Brazil: Homeless struggle & strike heat up climate as World Cup approaches
In the context of a wave of struggle and protests in the run-up to the World Cup, the Sao Paolo metro workers began a powerful strike on 5 June.
Minister’s ignorant comments on Qatar stadiums shows he regards dead migrant workers as ‘non people’
The approach on Middle East trade mission puts Ireland’s trade policy firmly in the camp the fundamentalist free trade hawks.
MEP writes to Taoiseach about Human Rights in Saudi Arabia & Qatar
Socialist Party MEP has written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny about his incredible praise for brutal dictatorships in his trade mission to the Middle East. The full text of the letter, which sets out some of the reality of workers', women's and human rights in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, is below.
FIFA Shifts the goalposts
The Republic of Ireland face an uphill struggle to qualify for the 2010 World Cup following a controversial ruling by football’s governing body. FIFA has seeded the teams in the World Cup play-offs to ensure that the big countries have an easy as possible passage to next summer's tournament.