From Civil Rights to the Bailout: Social movements, workers agitation, and left-wing activism in Ireland, 1968-2010
Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, NUI Galway (Saturday 20th June, 2015)
Part 3: Radical Politics. Saor Éire Action Group, 1967-1975 The vanguard of Trotskyist revolution in Ireland’ ‘Séan Ó Duibhir.
A brief historical overview of the Saor Éire Action Group, outlining its origins, its political and paramilitary trajectory, and assessing the circumstances of its ultimate demise.
From the Civil Rights Movement to contemporary protests against austerity, the years since 1968 have witnessed widespread and varied social movements in communities, workplaces and colleges throughout Ireland, North and South, that have fought for, and resisted, social change. These movements have spurred the growth of numerous organisations ranging from those advocating limited reform, to those advancing revolutionary change in society. However, despite its immediate relevance to an understanding of contemporary Ireland, the lack of historical research conducted in the agents and resisters of social change since 1968 is a noticeable gap in the study of class and politics in Ireland. This interdisciplinary conference hopes to address this. Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class.
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