“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost in ‘The Road Not Taken’ The Limerick Soviet captivates people for many reasons. The image of tanks on the streets of Limerick. The idea of a democratically-controlled police
At first glance, anti-imperialism seems to be the kind of ideology everyone would get behind. Most people instinctively don’t like the sound of imperialism— the word carries connotations of the dreadful acts perpetrated by Romans in Constantinople, Crusaders in Jerusalem, or pith helmet-wearing Britons in India. In Ireland the character
As one of Podemos’ top leaders jumps ship, Enrique López traces the latest twists in Spain’s new left movements Once cheered as the great hope for many leftists, the political situation in Spain has deteriorated in recent months as the far right obtained regional parliamentary representation while the impetus of the left has apparently been lost.
I have only come across the fledgling conservative magazine The Burkean a handful of times. Thus far I have been less than impressed with the content, which first struck me as an attempt to create an Irish equivalent of American publications like the National Review. The rehashing of old reactionary
Tens of thousands marched through Dublin today in support of striking nurses and midwives as part of a national rally organised by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). The national rally began at 12:30 at the Garden of Remembrance, with the tail of the large crowd arriving at Merrion
Working in public schools but not treated as public servants, school secretaries are now organising and making their demands for equal pay and conditions heard, writes Róisín Ní Dhalaigh.
Varghese Joy reports on the massive protest for women’s equality in the Indian state of Kerala On New Year’s day, five million women in Kerala marked an epoch in the history of their endless struggles against the patriarchal, feudal society in which the caste system is deeply ingrained. Women from
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