Thursday, October 2, 2014

Analysis

The Rising Tide – LookLeft 19 in shops now

The Rising Tide – LookLeft 19 in shops now

September 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

LookLeft 19 is in Easons stores and hundreds of selected newsagents across the island now. Still only €2 this issue includes former Worker’s Party President Séan Garland’s assessment of the career of Eamon Gilmore, an exclusive article by Greek economist, Yanis Varoufakis, on the failure of European Social Democracy, an interview with new Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger, an examination of the growing militancy among trade union members in Ireland and John Cooney on Scottish Independence and much, much more… Contents include: CLASS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH The links between Irish corporate... [Read the full story]

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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

Blantyre Says Yes

Blantyre Says Yes

John Cooney gives a personal view of the Scottish Independence Referendum Blantyre, the west of Scotland former coal mining village situated on the banks of the River Clyde eight miles south east of Glasgow where I grew up, was the birthplace of David Livingstone, the famous Victorian explorer of ‘Dark Africa’. Although a prominent statue of the... Read more of this article


Film Review: Pride

“Pride” tells the story of radicals, reactionaries, successes and failures. It’s a warm, human reflection on both the great British miners’ strike of the Thatcher era, and the emergence of the contemporary LGBT movement, uniting against the odds against the forces of reaction and misery. The story begins with Mark; a young,... Read more of this article


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 →


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Film Review: Pride

“Pride” tells the story of radicals, reactionaries, successes and failures.... 


Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

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


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... 


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The Rising Tide – LookLeft 19 in shops now

The Rising Tide – LookLeft 19 in shops now

LookLeft 19 is in Easons stores and hundreds of selected newsagents across the island... 


Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

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


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... 


Rebirth of the Republic

Rebirth of the Republic

It is not only the flag but the hopes of progressive Republicanism which is once... 


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