Category: Theory

  • Manifesto of the Revolutionary Communist International

    Manifesto of the Revolutionary Communist International

    The following manifesto is of utmost importance to the world communist movement. We call on all our readers to study it thoroughly and give it the widest possible circulation. It was approved unanimously by the International Secretariat of the IMT and will constitute the founding document of a new Revolutionary Communist International, which will be…

  • UCD: ‘Academic Freedom’ or hypocrisy?

    UCD: ‘Academic Freedom’ or hypocrisy?

    Since the beginning of the latest terror campaign against the people of Gaza, students and faculty at University College Dublin (UCD) have called on the university to take a firm stand against the criminal actions of Israel. Several demonstrations have been held on campus to demand a statement from UCD condemning the violence and the…

  • Lenin and the Fight for Communism

    Lenin and the Fight for Communism

    The third issue of the Marxist Voice is now out. Read below this issue’s editorial and get in touch to order your copy now! As we are preparing to go to print with the third issue of the Marxist Voice, the centenary of Vladimir Lenin’s death has just passed by. Lenin was one of the…

  • Republicanism and Revolution: “the rich always betray the poor”

    Republicanism and Revolution: “the rich always betray the poor”

    In 1798, the first uprising took place against British rule in favour of a Republic in Ireland, inspired by the democratic ideals of the French and American revolutions. 

  • [PRE-ORDER] Ireland: Republicanism and Revolution

    [PRE-ORDER] Ireland: Republicanism and Revolution

    The republication of Alan Woods’ Ireland: Republicanism and Revolution, which has been out of print since 2005, could not have come at a more appropriate time. The British ruling class has just buried a monarch whose reign was synonymous with the long-term ‘managed decline’ of British imperialism.

  • For a socialist United Ireland: back to Connolly!

    For a socialist United Ireland: back to Connolly!

    We were delighted to announce recently the republication by Wellred Books of Alan Woods’ Ireland: Republicanism and Revolution, the first edition of which came out in 2005 and has long been out of print. The brand new introduction to the book, which we publish below, draws out the processes that have been developing in Ireland…

  • 100 attend successful book launch of ‘Ireland: Republicanism and Revolution’ by Alan Woods

    100 attend successful book launch of ‘Ireland: Republicanism and Revolution’ by Alan Woods

    On Saturday 26 November, 65 people gathered in the London Irish Centre, with another 35 connecting online, for the launch of the new edition of Alan Woods’ Ireland: Republicanism and Revolution (order here). Comrades joined the live-streamed event from Ireland, Britain, Sweden, the USA and Canada, making this a really international gathering.

  • Revolution and civil war in Ireland – 100 years on

    Revolution and civil war in Ireland – 100 years on

    One hundred years ago, the streets of central Dublin were turned into a warzone. Hundreds were killed – the vast majority of them civilians – as British shells rained down on the Four Courts building and the surrounding area, where armed members of the Irish Republican Army had set up an occupation. 

  • When British troops were sent onto Ireland’s streets

    When British troops were sent onto Ireland’s streets

    50 years ago, on Sunday 30 January 1972, the British Army opened fire on a peaceful civil rights march in Derry in the North of Ireland. 14 innocent people were killed in an atrocity. For decades, the British ruling class attempted to cover up the atrocity. When British troops were sent into Ireland in 1969,…

  • 40 years since the Irish hunger strikes: the struggle for a Socialist United Ireland continues

    40 years since the Irish hunger strikes: the struggle for a Socialist United Ireland continues

    On this day 40 years ago, in the face of Tory intransigence, the hunger strike by Republican political prisoners in Ireland came to an end. Decades on, only revolutionary class struggle can provide a future free from oppression and sectarianism.  On 3 October 1981, the remaining Irish Republicans on hunger strike in the North of…