The Killing of George Nkencho

The recent shooting of George Nkencho has re-started the debate regarding Black Lives Matter, racism, the role of the Gardaí and all lives/white lives matter. The Connolly Youth Movement has had a few members attend the recent solidarity vigils and many of us have engaged in extensive debate with members of the public. This commentary has been formulated from those discussions.

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My Experience in Greece: A Case Study Against European Imperialism

I began to witness the true extent of human suffering caused by the EUs crushing austerity. Men and women with crippled limbs prostrated out with open palms begging for money. Desperate men selling pens and stationery on the train in a bid to make ends meet in a country without work. Pampered British expats corralled in Syntagma square while people counted coins to buy loaves of bread a couple of streets away.

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Comments on a Failed State

As the US continues to drift towards greater political division, the latest presidential election is a perfect example of what pathological denial can produce when it is utilized by those trying to avoid awkward political issues. Now that Joe Biden has been proclaimed as the winner of the heavily contested US presidential race and with what appears to be the formation of a coup attempt by Trump, the question on everyone’s lips is now what?

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How the Irish Judiciary Became Political Appointees

The recent controversy around the failure of Séamus Woulfe, a Fine Gael political appointee to the Supreme Court, to resign after his implication in Golfgate has raised serious questions about how judges are appointed in Ireland, and how it came to be that party political appointments to the judiciary are the norm. What are the roots of the class bias in the Irish legal system, and how can we create a form of justice that serves the people instead of the elite?

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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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