Monthly Archives: January 2020

Climate changes creates raging fires and red skies in Australia

By Gary McDonald  The current situation in Australia is a frightening glimpse of our future. The catastrophic effects of climate change that scientists have been warning about for decades are coming to fruition right before our very eyes. Beginning unusually early in September 2019, this bushfire season has marked the ushering-in of a whole new terrifying climate reality particularly for ...

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AOC and Joe Biden Should Not Be In The Same Party

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (US) After months of attacks by the Democratic establishment against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives, she is firing back. Since her shock election to the House of Representatives in 2018, beating Democratic Party institution Joe Crowley, AOC has developed a following of millions because of her fearless telling truth to power, fighting for a Green ...

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North- New Decade, Same Approach

by Daniel Waldron Almost exactly three years after its collapse in the wake of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal, the Northern Ireland Assembly reconvened on Saturday 11th January and elected a new Executive. This followed an agreement between the DUP, Sinn Féin and the British and Irish governments, entitled ‘New Decade, New Approach’. Speaking after talks with the party ...

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Mick Barry TD on roots of housing crisis

By Mick Barry TD Just after Christmas, a corpse was found in the grounds of a derelict house in Cork. The head and the arms had been severed from the dead man’s body. The dead man was Frankie Dunne from the Northside of Cork city. Frankie had been homeless and had been living with the Simon Community. He was the ...

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2020s- New decade of explosions and struggles awaits

By Cillian Gillespie The opening days of 2020 saw news reports dominated by the horrific images and footage of bushfires in Australia and the potential for a new war against Iran. This new year and decade we have entered promises a continuation of the international turmoil, crises and instability, resulting in further hardship and misery for the majority of our ...

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Government of landlords and super-rich must go

By Kevin McLoughlin  “Leo channels his inner Bertie with ‘a lot done, more to do’ ploy.” That was a recent headline on an article from the Irish Independent and it sums up the recent antics of Leo Varadkar – making false claims in an attempt to hold onto power. Woeful record   Two recent widely-publicised videos contained a listing of some ...

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Strike wave grips France in opposition to Macron regime

By Finghin Kelly  Strikes have been gripping France for over a month now in opposition to attempts by the Macron government to attack workers’ pension rights. Railway workers led the strikes, starting in early December, which then broadened out to bring in teachers, lawyers, healthcare workers, airline staff and even dancers at the Paris Opera house. The protests on 5 ...

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No delay, gender recognition for all!

By Ollie Bell, co-founder of Trans and Intersex Pride Dublin  Last November, the report of the Gender Recognition Act review revealed that the government wasn’t going to implement non-binary recognition or gender recognition for under-16s. The only real change that the review promised was that young people aged between 16 and 17 would now be able to get gender recognition ...

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Interview with Solidarity Councillor Sandra Fay: A tragic story of mental health crisis

A Thejournal.ie article titled “Mental health services failing vulnerable, warns sister of patient held in jail,” published on New Year’s Day, provided a graphic case study in the state’s abysmal failure to care for people suffering with addiction and mental illness. The case concerned Joseph Fay, aged 46, and the interviewee was his sister, Solidarity Councillor and Socialist Party member ...

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