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SDLP join unionists in attacking Good Friday Agreement

22nd March 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Frances Davis

Sinn Féin have correctly condemned attempts of anti-Good Friday Agreement unionists to push through an anti-peace process bill in Stormont this week – and hit out at the fact that the latest stage of the bill’s progress was backed by the SDLP.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness commented: ‘by supporting TUV legislation against former prisoners the SDLP have thrown the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement out of Stormont’s windows’.

Budget will fuel growing anti-austerity movement

21st March 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

The struggle against austerity in Britain has moved up a gear.

The recent anti-bedroom tax protests were very broad-based geographically and in layers of support. The campaigns against local hospital closures are also gaining widespread support and are increasingly coordinated.

Rank hypocrisy in debate on press freedom

19th March 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

In the furore over the Tories’ retreat on the Leveson enquiry one thing is clear: the Tories are bound hand and foot to the media moguls that own Fleet St and the pundits and hacks that do their bidding.

The one thing it is not about is ‘press freedom’, thrown about hysterically in recent days by those defending the absolute right of the media to decide for itself what level of lying, prying and spying should be deemed acceptable.

Oppose the Egyptian coup preparations

15th March 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Paul Roberts

With Egypt intermittently rocked by weeks of violence the conditions necessary for a successful military coup are advancing.

Imperialism and its allies are exploiting mounting social instability to raise the prospect of removing President Mohamed Morsi with the military returning to power.