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This section of Look Left offers an opportunity for discussion among principled leftwing activists to discuss the lessons of working class and progressive campaigns with the aim of the developing evermore successful strategies. Opinions expressed are those of the authors.

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Distinguished Marxist scholar Erik Olin Wright spoke to the LookLeft Forum on 2nd March on the topic of ‘Realising a Left Alternative’. Erik spoke on three different ideas of how social change will be achieved: the ruptural (revelutionary), interstitial (cooperative) and symbiotic (social democratic) approaches. He outlined his own approach

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The Republic’s Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, recently announced the establishment of a Review Group on State Assets and Liabilities fronted by economist Colm McCarthy. It is claimed the Group will advise on “the proper stewardship of state assets and on opportunities for the better use of those assets.” However,

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Tom Crilly, a Workers’ Party activist in the Ringsend area of Dublin, calls for greater unity to build the left alternative inside and outside the Dáil   Everyone on the left sees the need for unity, or at least the benefits of left co-operation, a strategy that broadens campaigns on the political,

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  PUP local government candidate Stewart Finn (Victoria Ward, East Belfast) outlines the democratic social­ist concepts which underpin the policies of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP)

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Aidan Regan examines the challenges facing the trade union movement and argues for a greater focus on increasing union membership

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Teachers Union of Ireland and Dublin Council of Trade Unions member Finbar Geaney gives his response to the proposals for a public service agreement 2010-2014 published following the recent Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and government talks. Tuesday March 30th will be remembered as the bleakest day in the

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Dublin Port Workers Support Group organiser Joe Mooney gives his view of the lessons learnt in the Docks Strike, which over its seven month duration saw communities mobilised behind the workers but had a disappointing conclusion. The scene: A small fishing boat containing strikers and supporters, one standing with placard

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Labour Councillor, Cian O’Callaghan writes on the need for clarity, co-operation and analysis on the left

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