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“Co-Living” means innovated bedsits!

By Matt Waine The decision over the summer by An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for 208 “Co-Living” accommodation units in Dun Laoghaire, marks a new low in government housing policy, while a new high in homeless figures was recorded. The two are intricately linked. The homeless crisis is big business – and developers are making a killing.  Merchants of ...

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Judiciary back the bosses again!- Support the Ryanair workers right to strike!

By Michael O’Brien The granting of Ryanair’s injunction against the pilot’s democratically balloted scheduled strike action tomorrow and Friday is an attack on workers’ rights by the judiciary that should concern the whole trade union movement. It should not however come as a surprise as the judiciary as part of the capitalist establishment has a natural class bias in favour ...

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Dublin Postal Drivers: Fighting for right to be in union of choice

A branch of around 100 Dublin Postal Drivers is faced with the prospect of effective expulsion from the Independent Workers Union as the IWU seeks to negotiate a merger with Unite. This is an active branch, representing An Post HGV drivers. They were formerly a branch of the Communications Workers Unions (CWU), but their branch was disbanded by the CWU leadership at the behest of the company as part of a process of internal restructuring.

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Karl Marx’s ecological socialism is a guide for today’s struggle

By Arne Johansson. First published 18 July in Offensiv, weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden) Too many socialists, even among those who like to see themselves as revolutionary Marxists, have been sadly late in discovering and understanding the ecological analysis of capitalism’s irreparable metabolic rift with the planet and nature that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels began working on ...

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‘Extinction Rebellion’ & the fight against climate catastrophe

By Conor Payne The mass anger over the developing climate catastrophe is bubbling over. This has been reflected particularly in the major youth protests and school student strikes, which has spread all over the world. Despite this very important movement, governments continue to largely pay lip service to the issue while the crisis continues unabated. Many young people will be ...

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Trump’s warmongering and Iran- No to imperialist war in the Middle East

By George Martin Fell Brown, member of Socialist Alternative- our sister organisation in the US> The United States is dangerously close to a military conflict with Iran. The catalyst was the shooting down by Iran of a U.S. military drone on June 20. In response Donald Trump authorized airstrikes against Iran only to halt them ten minutes before they were ...

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LGBTQ+ liberation 50 years since the Stonewall uprising

By Ollie Bell With the commercialisation of Pride, it is important to remember that the modern LGBTQ+ movement started off as a radical, grassroots liberation movement. It has been 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising. This began as a demonstration against a police raid that started during the early morning of June 28, 1969 in the Stonewall Inn in New ...

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How long can Hong Kong’s “zombie” leader Carrie Lam cling to power?

Interview with Vincent Kolo taken from www.chinaworker.info, the website of our sister organisation in Hong Kong/China/Taiwan on the mass protest protests that have erupted in Hong Kong against attempts to introduce a new extradition law. After one in four of Hong Kong’s population join mega demonstration – how far can the movement push? The incredible mass movement in Hong Kong ...

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Direct Provision = Institutionalised state racism

By Fiona Ryan Recent documents leaked from the Department of Justice exposed the rotten politics at the heart of the continued Direct Provision (DP) Asylum system. Despite minor reforms it remains one of the most restrictive in Europe. Officials claimed a recommended doubling of the weekly payment to asylum seekers from €21.60 to €40.85 would create the “most generous” system ...

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