News & Analysis

Review: Bauhaus 100: The Print Portfolios

Bauhaus 100: The Print Portfolios National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin  Reviewed by Aislinn O’Keefe  In April 1919, less than six months after the ending of World War I and just a few months after the crushing of the November Revolution by the German Social Democratic Party leadership, Walter Gropius set up the Bauhaus (School of Building) in the historic town ...

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Harland & Wolff Occupation: Historic struggle saves jobs

For nine weeks, workers at Harland & Wolff in Belfast occupied the shipyard after the company went into administration, placing skilled jobs at risk. The workers at the shipyard – members of Unite and GMB trade unions – demanded that the government nationalise the yard to safeguard its future. Workers, young people and trade unionists have shown solidarity with this ...

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Nationalise Wrightbus to save jobs

The Socialist Party sends solidarity to the 1,200 Wrightbus workers faced with redundancy since the firm went into administration on 25th September. Staff were informed that talks with potential buyers had fallen through and that almost all of them were to be made jobless with immediate effect due to cash flow issues. Private security was used to ensure the workers ...

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Delfin English Language Teachers strike for union recognition

By Harper Cleves The teachers at the Delfin Language School have voted to take strike action in order to put pressure on management to recognise the union of their choice, Unite. This decision was made following repeated attempts by Unite the Union to discuss the concerns of the workers with the management at Delfin. Teachers organised and participated in two ...

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Paul Murphy resigns from the Socialist Party

After an extensive debate within the Socialist Party, a group of members, including Paul Murphy, have decided to leave and intend to launch a new socialist group. When they decided to leave, the party accepted that and we all aim to have an amicable and cooperative relationship in the future in the interests of working class people. Paul will continue ...

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Review: When They See Us

Directed by Ava DuVernay Netflix (2019) Reviewed by Lucy Marron In the spring of 1989, a scandal gripped New York: the case of the “Central Park Five.” After the brutal rape of a female jogger in Central Park, five black and Latino teenagers from working-class Harlem were arrested and forced into false confessions by police that promised this would guarantee ...

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NBRU conference – fighting mood on pay and driver safety

The biennial conference of the National Bus and Rail Union recently took place in Cork. We spoke to Bus Eireann Broadstone Garage representative on the union’s executive, Stephen Nugent, about what came up: “The big issue around which members want to make a stand is on driver security. Within a matter of days after the conference there was another serious ...

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Defend customer privacy & Globetech workers’ jobs

By Mick Barry TD  A recent controversy about Apple’s Siri voice assistant raised important questions about consumer privacy and workers’ rights. The case came to light in the pages of The Guardian after a worker in Cork blew the whistle on a quality control programme which involved employees having to listen to tens of thousands of Siri voice recordings without ...

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Resist extinction: Make capitalism extinct

By Haritha Olaganathan  Once an abstract far-fetched notion, the climate crisis has become a tangible threat to human existence. We can now witness and experience the devastating consequences of centuries of untethered exploitation of our planet. Rise in natural disasters  While Trump seeks to purchase Greenland, its ice is melting four times faster than it was 16 years ago. Furthermore, ...

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