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Analysis

New LookLeft magazine in shops now!

New LookLeft magazine in shops now!

April 5, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

LookLeft 21 is in Easons stores and hundreds of selected newsagents across the country now. Still only €2 the highlights of this issue include: Women on the frontline – Áine Mannion talks to women who are leading the fight against austerity ‘Pious Hooligans’ – Donal Fallon discusses the mass movements of Christian Anti-Communism in 1930s Ireland. Divided but strong - The Greek Left’s history informs its present and Europe’s future. Éilis Ryan reports from Athens. Solidarity at Solitude – Paddy Wilson and Chris Bailie discuss the efforts of fans to create a progressive,... [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

Book Review – Raising Hell and Raising Expectations

Book Review – Raising Hell and Raising Expectations

October 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Jane McAlevey will shortly be speaking in Dublin on November 17. Event details. It’s easy to become disillusioned with the state of the labour movement. With unions immersed in rearguard actions and membership often seen as little more than an insurance policy, it’s fair to say that they are not the fighting organisations called for by the circumstances. It’s instructive, then, to look at what unions can be and can do in the present day. Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell) by Jane McAlevey does precisely that, providing case studies of the author’s work as an organiser for US unions... [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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Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

January 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Social Democracy has paid the price for its capitulation to financialisation. Now, writes Yanis Varoufakis, a reinvigorated Left must show the way forward. Europe’s inane handling of the inevitable euro crisis has triggered an electoral result in the recent European Parliament elections that is a clarion warning that Europe is decomposing. And it is decomposing precisely because of the Left’s spectacular failure to intervene both during the construction of Europe’s economic and monetary union and, more poignantly, after the latter’s crisis had begun. The international press has summed... [Read the full story]

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Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

January 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Social Democracy has paid the price for its capitulation to financialisation. Now, writes Yanis Varoufakis, a reinvigorated Left must show the way forward. Europe’s inane handling of the inevitable euro crisis has triggered an electoral result in the recent European Parliament elections that is a clarion warning that Europe is decomposing. And it is decomposing precisely because of the Left’s spectacular failure to intervene both during the construction of Europe’s economic and monetary union and, more poignantly, after the latter’s crisis had begun. The international press has summed... [Read the full story]

News

Belfast’s Red Devil

Belfast’s Red Devil

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. Des O’Hagan’s six decades of political activism has seen him imprisoned, shot at, travel the globe and study... Read more of this article


Not afraid of the fight

Not afraid of the fight

Paul Dillon talks to Unite the union official and Right2Water spokesman, Brendan Ogle, about charges, gombeens and the battles ahead. Not adverse to industrial action and skilled at producing a media soundbite, Brendan Ogle has a reputation for straight talking. It’s a role the former train driver and apprentice fitter shows no sign of giving up as... Read more of this article


Why we should care about National Adjunct Walkout Day in Ireland

Why we should care about National Adjunct Walkout Day in Ireland

Patrick Bresnihan In October 2014 an adjunct professor in San Jose State University posted the following question on a social media site: ‘What would happen if adjuncts across the country all walked out on the same day?’ This Wednesday, 25th February, she will have her answer. Read more of this article  Read More →


Boiling Point

Boiling Point

Dara McHugh takes a look inside the working class revolt over water charges that has shook the Republic’s establishment. Since Spring 2014, small localised opposition to the installation of water meters in working class estates around the Republic has grown into a mass mobilisation on a scale not experienced since the PAYE Tax Marches of the late... Read more of this article


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Boiling Point

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New LookLeft magazine in shops now!

New LookLeft magazine in shops now!

LookLeft 21 is in Easons stores and hundreds of selected newsagents across the country... 


Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

Europe’s Crisis and the Rise of the Ultra-Right is the Left’s Fault

Social Democracy has paid the price for its capitulation to financialisation. Now,... 


Water War – LookLeft in shops now

Water War – LookLeft in shops now

LookLeft 20 is in Easons stores and hundreds of selected newsagents across the country... 


Book Review – Raising Hell and Raising Expectations

Book Review – Raising Hell and Raising Expectations

Jane McAlevey will shortly be speaking in Dublin on November 17. Event details. It’s... 


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