A podcast looking at Left politics in Ireland from the Irish Left Archive.
We talk to activists, writers, historians, politicians and others involved in Left organisations and movements about their experiences of participating in Left parties and campaigns; Left publications and political documents they've been involved in; and the history and development of progressive politics in Ireland. We also look at the role of the Irish Left Archive and similar informal projects.
The podcast is hosted by Ciarán Swan and Aonghus Storey.
In this episode we talk to Laura Broxson of the National Animal Rights Association (NARA) about animal rights activism, veganism, methods of campaigning, and co-operation among left activist organisations.Listen or download
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
In this episode we talk to historian Brian Hanley about The Lost Revolution: The Story of the Official IRA and the Workers' Party, the book which he co-authored with Scott Millar, published in 2009.Listen or download
In this episode we discuss clips from our guests so far on four themes: informal archives, the shift from print to digital publication and organising, the benefits and limitations of local government, and the role and nature of Left organisations.Listen or download