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New Book: Let us Rise!

This period is rich in lessons for working class people today. The struggle waged in 1913 is a beacon that can shine a bright light on the way forward, if its lessons are fully absorbed. Rather than a simple retelling of the story of the Lockout this book has been produced by the Socialist Party with a number of particular ...

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Review: The Frontman – Bono (In the Name of Power)

Harry Browne’s searing polemic against Bono should be of some interest to socialists, particularly those sections of the book where Browne elaborates on Bono’s labyrinthine business affairs and crucially his role in espousing neo-liberal ideology on a global stage.

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The new capitalist elite

Plutocrats wield power and influence by virtue of their wealth. The ultra-free-market, globalised capitalism of recent years has produced a new breed of super-rich plutocrats. Wealth gives them influence, which gives them power, which enhances their wealth. socialistparty.net reviews a recent study of the super-rich elite.

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The neglected commemoration of the 1913 Dublin lockout

Commentators and media are already looking toward the centenary of the 1916 Rising. There has been much less comment so far on the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout, also a pivotal moment in our history, despite the fact that July marks the beginning of the events one hundred years ago that led to the most intense labour struggle ever on this island.

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Egypt: Huge protests demand the fall of Mursi

Mohammed Mursi’s first anniversary as president of Egypt was marked by even bigger demonstrations than brought about the downfall of Hosni Mubarak in January 2011. According to military and interior ministry sources, enormous numbers, anywhere from 14 to 17 million people, protested on Sunday 30 June in cities and towns across the country.

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Merkel’s & Irish establishment’s gross hypocrisy over Anglo tapes

The rage is justified. Of ordinary people that is, upon hearing the Anglo Bank audio tapes from 2008 in which is evident the bankers’callous disregard as their reckless practices had the bank teetering on a precipice and their hands were out to swindle the taxpayers. When the same sentiments are expressed by the establishment media and politicians, however, it leaves me cold.

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A breach of trust – children’s needs before profits

The nation watched in horror as the shocking truth about what happens behind closed doors at our privately owned crèches unfolded on Prime Time. Disturbing images of children being mistreated have enraged parents up and down the country, and all for some of the highest child care costs in Europe.

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