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    Agenda for the Left: address 99:1 inequality.

    By Joe Higgins. The Oxfam Davos Report published on January 18 got relatively little media coverage here and was buried after twenty-four hours. Yet its content is truly shocking, pointing to a world that is witnessing massive inequality and an ever-widening chasm in the wealth of the big majority of humanity as against that of […]

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    Are you content, or angry?

    Will the 2016 election bury the idea that the left-right divide is the key one in politics? For most of the 20th century choices facing voters in Europe were to go for parties that said they’d tax more and spend the fruits on public services (the left) or those who would provide fewer public services and […]

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    Let’s despatch the Eighth

    One morning recently I woke up to abusive tweets. “What is it with lesbians hating unborn babies?? Please explain!”. “Why so many lesbians pushing abortion when they should never really need one??!!!”. As a long-time feminist campaigner and Convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, vulgar interactions from anti-choice supporters are inescapable. I’m […]

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    Enough! The left needs to collaborate. By Frank Connolly.

    By Frank Connolly. The megaphone diplomacy involving prominent voices on the Left has brought some clarity to the task of preparing a common platform around which progressive parties, independent TDs, trade unions and other organisations and groups could unite in the months before a general election. At the Labour conference in Killarney there was a […]

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    Cuts should not hurt the weakest

    How can a tax on the pension of a public sector worker earning just €15,000 be justified when the government plans to inject €8 billion and perhaps as up to €15 billion into the major banks without any idea of the scale of their toxic debt from bad property loans?

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