Blog Feeds

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Elaine Byrne: Lacking moral courage to name names

offsite link Real democracies and referendums Anthony

offsite link Public Services Card: Some still forced to comply Anthony

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Munich conference reveals East-West divide Wed Feb 19, 2020 22:02 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar – posted with permission Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stresses urgent need for international coordination ‘to build a shared future’ Few postmodern political pantomimes have been more

offsite link Assad after Aleppo?s Liberation: Despite Erdogan?s Loud Bark, All of Syria Will Be Liberated Wed Feb 19, 2020 21:40 | The Saker
Statement by Bashar al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, on February 17, 2020. Source: https://www.youtube.com/wat... Translation: resistancenews.org Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated that the Liberation of the city of

offsite link COVID-19 ? What people say, and only 5 realities Wed Feb 19, 2020 14:54 | amarynth
by Amarynth, drawing together a braintrust from The Movable Feast Cafe We set up a ?brain trust? in the Cafe in order to write a combined sitrep for The Saker

offsite link Sitrep ? Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua Wed Feb 19, 2020 14:06 | amarynth
Chris Faure for The Saker Blog While the Mena is exploding in tensions, the Empire is hungry and is not leaving these countries in Latin America any breathing room. Although

offsite link Interstate competition swallows Bolsonaro´s Government Tue Feb 18, 2020 17:39 | amarynth
Fabio Reis Vianna for The Saker Blog When U.S. President Donald Trump announced on December 2 the taxation of Brazilian and Argentine steel, restoring the immediate effect of the “tariffs

The Saker >>

Video: Arthur Scargill - 25 Years after the Miners' Strike

category dublin | worker & community struggles and protests | feature author Saturday November 14, 2009 20:08author by Paula Geraghtyauthor email mspgeraghty at yahoo dot ie Report this post to the editors

Video of Arthur Scargill's recent talk in Unite, Dublin

Scargill Discusses the Miners' Strike in Dublin

As workers fight Fianna fail and the Green partyy's neoliberal attacks, now is a good time to learn from the fightback against Thatcherism in the 1980s with this video of Arthur Scargill discussing the Miners Strike.
http://www.vimeo.com/7589961

As workers fight Fianna fail and the Green partyy's neoliberal attacks, now is a good time to learn from the fightback against Thatcherism in the 1980s with this video of Arthur Scargill discussing the Miners Strike.

Engaging, revealing and entertaining this video of 57 minutes offers many valuable lessons for today.
http://www.vimeo.com/7589961

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/94753


Caption: Video:Arthur Scargill on The Miners Strike

author by Anarcho Trade Unionistpublication date Sun Nov 15, 2009 18:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"Engaging, revealing and entertaining this video of 57 minutes offers many valuable lessons for today"

I watched the video. Interesting guy, and 10/10 for conviction. But, what are the valuable lessons for today? Are we forgeting that not one of the objectives of ICC were achieved during his period of leadership? He was driven by an idea, and had no strategy. A great ideologue but a terrible trade unionist.

We can learn more about what NOT to do. 192 coal pits were closed and 170,000 people lost their jobs. This was more to do with the hard line strategy from Thatcher. But, talk to anyone from the areas affected, and those active in the National Union of Mineworkers and you will find just as much hostility toward the militant tactics of Scargill as you would against that Tory cow.

He championed the idea of a 'scab' to advance the struggle of miners but in the end it divided workers more than it united them. It also created hatred amongst communities. An awful tactic. He also championed a dodgy nationalist rhetoric than is particularly dangerous during intense moments of class struggle.

author by Crevette - Nonepublication date Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi Ireland
I fully watched the video and was pleased to see such conviction and art in a performance. The anecdotes were moving.
We in France don't hear much about political issues from Ireland.
I discovered your site by chance and I wih you put more of these on line. I like to diversify my information sources and you're difficult to find!
I would not comment the political implications of the speech Arthur SCARGILL as my english will not allow it ( and my lack on Irish history) but it feels good to see that on the other side of water, there are people who stands against the main f***ing capitalist stream.

Great!
And greetings from the land where came that"box of frog legs" :)

 
© 2001-2020 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