Kevin Squires
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Kevin Squires

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Politicians’ mealy-mouthed condemnations and crocodile tears are the order of the day. Instead, people should answer the call from Gaza for solidarity protests, writes Kevin Squires.

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Reviews

To commemorate the 193rd anniversary of the death of English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley on 8th July 1822, Kevin Squires reviews a recent graphic novel that weaves the story of Shelley’s radical poem The Masque of Anarchy with the life of Pauline Newman, a socialist organiser who was active

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PodcastPromoted

Recording of a post film talk about the life and times of revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara and the history of Burkina Faso (the film is embedded at the end of this post). The talk, which was given by Lassane Ouedraogo, a Burkinabe refugee who has been in Ireland since 2007,

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Podcast

ListenLeft Podcast #1 – Crisis: Greece, Ireland and the EU. Recording of an open discussion on the EU crisis featuring economic historian Conor McCabe and journalist and Greek solidarity activist Ronan Burtenshaw. The discussion was hosted by LookLeft Trade Union Forum on Wednesday 5th August 2015.

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Work must pay picket
News

Over the past year a growing grassroots campaign for jobs justice has been winning small but significant victories in a guerrilla war against the JobBridge cheap labour scheme. Established last year, the Work Must Pay campaign has been taking on exploit- ative employers who have been using the Jobbridge scheme

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owen jones
Interviews

LookLeft’s Kevin Squires talks to Owen Jones, columnist and author of Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class In his mid-20s Shelfield native Owen Jones is already a best-­selling political author, columnist for The Independent and regular talking head on British TV. Remarkably, he is all of these things whilst

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Election count centre
News Features

The 2014 local elections in the Republic should offer an opportunity for the left to make major gains but are they capable of taking advantage, Dara McHugh and Kevin Squires report.

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Joe Carolan speaking at a union rally
Interviews

Kevin Squires talks to Joe Carolan about organising fast food workers in New Zealand.  

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News

Work on the controversial Shell gas pipeline in the Erris area of North West Mayo was disrupted during a week of protests in late June.

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Culture

Kevin Squires discusses The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power) and talks to the book’s author Harry Browne.

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