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Agreeing Not To Agree, Again – The Stormont House Agreement

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 ...

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Help us fight the attacks by the media and establishment

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 ...

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Lies & distortions against community protests, the AAA & the Socialist Party but Government & Water Charges completely undermined

A week can be a very long time in politics. On Saturday 15 November, following an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Tallaght, where Tánaiste Joan Burton was delayed in a car for two and a half hours, the entire media, government and establishment went into overdrive. They cast the community, the AAA and the Socialist Party, and Paul Murphy in particular, as being a ...

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100,000 on the streets represents an…Explosion from below

The demonstration on 11 October and on 1 November with 100,000 and 150,000 marching in Dublin and throughout the state respectively against the water charges, was the most significant protest demo in the state in decades, writes Laura Fitzgerald. Why? Because of the demonstration’s grassroots, “from below” nature, with working class communities locally organising to ensure large and vibrant turnouts from ...

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Fighting oppression – a Marxist viewpoint

Marxism is a philosophy and world view that seeks to materially analyse reality. Although it was not possible for Marx and Engels themselves to adequately address all questions of oppression, as well as other issues in their writings, they did specifically address women's oppression, racism linked to slavery and imperialism, and also the oppression of national groups, such as the Irish.

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Stunning by-election victory: a blow against water charges

It will be a day that's remembered for years to come in Ireland, 12 October 2014. An estimated 100,000 marched in Dublin against the hated Water Charges and Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) candidate, won a By-Election by leading the call for a mass campaign of non-payment and active resistance to this double tax.

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