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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    Abortion Legislation: Ruth Coppinger submission on Ireland's abortion legislation

    Shaping Ireland's Abortion Legislation: Current Scientific Evidence and Best Practices from Medical Guidelines Worldwide 

    Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger today publishes a submission sent to to Minister for Health Simon Harris on issues which should be covered in the abortion legislation, which is currently being drawn up, to meet best international practice. 
    The report which she commissioned titled Shaping Ireland's Abortion Legislation: Current Scientific Evidence and Best Practices from Medical Guidelines Worldwide was prepared by Dr. Abigail Aiken, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Dr Aiken had previously given evidence before the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment. 

     

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    Solidarity - "Minister Murphy must legislate to end mass evictions by landlords"

    At a press conference in Buswell’s this morning, Solidarity TD Mick Barry was joined by Aimee O’Riordan, a resident from the Leeside Apartments and Father Peter McVerry.

    They called on Minister Eoghan Murphy to immediately introduce legislation to prevent mass evictions as has happened in Leeside.

    The press conference came in the wake of a ruling by the Residential Tenancies Board which upheld the right of vulture fund Lugus Capital to carry out a mass eviction of low income families from the Leeside Apartments in Cork.

    Notices to quit issued to more than 30 residents by Lugus Capital after their 2017 purchase of the Leeside Apartments were contested at the RTB in April and May. There are more than 20 households remaining in the complex who are affected by this ruling.

     

     

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