Women rising around the world
By Aprille Scully Inequality under the capitalist system has accelerated in recent years and sees the top 1%…
Ruth Coppinger calls for end to interception of abortion pills
Parliamentary Question included below Anti-Austerity Alliance TD, Ruth Coppinger, has today called on the government and Customs to…
Marking the inspirational struggle of women
By Eleanor Donne Over the years, International Women’s Day – originally intended to mark the inspirational struggle of…
By Fiona O’Loughlin The documentary film Vessel, screened by ROSA in December, is an inspiring account of the…
Fighting oppression – a Marxist viewpoint
Marxism is a philosophy and world view that seeks to materially analyse reality. Although it was not possible for Marx and Engels themselves to adequately address all questions of oppression, as well as other issues in their writings, they did specifically address women's oppression, racism linked to slavery and imperialism, and also the oppression of national groups, such as the Irish.
Irish Constitution: Misogyny written into law
Drawn up under the equally conservative Catholic Taoiseach, Éamon de Valera, the Constitution was consciously modelled on Catholic social teaching.
Symphysiotomy redress is an insult
No apology & miniscule sums add to women's suffering.
Irish capitalist state responsible for church terror
From the 1943 Cavan Fire in which 35 children and one adult perished after nuns refused to let girls escape to avoid them being seen in their night-gowns; to the enslavement of poor women in Magdalene Laundries, the last of which closed only in 1996; to the systemic cover-up of child sexual abuse; to the deplorable and sinister infant and child mortality rates in Mother & Baby Homes - the litany of abuse, degradation and oppression presided over by Church and State in Ireland, is simply confounding.
History: “We want bread, but we want roses too!”
The 1912 strike in the textile mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts, known as the Bread and Roses strike, was one of the most important industrial struggles of the 20th century.
Mother & Baby Homes: Both church & state are guilty
Appalling – abhorrent – grotesque – it’s difficult to find words to adequately express the horrors visited upon the poorest and most vulnerable sections of Irish society, particularly women and children, at the hands of Church and State in Ireland.