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In the latest issue of LookLeft:

THE 1913 LOCKOUT

1913 It’s importance then and now – historian BRIAN HANLEY discusses the events of 1913 and what they tell us about modern Ireland

Lockout Timeline – the events leading up to the Lockout and what happened

Lockout Events – calendar of some of the major events planned to commemorate the Lockout

FEATURES:

No Left turn for Northern Ireland – PAUL DILLON speaks to some Northern Left activists on the problems facing progressive politics

Again across the oceans – DARA MCHUGH examines who are the victims and who profits from emigration from the Republic

Owen Jones Interview – KEVIN SQUIRES talks to the author of Chavs about the future of the Left

Securing the future of your home – Rising rents, less secure tenure and an unaccountable system is the future for Northern Irish public housing tenants, reports JUSTIN O’HAGAN

Save Our Forests – plans to sell off harvesting rights to State forests are an attack on the public good reports PADRAIG MANNION

Working Class: No one called that round here – CONOR MCCABE on why the Republic’s working class is right to be apathetic towards the demise of an uncaring State

History Marches On – the political theory of Eric Hobsbawm outlined by ULTÁN GILLEN

Meath raises the Red Flag – Seamus McDonagh of the Workers’ Party gives progressive voters a voice in the Meath East By-election

The Lions of Lisbon – ULTÁN GILLEN reports from the 19th Congress of the Portuguese Communist Party

The Abortion Rights Campaign – the struggle for reproductive rights.

CAHWT – KEVIN SQUIRES reports on the continuing battler against the household tax

ALSO: Mandate’s Fair Shops campaign, G8 Not Welcome, More TDs back the LookLeft stop former Ministers’ pensions campaign, the launch of Derry Antifa, Commemorating International Brigadista Frank Conroy

VIEWS:

The LookLeft Debate: Unions and the Household Tax – The Workers’ Party’s James Coughlan and Socialist Party’s Mick O’Brien discuss

Austerity (Class War) is working – Eoghan O’Neill

Sideshows and circuses – the flags dispute – Brian McDermott

Women are paying for the recession – Stephanie Lord

Suicide Prevention – Donal O’Driscoll

The military adventures contiune – Padraig Mannion

Obits: Tony O’Reilly, Mike Dollard, Sean Redmond and James Stewart

LETTERS:

Colm MacGeehin on the Children’s Referendum, the Stop the War Coalition, Post Office privatiSation

REVIEWS:

Irish Left Review, An introduction to the three volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital, Rising Expectations (and Rising Hell)

CULTURE:

Inflammable Material – Sam McGrath on the career of Stiff Little Fingers

The Derry Sound – Kryton Son meets Barry Healy

Bow down before Luther Blissett – the unusual tale of the former Derry City player told by Kevin Brannigan

The Jemmy Hope Column on Islamists, the Magdalene Laundries Ultra-Catholics and Vincent Browne

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