Analysis & News

Euro crisis: No to the debt! No to the austerity! No to the blackmail!

In 2012, the markets and capitalist governments which serve them, have more misery in store. This will mean a deepening both of the economic crisis, and of the war being fought against the lives and futures of working people. On top of this, will be the attempted imposition of the new austerity “Fiscal compact” treaty, recently agreed by EU leaders.

Bloody Sunday: forty years on

Forty years ago, on Sunday 30 January 1972, members of the Parachute Regiment (the Paras) shot 27 unarmed civilians, (14 of whom died) on a protest through the barricaded Bogside area of Derry. Eight of those killed were aged under 22. Six of them were 17 year olds.

Iran: New imperialist war clouds

Is US imperialism and/or Israel preparing a military attack on Iran? How would the Islamist dictatorship in Tehran respond? These questions came into focus again over the holidays following new sanctions announced by the United States and an Iranian navy exercise.

2012:A WORLD IN TURMOIL

Time magazine paid a tribute to people power by choosing ‘The Protester’ as its Person of the Year. 2011 was certainly about protest but it was about a lot more as well.