Category: Ireland Published Date Written by Alan Woods
We are republishing this book by Alan Woods which was first published in 2003 after the comrades at In Defence of Marxism (www.marxist.com) restored the online version. The book was written a few years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. This and the subsequent ceasefire of the IRA after 30 years raised the question: after so much sacrifice and bloodshed, what had been achieved?
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 February 2012 17:50
Category: Ireland Published Date Written by Gerry Ruddy
We republish here an article by Gerry Ruddy, originally published in The Red Plough (March 2011), which draws some important lessons from the mass movements in North Africa and the Middle East and their relevance to the struggle for a united Ireland.
Last Updated on Saturday, 03 December 2011 09:43
Category: Ireland Published Date Written by Phil Mitchinson
Phil Mitchinson who died tragically in 2006 at the age of 38, played an important role in the work that lead to the launch of this website. Phil, who was born in South Wales the som of a miner, wrote extensively on Ireland. The current article, which was first published 9 years ago today remains fundamentally accurate in its analysis. We are proud to reprint it in commemoration of Phil who would have celebrated his 43rd birthday today. We will finish what he started.The recent broadcast of two unusually frank TV dramas exposing the horrors of Bloody Sunday in 1972, is a timely reminder of the role played by British imperialism in Ireland. If it is possible, the murder of those thirteen innocent people fighting for their rights is made even more tragic by nightly news bulletins thirty years later reporting the mounting toll of sectarian violence which shatters the myth of the so-called peace process.
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 February 2011 22:55
Category: Ireland Published Date Written by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
"The working woman and the peasant woman are oppressed by capital, but over and above that, even in the most democratic of the bourgeois republics, they remain, firstly, deprived of some rights because the law does not give them equality with men; and secondly - and this is the main thing - they remain in "household bondage", they continue to be “household slaves", for they are overburdened with the drudgery of the most squalid, backbreaking and stultifying toil in the kitchen and the family household." V.I.Lenin, March 4, 1921
Last Updated on Friday, 08 March 2013 19:17
Category: Ireland Published Date Written by John Pickard
It is generally accepted that Marxism took its form from three main roots. One of those roots was the development of Marx's analysis of French politics, particularly the bourgeois revolution in France in the 1790s, and the subsequent class struggles during the early 19th century. Another of the roots of Marxism is what is called 'English economics', ie., Marx's analysis of the capitalist system as it developed in England. The other root of Marxism, which was its starting point historically, is said to be 'German philosophy', and it is that aspect of it that I want to deal with here.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 December 2010 21:05