Created on Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:17 Written by the editor of the Red Plough
This article which was originally published by the Red Plough earlier this year is a review of our website. We are very pleased to republish it here.
A marxist web site has just passes over 200.000 hits on the internet. The web site has only been in existence for two and a half years. Another marxist site in existence since 2001 has had only 86,000 approx hits. The site is called Fightback and is the online journal of the International Marxist Tendency in Ireland.(http://ireland.marxist.com/)
As a site it is navigated with different sections on youth, trade unions history international ,marxism the IMT itself and Ireland.The Ireland section is divided into two parts-politics and the North. (I declare an interest having a number of articles printed in the North and History sections-GR)
The articles(by other writers )are well written and examine the impact of capitalism on Ireland. For example “Irish emigration masks the unemployment crisis” deals with the curse of irish people for generations -emigration. Using statistics from official sources the short article sums up all the reasons why capitalism does not serve the irish people and argues for an international solution to the capitalist crisis-socialism.There is also a series of articles on the politics of bigotry which exposes the sectarianism at the heart of Imperialism in ireland.
The web site also exposes the role of the Labour party in betraying their election promises and appeals for Labour’s rank and file to pressure that Party to break from the coalition. It opposes the Household Water and Septic Tank taxes. In clear unemotional language it puts forward the case for socialism in Ireland. Its main orientation is towards the trade union movement and youth and it has the aim of developing a strong marxist tendency within the labour movement across the island of ireland.
Its aim is to give the working class the tools to fight back against capitalism-tools that are both theoretical and practical. For a sober analysis of capitalism in ireland this site is well worth a visit.
Below is what Fightback stand for
“We base ourselves on the ideas of Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, VI Lenin, James Connolly and Leon Trotsky; the basic principles of the Marxist movement.- We'd urge you to join with us in the fight for Socialism.”