By Conor Payne In Ireland and around the world, workers are facing the sharpest effects of the Covid pandemic. This includes healthcare workers fighting the pandemic on the frontline, workers in many sectors who face unsafe working environments, and the huge numbers facing job losses and wage cuts. Rights on the chopping block The pandemic was a trigger for a ...Read More »
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By Gary McDonald The total failure of the capitalist system to deliver for the needs and aspirations of ordinary, working-class people is once again on full display for the whole world to see. The complete inability of capitalism to protect people from the worst pandemic in just over 100 years is a shocking indictment of how decrepit the system has ...Read More »
By Robert Cosgrave The crisis provoked by the global outbreak of Covid-19 is perhaps most associated with the tragic figures of lives ended directly by the virus. At the time of writing, this figure stands at over a million deaths, with no end in sight. There has been, at the same time, another crisis, which has seen all the cracks ...Read More »
By Ciara Gannon Over the last few weeks, students in Greece have been staging a large number of sit-ins in their schools to protest against the inadequate Covid-19 safety measures that have been implemented in their classrooms. It is estimated that students in 700 schools have occupied their school buildings to fight for their demands to be met. Social distancing ...Read More »
By Andros Payiatsos, Xekinima (ISA Greece) October 7 is a day of historical importance for the working class, the anti-fascist movement and the social movements in Greece. The trial of Golden Dawn (GD) came to its conclusion and the neo-Nazi organization was convicted for what it is: a criminal gang of fascist thugs and murderers. For the anti-fascist movement, the ...Read More »
By Sam Belton This week, the government finally published its much-anticipated Climate Action Bill. Although there were slight improvements on the version delivered by Fine Gael’s Richard Bruton in 2019, such as the introduction of a Climate Action Council and a legally binding commitment to carbon neutrality, the bill predictably falls short of anything that could be described as being ...Read More »
By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative USA With less than a month to go until election day, the presidential election has begun to turn in the Democrats’ favor after a disastrous debate performance by Donald Trump. This was followed by Trump testing positive for Covid-19 which most people – two thirds according to a poll by Reuters – correctly see as the result ...Read More »
Rob Jones, Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa — ISA in Russia War has once again broken out on the territory of the former Soviet Union. A long-term unresolved argument over the Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh between the Caucasian republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan has escalated into a conflict, in which Russia and Turkey are backing different sides. This is all taking place with ...Read More »
By Erin Brightwell, Socialist Alternative The death of Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the latest blow to any sense of normalcy in this election year. Trump has moved rapidly to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg. If she is approved this will solidify a 6-3 reactionary majority on the Court. This represents a threat ...Read More »
By Brandon Byrne Since the beginning of the current global pandemic the world has seen the profits and wealth of corporations and billionaires increase staggeringly despite the economic crash. Between the months of March to the end of August, the S&P Index (a benchmark measure of stock performance in the US), has seen a continuous climb to a new five ...Read More »