The January issue of Socialist Voice in now online: https://socialistvoice.ie/category/article/latest/
A century of unfulfilled aspirations: Eugene Mc Cartan:
Much has been written and will be written about the establishment of Dáil Éireann in January 1919 and its adoption of the Democratic Programme.
Brexit and the divisions within the British ruling class: Tommy McKearney:
The British ruling class is divided over the Brexit issue. That much is clear. Not so obvious, though, is the underlying cause of this split.
Among the jingoistic fringe there is a hankering after the glory days of empire.
Universal basic income and the end of “democratic capitalism”: Sebastian Müller
In much of the Western world the period immediately following the Second World War saw major changes in the nature of capitalist economic management and planning.
Tech and game workers are organising: Nicola Lawlor:
The past year or two have seen a number of big developments in the working life of technology and game workers. It seems now that there is a global push from these workers to be organised collectively and to have……..
The body politic: Laura Duggan:
The New Year and the annual (temporary) surge in gym membership, attendance at diet groups and body-shaming begins anew.
For an anti-imperialist ecology: Graham Harrington:
The Anthropocene is the term used to describe the geological period in which human activity has been the main determining factor in the Earth System. This influence has been overwhelmingly negative and has led the Earth into its sixth great extinction event.
Boycott Eurovision! Laura Duggan:
Palestinians have called on members of the European Broadcasting Union to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest if it is hosted by Israel, regardless of where it is held.
Sixty years later, Cuba is still fighting: Eugene Mc Cartan:
This year is the sixtieth anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Fidel Castro declared at the time: “Tyranny has been overthrown. The joy is immense. And yet, much remains to be done.”
Cuban doctors unable to carry out their mission in Brazil:
The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanistic principles that have guided Cuba’s medical co-operation for fifty-five years, has been participating in the programme More Doctors for Brazil since its inception in August 2013.
Religious fundamentalism in post-socialist Russia: Jenny Farrell:
Russian cinema today explores capitalism against the backdrop of a past socialist experience. Open-minded visitors to former socialist states, and particularly to Russia,….