The Comintern and the United Front


  • Darryl Horan Socialist Workers Network


Owing to the relatively weak position therevolutionary left finds itself both internationally andin Ireland, most working people today express theirpolitical demands through reformist channels. This isseen through the day-to-day calls for gradual change. In this space, socialist parties like People Before Profithave arisen partly as a result of movements like thewater charges, repeal, and anti-austerity campaigns.They stress the need for people power over the desiresof reformist organisations in order for politics to beresolved inside Dáil Éireann, Stormont, orWestminster. Central to the interventions made byPeople Before Profit in these movements has been thecall for “united fronts.”