6th July 2016

Library Campaigners Protest at Minister Paul Givan’s Constituency Office

A protest was called by the Hands Off Our Libraries Campaign outside the constituency office of Minister for Communities Paul Givan in Lisburn. Lisburn library and thirteen other branches across Northern Ireland are threatened with having their opening hours reduced. Minister Givan has responsibility for the library service. Organiser Peter Dynes said: “This is only the latest round of cuts …

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6th July 2016

“Chilcot: History will judge them as war criminals”

Labour Alternative representative Courtney Robinson has responded to the Chilcot report: “The Chilcot report is a damning indictment of Tony Blair and those around him who pushed for war in Iraq in 2003. They did so based on the blatant lie that Saddam Hussein – an erstwhile ally of the West – had weapons of mass destruction. This was a …

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4th July 2016

Assembly Executive attempting to “out Tory the Tories”

Responding to Stormont Finance Minister Mairtín Ó Muilleoir’s commitment to push ahead with cutting corporation, possible below 12.5%, South Belfast Labour Alternative representative Sean Burns has said: “While corporation tax in the South is officially set at 12.5%, the real rate of tax paid by big business is around 6.5%. Google pays an effective tax rate of 0.25%. The logic of Minister …

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21st June 2016

Live video of pro-choice protest today

Pro-choice protest at the Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast, this afternoon which Labour Alternative helped organise along with Women on Web. Inside, the Court of Appeal hears the case to declare that the current law prohibiting access to abortion violates women’s basic human rights. Outside, women – including Courtney – took the pills as an act of solidarity and defiance …

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21st June 2016

Abortion Pill Drone

This morning we participated and helped organise a protest action involving an Abortion Drone that flew from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland at Narrow Waters Castle. After the drone landed safely two women took the pills. At the same time Women on Waves employed a RC speedboat to send over more pills for the women. Making abortion illegal …

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19th June 2016

Day of Action Against Library Cuts Takes Shape

Details have been announced of protests across Northern Ireland on Saturday 25th June as part of a day of action against library cuts. The Hands Off Our Libraries campaign was initiated by Labour Alternative and is supported by local trade union councils and other anti-austerity groups. Fourteen libraries are threatened with a reduction in opening hours of up to five …

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14th June 2016

Protests Against Library Cuts Planned Across Northern Ireland

A day of action against cuts to library services has been called on Saturday 25th June. The Hands Off Our Libraries campaign opposes planned reductions in opening hours at fourteen branches across Northern Ireland. Protests have already been announced in Enniskillen, Carrickfergus and Finaghy and more are expected to be announced in the coming days. Donal O’Cofaigh – Chair of …

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25th May 2016

Labour Alternative Responds to Ministerial Appointments

New faces but politics remain unaltered” Máirtín Ó Muilleoir’s role as Finance Minister to “out-Tory the Tories” Minister for Communities Paul Givan must be “removed from this office” Cross-community, left-wing party Labour Alternative has responded to yesterday’s Ministerial appointments. Sean Burns (19) – the party’s South Belfast representative – said: “There are new faces around the Assembly Executive table but …

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7th May 2016

Labour Alternative Candidates Win Best Left Results in Decades

Belfast South: Sean Burns – 871 (2.4%) Belfast East: Courtney Robinson – 517 (1.4%) East Antrim: Conor Sheridan – 551 (1.7%) The stunning result for People Before Profit in West Belfast – to be joined in Stormont by Eamonn McCann from Foyle – is one of the biggest stories of the election and rightly so. We send congratulations to everyone …

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4th May 2016

Tomorrow, Vote Cross-Community LABOUR ALTERNATIVE #1

For Real Change, For a New Kind of Politics! Courtney Robinson (East Belfast) Sean Burns (South Belfast) Conor Sheridan (East Antrim) Use your vote to demand: An end to austerity – make the super-rich pay! Investment in a future for young people LGBT equality and a woman’s right to choose A left alternative to Green & Orange politics Put people …

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