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After over 40 years of intermittent violence which claimed many lives the Basque guerrilla group ETA renounced armed struggle in favour of political activity earlier this year.

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Opinion

Only €2/£1.50 – includes; Reports on student protests, Occupy Dame Street, turf wars in Kildare, AFA action against Nick Griffin, defending health services, the community fight against drugs, Occupy Wall Street, the sex industry, doctors in El Salvador, Ship to Gaza, turmoil in Egypt, the Greek Communist Party , Belfast’s

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Opinion

LookLeft – in Easons countrywide and good independent book and newsagents In this issue of LookLeft – Can trade unions lead a fight back? Paul Dillon examines the strategic choices which face the trade union movement North and South —- Health LookLeft looks at how class defines health outcomes—— NAMA:

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Opinion

The ‘peace process’ starkly changed Northern Ireland’s media portrayal but Stephen Baker and Greg McLaughlin ask did these developments assist a depoliticisation that may leave people vulnerable to the renewed conservative onslaught. Symbols in Northern Ireland have always been politically loaded. In December 2007, Northern Ireland’s newly elected First and

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News

John Lowry Sectarianism should be made a criminal offence in Northern Ireland and a summit involving all sectors of society held to draw up an action plan to combat the problem. The Workers’ Party has written to the Office of First and Deputy First Minister to demand an early ‘Summit

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HistoryTradition

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

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Opinion

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

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Sean Garland
Interviews

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.

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CultureNews FeaturesReviews

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

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NewsOpinion

The southern state’s natural resources were systematically handed over to foreign multi-national corporations by a Fianna Fáil regime mired in corruption but the political class has no appetite to right this wrong writes Stewart Reddin. The so called ‘’democratic revolution’’ as Enda Kenny described the outcome of the recent southern

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