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

    #20 - The Cuban Ambassador to Ireland

    #20 - The Cuban Ambassador to Ireland

    To mark the 1 year anniversary of the podcast, we interview Mr Hugo René Ramos Milanés. We discuss life in Cuba in the 21st century and get an insight on the recent new Cuban constitution. Thank you for supporting the show and we hope you stay with us for our 2nd year.



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    Artwork: Moira Murphy  

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 27 min
    #19 - Women, Power and Politics in the 21st Century

    #19 - Women, Power and Politics in the 21st Century

    This is a recording of the panel discussion at Friday’s event of this year’s James Connolly Festival which took place in Connolly Books and the New Theatre Dublin. The speakers include: Clare Daly (MEP), Fatin Al-Tamimi from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Lorraine O’Conner from the Muslim Sisters of Éire and Emily Waszak from Migrants and Ethnic-minorities for Reproductive Justice. 

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    Artwork: Moira Murphy 

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 55 min
    #18 - Trademark Belfast

    #18 - Trademark Belfast

    We have Mel Corry and Stevie Nolan from Trademark Belfast joining us for today's episode. Trademark is somewhat a unique organisation on the island of Ireland. They engage in anti- sectarian work, political education and help to form co-operative workplaces.  

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    Artwork: Moira Murphy  

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 35 min
    #17 - James Connolly: The Coming Generation

    #17 - James Connolly: The Coming Generation

    Katie returns to perform our fourth reading on the works of James Connolly. This article was first published on the 15th of July 1900. 

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    Artwork: Moira Murphy 

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 6 min
    #16 - Donal Fallon: The Irish Soviets

    #16 - Donal Fallon: The Irish Soviets

    For the centenary of the First Dail Eireann and the Irish Soviets, we chat with Historian Donal Fallon about Rosa Luxembourg, James Connolly, Jim Larkin and the Dublin Lockout.



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    Artwork: Moira Murphy 

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 39 min
    #15 - Clare Daly: Venezuela Fact Finding Mission

    #15 - Clare Daly: Venezuela Fact Finding Mission

    Our guest today is Clare Daly (TD) who gives us a very interesting account of her fact finding mission to Venezuela.



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    Artwork: Moira Murphy 

    Music: Eoghan O'Neill

    • 48 min

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