Racism in Ireland: From Boom to Bust


  • Sara O'Rourke


We are, undoubtedly, living in turbulent times. The battles being fought are not just hand and fist, gun and mortar but are also being fought in the realm of possibility as new orders and ideas take shape in and out of the battles on the streets. There is a new enthusiasm for ideas to explain the crisis we have found ourselves in and more importantly there is an appetite for ideas that offer an alternative, a way out. These ideological shifts are happening side by side with and emerging from struggle. On November 14th a general strike will have taken place simultaneously in five European countries: in Greece, Portugal, Spain, Malta and Cyprus; a mass expression of anger against austerity.