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In this episode we chat with Richard Mitchell (Mitch) spokesperson with the Community Action Tenants Union (CATU) about the housing crisis and what we can do about it. Homeless figures are at depressingly high figure. House prices are out now out of reach of many people's budgets and rents are on a consistent upward trajectory. Can we wait for political change in parliament? If you think not, it's worth joining CATU
In this episode we talk to George Billinge spokesperson with DiEM 25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025) about Europe's future and the total lack of democracy within the halls of power in Brussels. Can Europe be saved or will it be torn about by its own internal undemocratic structures?
As Britain struggles to reposition its self after the fallout of Brexit and many reactionary figures south of the border jump on the United Ireland bandwagon, the prospect of an end to partition has never been nearer. In this episode we discuss a potential border poll and the type of Ireland that may emerge in its aftermath with Yes For Unity spokesperson Joe Mathews.
Music by Peadar Hopkins, Produced by Denise O'Toole and presented by Danny Coffey
In the first segment of this third episode we talk to President of the All India Student Federation, member of the National Council of the Communist Party of India and Chief Editor of the International magazine, Shuvam Banerjee, about farmer's and worker's right in India and the impact Narendra Modi's far right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has on the Indian working class. As well as the history of the BJP and their fascist boot boys the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
In the second segment we chat to activist Eamonn Crudden about the development, tactics of the Irish far right and ways of combatting any further growth of the fledgling far right in Ireland. Also, we have placed a link below to the new International magazine of which Shavum Banerjee is chief editor. Check it out, even if you're not from that particular tendency, some great content on international national matters.
Music by Peadar Hopkins; Denise O'Toole produced; Danny Coffey Presented
In this the second episode we discuss Imperialism, its cause and consequences. We would like to thank our guests. We were joined by Eleanor Morley of Socialist Alternative, Sydney Australia who spoke on the findings of the Brereton report into Australian special forces war crimes. We were also joined by Denis Halliday former United Nations, Assistant Secretary General, who resigned over the sanctions on Iraq in 1998, characterizing them genocide. Denis has been involved with various peace initiatives since, including Shannon Watch. The interview with Denis focuses on Iraq and the Security Council then and now. We were also joined by James O'Toole of Rebel Telly to discuss Lenin's analysis of Imperialism and how it relates to today. Further thanks to Dette McLoughlin of the Galway Alliance Against war for all her help.
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Music by: Peadar Hopkins Production: Denise O'Toole Presented: Danny Coffey
In this first episode, we talk to Massachusetts based, Communist Historian, Doug Enna Greene about his forthcoming book, A Failure of Vision: Michael Harrington and the Limits of Democratic Socialism (Zero Books, 2021) . Doug is also author of Communist Insurgent, Blanqui's Politics of Revolution, while penning articles for various leftist publications, such as Left Voice and Cosmonaut, which can all be found on his blog, https://blanquist.blogspot.com/?view=sidebar
We followed that up with a brief twenty minute discussion among ourselves. Danny Coffey presenter, Denise O ' Toole production, Music by Peadar Hopkins, all of which contributed to the discussion.