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Statement from Joe Higgins
As venture capitalists seal their plan to smash 1,150 jobs at SR Technics by selling off the Landing Gear and Auxiliary Power Unit, the Irish Government and trade union leadership are in a state of pathetic paralysis. They simply stand by and allow the dictatorship of the market to lay waste to an invaluable industry and source of jobs. SR Technics workers should immediately occupy the plant at Dublin Airport, prevent the sale of machinery and demand renationalisation of what was a publicly owned enterprise until Fianna Fail and the Progressive Democrats privatised it.
Socialist Party launch election campaign
Socialist Party Pledge to resist Fianna Fail/Green Party Cuts Which Will Wreck Local Services. Call for FiannaFail/Greens To Be Punished For Policy Of making Ordinary People Pay For Crisis. The savage programme of cuts in public expenditure by the FiannaFail/Green Party government will have a devastating effect on local services.Read More »
Creation of Reserve Army of Very Cheap Labour the Aim
The paper Activation Policies in Ireland presented by the OECD to today 's ESRI Conference in Dublin strongly implies that benefits should be cut for the unemployed. The thrust of the paper tends to put the blame for high unemployment on the unemployed rather than on the economic crisis that generates joblessness.
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At 5pm on the 22nd of April, shouting 'Not a rupee, not a bullet, to the Rajapaska government', protesters gathered in front of the Indian Embassy at a picket called by the 'Stop the Slaughter of Tamils' campaign.Read More »
By Gary Mulcahy
THE AFTERMATH of the recent killings of two soldiers at Massereene barracks in Antrim and of a PSNI officer in Lurgan in March has demonstrated the fragility of the peace process.
In recent years, the various dissident republican groups have made many attempts at killing a PSNI officer. Even with high levels of State infiltration, it was only a matter of time before one of the dissident groups succeeded. The original aim of killing a PSNI officer was to undermine attempts by Sinn Fein to encourage Catholics to join the PSNI. Hence, most of the early attacks were on Catholics who had joined the police. But the strategy of the dissidents has broadened further than just attempting to intimidate Catholics and stop them from supporting the police.Read More »
By Paul Murphy
THE HERALDED “change” from Bush’s foreign policy which Obama supposedly represents, is increasingly looking like a simple shift in geographical focus. The tactics used in Iraq – bribing past opponents and using a surge of military force – are to be employed in the coming months in Afghanistan. The justification is also largely similar to the rhetoric of Bush – a war against “terrorism” that knows no borders.Read More »
THE EUROPEAN Election on 5 June is a brilliant opportunity for working people in Dublin to deliver a massive blow against the Fianna Fail/ Green Party government which is saddling them with savage burdens to pay for the crimes of the swindling speculators and big bankers.Read More »
Tax hikes and cuts while government gives away €540 billion for free!
By Paul Murphy
WHILE THE government puts the boot into ordinary people in another vicious budget, the giveaway of billions of euro of gas continues.
Figures from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural resources suggest that around €540 billion of our natural resources will be given away to multinational companies over the coming years. This is because deals worked out in the 1980s and ‘90s between multinational oil companies and ministers in Haughey’s government are now being implemented by Fianna Fail and the Greens.Read More »