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The Political Legacy of Malcolm X:50 years after his Assassination

By Eljeer Hawkins  “The centerpiece of Malcolm’s political project was to internationalize the condition of Black peoples in the United States.”  Sohail Daulatzai, Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America, p.36  This February 21 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the public assassination of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz known to all as Malcolm X. In the shadow of the nationwide revolt against endemic police violence, economic exploitation and social alienation the embryo of a new movement led by youth of color is upon us under the banner #Black Lives Matter. …

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Fighting Oppression – a Marxist viewpoint point

A materialist analysis of roots & nature of oppression Marxism is a philosophy and world view that seeks to materially analyse reality. Although it was not possible for Marx and Engels themselves to adequately address all questions of oppression, as well as other issues in their writings, they did specifically address women’s oppression, racism linked to slavery and imperialism, and also the oppression of national groups, such as the Irish. Any interpretation of Marxism, either by political, or Marxism as it’s often portrayed in academia, that present it as advocating a crude economic determinism does …

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DIY Abortion – a safe alternative to travel

Banning abortion does not stop it from happening it just makes it more difficult and dangerous to access. According to the World Health Organisation, 21.6 million women experience an unsafe abortion worldwide each year. Deaths due to unsafe abortion remain close to 13% of all maternal deaths. The so called “pro-life” campaigners fighting constantly to keep abortion illegal in Ireland don’t seem too bothered by the danger abortion bans put women in. The only reason we have not had countless deaths in Ireland is because of the safety valve of the UK. Now under the pressures …

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Press Release-Pro-Choice Activists to Take Abortion Pill Train

 25 October 2014 PRO-CHOICE ACTIVISTS TO TAKE ABORTION PILL TRAIN * re-create contraceptive train of 1970s * highlight need for Repeal of 8th Amendment * safe, cheap, non-surgical abortion being denied to women  On Tuesday 28 October Leaving Dublin Connolly station at 9.30am for Belfast Arriving back at 2:30pm at Connolly Station An action will take place next Tuesday to highlight Ireland’s continued ban on abortion and to call for repeal of the 8th amendment. Pro-choice activists will take the train from Dublin to Belfast and bring back safe, non-surgical abortion pills banned by the Irish state. They will also take the pills to demonstrate …

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Socialist Party TDs publish Bill to hold Referendum on Repeal of 8th Amendment

* Call on Labour to accept Bill & hold Referendum on same day as Marriage Equality * Weekend poll confirms widespread support for early Referendum without further delay Speaking today at a press conference in the Mont Clare Hotel, Dublin, organised along with ROSA, Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD said: “Today, the Socialist Party deputies will introduce the Thirty Fourth Amendment to the Constitution Bill to allow for a Referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment. The effect of this Bill would be to delete Article 40.3.3, the Constitutional ban on abortion, allowing the national legislature, the Dáil, …

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