Ever since left-wing, anti-capitalist, and progressive thinking came into political prominence, it has been the goal of the ruling classes to suppress it. Despite the efforts of 2 Red Scares and COINTELPRO, movements for social justice and liberation have trudged on and have inspired countless generations of activists. We will be focusing on the struggles … Continue reading The Suppression of Radical Politics
That time is here again! The World Cup. Every 4 years the nations of the world get together to clamour for the cup in a friendly competition. The greatest venue for soccer is always a great watch and I look forward to it constantly but, I do also feel conflicted about it in many ways. … Continue reading World Cup Rant #1
Recently, political shifts in the Korean peninsula have led to a brand new hope for peace and unification in Korea. This began with the participation of the DPRK in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and it culminated in the meeting between Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In on the DMZ in April. More recently, … Continue reading Korea: Progress Towards Peace
2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba or the forced migration of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes by the Israeli occupiers. This was part of the greater 1948 Palestine War, which is also given the name of Nakba. Nakba in Arabic means catastrophe and it was a major catastrophe for the Palestinian … Continue reading The Palestinian Struggle
Following the end of the Civil War, the IRA would be forced into an underground campaign by the Free State. They would remain relevant in the North of Ireland and in border communities but, most of their membership would consist of people from the South. In the antebellum period between the Irish Civil War and … Continue reading The Irish Fight for Freedom – Part 3: Partitions, Provos, and Peace?
In recent months, the interests of the United States in the Middle East have been very apparent. We have seen an increase in US-Saudi relations, US-led coalition strikes in Syria, reinforcing of the US ties with Israel, and the civil war in Syria rages on. Much of this is very complex and requires a nuance … Continue reading Oppression, Intervention, Sanctions – US Policy in the Middle East
"The dispossessed Irish people dragging itself painfully along through roads, mountains and morasses, footsore and bleeding, at the behest of a merciless conqueror, and the same people in the near future marching confidently and serenely, aided by all the political and social machinery they can wrest from the hands of their masters, to the re-conquest … Continue reading The Irish Fight for Freedom – Part 2: Easter 1916 to the Free State