A poem by Sven Kretzschmar. The sit-in protesters of North Circular Roadtook their seats just when the word came aroundof the government spying on you and fellow artistsfor inadequate subordination to this green-great country.Brothers and sisters of basic dignity unclad in the lack of rebellious red, some in everyday clothes,others […]
Superwealth: Understanding the decoupling of stock values from real economic value
By Lisbeth Latham. Global wealth inequality is reaching historic highs. Inequalities have been both highlighted and exacerbated by the current crisis. However, while the world’s super-rich are obscenely wealthy, most discourse around this issue fundamentally misunderstands and misrepresents the nature of much of this wealth – which, in turn, can […]
The deadly politics of colonial borders during the Covid-19 pandemic
By Niamh Ni Bhriain. Covid-19 is causing thousands of deaths every day, but the pandemic is killing in other ways too. Governments around the world responded to the pandemic by shutting their borders to international arrivals and severely restricting people’s freedom of movement. While for some this was unprecedented, for […]
Who Runs Ireland?
A transitional programme for today?
By Lisbeth Latham. Radical Left movements across the globe face multiple challenges that place human survival at stake. At the same time, our movements are currently not strong enough to effectively challenge capitalism and the determination of the capitalist class and their representatives to prioritise profits over human life and […]
EU-Mercosur agreement will devastate industries and environment in Latin America
By Veronica Ocvirk. The free trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc of Latin American countries will benefit EU multinationals but pose serious disadvantages for local industries in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. “President, we have an agreement!” This WhatsApp audio message went viral in Argentina with […]
Introducing RUPTURE, Ireland’s new ecosocialist quarterly
By Cian Prendiville. Our world is burning. Climate change, economic recession, political crisis and on top of it all a pandemic. However, from all corners of the world, we see signs of resistance. The recent uprising against racist police violence is a harbinger of things to come. The new ecosocialist […]
Financing the Just Transition in the north of Ireland despite limited powers
By Seán Fearon. A significant but narrowing gap in the Irish just transition literature is how we intend to finance just transition policy, and specifically, what types of finance are best suited to advancing myriad radical policy initiatives. The answers to this puzzle in green-left circles increasingly form a combination […]
Silence as a virture in the age of the cough
Pádraig Ó Meiscill discovers his own personal lesser spotted Belfast at the start of the lockdown. When the silence came, caused by a cough, only a few were expecting it. Many had predicted an uproar over borders. A cacophony of bile about the difference, or lack thereof, between Derry and Letterkenny, […]