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Northern Ireland – Assembly parties deliver cuts & sectarianism

‘Power Sharing’ Assembly delivers austerity, as sectarianism grows

2010 – Time for united working class opposition!

Published in the Winter 2009 – Issue 24 of SocialistVIEW

The prolonged row between the DUP and Sinn Fein over the devolution of policing and justice powers is just one of many political battles that could lead to the collapse of the Stormont Executive, reinforcing the need for a socialist alternative writes Gary Mulcahy.

80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash

 

 

Capitalist failure, then and now!

Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Scant attention has been paid to the 80th anniversary of the October 1929 Wall Street Crash. Preoccupied with their own present devastating global crisis, the moneybags, the capitalists, can hardly repeat their theme of yesterday – “it can never happen again” – when dealing with 1929. How much of it really has happened again? And what are the underlying causes of today’s crisis?

 

 

Government and employers can be defeated by struggle & solidarity

The Fianna Fail/Green Party government, along with the employers, have signalled their intention to shift the burden of the economic crisis onto the shoulders of PAYE workers. STEPHEN BOYD argues that militant industrial action linked to a campaign to reclaim the unions for the members, is the only way these attacks can be resisted.

National Postal strikes begin

A battle that mass strike action can win
From the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Royal Mail bosses in Britain have declared war on the postal workers and their union, the Communication Workers Union (CWU). They are intent on providing a worsening mail service to the public and on giving post workers intolerable workloads and terms.