Author Archives: Socialist Party

US: How can Bernie Sanders win?

By Bryan Koulouris, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) Bernie Sanders is experiencing a surge in the polls; he’s ahead in New Hampshire (11/26/2019) and California (LA Times, 12/5/2019) while he is consistently crushing all other candidates among young people. All of this is despite a media blackout and recent negative campaigning by both Obama and the Clintons. Bernie’s call for a Green New ...

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Google workers get organised

By Thomas White  On the 20 November, over 2,300 cafeteria workers who work at dozens of Google campuses in the Bay Area, California – including the tech giant’s main headquarters – voted to unionize. This is an important step forward for all workers in the tech sector. A sector that has become notorious for its hostility to trade unions.  These ...

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Shortages and expensive prices. Medicines and vaccines: the market makes us sick!

This article by a trade union shop-steward in a major pharmaceutical company was first published in Lutte Socialiste/De Linkse Socialist, monthly paper of PSL/LSP – our sister organisation in Belgium. In recent weeks, a number of scandals connected to the pharmaceutical sector have broken out. Firstly, over the very high treatment costs for a sick baby, in response to which ...

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Review: People’s Republic of Walmart

People’s Republic of Walmart: How the World’s Biggest Corporations Are Laying the Foundation for Socialism By Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski Verso Books, 2019 Among the most common arguments conservatives hurl at socialism is that planned economies always fail. Typically capitalists argue that, despite the flaws of the free market, it’s far better than any other system that has existed ...

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“Caviar culture”, John Delaney and the crisis in the FAI

By Kieran Mahon  Former FAI CEO John Delaney recently claimed the FAI would be debt free by 2020. They may not even make it that far. On Monday December 17th the shambolic board turned up at Government buildings requesting an €18 million bailout after Deloitte- the FAI auditors declined to class the FAI as a “going concern” meaning its future ...

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The impeachment of Donald Trump

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US). Below is an article written in early November about the potential for Trump’s impeachment, which subsequently took place on Wednesday, 18 December.  Tens of millions of people are looking to get Donald Trump out of office. In his nearly three years in office, he has doled out tax cuts ...

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Vicious Tories win with lies – but mass struggle looms on the horizon

The Conservative victory at the general election is a major setback for the working class and youth of Britain. The bumbling bigot Johnson will whip up prejudice and launch further attacks on our services, livelihoods and environment. This will meet with resistance which we will support and help organise. Local ‘conferences of resistance’ should be convened everywhere, by trade unions, ...

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North: Solidarity with Health workers strike

Below is the text of the Health Worker, a newsletter produced by the Socialist Party around the industrial disputes in health that have developed. The overwhelming endorsement of strike action by members of the RCN, Unison, NIPSA and Unite is a clear indication that health workers are fed up with years of falling pay and inadequate staffing levels. This has ...

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