Author Archives: Socialist Party

G7 summit – capitalist leaders maintain course for climate disaster

By Sam Belton Every time the G7 leaders meet it is to discuss a range of hopeless solutions to an ever-growing mountain of crises that are being thrown up by capitalism. Before the first case of Covid-19 was even reported in 2019, G7 leaders nervously met in France to discuss how they might avert the deep economic recession that was ...

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The origins of Covid-19: Lab-Leak or capitalist ecological crisis?

By Chris Stewart In the past month, the capitalist media in the US have shifted decisively in their reporting around the origins of COVID-19. This comes as President Biden has ordered a 90-day review by the US intelligence agencies of the likelihood that the virus originated in a lab in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This concerns two main scenarios, ...

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Peru: Pedro Castillo wins Presidential election

By Marcos Ariel (ISA supporter in Argentina) The deep economic crisis, the great social polarization, and the radicalization of the poorest sectors in Peru were expressed in the presidential elections with the triumph of the rural teacher and candidate for the ‘Peru Libre’ party, Pedro Castillo against the ultra-right neo-liberal candidate, Keiko Fujimori. This triumph is a blow not only ...

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George Nkencho should be alive – more proof

By Peter McGregor On 26 May 2021, a man shot and injured two Gardaí during an hours-long standoff at a house in Whitechapel in Blanchardstown. He barricaded himself in the house and refused to cooperate with the Gardaí before shooting at them and fired at least seven shots at the Gardaí over the course of the incident, with Gardaí returning ...

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Mica scandal: profiteering creates housing disaster

By Mick Barry TD  More than 3,000 householders from Donegal, Mayo and Clare travelled to Dublin on 15 June to demand a proper compensation scheme for their homes destroyed by mica. Mica is a mineral that can be contained in concrete blocks manufactured from quarries. It soaks up water like a sponge and has the potential to make blocks crumble. ...

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Irish tax haven under threat – break with this failed model

By Manus Lenihan For decades Irish economic policy has been based on low tax for multinational corporations. The model came into being in the 1950s due to the historic weakness of Irish capitalism and in turn its inability to develop a strong manufacturing base and economy. It needed foreign capital to do so, and in playing a subservient role it ...

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Young people: No future under capitalism — Global resistance on the agenda

By Tom Costello, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in England, Wales & Scotland) Recently, the British pro-capitalist journal the Financial Times conducted a survey of more than 1,700 young people, to find out the main concerns and problems facing both Millennials and Generation Zers today. The results were stark but not surprising. When asked what their main problems in life ...

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Canadian State genocide- Remains of 215 Indigenous children found in residential school

Residential schools were part of the Canadian government’s policy to forcefully assimilate Indigenous people. While the federal system, of government-sponsored religious schools was established in 1883, the origins of residential schools date to the 1830s. The Catholic Church ran the majority of residential schools, while others were run by the Anglicans and United Church of Canada. Only the Catholic Church ...

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