Denial of access to abortion services has the potential to jeopardise a persons physical and mental health and denies them autonomy, dignity and freedom. The denial of abortion access is a form of violence and oppression and reflects a patriarchal agenda concerned with the control of the sexuality and bodies of women and pregnant people. It is crucial that we stand with women and pregnant people and ensure that they are given the reproductive rights and care that they deserve.
We call on Ireland to give voice to the humanitarian spirit of its people, whose own struggles sent them in mourning and in penury to all shores, to give refuge to the homeless and endangered of Ukraine and Russia, to those psychologically impacted by the realities of conflict. he workers of all nations are our brothers and sisters, and we must risk our own lives to prevent machines of death from passing through our country to kill them.
A provocative and deep criticism of South Korean capitalism, Squid Game offers several stark observations on the depredations of the system. Capitalism has forced working-class people like Gi-hun into such dire material conditions that blood-sport is seen as a lesser evil.
“Much like with the breaking of looms, the breaking of a language becomes a necessity so as to better exploit an imperialised nation, whether that be by complete linguistic extinction or by marginalising a previously dominant language. There are three primary ways in which language presents an obstacle to imperialism.”
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!
Bullshit Jobs are jobs that are loosely described as having no productive social value and being drawn out for no particular reason. Bullshit Jobs are not necessarily shit jobs, because a lot of shit jobs are extremely useful to society. Think about that definition as you fill in the short survey.
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 idea of CATU is a union outside of the workplace. An organisation that is built by the community to organise and fight for the community’s interests. The scope is extremely large. Primarily, CATU is involved in the housing struggle because it believes that real power lies in the hands of ordinary people when they unite together to defend their interests against those that exploit our communities and turn housing into a mere commodity. Ordinary people, organised, united, and standing ready to fight for their interests scares the living daylights out of exploiters and those who take their trust for granted. The statement that real power lies in the hands of ordinary people is entirely correct.”
Letter to the Editor – CETA
“The ratification of this treaty will have dire consequences for any the most moderate of social democratic demands when it comes to state funding – as CETA will introduce investor courts that can challenge state investment.”