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Solidarity with workers in Puerto Rico

Over the last number of weeks Puerto Rico has been engulfed by mass protests culminating in a general strike that saw the overthrow of the country’s governor Ricardo Rosselló. Below is the text of a leaflet distributed by our sister organisation Socialist Alternative that is translated from Spanish. A political earthquake has hit Puerto Rico with several days of mounting ...

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Review: Diego Maradona directed by Asif Kapadia

Reviewed by Kieran Mahon Diego Maradona, now 58, is the subject of Asif Kapidia’s latest film examining fame. Using access to hundreds of hours of unseen private footage, new interviews with Maradona, narration from his personal trainer and his ex-wife, and contemporary footage he has constructed an enthralling two hours and ten minutes of film.  It opens with a frantic, ...

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Oppose imperialist warmongering against Iran

By Colm McCarthy The ordering, and subsequent cancellation of military strikes against Iran by the Trump administration is merely the latest in a series of escalations by the United States aimed at that country. The strikes that were apparently launched followed the shooting down of an unmanned drone in the Strait of Hormuz, but Trump claims he decided to change ...

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US: Standing against Trump’s racist border controls

By Linda Schutz At the end of June, the harrowing photo showing a drowned father and daughter lying face down in the water, the girl tucked into her father’s t-shirt, went viral. Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his one-year old daughter Valeria died in the water of the Rio Grande on the US-Mexican border. They were the victims of the ...

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No surprises in Greek general election

SYRIZA responsible for ND’s return By Xekinima reporters, Greece There were no surprises in the results of the July 7th elections in Greece, they confirmed the trends that were already evident in May’s Euro elections: Greece’s traditional right wing party New Democracy (ND) was the victor, SYRIZA’s support fell as voters punished it for its austerity policies, the Left remained ...

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Fights Sexism and Discrimination

By Maddie Grover (member of Socialist Alternative, sister party of the Socialist Party) The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is suing the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) for unequal compensation and lesser working conditions, compared to the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT). In previous years, the team has attempted to negotiate a fair wage and better treatment into their ...

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Explosive protests rock Hong Kong

By Adam Dudley On one side stand a sea of peaceful protesters struggling in defence of democratic rights. On the other, the ranks of Hong Kong’s repressive state apparatus armed with rubber bullets and tear gas, deployed by Hong Kong’s executive and bolstered by the encouragement from the Chinese dictatorship and their media. That epic face-off and inevitable collision has ...

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Spanish State: ‘Wolfpack’ rapists convicted by Supreme Court

By John Hird, member of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI- the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party in Ireland is affiliated to) In an important victory for the mass feminist movement, the Spanish supreme court has increased the convictions in the Pamplona ‘Wolf Pack’ case to 15 years imprisonment for the five guilty men. It also ...

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Trump’s warmongering and Iran- No to imperialist war in the Middle East

By George Martin Fell Brown, member of Socialist Alternative- our sister organisation in the US> The United States is dangerously close to a military conflict with Iran. The catalyst was the shooting down by Iran of a U.S. military drone on June 20. In response Donald Trump authorized airstrikes against Iran only to halt them ten minutes before they were ...

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What do Trump’s Trade and Tech Wars Mean for Global Capitalism?

The following article is written by Vincent Kolo of ChinaWorker.info, the website of the Chinese section of the Committee for a Workers International, with which Socialist Party in the Ireland is affiliated to. The escalating U.S.-China conflict is nothing short of a major crisis for global capitalism. With negotiations having all but collapsed there seems to be no “exit ramp” from the ...

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