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Why I Joined Socialist Youth

Why I Joined Socialist Youth

Séamas McLaughlin, Foyle Socialist Youth writes: the people of this island, Protestant and Catholic, were not oppressed simply by Britain, but rather, by capitalists, both British and Irish, who used sectarianism who gave us divided.

North & South: Separate Church & State!

North & South: Separate Church & State!

  In 2015, a referendum was held to allow the people in the South to decide whether same-sex marriage should be legalised – 62% of voters supported legalisation and in turn defied the dominance of the Catholic Church within state policy. However, the political establishment have since shown no sign […]

Jobstown trial exposes role of the state

Jobstown trial exposes role of the state

At the end of April, the biggest political trial in Ireland for a generation began with seven activists facing charges of false imprisonment for taking part in a sit-down protest and slow march. Should there be a guilty verdict, the defendants face a maximum sentence of ten years and it will set a dangerous precedent for the future of protest and social movements.

Corbyn Can Beat the Tories! Mass campaigning approach needed

“Fantasy land”, “delusional”, “insane”, exclaimed Britain’s billionaire-owned press, united in opposition to Labour’s leaked draft election manifesto, its most radical in decades. “Corbyn and his Marxist mob wish to deliver their 1970s glory days”, stated the Sun.

General Election: Corbyn Challenges the Capitalist Establishment

General Election: Corbyn Challenges the Capitalist Establishment

Unlike any general election in decades, this election will offer a clear choice for workers in Britain, between the brutality of the Tories – whose Prime Minister has tried to justify nurses being forced to go to food banks – and a Labour leader who has said that “I don’t play by their rules. And if a Labour government is elected on 8th June, then we won’t play by their rules either.