Ireland's Greatest General Strike: April 1920 [Public Meeting]
Date:2020
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. 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.

The talk, given by Conor Kostick by video conference during the pandemic, is focused on ‘Irelands Greatest General Strike: April 1920’.

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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