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Schools charged for water, carried in The Socialist, No. 20, October 2006
Feature: Water charges , carried in The Socialist, No. 20, October 2006
Water Charges: Getting ready for non-payment in the Socialist Sept. 2006
Rate rises - water charges - cuts – privatisation - WE'VE HAD ENOUGH! in the Socialist Sept. 2006
Rates & water rip-off in the Socialist, July-August 2006
Water Charges news in the Socialist, June 2006
Water Charges news in the Socialist, May 2006
Water Charges news in the Socialist, April 2006
Northern Ireland - 19% rate rise + Water Charges..You're not on! - By Gary Mulcahy From the Nov-Dec 05 issue of the Socialist.
Water charges – updates – From the Sept. 2005 edition of the Socialist
Water Charges - Consultation sham! From the Nov-Dec 05 issue of the Socialist.
North - Mass opposition throws - Water Charge plans into turmoil From the Socialist, August 2005.
By Gary Mulcahy
Belfast Telegraph Top union urges water tax boycott
Non-payment 'only way' to beat charges
By David Gordon, 03 June 2005
The "tap tax" battle reached a new level today, after Northern Ireland's largest trade union backed plans for a massive non- payment campaign across the province. Read this report from the
FRONT PAGE of the biggest selling paper in NI, Friday's jobs edition, of the Telegraph.
Non-payment can win - A reply to Gerry Adams From the May 05 edition of Socialist Voice - Gary Mulcahy
Water Charges From the April 05 edition of Socialist Voice
We Won't Pay Campaign - Don't pay water charges. Published in Socialist View, Spring 2005. By Gary Mulcahy
History: Mass campaign of civil disobedience - The rent and rates strike. Published in Socialist View, Spring 2005.
By Ciaran Crossey
Water charges activity. This article was in the Feb. 2005 edition of the Socialist.
No to water charges. This article was in the Feb. 2005 edition of the Socialist.
Visit the site of the We Won't Pay Campaign, the Anti-Water Charges campaign
NON-PAYMENT WILL BEAT THE CHARGE!
THERE IS massive opposition to water charges right across Northern Ireland. From the Nov. 2004 edition of Socialist, the new paper of the SP
Building for mass non-payment
THE 'WE Won't Pay' water charges message is now being taken into the communities. Campaign meetings have or are being held in many areas - Finaghy, Cregagh Road, Cregagh estate, Riverdale, Belvoir, Dromore, Omagh - to name but some. From the Nov. 2004 edition of Socialist, the new paper of the SP
Water Charges - 85% say we won't pay Article in the October 2004 edition, Socialist Voice
EIGHTY-FIVE percent of people say they won't pay water charges when they are introduced in April 2006.
Massive support for non-payment Article in the October 2004 edition, Socialist Voice
WATER CHARGES are to be phased in over a three-year period from April 2006
Non-payment threat rattles government
This article is from the Sept. 2004 edition, Socialist Voice
IT'S OFFICIAL - the Government has been rocked by the threat of mass non-payment of water charges!
By Tommy Black
Privatisation plans leaked
This article is from the Sept. 2004 edition, Socialist Voice
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Minister John Spellar announced in August that from April 2006 the water service would be administered by a new 'GoCo' (government-owned company ). This GoCo is in reality another step towards the privatisation of the water service.
By Gary Mulcahy
Government lies and deceit answered July 2004 edition, Socialist Voice
WATER CHARGES are set to be introduced in April 2006
Coalition Against Water Charges
In March the Coalition Against Water Charges, the umbrella group to which the We Won't Pay Campaign and the Socialist Party is affiliated, met to discuss building the campaign over the coming months.
By Gary Mulcahy - Read more here from the April ‘04 Socialist Voice.
Water Charges Campaign
Yet, the sharpest attack on ordinary people in the North is being prepared quietly in the shadows by Government ministers. The introduction of water charges and the privatisation of the water and sewerage service is now less than two years away. Read more here from the April ‘04 Socialist Voice.
£1,300 for water We won't pay! THE WE Won't Pay Campaign is stepping up its activity over the coming weeks to establish more local anti-water charges groups around Belfast. Read more here from the Feb. 04 Socialist Voice...
Resist water charges: LAST OCTOBER, in a reply to the 'consultation' process on water charges, Minister John Spellar made it clear that water charges will be introduced; the water and sewerage service will be privatised and at least 350 jobs will be cut over the next two years. Gary Mulcahy reports:
Read more from the January 2004 Socialist Voice...
4 million can't pay water charges in Britain:- CLAIMS FROM Minister John Spellar that water charges will not lead to further impoverishment of people were shown up as outright lies by the findings of a committee of MPs into the effect of water charges in England.
Read more from the January 2004 Socialist Voice...
No to Water Tax - Opposition Campaign Set Up
By Terry McDonagh, Socialist Voice, Sept. 2003
Non Payment Can Defeat Water Charges by Gary Mulcahy in Socialist Voice, Sept. 2003
Water Charges "we won't pay": Non-payment campaign set up Socialist Voice July 2003
No support for water charges
Gary Mulcahy Socialist Voice June 2003
Oppose Water Charges
By Terry McDonagh Socialist Voice June 2003
June 5th: Strabane Trades Council public meeting on water charges.The meeting is on June 12th.
June 3rd: A "model letter" of protest against the proposed water charges has been circulated by the anti-water charges campaign supported by the trade unions in NIC-ICTU. Please ensure you pass this information on, and more importantly, send in the letter to the relevant government department.
North: £400 Water Charge We Won't Pay
North: Water Charges - Can't Pay, Won't Pay by Chris Henry April 17th 2003 Socialist Voice
Women See also International Women's Day
Pakistan - Campaign against Domestic Violence in the Socialist Sept. 2006
Aideen McMullen stands for Queens University Women's Officer in Elections From the May 05 edition of Socialist Voice
Musharraf’s hypocrisy won’t end violence to women
Rukshana Manzoor, Socialist Movement Pakistan
National Assembly in Pakistan passes a Bill on 'honour killings'.
It declares that anyone committing such a crime will be guilty of “intentional murder”. The government says that this Bill is an historic step forward in eliminating crimes against women. But the reality is completely different. Read the rest of this article here.
In Leaders’ Questions, Dáil Éireann, 12th October 2004 - Joe Higgins: I want to raise a number of issues concerning people originating from outside the European Union now seeking refuge and shelter in this State on humanitarian grounds.
Will Thorne of the Gasworkers' Union, writing in 1925 about Eleanor Marx's suicide on 31 March 1898 said: "But for this tragedy, I believe Eleanor would have still been living and would have been a greater women's leader than the greatest of contemporary women."Read the rest here...
Eating Disorders - Symptoms of a Sick Culture
By Jessica Johnston Justice, paper of the CWI in the USA, No. 40, Sept -Oct. 2004
"There's nothing wrong with me the way I am. However, when I look in the mirror I see a FAT girl named Jennifer. Not ever good enough or right enough or pretty enough." (www.eating.ucdavis.edu) That's how one anorexia victim described herself. Read the rest of this article here.
The Prostitution Debate
The Socialist, 18th Sept.2004
THE CONTROVERSIAL Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill and the British government's consultation document on prostitution, Paying the Price, have sparked a real debate about how to deal with the issue of prostitution.
The following is an edited version of an article by Sinead Daly which first appeared in International Socialist, the paper of CWI members in Scotland.Read the rest here...
Eleanor Donne's response from The Socialist Sept. 25th
Rodger Bannister's piece from The Socialist Sept. 25th
Rosa Luxemburg: A life inspired
Rosa Luxemburg was born in Poland, 1871 - the year of the Paris Commune. In her short lifetime she experienced three major revolutions and participated in the most important debates amongst socialists internationally.Read the rest here...
Life and Times of Eleanor Marx
Review by Norma Prenderville of Eleanor Marx, Vol.'s 1 and 2, by Yvonne Kapp in Militant Irish Monthly, June 1985
The story of Eleanor Marx deserves to be widely known. It is the moving story of a strong minded, courageous and independent woman who devoted her talents ad energies, throughout her life, to the socialist cause.Read the rest here...
Reprinted from the 1983 pamphlet, Ireland - Socialist Reprints
Conditions for working class people in the Belfast of 1911 were horrendous. Wages were low, lower even than in Britain. Only Dublin workers were paid less. Work was scare and unsecured. Malnutrition was widespread and serious illness and disease rampant in the working class districts. Read about this struggle by women workers.
Markievicz - an inspiring woman
Diana Norma's book - Terrible Beauty A life of Constance Markievicz reviewed by Ruth Coppinger in Militant, September 1988
Only two people spoke in the entire debate on the Treaty which confirmed Partition in 1922, on behalf of the Irish working class. One was Liam Mellowes, the other was Constance Markievicz. Read the rest of Ruth's book review of this.
Irish Women Workers Union: 75 Years of Struggle
Review of These Obstreperous Lassies - A history of the Irish Women Workers Union, written by Mary Jones, published by Gill and Macmillan, 1988. Reviewed by FBWU Jacobs . [At the time of this review the supporters of Militant were being witch-hunted in the Irish Labour Party, so some pseudonyms were used.]
This book is a history of the Irish Women Workers Union (IWWU) during the 75 years of the union's existence from 1911 its amalgamation with the Federated Workers Union of Ireland (FWUI).
Scottish nursery nurses all out over pay
IN WHAT could turn out to be a landmark dispute, 5,000 nursery nurses (nursery classroom assistants) across Scotland have been on all out strike since the beginning of May.
Read more here from the April ‘04 Socialist Voice.
Crèche workers win victory: STAFF IN Queens Student Crèches in College Gardens and Rugby Road took on the University Management and won their dispute for better pay. Read more here from the Feb. 04 Socialist Voice...
For socialism and women's liberation:
CHRISTINE THOMAS, in Socialism Today, April 2003, writes on Alexandra Kolantai.
(Dec/02) Nigeria: Exploitation & Poverty Behind 'Miss World' Riots
A century of women By Sheila Rowbotham
1999, Penguin, £11-99 Reviewed by Clare Wilkins Socialism Today No. 41, Sept. 1999
NIPSA Term Time Workers: Victory Achieved at Last!
by Brian Booth Socialist View, No. 8 Spring 2001
World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum: Defend our public services Susan Fitzgerald Socialist Voice, July 2003
World Social Forum
World Social Forum 2003 By Orla Drohan Socialist Voice, Feb. 2003
World Social Forum (2005)
Social revolt in Brazil. This article was in the Feb. 2005 edition of the Socialist.
World War 2
Sixty years after the end of World War Two
Origins of the war, big business and fascism, and lessons for the workers' movement, by Holger Dröge, SAV (CWI-Germany), Berlin looks at the origins of WW2, the role of big business in backing fascism, and the lessons for the workers' movement. Read the article.
Hiroshima – 60 years
Hiroshima, 6 August 1945, 8:00 am. The ‘all clear’ sounded, signalling the end of an air raid by US bombers. Workers and school children left their homes, putting out fires, clearing damage and going to work. At 8:45 am a single US bomber flew across the city, dropping an atomic bomb that exploded above the city. The bomb killed over 100,000 people, and injured another 80,000.
Lynn Walsh, Socialist Party on the CWI site, 10th August 05.
Youth against Racism
Racist Attacks – Halt the far-right
RACIST ATTACKS are now taking place on almost a daily basis across
Northern Ireland. Last year there were 226 reported incidents and many
more that went unreported. Most of these attacks are being orchestrated
by far right groups such as the British National Party, the White
Nationalist Party and Combat 18.
Youth Against The War
Youth against the War: Chris Gaskin Suspension Lifted School Backs Down Over Walkout May 2003 Socialist Voice
North: Ripping Off Young Workers Ripping Off the Public Sector By Gary Mulcahy May 2003 Socialist Voice
You Have a Part to Play in the Struggle Against Poverty and War
April 17th 2003 Socialist Voice
North: Youth Against the War April 17th 2003 Socialist Voice
North: School Students Victimised - Lift the Suspensions by Gary Mulcahy April 17th 2003 Socialist Voice
Reports from Fermanagh and Derry anti-war activity, March 2003
Press Release 13/03/03
Schools across Northern Ireland to walk-out at 12.30 on Day X – trade union support
Firefighters' Union support for Youth Against the War
Up to 10,000 school students in Northern Ireland take action against the war. Press Release: 5.3.03
Youth Against War - Organise For Action Socialist Voice, Feb. 2003
Youth articles Youth Against the War, skateboarders, UCD elections, etc. Socialist Voice, Jan. 2003
See also Socialist Youth