Tag Archives: capitalism

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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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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Climate change: The costs of electric vehicles

By Davis Hay, Socialist Alternative — ISA in Canada Electric vehicles (EV) are hot news. Sales worldwide soared in 2020, increasing by 43 percent over the previous year. Automakers and governments are embracing new EV markets and pushing them as one of the most important solutions to climate change. Governments around the world are announcing support for the shift to ...

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Pride 2021: How will LGBTQ liberation be won?

By Marie O’Toole, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) As we honor Pride month this year, transgender people across the country are under attack by a record-breaking wave of anti-trans bills in state legislatures, primarily targeting trans youth. The number of bills overshadows the amount of discriminatory legislation brought forward even at the height of the 2016 ...

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Colombia: General strike ignites mass uprising

By David S, SAV (our sister organisation in Germany) On 28 April, the Colombian masses took to the streets. Hundreds of thousands answered the call for a national strike despite the threat of the pandemic and the restrictive lockdown measures currently in place. It is very likely that, without fear of the pandemic, that number would have reached millions. This ...

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White Moose Cafe Twitter outrage & exploitative practices in the hospitality industry

By Dan O’Rourke The White Moose Café in North Dublin, and it’s owner Paul Stinson, have recently been the focus of another round of social media outrage. This time for alleged exploitative work practices, as well as the usual deliberately inflammatory social media posts. Stinson is infamous for deliberately provocative outbursts on social media.  On Tuesday 4 May, coordinated updates ...

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Johnson praises the role of “capitalism and greed” in Covid response

By Daniel Waldron On the anniversary of the first lockdown in the UK, Boris Johnson proclaimed  to Tory backbenchers, “The reason we have the vaccine success is because of capitalism, because of greed, my friends.” The real result of the Tories’ callous, pro-capitalist policies during the Covid pandemic has been almost 130,000 lost lives, one of the highest per-capita death ...

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The End of Growth? The capitalist economy & ecological crisis

The question of economic growth and its relation to the climate crisis is a subject of increasing discussion. Conor Payne and Chris Stewart delve into this question and offer a Marxist view on this critical issue for the environmental movement. Many ecologists, activists and academics argue that an obsession with economic growth is the cause of our current ecological crisis ...

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Review: Seaspiracy directed by Ali Tabrizi

Seaspiracy, Netflix, 2021, Director: Ali Tabrizi Reviewed by Heather O’Callaghan  In a new Netflix documentary, Seaspiracy, the British filmmaker, Ali Tabrizi, tackles ocean pollution and sustainability and embarks on a worldwide voyage to answer questions of why sea pollution has gotten so bad and is seemingly getting worse. More importantly, he asks what we, the world’s population, can do to ...

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