Sinn Féin rent tax break criticised as a “Fianna Fáil-style” public handout to landlords

Sinn Féin have come in for criticism for their proposal that a tax break equivalent to one month’s rent be granted to those renting from private landlords. Workers’ Party local representative Éilis Ryan today (Monday) said the tax break was a return to Celtic Tiger Fianna Fáil politics, and amounted to a public handout for greedy landlords. Ryan said: “Sinn Féin’s proposals to grant a tax break equivalent to one month’s rent to every individual in the private rented sector is nothing short of a handout for landlords. It is…

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Against the outrageous anticommunist resolution of the European Parliament

Statement of the European Communist Initiative The parties participating in the European Communist Initiative denounce the outrageous anti-communist resolution of the European Parliament and the escalation of anti-communism planned by the EU. This resolution promotes the unhistorical identification of communism with the monster of fascism, whitewashing the fascists and their actions, expressing hatred for the struggle of the peoples. The slander that socialism equates to fascism in the name of totalitarianism is revealed by the fact that fascism is born and bred of capitalism. Their common economic basis is the…

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Left sets out concerns to VDL ahead of Commissioner hearings

In a letter today to the Commission President-elect, GUE/NGL co-Presidents Manon Aubry (France Insoumise, France) and Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE, Germany) urge rethinking of proposed fragmented portfolios for Commissioners, stress the problem of conflicts of interest among Commissioners-designate, and raise key policy concerns on economics, climate, gender equality and new tech.

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A milkshake to the face

In times of economic uncertainty, it is easy to lay blame at the foot of the asylum seeker, the migrant or a member of a vulnerable community and proclaim loudly that IF IT WERE NOT FOR THEM things would be better. But would they? If we examine Irish history and take a look at a particularly excellent economic analysis of it by Dr Conor McCabe – Sins of the Father, we will see that Ireland has suffered, dramatically, from many of the same issues it suffers today. Of particular note,…

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With the KKE for Popular resistance and Counterattack!

With the speech of Dimitris Koutsoumbas, GS of the of the CC of KKE, the events of the 45th KNE Festival and the “Odigitis” magazine culminated on Saturday 21/9. Below is listed the full speech by D. Koutsoumbas. “Friends and Comrades, For yet another year, the KNE-Odigitis Festival completes its journey across Greece tonight! It was in early summer of 1975, when the idea of organizing something important was born.

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A new society, a socialist one, is the solution for peace and the satisfaction of people’s needs

The events of the 45th Festival of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) and its newspaper – “Odigitis” are continuing all over Greece. The 45th Festival KNE-Odigitis is taking place in all the cities of the country, with a rich artistic, cultural and political program.n 13/9 at the KNE Festival site in Thessaloniki, the GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, spoke where he referred to the dead-end of the capitalist mode of production, the sharpening of the intra-imperialist rivalries, the involvement of Greece in them, such as…

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Venezuela and Russia sign joint action agreement on foreign policy

The foreign ministers of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Russian Federation, Jorge Arreaza and Sergey Lavrov, signed an agreement this Friday in New York whereby the consultation plan is established between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries in the Over the years 2019-2022. The document stipulates the consultation mechanisms on bilateral relations issues, as well as regional and international problems that represent mutual interest.

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Venezuela urges the international community to address violence in Colombia with rigor and urgency

The international community must urgently and rigorously address the “dramatic” situation of violence in the Republic of Colombia, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, suggested on Friday. The Venezuelan diplomat referred specifically to the continued murder of social and political leaders in the New Granada nation, and referred to the murder of Marlon Ferney Pacho, secretary of the council of the Talaga shelter, in the Colombian department of Cauca.

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ANC President Diosdado Cabello successfully concludes visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, successfully completed his official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) that allowed to strengthen ties of friendship and bilateral cooperation. With a delegation made up of constituents and representatives of the Executive Cabinet, the president of the legislative body held a series of meetings in Pionyang with different leaders of the Asian nation since last September 24.

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International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – 26 September

Since 2013, 26 September has been, by decision of the UN General Assembly, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Reputable scientists warn that the explosion of only one percent of today’s deployed nuclear weapons in the world would amount to about 4000 times the energy released by the US atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. A nuclear explosion causes massive destruction of both living beings and structures. By combining different effects, it can lead to immediate death but also to prolonged after efects that affect…

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