he Connolly Youth Movement was represented on October 17th 2021 at the WOONOPSTAND (Housing Uprising) in Rotterdam, in arms with the Communist Youth Movement of the Netherlands (CJB). Over 8,000 people were present in a peaceful protest and march through Rotterdam, to highlight and challenge the crisis which has left hundreds of students in Dutch cities living in large emergency tents.
The Connolly Youth Movement joins people in cities across Ireland in expressing our solidarity. In this letter, we state our support for our comrades in the UJC. ¡Venceremos! Beir bua!
A CYM member living abroad in China reflects on how the Irish media peddles a distorted image of the country he now calls home. Many have fallen for it due to a lack of first-hand experience and interaction with the Chinese nation and its people.
The HSE spent over 180,000 euro on mindfulness and 89,000 on yoga sessions over a three year period. Mindfulness is being vaunted as a solve-all intervention for a host of social problems, fits in closely with the individualised logic of capitalism, and diverts attention and resources from real changes that could improve people’s lives and challenge the economic system that governs over daily attacks on people’s mental health and wellbeing.
The concept of a free press has always been pushed in capitalist society. Journalists and newspapers, we’re told, act as a force of neutral arbitrators, who bring the truth to the people and offer honest analysis of current affairs. This simplistic definition, however, hides the true nature of the so-called “free” press and, in the name of free speech, affords them freedom from criticism.
The claims surrounding China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims have been circulating since early 2018. The claim of human rights abuses in Xinjiang are upheld by Australia, Bahrain, France, New Zealand, many of them NATO members. This article is a reference for those looking for to expand their reading and challenge misinformation on the topic.
When I was younger, my dad tried to bring me to various sport clubs to peak my interest. Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing. I tried them all and didn’t get anywhere serious until 2018. For me personally it had many positive effects and has overall improved my life over-all. Physical fitness is not simply an individual matter – it helps you improve your habits, and through this, have more energy and resolve to help your comrades and the collective.
The lesson to be learned is that the story of Aidan is only one of many victims of North-South collusion that continues to this day. As well as the victims of lies perpetrated by Crown Forces and supported by the lackeys of the Free State.
“I must be honest and say that, like many others, I disagree with what I read as an unfairly generous appraisal of an anti-communist republican.
If the provisionals talked in any sense of ‘socialism’ it was a socialism of defending the Irish working class from capitalism’s excesses perhaps, but quite separate to Marxist socialism as we would understand it, with its agenda of seizing the means of production and the eradication of class distinction.”
Forward as well as the International Office of the Connolly Youth Movement joins these organisations in their condemnation to what is a clear attack on the freedom of the press and on the will of the Indian people by the fascistic BJP-led Government.