Greece: SYRIZA failure sees right-wing return to power
Elections held in Greece on 7 July confirmed the developments seen in May’s Euro elections. New Democracy (ND) - Greece’s traditional right-wing party - won. Formerly governing SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) lost votes because of their capitulation to austerity policies.
Jobstown trial exposes Southern state
In Dublin at the end of June, seven defendants – the first of three groups – were found not guilty of falsely imprisoning then Deputy Prime Minister and Labour leader Joan Burton during a spontaneous, community protest against austerity in the working class community of Jobstown in November 2014.
North & South: People Demand Abortion Rights NOW!
It’s 50 years since the 1967 Abortion Act was passed in Britain, and yet, women in Northern Ireland are still denied the right to choose. Making abortions illegal hasn’t stopped women from having them. It has simply forced them to travel abroad at great cost, risk criminalisation for accessing abortion pills or put their lives at risk with other, dangerous methods of termination.