Protests across Ireland in solidarity with asylum seekers in Direct Provision

By Memet Uludağ. United Against Racism (UAR), in cooperation with the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI), held a day of solidarity with asylum seekers living under the Direct Provision system today, 21 May. It was a day not only to stand in solidarity with asylum seekers during the […]

Denmark passes landmark consent-based rape laws

By Lisbeth Latham. Denmark’s Red-Green Alliance or Enhedslisten (United List) announced on July 14 that the governing Social Democrats and Social Liberals parties in Denmark’s Parliament had agreed to pass consent-based rape laws. This follows an agreement to support the new laws made by the Conservatives and Liberal parties in […]

Romani and Traveller activists deliver action plan on Romani Resistance Day

Aspiring Romani barrister, Brigitta Balogh, independently organised a parliamentary event in Westminster on 16 May 2019 to mark Romani Resistance Day, officially commemorating the Romani heroes of 1944 for the first time in the United Kingdom. The “Press for Progress” conference was a working event intended to set out a […]

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 […]

Talking period poverty with Homeless Period Ireland

Interview with Claire Hunt by Evelyn Flynn. Evelyn Flynn, a medical student from Dublin, sat down with Homeless Period Ireland’s Claire Hunt to talk period poverty.  EF: What is Homeless Period about? How did it come about? CH: In December 2016, the Homeless Period Dublin initiative was born with a view to helping women and girls who found themselves unable […]

New secure-hour law is a gamechanger in the fight against low pay and poverty

By David Gibney. Ireland has a very serious low pay problem, and a corresponding problem with poverty. We have the highest prevalence of low-paid jobs in the EU. Only a matter of weeks ago St Vincent de Paul stated that almost 800,000 people live in poverty, including 230,000 children. Finding […]

Irish Travellers are expected to participate in political ideologies that aid our own oppression

By Bernard Sweeney. Since the formation of the Irish state, Travellers have been subjected to a sequence of oppressive policies, much the same as those that were weaponised against all Irish people prior to 1922. Since the creation of the Free State with the liberation, albeit partial, of the Irish […]

Roma student’s open letter on legalised discrimination against Gypsies & Travellers

By Brigitta Balogh. Below is an open letter from Brigitta Balogh to British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Faith, with responsibility for Gypsy and Traveller equality policy Lord Bourne. Dear Lord Bourne, Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brigitta Balogh and I am a Hungarian-born […]

Ecuador’s neoliberal turn: Corruption and voter fraud behind Julian Assange’s arrest

By Denis Rogatyuk. The scenes of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Wikileaks founder Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he was clutching a copy of the History of the National Security State by Gore Vidal have sent shockwaves of horror and an avalanche of condemnation from […]