Author Archives: Socialist Party

Interview: Hospitality workers need to organise

The hospitality sector has experienced an unprecedented level of attacks on workers’ conditions and pay, with the employers utilizing the Covid pandemic and lockdowns as a convenient cover for dodgy employment practices. Despite this, workers in the sector have been attempting to organise together to fight for dignity and respect at work. The Socialist spoke to Neil Moore, organiser for ...

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Solidarity with the Cuban People against imperialism and capitalist restoration

Statement by International Socialist Alternative The shortage of medicines, as well as the growing economic crisis which has been aggravated by the pandemic, has generated a growing discontent among Cuban working people, who took to the streets on July 11. The ruling Communist Party (CP) bureaucracy described the demonstrations as counter-revolutionary and pro-imperialist. On the other hand, imperialism and the ...

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Billionaire space race: Shameless vanity projects in a world of want

By Manus Lenihan  It is a pity Jeff Bezos is only going to be up in space for three minutes. If he stayed for a few hours he would find out that astronauts are the only people with worse toilet arrangements than Amazon drivers. Reflecting anger at his hoarding of wealth and the cruel conditions of his workers and contractors, ...

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The rising wave of revolt in Latin America

By Jonathan Diebold A tidal wave of protests and mass movements has been crashing over Latin America. Its origins date back years, but it really took off around 2019. From Mexico to Brazil, Chile to Haiti, working-class people are spearheading movements against corruption, oppression, for the rights of women, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and oppressed people, and for economic change. ...

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Defend the right to protest- Drop the fines against ROSA activists!

In the first known charge of its kind under the Public Health Act Covid regulations, members of ROSA have been fined up to €500 and face prosecution over safe, outdoor protests highlighting gender violence during the pandemic. This follows activists in Belfast receiving fines of £200 for organising similar protests. ROSA called small but vital socially-distanced protests in several cities ...

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The Delta threat: Premature opening of hospitality as Covid cases spike

By Cathal Curran  The more contagious Delta variant of Covid is driving record infection numbers across Europe. The Netherlands, for example, recorded over 10,000 new cases in one day. Delta is now the dominant strain here. This forms the backdrop of the newest push from the hospitality sector lobby and their backers in government and opposition parties to reopen indoor ...

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An ignominious end: US imperialism withdraws from Afghanistan

By Eddie McCabe  US imperialism’s 20-year war in Afghanistan has come to an ignominious end with the final withdrawal of its 2,500 remaining troops this month.  The withdrawal comes two months before Biden’s deadline of 11 September — the 20th anniversary of Al-Qaeda’s criminal mass terror attacks on the twin towers in New York. This reactionary terror group, and the ...

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5 reasons why capitalism can’t be patched up, and has to go

By Eddie McCabe If the world today seems chaotic and the future looks bleak, try to remember one thing: it’s not you, it’s capitalism.  The accelerating decay of this system is increasing the rate of all kinds of disasters, as well as their intensity. This reality means more hardship for billions of people daily, and devastation for millions. Naturally, it’s ...

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No climate future without system change

Two years after the first global climate strike on 19 March 2019, despite the acute situation, Covid-19 has pushed the question into the background. Yet the coronavirus is in itself a judgement on the capitalist mode of production which destroys ecosystems and creates biological and environmental dangers that threaten the development of our entire biosphere — life on earth writes ...

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