BERNADETTE MCALISKEY, SINN FEIN AND CIVIL RIGHTS

In early February, writing a platform piece in Belfast’s Irish News, Bernadette McAliskey reacted to Sinn Fein claims that they had led the early civil rights struggle. Socialist Democracy member, John McAnulty says Bernadette was absolutely right to slap down these absurd claims by a group that was not formed until years later. However much of…

THE STRUGGLE FOR ABORTION RIGHTS IN IRELAND

There is a major campaign going on in Ireland to overturn the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution which bans abortion.We are posting an article from John McAnulty of Socialist Democracy (Ireland) which exams this campaign. It was first posted at: http://socialistdemocracy.org/RecentArticles/RecentTheStruggleForAbortionRightsInIreland.html   THE STRUGGLE FOR ABORTION RIGHTS IN IRELAND Justified and burning anger hobbled by…

SINN FEIN UNDER PRESSURE FROM IRISH WORKERS

On Friday, March 13th six unions representing public sector workers in the north of Ireland took joint strike action to resist the austerity programme being pushed through by the Sinn Fein / Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) coalition government. John Mc Anulty, a member of Socialist Democracy in Belfast explains the background. The more optimistic socialist…

TWO ARTICLES ON NORTHERN IRELAND

 We are printing two articles from the Socialist Democracy (Ireland) website examining aspects of politics in Northern Ireland:-  1. Peter Robinson repudiates peace deal. Another step towards the abyss. 2. Paisley, the chief bigot is dead. The sectarian state lives on. ______ 1. PETER ROBINSON REPUDIATES THE PEACE DEAL. ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS THE ABYSS   The statement by…

THE FURTHER DECLINE OF THE ‘NEW UNIONIST’ SETTLEMENT IN NORTHERN IRELAND

In the following two articles from Socialist Democracy (Ireland), John McAnulty of chronicles the further decline of the ‘New Unionist’ settlement in Northern Ireland.   1) ON THE RUNS – CONCESSIONS TO SINN FEIN WERE MERE SMOKE AND MIRRORS   When Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was nominated to head an enquiry into child sexual abuse by…

The ECONOMIC SITUATION IN IRELAND AND MARTIN McGUINNESS AT THE ROYAL BANQUET

Emancipation & Liberation is  publishing two articles from the latest issue of Socialist Democracy (Ireland). There is much talk of an economic ‘recovery’ in the UK by George Osborne. The first article examines another  the claims of another economic ‘recovery’ in Ireland. The second article  looks at the continued political degeneration of Sinn Fein in…

ADAMS ARREST – Sinn Fein responds to British attacks by calls to the dark side

 John McAnulty of Socialist Democracy (Ireland) outlines what was behind the arrest of Gerry Adams by the PSNI, and why Sinn Fein is unable to respond to this British state initiated event.     When Sinn Fein claim that the arrest of Gerry Adams is a political act they are clearly correct. The arrest of…

SINN FEIN ON THE RUN AS SETTLEMENT SLIPS FURTHER TO THE RIGHT

  After the demise of the Haas Talks, the Unionists, playing to the Loyalist gallery,  are pushing even further to unravel the original Good Friday Agreement. In this article, John McAnulty of Socialist Democracy (Ireland) explains the significance of the latest ‘on-the-runs’  issue.     Another week, another crisis. The Irish peace process continues to have…

IRELAND TO EXIT TROIKA – OLD IRELAND FREE? A NATION ONCE AGAIN?

John McAnulty of Socialist Democracy (Ireland) provides an analysis of the forthcoming exit of Ireland’s economy from the direct control of the IMF, EU, ECB Troika    Ireland’s exit from the Troika mechanism, that had taken over as the effective government of the country, has been presented as a triumph for democracy and national independence by…

HAAS TALKS: THE ILLUSION OF A PROGRESSIVE ROLE FOR IMPERIALISM

We are posting two articles from the Socialist Democracy (Ireland) website.  The first addresses the current Haas Talks concerning the growing Loyalist challenges  to the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. The second highlights Peter Robinson’s sectarianism and capitulation to Loyalist base, something Haas, the British and Irish governments will accept.   1. THE HAAS TALKS…