Rayner O’Connor Lysaght author of ‘The Story of the Limerick Soviet ‘ was born into an affluent family in South Wales. While a student in Trinity College Dublin he became interested in left- wing politics.
In May 1967 Lysaght became a member of the Irish Workers Group a Trotskyist political party. Lysaght later left the Irish Workers Group and joined the Socialist Labour Alliance; the Irish section of the Fourth International.
In 1972 he was instrumental in organising the Revolutionary Marxist Group who along with the Peoples Democracy and the Irish Republican Socialist Party called for the legalisation for abortion in Ireland.
Given over 50 years of political activism Lysaght gives his analysis on the current developments within capitalism.
This is his story, in his own words.