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Tom Crilly remembers Workers’ Party Ringsend stalwart Angie Murphy (née Whelan) Life determined there was one major issue for Angie Murphy, ‘health’. Back in the 1980s the-then Health Minister, Barry Desmond T.D., included the closure of Dublin’s inner city hospitals in his plan for ‘a rationalization of the health services’.

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Hope is growing that the Miami Five Cuban patriots will soon be released, writes Sarah Duffy. Five Cubans — Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González — are serving lengthy sentences in different U.S. prisons after being arrested in 1998 and sentenced in 2001 for attempting

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Right across the world, working-class families, the unemployed, the sick and the elderly are being made to pay the cost of the current crisis of capitalism. Jobs are being lost, wages are being cut, working conditions are being attacked, and social security spending is being savagely cut by governments who

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An estimated 15,000 citizens crowded onto the streets of Belfast on Saturday 23rd October despite pouring rain to protest against the ConDem cuts, and the DUP’s willing hatchetman Sammy Wilson. The march and rally, organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions under the slogan “There is a Better, Fairer

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The Summer 2010 edition of LookLeft can be read in full at the link below. LookLeft Summer 2010

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The EU’s former Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid has applauded King Leopold II, the Congo’s late 19th century colonial master whose regime was responsible for between five and 20 million deaths, as a “visionary hero”, writes Francis Donohoe. Louis Michel, a Belgian former EU commissioner and current prominent Liberal MEP, stated

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Shell to Sea: A Mayo Community Continues to Confront Shell’s Demands, writes Shell to Sea activist Stewart Reddin. The environmental catastrophe and the tragic deaths of 11 oil rig workers caused by the explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico has illuminated the blatant disregard oil

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Workers’ Party Cork Councillor Ted Tynan discusses how new statistics released by Cork City Council highlight the stark disparities in access to health, education and other important services between the Northside and Southside of the city. Published in June, the City Council report – a Strategic Plan for the Library

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The last US combat brigade has left Iraq, but 50,000 US troops and thousands more foreign mercenaries remain in the country to preserve US strategic and economic interests, reports Ultán Gillen. In the early hours of Thursday 19th August, the last US combat brigade crossed the border from Iraq into

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The establishment of the Tomás MacGiolla Centre for Citizenship and Reconciliation will help the direct confrontation of the related problems of sectarianism and racism, writes Seán Garland.  Sectarianism and its near relations racism and xenophobic nationalism, are menaces princi­pally because they poison relations between members of different traditions; stultify the

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