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New phase of Covid crisis: Reject false choice between ‘health’ and ‘wealth’

By Kevin Henry Today, Northern Ireland has entered a two-week period of tightened Covid regulations, with extended closure of hospitality, the closure of non-essential retail, leisure facilities and more. Over 950 people have now died from the virus here, with hospitals recording their highest number of Covid-related deaths in the […]

SUNAK BOASTS BIG BUT OFFERS WORKERS CRUMBS – ORGANISE THE FIGHTBACK

Sunak’s Autumn budget announcement was full of big boasts and brash spin. In a departure from the rigid fiscal orthodoxy that had characterised the budgets of his Conservative predecessors, rather than a list of cuts, Sunak preferred to make big play of a large number of (mostly small and all […]

40 years since the end of Hunger Strikes: How state repression could be fought

The hunger strikes of 1980-81 and the events preceding them, was one of the many horrific chapters in the Troubles, and arguably helped create a new spiral of conflict and violence lasting for more than a decade. The Thatcher government’s decision to allow ten prisoners to slowly starve themselves to […]

Plymouth shootings: Capitalism, misogyny and Incels

People in Plymouth and across the country are shocked at the devastating and tragic mass shooting which took place on 12 August. 22-year-old Jake Davidson shot and killed five people – his mother Maxine Davidson, followed by seemingly randomly selected victims Lee Martyn and his three-year-old daughter Sophie Martyn, Stephen Washington and Kate Shepherd. He also injured another two people in the 12-minute shooting spree, before turning the gun on himself.