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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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Huge protests engulf the US to say no to Trump

Donald Trump’s inauguration saw millions take to the streets of cities across the US and worldwide on Friday 20 January, and especially on Saturday 21st. Among the biggest mass marches in US history, the dozens of international ‘Women’s marches’ against Trump ...

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Elections to Northern Ireland Assembly – Build a socialist alternative to the ‘Orange’ versus ‘Green’ headcount

Daniel Waldron, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), Belfast Northern Ireland goes to the polls, for the second time within a year, in snap elections to decide the make-up of its Stormont Assembly on 2 March. James Brokenshire, Northern Ireland Secretary of ...

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2017: Upheaval and fightback will continue

  Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party England and Wales general secretary 2016 was the year when the pent-up anger of the masses worldwide finally spilled over in a series of political earthquakes – a delayed reaction to the devastating world economic ...

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