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Jobstown not guilty verdicts a defeat for the Irish capitalist establishment

Cillian Gillespie - Socialist Party Ireland  “The news has just come through from the Central Criminal Court and I am the first to report it to the House. Deputy Paul Murphy, not guilty; Councillor Michael Murphy, not guilty; Councillor Kieran ...

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France: New president will not solve deep economic and social problems

Emmanuel Macron, the youngest ever president of France, is a man who has never been elected and who does not at present have a party. He has been seen as an ‘outsider’, defeating both the ‘left’ (‘Socialist’ Party) and ‘right’ ...

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Ireland: Jobstown trials begin

On 24 April the biggest political trial in Ireland for a generation began. Seven people stand accused of ‘false imprisonment’ of then deputy prime minister Joan Burton during an anti-water charges sit-down protest and slow march in Jobstown, Dublin, in 2014. A 17 ...

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Ireland: State attempts to gag the Jobstown Not Guilty campaign

Danny Byrne, CWI  On 29 March, there was a dramatic new twist in the authoritarian offensive of the Irish state.  This offensive is aimed at criminalising protest, in particular the emblematic Jobstown protest against water charges and austerity, which delayed ...

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Rotten core of the Irish capitalist state exposed by McCabe and Jobstown scandals

By Cillian Gillespie, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) Over the last number of weeks, the Irish government has been shaken by a controversy surrounding the outrageous smearing of a prominent Garda (police) whistleblower, Maurice McCabe.  At the core of this ...

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Solidarity with #JobstownNotGuilty – Oppose criminalisation of protest

  A mass spontaneous community protest against the visit of the then deputy prime minister – Joan Burton – to the Jobstown area of Dublin in November 2014, led to the arrest and charging of 19 people. They include Socialist ...

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Building the resistance to Trump’s agenda

Mass protests have greeted Trump’s ascendency to the position of president of the US. His popularity ratings are the lowest of any US president in history. More importantly, millions are already mobilising to defeat his reactionary agenda. In this article, US ...

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#NoBanNoWall – Mass protests challenge Trump’s racism

From socialistalternative.org Socialist Alternative A volcanic eruption of mass protests at airports across the U.S. has won a temporary stay of execution against Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and Muslims from entering the country. Trump ordered the ban on Friday ...

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