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Reading Dunayevskaya on Rosa Luxemburg

Raya Dunayevskaya, Rose Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution, (Humanities Press and Harvester Press, New Jersey and Sussex, 1982)

Much of the early part of the book on Luxemburg comprises a taking apart of her book on Accumulation of Capital as being based on false premises and a mistaken reading of Marx. 1,116 more words


Counterinsurgency and The Irish Revolution

Counterinsurgency and The Irish Revolution

This week Dr William Sheehan argues for the application of theories of insurgency and counterinsurgency to history of the the Irish revolution of 1916-1923. 797 more words

20th Century

May 18, 1917

Tributes were paid to four men from the Ashbourne District who had lost their lives in uniform, and a fifth, feared dead, missing in action for a month. 942 more words

The 1916 Irish, Easter Rising which influenced modern American life

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. The American way of life is championed by writers and historians galore. They claim the USA to be a country of liberty and freedom, a supreme capitalist state in which its inhabitants can dare to dream for a better life. 689 more words

Roger Casement: The Real Dos Equis Guy

He traveled to the Congo and worked for Henry Stanley where he also became friends with Joseph Conrad. He explored the Amazon, was knighted by the Crown, fought for Irish independence, arrived in Ireland via a German submarine during World War I, stripped of his knighthood and spoke out against human rights abuses wherever he went. 2,213 more words

History And Politics

Object of the Month for May: Vetterli-Vitali Model 1870/87 Rifle

In this monthly blog series, our collections team will write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. In this month’s blog Lisa Traynor, Curator of Firearms, gives us a short history of PR.6375, Vetterli-Vitali Model 1870/87 Rifle and its fascinating journey from Naples, to Terni, to Larne, and finally how it arrived in the collection at Royal Armouries. 1,108 more words


Truckling to Treason: Belfast Newsletter reflects on the Rebellion, 4th May 1916

The following is the editorial in the Belfast Newsletter on 4th May 1916, entitled ‘Reflections on the Rebellion’. It gives an insight into the immediate response to the Easter Rising. 1,051 more words