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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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Die Gedanken der herrschenden Klasse sind in jeder Epoche die herrschenden Gedanken (The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas) One of the truly remarkable feats of public opinion management is to be seen in the widespread belief that the foundational violence of the USSR

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Dr Conor McCabe speaks at the launch of 'Money' in Connolly Books in November. Credit: Donal Higgins.
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Money is a weapon and the Left needs to understand it to fight back. Michael Taft reviews one of this year’s presents of choice for the activist in your life: Money by Conor McCabe.

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The following article is taken from the third edition of ThinkLeft, the Workers’ Party’s theoretical magazine, which focused on the October Socialist Revolution, to coincide with its 100th anniversary late last year. Get your copy of ThinkLeft 3 here. Two years after the Bolsheviks took power in Russia, Petrograd, home

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Solidarity Volume 1 is an upcoming album being released by SESH FM in early August to raise much-needed funds for organisations supporting the rights of Palestinians. The project came to be as the artists featured on the album found themselves to be dissatisfied with the response of the Irish government

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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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To commemorate the 193rd anniversary of the death of English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley on 8th July 1822, Kevin Squires reviews a recent graphic novel that weaves the story of Shelley’s radical poem The Masque of Anarchy with the life of Pauline Newman, a socialist organiser who was active

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A series of gigs are helping to promote the musical tradition and identity of Irish Travellers

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