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Published #OnThisDay 26th April 1994:
The Downing Street Declaration: New Unionism and the Communities of Resistance
From the Republican Worker Tendency.
Taken from Women's View, No. 9, published by The Workers' Party. You can read the article on our website: https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/view/2575/?page=2
New document: Oráid an Uachtaráin Presidential Address, Tomás Mac Giolla TD, Árd Fheis Annual Conference, 1986, The Workers Party
#IrishLeftArchive #TheWorkersParty #TomásMacGiolla #IrishPolitics #IrishHistory
From the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association in 1975: Bill of Rights (Northern Ireland) Act 1975, presented to the people of N. Ireland by N.I.C.R.A.
#IrishLeftArchive #BillOfRights #NICRA #CivilRights #IrishPolitics #IrishHistory
The article in which this cartoon appears can be read in United Irishman, Vol. 33, No. 7 on our website: https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/view/1736/?page=14
A cartoon from United Irishman in 1975 on American adoptions of Vietnamese children.
United Irishman was the newspaper of Official Sinn Féin.
#IrishLeftArchive #UnitedIrishman #OfficialSinnFéin #Vietnam
Published #OnThisDay 13th April 1973, a "Special Election Bulletin" from the Democratic Student Front.
The group was formed by the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) in Trinity College Dublin to contest the student representative council elections.
#IrishLeftArchive #OTD #DemocraticStudentFront #CPIML #Maoism
Updates to our bibliography of Irish Left periodicals: https://cedarlounge.wordpress.com/2023/04/10/updated-bibliography-of-irish-left-periodicals/
#IrishLeftArchive #Mastodaoine #IrishLeft #IrishPolitics #Histodon
The Socialist, No. 137, 26 November 1999. Newspaper of the Socialist Party (England & Wales).
From 1971, the first issue of Official Sinn Féin's theoretical journal, Teoric.
The article comes from The United Irishman, Vol. 23, No. 7, which can be viewed in full on our website: https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/1608/
From 1969, an article on opposition to the appointment of Charles as Prince of Wales, and the ongoing trial of nine members of the Free Wales Army.
From United Irishman, newspaper of Sinn Féin.
#IrishLeftArchive #FreeWalesArmy #Cymru #Wales #PrinceOfWales
New document: People's Voice, No. 6.
Magazine of Saor Éire, 1969.
Note, this is the Cork-based organisation, not to be confused with the Saor Éire Action Group.
#IrishLeftArchive #IrishHistory #IrishPolitics #SaorÉire #PeoplesVoice
Published #OnThisDay 1st April 1972:
"Military Dictatorship in Northern Ireland"
Freedom, anarchist weekly from Freedom Press.
#OnThisDay 31st March 1976, the Sallins Train robbery occurred.
Three members of the IRSP were charged with the robbery and convicted despite evidence of torture after arrest. A significant campaign for the release of Nicky Kelly was organised. Kelly was ultimately released, and later received a presidential pardon and compensation.
Here are documents from the campaign in our collection: https://www.leftarchive.ie/subject/2674/
#OTD #IrishLeftArchive #IrishPolitics #IrishHistory #SallinsTrainRobbery #IRSP #NickyKelly
The other Saor Éire was a Maoist-influenced group in Cork, and a successor to the Irish Revolutionary Forces. It published a magazine called People's Voice, which can be read in the archive: https://www.leftarchive.ie/publication/131/
Associated with Jim Lane, members went on to join the Irish Communist Organisation (ICO), though later left to form the Cork Communist Organisation after the ICO moved to the "two nations" theory.
#IrishLeftArchive #SaorÉire #IrishRevolutionaryForces #IrishCommunistOrganisation #CorkCommunistOrganisation
Two unconnected later groups, active in the late 1960s and early 70s, also had the name Saor Éire.
One was a Republican "urban guerilla" group formed by former IRA members and Trotskyists, also known as the Saor Éire Action Group. It was involved in a number of bank robberies to fund arms purchases in the late 60s. By 1975 it had dissolved.
Their manifesto, reportedly printed by Peter Graham using the presses of Red Mole in London (the publication of the International Marxist Group), is available in the archive here: https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/1712/
#SaorÉire #RedMole #InternationalMarxistGroup #IMG #IrishLeftArchive
The Draft Constitution and Rules of Saor Éire: https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6252/
Saor Éire was a short-lived left Republican and communist organisation founded by members of the IRA in 1931. Notable among its founders were Peadar O’Donnell, Frank Ryan and George Gilmore.
It brought together members of the Revolutionary Workers’ Groups (RWG), which was chiefly Dublin-based, and the Irish Working Farmers’ Congress (IWFC), which had been established by O’Donnell in 1930 and was associated with Krestintern, the Peasants International.
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Published #OnThisDay 29th March 1974:
"Shops Stewards Committee: 'Why We Left It': B&ICO Shop Stewards"
"Revivalism or Reform for the Gaeltacht?"
Comment, fortnightly paper of the British and Irish Communist Organisation (BICO).
#OTD #IrishLeftArchive #BICO #Comment #BritishAndIrishCommunistOrganisation #Gaeltacht
#OnThisDay 29th March 1975, The Non-Stop Connolly Show, a 24-hour play dramatising the life of James Connolly by Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden, was first performed on Saturday 29th March 1975. The play was in part supported by Official Sinn Féin.
#OTD #IrishLeftArchive #OfficialSinnFéin #MargarettaDArcy #JohnArden