Our children and young people’s right to safe, free transport to and from school is under attack. The Department of Education has launched a sham consultation on the future of school transport with three proposals.
Author: Socialist Party
On 8 and 9 January, 200 million workers went on strike in India, disrupting key industries, blocking train-tracks and highways and rallying in their masses against the anti-labour policies of the right-wing, sectarian BJP government.
In the South, the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO) has planned a 24-hour strike on 30 January with a further 5 dates in early February. This strike has been a long time coming and would be only the second national strike in the hundred year history of the INMO.
New Year’s Day this year marked the 60th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, the overthrow of corrupt, US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista by the July 26th Movement, a guerrilla army led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. This began a process which would see capitalism and landlordism abolished on the island.
Socialists today must understand the lessons of this period, and battle for a bold, fighting, cross-community labour movement which will not make the critical errors of the past.
International Women’s Day this year must be a massive protest, bringing together working-class people, activist groups and trade unions to win the right to choose. A united, cross-community and organised movement of women, workers and all the oppressed can not only challenge and repeal backward laws, but fight to transform society.
This titanic battle of the Belfast working class saw 60,000 workers take strike action for one month.
There is no time to lose. Massive resistance must be waged against the blow of reaction and imperialism with mass mobilization from below, raising a revolutionary socialist and internationalist program.