Tag: Ireland

The DUP – Last Refuge for Desperate Tories

Connor Kelly exposes the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party. The DUP are the largest unionist party in Northern Ireland. Led by the thoroughly corrupt and devious Arlene...

Obituary: Martin McGuinness

Pat Stack looks at the struggles which shaped Martin McGuinness and calls out the double-standards of the British Establishment's response to his death. The death of Martin...

Ireland’s greatest revolutionary

For the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916 we republish Shaun Harkin's account of the life of Irish Marxist and revolutionary James Connolly. James...

James Connolly: ‘Socialism and Irish Nationalism’

Connolly's 1897 article from an issue of L'Irlande Libre addresses socialism versus the chauvinist conception of Irish nationalism. Marking the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, we...

The right to water: an interview with Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez and Marienella Yanes are the authors of The Last Drop: The Politics of Water (Pluto: 2015). Mike talked to Nick Evans about the...

Lessons from Europe – Marina Prentoulis, Shane Fitzgerald, Cat Boyd

Video from the 'Lessons from Europe' session at They Don't Represent Us featuring activists from Greece, Scotland and Ireland.

Yes to marriage equality in Ireland – an inspiration for battles...

Irish socialist Jen O'Leary analyses the politics of the No and Yes campaigns, and argues that the Yes victory must be a step in the...

Platform for Renewal emerges from Irish anti water charges movement

Shane Fitzgerald, a socialist based in Dublin, who will be speaking at They Don't Represent Us, reports on the emergence of the Platform for...

‘The rocky road ahead…’ The movement against Irish Water

Five activists from rs21 spent a weekend in Dublin and took part in a city-wide demonstration against the Irish Government's recent Water Charges bill, and spoke to several activists on the Irish left.

Latest articles

On the dissolution of the ISO

The US-based International Socialist Organization (ISO) has recently voted to dissolve itself. The rs21 Steering Group has collectively compiled the following piece in response.

We have to overthrow the system that is eating the planet

Mark Winter was present at the climate change protests in London on 19 April and reports on the sentiments and strategies of Extinction Rebellion (XR) as the group seeks to keep concerns about climate change at the forefront of public discourse.

NEU battles ahead – report from NEU conference

The first NEU conference set an ambitious course for boycotts and strikes over primary school testing, funding and pay, report rs21 delegates.

revolutionary reflections | Popular struggle in Indonesia: the spirit of Bandung

Following the recent Indonesian elections, in which the incumbent Jokowi defeated a descendent of the dictator Suharto, Frans Ari Prasetyo discusses the contradictions of the Jokowi government’s dependence on the World Bank and local capitalists.

Sudan’s revolutionary crisis

The revolution in Sudan gathers pace. Magdi el Gizouli analyses the contradictions at heart of the revolutionary crisis and what institutions and the social forces that will be necessary to resolve them.

The climate rebellion continues

Extinction Rebellion activists have held Waterloo Bridge in Central London for a second day (on Tuesday 16 April), as part of an international wave of protests calling for action on climate change. 

Hope and tragedy in April 1919

The Limerick Soviet (13 - 27 April 1919) was one manifestation of a wave of revolutionary crises that confronted British imperialism in the aftermath of WWI.

Review: Green Growth

Stephen Graham reviews Green growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives

To the climate strikers: thank you for teaching us a lesson

A message of thanks to the youth strikers taking to the streets to demand action on climate change around the world again today.

Join the climate strikes tomorrow

Tomorrow (Friday 12 April), there will be another wave of youth strikes for climate across the UK and the world.

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review (Part I)

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.

The Communist Women’s Movement

As we mark International Women's Day (8 March), Estelle Cooch talks Darya Dyakonova and Mike Taber about the history of the Communist Women's Movement (1920-22).

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change