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

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 ...
The Left and the EU: Steering a course of principled resistance to neoliberalism

The Left and the EU: Steering a course of principled resistance to neoliberalism

By Andy Storey. Trawling through the website of the Irish Freedom Party (IFP) – the group calling for Irish exit ...
Undercover at a global gathering of right-wing religious fundamentalists

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 ...
Her name is Jean: Court rules PSNI ‘lacks independence’ to investigate legacy murder

Her name is Jean: Court rules PSNI ‘lacks independence’ to investigate legacy murder

By Ciarán MacAirt. Jean Smyth-Campbell was shot dead in a car in a layby on the Glen Road, Belfast, just ...
Áras Uí Chonghaile: Visitor centre honouring Connolly’s legacy to open on Falls Road

Áras Uí Chonghaile: Visitor centre honouring Connolly’s legacy to open on Falls Road

By Séanna Walsh. We are delighted to introduce and welcome Áras Uí Chonghaile to west Belfast. James Connolly, that giant ...
Chavismo’s enduring strength as a political movement in Venezuela

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 ...
Emma DeSouza’s open letter to Sajid Javid: British Home Office is breaching Good Friday Agreement

Emma DeSouza’s open letter to Sajid Javid: British Home Office is breaching Good Friday Agreement

Dear Home Secretary, The Good Friday Agreement places the people of Northern Ireland in a unique position within the United ...
Period poverty, women’s health and the environment

Period poverty, women’s health and the environment

By Meadhbh Bolger. For much of their lives, half of the world’s population need menstrual products to live a decent ...
Rights denied: The implications of Brexit for Irish citizens

Rights denied: The implications of Brexit for Irish citizens

By Niall Muprhy. On 23 June 2016, 56 per cent of people in the North voted to remain in the ...
Kidnapped, murdered and disappeared: journalism can be deadly

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 ...