News Features

Young people painting a mural. It reads 'Connecting our imagination, how do we imagine a positive future?'
News Features

Youth work has been targeted for cuts, a move that will ensure that the true social cost of austerity will only be fully revealed in decades to come, Francis Donohoe reports

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Woman running past hoarding with graffiti in Dublin docklands
News Features

The Dublin Docklands are once again being developed with the creation of profit superseding any concern for communities, Richard O’Hara reports

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World

Woman protesting against the ley Mordaza, wearing a gag
World

The Spanish State is attempting to dampen down protest movements that threaten the governing elite with a draconian legal crack down, reports Dara McHugh  

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Fascists at Maidan protest
PromotedWorld

In early 2014 the Ukrainian government was overthrown by a pro-EU protest movement that centred around an encampment and violent street protests in the Maidan Square, the main focal point of the country’s capital city, Kiev. Gavin Mendel-Gleason interviewed Dmytriy Kovalevich, an activist in the leftist organisation Borotba, about the

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World

Mehmet Aksoy was born into a working-class Kurdish socialist family in Turkey and migrated to the UK at the age of four. He is a member of the Kurdish Youth Assembly in London and regularly visits Kurdistan. He talked to LookLeft about the current military and political struggle in the

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Opinion

Ibrahim Halawa
OpinionPromoted

Speaking in An Dáil on Thursday 11th June on the issue of the Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa’s detention in an Egyptian prison for over  two years and attempting to explain the Irish government’s failure to secure this young Irish citizen’s  freedom the  Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan,  stated  that

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ForumOpinion

John Jefferies highlights the imbalance of RTÉ’s analysis of global conflict. The Republic of Ireland is a neutral country, not formally aligned to any military alliance and a once proud exponent of the non-aligned movement of countries at the UN, which refused to follow the agenda of the ‘Western powers’.

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Laura Harmon, president of the USI
ForumOpinion

Laura Harmon calls for an end to the exploitation of young people in the Republic.

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Interviews

Des O'Hagan
Interviews

Founding member of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association and the Workers’ Party, Des O’Hagan, tells Justin O’Hagan about the Soviet Union, not getting into the USA and the importance of giving younger activists the lead.

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Brendan Ogle
Interviews

Paul Dillon talks to Unite the union official and Right2Water spokesman, Brendan Ogle, about charges, gombeens and the battles ahead.

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History

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HistoryTradition

Despite the small number of active communists in 1930s Ireland this did not prevent the emergence of mass anti-communist movements and politicians whipping up ‘red scares’, reports Donal Fallon

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Banner of the Republican Congress, reading Break the Connection with Capitalism
HistoryPromotedTradition

Historian Brian Hanley examines the politics and legacy of one of Ireland’s most iconic Left organisations

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HistoryPromotedTradition

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

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Sport

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Sport

Chris Bailie and Paddy Wilson take a look at how the fans of Cliftonville football Club in North Belfast have attempted to tackle sectarianism in Irish League football and make space for a radical, inclusive style of support. The 13th April 2013 was a red letter day for Cliftonville. That

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Sport

Jimmy Dignam recalls the days when cycling was also a form of political expression

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