BLM activists vindicated: Drop the fines now!

The Socialist Party welcomes the announcement from the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) that all charges related to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests in Belfast and Derry are to be dropped. The PPS recognised that the events were organised in a responsible manner, aimed at minimising the risk of Covid, and that they related to a matter of “important social concern”. All fines against those who took part in these protests – and a similar protest against gender violence in Belfast, organised by ROSA in the wake of Sarah Everard’s killing – must be immediately rescinded and reimbursed.

Domestic violence: 3 reported cases every hour

By Ann Orr, In 2012, 1,220 racist attacks were reported to the PSNI. Reports of sectarian attacks numbered 2,261. In the same time frame more than 27,000 instances of domestic abuse were reported to the PSNI. This equates to around 3 every hour. In all three cases, reality is likely […]

Repressive methods of state must be opposed

The Socialist Party has called for a fair trial for the prisoners known as the Craigavon Two. They were convicted of the killing of PSNI officer Stephen Carroll in Craigavon and are currently appealing their life sentences. It has been argued that much of the evidence against them is suspect […]

Questions raised over drug deaths and PSNI

By an East Belfast Socialist Party member Protests have taken place in East Belfast in response to the deaths of six people from the area (and three others) suspected to be drug–related. All of those who died were in their 20’s and 30’s, with the local community squarely pointing the […]