Jared Diamond is a materialist. For him, historical and cultural development is rooted in environment, geography and technology. Technological and environmental transformations give rise to differing social organisation and changing values and culture.Read More »
Theory & History
By Aislinn O’Keefe and Dominic Haugh The per...
This year marks the centenary of the year when the...
It doesn't have to be like this....
The election of the Syriza government in February ...
At the end of June, in the midst of a growing disc...
In this first of a two part series, Cian Prendiville looks at the history of the southern Irish economy from 'independence' to the Celtic Tiger.Read More »
“Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research” - Malcolm X
With governments North and South considering changing the laws relating to prostitution, Laura Fitzgerald makes a contribution to the debate surrounding the sex industry and gives her views on what approach socialists should take to itRead More »
The world of computer hacking, once the domain of science fiction novels, has become an increasingly prominent force in society. WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning have become household names. Thanks to the hacktivist group Anonymous, the Guy Fawkes mask from V for Vendetta has become a symbol of struggle seen in protests around the world. The recent scandal surrounding NSA surveillance and the attacks on whistleblower Edward Snowden have brought the subject of hacking further into the public eye.Read More »
Not since its 2001 meeting in Genoa, which saw 200,000 protesters take to the streets has the G8 dared to meet in an area accessible to protesters. However remote a place they choose, they are met by protesters opposed to austerity, war and environmental destruction, but what is clear is that protesting is not enough. We need to build an alternative that is in the interest of the 99% not the dictatorial rule of the 1% – a socialist alternative.Read More »
"Boycott, divestment and sanctions" - questions and answers about the BDS campaign from a socialist perspective.Read More »
It doesn't have to be like this.Read More »
In Northern Ireland, the Provisional IRA was a central force from the 1970s onwards in what is euphemistically known as ‘The Troubles’.Read More »
A statement 'our movement must be a safe place for women' by two UNISON activists, Marsha-Jane Thompson and Cath Elliot, has been posted online and has received the support of trade union activists, including leading figures.Read More »