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…

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…

Further Political Developments In Ireland: North And South

We are posting the following two articles from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) in the current situation in Ireland, North and South. 1. STORMONT EXECUTIVE TAKES A RECKLESS TURN ON PANDEMIC For a long time Stormont has stood as a byword for sectarianism, corruption and incompetence. Under the pressure of the coronavirus crisis these features of the…

Poppy Pushers “Fund British Terrorists”

With UK tied up with so many imperialist wars, November 11th, ‘Remembrance Day’ is pushed with ever greater official stridency.  Jon Snow has called this this  “poppy fascism”. We are posting this article  from the Irish-based Anti-Imperialist Action which looks at the use of the poppy from their point of view of those who have…

The British Left and the UK State

  Below is an outline of the Contents and the concluding chapter of The British Left and the UK state, written by Allan Armstrong.  The article  addresses the need for a socialist republican ‘internationalism from below’ strategy to address the current challenges the Left faces. The full article  can be read at:- https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/the-british-left-the-uk-state-.pdf _____________ From…

Emancipation & Liberation – Irish Coverage from 2002

E&L is posting our Irish coverage from 2002 to promote a wider socialist republican ‘internationalism from below’ alliance 2022 Sinn Fein election victory‘ blunted as DUP blocks Assembly election – Socialist Democracy (Ireland) Socialist Democracy statement on the Stormont Assembly election – Socialist Democracy (Ireland) PROLOGUE TO DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION , part 2 – Allan Armstrong…

Doctor Issam Hijawi – Prison Hunger Strike Victory

This is an update to the article from Working Class Club we posted on 20.9.20 about the hunger strike to protest at the imprisonment of Dr. Issam Hijawi a Palestinian activist in Maghaberry Jail. This latest article was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland). One duty of socialists is to keep record of the ebb…

Demands To Dismiss Garda Commissioner After ‘Unquiet Graves’ Documentary

We are posting this article  from  Republic media on Facebook, which examines the activities of Irish Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, exposed in the RTE documentary, Quiet Graves. Unquiet Graves, the 2018 documentary detailing the story of the notorious Glenanne Gang, and their collusion with the RUC and British security forces, was aired on Wednesday evening…

Fascism: Ireland’s Illusion Of Immunity Begins To Pall

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) which questions the complacency of the Left about the possibility of a growth of fascist forces in the Republic of Ireland. Over the past decade there have been many boasts from liberals and leftists claiming immunity from a fascist threat in Ireland. Gay rights, abortion, social…

Brexit Scam – Up The Garden Path With Leo And Boris

We are posting this latest update from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) on the impact of Brexit on Ireland. The fact that perfidious Albion, famous for tearing up agreements, are tearing up the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement has been met with astonishment and dismay by the coalition government in Dublin. Taoiseach Micheál Martin used very strong language. Trust…