“A Nazi-defeating, Space-Racing, Industrial Powerhouse”: The case for ‘Socialism in One Country’

“Socialism in One Country” allowed the USSR in 40 years to develop from a feudal backwater, stricken with regular famine to one of the planet’s two superpowers. By focusing on internal development, the USSR was subsequently able to look outwards and reliably support revolutionary struggle the world over, and its example was taken up by many other states to great success.

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“The working class can see the blood and sweat they and their children shed”: Interview With a Balkan Communist

Thirty years after the start of the Yugoslav Wars, Balkan communists declare: “The working class is not stupid. It is not a thing to be thrown around… The working class can see the blood and sweat they and their children shed…. More and more working class people are becoming consciously revolutionary.”

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The Abraham Accords: Imperialist Deception

The Abraham Agreement is a false idol, it has betrayed the Palestinian people who are fighting the diabolical systemic destruction of their nationhood and its words are hypocritical. It is written with the same hands that are drenched in the blood of Palestinians who have been slaughtered in imperial conquest. The agreement only serves to consolidate the imperialist economies in the region and to provide a more advantageous position for further colonisation.  

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Seán Mac Stíofáin: An Unyielding Revolutionary

The far-right has taken the initiative in trying to claim our republican history for their own, but the history couldn’t be further from the truth. To look at the reality, there is no better example than to look at Seán Mac Stíofáin, the English-born Irishman who fought not only for the liberation of Ireland, but of all peoples.

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The Killing of George Nkencho

The recent shooting of George Nkencho has re-started the debate regarding Black Lives Matter, racism, the role of the Gardaí and all lives/white lives matter. The Connolly Youth Movement has had a few members attend the recent solidarity vigils and many of us have engaged in extensive debate with members of the public. This commentary has been formulated from those discussions.

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