Socialist MLA for Foyle Eamonn McCann will speak at the launch of the People Before Profit party at the Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana tomorrow night, (Wednesday) at 7.30pm.
A veteran civil rights campaigner and high-profile journalist, McCann believes an all-Ireland upheaval is needed to tackle the austerity measures, which have exacerbated poverty.
“The political establishment either side of the border has no answer to the pressing problems millions of people are facing, austerity and cuts have led to increasing poverty and hardship. A Socialist Ireland that puts people before profit North and South is desperately needed,” he said.
The Derry MLA said the election of billionaire Donald Trump to the White House on a platform of misogyny, racist scapegoating and climate change denial underscores the failure of the establishment and points to the urgency of creating an alternative, both here and globally.
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