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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.

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LookLeft 21 is in Easons stores and hundreds of selected newsagents across the country now. Still only €2.00, 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

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Bob Purdie, who died this weekend (November 30th 2014), dedicated his life to left-wing politics, and he is being mourned by his many friends on the Irish left. Bob, whose interest in Northern Ireland had been stimulated by discussions with members of Clann na hÉireann in Glasgow in the early

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Vivian Cullen reviews the best progressive documentaries The War on Democracy (John Pilger, 2007) This is a hidden history not of the spread of democracy but rather of empire-building. It catalogues the conquest, direct and indirect results, bloodshed and colonisation of Latin America. A lon-time campaigner against injustice and human rights

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A most remarkable man died on 11th August in the townland of Cromane in Co Kerry. Paddy O’Callaghan spent his life striving to make a society where everyone would be treated with respect and dignity. He was involved in so many areas of life and in an incredible number of

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Noel Harris, who died in August, spent his adult life as a trade union official in Belfast, Dublin and London. He came to politics as a young man through the Northern Ireland Communist Party. Although of non-Catholic background he was active in the early and middle 1960s in bringing the

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The death of Workers’ Party member Arthur ‘Art’ McMillen on 6th September 2014 marked the end of a long life dedicated to democratic, secular and socialist politics. Art was born in Ton Street in the Lower Falls, a street that truly deserved its nickname ‘Red Row’. The McMillens were one

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Marie Aideen Pittion, who died in July after a long illness was a health worker and political activist. She inherited a strong political interest from her father, Joseph Francis Kelly, a 1916 veteran. Pittion’s political awareness grew when, working in Harcourt Street Children’s Hospital, she discovered the dire poverty affecting

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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

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“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

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