Ireland

The Irish Dynamiters: Eleanor Marx

In the 1880'S the Irish Republican Brotherhood began a bombing campaign of the British mainland killing many civilians. Eleanor wrote this as denunciation of the tactic, but also to highlight the abuses of the British state in its treatment of prisoners. Arguing that it was this brutal treatment that pushed many Fenians to carry out these bloody acts.

The Molly Maguires, 1850-1875 - Louis Adamic

Louis Adamic's history of the Molly Maguires: a secret society of Irish-born mine workers in the US who terrorised the exploitative mine bosses of the time.

Where Casement would have stood today - Jack White

Address delivered by Capt Jack White to the Roger Casement Sinn Fein club in 1936. We do not necessarily agree with all of it but reproduce it for reference.

When the red flag flew over Munster

Workers Solidarity Movement's account of the wave of soviets in the province of Munster.

A short history of Ireland - BBC Radio 7

Short accounts of Irish labour history from 1761 to 1913.

Forgotten revolution: Limerick soviet, 1919 - Liam Cahill

Historian Liam Cahill's look at the 1919 Limerick soviet and the conditions in which it was created.

The Gurriers 1969

Gurriers

This text was produced in 1969 and handed out at University College, Dublin and also at the anti-apartheid demonstration against the Springbok Rugby tour that year. It was produced by Phil Meyler then living in London and owed heavily to Vaneigen’s Revolution of Everyday Life. Phil was invited to visit the University President and his mother had a visit from the Special Branch who wanted to question him, neither of which happened.

Anarchy #06

Issue 6 of Anarchy magazine from 1970 on Ireland.

The Cork harbour strike of 1921

New York Times article where dock workers took control and expropriated money to pay wages.

The WSM & fighting the last war-a reply to James O’Brien

The left is fond of military analogies so I want to open this piece with the observation that poor generals plan for the last war rather than the next one. Those militaries that planned for World War Two by perfecting the trench systems that dominated World War One had their powerful & expensive fortifications quickly overwhelmed in the opening weeks of the war through blitzkrieg. And in turn by 1943 Blizkrieg was defeated though defence in depth at Kursk.