Historian Fergus Whelan outlines the story of United Irishman Jemmy Hope (1764–1847) and sees the radical Presbyterian’s belief in steadfast opposition to sectarianism being as important today as it was in the 18th century.
There are many people and groups in Ireland who claim for themselves the mantle of Irish Republicanism and the heritage of the [...]
The last issue of LookLeft saw Labour Party Councillor Cian O’Callaghan outline his views, from his position on the left of Labour, on the then new coalition. John Jefferies (Cork WP) uses this issue’s forum to question the stance of those on the Labour left.
The last issue of LookLeft contained an article by Labour [...]
The Sun blockaded his home with a double-decker bus, Boris Johnson has described him as “demented” and the London Evening Standard called him the most hated man in London. He has earned a reputation as a fearless critic of New Labour, and a militant defender of strikes on London underground. Paul Dillon meets Bob Crow.
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 [...]
Brian Whelan interviews the authors of a new book from Verso Press exploring the complex, contradictory ways in which punk has interacted with the politics of race.
From its birth punk rock has been obsessed with identity, exploding into the mainstream in the late 70s with filth and fury proudly exclaiming ‘no future’, the movement has [...]