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I am on the latest installment of the Irish History Show talking about agrarian conflict in the Irish Revolution, check it out here - http://irishhistoryshow.ie/91-land-and-revolution/
The photo is from the Ranch War (c.1906-09) which was in many was a precursor of the movements of 1918, 1920 & 1922, it shows a Royal Irish Constabulary detachment protecting a large-holder - something which I talk about being expected of the (Free State) Special Infantry Corp too.
#OnThisDay 1st of March 1981, hunger strikes began when Bobby Sands started refusing food. A total of ten people died before the strike ended in October.
#IrishHistory #HungerStrikes #Republicanism #OTD
"Ireland: Background to What Is Happening To-Day"
From Official Sinn Féin, an overview of the situation in Ireland and position of the Republican movement.
Direct Action #30, the newsletter of @IrelandIww is out now!
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Allan Armstrong: The Scottish Left, Republican Communist Forum and Internationalism From Below
Allan Armstrong spoke to us about his experience on the Scottish Left, the politics of Republicanism and Internationalism from Below, and linking movements in Scotland, Ireland and across these islands.
For a Republican, All-Islands, Internationalism From Below Coalition
A series of articles from Allan Armstrong of Republican Communist Forum (@firstname.lastname@example.org).
Allan Armstrong has written reviews of three books which address the political situation Socialists face, first of all in Ireland. He has extended this to Scotland, Wales and England, and their position in a world of competing imperialisms. The purpose in doing this is to build the case for a Republican, all-islands, ‘internationalism from below’ coalition to challenge the UK state and its imperial allies.
British and Irish ‘Communist’ Organisation – Trotskyite Thugs, Sham Marxist-Leninists and Agents of British Imperialism
Seas le fíor-dhearcadh réábhlóide na hÉireann! Seas le Marxachas-Lenineachas-Smaoineamh Mao Tsetung!
Differentiate between sham and genuine Marxism-Leninism to unite the revolutionary forces and defeat the enemy
From the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist), 1977.
The Labour Party: Northern Policy Statement
Adopted by their annual conference #OnThisDay 26th February 1972.
"What's Another Tour? No To Racist Rugby"
From 1981, an article in Socialist Republic on a proposed tour of apartheid South Africa for the British & Irish Lions rugby team. The team had toured in 1980 despite widespread opposition (including from the governments of both the UK and Ireland).
Socialist Republic was the magazine of Peoples Democracy, who were then the Irish affiliate of the Fourth International.
#Rugby #Ireland #Politics #IrishLeftArchive #SocialistRepublic #PeoplesDemocracy
Policy documents from the Democratic Socialist Party (DSP), early 1980s.
The DSP was formed in 1982 by a merger of the Socialist Party of Ireland (SPI), Jim Kemmy's Limerick Socialist Organisation and individuals including members of the British & Irish Communist Organisation (BICO).
The DSP was the Left of Labour, and strongly anti-Nationalist. (The constituent groups had previously co-operated in Socialists Against Nationalism).
The party ultimately merged with Labour in 1990.
You can see them in our Timeline of the Irish Left here: https://www.leftarchive.ie/page/timeline-of-the-irish-left/#find-DSP
#IrishLeftArchive #IrishPolitics #IrishHistory #DemocraticSocialistParty #BritishAndIrishCommunistParty #LimerickSocialistOrganisation
Aileen O'Carroll: Workers Solidarity Movement
Aileen O'Carroll spoke to us about anarchism, the Workers' Solidarity Movement, campaigning – including water charges, abortion and Repeal, Shell to Sea, Reclaim the Streets and the Dublin Grassroots Network, and approaches to political organising.
📢 Heading out to a protest? 📢Check out our Free to Protest guide!
It provides a range of info about police surveillance capabilities, from IMSI catchers to Cloud Extraction, & provides tips to keep yourself informed before you go. #FreeToProtest
Northern Ireland Perspectives, by Peter Hadden, Militant, 1988.
Statement of Irish Left With Ukraine (ILWU) on the first anniversary of the imperialist military invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation on 24 February 2022
Published #OnThisDay 24th February 1975:
"Officials' Split over Stalinist Power Play"
By Gerry Foley, for Intercontinental Press, magazine of the Fourth International.
#OfficialSinnFéin #IntercontinentalPress #FourthInternational
Statement from Irish Republican Political ex-Prisoners
We, the undersigned men and women, served terms of imprisonment in jails in Ireland, England and Europe during the conflict for Irish republican activity.
From 1978, Women's Action, published by the Belfast Women's Collective.
#IrishPolitics #IrishHistory #Belfast #Feminism #BelfastWomensCollective #IrishLeftArchive
Snapshots of Political Action: Documenting Protest
We recently launched a new joint project with Irish Election Literature to bring together political material distributed at individual protests in Ireland to see the different political strands that come together in campaigns. To introduce the Snapshots of Political Action project, we were joined by Alan Kinsella.
Sligo Star, from November 1976.
Produced by the Connolly Youth Movement and supporters in Sligo.
#IrishPolitics #Sligo #ConnollyYouthMovement #IrishLeftArchive