The bogeyman of the welfare cheat is used to accentuate divisions among the working class and create a scapegoat which redirects anger away from the capitalist class. This myth is perpetuated by the capitalist class and their mouthpieces in the media and in government, through over the top articles, wasteful government campaigns and anti-working-class rhetoric.
The government has completely dropped the ball in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and pursued a reactive, rather than a proactive strategy. This is in marked contrast to the country at the epicentre of the pandemic: China
Far from being an example of working class resistance against the predations of investment institutions, the recent Gamestop short crisis is simply an attempt at wealth redistribution among the bourgeoisie.
A century on from the creation of the Orange statelet, the preference for supermarkets over social housing shows how little Unionism’s housing policy has changed.
The recent shooting of George Nkencho has re-started the debate regarding Black Lives Matter, racism, the role of the Gardaí and all lives/white lives matter. The Connolly Youth Movement has had a few members attend the recent solidarity vigils and many of us have engaged in extensive debate with members of the public. This commentary has been formulated from those discussions.
The Republic of Ireland has the highest student contribution fee in the EU, with our peers in the North paying even more. #WhatAmIPayingFor
Without a shred of irony, Leo Varadkar informed RTÉ’s Clare Byrne that ‘poverty is one of the biggest killers, you know. Unemployment, poverty, mental health…’
OnlyFans sees 75% surge of new sex workers during the lockdown. Bankers-son and digital pimp *cough cough* ‘entrepreneur’, Timothy Stokely, takes 20% of their income.
Apple, among the world’s most profitable and valuable companies in the world, is given a free pass to avoid paying tax in Ireland
They demonstrated the power that workers have– these are overwhelmingly women with children and 20+ years in the job, who are risking arrest and an injunction from KPMG, to fight for what they knew was correct and just.