The above is a clip from the Tipp Today show on Tipp FM where Anti-Austerity Alliance candidate, and member of the Socialist Party, Cian Prendiville, debates against a representative from a new anti-immigrant party ‘National Independent Party’. The AAA stands for a united movement of all those affected by austerity, and rejects all divisions based on race, nationality, gender or age. As Cian outlines, we fight for a public investment programme to create jobs and stop the emigration crisis. This debate followed a press release by the Limerick branch of the AAA in response to the NIP saying the “Emigration, not Immigration is our problem“.
Socialist Party promises a vigorous campaign in opposition to neo-liberal agenda represented by Lisbon. Speaking at a press conference in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Joe Higgins launched the Socialist Party's campaign against the Lisbon Treaty.
This week may see a rare occurrence in the European Parliament - the defeat of a key item in the big business agenda pushed by European Commission. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is set to be voted on by the full plenary of the European Parliament today, despite some last minute chicanery by the European People's Party to try to delay the vote.
Start a campaign of industrial action with a one day general strike before the Budget
Another €15 billion in cuts and tax increases will just make this disaster even worse. ICTU says the “National Recovery Programme” will cause another 90,000 job losses. A deflationary programme of nearly €30 billion cuts/tax hikes over six years will guarantee mass unemployment and mass emigration for years to come.