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A grey image of Marx's face with the words "Reading Marx is not about having ideological presuppositions confirmed or familiarising oneself with slogans and the jargon of classical Marxism."
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Finding unexpected inspiration in the translation of a forty-year old book, Sean Sheehan reviews “Marx: Towards the Centre of Possibility” by Kōjin Karatani. On the face of it, a book written more than forty years ago by a Japanese scholar does not grab you by the throat if you’re waiting

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Dr. Sam McConkey, Infectious Disease Specialist at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, recently spoke to LookLeft on the government’s response to COVID-19. LL: What do you make of the rate at which the government has decided to enter less restricted phases of lockdown? How big of a role

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In this week’s edition of Cultural Marxism, Tara Brady writes about the Soviet civil war film “The Forty-First”. It was the first Soviet film to win the special jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival and is not about showing “good people on both sides”. The debut feature from Grigory Chukhray – a decorated veteran of World War II who

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Photo of a spray painted image no Dublin street. There is an image of the Apple company logo and text saying "Paying no tax since 2003"
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The Irish government’s servile approach to the Apple tax ruling is emblematic of how the power of multinational corporations fundamentally undermines democracy, argues Fiach McKenna. “Economic Sense”. It’s a term we hear right before every election. It’s a term used by neo-liberals to criticise even the mildest of social democrats

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Cathie Shiels looks at the experience of those working on the frontlines and living in Direct Provision during Covid-19 and what trade unions can do to help. “Breakfast is served at 8am, but that’s too late for me, as I’m already on my way to work”, says Charity, a 29

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As brands ditch Fairtrade for their own unchecked certification schemes, Tara Brady advises on how to manage the cesspool of green-washed, ethic-washed coffee labels. The Fairtrade initiative began in 1988, when a Dutch non-profit organisation bestowed certification on ethically traded coffee named Max Havelaar. It shares this title with an

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On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while calling out, “I can’t breathe!” The next day, a popular uprising swept the country. It is impossible to give numbers and statistics to fully communicate the extent of this resistance. Protests are taking place coast to

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Dave Gibney examines the recent High Court ruling striking down the construction sector SEO and looks at the implications for workers and their trade unions The Irish Courts have once again ruled against workers who have engaged in a collective bargaining process to improve their conditions of employment. The High

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David Worth looks back to when Labour’s radical words put them in the clerical firing line. After the 1933 election, Labour was left with its lowest number of seats ever. Their spell in government as the junior partners of Fianna Fáil had seen much of their programme implemented. When Fianna

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American anti-war activist Ajamu Baraka has urged the public to stay vigilant against US “attempts to control the narrative” of the Black Lives Matter movement. Speaking at an event organised by the Workers’ Party, the national organiser of the Black Alliance for Peace and the 2016 Green Party candidate for

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