By Larry Pinkney “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.”—Frantz Fanon Serious political activism, like history itself, is both ongoing and dialectical in breadth, depth, and scope. It cannot be worn and then conveniently removed like a pair of gloves. Whether it is acknowledged or not, every generation … Continue reading
Short documentary looking at the background to the case of Mumia Abu Jamal.
By Ciarán MacAirt There are shining lights for campaigning families that stand as testimony to the courage, industry and will of ordinary people even when pitched against the State and its forces. The Bloody Sunday families and the family of Stephen Lawrence are paradigms. So too are the families of the Hillsborough victims whose 23 year … Continue reading
Glasgow Media Group have put together the following information on their proposals for a wealth tax. THE WEALTH TAX – Pay off the debt What is it? The Wealth Tax is a proposal to levy a one-off tax of 20% on the wealthiest 10% of the population in the UK. Why? This would pay off the … Continue reading
Having an open, if not uncritical, mind on the Occupy protests I found this article from a Dublin based activist very interesting. It is followed by a fascinating documentary by Mick Duffield and Andy Palmer covering the ‘Stop the City’ protests in 1984. Which seem to me to be a precursor to the Occupy movement. … Continue reading
Great clip of John Pilger speaking earlier this month. Reminds us what journalism should be about.
After the Government released the first Section 74 statistics it became clear that catholics were overwhelmingly more likely to be victims than protestants. The state then decided that future Section 74 statistics should be kept secret. For years ourselves and many others have demanded the release of this data so it could be analysed and … Continue reading
Speaking to Venezuelan health minister Eugenia Sader this Sunday, president Hugo Chávez confirmed that creating a “totally free and quality” national health service was a current priority for the revolutionary government. Chavez made the comments during a televised phone call to Sader, who was touring the Candelaria Garcia maternity hospital in Carúpano in celebration of … Continue reading
Euskadi ta Askatasuna, a Basque revolutionary socialist organization of national liberation, wishes, through this communiqué, to salute the creation of the International Verification Commission and express the following: Ten months have passed since ETA declared a permanent and general ceasefire which could be verified by the international community. With that initiative of a unilateral character … Continue reading
By Seafra O’Cearbhall Saturday 8thOctober sees the 14th Annual James Larkin March + Rally take place in Liverpool. This year the theme for event is the 30th anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike. The Main Speaker will be Danny Morrison, and a large turnout of Republicans and Socialists fromacross Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England is … Continue reading