Fighting Austerity

Keep Avoniel Primary School Open!

The Socialist Party in East Belfast has extended its support to parents and staff fighting the closure of Avoniel Primary School. Spokesperson Courtney Robinson said: “Avoniel Primary School has been at the heart of this working class community for 80 years and its closure would be a huge blow to […]

How can we stop austerity?

Below we reprint this article by Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales deputy general secretary. Hannah will be speaking at two public meeting in Northern Ireland next week. On Thursday 25th June- 7.30 in Holiday Inn Belfast and Friday 26th June- 7.30 in the City Hotel Derry Just six […]

“an economy we own, a society we shape”: What is the socialist alternative?

The publication by NIPSA of a new document “an economy we own, a society we shape”, as part of the discussion in Northern Ireland’s largest union on the need for a “socialist economy”, is a very welcome step. The document was commissioned by the union’s General Council . The Council […]

Education on the chopping block

At the INTO teaching union conference earlier this year, Sinn Féin’s Education Minister John O’Dowd responded to angry protestors by stating, “placards will not end austerity”. But the protest did highlight that O’Dowd and his Alliance party counterpart in the Department of Employment & Learning, Stephen Farry, certainly have no […]