By Nicos Anastasiades, Xekinima (CWI Greece), Thessaloniki On 20 February, Greek negotiators agreed a four month extension of the current bailout programme with its creditors (the Troika – EU, IMF and European Central Bank). It is reported that the Greek delegation were subject to outright blackmail by the eurogroup (finance ministers of the eurozone). The Greek Syriza government was told ...Read More »
By Diana O’Dwyer A year ago, there was a sudden ou...
Fifty years after his death, the image of Che Guev...
Statement by Esquerra Revolucionària (sister organ...
By Kevin McLoughlin SUPPLY AND demand in the “free...
By Ruth Coppinger TD CRITICAL DECISIONS wil...
By Mick Barry The arrest of 21 anti water charges campaigners in Dublin, the threat to arrest a further 17-21, the threat to send a file to the DPP and the possibility of court action on serious charges – all are sure signs of the Gardai playing an overtly political role. The Gardai have simultaneously targeted the community of Jobstown, ...Read More »
Statement by the Editorial Board of Xekinima (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in Greece) Syriza’s first days in government have brought back, at last, smiles, optimism and pride to millions of workers in Greece. The new government’s public commitments and the first steps for the restoration of minimum wage to €750; the abolition of anti-working class legislation,; the reinstatement ...Read More »
The ideological wall saying ‘There Is No Alternative’ to austerity has been decisively breached. In so doing, they have blown a breath of fresh air across Europe – giving hope in Ireland, Spain, Portugal and elsewhere that the austerity nightmare can be brought to an end.Read More »
By Eljeer Hawkins “The centerpiece of Malcolm’s political project was to internationalise the condition of Black peoples in the United States.” Sohail Daulatzai, Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America, p.36 This February marks the fiftieth anniversary of the public assassination of Malcolm X. In the shadow of the nationwide revolt against endemic police violence, ...Read More »
By Cillian Gillespie The first week of January witnessed horror on the streets of Paris with the horrific killing of twelve people in the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a police officer and four Jewish people in a kosher shop two days later. These inexcusable criminal attacks must be unreservedly condemned. They have shocked and horrified working class ...Read More »
Interview with Andros Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI in Greece)Read More »
By Michael Cleary On December 23rd the five Executive parties and the British and Irish governments signed off on the “Stormont House Agreement”. The Agreement came at the end of eleven weeks of intense negotiations which concluded with 30 hours of continuous talks. First Minister Peter Robinson has stated that the agreement is “a monumental step forward”. Deputy First Minister ...Read More »
The establishment fear of the anti-water charges protests was summed up by the Dailly Mail in a front page containing a picture of Ruth Coppinger TD and myself with the headline: “‘Democrats’ who believe in mob rule.”Read More »
The Socialist Party is coming under attack from all the major media outlets, particularly the billionaire owned Independent Newspapers, and the main parties of the wealthy elite in this country. These different sections of the capitalist establishment have a lot of financial resources behind them in waging these attacks. In this context we are asking our supporters to fund our ...Read More »