The Socialist Party in Ireland, the Irish section of the CWI, scored
spectacular successes in the recent Irish elections. Joe Higgins was
re-elected as a TD (MP) in Dublin West, coming second out of the three
elected candidates. He got 6,442 first preference votes, 21.5%, which
rose to7,853 on the fourth count, when he...
“The government accidentally helped us with their new economic plan. You
get political discussions every time you buy cigarettes as they now cost
more. There was a lot of anger in the street that we have to pay for
this war both in blood and money.
In a few weeks time, it will be three years since the military were
forced out of power. Looking back, it has been a period of pains and
pangs for most layers of the working masses. The period has been
dominated mostly by infernal socio-religious strife and violent wars.
Crime has assumed a more widespread and...
On the 31st of May, 2002, thirty-two countries will begin a competition
to determine who wins the World Cup, a trophy to determine the best
footballing nation in the world so to say. While Nigeria will be
adequately represented there as one of the five qualifiers from the
African continent, it is still searching for the...
“SO MUCH has been transferred to the national level, and so much of the
financial control is retained there, that being asked to vote in a local
election is like being asked to select which crumbs you would prefer
from the rich man’s table,” commented the Guardian’s Hugo Young on
The extreme right Dutch politician, Pim Fortuyn, was shot dead 6 May, on
the premises of the national radio station in Hilversum. This single act
has shaken Dutch society, including the complacent Dutch establishment
who had always liked to assume that "nothing like that will happen here".