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The race to save the trade unions Mandate General Secretary and Irish Congress of Trade Unions Vice President, John Douglas, delivers a hard-hitting assessment of the state of the Irish trade union movement, Kevin Brannigan reports. A t a spritely 55 years of age Mandate General Secretary John Douglas has

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Kevin Doyle Children love stories – reading stories, having stories told to them or just looking through picture books. But one thing that is very noticeable is how traditional lots of children’s stories are, celebrating princes and queens and all that sort of stuff. They also play a significant part

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Sport

The last decade has seen supporters in both the League of Ireland and Irish League form groups with the aim of bringing a more continental atmosphere to Irish football grounds. Donal Fallon and Kevin Brannigan report. Ultras, as many of these groups term themselves, are football fans renowned for colourful

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Opinion

For over a decade the IFSC stood at the core of the international “shadow banking system”. Many of the international banks who did most to fuel the international financial bubble had subsidiary banks in the IFSC and this area of Dublin dockland is also the nominal home of hedge funds

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The latest, 48-page edition of LookLeft is in Easons stores and selected newsagents, island-wide, now. Articles include: * Another Europe is Possible * Interview with Mandate General Secretary John Douglas * Michael Taft on the possibilities for building a progressive future * Conor McCabe on the myth of NAMA’s ghost

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Fred Magdoff
Interviews

Steeped in the tradition of the American radical Left, Fred Magdoff has committed his life to understanding society and how it can be progressively changed. Francis Donohoe reports. Meeting him in a Dublin hotel, the bearded and spectacle wearing Fred Magdoff sitting at his laptop looks every inch the well-travelled

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In response to the new tax an alliance of political and community groups launched the Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes (CAHWT) in September 2011. Kevin Squires reports. The campaign aims at defeating the Household Charge through actively engaging local communities in a mass non-registration and non-payment campaign, thereby making

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The crisis of capitalism since 2008 has sharpened the class struggle across the globe, nowhere more so than in Greece. Ultán Gillen looks at the role of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) in the current struggle. “We feel bold and beautiful”. So said Greek Communist MP Liana Kanelli when Jon

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Comrades and friends, We are gathered here today to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916 and the vision of a democratic, independent and progressive Republic, espoused by the leaders of the Rising and set out in the Proclamation, declaring “the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of

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Opinion

The latest issue of LookLeft is available at Easons stores island-wide and selected independent shops. LookLeft is now 40 pages, proving that growth is possible even in an age of austerity. Highlights include: * Ireland’s poll tax – building a mass non-payment campaign against the household charge * Class Dismissed

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