Socialist View

Page updated, 5th August 2005

Socialist View is the theoretical journal of the Socialist Party. Under its former name of Socialism 2000 we produced 6 issues of the journal. As we get time some of the principal articles from the early issues will be added to the site.

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Here is the Contents list for the Spring 2005 edition, the final articles online were added 5th August 2005. To get the full value of each issue as soon as possible, buy a hard copy from our local branches!

Spring 2005

Republicanism in crisis By Peter Hadden

GAMA - slave labour outrage By Kevin McLoughlin

Iraqi elections - A victory for democracy? By Ciaran Mulholland

We Won't Pay Campaign - Don't pay water charges By Gary Mulcahy

Mobilise postal workers to defend An Post By Terry Kelleher, CPSU Trustee

Scottish Socialist Party - The battle for socialist ideas - By Sinead Daly, SSP Executive member

Lebannon's new crisis By Stephen Boyd

History: Mass campaign of civil disobedience - The rent and rates strike - By Ciaran Crossey

Global Dimming By Daniel Waldron

Malcolm X - by any means necessary By Olivia O'Neill

Obituary - Arthur Miller - death of a legend by David Convery
In Green and Red - the lives of Frank Ryan by Adrian Hoar
The Corporation by Mark Achbar & Jennifer Abbot
Selling out? Privatisation in Ireland by Paul Sweeney

Issue 13 - Winter 2004

Socialist View, No. 12, Spring 2004 [printed late March '04]

Madrid atrocities. 'The wars are yours, the deaths are ours.' Stephen Boyd
Iraq - imperialism's quagmire: no exit in sight - by Gary Mulcahy
N Ireland - building a socialist alternative by Ciaran Mulholland
Added May 21st. S Ireland - the anti bin tax struggle by Kevin McLoughlin
Added May 21st. Nigeria in Crisis - Report of a visit by Peter Hadden
US Presidential race heats up by Tom Crean
The miner's strike 1984-85 by Fiona O'Loughlin
Bush's Mars programme by Stephen Boyd
Empire defeated New book by Peter Taaffe, reviewed by Ashling Golden.

The journal went to press in late March 04, before the upsurge in violence in Iraq.

Socialist View, No. 11, Summer 2003 [printed early June]
Fianna Fail/Progressive Democrats: One year in power - a government of crisisBy Michael Murphy
What is Socialism? By Kevin McLoughlin
European workers fight back By Peter Hadden
Northern Ireland: peace process permanently stalled? By Ciaran Mulholland
Middle East a road map to where? By Katia Hancke
Iraq - the chaos of Imperialist Occupation By Stevie Boyd
Ireland and the Spanish Civil War By Ciaran Crossey
After the Scottish elections: How is socialism to be won?
By Philip Stott (International Socialists, CWI Scotland)

Socialist View, No. 10, Spring 2003

This edition went to press on Tuesday 11th February, a few days BEFORE the Day of Global protest against the Imperialist War on Iraq.

No War for Oil by Peter Hadden
A Global Anti-War Movementby Michael O'Brien
Cut Backs and Privatisation: The Irish Government's New Offensive by Kevin McLoughlin.
Developments in Latin America
Lessons from the Vietnam war for the anti-war movement today by Ciaran Mulholland.
[This is a longer version than the printed one, the printed version had to be edited for space but it is now available.]
Israel/Palestine – Likud’s victory sharpens struggle, by Ariel Gottlieb of the Israeli CWI
N.Ireland: Government’s scramble to save the peace process by C Mulholland


A Review of 2 books on war War Plan Iraq by Milan Rai
Reviewed by Katia Hancke along with
War on Iraq by Scott Ritter and William Rivers Pitt. Reviewed by Alan Lee.
The history of the Troubles (according to my da) by Martin Lynch. Reviewed by Colin Devine.

Socialist View 9, Summer 2001

Where is Sinn Fein going? Sinn Fein's electoral grouth North and South. Articles by Ciaran Mulholland and Kevin McLoughlin.
Trade Unions in Britain and Ireland. Taking on the Right Wing, by Stephen Boyd.
Middle East on a knife edge. An eyewitness account of the situation by Peter Hadden.
Irish government defeated on Nice Treaty, by Robert Connolly.
Anti-capitalism - lessons of gotenburg, prospects for Genoa and beyond by Katia Hancke.
World Economy slides into recession by Tom Crean.


Bread and Roses, Ken Loach's new movie, by Orla Drohan.
Peadar O'Donnell, by Donal O Drisceoil, a review by Anton McCabe.

Socialist View No. 8 Spring 2001

Peace Process Under Strain By Ciaran Mulholland
Water Charges Struggle: The Lessons for Today by Kevin McLoughlin
O'Donoghue Steps up Deportations by Matthew Waine
NIPSA Term Time Workers: Victory Achieved at Last! by Brian Booth
NIPSA Elections 2001: A Victory for the Left by Padraig Mulholland
Blood For Oil: Ten Years After the Gulf War by Michael O'Brien
Where Now for the Anti-Globalisation Movement? by Robert Connolly
Review of The Buru Quartet written by Pramoedya Ananta Toer Reviewed by Anton McCabe
New Labour in Power Did Things Get Any Better? by Ciaran Mulholland

Summer 2000

Ireland & Britain Political Turning Point
Ahern's government in terminal crisis - People looking for an alternative
Northern Ireland — the state of the unions
New Labour under siege
Latin America — Revolts Against Globalisation

Spring 2000

Marxism at the Millennium
Peace Process in Crisis
Revolt Brews in the ‘Celtic Tiger’
1969 Cabinet Papers
Fascists and Free Speech

Autumn 1999

Ansbacher the final straw for workers in the ‘Celtic Tiger’?
Mitchel Review — Can the Peace Process last?
A New Agenda for the Unions
The UN and East Timor In Dublin and Censorship — who's watching the watchers?

Spring 1999

Capitalism and Corruption - made for each other!
GM Foods and Corporate Greed
The NHS — Whose Health Service?
Abortion Hypocrisy
Peace Process One Year On
International Women's Day

Autumn 1998

The End of the ‘Long War’?
International Capitalism's Economic and Social Crisis
Deportations — the brutal side of state racism

May 1998

Will the Agreement Bring Peace?
Socialists and Articles 2 & 3
International Workers' Struggles
1998 CWI May Day Statement
Amsterdam Treaty — No to Fortress Europe
Fighting Racism in Ireland

January 1998


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