Belfast Hovis Strike

This article was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland)and outlines the struggle between the Belfast Hovis workers fighting for pay parity with fellow workers in the rest of the UK, and the limitations imposed on their struggle by the relationship between the UK state and Northern Ireland and its acceptance by the trade union bureaucracy.…

Palestine – the view from Edinburgh and Belfast

The Scottish government is a signatory to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition on ‘anti-semitism’. This definition conflates criticism of Israel with criticism of Jews. In view of the horrific attacks by Zionist settler thugs and the of the Israeli state on Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Gaza in order to to ethnically cleanse even more…

It hasn’t gone away you know – the Irish housing crisis erupts yet again

This article first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland) examines the public  re-emergence of the housing crisis in Ireland and looks to its causes and possible solutions. The housing crisis in Ireland has exploded yet again. As in a slow motion car crash, everyone foresees the eventual destruction of the coalition government but not a way…

Its the constitution stupid!

This article by Allan Armstrong (RCF) looks at the aftermath of the May 6th elections in Scotland, Wales and England, the current situation in Northern Ireland, and then to the political significance of new movements from below across these islands, culminating in the people of Govanhill challenging the UK state’s Home Office Border Agency’s attempted…

The power grab of the queen’s speech

This article by Mike Small was first posted on bella caledonia. It outlines the Tory government’s plans to bring the politics of Brexit Britain closer to the authoritarian Right in Eastern Europe, coupled to their attempts to bury its own murderous past in Ireland. At the State Opening of Parliament today the full-farce of Britain’s…

Ballymurphy Massacre

Mark Laggan posted this message on Facebook in the 50th anniversary of the Ballymurphy Massacre and asked for it to made public. 50 Years. Now we see the very reason there can be no amnesty for British troops who have served in Ireland during the Troubles. Fifty years it has taken to uncover the truth around…

A crisis of decay – Night of the long knives for Irish Unionism

This article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) looks at the political significance of the ousting of Arlene Forster as DUP leader. The ousting of Arlene Foster and the first ever leadership contest in the Democratic Unionist Party marks a serious split in the party and a further fragmentation of unionism just as the partitioned Irish state…

After the funeral – Loyalists stage a show, but the real drama is offstage

This is a follow up article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) outlining further developments in Northern Ireland in the Unionist camp As promised, loyalist groups in the north of Ireland returned to the streets following the funeral of the British consort, Prince Philip. The demonstrations confirmed the earlier analysis presented by Socialist Democracy, that there was…

It’s the DUP stupid! – Loyalist riots mark an explosion in the decay of unionism

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) which looks beyond the attempts to divert attention away from the cause of rioting in Northern Ireland.   ITS THE DUP STUID – LOYALIST RIOTS MARK AN EXPLOSION IN THE DECAY OF UNIONISM The loudest sound to be heard across Ireland on the night of Wednesday 7th…

Abortion abstention at Stormont – What is it that makes Sinn Fein a left party?

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland)highlighting Sinn Fen complicity at Stormont on helping to undermine the very limited abortion rights that exist in Northern Ireland.   ABORTION AT STORMONT – WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES SINN FEIN A LEFT PARTY? Among all the other elements of a dysfunctional and corrupt administration in…