Socialist Party councillor Dave Nellist was re-elected with the highest
poll in the St Michael’s ward with 1,586 votes, and Socialist Party
councillor Karen Mackay came second with 1,449 votes – also being
As counting proceeds, the Socialist Party in Ireland, a leading force in
the anti-Bin Tax campaign last year, has already won four councillors in
the local elections, doubling its representation in the process.
The 13th of June will not only see European elections but also council
elections in some parts of Germany. Socialist Alternative (SAV, German
affiliate to the CWI) is standing in Stuttgart and in the East German
city of Rostock.
Emilie du Chatelet died after child birth in 1749 at the age of 43. She
knew the dangers of a late pregnancy. No anti-biotics to control
infection; nothing to control uterine bleeding. Doctors did not bother
to wash their hands or instruments. But she stoically accepted her
probable fate. She’d always worked long...
THE 21ST Century belongs to women. That’s what many pundits were saying
in the run up to the year 2000. Much is made of the fact that there are
marginally more women at work now than men, as if this alone is a
measure of equality.