By Conor Payne On 26 January, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague gave its interim…
Build for a general strike By Sean Burns Workers’ are being used as pawns in the Stormont talks.…
Marxism is often falsely purported as not reckoning with different forms of oppression; that it is innately ‘class reductionist’ – privileging class exploitation over other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism and LGBTQIAphobia, whose ravages it at least diminishes, if not ignores. This is a misconception as we will go on to show, irrespective of all the litany of mistakes of many left traditions on the question. I
September 11 marks the 50th anniversary of a murderous coup by Pinochet backed by US imperialism against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile. Chilean people, led by the working class, built up a powerful, revolutionary movement over decades which brought Allende to power.
Even 175 years after writing the Communist Manifesto, the ideas of Karl Marx remain as relevant as ever. Together with his friend and co-thinker Friedrich Engels he penned this text that not only contains their core analysis of capitalism but also a call to working-class people around the world to unite - to get organised to overthrow the moribound capitalist system because we have nothing to lose but our chains!
This summer has seen a massive bloom of blue-green algae in waters all across the north. This has included Lough Neagh and the River Bann, North Coast bathing waters and lakes in Fermanagh. If you live in an area that has been affected by the blooms and you haven’t seen it you’re bound to have smelled it– a gassy smell which fills the air for days on end.
Over the past three years a wave of military coups has hit the Sahel, the region where the southern boundary of the Sahara gives way to sub-Saharan Africa. These coups have occurred in former colonies of France such as Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Chad, and more recently Niger. Gabon in Central Africa has now also followed suit.
Huge algal blooms like this form when pollution from farm run-off and sewage meet hot temperatures, linked to climate change. There have been multiple reports of family pets dying as a result of the toxic algae
By Niall Dooris The Inquiry into the handling of the Covid 19 pandemic was officially launched in June…
The elections were a continuation of what we have seen before: Sinn Féin and the DUP strengthening their positions and support increasing for Alliance. These elections took place in the midst of the cost of living crisis, and threatened cutbacks in the Stormont budget. While the main parties in the elections offered no way forward for working-class people, the strike action and campaigns to save services that have taken place over the past few weeks give a glimpse of the potential of real change.