A Proposal for a New Political Initiative

The anti-water charges movement, which has seen hundreds of thousands mobilise and become active in campaigning, has transformed politics in this country. It has forced climb-downs by the government and given people confidence and hope that the austerity agenda can be defeated. It has opened a potential to build a significant Left, working-class political movement.

Appeal for a Radical Left Alliance

There is now an urgent need for the radical left to come together to form a coherent alliance. In recent months the fight against water charges has been one of the most successful protest movements. The sheer size of the mobilisation forced the government to make some retreats but the fight to abolish the charges…