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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 […]

Mica scandal: profiteering creates housing disaster

By Mick Barry TD  More than 3,000 householders from Donegal, Mayo and Clare travelled to Dublin on 15 June to demand a proper compensation scheme for their homes destroyed by mica. Mica is a mineral that can be contained in concrete blocks manufactured from quarries. It soaks up water like […]

Young people: No future under capitalism — Global resistance on the agenda

Recently, the British pro-capitalist journal the Financial Times conducted a survey of more than 1,700 young people, to find out the main concerns and problems facing both Millennials and Generation Zers today. The results were stark but not surprising. When asked what their main problems in life were, respondents reported cramped housing, skyrocketing student debt and general insecurity in day-to-day life. As one 25-year-old respondent said:

Partition: Tragic consequence of missed opportunity for socialist change

Some say that the partition of Ireland a century ago was inevitable, a ‘natural’ reflection of the sectarian division on the island. Others argue that an independent, united – and capitalist – Ireland was within reach, if only individuals like Michael Collins had stayed the course. Neither of these narratives is accurate

May Day 2021: Organise to fight for global socialism!

International Socialist Alternative would like to extend May Day greetings to all socialists, trade unionists and fighters against oppression and capitalism around the world. After over a year of devastating global crisis in which the activity of the labour movement was restricted in many countries by the Covid-19 pandemic, 1 […]