A Statement Of Intent
Date:2024
Organisation: Fronta Nua
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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

10th June 2024

This is an interesting addition to the Archive, an organisation entitled Fronta Nua.

They have an X/Twitter account which notes:

An autonomous, Dublin based action group that will engage on all urgent fronts, from anti-fascism to feminism and housing. See you in the streets.

This eight page booklet outlines their approach, and notes under the heading “Intentions and Critiques” that they have identified why, in comparison to Italy, Germany or France, ‘the political movement here in Ireland is weak.

These factors are:

Political dogmatism:

If we agree that theory is important, we do not believe pigeonholing is productive. We have to believe in a popular front across a radical political line, a pace where different opinions and strategises can interact and crate a radical front against fascism.

Underground Strategy

Although we are aware of state repression and take the threat seriously we do not think that exclusively clandestine organising is a solution. There is important cine organising publicly accessible events and actions. It is hard for the state to target a thousand rather than a hundred, so we need the construction of a culture of mass movement here in Ireland.

Lack of Collaboration

Lack of collaboration or coordination between groups makes any movement fragile, bye the single fact that it shrikes our numbers and weakens our ranks. Open, non-sectarian interactions with other groups are the way forward – no broader movement can be built on the backs. Of a few fringe organisations. As the saying goes – it takes a village.

It is urgent to create a new group that will implement theory and action while considering how our world is evolving, all form a revolutionary perspective. The catastrophe is here, today and we are committed to building a united front to counter it.


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  • By: alanmyler Mon, 10 Jun 2024 09:33:44

    Is there a bit of a retro hipster aesthetic to this? 70s fanzine look to it, retro typewriter fonts.

    While I’d generally applaud anti fascism obviously I’m not sure another micro grouping is necessarily the silver bullet so to speak. Is there any analysis of the existing anti fascist groups and their strategies and tactics? Any reasoning who something new is a better approach than rolling efforts into one of those existing groups?

    It smacks of a lack of seriousness.

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  • By: WorldbyStorm Mon, 10 Jun 2024 11:20:08

    In reply to alanmyler.

    Very broad brushstrokes – not a lot of detail. Think when it comes to politics and ideology while one can definitely get too much of the above there’s a point where it can be too skeletal.

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  • By: Colm B Mon, 10 Jun 2024 13:01:44

    I don’t mean to be negative, Lord knows we should welcome any initiative in the fight against fascism, but my first impression was that it was a joke or a hoax – even the name and symbol seem odd, a bit like far right stuff

    Are we sure it’s genuine?

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  • By: Wes Ferry Mon, 10 Jun 2024 13:07:59

    In reply to Colm B.

    The use of the harp in the logo struck me as a bit odd.

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  • By: alanmyler Mon, 10 Jun 2024 13:12:48

    In reply to Colm B.

    That occurred to me too. A honey trap maybe. It just smells a bit off.

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  • By: pettyburgess Mon, 10 Jun 2024 13:16:42

    I presume this is people leaving the AIA orbit, judging by the references to “underground” organisation

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  • By: WorldbyStorm Mon, 10 Jun 2024 13:18:10

    In reply to alanmyler.

    How serious is it? Dunno. It feels like a stunt. All that said how do we deal with the fact a man or woman and a dog can set up a blog or Twitter account or whatever? Or print materials.

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  • By: WorldbyStorm Mon, 10 Jun 2024 13:18:45

    In reply to pettyburgess.

    Id wondered about that too.

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  • By: Colm B Mon, 10 Jun 2024 16:51:39

    In reply to pettyburgess.

    Sorry for my ignorance, I m living in exile after all, but what is AIA?

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  • By: pettyburgess Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:46

    In reply to Colm B.

    Chairman Gonzalo fanclub with as many front names as members.

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  • By: WorldbyStorm Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:37:52

    In reply to pettyburgess.

    Ah, interesting, thanks. So there’s a split. The harp logo is unusual. It’s a real throwback to the 19th century. Not even bothering with the tricolour which would be more explicable, or the starry plough.

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  • By: banjoagbeanjoe Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:52:55

    In reply to Colm B.

    I think AIA stands for Anti-Imperialist Alliance?

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  • By: vincentdoherty Tue, 11 Jun 2024 02:34:41

    They must have come from somewhere? Be interesting to know from where?

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  • By: Colm B Tue, 11 Jun 2024 06:58:11

    FFS, at a time when we face the serious threat of fascism for the first time since the Blueshirts, we get idiots cosplaying as Shining Path. Jeezus wept.

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  • By: roddy Tue, 11 Jun 2024 07:57:25

    In reply to Colm B.

    Shining path wore wellingtons.Can’t see that catching on in Dublin.

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  • By: vincentdoherty Wed, 12 Jun 2024 12:39:23

    They must have come from somewhere? Be interesting to know from where?

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  • By: WorldbyStorm Wed, 12 Jun 2024 14:01:11

    In reply to vincentdoherty.

    Looks like a split from Anti imperialist Action – which produced this:

    https://www.leftarchive.ie/organisation/6217/

    It attempts to make the case that Seamus Costello and the IRSP were Maoist.

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  • By: banjoagbeanjoe Wed, 12 Jun 2024 14:34:34

    In reply to WorldbyStorm.

    Why do you say a split as opposed to another front organisation for the same group? As pb says above AIA has as many fronts as members.

    Also why am I bothering my whole with this irrelevancy?

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  • By: WorldbyStorm Wed, 12 Jun 2024 14:41:05

    In reply to banjoagbeanjoe.

    Because pettyburgess suggested as much! 🙂

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  • By: pettyburgess Wed, 12 Jun 2024 16:11:14

    In reply to banjoagbeanjoe.

    I’m guessing it’s a split rather than another front because it criticises “underground” organisation.

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