Author Archives: Socialist Party

Argentina: Abortion legalised! A triumph for the ‘Green Tide’ movement

By Marcos Ariel, ISA (International Socialist Alternative- the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) supporter in Argentina In a historic day, the morning of December 30 and after 12 hours of debate, the archaic Argentine Senate approved the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Act (IVE) by 38 votes in against 29. When the result of the vote ...

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Brexit: A deal without winners

By Sarah Wrack, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in England, Wales and Scotland) Four and a half years after the vote to leave the EU, a trade deal was finally agreed at the eleventh hour before Boris Johnson’s deadline of 31st December 2020. Parliament had just days to look at the deal before ratifying it, making a mockery of the ...

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United States: Chaos in the capitol – build a movement to defeat the far-right

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative USA First came the notification: “Pro Trump mob breaks into Capitol building.” Then, “Congressmen being told to hide beneath their chairs,” followed by, “They’ve shot into the chambers.” The storming of the Capitol shocked hundreds of millions across the U.S. and around the world. The chaos that took place inside one of the pillars of ...

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Hong Kong mass arrests – Xi Jinping strikes while Western powers are in disarray

Mass arrests of democratic opposition under China’s national security law ISA reporters in Hong Kong The latest sweeping crackdown by the Chinese dictatorship (CCP) in Hong Kong effectively bans political opposition in the city. The fragile ‘democracy’ that has existed in Hong Kong as an exception among Chinese cities is in every practical sense extinguished. 53 Hong Kong opposition activists ...

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Criminal government actions fuel alarming third wave of Covid-19

Yesterday evening, a new daily record of 7,836 recorded Covid cases was announced as the alarming third wave continues. As well as cases, hospital admissions, including those in ICU, and deaths are rising quickly. Despite the enormous sacrifices made by working-class people over the last ten months, we are now in a worse situation than the previous height of the ...

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As 2021 begins: American capitalism faces multifaceted crisis

By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) It is clear we are living through a historic transition in the U.S. A devastating pandemic has triggered a deep economic downturn which comes only a decade after the Great Recession that already exposed capitalism’s rot. Institutions have lost credibility and political polarization is at unprecedented levels. Beyond this, ...

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Google workers get organised in the U.S.

By Shane Finnan Some good news to start the year came on Sunday 3 January. 230 workers in Silicon Valley, California, announced that they are going to get organised into a trade union: the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) — Alphabet is the parent company of Google. This is a notable first at a major technology company in the US, and ...

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The fatal shooting of George Nkencho & its aftermath

Communities in Blanchardstown are in shock after the fatal shooting by the Gardaí of 27-year-old George Nkencho in Clonee on 30 December, devastating his family and friends. Every person in our community has a right to live in a peaceful and safe environment. The details of what happened in Hartstown and later in Clonee are still not fully clear. Reports ...

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