Irish Socialist, No. 96
Date:June 1970
Organisation: Communist Party of Ireland
Publication: Irish Socialist
Issue:Number 96
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Eileen Browne, George Jeffares, John McDonnell, John Montgomery, Sam Nolan, Seán Nolan, Michael O'Riordan, G. Palmer, John Riddy, Jim Savage, James Stewart
Collection:Music in the Irish Left Archive
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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

29th June 2009

A further addition to the Archive which underlines the convergence of interests between the Communist Party of Ireland and Sinn Féin in its Official incarnation during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

This is explicit in an article which strongly criticises the ‘official’ Labour movement and Conor Cruise O’Brien for an unwillingness to join cross party alliances against Paisleyism and also take Eamonn McCann and Bernadette Devlin to task for their unwillingness to ‘cooperate with forces who aren’t socialist’. And naturally the situation in the North remains paramount as a specific concern.

Other notable aspects include an article by “The unmarried mother” by “one of them” and “Strong Girl Wanted for Light Work” which demonstrate how much, and how little, has changed in the last 39 years or so.

In terms of international outlook one will see pieces on Cambodia but the focus is very much on Ireland, from a piece on “How U.S. Big Business is taking over Ireland” by Michael O’Riordan to “These are the Monopolies Who Control Cement Ltd.”

All this and Lenin on the National Question.

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