The Irish Young Socialists were a Left activist group in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They formed the youth wing of the Labour Party, and members were involved in efforts to move Labour to the Left, and then later to the formation of Left organisations outside the Labour Party such as the Socialist Labour Alliance.
They had a publication called Youth Bulletin, which ran from 1970 to 1972.
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14: John Goodwillie: Young Socialists, Socialist Labour Alliance, SWM, Socialist Labour Party, Gralton magazine and the Green Party
- 2nd November 2020
- 1 hr 16 mins
In this episode we talk to John Goodwillie about the history of Irish Left organisations since the 1960s and his own political trajectory: in Labour, the Socialist Labour Alliance, Socialist Workers' Movement, and Socialist Labour Party. We also discuss Gralton magazine, the editorial board of which John was a member, and his involvement in the Green Party since 1990 and experience as an electoral candidate and in forming party policy.Listen or download