Monthly Archives: June 2019

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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50 years since Stonewall — PRIDE in LGBTQ Struggle & Solidarity!

Below is the text of the Socialist Party leaflet given out at Pride 2019 in Dublin. Fifty years ago this month, members of the LGBTQ+ community in New York City took a defiant and courageous stand against oppression and discrimination in the Stonewall bar. The impact of this stand reverberated throughout the world and gave birth to the struggle for ...

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Oppose job losses in Cork Mail Centre

Socialist Party member and Solidarity TD Mick Barry said this morning that it makes no sense to close the Cork Mail Centre with the loss of 216 jobs at a time when the demand for parcel post is going through the roof. Parcels volumes have grown by 60% since 2017 while the demand for letter delivery services is declining year ...

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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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LGBTQ+ liberation 50 years since the Stonewall uprising

By Ollie Bell With the commercialisation of Pride, it is important to remember that the modern LGBTQ+ movement started off as a radical, grassroots liberation movement. It has been 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising. This began as a demonstration against a police raid that started during the early morning of June 28, 1969 in the Stonewall Inn in New ...

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A generation faced with stress & anxiety

By Heather O’Callaghan At the end of May, The Irish Times released a survey of young people between the ages of 16 and 21 conducted by Young Social Innovators. Sixty percent of those surveyed described their generation as stressed, anxious and depressed, while a mere 11% described it as motivated. With the housing crisis (which currently sees over 10,000 people ...

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No Contact Order Bill: Taking a stand against gender-based violence

By Harper Cleaves A new report put out by the United Nations on homicide reveals that 87,000 women were murdered globally in 2017, and that over half of these women were killed by intimate partners or family members. This means that every hour, six women across the world are killed by a person they know. In this context, a new ...

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New assault on abortion rights in the US

By Lucy Marron In May, the Alabama legislature passed a near total ban on abortion, the most restrictive state law in the US since the Roe v. Wade ruling made access to terminations a federal right in 1973. This bill makes abortion illegal at any stage of pregnancy, except when the pregnant person’s life is at risk, and it threatens ...

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Free public transport – not BusConnects

By Kieran Mahon With the overdue second round of proposed Bus Connects route changes due out in September the emphasis will again come on workers and communities to organise and defend jobs and public transport services. The initial Bus Connects proposals received short shrift in working-class communities across Dublin. It was correctly identified as a fast track to more privatisations, ...

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Non-medical support staff vote for strike action

By Carol Brogan As we go to press, SIPTU have announced 20 June as the day for 24 hour strike by 10,000 non-medical support staff. Health Support Staff voted by 94% in favour of strike action, while separately 97% of HSE hospital chefs also voted in favour of strike action. Porters, healthcare assistants, cleaners, laboratory aides, surgical instrument technicians, etc ...

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