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On the edge in Iraq

On the edge in Iraq

June 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Salam Ali is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party, here he tells LookLeft about the current political situation in his country. [Read the full story]  Read More →

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The Trials of Citizen Garland

The Trials of Citizen Garland

September 7, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

After over 50 years of involvement in political struggle Sean Garland faces one of his toughest fights. Kevin Brannigan meets the man wanted by the US. On the evening of the 7th October 2005 Sean Garland was sitting in a Belfast restaurant enjoying a meal with Workers’ Party colleagues prior to the start of the party’s Ard Fheis, when a squad of burly PSNI officers entered the building. “When the cops walked in it never crossed my mind that they were there for me. They were dressed like Star Wars characters with all their helmets and blacked out visors on. The sergeant was a smallish individual,... [Read the full story]

Left Debate

LookLeft Forum – Erik Olin Wright on Realising a Left Alternative

March 6, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Distinguished Marxist scholar Erik Olin Wright spoke to the LookLeft Forum on 2nd March on the topic of ‘Realising a Left Alternative’. Erik spoke on three different ideas of how social change will be achieved: the ruptural (revelutionary), interstitial (cooperative) and symbiotic (social democratic) approaches. He outlined his own approach which combines the symbiotic and interstitial and discussed the trade-offs and political considerations involved in pursuing each strategy. There was then a period of audience feedback, where people questioned Erik’s belief that a ruptural... [Read the full story]

History

The Legacy of James Connolly

The Legacy of James Connolly

October 25, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

Guess who’s back? Historian Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh considers the life and ideas of Irish socialism’s most important thinker, whose legacy is crucial to shaping the new Ireland: This year marks the centenary of James Connolly coming back to Ireland from the US, the start of six hectic years of activity ended only by the firing squad. But Connolly is returning again in our own day. The public have voted him one of ‘Ireland’s Greatest’ and new documentaries have told the fascinating story of his life, introducing him to a new generation and reawakening the interest of others. Connolly was... [Read the full story]

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The Great Mortgage Swindle

The Great Mortgage Swindle

November 21, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

A generation in the Republic has been left in hock to the banks by one of modern Ireland’s biggest cons. Conor McCabe explodes some of the myths that drove the property bubble. There are those who will tell you that Irish people have a unique love-affair with property, that home-ownership is part of our DNA – a kind of Celtic mortgage double-helix which drives us to buy houses regardless of cost, need or availability. It is not just the usual suspects of estate agents, mortgage brokers and rent-a-quote economists who make this assumption – it is one that cuts across the political... [Read the full story]

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On the edge in Iraq

On the edge in Iraq

June 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Salam Ali is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party, here he tells LookLeft about the current political situation in his country. [Read the full story]  Read More →

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On the edge in Iraq

On the edge in Iraq

Salam Ali is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party, here he tells LookLeft about the current political situation in his country. Read more of this article  Read More →


Rebirth of the Republic

Rebirth of the Republic

It is not only the flag but the hopes of progressive Republicanism which is once again to the fore of Spanish politics, writes Richard McAleavey. On the 1st of May this year, in Extremadura, the poorest and most remote region of Spain, a group of activists and campaigners set out on a march into the mountains to mark International Labour Day, carrying... Read more of this article


What foot does he kick with?

What foot does he kick with?

Kevin Brannigan examines the role players from the Republic had in the modern history of one of Loyalism’s footballing bastions. It’s early November 1993 and the newspapers on both sides of the border are filled with fear. The two Irelands are set to meet in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Belfast with the Republic needing a positive result to... Read more of this article


Ireland – NATO’s Next Target

Ireland – NATO’s Next Target

Padraig Mannion on the threat to Irish neutrality from involvement with history’s most powerful military alliance. When the Cold War ended, with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, most rational people assumed that this would logically lead to the wind-down, and eventual dissolution, of the North Atlantic Treaty... Read more of this article


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From Militant to apathy and back again – an interview with Owen Jones

From Militant to apathy and back again – an interview with Owen Jones

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