Now is the time for Solidarity

The conservative, right-wing politics of the establishment provide no future for young people, women and workers. All they offer is inequality, austerity and bigotry. They support the capitalist market which is driven by the ruthless drive fo profit and is incapable of meeting our needs. Solidarity is about bringing together all those oppressed and exploited by this rigged system into a new political movement for the millions, not the millionaires. Join us today.

mickBarry

100% Pro-choice

The 8th amendment and the denial of abortion rights is another in a long list of injustices imposed by the Irish capitalist establishment and the Catholic Church . We need to build a left alternative that fights for repeal, and pro-choice legislation that stops forcing women abroad, or threatening them with jail for having an abortion. This is part of a broader struggle to seperate church and state once and for all.

paulMurphy

Challenging the 1%'s rigged economy

Between 2010 and 2016 the super rich in Ireland doubled their wealth from €50 billion to €100 billion while working class people had a diet of austerity imposed on them. Big business have increased their profits from €22 billion to €34 billion in the last two years while wages have remained stagnant. We need to break with profit driven system capitalism if our needs our need our to be met and a decent of living is to be provided for all.

ruthCoppinger

Standing with workers and the 99%

Over 100 years ago, Connolly and Larkin argued workers needed to organise fighting trade unions in their workplaces, and build a political voice of their own in their communities. A century on, this is as true now as ever. Workers rights and conditions are under attack, and we can only fight back standing together, building a the workers movement industrially and politically.

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    Over 25% of cabinet are landlords - Is there a conflict of interest?

    The Oireachtas Register of Members Interests was published yesterday which showed that 20% of TDs are landlords, but that this figures rises to over 25% of cabinet members. 

    Solidarity TD Mick Barry has said that such a cabinet was never likely to introduce legislation which decisively shifts the balance of power between tenants and landlords or introduces measures which would seriously reduce rents. 

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    Richie Boucher interview shows how out of touch the Establishment are

    The Irish Independent recently published a brief interview with former Bank of Ireland boss Richie Boucher.  He waxed lyrical on his view of the flexibility of lifestyle and menu of life choices available to young people today.  The interview is worth reading for an insight into the self-satisfied, tone-deaf opinions of a member of Ireland’s ruling class.

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