Being monitored

Being monitored

A poem by Sven Kretzschmar. The sit-in protesters of North Circular Roadtook their seats just when the word came aroundof the government spying on you and fellow artistsfor inadequate subordination to this green-great country.Brothers and sisters of basic dignity unclad in the lack of rebellious red, some in everyday clothes,others ...
The deadly politics of colonial borders during the Covid-19 pandemic

The deadly politics of colonial borders during the Covid-19 pandemic

By Niamh Ni Bhriain. Covid-19 is causing thousands of deaths every day, but the pandemic is killing in other ways too. Governments around the world responded to the pandemic by shutting their borders to international arrivals and severely restricting people’s freedom of movement. While for some this was unprecedented, for ...
Who Runs Ireland?

Who Runs Ireland?

A poem by Kevin Higgins. Not the Deliveroo riders named Tariq and Omar who Gemma O’Doherty is terrified will try to marry her.Nor the taxi drivers from Togo John Waters fears will make him go around the place wearing a veil.Not the Hutch Kinehan wet squad The Sunday World keeps telling you are ...
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 ...
Cancel Rio Tinto: Going beyond symbols to fight a racist system

Cancel Rio Tinto: Going beyond symbols to fight a racist system

By Carlo Sands.When mining giant Rio Tinto blew up two sacred Indigenous sites dating back 46,000 years in the Pilbara in Australia’s north-west earlier this year, it was with the consent of the state Labor government.  It shows that while the Western Australian (WA) Labor Party sometimes pays formal respects ...
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