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Ernie O'Guevara

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Ernie O'Guevara last won the day on February 16 2015

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  1. In my opinion, a communist state in the face of opposing imperialist nations should have the recommended border controls as you say...But surely workers should have the right to live in Ireland if they so desire? I disagree with the immigration policy of just sending once liberated workers of Eastern Europe into our country to export their wage slavery, but should not a Polish worker still have a right to live in Ireland, if they are an educated comrade from another socialist state themselves? What if a Cuban wished to move to a Socialist Ireland for work? Also, yes whilst Irish culture should be protected, what is wrong with having other cultures or races being a part of that. A study was once done by Nat Geo proving that the only pure Gaels living in this country are the Travellers. The rest have mixed British, Scandinavian and Spanish roots, with traces of ethnic Irish in there also. In a capitalist society, the alienation is apparent by the proletariat in the form of racism, not in socialism, just ask Paul Robeson, as he told Joe McCarthy: In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No colour prejudice like in Mississippi, no colour prejudice like in Washington. There should always be regulation on immigration, but allowance of other races and cultures, as well as tolerance of them.
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    Historians of Ireland

    Anyone know where I can read Ruairi O'Bradaigh's Dilseacht. I am beginning research for a short book on a Marxist internationalist perspective on 20th century Irish history, I think O'Bradaigh's book would be an invaluable source.
  3. I think a lot of people feel distance from Irish in this country by the educational system, I'm only doing the LC now, and I find Irish tough. It can be quite an alienating subject through the way it is taught. I think in a socialist Ireland, we should continue compulsory Irish but reform it from De Valeraism.
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    Terence MacSwiney

    Some old British newsreels that show off some Irish history: Traolach Mac Suibhne in his offices in Cork His funeral
  5. Wow, I have to respect Putin even though he is a reactionary, he truly shows respect to this man who was a hero of his country. All Russians, Georgians, Kazakhs, Ukrainians etc. should be proud they had Stalin lead them to victory against the Third Reich.
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    Historians of Ireland

    Still got plenty of books to read myself, must pop by Connolly Books next time in Dublin and see their selection of history
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    Historians of Ireland

    It may be out of print here, but not on Amazon anyway. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gates-Flew-Open-Prison-Memoir/dp/1781171696/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1423261462&sr=8-2&keywords=peadar+o%27donnell
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    Historians of Ireland

    Go raibh maith agat, a chara. I have similar difficulties with international history regarding Joseph Stalin, but thankfully our friends overseas on the internet have pointed me in the right direction. Highly recommend "The Battle for China's PAst" by Mobo Gao for the truth on Mao's Cultural Revolution.
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    Historians of Ireland

    Comrades, Any good historians on Irish history you'd recommend, particularly around the War Against the Free State, James Connolly, Irish history post Treaty etc.
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    American Historian Doug "Enaa" Greene Lectures

    Excellent objective lecture on the role of the Catalan POUM in the aborted Spanish Revolution.
  11. This Youtuber has some interesting historical lectures available on his channel, I must recommend them to you all. This one focuses on the father of our movement, Seamus O Conghaile.
  12. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvOLvT-RpXU69uNZhjfmyCA Anyone interested in Japan from a Marxist perspective should look no further than this Comrade's Youtube channel.
  13. I think it will be a little more subtle than that, a Chara. Something along the lines of events in Venezuela today....
  14. Yes, that Yeonmi girl in fact keeps ringing her mother constantly asking "Is she North Korean" because she cannot believe the tales being told about her native country in the Occupied Korean press, or the ones she is told to make up. Also, she has been debunked as talking about the Arduous March horrors, which she is too young to remember. That Shin-Dong guy was pwned by KCNA. I know they are both from the same channel but Maoist Rebel News is quite good and he was the only one who uploaded the documentary in full, that I could find.
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    Feudalism Lodges Another Nail in its 400 year Coffin

    Ah yes, but I was referring to a similar figure to the Brotherly Leader in Saudi Arabia. I refuse to call it the Saudi revolution, the people of Arabia are not Saudi, the imperialist stooges who rule them put their name on the country. I believe the true name of the country is Najd, at least that's what it's name was before Ibn Saud declared it the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A Pan-Arabist revolution is probably more likely than a full blown communist revolution, as the current dissent against the government seems focused on women's rights and democracy, which can easily be hijacked by the US in a similar manner to that of the Egyptian and Yemeni ones; change nothing but provide illusion of democracy, and eventually restore pro-US strongman when the instability goes to far. A Pan-Arab nationalist leader is more likely to defy the US than a democratic Mohammed Morsi figure. Also, the Communist Party in Saudi Arabia is completely suppressed naturally. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_in_Saudi_Arabia