Militant, No. 242
Date:1996
Organisation: Militant Labour
Publication: Militant
Issue:Number 242
March '96
Contributors:Clare Daly, Jacqueline Clarke, Kevin McLoughlin, Fiona O'Loughlin, Joe Higgins, Terry Kelleher, Mick Barry, Emmet Farrell
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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

8th June 2020

Many thanks to the person who forwarded this to the Archive.

This is a fascinating edition of the Militant, the paper of then Militant Labour, later the Socialist Party. Coming in advance of the 1996 Dublin Mid-West election for obvious reasons the candidacy of Joe Higgins is heavily covered. That said there are many other pieces including a front page article on ‘Politicians for Sale’. Here it outlines various fund raisers and benefits and lunches where lobbyists could meet with members of the then government.

There are articles by Clare Daly amongst others. There’s also pieces on demonstrations in Northern Ireland in favour of renewing the IRA ceasefire. Other issues foreshadow continuing campaigns such as water charges and other service charges. And there’s a piece on the Scottish Socialist Alliance and an interview with Alan McCoombes of that organisation.

At twelve pages a comprehensive and well produced document.

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