Notes from the 103rd Anniversary of the October Revolution

The CYM held a talk to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the October Revolution two weeks ago, including a report by the National Education Officer and a talk by Roman Kononenko, secretary of the Komsomol and a central committee member of the KPRF. The following is a report by DG who attended the meeting as well as the National Education Officer’s lecture.

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The US Fuels the Extremism it Condemns

The current narrative of the dominant imperial powers seeks to pit “Western values” against Islamic extremism in a cultural struggle of civilisations – the geopolitical factors driving imperialist intervention in the Middle East and the backlash run much deeper and according to the lines of material self-interest. of the capitalist class .

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Peader O’Donnell and the Monaghan Soviet

Across Europe the fires of revolution burned bright. From the battlefields of the Russian Civil War to the streets of Berlin, from Italian factories to the Irish countryside, civil disorder and outright rebellion were the order of the day. The Monaghan Soviet was one of the major acts of resistance in Ireland that would set the tone of aspiration and solidarity for the Irish left into the future.

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Maghaberry Gaol – The Historical Context

This document has been republished with the permission of its author, Nathan Hastings, a former prisoner, in order to develop people’s understanding of the current situation faced by political prisoners in Ireland today, as well as the prevailing conditions in the penal regime throughout the country which the governments both north and south use to reinforce their political control.

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