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In the latest Irish Left Archive Podcast episode: politically influential books, films, music, events and media from several of our guests throughout the year.

https://podcast.leftarchive.ie/@ILAPodcast/episodes/politics-and-cultural-influence

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🎙 New podcast episode, featuring politically influential books, films, music, events and media from several of our guests throughout the year.

Happy new year! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Irish Left Archive during 2023 by donating documents, offering feedback and appearing on (and listening to!) the podcast!

https://podcast.leftarchive.ie/@ILAPodcast/episodes/politics-and-cultural-influence

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Published 31st December 1987:

"Peace With Justice Is Still The Aim"

An Phoblacht Republican News, newspaper of Sinn Féin.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/4221/

An Phoblacht Republican News, Iml. 9, Uimh. 50 (1987) — Sinn Féin

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, 18th December 1981, The Dublin Unemployed Action Group (DUAG) held their second “Rock ‘N’ Dole” gig.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/12/18/#event-5755

On This Day, 18th December

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A scanned leaflet headlined: At Last! It's Rock 'N' Dole Part 2
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New document:

Red Action, No. 75, Autumn 1997.

The eponymous paper of Red Action, formed in 1982 by expelled members of the SWP, looks at their 15 years of activity. Red Action were principally England-based, but with an active Irish branch in Dublin in the 1990s.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6793/

Red Action, No. 75 (1997) — Red Action [Britain]

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13th December 1970, The Socialist Party of Ireland (SPI) was formed.

Unconnected with the contemporary Socialist Party, the SPI was formed by former members of Official Sinn Féin and others. It later merged with the Limerick Socialist Organisation to form the Democratic Socialist Party (DSP).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/12/13/#event-5655

On This Day, 13th December

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Scanned text, reading: Comrades,

As this is the first National Congress of our party, it is the duty of the inaugural Central Committee to put on record the circumstances which gave rise to the founding of the party, and to report on its development and activity since that time.

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The Socialist Party of Ireland was formed in Dublin on the 13th of December 1970.

The founding members appointed a Central Committee, which drew up a manifesto and a constitution. The manifesto announcing the formation of the party was published on the 19th January 1971.
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8th of December 1974, The Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) was formed at a meeting in Dublin by former members of Official Sinn Féin.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/12/08/#event-5521

On This Day, 8th December

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The first issue of The Starry Plough announces the formation of the Irish Republican Socialist Party. April, 1975
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New document:

"Dublin Bus Strike: Decent Basic Pay for Bus Drivers Is The Solution"

A press release from Joe Higgins T.D. of the Socialist Party, from 24th March 2000.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6769/

Dublin Bus Strike: Decent Basic Pay for Bus Drivers Is The Solution (2000) — Socialist Party

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"Labhair Í agus Mairfidh Sí".

"Speak it and it will live". A poster from Éirígí promoting the Irish language.

A poster reading Labhair Í agus Mairfidh Sí. The image is a screenprint-style picture of a woman with long dark hair, surrounded by a Celtic knot pattern.
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3rd December 1988, The Irish Anti-Extradition Committee held a march and rally in opposition to the extradition of prisoners to Britain and coinciding with a government review of the Extradition Act.

Leaflets from the demonstration are available as part of the Snapshots of Political Action project: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6150/

Political Material from: Anti-Extradition March & Rally, 3rd December 1988

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Published 1st December 1976:

"Organise to defeat British imperialist aggression and plunder Organise to defeat the Irish monopoly capitalists north and south"

Red Patriot, Newsweekly of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/85/

Red Patriot, Vol. 5, No. 42-43 (1976) — Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)

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