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Few places have a more urgent need – or stronger case – for Community Wealth Building than does Ireland, where communities have been ravaged by neoliberalism and austerity, write Joe Guinan and Seán Byers. Last week, in San Francisco, the sky turned bright red in the middle of the day.

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The prosecution of Julian Assange is a deliberate threat by the US empire to freedom of speech. Socialists have a duty to speak out against it, writes Caoimhe Garland. If there had previously been any uncertainty, the last couple of weeks have proved beyond any doubt that the extradition hearing

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For years, Israel has professed its commitment to a two-state solution while meticulously planning its demise and the Western world has played along. But now the cat’s out of the bag, writes Kostas Antoniadis. Two States One Solution  For some time now, Benjamin Netanyahu – joined recently by his newest

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Éilis Ryan assesses how the Programme for Government protects ‘business as usual’ in a shaky Irish economy. On Sunday, 14th June, negotiators from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party announced they had succeeded in agreeing a 126-page Programme for Government, “Our Shared Future.” The document came just over

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Michael Rafferty calls for the Green Party to demand a break from economic and political orthodoxy. “Any proposal must be transformative on climate action and commit to strong progress towards a more sustainable and fairer society,” the Green Party said when it entered talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

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Progressives need to reframe the discussion on recovering from the pandemic around a new, public-driven business model, writes Michael Taft. The public debate is being limited to a very narrow space – reducing the policy options to increasing taxation or reducing public spending (or both), because as we all know:

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In the context of climate change and a growing scarcity of traditional energy sources, it is now more important than ever to look toward long-term solutions for energy. One of the most obvious but least discussed options in Ireland is nuclear power. It is essential that we begin a debate

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Anne B. Ryan and John Baker see the implementation of a Universal Basic Income as a step towards the creation of a more progressive society.

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Gavin Mendel-Gleason argues that we should oppose the introduction of Universal Basic Income that would economically and politically weaken the working class.

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Martin McGuinness, Political Strategy and the Civil Rights Movement

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