Author Archives: Eddie McCabe

Why this rotten system can’t be reformed

By Kevin McLoughlin On 12 July in Paraguay the Pope told young people to “make a mess” in their struggle against capitalism. On the same day as the leader of one of the most conservative institutions on earth made this call, Syriza jettisoned its anti-austerity stance in a historic betrayal of the Greek working class. Alexis Tsipras dragged himself and ...

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Anti Austerity Alliance – Organising to challenge the 1%

By Emma Quinn The decision of the DPP to press charges against 23 Jobstown protesters is a serious attack on both the AAA and the water charges movement in general. This coincides with the refusal by Garda to grant a permit to the AAA to collect money door to door in Tallaght – a blatant attempt to prevent the funding ...

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Corbyn challenge: A welcome upheaval in British politics

By Conor Payne The election for the next leader of the Labour Party has become the focus of a major movement against austerity and for a Left alternative in Britain. Jeremy Corbyn, standing on a clear left, anti-austerity and anti-war platform has galvanised huge support and enthusiasm, drawing huge crowds and is now poised to win the election on September ...

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Corbyn challenge shows political upheaval in Britain

As the Labour Party prepares to send out ballot papers to the over 610,000 people registered to vote in its leadership contest, “The Socialist” asked Socialist Party (Sister party of the Socialist Party in England & Wales) executive committee member Judy Beishon some questions on the Socialist Party’s view of Jeremy Corbyn’s challenge so far. Why has Jeremy Corbyn’s challenge in the ...

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Collusion: The British state’s dirty war

By Daniel Waldron Recent documentaries have once again thrown light upon the murky world of collusion between the British state and paramilitaries in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. According to a report by Lord Stevens, State forces ran thousands of agents within both loyalist and republican groups, some of whom became – in the words of former Police Ombudsman Nuala ...

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Britain: Right wing rattled by Jeremy Corbyn

“Jeremy Corbyn ‘on course to come top’ in the Labour leadership election” declared the New Statesman on 15 July, 2015. Following leaked polling which suggested that Corbyn was ahead of all three of his Blairite rivals, the Daily Telegraph published an article on how its readers could ‘doom’ Labour by paying the nominal £3 fee to become a Labour supporter ...

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Lone parents face cuts & insults

By Katia Hancke “This was introduced because the existing arrangements were leaving many lone parents in insecure part-time jobs” – Richard Bruton to a working lone parent. So, as anyone living in the real world knows, raising kids is not easy. And raising kids on your own is definitely not easy. Seven years of austerity have made it even harder: ...

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Is China’s stock market bubble bursting?

In the last number of weeks $3.2 trillion has been wiped off the value of China’s shares. The following article, written by an author for chinaworker.info at the beginning of July, looks at the reasons behind this tumble in share prices. “Before leaving the world, I wish to say I concede defeat. With capital of 1.7 million yuan and four-times ...

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