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Socialism

Let’s produce essential drugs for all

We are awash with pharmaceutical companies in Ireland. Some of the high-end jobs are well paid, and that should be welcomed. But the global pharmaceutical industry provides one of the strongest illustrations of how the profit motive can misdirect humanity’s creativity and badly miscalculate resources, something we are all familiar […]

Political Statements

Profits before people, and the environment

Privatised refuse collection The privatisation of refuse collection is a complete failure. The CPI has called for all domestic refuse collection, including recyclable materials, to be brought back under public control and the responsibility of local authorities. It has been reported by Panda, one of the largest waste companies, that […]

Political Statements

Housing is a right for all

Universal public housing available to all is the only lasting solution to the housing crisis. The latest homelessness figures should be shocking and sickening for a civilised society. However, in modern Ireland they are just the latest in a long line of failures by this Government and its neo-liberal housing […]

Culture

James Connolly Festival, 2018

The James Connolly Festival (from Wednesday 9 May to Sunday 13 May 2018), now in its fourth year, is an annual community-centred celebration of music, films, theatre, and debate, with a radical twist. Since its foundation in 2014 the festival has aimed to bring together friends and supporters, critics and […]

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Clarification

In the February edition of Socialist Voice we published a discussion article headed “Beyond the National Health Service.” The article raised questions about the character of health systems under imperialist and capitalist conditions, in particular the British NHS, and what a health system in the interests of the Irish people […]

Letters

Letter: Electoral politics

Comrade, I would like to comment on the article “Time for Change” by Comrade Jimmy Doran in the January issue of the Socialist Voice. Comrade Doran correctly states that we are in “a battle to lay bare the class nature of society as it exists today.” However, his analysis of […]