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What ‘cherishing all the children of the nation equally’ means 100 years after the first Dáil

What ‘cherishing all the children of the nation equally’ means 100 years after the first Dáil

By Adam Murray. I had the pleasure recently of attending the People’s Dáil conference held on 26 January in Liberty ...
Antifa as a force for radical left unity in Ireland

Antifa as a force for radical left unity in Ireland

By Jonathan Arlow. The Antifa can be understood as the popular term for all those radical left anti-fascists that are ...
National liberation, class and the fetishisation of armed struggle

National liberation, class and the fetishisation of armed struggle

By Alex Homits. It strikes me that Ireland has many movements which commemorate, glorify and fetishise armed struggle without truly ...
Emma De Souza: British government refuses to recognise Irish citizenship

Emma De Souza: British government refuses to recognise Irish citizenship

By Emma de Souza. The Good Friday Agreement was overwhelming supported in referenda both North and South – yet a core principle ...
Youth rise up for climate, demanding revolutionary change

Youth rise up for climate, demanding revolutionary change

By Damien Thomson. Today is the day where hundreds of thousands of young people are expected to strike from school ...
Murder of Brazilian leftist leader Marielle Franco resonates one year on

Murder of Brazilian leftist leader Marielle Franco resonates one year on

By Damien Thomson. “How many more need to die for this war to end?” – Marielle Franco The day I ...
Brexit may force Irish poultry industry to compete with subsidised US factory farms

Brexit may force Irish poultry industry to compete with subsidised US factory farms

By Cillian Doyle. Consider this scenario: the year is 2020, Britain has left the European Union and signed a free ...
Inequality is at the heart of violence against women

Inequality is at the heart of violence against women

By Emma McArdle. Domestic abuse: it’s an issue that is so common and quietly permitted in society that many people ...
Striking for women’s rights

Striking for women’s rights

By Jade Tenwick. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from ...
Fortress Europe’s brutality goes mainstream

Fortress Europe’s brutality goes mainstream

Guest post by Jon S. Rodríguez Forrest. Last year more than 2,200 people died at sea while they were trying ...