Comment & Other

Row Over Bonfires Threatens to Set Sectarian Conflict Alight

In the late 1970s, a British minister let the cat out of the bag when he admitted that his government’s aim was an “acceptable level of violence”. Today the undeclared aims of the peace process are an acceptable level of sectarian division and of sectarian conflict. Thus, great efforts are […]

EU – A force for progress or profits?

This article was written for the June edition of “The Socialist”, paper of the Socialist Party. In the coming two years there will be a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. Here Anti-Austerity Alliance TD and and former MEP, Paul Murphy outlines why socialists oppose the European […]

Collusion: The State’s dirty war

The BBC Panorama programme ‘Britain’s Secret Terror Deals’ has shed light again on the murky world that was the dirty war fought by the British state in Northern Ireland. This harrowing documentary focused on high-profile sectarian killings and assassinations in which it is alleged state forces such as the RUC, […]

General Election Analysis: Another sectarian headcount?

While the election in Northern Ireland may, on the surface, seem to have been business as usual, the results suggest that rejection of the sectarian status quo is growing. Opposition to austerity and reactionary social policies found a voice in the midst of the campaign. There are positive pointers towards […]