Archive for October, 2014

Ireland: Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle

Ireland: Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle

Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges 12 October 2014 will be a day that’s remembered for years to come in Ireland. An estimated 100,000 marched in Dublin against the hated water charges. And on the same day, Paul Murphy, Socialist Party member and Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) candidate, won the […]

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Israel’s history of occupation

Israel’s history of occupation

The dust is still settling on the most recent war in Gaza, which included the massacre of over 2,000 Palestinian civilians at the hands of the Israeli state terror machine. It is the latest bloody chapter in the Israeli occupation, as a timely book tracing its history shows. Cursed Victory: a history of Israel and […]

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

Naomi Klein’s book is a welcome and much needed addition to the debates on how to tackle global warming. Klein not only outlines its enormous threat to humanity, but shows the need for a fundamental change of strategy to avoid disaster and instead seize the opportunity to “dramatically improve lives, close the gap between rich […]

What is the Way Forward for the Environmental Movement?

What is the Way Forward for the Environmental Movement?

Upwards of 400,000 people participated in the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday. Billed as the largest climate change march in U.S. history, it far surpassed organizers’ original estimate of a 100,000 person turnout. The march was not only massive in size but also had a huge number of youth participants. It […]