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Review – A ‘dis-Service’ to Leon Trotsky

Review of Trotsky, a Biography by Robert Service

Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) General Secretary

This book is very thick – running to 600 pages – but is very thin when it comes to an honest political examination and analysis of the ideas of Leon Trotsky, the subject of Service’s tome.

Stop the cuts, bring down the government

All out on 6 November – for a 24 hour General Strike!

By Stephen Boyd, Socialist Party

There can be no doubting that Ireland is a country of ‘Them and Us’. For them: NAMA’s (National Assets Management Agency – a new body set up by the government to preside over the buying up of bad debts from Ireland’s banks) €54 billion bank bailout, €216,000 expenses for ceann-comhairle (parliament speaker), John O’Donoghue. For us: pay cuts, social welfare cuts, child benefit cuts, health cuts, education cuts and new taxes. €4 billion worth of cuts this December are to hit the quality of life of every working class man, woman and child!

Elections – Socialist Party to stand in General Election

The Socialist Party is to stand candidates in the upcoming general election in the South Belfast and the East Belfast constituencies and is considering running in other constituencies in order to provide working class people a real reason to go and vote.

No to water charges

Prepare for non-payment in 2012

Water charges are set to be imposed on every household in 2012. It is estimated the charges will be in the region of £369 a year – another hit which working class and middle class families cannot afford to take.

Review: Steve Earle, 28th Sept Belfast

‘The peoples’ lyricist’
By Tommy Black

On September the 28th the first official evening of autumn, the man with ‘attitude’ Steve Earle performed at the Open House Festival 2009, at Customs Square, Belfast.