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16 January 2013
Trade unions must offer a clear cross-community, anti-sectarian class alternative: Turmoil over the issue of the flying of the union flag has now continued across Northern Ireland for six weeks, writes Ciaran Mulholland , CWI Northern Ireland.
15 January 2013
Turmoil over the issue of the flying of the union flag has now continued for six weeks
26 September 2012
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the heroic Outdoor Relief Strike in Belfast. This battle is an important example of workers' unity that has vital lessons on how sectarianism can be overcome
23 May 2012
Almost one in five 18-24 years olds in Northern Ireland are not in education, training nor employment, writes Neil Moore.
6 July 2011
The rioting in the Catholic enclave in the predominantly Protestant east Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 20 and 21 June - the worst in recent years - did not appear from a blue sky
27 April 2011
Round the country: Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts (TUSC) candidates in Bristol are standing in 16 seats across Bristol in the local elections...
5 January 2011
A PROTEST was held outside Northern Ireland Water in Belfast on Monday 3 January to demand emergency action to guarantee the immediate reconnection of water to homes...
27 October 2010
Thousands of workers took to the streets of Belfast on 23 October in probably the largest non-sectarian demonstration in Northern Ireland since the anti-war movement, writes Daniel Waldron, Socialist Party Belfast.
18 August 2010
At a meeting in Belfast on 16 August, socialist and trade union activists agreed to form the Stop the Cuts Alliance in order to build opposition to the cuts from Westminster and Stormont, writes Gary Mulcahy, Socialist Party (Northern Ireland).
23 June 2010
THE PUBLICATION of the Bloody Sunday inquiry report, known as the Saville inquiry, has brought to light, once again, the brutal lengths the British capitalist state is prepared to go in defence of its interests, writes Gary Mulcahy, Socialist Party, Belfast.
12 January 2010
THE JAWDROPPING seq-uence of events surrounding Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Iris Robinson soliciting £50,000 from two millionaire property developers has opened a Pandora's Box of corruption. Gary Mulcahy, Belfast Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), reports.
12 August 2009
THE EVENTS of August 1969 were an historical turning point for Northern Ireland that echo down to this day. The first deaths of 'the troubles' occurred in 1969.
Ciaran Mulholland of the Socialist Party in Northern Ireland explains how the situation rapidly escalated to the brink of civil war and what lessons can be learnt from these events.
5 May 2009
Sacked workers at the three closed Visteon UK plants in Enfield (London), Basildon (Essex), and Belfast (Northern Ireland) have won a momentous victory, a substantial financial package from their bosses.
They will end their pickets and occupations as soon as the money is in the bank. Frank Jepson, Unite union convenor of Visteon Basildon, spoke to The Socialist
5 May 2009
The hard-nosed Visteon bosses thought that they could just summarily close 'their' factories, throwing workers out on to the streets, with measly 'compensation'...
22 April 2009
The Visteon struggle is entering its fourth week and a critical phase. The occupation at Belfast is continuing and if anything strengthening. And the Belfast workers have led a major march for jobs in...
8 April 2009
The battle to save jobs at Visteon is still going on. The occupations and the determination of the 600 Visteon workers to fight back against big business attempts to make them pay for the crisis has inspired...
7 April 2009
Many have been inspired by the stand taken by the workers in the ex-Ford plants in Belfast, Enfield and Basildon...
1 April 2009
Visteon workers in Belfast have started an occupation of the former Ford car parts factory. Administrators KPMG have only offered the 200-plus workers paltry statutory redundancy payments, writes John Maguire, Unite convenor spoke to The Socialist from the occupation:.
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