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New LookLeft Magazine Out Now December 6, 2012

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture, Economy, European Politics, Irish Politics, Northern Ireland, The Left, Uncategorized.

LookLeft 13

Ireland’s leading magazine for progressive news, views and solutions – available in Easons stores and good independent newsagents across the country – 48 pages for just €2/£1.50

In the latest issue of LookLeft:

The New Frontline – Trade unions are re-forging their links with working class communities and building new alliances in the fight to defend vital local services, Dara McHugh reports

No More Victims – Ireland’s abortion laws have been claiming victims for decades, writes Stephanie Lord

Where’s the left? – The left of centre received its highest vote ever in the Republic in February 2011, but the country has since been run on unwaveringly right-wing lines without the political upheaval evident in other EU States. Kevin Brannigan asks what has happened to the Irish Left.

Beyond the Law: the US Military at Shannon Airport – In opposition, Labour leader Eamon Gilmore repeatedly committed himself to dealing with the US military’s use of Shannon Airport. But in Government what has he done? Paul Dillon reports

The Attack on Public Transport – The push towards privatisation at Dublin Bus is part of a wider strategy of undermining public transport in the name of profits. Harry Stoneman reports.

The Ideals Remain – Aleida Guevara, a Cuban paediatrician and daughter of revolutionary leader Che, visited Ireland in October and talked to Paul Dillon

A Stranger in Her Own Land
– Palestinian politician Haneen Zoabi talks to Francis Donohoe about how Israel’s apartheid policies forced her to take a stand.

Eric Hobsbawm:
Revolutionary Historian – Ultán Gillen looks at the life of the Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm, and how he helped transform our understanding of the history of the working class.


Unions must lead campaign to repudiate bank debt
Anti-capitalist prank lands Occupy activist in prison
Industrial action low in the Republic
Central Bank wrong on wages
The Waterford Spring
The Household Tax Battle Continues
LookLeft politicians pensions campaign
Only the first steps for children’s rights
IKEA Ireland: No trade unions here
Irish who fought for the Spanish Republic commemorated in Dublin
Irvine Welsh backs bridge for fellow Hibs man Connolly
The Live Register: For Real TV
Charting the Left course for Northern Ireland
Hidden Crackdown in Bahrain

Gavan Titley
explores the politics of the new racism
Michael Taft on Public Enterprises
Tom O’Connor on the economic myths peddled by the Irish establishment.
Conor McCabe on the Irish tax exiles
John Jefferies on development of Primary Health Care centres
Mick Finnegan calls on SIPTU President, Jack O’Connor, to reconsider his support for Labour

Are elections a waste of time for the Left? – Alan Myler and Mark Hoskins debate

Irish Socialist Republicanism 1909-1936
Come here to me: Dublin’s other history
Privatisation: Robbing the people’s wealth

‘History from Below’ Network launched in Barcelona, Donal Fallon reports
A True Red Rebel – David Lynch on the live and times of Con Lehane
US hip-hop artist Boots Riley of The Coup
Supporters have revived the pride of North Wales, Wrexham Football Club, writes Barry Healy
Plaque to honour Francis Hutcheson
LookLeft Forum: Connolly’s Legacy Debated

LookLeft is published the Citizen Press for more information visit
www.lookleftonline.org or email: lookleftonline@gmail.com


1. Starkadder - December 6, 2012

Great! I’ll give it a look.

“Red Banner” 50 is also out now, and has interesting
pieces on austerity and Michael Collins.


2. gfmurphy101 - December 6, 2012

Reblogged this on gfmurphy101.


3. Philip Skipefield - December 7, 2012

Bought a copy in Easons yesterday, very well produced and great articles – good to from the ads a copy of unions and the CPI getting behind this publication


4. Ummmmmm Bop - December 7, 2012

Best issue yet. Some mildly controversial quotes from Joan Collins too. Hmmmmm


5. Lothian border crew - December 7, 2012

What does she say?


6. D_D - December 8, 2012

‘Lookleft’, ‘Red Banner’, ‘Irish Marxist Review’, ‘Rabble’: all published at around the same time again. Who says the left printed publication is dead? (Well IMR 4 isn’t printed yet, but you can get it at the well-designed site here:
And the Kindle-like pdf can be printed out if you must have it on paper, comme je l’aime.)

Put your feet up, open a can, open the covers and open your mind. While retaining your critical faculties.

Then on to Gene Kerrigan’s ‘The Big Lie’ (not a reference to the previously mentioned publications 🙂 nor Gene’s latest crime thriller, but his Big Chill on the dominant discourse.


LeftAtTheCross - December 8, 2012

D_D, IMR is out in print, I got a copy last Sat in Books Upstairs.

And it appears that the Irish Left Review will be out in print in January also.

If all of the above isn’t a sign of a healthy internal life in the Left then I don’t know what is.


irishelectionliterature - December 8, 2012

The SWP were selling IMR outside the Dail on Budget Day.


CL - December 8, 2012

Any reviews of Kerrigan’s ‘The Big Lie’?


sonofstan - December 8, 2012

And it appears that the Irish Left Review will be out in print in January also.

Best news of the day.


D_D - December 10, 2012



7. Steve Jobs - December 10, 2012

Picked my copy up today. No mention of it being published by the Sticks anymore but rather Citizen Press?


LeftAtTheCross - December 10, 2012

Citizen Press is the publishing entity of the WP, which also recently brought out Des O’Hagan’s book ‘Letters From Long Kesh’.


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