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In 1978 the first ever flight to Cuba left Dublin with 70 young people heading to the World Festival of Youth and Students. LookLeft spoke to one of the participants, Padraig Mannion, about the experience.

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LookLeft talked to Angela Nagle, author of Kill All Normies: From 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the altright, on the rise of the internet based extreme right movement.

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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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Kevin Squires discusses the growing movement to support Palestine with Riya Hassan.

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Richard O’Hara talks to the new left-wing Independent TD for Galway West, Catherine Connolly, on her priorities and hopes for the new Dáil.

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Belfast comedian Gemma Hutton talks to Dolan about speaking out for equality in a conservative society.

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After a strong result for the left in Portugal’s elections, the Portuguese Communist Party looks set for a decisive role in the future of its country. Áine Mannion spoke with Laura Almodôvar of the Portuguese Young Communists about the party’s work.

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Crammed in between the red brick houses of the Phibsboro area of Dublin’s northside, Dalymount has been praised as embodying the working class values of football by, among others, Scottish writer and avid Bohs fan, Irvine Welsh.

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The story of the Republican Congress’s success in bringing together many of the best socialist and republican activist in Ireland into one organisation for a few months in the 1930s is to be critically revisited in a new documentary this summer. LookLeft discussed ‘The Republican Congress’ with its producer and

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As the United States finally begins to relax its siege, Dr. Hermes Herrera Hernández, Cuban Ambassador to Ireland, talks to LookLeft about the negotiations and the future of Cuba’s economic and social model.

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