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DUP—Don’t Undertake Pact with these bigots

DUP—Don’t Undertake Pact with these bigots The bigots of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) tried to recall the Stormont Assembly in Northern Ireland for the first time in two and half years on Monday.

Northern Ireland abortion law changes are a victory—but the struggle goes on

Northern Ireland abortion law changes are a victory—but the struggle goes on abortion will be decriminalised in Northern Ireland on 21 October—if a devolved Northern Irish government does not meet before then.

The Troublemaker - Demo for right of soldiers to shoot Irish people in the back

The Troublemaker - Demo for right of soldiers to shoot Irish people in the back A few thousand people took to London streets last weekend to support the right of British people to shoot Irish people in the back.

Britain’s Irish war - fifty years after troops went into Derry

Britain’s Irish war - fifty years after troops went into Derry On 14 August 1969 Harold Wilson, then Labour prime minister, deployed British troops to the streets of Northern Ireland.

Tories cry Wolff over EU

Tories cry Wolff over EU Harland and Wolff, the Northern Ireland shipyard, is facing closure. The remaining workforce are fighting bravely to defend their jobs 

Occupation continues at stricken Belfast shipyard

Occupation continues at stricken Belfast shipyard Workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast have voted to continue their occupation of the site.

Violence in society is driven by our rulers

06 August 2019
Horrific shootings in the US last weekend showed where our rulers’ racism can lead.

Harland and Wolff workers take action to save Belfast shipyard

31 July 2019
Boris Johnson was hounded by protesting Harland and Wolff shipyard workers during his visit to Northern Irelandon Wednesday.

What’s behind the hard border debate in Ireland?

05 February 2019
Tomáš Tengely-Evans unpacks the arguments around the “backstop” agreement and what it means for ordinary people

The first Dail—when Ireland defied Westminster

22 January 2019
The story of the first Dail shows it’s possible to break the rule of Westminster, writes Simon Basketter

Massacre in Ballymurphy at the hands of the British state

18 November 2018
After decades of campaigning a new inquest into the killings has begun. Simon Basketter says British attempts to crush Catholic resistance in Northern Ireland lay behind the massacre

October 1968 - when Derry dared to revolt against British imperialism

02 October 2018
Fifty years ago this week an attack on a Derry civil rights march led to one of the biggest revolts against British rule in Northern Ireland. Simon Basketter tells the story

Remembering Derry 1968 - ‘This is not a riot. It is an outburst of rage’

02 October 2018
The week after the Derry events Socialist Worker ran a front page story by Eamonn McCann. We reproduce an abridged version below

Riots erupt around annual festival of anti-Catholic bonfire celebrations

17 July 2018
Rioting broke out around the annual expression of sectarianism in Northern Ireland.

Womens’ marches show the mood to relax abortion laws in Northern Ireland

11 June 2018
Pressure is growing on politicians for reform of draconian abortion law in Northern Ireland, reports Sarah Bates

Protests outside parliament after MPs debate abortion law

05 June 2018
Activists protested outside parliament on Tuesday.

Northern Ireland—how Britain rules a last outpost of empire

04 June 2018
Why isn’t Northern Ireland in Ireland?

Irish repeal movement’s historic win deals blow to bigotry

29 May 2018
Irish voters delivered a ­landslide two to one vote to repeal the 8th Amendment and liberalise abortion laws last Saturday.

Victory for abortion rights in Ireland

26 May 2018
The result was conclusive. Over 66 percent voted Yes to repeal the anti-abortion clause in the constitution.

Getting the bigots on the back foot in Ireland

22 May 2018
Sinead is one of tens of thousands of women who have been forced to leave Ireland to access abortion services.

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