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…

Brexit Britain – a new police state?

The following article on the slide of Brexit Britain to an authoritarian state was was first published by Socialist Democracy (Ireland). The Tory government’s proposed anti-crime Bill has seen a number of mobilisations across Britain. Covid rules and fierce police enforcement have limited street demonstrations, but that has started to break down. Protest is seen…

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…

The promise and reality of vaccination

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) about the impact of the global imperialist order on Covid-19 vaccinations through out the world. The roll out of vaccination programmes across the world has raised hopes that the end of the Covid pandemic may be in sight. There are a number of vaccines currently in use…

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…

Eyes wide shut – Nothing to see in Northern Ireland in the Brexit dispute

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) about the DUP and Sinn Fein reaction to the ongoing dispute over the location of the Brexit border. In the past weeks the Democratic Unionist party has sprung into overdrive on the issue of the so-called Irish sea border. A unionist controlled council has spread totally untrue…

Political Lockdown In Ireland As Unionist Border Fever Rages

 This article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) outlines the likely consequences in Northern Ireland of the spat between the EU and the UK over the EU bureaucracy’s attempt to prevent vaccine movement over the border. The decision by the EU to briefly try to prevent vaccine movement across the Irish border before immediately retreating has sparked a…

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…

The Trump Protests Already Have A Precedent In The North Of Ireland

E&L has already pointed out the connection between Trump’s attempt to block the confirmation of 20120 presidential result, with prior US attempts, backed by the Democrats too, to subvert elections in Latin America. The following article, which is based one from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) shows a connection much closer to home – in the North of…