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Tom Morrison argues that Independence will result in division not progress During the Scottish independence referendum campaign, Scottish Communists argued that what was on offer from the Scottish National Party (SNP) was a “fake independence”. SNP’s White Paper on independence, which was presented as a blueprint for the governing of

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The Scottish Left must show its own way to independence and not repeat the mistakes of Ireland, writes David Jamieson The outcome of the Scottish independence referendum tells the story of a British state rapidly haemorrhaging legitimacy and of a Scottish political landscape in rapid flux. Support for independence, assumed

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EditorialOpinion

“As a people, we are excluded from any share in framing the laws by which we are governed. The higher ranks usurped the exclusive exercise of that privilege, as well as many other rights, by force, fraud and fiction.” MLA Jim Allister is not someone Jemmy would commend very often.

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“Full Steam Ahead, John Redmond said That everything was well chum; Home Rule will come when we are dead And buried out in Belgium” James Connolly The First World War was neither great nor glorious. It was a clash of Empires who all shared the aim of subjugating working people

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ForumOpinion

Brian McDermott looks into symbols of politics and the politics of symbols in Northern Ireland. Richard Haas and Meghan O’Sullivan concluded their discussions on Flags, Parades and the Past with the presentation of their report at year’s end 2013. They had spent over six months in meetings, discussions, plenary sessions and one-to-one briefing sessions, but

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Rev. Chris Hudson looks at the state of progressive politics within the unionist working class. I remember some time ago a prominent Irish Communist stated to me that the one big mistake the Soviet Union made was ignoring the national or ethnic question. Yet those on the Irish Left persist with making that mistake

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Jennifer Silva discusses the mental health effects of economic changes on young people.

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Gavin Mendel-Gleason examines why Ireland has moved away from neutrality.

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Cllr Ted Tynan analyses the Government’s drive to sell off public assets.

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Conor McCabe
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Conor McCabe discusses corporation tax and class war.

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