Mutiny! [Public Meeting]
Organisation: Independent Left
Contributor:Conor Kostick
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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

24th August 2020

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

This document is an unusual addition to the Archive in that it doesn’t represent a political leaflet or pamphlet but instead is advertising a public meeting held by Independent Left from this year. This is also the first document in the Archive from Independent Left (for other documents from the group please see here on Irish Election Literature ). As noted in the Archive, Independent Left is a Dublin-based party formed in 2019. It was formed by John Lyons, Niamh McDonald and Conor Kostick to contest the 2019 local elections. Lyons, who had previously been elected as a People Before Profit candidate, retained his seat.

This talk, given by Conor Kostick on Zoom during the pandemic, is about the mutiny of Connaught Rangers in India in 1920 who as it notes ‘risked their lives rather than continue to serve the British Army’.

These point to new means of engagement, particularly during this period, and the increasing importance of social media in political communication. We intend to host a representative sampling of such meetings held by Independent Left in order to demonstrate further these new forms.

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