Archive for the 'Irish Working Class' Category
I’m doing up a piece on Gombeenism for Rabble at the moment and am re-reading this article as part of it.
In it, Higgins and Gibbon explain quite clearly the class nature of farm size and cattle production in Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth century. I use a graph of this system in talks I […]
Wednesday, 3 October at 7.00pm
The National Library of Ireland
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
‘Dublin in a revolutionary decade: 1913 – 1923’
Pádraig Yeates, author of ‘A City in Turmoil: Dublin 1919-21‘ will uncover unknown and neglected aspects of the Irish Revolution.
This lecture is the first of a new monthly lecture series entitled ‘BiblioFiles’. The lectures will provide a […]
This audio clip here is from Howard Zinn, talking about the class nature of government legislation - in terms of economics, society, culture and education even the most cursory of glances at the history of Irish legislation reveals the embedded nature of class within the state.
Article from the Irish Times on the Maoist influence in Dublin secondary schools in 1970. The Maoist group in question was The Internationalists, soon relaunched as the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist).
Full article below the fold.
Edited version of a presentation I gave to Workers Solidarity Movement on Tuesday. I removed a clip from season five of The Wire, along with a short video which compared the use of statistics on economic sectors and occupations in order to observe class, to the act of drawing a circle with straight lines.
Open publication - Free publishing - More ireland
Thanks to Mick Healy for the document and the photographs.
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Vita Cortex workers’ blog here.
We would like to send Christmas greetings to all, especially those who have supported our cause over the last two weeks. It has been a great source of strength to us to know that people from all over Ireland and further afield are so supportive of our action.We remain committed to […]
I was going through the back issues of Irish Workers Voice a couple of weeks back when I came across an article in 1936 by Sean Murray entitled “Hunger for the Farmers”.
It places the Irish rural working class at the heart of the analysis and highlights the fact that the suspension of land annuities […]
While the media parrots the mantra that “we are where we are”, episode six helps explain how we got here and what we can do about it. Author and historian Conor McCabe provides a crash-course in the causes of the crash, while Jedward offer their hair-raising take on Irish history (via Cutbacks.ie). A packed show […]