Rosa Gilbert speaks to Kurdish women in Rojava about their support for the Yes campaign in Ireland and their own struggle for liberation As Ireland prepares tomorrow for its referendum on the constitutional amendment prohibiting free, safe, legal abortion, women and health workers in Rojava have expressed their solidarity with Irish
This morning, a number of pro-choice activists campaigning with Dublin Mid West Together for Yes for a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum held a demonstration in Clondalkin, highlighting the cases of Irish women who have been forced to travel abroad to access abortion. Twelve women wearing black Repeal jumpers stood amidst
As the campaign for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum intensifies in its final week, a debate on the issue was hosted by Malayalam, a cultural association made up mostly of Indians living in Ireland, took place in Clondalkin, West Dublin on Sunday. A variety of those from both
Dublin recently had the dubious honour of surpassing London in terms of how much it costs to live here, with Dubliners spending an average of 55% of their take-home pay on rent. In a rental market fraught with fraudulent Daft.ie listings, Airbnb rentals pushing residents out of the city, bunk beds piled
The complete change in political landscape which has brought about a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment has been thanks to many small but organised groups around the country making it impossible to ignore the issue any longer. LookLeft met with one such group, Dublin North West Together For Yes.
LookLeft 26 is in Eason’s stores and hundreds of selected newsagents across the country now. Still only €2.00, the highlights of this issue include: The Battle for Ireland’s Soul – Francis Donohoe reports on the battle for reproductive rights in Ireland. Debate: Is Labour Left? – Labour Party NEC member
The anti-democratic offensive in Brazil that began with the impeachment of leftist President Rousseff in 2016 has intensified in recent weeks with high profile assassinations of left-wing activists; threats of military intervention and even the jailing of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Piece by piece any progressive reforms
The young, vibrant and women-led repeal campaign may seem a million miles away from the trade union movement, but LookLeft discovers that trade unions have been playing an important role in putting abortion access back into Irish politics.
The rush to ensure residential mortgage loans don’t end up in the hands of vulture funds shows up Ireland’s total disdain for tenants in the private rental sector, writes Éilis Ryan.
In the late 1990s Latin American politics began a move to the Left with egalitarian governments coming to rule the majority of the region’s States. Gar Fitzpatrick talked to Barry Cannon, an Irish based expert on the region on whether this so-called ‘Pink Tide’ was receding and what that means