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South: New Programme for Government is continuing the capitalist status quo

In the deepest sense, it is more of the same and a betrayal by the Greens of the vote for change they benefited from in February and in last year’s local and European elections. Fine Gael, who led the last Government, and Fianna Fáil, who propped it up, are the two biggest parties in this one. 

In the context of a global pandemic, an economic depression and the continuation of racist police murders in the US, the profoundly chaotic and violent nature of capitalism has revealed itself to an ever growing number of workers and young people across the globe. 

Tech workers unite!

In 2014, the UK tech industry was estimated to be worth £58 billion. By 2018, according to a new report from Tech Nation, in collaboration with Ernst and Young, the UK’s technology sector was worth nearly £184 billion – up from £170 billion in 2016. This is also the case if we take a look at it from a global perspective. By 2017, the Big 5 (Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft) were valued at £3 trillion.