Ireland: the key to the British revolution - David Reed

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Ireland the key to the British revolution - 2016 online edition

To mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, we have now made the full text of this important anti-imperialist analysis of the Irish struggle available for free online.

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'All who read this book will understand the historic background to the revolutionary struggle in Ireland and will realise that those who exploit workers in England are also responsible for the long war in the North of Ireland. It is an invaluable contribution towards a principled solidarity movement against our common enemy.'
Seán Mac Stíofáin
Chief of Staff, Irish Republican Army, 1969-1972

'This book offers, uniquely, a comprehensive account of the state's reaction to Irish nationalism and exemplifies the lengths to which the state and its servants are prepared to go in their treatment of Irish nationalists. It is an account of unlawful acts and the naked use of power by the state for political ends, which is terrorism as defined by the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976.'
Alastair Logan
Solicitor who defended many prisoners in British gaols


 

Ireland: the key to the British revolution - print version

© David Reed 1984

450 pp. ISBN 0 905400 04 6

This book examines the history of the Irish people's struggle for freedom, from the late 1840s to the present day. Basing itself on Marx and Engels' theoretical and practical activity on the Irish question, it examines this history in the context of the struggle for socialism...

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