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Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

January 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Social Democracy has paid the price for its capitulation to financialisation. Now, writes Yanis Varoufakis, a reinvigorated Left must show the way forward. Europe’s inane handling of the inevitable euro crisis has triggered an electoral result in the recent European Parliament elections that is a clarion warning that Europe is decomposing. And it is decomposing precisely because of the Left’s spectacular failure to intervene both during the construction of Europe’s economic and monetary union and, more poignantly, after the latter’s crisis had begun. The international press has summed... [Read the full story]

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Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

August 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Brian Hanley on the politics of the First World War and its commemoration. The British establishment seem intent on using the centenary of the First World War to glorify militarism and rehabilitate imperialism.  From demands by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, that the war be presented to children “as plainly a just war” to broadcaster Jeremy Paxman’s BBC series which contended that the conflict was one that pitted a democratic Britain against a dictatorial Germany, commemoration of the conflict is being presented in jingoistic terms. [Read the full story]  Read More →

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Book Review – Raising Hell and Raising Expectations

Book Review – Raising Hell and Raising Expectations

October 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Jane McAlevey will shortly be speaking in Dublin on November 17. Event details. It’s easy to become disillusioned with the state of the labour movement. With unions immersed in rearguard actions and membership often seen as little more than an insurance policy, it’s fair to say that they are not the fighting organisations called for by the circumstances. It’s instructive, then, to look at what unions can be and can do in the present day. Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell) by Jane McAlevey does precisely that, providing case studies of the author’s work as an organiser for US unions... [Read the full story]

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Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

August 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Brian Hanley on the politics of the First World War and its commemoration. The British establishment seem intent on using the centenary of the First World War to glorify militarism and rehabilitate imperialism.  From demands by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, that the war be presented to children “as plainly a just war” to broadcaster Jeremy Paxman’s BBC series which contended that the conflict was one that pitted a democratic Britain against a dictatorial Germany, commemoration of the conflict is being presented in jingoistic terms. [Read the full story]  Read More →

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Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

January 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Social Democracy has paid the price for its capitulation to financialisation. Now, writes Yanis Varoufakis, a reinvigorated Left must show the way forward. Europe’s inane handling of the inevitable euro crisis has triggered an electoral result in the recent European Parliament elections that is a clarion warning that Europe is decomposing. And it is decomposing precisely because of the Left’s spectacular failure to intervene both during the construction of Europe’s economic and monetary union and, more poignantly, after the latter’s crisis had begun. The international press has summed... [Read the full story]

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Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

January 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Social Democracy has paid the price for its capitulation to financialisation. Now, writes Yanis Varoufakis, a reinvigorated Left must show the way forward. Europe’s inane handling of the inevitable euro crisis has triggered an electoral result in the recent European Parliament elections that is a clarion warning that Europe is decomposing. And it is decomposing precisely because of the Left’s spectacular failure to intervene both during the construction of Europe’s economic and monetary union and, more poignantly, after the latter’s crisis had begun. The international press has summed... [Read the full story]

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Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

Social Democracy has paid the price for its capitulation to financialisation. Now, writes Yanis Varoufakis, a reinvigorated Left must show the way forward. Europe’s inane handling of the inevitable euro crisis has triggered an electoral result in the recent European Parliament elections that is a clarion warning that Europe is decomposing. And it... Read more of this article


Bob Purdie: Academic and activist

Bob Purdie: Academic and activist

Bob Purdie, who died this weekend (November 30th 2014), dedicated his life to left-wing politics, and he is being mourned by his many friends on the Irish left. Bob, whose interest in Northern Ireland had been Bob Purdie stimulated by discussions with members of Clann na hÉireann in Glasgow in the early 1960s, supported the Northern Ireland Civil Rights... Read more of this article


A rotten barrel?

A rotten barrel?

With a leadership that is politically appointed, an unwillingness to accept oversight and a history of conflict with working class communities, are the Gardaí providing an acceptable policing service? Francis Donohoe reports. Did high-ranking members of the Gardaí collude with a major drug importer to entrap small-time dealers while allowing massive... Read more of this article


TTIP: Democracy on trial

TTIP: Democracy on trial

Secretive new trade deal will endanger jobs, the environment and severely limit legislative freedom in Ireland and Europe, write Padraig Mannion and Dara McHugh. The European Union and the the United States are currently in the process of negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a far-reaching trade deal that will have... Read more of this article


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