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#ICYMI in our March episode of the Irish Left Archive Podcast (@ILAPodcast@podcast.leftarchive.ie) we spoke to two members of the Irish Anarchist Network about organising the newly-formed group, practical activism and direct action, and the contemporary political landscape in Ireland.
#IrishPolitics #Anarchism #IrishAnarchistNetwork #Activism #DirectAction #IrishPodcasts #Podcast
New episode of the Irish Left Archive Podcast @ILAPodcast@podcast.leftarchive.ie!
In this episode we speak to two members of the Irish Anarchist Network about the formation and growth of the network and how they went about organising and structuring it; their orientation towards direct action and the balance between practical activism and theoretical discussion; their own individual backgrounds and attraction to anarchism; and contemporary issues in Irish society and approaches to the far-right.
#IrishAnarchistNetwork #Anarchism #IrishPolitics #IrishPodcasts #Podcast
#OnThisDay 15th March 1970, the Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) was reconstituted, with the merging of the Irish Workers’ Party (IWP) and the Communist Party of Northern Ireland (CPNI).
The party had divided in 1941 amid tensions over the entry of the Soviet Union into the second world war.
#OTD #CommunistPartyOfIreland #CPI #CPNI #IrishWorkersParty #Communism #IrishPolitics
"Workers Solidarity Movement closing statement"
Having decided to dissolve the organisation in 2021, this new article provides detail analysing the successes of the WSM and their reasons for dissolving.
Fight, Starve or Emigrate: A History of the Irish Unemployed Movements in the 1950s
By Evanne Kilmurray, 1989, for the Larkin Unemployed Centre.
#IrishLeftArchive #IrishHistory #IrishPolitics #Unemployment #Emigration
The Ripening of Time, No. 4, 1976: The Capitalist State.
Irish Anarchist Bulletin, 2009.
A joint publication from the Workers' Solidarity Movement and Organise!
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When did the practice of leaving a "sorry I missed you" note at houses when out canvassing for election start?
This article from Labour in 1967 seems to imply it was a novel idea then:
"[A] most thorough canvass was made—down even to leaving a special note to anyone who was not at home when his house was visited."
The text is from the article "Labour Breakthrough in Sligo—First Ever Seat", in their eponymous paper, Labour, available here: https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/view/292/?page=8
#IrishElections #IrishPolitics #Canvassing #IrishLeftArchive
You'll find more on the 8th Amendment campaign and the long history of activism on abortion and reproductive rights in this document collection on the subject, which has been updated to include new material.
It contain documents from campaign groups including Irish Women United, Irish Women's Right To Choose Group, Abortion Rights Campaign, and Together For Yes, as well as parties from across the Irish left -- The Workers' Party, Revolutionary Marxist Group, SWP, Socialist Party, Sinn Féin, and People's Democracy.
#ReproductiveRights #ProChoice #Abortion #Contraception #Feminism #IrishPolitics #IrishLeftArchive
"The votes are counted"
Starry Plough, magazine of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP), on the NI Assembly election which took place #OnThisDay 7th March 2007.
#IrishLeftArchive #IrishRepublicanSocialistParty #IRSP #NIAssembly #IrishElections #IrishPolitics #OTD
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.
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
From 1978, Women's Action, published by the Belfast Women's Collective.
#IrishPolitics #IrishHistory #Belfast #Feminism #BelfastWomensCollective #IrishLeftArchive
Sligo Star, from November 1976.
Produced by the Connolly Youth Movement and supporters in Sligo.
#IrishPolitics #Sligo #ConnollyYouthMovement #IrishLeftArchive
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We're reposting some previous episodes to make use of our new federated host for the podcast. You can follow directly @ILAPodcast@podcast.leftarchive.ie
#OnThisDay 22nd February 1992, Democratic Left was formed after a split in the Workers' Party.
#DemocraticLeft #WorkersParty #IrishPolitics #IrishLeftArchive
A list of pubs to boycott who wouldn't serve women, from 1976.
Taken from Banshee, magazine of Irish Women United.
The practice of refusing to serve women in some bars didn't end completely until the late 1990s.
#IrishHistory #IrishPolitics #Feminism #IrishWomenUnited #Banshee #IrishLeftArchive
Also added to the timeline: https://www.leftarchive.ie/page/timeline-of-the-irish-left/#find-IAN2022
We try to keep the Timeline of the Irish Left up to date, so if you know of an organisation that's missing or spot any errors, please let us know!