A transitional programme for today?

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

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

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

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 ...
Greenwashing austerity

Greenwashing austerity

By Emma Clancy. Members of the Irish Green Party voted overwhelmingly to enter a coalition with the two traditionally dominant centre-right parties on Friday. Coming less than a decade after the Greens were decimated for their last stint as a junior partner in government – propping up Fianna Fáil and ...
This is not a Green New Deal – it is greener business as usual

This is not a Green New Deal – it is greener business as usual

Below is an open letter to Green Party members in the Midlands, North East, West and North West on the Programme for Government, published by four of the party’s young and rural General Election 2020 candidates, Tate Donnelly, Julie O’Donoghue, Seán McCabe and Saoirse McHugh, on 20 June. As candidates ...
Neasa Hourigan warns Greens of ‘most fiscally conservative’ government in a generation

Neasa Hourigan warns Greens of ‘most fiscally conservative’ government in a generation

Below Irish Broad Left reprints the speech made by Dublin Central TD Neasa Hourigan to the Green Party’s online special convention on the Programme for Government held on Thursday 18 June. Just as in 2007 our party has come together for a special convention that will shape the party, the ...
Uniting the Left to fight for an ecosocialist united Ireland

Uniting the Left to fight for an ecosocialist united Ireland

By Cian McMahon. After December’s Westminster general election, which returned a majority of nationalist MPs in the North for the first time ever, it’s clear that the entire Brexit debacle has dealt a potentially fatal blow to political unionism. As DUP MLA Edwin Poots commented, reflecting on the historic and ...
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