How do we build a climate movement that can win?

By Lisbeth Latham. The unprecedented glacial melting, diminishing sea ice shelves, and extensive fires globally have fuelled growing existential angst around the looming climate catastrophe. This angst has been a major source of the emergence and growth of the climate strike movement globally which has seen millions of people drawn […]

The Irish elections: Results and prospects for the left

By Sean Byers. The results of the recent elections in Ireland correspond to the fragmented and radically uncertain times we now inhabit. They reveal continuities in terms of the resilience of the dominant parties as well as changes in the overall composition and balance of political forces in both jurisdictions. […]

Thousands plan to protest Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland

By Memet Uludag. Protest: Thursday June 6, 6pm at the Garden of Rembrance, Dublin. See the Facebook event here. Donald Trump is a threat to us all. His presidential campaign was based on racism against Mexicans – “build that wall!” He has tried to ban visitors and migrants from Muslim […]

‘Change the System’ is core demand of climate strikers

By Damien Thomson. Around 3,000 students gathered outside government buildings in Dublin and towns across the country on Friday (May 24) to demand rapid and radical action on climate change. This is the second international strike co-ordinated by Fridays for Future – a global movement of climate protest.  Speaking to […]

Climate Emergency Manifesto launched by the European Left

By Damien Thomson. On Tuesday 16 April, Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the Environment Committee in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, calling for “Cathedral Thinking” on climate action – a reference to the huge and immediate mobilisation of empathy, panic and money at the sight of the Notre […]

Captured states: When EU governments act as middlemen for corporate interests

By Vicky Cann. Do you know why the banks got their way after the financial crisis, while you shouldered the impacts of austerity? Or why our food will still be exposed to the dangerous pesticide glyphosate in the coming years? Or why the EU’s climate targets are much weaker than […]