Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Analysis

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

August 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Brian Hanley on the politics of the First World War and its commemoration. The British establishment seem intent on using the centenary of the First World War to glorify militarism and rehabilitate imperialism.  From demands by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, that the war be presented to children “as plainly a just war” to broadcaster Jeremy Paxman’s BBC series which contended that the conflict was one that pitted a democratic Britain against a dictatorial Germany, commemoration of the conflict is being presented in jingoistic terms. [Read the full story]  Read More →

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Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

August 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Brian Hanley on the politics of the First World War and its commemoration. The British establishment seem intent on using the centenary of the First World War to glorify militarism and rehabilitate imperialism.  From demands by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, that the war be presented to children “as plainly a just war” to broadcaster Jeremy Paxman’s BBC series which contended that the conflict was one that pitted a democratic Britain against a dictatorial Germany, commemoration of the conflict is being presented in jingoistic terms. [Read the full story]  Read More →

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

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

August 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Brian Hanley on the politics of the First World War and its commemoration. The British establishment seem intent on using the centenary of the First World War to glorify militarism and rehabilitate imperialism.  From demands by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, that the war be presented to children “as plainly a just war” to broadcaster Jeremy Paxman’s BBC series which contended that the conflict was one that pitted a democratic Britain against a dictatorial Germany, commemoration of the conflict is being presented in jingoistic terms. [Read the full story]  Read More →

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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]

World

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 →

News

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

Brian Hanley on the politics of the First World War and its commemoration. The British establishment seem intent on using the centenary of the First World War to glorify militarism and rehabilitate imperialism.  From demands by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, that the war be presented to children “as plainly a just war” to broadcaster... Read more of this article


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


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Features

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

Brian Hanley on the politics of the First World War and its commemoration. The... 


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On the edge in Iraq

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Rebirth of the Republic

Rebirth of the Republic

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Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

Brian Hanley on the politics of the First World War and its commemoration. The... 


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On the edge in Iraq

Salam Ali is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party, here... 


Rebirth of the Republic

Rebirth of the Republic

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

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