The Life and Ideas of Ho Chi Minh – Part 2: The Ideas of Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh was more than just a great revolutionary and politician. He was a poet, writer, and thinker. From his early days in the French Socialist Party, he began to try and apply Marxism and Leninism to the conditions of Vietnam and Asia as a whole. Much of his ideas are similar to those …

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The Life and Ideas of Ho Chi Minh – Part 1: The Life of Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh was one of the most influential Marxists of the 20th Century. He led the Vietnamese people through the anti-Japanese struggle, the struggle against French colonialism, and the fight against American imperialism. His example as a brave, humble, and caring leader of his people has resonated throughout the world. From the street activists …

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The Irish Fight for Freedom – Part 3: Partitions, Provos, and Peace?

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 …

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Oppression, Intervention, Sanctions – US Policy in the Middle East

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 …

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The Irish Fight for Freedom – Part 2: Easter 1916 to the Free State

"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 …

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The Irish Fight for Freedom – Part 1: The Clans to The Famine

"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 …

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The Negative Effects of US Foreign Policy

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 …

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