Peter Hadden, Socialist Party, speaking at solidarity meeting in support of Linamar Unite convenor Rob Williams in Belfast 26th May 2009
Accordging to the Police Federation of Northern Ireland, dissident republican groups have been responsible for carrying out an average of two attacks a day since the beginning of the year.
These attacks range from high profile car bombings targeted against the police and army to so-called punishment shootings in Catholic working class areas. Regardless of how “successful” they are in the attacks they carry out, socialistpartyni.net (website of the Socialist Party - CWI Ireland) argues they have nothing to offer but a return to sectarian killings.
Stop the policies of liberalisation - invest in safety and services
Article on the based on a discussion with Belgian railway workers.
On Monday, two trains collided near Halle, south of Brussels. The accident led to 18 deaths and 162 people being wounded, including 11 seriously injured. The drama has led to a discussion on safety measures in place for Belgian trains. This also raises the discussion on which services need to be provided by the railways. In the past few years, the train company has been split into three parts and investment was largely limited to prestige projects. The management is continuing its liberalisation policies in cargo transport. This policy will lead to new disasters.