Young people give their experiences with the PSNI

Over the last number of months the Connolly Youth Movement has been highlighting that the PSNI is not a force safe for young people; as seen with the fact that it strip-searched 27 teenagers in 2022 – in violation of its own procedures, and the dignity and rights of young people. As part of this … Read more

Letter to the Editor: Perfidious Albion

A PSNI officer on a mobile phone, and a British soldier stand in the foreground. A mixture of PSNI officers and British army soldiers stand in the background, beside a line of PSNI Landrovers.

As I have been walking through Belfast, more and more recently I have been noticing stickers from various British groups. Usually recruiting or propagandising in the north of Ireland has been a taboo for British groups – and I am willing to imagine that it has mostly been ignorant members from England attending the various … Read more

No céad míle fáilte for Canadian warship

On the 12 Feburary, CYM members joined a protest jointly held by the Cork Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Cork Neutrality League at the docking of a Canadian warship in Cork city. The warship has been docked for refueling and resupply since Friday. The protest was held to both protest the Canadian government continued support for … Read more

The Decolonial Project and Our Role in It

The first free Irish person will not be born, they will be formed in the national and class struggle that we as socialist-republicans have committed ourselves to.  We face ahead of us a seemingly insurmountable foe. The occupation of our island, the exploitation of the working people of Ireland, and the subjugation of our national … Read more

CYM Dublin host women’s emancipation seminar

This weekend, the Dublin branch of the Connolly Youth Movement held a day-long seminar on the question of women’s emancipation. The seminar began with a presentation looking at the emergence of women’s oppression with the first economic division of labour in the late stages of feudalism.  The seminar centred around the resolution on women’s emancipation … Read more

Israel begins most genocidal operation in Rafah

On Friday, the Israeli Occupation Forces approved their latest offensive into the city of Rafah, and air strikes have already been carried out. A city with a population of nearly 1.5 million, it is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the IOF to prepare evacuations from the … Read more

The Irish Unification of 2024?

As Stormont returns to normal operations after being collapsed for nearly two years, it has furthered the ever-present discussion on Irish unity. The restoration of “power-sharing” will see the north have its first First Minister from a nationalist background. This of course has sparked discussion on the future of the statelet, bearing in mind that … Read more

Calls for national mobilisation in Britain

British General Patrick Sanders in full dress uniform

This week, General Patrick Sanders – current Chief of General Staff of the British Army – said that Britain must begin to prepare for an “all-out war with Russia”. Sanders – who previously oversaw operations in the north of Ireland – said that British civilians must mentally prepare themselves for war with Russia, and praised … Read more

Micheál Martin is deliberately misleading the Irish public on Palestine

This week, Tánaiste Micheál Martin released a public statement clarifying the government’s position on South Africa’s International Court of Justice case against Israel on grounds of genocide.  This comes five days after South Africa presented its case to the ICJ, at the same time as a mass demonstration took place in Dublin, which saw thousands … Read more

The Free State on a war footing

As was feared and predicted, the report of the Consultative Forum on International Security Policy has been an excuse for the state to shed the Triple Lock and further erode Irish neutrality. The Triple Lock – itself a compromise that does not preclude Irish involvement in foreign interventions and occupations – is merely a legalistic in nature. And yet even this must … Read more