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Socialist Voice – August edition August 2, 2016

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Brexit reverberates in the corridors of power
Eugene McCartan  http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/01-brexit.html
The decision by a majority of the people within the British state to leave the European Union continues to reverberate through the corridors of corporate power.

Globalisation: The plunder of the poor
Jimmy Doran    http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/02-globalisation.html
More than a hundred years ago Karl Marx pointed out that “the veiled slavery of wage labourers in Europe needed the unqualified slavery of the New World as its Pedestal.” 

The first step in a new departure
Tommy McKearney  http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/03-PODSRF.html
An important first step in what we may well come to describe as our “new departure”—this was how the recent summer school of the Peadar O’Donnell Socialist Republican Forum was described by one of the participants.
https://cedarlounge.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
Payback time for the boys and girls of the EU
http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/04-barroso.html
The former president of the EU Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has been given a plum job for being a good handmaiden to global finance...........

The left and immigration
Nicola Lawlor  http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/05-immigration.html
The left must embrace the debate about immigration from a working-class viewpoint and not run away from it, or shout over it, or ignorantly paint all workers who have fears and concerns as racists.
Books
Seventeen contradictions and the end of capitalism
Nicola Lawlor  http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/06-capital.html

David Harvey, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism (London: Profile Books, 2014) 

“A consistent and intelligent voice on the left.”—Financial Times 
“A stimulating new book on capitalism and the world we might build beyond it.”—Morning Star

Books
Hesitant comrades
Seán Byers  http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/07-hesitant.html
Geoffrey Bell, Hesitant Comrades: The Irish Revolution and the British Labour Movement (London: Pluto Press, 2016) 

The Decade of Centenaries continues to generate much scholarly interest in the Irish revolutionary period, ................

Venezuela: Class-based unions fight back
Paul Dobson  http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/08-venezuela.html
As in many countries with similar socio-economic-political conditions, elements of the fragmented Venezuelan trade union movement................

Féile na bhFlaitheartach, 2016
http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/09-feile.html
The Aran Islands will host, for the fourth time, Féile na bhFlaitheartach (the Liam and Tom O’Flaherty Weekend Festival) on 27 and 28 August. The theme of this year’s Féile is Fís 1916 / The Vision of 1916. 
Books
The discovery of Utopia
Jenny Farrell  http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/10-utopia.html

Thomas Metscher, Thomas More, or the Discovery of Utopia (Dublin: Connolly Books, 2016) 

Thomas More’s book Utopia was written five hundred years ago, in 1516...........
The great famine conspiracy
Gabriel Rosenstock   http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/11-famine.html
This poem, in Irish and English, is dedicated to Christopher and Mary Fogarty.

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1. benmadigan - August 2, 2016

thanks for all the links – will enjoy reading the articles

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2. Starkadder - August 3, 2016

“Brexit reverberates in the corridors of power”. Another long essay on Brexit that fails to even mention that the movement was led by that teetotal internationalist socialist, Nigel Farage. Not a word about the surge in racism in Britain, post-Brexit. The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail,
Daily Express, and Murdoch papers are not parts of “the mass media” in the CPI’s world.

If they want to make a left cast for Brexit, fair enough, but if they can’t even mention the fact Brexit was led by the pro-capitalist, xenophobic UKIP then they’ll get nowhere.

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WorldbyStorm - August 3, 2016

Very true Starkadder. Did you read the piece on the left and immigration? I’d be interested in your opinion on that too.

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3. Jim Monaghan - August 3, 2016

Funny the SP had a similar position or near one on Immigration. “Migration

The alleged benefits of the ‘free movement of labour’ are in reality a device for the bosses to exploit a vast pool of cheap labour, which can then be used to cut overall wage levels and living standards.” from http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/20815
What is sad is the failure of the Lexit campaign to realise what has been unleashed. An academic article on the major jump in racism and anti-migrant hysteria in the aftermath http://www.irr.org.uk/news/post-referendum-racism-and-the-importance-of-social-activism/
The Left correctly sees Calais as a disgrace, But there is little mention that it is a British camp based in France to hold migrants who want to go to England.

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4. Jim Monaghan - September 8, 2016

“The left and immigration
Nicola Lawlor http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/sv/05-immigration.html
The left must embrace the debate about immigration from a working-class viewpoint and not run away from it, or shout over it, or ignorantly paint all workers who have fears and concerns as racists.
Books”

Where has it gone.

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