40 years since the end of Hunger Strikes: How state repression could be fought
The hunger strikes of 1980-81 and the events preceding them, was one of the many horrific chapters in…
50 years since internment – what did Marxists say?
This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of Operation Demetrius and the start of internment without trial, introduced by the reactionary Unionist government at Stormont and the British state. This brutal repressive action saw hundreds of innocent, working-class people rounded up across Northern Ireland by the British army and jailed in a matter of days.
Kingsmill Massacre – Forty Years On
Kingsmill Massacre – Forty Years On By Michael Cleary Early January marked the fortieth anniversary of some of…
Review: “The Provisional IRA”
Reviewed by Ciaran Mulholland “The Provisional IRA: from insurrection to parliament” by Tommy McKearney looks in detail at…
Death on the rock of Gibraltar
It is twenty years since the execution style killing by the SAS of three IRA members in Gibraltar. In Northern Ireland these deaths sparked a brief but particularly bloody upsurge in violence. Over the next thirteen days a series of attacks involving the army, the IRA and loyalist paramilitaries left a further eight people dead and 68 injured.