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Could you explain the beginning of the Rojava revolution and the historical background of the region? The region of Rojava (West Kurdistan) had been deliberately impoverished in every aspect. The Syrian regime tried to leave it without a unique identity. Kurdish people in Syria are in reality a people who

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Des O'Hagan
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Founding member of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association and the Workers’ Party, Des O’Hagan, tells Justin O’Hagan about the Soviet Union, not getting into the USA and the importance of giving younger activists the lead.

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Margaretta D'Arcy
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Dara McHugh talks to veteran political activist Margaretta D’Arcy

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Pat Fenlon shouting
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Kevin Brannigan examines the role players from the Republic had in the modern history of one of Loyalism’s footballing bastions.

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owen jones
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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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Joe Carolan speaking at a union rally
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Kevin Squires talks to Joe Carolan about organising fast food workers in New Zealand.  

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Fred Magdoff
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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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Patrick Nulty
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It’s easier to just keep your head down is the creed adhered to by most TDs in Leinster House. On budget day in early December, one newly elected TD bucked the trend and put his above the parapet, Kevin Brannigan met with Patrick Nulty to find out why.

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billy hutchinson speaking
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The UVF was involved in some of the most serious street disturbances Belfast has witnessed in a generation last summer, but according to Billy Hutchinson the leader of the paramilitary group’s political wing – the Progressive Unionist Party – its commitment to peace remains. Kevin Brannigan reports.

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Dawn Purvis
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Kevin Brannigan meets former Progressive Unionist Party leader Dawn Purvis to find out what made her finally break with the UVF-connected party and why she believes it is important the Loyalist working class has its own voice.

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