Tag: stormont

Stormont talks collapse:   The dead end of sectarian politics

Stormont talks collapse: The dead end of sectarian politics

The DUP and Sinn Féin’s whipping up of sectarian tensions, the debacle of the talks process, and the inability of the main parties to provide any solutions to the myriad of economic and social problems that blight our society are an indictment of the Orange and Green establishment. They offer nothing positive for working-class people, only more fear, division and
austerity.

Election analysis: Socialism or sectarian reaction

Election analysis: Socialism or sectarian reaction

The stunning electoral upset delivered by Jeremy Corbyn on the basis of a radical, left platform has had an electrifying impact and is potentially a historic turning point. He has engaged a new generation of youth in politics and smashed the lie that socialist policies are unpopular.

RHI Scandal & Assembly Election – a Labour Alternative is Needed!

RHI Scandal & Assembly Election – a Labour Alternative is Needed!

The RHI scandal will mean that, while little is done to help the 42% of people here who live in fuel poverty, Northern Ireland’s Ferrari showroom will be kept cosy at a profit using public funds for the next 20 years. In Arlene Foster’s own rural constituency of Fermanagh & […]

Hands Off Our Libraries!

By Naomi Reading The Hands Off Our Libraries campaign – initiated by Labour Alternative and backed by Unite’s Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly, local trades councils and other left activists – is organising against these cuts. A Day of Action was called on Saturday June 25th, with protests and campaigning at 12 of the […]

Equal Rights for All Teachers!

by Mary Cahillane, INTO Executive (personal capacity) In December, Stormont Education Minister John O’Dowd announced the creation of a new scheme called Investing in the Teaching Workforce. The scheme allows for five hundred 55+-year-old teachers to retire on full pension and be replaced by new young teachers. A good news story, anyone […]

A&E crisis: Cuts to blame, not patients

A&E crisis: Cuts to blame, not patients The semi-permanent crisis in our accident and emergency services was heightened by the annual spike in attendance around the Christmas period. Seriously ill patients were left waiting on trolleys for hours and people with broken bones were sent home with a handful of […]

Fight4Equality Calls for Action to Make Abortion Laws “Unenforceable”

Fight4Equality Calls for Action to Make Abortion Laws “Unenforceable”

Campaign group Fight4Equality has described the prosecution of a young women for accessing abortion pills as “ludicrous” and said that a movement must be built to “render anti-choice laws unenforceable and put the political establishment under huge pressure”, pointing to the abortion pill train action which openly defied the law. […]

Row Over Bonfires Threatens to Set Sectarian Conflict Alight

In the late 1970s, a British minister let the cat out of the bag when he admitted that his government’s aim was an “acceptable level of violence”. Today the undeclared aims of the peace process are an acceptable level of sectarian division and of sectarian conflict. Thus, great efforts are […]