Put our planet before profit

Put our planet before profit

What we stand for
Labour Alternative activists have been at active in campaigning against fracking and other environmental destructive practices. We believe in a radically different type of politics that puts our environment and people’s needs before the profits of big business. Labour Alternative says: Ban fracking immediately to safeguard our water supply and ecosystem Take the energy sector and our natural resources into public ownership Major investment for rapid transition to affordable, renewable energy For a programme of mass investment in public transport, reducing dependence on private cars Take meaningful action against corporate polluters
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Moving beyond Green and Orange

Moving beyond Green and Orange

What we stand for
Organise against racist attacks. Unite for jobs, homes and services for all Unite Protestant and Catholic communities to fight for a better life for allFor compromise, mutual respect and local agreements on contentious issuesResist the Green and Orange politicians’ attempts to divide us along sectarian linesTrade unions unite us in the workplaces - they should take action to unite us politicallyUnite with those in the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England engaged in the same fight for a better life
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Make the Stormont dinosaurs extinct!

Make the Stormont dinosaurs extinct!

What we stand for
Same-sex marriage equality now! End the ‘gay blood’ ban.Extend the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland – for a woman's right to choose!Challenge rape culture and all forms of sexismEnd criminalisation of drug users - invest in addiction and support services instead
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Demand a future for young people

Demand a future for young people

What we stand for
Voting rights for 16 and 17-year-olds – it’s our future!Public investment to tackle youth unemployment, not handouts and tax cuts for big businessFor a genuinely integrated, free and fully funded education systemStop all cuts to youth centres and support services
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End austerity, make the fat cats pay!

End austerity, make the fat cats pay!

What we stand for
Stop all Tory/Stormont austerity and public sector job lossesKick private sector vultures out of health, education and other public servicesRebuild and restore our NHSTake profiteering firms which threaten mass redundancies into public ownershipTax the super-rich and use the wealth for the benefit of people and planet
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Support the Striking Teachers!

Support the Striking Teachers!

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Labour Alternative gives its full support to teachers in the INTO striking for a pay rise on 18th January. While MLA salaries continue to rise, teachers here have seen their real pay fall by 15% over the last six years and are paid 16% less than the average in developed countries. This is a result of the policies of the Tories, the NI Executive and successive Education Ministers from both Sinn Féin and the DUP. It is obscene that working people are told by Education Minister Peter Weir that there is “no more money” available when £490 million stands to go up in smoke through the botched RHI scheme, overwhelmingly benefitting wealthy bosses and landowners. All the main parties support a cut in corporation tax that will be like an…
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Labour Alternative to offer real change at Assembly election

Labour Alternative to offer real change at Assembly election

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Candidates: Sean Burns (South Belfast) - Courtney Robinson (East Belfast) - Conor Sheridan (East Antrim) - More to follow The RHI scandal could see £490 million go up in smoke while 42% live in fuel poverty, welfare is being cut and teachers are being told there is no money for a payrise. The DUP's fingerprints are all over this mess but all five main parties bear responsibility. They endorsed the scheme in the Assembly Executive and they've known about the size of the financial black hole since early last year but it was left to a whistleblower to bring it to the public's attention. This debacle was born out of the culture at Stormont of throwing handouts at big business. The main parties are united in supporting a cut to…
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‘Cash for Ash’ Scandal: Fresh election opportunity to pass judgment on Stormont establishment

‘Cash for Ash’ Scandal: Fresh election opportunity to pass judgment on Stormont establishment

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[caption id="attachment_755" align="alignright" width="300"]  Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images[/caption] The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal - which has prompted Martin McGuinness's resignation as Deputy First Minister and looks set to trigger a fresh Assembly election - sums up everything which is wrong with Stormont: corruption, cronyism and sectarian sabre-rattling. While the DUP and Sinn Féin are slashing jobs, benefits and public services, hundreds of millions stand to go up in smoke through the ‘cash for ash’ scheme, overwhelmingly benefitting wealthy bosses. The DUP’s cosy relationship with property developers and business-owners has been exposed by a series of scandals, from Red Sky to NAMA. But Sinn Féin and all the other main parties buy into the neo-liberal ideology that society must be run for profit. They all support cutting corporation tax,…
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