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 the workers movement industrially and politically. Solidarity stands shoulder to shoulder
with workers on strike & in struggle and was the driving force behind the mass non-payment of the hated water charges. Read more
Challenging this rigged system
Fine Gael, Fine Fail and the political establishment represent in the interests of the super-rich, and they do it well.
The richest 300 people now have €87 billion between them. Globally, just 0.9% of the world population now owns half of the planet’s $361 trillion in wealth.
For the vast majority, precarious work and housing is becoming the norm. We need a massive publicly funded house building programme,
investment to end the health crisis and a national health service to ensure everyone gets treatment they need and we need to lead the charge towards a
zero carbon economy with massive investment into renewable energy. None of that is possible with a government and a system that fights for landlords,
vulture funds, multi-national corporations and big polluters. We need socialists like Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry returned to the Dail to help build movements to bring real change
System change, not climate change!
Just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of CO2 emissions since 1988. We have ten years to build a mass movement to end the ownership and control of the wealth, resources and the economy by a tiny few individuals who run it for profit before the effects of climate change become irreversible. We have to take on the logic of the capitalist system that says that profits must come before all else and drives the emissions and environment destruction that is fuelling climate change. A just transition to a zero carbon economy with environmentally friendly housing, transport and jobs for all,
will only happen if the majority democratically own, control and plan the economy for the needs of people and planet.