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Interview with Chomsky: Anarchism, Marxism and Hope …

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LiftNoam Chomsky is widely known for his critique of U.S foreign policy, and for his work as a linguist. Less well known is his ongoing support for libertarian socialist objectives. In a special interview done for Red and Black Revolution [May 1995] Chomsky talks to Kevin Doyle about anarchism, marxism and the hope for the future.

Link to full interview here and here. PDF of Red and Black Revolution 2 Also available from AK Press in ‘Chomsky On Anarchism’

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March 31, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Interview: The Irish Struggle Against Austerity

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Dáil

 

Now two years on from that time, we are finally getting to the bottom of a very deep hole. It has transpired that the debts in the banking sector were significantly larger than expected. The debts at Anglo Irish Bank were astronomical.

The current Government has nonetheless stood by its ‘word’ and as a result the Irish State has been sucked into the banking disaster.  And there you have it: now we are being asked to pay for all of that!

This interview, conducted by Mike Harris, was published in Idea and Action (USA) here.   A translation into Spanish is available here.

Note on photograph: Showing the Irish Gardaí mobilised to protect the Dáil (parliament) following a huge orotest march in Dublin against wage cuts and austerity.

Written by Kevin Doyle

March 31, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Interview: After Apartheid – The new South Africa

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anti apartheidJust three years after the famous elections that ended apartheid in April 1994, South Africa’s reforms are in crisis and dissatisfaction is rising. In a wide ranging interview we ask the Workers Solidarity Federation for their views on what has happened since the end of apartheid.

Full version here.  Published in Red and Black Revolution 3 (WSM, 1998)

Note on photograph: Showing a picket organised by the Dunnes Stores Strike Support Group (Cork) outside the Dunnes Stores supermarket on Patrick Street in Cork circa 1985. The placard says “Help Fight Apartheid – Boycott Dunnes Stores”.

Written by Kevin Doyle

March 31, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Solidarity On The Cork Docks

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dockIn mid April (2008), Cork dock workers took action in support of the crew of The Defender, a cargo ship owned by Forestry Shipping from Riga, Latvia but registered in Cambodia. The Defender had nine crew on board and was carrying cargo for delivery in the Cork area.Kevin Doyle spoke to Peter Andrers, Stephen McCarty and Timmy Ricken, members of SIPTU’s No 5 branch about the action.

Link: Pubished on Indymedia, Ireland here.

Written by Kevin Doyle

March 31, 2016 at 1:22 pm

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