By Eleanor Donne Over the years, International Women’s Day – originally intended to mark the inspirational struggle of the half of the world’s oppressed because of gender – has been commercialised, stripped of its radical message on women’s key part in the socialist movement. As a contribution towards reclaiming the day and its real significance, Eleanor Donne of the Socialist ...Read More »
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Water charges were strongly resisted throughout th...
By Eleanor Donne Over the years, International Wom...
By Robert Bechert Deep emotions were aroused by Ja...
It is twenty years since the execution style killi...
In the Early Modern age, millions of acres of comm...
By Robert Bechert Deep emotions were aroused by January’s week-long ceremonies to mark the 60th anniversary of the Red Army liberating the Auschwitz extermination camp complex. For survivors of all the Nazi extermination and concentration camps the terrible memories came back of death, torture, starvation and, particularly for those who were children then, suddenly losing parents, brothers, and sisters, as ...Read More »
Put workers’ livelihoods before super-profits SAVE ALL JOBS AT DELL “This is not about a company that’s in trouble. This is about greed, corporate greed. They’re going to Poland because apparently they can make an extra 3%” – Sacked Dell Worker (quoted in Associated Press) Like a vulture, having ripped profit out of its workers in Limerick, Dell now ...Read More »
It is twenty years since the execution style killing by the SAS of three IRA members in Gibraltar. In Northern Ireland these deaths sparked a brief but particularly bloody upsurge in violence. Over the next thirteen days a series of attacks involving the army, the IRA and loyalist paramilitaries left a further eight people dead and 68 injured.Read More »
In the Early Modern age, millions of acres of common land in Britain were seized by the aristocracy by force in what became known as "the enclosures", writes Ciaran Mulholland.Read More »
Water charges were strongly resisted throughout the country since 1983. In the end it was the intense battle waged in Dublin for three years which resulted in their abolition in 1996. There were many facets of this campaign but this article will try to outline the key lessons that can be learned and on that basis pose the tasks facing the new movement against refuse charges.Read More »