Working in public schools but not treated as public servants, school secretaries are now organising and making their demands for equal pay and conditions heard, writes Róisín Ní Dhalaigh.
Varghese Joy reports on the massive protest for women’s equality in the Indian state of Kerala On New Year’s day, five million women in Kerala marked an epoch in the history of their endless struggles against the patriarchal, feudal society in which the caste system is deeply ingrained. Women from
Die Gedanken der herrschenden Klasse sind in jeder Epoche die herrschenden Gedanken (The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas) One of the truly remarkable feats of public opinion management is to be seen in the widespread belief that the foundational violence of the USSR
The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018, which legislates for the introduction of abortion healthcare services, has successfully passed through both the Dáil and the Seanad, following the historic vote to repeal the eighth amendment back in May. The legislation allows for the termination of pregnancy within
What can be said about Jordan Peterson that hasn’t already been said? Plenty of journalists, writers and academics have produced rebuttals to his ideas much better than anything I could hope to do. He has shown himself to be immune to criticism, ignoring, mocking or physically threatening anyone who writes
The second world war had a profound impact on Germany. Many hundreds of thousands were homeless, much of the infrastructure was destroyed, and 4,3 million displaced Germans from partitioned territory entered the the DDR. The Socialist Unity Party (SED) felt a responsibility to rebuild from the ruins. It was also
The election of the fascist Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil marks the beginning of an intense period of reaction. It also signals the definitive end to the social democratic experiment that began in 2002 with the election of the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.