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Liam A Ryan (Seven Stars Media)

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  • Irish Republican Socialism
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    Irish Republican Socialism

    5 months ago

    The IRSP can clearly be seen to have upheld the politics of James Connolly, the founder of Irish Republican Socialism, where the class struggle and national liberation are inseparable.

  • 11 Delightful Things to Do in Inishowen, Donegal
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    11 Delightful Things to Do in Inishowen, Donegal

    6 months ago

    This is unspoilt rural Ireland at its best and one of the best places in the world to forget the rat-race of modernity and chill out. Having a few Euro on you helps, but an excursion in Inishowen can be done relatively cheaply.

  • Prison Survival Guide: Do and Don'ts
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    Prison Survival Guide: Do and Don'ts

    4 months ago

    For anyone facing a criminal trial with a possible prison sentence, it can be one of the most stressful situations one can find themselves in. If a prison sentence is imminent, or at least a likely outcome, then it makes sense to orientate oneself to the reality of imprisonment.

  • Childhood Memories of the H-Block Hunger Strikes
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    Childhood Memories of the H-Block Hunger Strikes

    6 months ago

    The Hunger Strike of 1981, which followed the earlier, equally determined but unproductive 1980 Hunger Strike, was the zenith of the blanket and no-wash protests that had begun in 1976 following the summary removal by the British occupational administration of Special Category Status

  • Irish Phrases Translated for Tattoos and Celtic Art
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    Irish Phrases Translated for Tattoos and Celtic Art

    4 weeks ago

    With so many people visiting Ireland these days and Gaeltachts (Irish speaking areas) being established even in cities, the aim of this article is to provide some basic translations of significant words from English into Irish.

  • Revisionism and the Politics of James Connolly
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    Revisionism and the Politics of James Connolly

    6 months ago

    Connolly's Republican Socialism, his militant trade unionism, his adherence to Marxism, his membership in the Irish Socialist Republican Party and his rejection of one-dimensional nationalism, are irrefutable and uncomfortable truths for those who have erroneously attempted to hijack his legacy.

  • Living in a Surveillance Society
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    Living in a Surveillance Society

    6 months ago

    Whether we like it or not, there are few moments of the day which are actually our own. Our fascination and fears of living in an Orwellian surveillance dystopia are well-founded, with nearly 100% CCTV blanket coverage in most population centres.

  • Che Guevara and Ireland
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    Che Guevara and Ireland

    7 months ago

    "The first thing to note is that in my son's veins flowed the blood of the Irish rebels" Ernest Guevara Lynch, father of Che

  • Operation Gladio in Ireland
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    Operation Gladio in Ireland

    7 months ago

    Project Echoes was an alleged secret offensive linked to Operation Gladio. Some may be unfamiliar to state-sponsored murder and the phenomena of what has become known as "collusion" in the north of Ireland.

  • Crumlin Road Prison History
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    Crumlin Road Prison History

    7 months ago

    Crumlin Road Gaol, known locally as The Crum, or HMP Belfast, as its official title proclaims, is situated unsurprisingly, on the city-centre end of north Belfast's Crumlin Road. It was built in Victorian times, by the architect Charles Lanyon, who also designed Kilmainham Gaol, in Dublin and QUB

  • Hostel of Hell - Part Two
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    Hostel of Hell - Part Two

    8 months ago

    The Hostel had become a vision of Hell on earth for workers, the neighbors and the residents themselves. Incompetent management and middle-management were the real authors of the abomination that Brunswick degenerated into.

  • Hostel of Hell - Part One
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    Hostel of Hell - Part One

    8 months ago

    Brunswick House began with very admirable principles. No-one should be deprived of the right of shelter because of their lifestyle. However, management neglect and the pursuit of profit made it Hell on earth for both workers and residents.

  • Ronnie Bunting: Republican Socialist Martyr
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    Ronnie Bunting: Republican Socialist Martyr

    8 months ago

    Ronnie Bunting, assassinated along with his friend and comrade, Noel Little, was a prime example of an IRSM activist. He gave his life for a secular, Socialist Irish Republic. Ronnie's ideology lives on and will never go away.

  • Growing Up In The Troubles
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    Growing Up In The Troubles

    8 months ago

    The period known as The Troubles lasted from 1969 to the late 1990s. The conflict was at it's most ferocious during the 1970s and contrary to shallow media analysis which depicted it as an inter-tribal dispute, in reality, it was a liberation struggle borne out of a denial of civil rights.

  • Book Review of Harnden's 'Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh'
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    Book Review of Harnden's 'Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh'

    8 months ago

    Toby Harnden's book, 'Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh', is very pro-British in outlook. However, it is worth reading, not least for its insight into the often naive British military occupation's thinking into the capabilities of South Armagh's elite insurgents.

  • Helping an Alcoholic or Addict in the Family
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    Helping an Alcoholic or Addict in the Family

    8 months ago

    Helping an addict or alcoholic in one's own family, irrespective of one's experience in that field, can be highly frustrating and heartbreaking.

  • Seamus Costello, the Lost Leader
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    Seamus Costello, the Lost Leader

    7 months ago

    Seamus Costello was a giant of Irish revolutionary politics. His belief that national liberation and the class struggle are symbiotic is being vindicated daily as we move closer to a border poll.

  • The Stop-Pull Dog Harness
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    The Stop-Pull Dog Harness

    9 months ago

    The Stop-Pull Dog Harness, available online and virtually every pet shop, is a brilliant solution for dogs who tend to overly pull when using an ordinary leash. It is safe, painless and excellent training aid.

  • The Lost Revolution by Brian Hanley and Scott Millar
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    The Lost Revolution by Brian Hanley and Scott Millar

    8 months ago

    The Lost Revolution by Brian Hanley and Scott Millar is, so far, the most definitive history of the Official IRA, The Workers Party and their political rollercoaster ride through Irish politics

  • Prescription Medication Abuse in Ireland
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    Prescription Medication Abuse in Ireland

    6 months ago

    Prescription medicine abuse, born out of poverty, is growing in Ireland, and the old 'war on drugs' approach, which has never worked in the past with illegal narcotics, is predictably failing again. Harm reduction and regulation would make the dealer as redundant as the Bootlegger of old.

  • The Shankill Butchers - Empire's Death-squad. Part One
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    The Shankill Butchers - Empire's Death-squad. Part One

    9 months ago

    The Shankill Butchers were the most prolific serial killers in UK legal history. It is only recently that it has become widely accepted that state forces, at the very least, were only too aware of their deeds and identities, as the continued their carnage

  • Mickey Devine Hunger Striker Martyr
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    Mickey Devine Hunger Striker Martyr

    9 months ago

    Mickey Devine helped found the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) in Derry in 1975. Mickey was the tenth and last of the H-block Hunger Strike, laying down his young life on 20 August 1981. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

  • Eddystone Lighthouse A Wonder of Engineering
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    Eddystone Lighthouse A Wonder of Engineering

    10 months ago

    The Eddystone Lighthouses, through trial and error, became literal wonders of the civil engineering world. Smeaton's successful Tower based on the tensile strength of the Oak Tree became the world standard for rock lighthouses, saving thousands of lives and maritime vessels.

  • A Guide To Irish Political Acronyms
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    A Guide To Irish Political Acronyms

    10 months ago

    Hopefully, this short, humble article will go some way to demystify the seemingly endless amount of Irish political acronyms. A working-knowledge of acronyms often painted on walls in working-class areas will give visitors a sound indication of whether they are in either Republican or Loyalist areas

  • Brendan Hughes: An Irish Republican to the End
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    Brendan Hughes: An Irish Republican to the End

    10 months ago

    Brendan Hughes, the urban guerilla fighter, the prison escaper, the hunger striker, the IRA intelligence officer who bugged the British Army's HQ and later evened-up Republican firepower with his introduction of the Armalite into IRA arsenals, will never be forgotten.

  • Dogs Really Are Mankind's Best Friend
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    Dogs Really Are Mankind's Best Friend

    10 months ago

    With just a modicum of TLC, food and exercise your dog will love you unconditionally. A dog can become your eyes, ears, and chief protector, if necessary. They really are humankind's best friend.

  • The Spectacular End to Sectarian Serial Killer King Rat
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    The Spectacular End to Sectarian Serial Killer King Rat

    7 months ago

    Billy King Rat Wright was a sectarian serial killer and alleged British agent who enjoyed carte blanche to carry out his terror campaign in Mid-Ulster. All that was to change when he entered the H-Blocks and became a target of an elite INLA unit.

  • James Connolly, Irish Republican Socialist
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    James Connolly, Irish Republican Socialist

    9 months ago

    An analysis of James Connolly, the Irish Republican leader of the 1916 Easter Rising, the Marxist revolutionary and Trades Union Organizer.

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    "A Very British Jihad" Book Discussion

    10 months ago

    A Very British Jihad, published on Kindle in 2019, was a groundbreaking expose of state-sanctioned murder in the North of Ireland. These were dangerous times, not just for Republican activists or Catholics but for lawyers, journalists, and human rights campaigners.

  • Irish Secret Societies
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    Irish Secret Societies

    10 months ago

    In recent times, the influence of the various loyal orders has diminished. However, membership of these secret societies, with their bizarre rituals, is still a significant phenomenon in the North of Ireland.

  • The Irish Republican History Museum
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    The Irish Republican History Museum

    8 months ago

    The Irish Republican History Museum is dedicated to the late Eileen Hickey who initiated the project and donated so many of the exhibits. The museum has over 5000 artifacts that chronicle the history of resistance to the British occupation of Ireland.

  • Clove Oil: A Remedy for Dental Pain
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    Clove Oil: A Remedy for Dental Pain

    10 months ago

    Clove oil at around $3 a bottle can ease the intractable pain of dry socket (alveolar osteitis) and dental pain.

  • Visiting the Fort Dunree Military Museum
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    Visiting the Fort Dunree Military Museum

    10 months ago

    Only a 30-minute drive from Derry, Fort Dunree Military Museum on Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula is a fascinating site to visit. Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh as Gaeilge means “Fort of the Heather” and suggests that this site has been an important defensive site throughout history.

  • Irish Republican Flags and Their Meanings
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    Irish Republican Flags and Their Meanings

    6 months ago

    Irish Republican flags are potent symbols of resistance and patriotism in what has become history's oldest occupation. At various times in Ireland's history, many of these flags and emblems have been banned, such were their revolutionary significance.

  • Fastnet Rock - Ireland's Teardrop
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    Fastnet Rock - Ireland's Teardrop

    10 months ago

    Fastnet Rock earned its nickname, Ireland's Teardrop, because it was the last Irish landfall that millions of emigrants to North America would ever see. Fastnet's Irish name Carraig Aonair meaning lone rock is apt for this tiny islet surrounded by the treacherous waters of the North Atlantic.

  • Ireland's Political Murals
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    Ireland's Political Murals

    10 months ago

    Ireland's political murals largely reflect a culture born of resistance and anti-imperialism in Irish Republican working-class areas. Loyalist murals stress their sense of Britishness and fealty to an empire of old. Mural tours are increasingly popular, attracting thousands of visitors every year.

  • George Galloway, the New MOATS and a New Election
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    George Galloway, the New MOATS and a New Election

    6 months ago

    MOATS is an acronym for the Mother Of All Talk Shows, the popular, though often controversial talk show hosted by George Galloway since 2006. It is now back on air and accessible via a variety of different platforms.

  • The Armalite Rifle in Irish Republican History
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    The Armalite Rifle in Irish Republican History

    9 months ago

    During the period of conflict in Ireland known as 'The Troubles' the Armalite rifle became synonymous with Irish Republicanism.

  • Escape From Crumlin Road Gaol
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    Escape From Crumlin Road Gaol

    10 months ago

    The Crumlin Road Gaol saw approximately 25,000 political prisoners pass through its grim doors, in its 150-year life as a prison.

  • Visiting Marx's Tomb in Highgate Cemetery
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    Visiting Marx's Tomb in Highgate Cemetery

    10 months ago

    The Karl Marx memorial tomb is situated in the east section of London's Highgate Cemetery. Every year, many thousands of people come to visit the last resting place of the founding father of modern Communism.

  • The Belfast Relief Strike - Class War in a Divided City
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    The Belfast Relief Strike - Class War in a Divided City

    10 months ago

    During the 1932 Relief Strike, sectarian divisions were discarded and working-class solidarity became a reality in Belast.

  • Suicide Clustering in Ireland
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    Suicide Clustering in Ireland

    10 months ago

    It is now an accepted perception that a suicide epidemic among young people has visited Irish working-class areas of high social and economic deprivation.

  • The Barbaric Sectarian Crimes of Ulster Loyalists
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    The Barbaric Sectarian Crimes of Ulster Loyalists

    10 months ago

  • The 12th of July: Orangefest or Triumphalism?
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    The 12th of July: Orangefest or Triumphalism?

    5 weeks ago

    With the rise of the ethno-supremacist far-right in Europe and North America, this article takes a critical look at its manifestation in the northeast of Ireland.

  • History of the Starry Plough Flag
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    History of the Starry Plough Flag

    11 months ago

    A brief history of the Starry Plough, the flag of Irish Republican Socialism

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