Theory & History

The Real Ideas of James Connolly

The following article was written by Peter Hadden (who sadly passed away in May 2010) on the 90thanniversary of the Easter Rising and death of James Connolly. The article explores Connolly’s socialist ideas and analysis and his role as a workers leader and socialist organiser in Scotland, the US and […]

Socialists & the National Question

Over the last two decades, in the aftermath of paramilitary ceasefires in 1994 and the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, it has been argued that the foundations have been laid to overcome sectarian conflict and division. KEVIN HENRY explains why a just and democratic solution to the […]

Kingsmill Massacre – Forty Years On

Kingsmill Massacre – Forty Years On By Michael Cleary Early January marked the fortieth anniversary of some of the most horrific killings of the Troubles. On January 5th 1976, six Catholics-three Reavey brothers and three members of the O’Dowd family – were murdered by the Glenanne gang in south Armagh. […]

75th Anniversary of the assassination of Trotsky

Below we republish an old article to mark the 75th Anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky ON 20 AUGUST, 1940, Leon Trotsky was struck a fatal blow with an ice-pick by Ramon Mercader, an agent sent to Mexico by Stalin’s secret police (the GPU) to murder the exiled revolutionary. […]

“an economy we own, a society we shape”: What is the socialist alternative?

The publication by NIPSA of a new document “an economy we own, a society we shape”, as part of the discussion in Northern Ireland’s largest union on the need for a “socialist economy”, is a very welcome step. The document was commissioned by the union’s General Council . The Council […]