FC Barcelona in an independent Catalonia

“We have no other option but to vote. We call on the international community to support us and, on democrats the world over, to help us to defend the rights that are threatened in Catalonia, such as the right of freedom of expression and the right to vote.”   This from a no less esteemed […]

George Hook and his comments have no place on the airwaves

At time of writing, George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk with immediate effect, following the furore surrounding his now infamous comments on rape earlier this month. Most will now be familiar with what he said. The substance of Hook’s intervention was essentially to say that, while rape is an awful crime, surely some blame […]

Women’s liberation should embrace striking

Over one hundred years ago, one of history’s greatest revolutionary women, Rosa Luxemburg, wrote on the significance of the mass strike. Luxemburg’s attempt was among the first to examine, rigorously and in depth, the role of the strike in the struggle to transform society.   The strike, after all, is a long-standing pillar of labour […]

Trinity Business School is the fastest growing school of its kind in Europe

It has been announced that Trinity Business School is the fastest growing school of its kind in Europe. Professor Andrew Burke, the Dean of the Business School, stated in the School’s newsletter that revenue generation has grown by 43% in the past year. These figures indicate, “as far as we can tell from available information”, […]

Why the October Revolution should be commemorated

  “It is vital that we learn from the Russian Revolution, understand its virtues, and more importantly its failures”   Dublin City Council, as part of their 2017 commemorations programme, have allocated €30,000 towards work on the Communist Party of Ireland archives in advance of the centenary of the October Revolution this year. This is, […]

We need a class narrative to defeat the alt-right

  “Any hopes for reversing the advance of the alt-right lie to the left”   It is, at the time of writing, the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th President of the United States. Hundreds of protests have been planned in towns and cities across North America. The fact that there is such widespread […]

Trudeau’s rise is a victory for style over substance

  “Trudeau, like Obama and the U.S. Democratic Party, is the media-savvy face of liberal capitalism.”   Justin Trudeau struck quite a chord in May last year when he replaced the Conservative Stephen Harper as Prime Minister of Canada. Trudeau was welcomed as everything Harper was not —  young, progressive, liberal, and an ally to […]

Farewell, Comandante

There are few figures on the left who command the same admiration and respect as Fidel Castro. Those commending parts of his legacy can be found across almost the entire spectrum of those who claim to be ‘on the left’. Jeremy Corbyn (who is not, despite what the Daily Mail would have you believe, a […]

Voting for The Man

  “Whilst Trump is undoubtedly horrendous, and the rest of this article will proceed from that premise, none of this is of any explanatory value in understanding what happened.”   Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States has left the political establishment and media in shock. This should be no surprise; their narrative […]

Fossil Free TCD discusses ideas for potential sustainability proposal at open meeting

The main focus of the meeting was on discussing potential ideas for a sustainability plan and how to gather input from staff and students when putting together a proposal for the board

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