With the election of Donald Trump, a racist, misogynistic, ignorant, demagogic billionaire occupies the most powerful office in the world. Here CONOR PAYNE and EDDIE MCCABE look at some of the most pressing issues and questions that arise as a result. How could Trump have won if he was one of the most hated candidate in US history? This was ...Read More »
At the end of November, the Fine Gael minority gov...
By Katia Hancke The debate on abortion rights has ...
On the centenary of the October Revolution Eddie M...
by Diana O’Dwyer The latest Amnesty opinion ...
By Diana O’Dwyer A year ago, there was a sudden ou...
By Laura Fitzgerald In October, the Government refused to give the AAA-PBP bill for a Repeal the 8th referendum, proposed by Socialist Party member, Ruth Coppinger TD, a second reading. It elucidated its interminable time-table for a referendum, namely six months for the Citizens’ Assembly to report, and another six months for the special Oireachtas committee to report to the ...Read More »
Here we publish the latest analysis of Socialist Alternative (SA) in the US, following Trump's victory. Last night (9 November), Socialist Alternative organised mass marches and rallies across the US as a first response to Trump's election. Tens of thousands of people attended, at only hours' notice.Read More »
By Manus Lenihan North Dakota today is the centre of a US-wide and international movement of Native Americans and their allies in the environmental movement. The planned route for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) winds from Illinois to the Bakken oil reserves. On the way it passes through the water source of tens of millions of people, and the burial ...Read More »
A coil can only be pushed back so much before it recoils and that’s what’s happening now as demands for pay increases are smacking Enda Kenny’s Government and different companies around the head. Garda organisations, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and others seem to be prepared to join workers at Bus Eireann and Irish Rail on a path towards ...Read More »
By Cillian Gillespie The US Presidential election has taken a dramatic twist with the coming to light of a secret recording of Donald Trump grotesquely bragging of his sexual assaults of various women. As vile as these comments are, their content should not come as a major surprise to those who have listened to the litany of racist, Islamaphobic and ...Read More »
Conference of Abortion Rights Movement neededRead More »
By Fiona O’Loughlin The scale of the crises in housing and drug addiction is becoming more and more evident on our streets. A striking feature of this crisis is the Government’s unwillingness to deal with this. Simon Coveney, the Minister with responsibility for housing, said in September; ”We are running to stand still at the moment”. The fact of the ...Read More »
The following article was written by a member of the Socialist Party’s sister organisation in Poland, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna in the aftermath of 140,000 taking to the streets of Poland against government plans to bring in ban on a woman’s right to choose. As a result of this mass movement it has been forced to beat a retreat, an inspiring achievement. ...Read More »
Editorial from the October edition of Socialism Today, the monthly magazine of the Socialist Party in England and Wales, on Jeremy Corbyn’s victory against the failed coup mounted by the right wing of the British Labour Party. Three months ago 172 MPs – three quarters of the Parliamentary Labour Party – launched a coup against Jeremy Corbyn. They have been ...Read More »