Campaigns & Issues

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

Fermanagh flooding

Communities victims of Executive inaction

After six weeks of rain in which there were only two dry days, many parts of Fermanagh were under water in the early weeks of December. The county, which is divided diagonally by Upper and Lower Lough Erne, saw many of its tributary rivers burst their banks and flow over fields and roads criss-crossing the countryside. The lough itself rose from about 45.8 metres to 48.2 metres flooding large areas of farmland leaving families living on raised positions cut-off as water engulfed their access roads and made them impassable. My own great-aunt had to be evacuated as her home in Innisroosk was cut off once again making sense of a townland name signifying an island. Many other families suffered this experience as inadequate infrastructure failed in the face of exceptional rainfall.