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Neoliberalism is dead, long live neoliberalism!

Neoliberalism is dead, long live neoliberalism!

By Lisbeth Latham. Neoliberalism is a term which has entered the left lexicon over the past three decades, although in ...
Trotskyism today and Cold War hysterics

Trotskyism today and Cold War hysterics

By Fergal Twomey. “The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. And ...
Pride: Not for sale

Pride: Not for sale

By Damien Thomson. Pride month is over, so now what? While company logos on social media accounts will start going ...
Marta Harnecker, presente!

Marta Harnecker, presente!

By Federico Fuentes. The international left has lost one of its most lucid intellectual, pedagogical educators and determined activists with ...
The Irish elections: Results and prospects for the left

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 ...
Romani and Traveller activists deliver action plan on Romani Resistance Day

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 ...
Thousands plan to protest Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland

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 ...
‘Change the System’ is core demand of climate strikers

‘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 ...
Moreno regime in Ecuador escalates persecution of its opponents

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 ...
Barnyard socialism revisited: Farmers are victims of market manipulation

Barnyard socialism revisited: Farmers are victims of market manipulation

By Niall Monaghan. For what toil the sons of Róisín, is it pennies? In this period of increased focus on ...