Science, profit and anti-vaxxers

We are posting this article by Robert Belano of Left Voices (USA) which examines the relationship between science and capitalism, in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Understanding vaccine skepticism requires a look at the nature of health care and science in the U.S. The Capitol takeover in early January put American conspiracy theorists on…

Covid-19: Social Murder, They Wrote – Elected Unaccountable And Unrepentant

We are are posting this article from  the British Medical Journal which accuses several state governments, including that of  UK ,  of “social murder” in their response to the Covid-19 pandemic. After two million deaths throughout the world , we must have redress for mishandling the pandemic. Murder is an emotive word. In law, it…

School Opening Revolt Puts The Squeeze On Union Bosses

This artcle from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) shows how the social partnership between the Irish government and trade union bureaucrats is beginning to fray under uniSchool reopening revolt puts the squeeze on union bosses The Dublin government announced in January that plans to reopen special schools as part of a phased reopening of the school system…

2020 Was One Of The Deadliest Years For Migrants – And Not Just Because Of Covid

Emancipation & Liberation is posting this article by James Dennis Hoff of  Left Voices USA about the horrific number of migrant deaths in the EU and USA in 2020. On December 24, the bodies of more than 20 Tunisian refugees, including at least four pregnant women, were recovered after their boat sank in the Mediterranean…

The Trade Union Bureaucracy And Unionism In Northern Ireland

This article, originally posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland), highlights the ineffectiveness of the ICTU Northern Committee and trade union bureaucracy working within the parameters of the existing unionist state when it when it comes to protecting workers’ jobs, pay and condition. If the Irish Congress of Trade Unions through its partnership with the state is the…

Herd Immunity – Myth And Reality

Following  our continuing series of articles on Covid-19 We are posting this piece form Socialist Democracy (Ireland) in the myth of herd immunity. While many scientific myths have emerged during the course of the global pandemic the most prominent and persistence of these has undoubtedly been that of “herd immunity”. Its basic proposition is that…

Newry, Mourne And Down Council Workers’ Strike

With employers using Covid-18 to attack workers’ jobs, pay and conditions, there has been the beginnings of a fightback. This article first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland) looks at the strike action taken by council workers in Newry, Mourne and Down council. Workers in Newry, Mourne and Down (NMD) took strike action on Thursday December…

A Very Unlikely Story – QAnon Movement

With the growth of conspiracy theories we are posting this article on the QAnon phenomenon by Paul Demarty first published in Weekly Worker. This is followed by a comment from John Lanigan. It seems we are living through a golden age of conspiracy theories. The vigorous state action required in response to the Covid-19 pandemic,…

EVICTIONS OF MIGRANTS IN DUBLIN DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Thus article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) examines the evictions of nine migrant workers from their homes in Dublin.    EVICTIONS: ROUND TWO OF THE BATTLE AGAINST THE BANKS AND GOVERNMENT BEGINS     Nine tenants have been evicted in Berkeley Road Dublin by masked men garbed in black who seized and boarded up the property…

GERMANY LEADS THE WAY OUT OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

The latest in the regular E&L Covid-19 articles was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland) and addressed the post Covid-19 Lockdown situation in Germany.   GERMANY LEADS THE WAY OUT OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN   We all know that Germany is the most important State in Europe, the economy is the fourth largest in the world,…