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In the new issue of LookLeft (vol.2 no.16):

News Features

POLITICAL FOOTBALL
Kevin Brannigan examines some of the political dimensions to football, past and present

NO GODS: ONLY OPPRESSION
Angela Nagle reports from a recent conference on secularism and feminism

‘TAKSIM IS OURS, ISTANBUL IS OURS!’
Ronan Burtenshaw on a summer of discontent in Turkey

2013 – PRO-CHOICE VICTORY?
The debate on abortion was to the fore in the Dáil and on the streets once again

GOMBEEN UBER ALLES
Conor McCabe examines the Anglo Tapes

SHAKING UP THE UNIONS
Paul Dillon interviews new ICTU President John Douglas

OPPOSING VISIONS OF THE FUTURE
Justin O’Hagan on the campaign to bring a new politics to Northern Ireland

WATCHING THEM, WATCHING US
Gavin Gleason on the extent of state and corporate collusion in global surveillance programmes

WE OWN IT
Cian McMahon on the international union interest in co-operatives

AN UNEASY PEACE
LookLeft talks to the Deputy Secretary General of the Lebanese Communist Party, Marie Nassif-Debs

News

Left co-operation?

North Belfast unrest

Arrests in Erris

Unite takes on the blacklisters


THE FORUM

Ted Tynan on water as a public right

Stephen Nolan on the cult of the entrepreneur

Derek Keenan on JoBridge

Patrick Nulty on history in our schools

Mary Diskin on abortion legislation

AFTER THE BOYCOTT
Ruth Coppinger and Mark Hoskins debate the property tax campaign


Culture features

NO ONE DARES PUSH US AROUND
Who were the Molly Maguires asks Joe Mooney.

THE SAINT OF CAPITALISM
Kevin Squires talks Bono with Harry Browne.

I’M SPARTACUS
Sam McGrath on the The Farm’s mix of music, football and politics

ONES TO WATCH
Vivian Cullen recommends documentaries that will inform and entertain

DUBLIN FC PLAY LIBYA
Kevin Brannigan recalls one of Irish football’s most controversial away fixtures

REVOLUTION A BEGINNERS GUIDE
James O’Brien reviews the book by James O’Toole

PLUS, Living the Lockout, Remembering Bernie Dwyer and Jemmy Hope on Samantha Power, Willie Frazer, Young Fine Gael…

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