|Groups & Sections: ||Socialist Workers' Network
Red Network (2021–) … Sub-group/Section/Tendency
|Documents in Archive:||2|
|International Affiliations:||Global Ecosocialist Network |
International Socialist Tendency (2018–)
|European Affiliation:||European Anti-Capitalist Left (European Party)|
|Related Organisations:||Socialist Workers' Party, RISE, United Left Alliance, Solidarity - People Before Profit, Right2Change|
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People Before Profit (PBP) was established by the Socialist Workers’ Party in 2005. It is organised and contests elections on an all-island basis.
The Community and Workers’ Action Group, a small Dublin-based group associated with Joan Collins, joined in 2007.
In 2018, the Socialist Workers’ Party announced it would become the Socialist Workers’ Network, effectively dissolving into PBP. Other ‘networks’ within the party include Red Network, and RISE, who joined in 2021.
PBP was part of the United Left Alliance (ULA), gaining two of the ULA’s five seats in 2011 (though one TD, Joan Collins, later left the group in 2012). After the collapse of the ULA, Its candidates subsequently ran as part of the Solidarity-People Before Profit (S-PBP) electoral alliance.
Other names, groups or sections
Socialist Workers' Network
The Socialist Workers’ Network was originally formed as the Socialist Workers’ Movement in 1971 by supporters of the International Socialists in Britain (now the SWP). It became the Socialist Workers’ Party in 1995. It was renamed the Socialist Workers Network in 2018, when the party decided to shift its focus to People Before Profit (PBP), which it had founded, and become a ‘network’ within that party.
Red Network is a network within People Before Profit arising from social media platform, Rebel Telly.
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- 29th November 2021
- 1 hr 13 mins
We talk to Jess Spear, National Organiser of RISE, a network of People Before Profit, and editor of Rupture magazine, about her experience campaigning with Socialist Alternative in the US; moving to Ireland, the foundation of RISE, and decision to join PBP; and the development and aims of Rupture as a broad eco-socialist magazine and means to explore contemporary Marxist and socialist ideas and strategies.Listen or download
- 18th October 2021
- 1 hr 01 min
In this episode we talk to People Before Profit activist and Carlow local councillor, Adrienne Wallace about how she came to political activism and joined People Before Profit; the campaign to repeal the eighth amendment and water charges campaign; her experience as a local councillor; and her views on activism and electoralism, and maintaining a radical anti-capitalist perspective.Listen or download