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What next for the United Left Alliance?

“An organised group of people working fo­r a cause”. That is a dictionary definition of the word “party”. James Connolly went further when he described the socialist movement as the “great anti theft movement of the 20th century”.

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Justice for Vita Cortex workers!

The occupation, which began on 26 December by the 32 sacked workers in Vita Cortex is rightly seen as inspirational by other workers up and down the country. They have almost 900 years of service between them, are forced to sleep on the factory floor and endure the harsh damp building throughout Christmas and continue to endure such hardships.

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Cork Against Fascism says: No platform for Nazi Nick Griffin

The UCC Government and Politics Society have invited British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin to speak at a debate on campus in February. This announcement comes only shortly after Griffin’s invitation to Trinity College was cancelled in the face of opposition mounted by anti-fascist campaigners, including members of Trinity Socialist Society.

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2011: Turbulence, Crisis and Revolutions

Here Joe Higgins TD looks back on 2011 -  a year marked by an intense and deepening crisis within the economic and social structures of European capitalism and the dramatic manifestations of that crisis in this country also.

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Household tax ‘no benefit’ to councils, Manager confirms

Fingal County Council's Finance Director has stated that the proposed Household Tax will be of "no benefit" to local councils as it goes "straight into the Local Government Fund". The categorical statement from Mr Pat Keane came when presenting Fingal's Annual Budget  (20 Dec) and directly contradicts Minister Hogan's claim that the Household Tax is to fund libraries, fire brigades and other local services.

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Support the EBS workers

Today's action by the EBS workers deserves 100% support from workers and the unemployed. A clear distinction must be made between the obscene rewards still given to the senior management in Ireland’s banks and the hard won pay and conditions of the ordinary employees.

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Threats to deduct household tax misleading & will be fought

Alarmist media headlines over the past week give the impression that €2,500 could easily be deducted from the wages and welfare payments of householders boycotting the registration and payment of the new household tax. In fact such legislation does not even exist at this time. Nor does any legislation allow for the tax itself to be deducted.

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