Narratives, strategies and left responses (Part 1) by Mark Malone Following the recent piece we carried on the role of trade unions in combating racist and far right narratives across Britain, we asked Mark Malone to assess the threat of the far right in Ireland. In Part 1, he introduces the main narratives and organisational
by Eoghan Gilmartin In advance of the upcoming UK general election, which is set to define British politics for a generation, the recent Spanish election has produced a long-anticipated coalition between the Socialist Party (PSOE) and its left-wing rival Podemos. To discuss the challenges facing the Spanish left as it attempts to govern within confines
by Barry Faulkner Over the past few years we have seen the growth of racist and extreme right narratives across Europe, with workers, communities and even trade unionists drawn in by a discourse which offers false promises for better pay, job security and enhanced public services. But, writes Barry Faulkner, trade unions such as Unite
by Tommy McKearney and Mel Corry It is now one month till the UK goes to the polls in what will be the biggest general election in a generation. Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal sits in cold storage, with the Prime Minister searching for that elusive majority. Talk of a return to violence in Northern Ireland
The once “strong tiger” of the German economy might be crumbling. For decades, the Made in Germany strategy pursued by successive governments suggested high quality goods worth paying for. Systemic faultlines, structural conservatism and policies of privatisation have created new lines of conflict domestically. Why this is bad also for the rest of Europe and
by Seán Byers & Stiofán Ó Nuallaín Borders are scratched across the hearts of menBy strangers with a calm, judicial penAnd when the borders bleed we watch with dreadThe lines of ink across the map turn red. Marya Mannes, Subverse: Rhymes for Our Times, 1959 Empires love maps. They particularly love drawing borders on maps.