The Struggle for a United and Socialist Ireland

A hundred years ago, on December 6, 1921, the British colonialism and a section of Irish nationalist republicans signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Instead of full independence, Ireland was partitioned between the 26 Southern counties and the 6 Northern counties.   By Fabio Bosco and Martin Ralph   The Treaty was preceded by fierce...

Liverpool City Council: Vote for OSAC’s Martin Ralph on 6 May

We demand a needs budget, to avoid a catastrophe! Stop Labour’s implementation of Tory policy! Unite trade unionists and neighbourhoods in the struggles! By Martin Ralph - OSAC candidate After more than a year of Covid and eleven years of austerity, too many have died unnecessarily. Inequality and suffering have continued to rise,...

No Unelected Commissioners in Liverpool! No Reduction in Democracy!

The following motions were passed by the Emergency Liverpool TUC Meeting on 27 March. We call on trade unions, community and social movements in the city to help mobilise a protest against the Tory attempt to take over the city. By Liverpool TUC This Liverpool construction branch is very concerned about...

Tories: Hands off Liverpool! No imposed commissioners!

Johnson’s plan to send in commissioners for three years to deal with the alleged corruption in the City Council has nothing to do rooting out corruption. The Labour Council antics and, above all, their pro-business and implementation of austerity since 2010 has opened the door. Nothing like this has ever...

Paris Commune 150: the Economics

Today is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Paris Commune.  The Commune (Council) was formed as result of what should be considered the first uprising and revolution led by the working class in history.  This new class was the product of the industrial revolution in the capitalist mode...

Kill the bill! Not us! Tory ‘democracy’ defends statues, not women or the right to protest.

The government has introduced the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to Parliament, and its second reading was rushed through. Because of widespread protests, the third and final reading has been delayed until after Easter. Delayed but not scrapped. By Martin Ralph – International Socialist League (UK) The bill gives more...

Sarah Everard Murdered: Reclaim Our Streets!

Just days after 8th March, and the sexism and misogyny that define our society has shown itself in the most extreme of cases. The murder of Sarah Everard has sickened the country, and the talk that is dominating the streets, social media and mainstream media has shifted to the...

Britain: Emergency Programme to defeat COVID

No return to work without full safety measures Against the economic crisis The ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic have laid bare the fault lines that run through British society. Over 4 million people have tested positive, and over 120,000 people have died with the highest death rates amongst frontline workers, black,...

The meaning of the current demonstrations against Putin

Russia is engulfed in new demonstrations against Vladimir Putin’s government. Demonstrations with a democratic content, against the arrest of an opposition leader, Alexey Navalny and against corruption. The fact that they have spread to the interior of the country, to less privileged regions than the capital Moscow, reflects elements...

The struggle for health in France

Interview by Martin Ralph - International Socialist League A French health worker answers questions about their struggle and in doing so shows the European struggle for public health is a central question for all countries in Europe, against health cuts, privatisation, and capitalism. We also take the opportunity to express our...

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