Ever since the development in Palestine on 7 October we have seen the true face of the European Union in its most blatant form. That the EU is an imperialist alliance of states is not a new point, and certainly one which is common throughout the socialist-communist left. Nonetheless, a number of liberals seem to … Read more
On 13 October, the Wexford Cumann of the Connolly Youth Movement organised and attended a solidarity march for Palestine with the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign at Wexford Bridge. The demonstration was to show support for the unified Palestinian resistance against apartheid and the attempted ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the Gaza strip. We had a … Read more
International solidarity with Palestine is extremely vital as Israel ramps up its retaliation against Palestinian resistance. However, those who express this solidarity are being met with backlash from state forces. The PSNI are currently carrying out an enquiry into PBP MLA Gerry Carroll after he posted “Victory to the Palestinian Resistance” on Twitter. In Dublin, … Read more
Recently, leaders of the Palestinian resistance factions – the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) – met in Beirut to discuss ways to confront the increasing Zionist aggression against Palestine. In an interview with Al Mayadeen, Deputy General Secretary of the PFLP said that they “must escalate … Read more
Members of the Communist Party of Venezuala (PCV) were attacked by state agents while engaging in a workers’ rights protest in Caracas last Thursday (21 July). In a statement by the party, they revealed that while marching alongside trade union activists in a Unitary Trade Union Platform-organised demonstration against plans by the National Budget Office … Read more
OAP, Béal Feirste A language revival has a lot of similarities with a revolutionary movement. Just as a revolutionary movement must have its beginnings in particular communities and be built outwards, minoritised languages need to take root in particular communities first and then expand. Why is this? A language that has no community usage is an … Read more
Since the state’s formation, neutrality in international affairs has been a key tenet of foreign policy considerations in the 26 counties. However, it is a tenet that has seen continuous challenges from successive governments, and has been eroded by measures such as the south’s participation in EU Battlegroups, and by its co-operation with the EU’s … Read more
The best way to remember the Fenians – and every other republican – is to make their ambitions a reality. Fight against the apathy that is so prevalent; agitate for a better future. Educate people on what the cause of societies problems are and what can be done about them. Organise in your workplace, in your community, and in your college to make the Republican ideal a reality.
“Much like with the breaking of looms, the breaking of a language becomes a necessity so as to better exploit an imperialised nation, whether that be by complete linguistic extinction or by marginalising a previously dominant language. There are three primary ways in which language presents an obstacle to imperialism.”
When the word imperialism is evoked, it seems strange to equivocate the term with a contemporary form of food production and this is what makes modern imperialism so effective. That is its ability to remain invisible or to go undetected. For the modern superpowers, and in the era of Pax Americana, this is largely how they operate, by using less direct methods in order to advance their nation’s particular geopolitical interests and to disguise these actions by using modern political or economic jargon such as “development”, “liberalisation” or “investment”.