Monthly Archives: June 2009

Iran – Mass protests erupt

By Tony Saunois, CWI
Mass protests and demonstration have erupted in Iran in protest at the apparent rigging of the Presidential elections by the Mahmoud Ahmedinejad regime. According to reports, the largest anti-government demonstration of over one million people took place in the capital Tehran. Reports coming out of Iran claim that over a dozen have been killed in clashes with the police and hated Basij militia.

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Rob Williams reinstatement a victory for all workers

Workers’ solidarity forces Linamar bosses back

Socialist Party reporters (CWI in England & Wales)

Rob Williams, leading Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) member and vice-chair of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN), has won his campaign against Linamar management in Swansea, who summarily sacked him without notice for an "irretrievable breakdown of trust".The news of Rob William's unconditional reinstatement as convenor in the Linamar car parts factory in Swansea is a victory for all workers and militant trade unionism.

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Joe Higgins MEP condemns sinking of Shell to Sea activist’s boat

We need a public investigation into the events
Joe Higgins MEP has publicly condemned the sinking of the Iona Isle fishing boat this morning near Rossport. This boat, owned by Pat O'Donnell, a prominent Shell to Sea activist in Mayo and fifth generation fisherman, was boarded by four masked men in the dead of night.

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Joe Higgins: My take on the election

So how does an election candidate feel after a gruelling campaign followed by a twenty one hour count that goes on until the cold light of dawn brightens into the full light of day?
Like a garment that has been churned overlong in an industrial washing machine, with periodic bouts of intense spin drying, and after a final rinse and spin, comes to a shuddering halt in a drained and shrunken condition. And that is when one has emerged successfully!

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Joe Higgins elected as MEP – election results REPORT


Joe Higgins’ stunning victory in the Dublin Euro Constituency, getting 12.5% of the first preference vote, out polling Sinn Fein and defeating two sitting MEPs, was the final part in a weekend of drama and great election results for the Socialist Party in Ireland.

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Joe Higgins elected as MEP!

“The Best Fighter Money Can’t Buy”Socialist Party candidate Joe Higgins has won the third seat in the European Parliament elections in Dublin, beating Fianna Fáil candidate and sitting MEP Eoin Ryan and Sinn Fein’s MEP Mary Lou McDonald. Joe was elected on the 7th count with 83,366 votes. He was declared elected at 5.15am and was joined in the celebrations ...

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Wipe out Fianna Fail

Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry this morning (Thursday 4 June) called on voters to double the Socialist Party representation in Cork City Council and to “wipe out” Fianna Fail in tomorrow’s elections.Cllr Barry is standing for re-election in Cork North Central and his party colleague Dave Keating is seeking election in the Cork North East ward.Cllr Barry said:  “I am ...

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Joe Higgins in fight for Euro seat!

Joe Higgins, Socialist Party candidate in the Dublin European Elections constituency is fighting to win the last seat. Whereas support for Joe Higgins is increasing support for his nearest rivals for the seat Fianna Fail’s Eoin Ryan and Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald is falling. Polls have made it clear that Proinsias de Rossa and Gay Mitchel are safe and ...

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