated that more than 250,000 people took to the streets – an enormous figure, especially considering that this took ...

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One year of Varadkar’s spin & neo-liberalism

By Paul Murphy TD A year in office as Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar has intensified the neo-liberal direction of the Irish economy and society, while also attempting to cover up the resulting worsening inequality and social crises with spin. The method by which he won the Fine Gael contest contained all the evidence one needed to predict how he would rule. ...

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US: Socialist candidate Ocasio-Cortez shocks establishment

By Leon Pinsky, Patrick Ayers and Tom Crean, Socilalist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US)  In what can only be described as a political earthquake, left-wing insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent and Queens Democratic Party boss Joe Crowley by 15 percent in the primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District. Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the ...

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Clamouring demand grows to…Separate Church & State

By Cillian Gillespie The eighth amendment, passed in September 1983, symbolised everything that is insidious and rotten in the historic tie that has bound the Catholic Church and the Southern Irish State together since its foundation in 1922. It’s passing ensured that right wing, misogynistic Catholic doctrine would be written into law, equating as it did, the life of a ...

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Trans liberation & the struggle for anti-capitalist change

By Ollie Bell After winning repeal, the battle for equality is far from over. Trans rights are one of the many campaigns on people’s minds. Although binary trans people have a right to self determination in Ireland, transgender healthcare is still underfunded and the waiting list for Loughlinstown is now at 20 months. Twenty million euro has been spent on ...

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