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 […]

Moreno regime in Ecuador escalates persecution of its opponents

By Denis Rogyatuk. The arrest, sentencing and the plans for the extradition of Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States continue to prompt waves of condemnation from all around the world, along with disgust at the Ecuadorian government of Lenin Moreno (pictured) and his increasing subordination 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 […]

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 […]

Undercover at a global gathering of right-wing religious fundamentalists

By Eimear Sparks. Last weekend, Verona hosted the World Congress of Families, a global gathering of religious fundamentalists and representatives of right-wing movements, including the Italian government, who seek to restore ‘the natural order’. Their tactics include denying women access to contraceptive and abortion care, putting in place impediments to […]

Chavismo’s enduring strength as a political movement in Venezuela

Guest post by Federico Fuentes, Caracas.For many, it is impossible to understand how, despite presiding over the country’s worst economic crisis and facing such intense international and domestic opposition, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro remains in the presidential palace. The answer lies in the enduring strength of Chavismo, a political movement of […]

Kidnapped, murdered and disappeared: journalism can be deadly

Guest post by Nazarena Lomagno. The NGO Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF, Reporters Without Borders) has recently published a report, ‘Worldwide Round-up of journalists killed, detained, held hostage, or missing in 2018’, and its findings are shocking. Over the past year, 80 media professionals were murdered, 348 were arrested, and 60 […]

National liberation, class and the fetishisation of armed struggle

By Alex Homits. It strikes me that Ireland has many movements which commemorate, glorify and fetishise armed struggle without truly grasping the conditions or consequences that accompany it. It is significant to note that there exists in the western world a large amount of leftists who parade their interest for […]

Murder of Brazilian leftist leader Marielle Franco resonates one year on

By Damien Thomson. “How many more need to die for this war to end?” – Marielle Franco The day I first heard about Marielle Franco was the day she was murdered. One year later, the case is still unsolved and the plot thickens, as state involvement in her killing becomes […]