Campaigns & Issues

Stand up to homophobia

To the editor, The Impartial Reporter,

I’m sure I wasn’t the only reader of your paper to be disgusted by the homophobic content in the letter from Patrick Maguire in last week’s paper.

It is estimated widely that approximately one in ten people are born homosexual and that this ratio is similar pretty much around the world. As a result of widespread hostility and prejudice, many homosexual people suffer from unremitting bullying, isolation and rejection from their families and communities. The situation in Fermanagh is known to be particularly grave in this regard.

Joe Higgins MEP explaining why he supports the “No TAV” campaign in Italy

An interview with Joe Higgins MEP conducted during his visit to the Val di Susa in North-Western Italy. The “No TAV” campaign is opposed to the building of a high-speed rail network through the Susa Valley which will have enormous impact on the health of the local population as well […]

Racist attacks in South Belfast

We reprint a collection of leaflet, articles, press releases and letters that were produced during the campaign to stop racist attacks on Roma families on the Lisburn Road. Socialist Party members who live in the area played a key role in organising local residents to oppose racism and fight for jobs and homes.

How to stop the racist attacks

This article was written on 21 February 2004 after a number of racist attacks against ethnic minorities at the end of 2003 and beginning of 2004.

Over December and January a spate of racist attacks against members of ethnic minority communities living in Belfast received international media attention. In an article on 10 January, The Guardian labelled Northern Ireland “the race-hate capital of Europe”.

Public Meeting – Capitalism fails the environment

Fermanagh Public MeetingCopenhagen Climate Summitt:Capitalism fails the environmentWhat is the socialist alternative?Speaker: Paddy Meehan, Socialist Youth Organiser Hosted by Fermanagh Socialist Party & Socialist Youth 3pm Sat 20th FebruaryThe Clinton Centre, Enniskillen