Report from the November 2019 Sinn Fein Ard Fheis (annual conference) in Derry.
The 2019 Polish parliamentary elections were held on 13 October 2019. All 460 members of the Sejm and 100 senators of the Senate were elected. The ruling PiS won the elections, the far-right entered the parliament, whilst the left returned to parliament.
The outcome of the Portuguese general election is a clear defeat for the rightist parties.
The issue now is whether the ruling Socialists will continue as before with the support of the smaller parties of the far left, the Left Bloc and the UDC, which combines the Portuguese Communist Party and the Greens, and whether they can ensure the advance of economic policy.
Two significant opinion polls have put the question of Irish unification firmly on the agenda.
I have witnessed three coups and attempted coups – two in Russia and one in Britain. One was ended politically, one with tanks, the present coup attempt is still not settled. There are decisive lessons on how to deal with them which precisely apply to the present attempted coup by Johnson.
An important and welcome development has taken place with the publication of works of James Connolly for the first time in Brazil – translated into Portuguese.