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Bringing you a progressive worker’s perspective through interviews, conversations and readings.

    #42 - Vijay Prashad gives James Connolly Memorial Lecture

    #42 - Vijay Prashad gives James Connolly Memorial Lecture

    The James Connolly Memorial Lecture 2021 will be given by world renowned historian, journalist and Marxist scholar Professor Vijay Prashad. He is an executive-director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books. The author of over 30 books, Vijay will be discussing Capitalism / Imperialism, the global crisis and the relevance of national struggles in the fight against Capitalism / imperialism today.

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    Artwork: Moira Murphy

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 58 min
    #41 - Connolly Books & 100 Years Of Communism In Ireland

    #41 - Connolly Books & 100 Years Of Communism In Ireland

    Hosted by Three Castles Burning 

    Historian Donal Fallon sits down with Eugene McCartan of the Communist Party of Ireland to discuss the history of Connolly Books and look back on the centenary of communist activity in Ireland.

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    Artwork: Moira Murphy

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #40 - A Night In w/ Lethal Dialect, Emmet Kirwan, Handsome Paddy & others

    #40 - A Night In w/ Lethal Dialect, Emmet Kirwan, Handsome Paddy & others

    Recorded live at The New Theatre 

    Tune in for a spoken word and poetry session curated by Emmet Kirwan with guests. Rapper Lethal Dialect takes to the stage for what promises to be another roller coaster performance. DJ set from the inimitable Handsome Paddy.

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    Artwork: Moira Murphy

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    • 1 hr 49 min
    #39 - Working In The Arts Post-Covid

    #39 - Working In The Arts Post-Covid

    Hosted by Trade Union Left Forum 

    The Arts industry has been on its knees since the onset of Covid-19. With venues, festivals and many other artistic outlets shut down, the future for the arts and artists in Ireland has never been so precarious. The struggle to make ends meet is very real for many artists today and the prospects of being able to forge a living wage from the arts industry seems to be a losing battle for many. Our guest speakers will be discussing this very subject, coming from a range of artistic disciplines to get their particular perspectives on how working in the arts post-covid will look like.

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    Artwork: Moira Murphy

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 58 min
    #38 - Carson's Crumbling Creation

    #38 - Carson's Crumbling Creation

    Hosted by Peadar O'Donnell Socialist Republican Forum 

    Established a century ago and now, the future of the Six County political entity has never been in such doubt. Challenged by demographic trends, British disinterest, an Irish sea border and the distinct possibility of a border poll, the ending of partition and the union with Britain are very much on the political agenda. 

    Here, three political activists: Eugene McCartan general secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland, Paul Stewart author and political scientist and Tommy McKearney of the Peadar O'Donnell Socialist Republican Forum discuss the current situation with and likely future of the North of Ireland.

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    Artwork: Moira Murphy

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    #37 - Northern Ireland, Built By The Empire

    #37 - Northern Ireland, Built By The Empire

    Hosted by Peadar O'Donnell Socialist Republican Forum 

    A century ago, the political entity that is Northern Ireland was established through a confluence of interest between British Imperialism and the North’s Protestant bourgeoisie. To effect their project, they cynically exploited ancient sectarian fears and prejudices, the consequences of which we live with to this very day. 

    To recount the history of that seminal time we have with us, two eminent historians; Liz Gillis and Fearghal Mac Bhloscaidh.

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    Artwork: Moira Murphy

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 1 hr 30 min

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