Upcoming Events

National | History and Heritage

no events match your query!

New Events

National

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony

offsite link RTE bias complaint Anthony

offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

offsite link Irish Examiner and fake news Anthony

offsite link Labour Party: The unvarnished truth Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Woman, 80, Banned From Swimming Pool after Demanding a Male Trans Employee Left the Female Changing ... Tue Aug 09, 2022 19:30 | Will Jones
An elderly woman has been banned from a swimming pool after she demanded that a transgender employee left the female locker rooms.
The post Woman, 80, Banned From Swimming Pool after Demanding a Male Trans Employee Left the Female Changing Room appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Energy Bills Set to Double Next Year Tue Aug 09, 2022 18:29 | Toby Young
Energy prices are set to more than double, with the average UK household facing an annual bill of £4,266 next year. Time to rethink the fracking ban?
The post Energy Bills Set to Double Next Year appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Judges Are Having Their Wings Clipped and Progressive Activists Only Have Themselves to Blame Tue Aug 09, 2022 15:16 | Dr David McGrogan
The result of deploying judicial review as a weapon of political struggle, as has happened in recent decades, was always going to be that the courts would end up having their wings clipped.
The post Judges Are Having Their Wings Clipped and Progressive Activists Only Have Themselves to Blame appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Met Office Must Answer Growing Doubts About Rising U.K. and Global Temperature Claims Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:49 | Chris Morrison
Further doubts are being raised about the scale of global warming claimed by the U.K. Met Office, following publication of a damning report into U.S. weather stations which found 96% were corrupted by urban heat.
The post Met Office Must Answer Growing Doubts About Rising U.K. and Global Temperature Claims appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Are There Any Conservatives Left at Harvard? Tue Aug 09, 2022 09:15 | Noah Carl
A recent survey found that 82% of Harvard faculty identify as liberal, and only 1.5% identify as conservative. The survey is consistent with similar surveys from previous years and vast amounts of other data.
The post Are There Any Conservatives Left at Harvard? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Voltairenet.org is taking a hiatus Thu Jul 14, 2022 20:47 | en

offsite link Paradoxes of Russophobia Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:46 | en

offsite link EU-Russia agreement on supplying Kaliningrad Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:26 | en

offsite link Political destabilization plagues the West Thu Jul 14, 2022 05:40 | en

offsite link Ukraine destroys its Nova Kakhovka factory Wed Jul 13, 2022 07:53 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Death of Comrade Sean Garland (1934-2018)

category national | history and heritage | news report author Thursday December 13, 2018 23:24author by wp - Workers Party Report this post to the editors

“It is with deep sadness and regret that the Workers Party announces the death of Sean Garland, a life-long comrade, a member of the Party’s Central Executive Committee and one of the people who most influenced and shaped the Workers Party over many decades.

Party President Michael Donnelly has paid tribute to Mr Garland saying that he was “a unique and charismatic individual whose contribution to Irish political life cannot be overestimated”.
seangatntgtgeorgesst2009300x225.jpg

The socialist project

“Sean never took the easy option or the path of least resistance”, he said, “he always based his decisions, and his actions, on what he adjudged to be in the best interests of working class people and the revolutionary socialist project.”

Internationalism

“Sean’s contribution to rethinking and redefining the republicanism of the late 1950s and early 1960s was immense. It changed the course of progressive political thought, emphasised the internationalism of the class politics of the Workers Party and the common struggle of all workers wherever they lived and decisively rejected the narrow nationalism that others chose to pursue with catastrophic consequences.”

Legacy

“Comrade Sean Garland devoted his life to the struggle to build a socialist future. His legacy and his influence will endure in the class politics which he espoused and in the generations of working people at home and abroad that he has influenced and inspired. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family at this time. We have all lost a fearless revolutionary standard bearer, a colossus of socialist politics, a comrade and friend”, Mr Donnelly concluded.

Related Link: http://workersparty.ie/death-of-comrade-sean-garland/
author by 1 of indypublication date Mon Dec 17, 2018 23:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Reposted from http://workersparty.ie/letter-to-international-comrades-on-the-de...land/

It is with deep sadness and regret that the Workers Party of Ireland announces the death of our esteemed comrade, Sean Garland, a life-long revolutionary, a former General Secretary and Party President and a serving member of the Party’s Central Executive Committee. Although in recent times he had suffered serious problems with his health he remained a source of inspiration and assistance.

Sean Garland was an iconic and inspirational figure for the WPI and was one of the people who most influenced and shaped the Party over many decades. His passing marks the end of the life of a principled revolutionary, unceasingly dedicated to the cause of the working class and committed to the achievement of power for the working class and the construction of a socialist society as the only solution to the misery imposed by the capitalist system.

Sean’s contribution to rethinking and redefining the republicanism of the late 1950s and early 1960s was immense. It changed the course of progressive political thought, emphasised the internationalism of the class politics of the Workers Party and the common struggle of all workers wherever they lived and decisively rejected the narrow nationalism that others chose to pursue with catastrophic consequences.

Cde. Sean Garland was a committed internationalist. He supported the struggles for liberation in Vietnam, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Palestine and elsewhere throughout the world. He was a staunch supporter of the international peace movement, an unrelenting opponent of imperialist aggression and war, and he was opposed to the repeated assaults on Ireland’s neutrality, including his opposition to Irish membership of the so-called Partnership-for-Peace and any attempts to drag Ireland into NATO or a European Army. He recognised the seismic impact of the great October Socialist Revolution led by Lenin and the Bolsheviks and he defended the socialist construction in the Soviet Union and the Socialist countries as a huge step forward towards social progress where workers might enjoy the fruits of their labour free from exploitation and oppression.

Sean remained determined and confident in the future of socialism, in the necessity to build a vanguard party with firm and indestructible roots among the working class and continually in touch with their needs. He understood that capitalism is inherently and irredeemably flawed and must be abolished and replaced. He dedicated his life to that end. In the course of his life he suffered attacks at the hands of the bourgeois state, including the attempts to extradite him to the U.S., and assaults by rightist paramilitaries and ultra-leftist adventurists but he always stood firm, courageous and unbowed, convinced in the correctness of his political beliefs and philosophy.

Comrade Sean Garland enthusiastically endorsed the Workers Party of Ireland as a party of class struggle and the party of the working class. For him, the direction was clear, he devoted his life to the struggle to build a socialist future, to the construction and consolidation of a Marxist-Leninist party, a vanguard party, committed to the revolutionary transformation of society, the abolition of capitalism and the building of a secular, socialist republic in which power is firmly in the hands of the working class.

We have lost a fearless revolutionary fighter, we are eternally in his debt. His legacy and his inspiration will endure.

Gerry Grainger

International Secretary

Workers Party of Ireland

sean_garland.jpeg

 
© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy