Socialist Voice – August edition August 2, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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.