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
"The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland, the cause of Ireland is the cause of labour". - James Connolly Irish history is one of famine, repression, and partition. The struggle of the Irish people against imperialism has been one of inspiration for many revolutionaries across the world. In Ireland, many of the guerrilla … Continue reading The Irish Fight for Freedom – Part 1: The Clans to The Famine
Since the First World War, the United States has had a general foreign policy of interventionism in world affairs. This interventionism strengthened after the Second World War with the dawn of the Cold War against the USSR. Many justifications have been used for US intervention: spreading democracy, protection of allies, and the protection of US … Continue reading The Negative Effects of US Foreign Policy
Revolution has been around since the beginning of time. The first major one that reverberated across the world was the French Revolution. The French Revolution began the era of bourgeois democracy and capitalism and the beginning of the end of absolute monarchy. The French Revolution was also one built up by the people of France. … Continue reading France, Haiti, and the Communards
It has been a century since the October Socialist Revolution and the first establishment of a country built by and for the working people. The victory of the Russian people lit a flame that continues to burn in the hearts of revolutionaries all over the world. This spark has ignited a prairie fire and this … Continue reading In Defence of Mao Zedong