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#MeToo: Women get organised against sexual harassment in the workplace

#MeToo: Women get organised against sexual harassment in the workplace

Guest post by Amelia Martínez Lobo. Over the past several months, workers in the European Parliament have organised a campaign ...
Boycott Eurovision 2019: ‘Dare to Dream’ of freedom and justice in Palestine

Boycott Eurovision 2019: ‘Dare to Dream’ of freedom and justice in Palestine

By Zoë Lawlor. Last May, Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest for Israel in Lisbon. The Israeli Prime Minister ...
A coherent sentencing policy requires defence of victims’ rights and strategies that prevent re-offending

A coherent sentencing policy requires defence of victims’ rights and strategies that prevent re-offending

By Senator Ivana Bacik. In an Irish context, the issue of ‘concurrent sentencing’ (when sentences for different offences are served ...
Real democracy means ‘the intrusion of the excluded’

Real democracy means ‘the intrusion of the excluded’

Guest post by Dr John Falzon. “From ancient Greece, we have a name for the intrusion of the Excluded into ...
Brexit and DUP’s opposition to rights put unity referendum firmly on the agenda

Brexit and DUP’s opposition to rights put unity referendum firmly on the agenda

By Rachel Coyle. While the political establishment in Ireland is determined to downplay the need for an Irish unity referendum, ...
Women’s unpaid labour: A key site of struggle for the trade union movement

Women’s unpaid labour: A key site of struggle for the trade union movement

By Amy Ward. The overwhelming vote for repeal of the Eighth Amendment represents a cathartic, watershed moment for Irish society. ...
Trump is playing with fire on Venezuela

Trump is playing with fire on Venezuela

Guest post by Atilio Boron. The emperor fired his starting pistol and anointed Juan Guaidó as president. Guaidó is a ...
Left MEPs condemn EU support for coup attempt in Venezuela

Left MEPs condemn EU support for coup attempt in Venezuela

Below is a letter signed by 39 MEPs from three different political groups in the European Parliament, including five Irish ...
The market can’t resolve this housing crisis

The market can’t resolve this housing crisis

By Carly Bailey. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t hear mention of some facet of the ...
Reclaiming the night: Challenging the curfew on women

Reclaiming the night: Challenging the curfew on women

By Siobhán Mulvey. Don’t go out at night. Don’t walk home late. Don’t walk alone. Get a taxi. Text me ...