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1 March 2019 Edition

The lessons of history

1 March 2019

This edition of An Phoblacht is published to coincide with the centenary of the first Dail in 1919. Included are the documents agreed on that first day. These are the Democratic Programme, the Declaration of Independence and the Message to the Free Nations of the World. There is a compelling resonance and relevance in the contents of these documents. I urge you to read these title deeds of the republic that has still not been achieved, and reflect on what political activism or volunteering you can partake in during this centenary year. Free article

Active abstentionism is a step towards Irish unity

1 March 2019

Gerry Adams outlines the case for active abstentionism, energetically representing citizens, working to empower communities to effectively fight for their rights Free article

Brexit’s threat to civil rights

1 March 2019

MEP Martina Anderson makes the case for allowing Irish citizens north of the border vote in EU elections post Brexit Free article

Focus needed on Presidential voting rights referendum

1 March 2019

Callum Smyth marks our diaries for the coming referendum on extending presidential election voting rights Free article

In 2019 Sinn Féin must focus on social sites of struggle

1 March 2019

Amy Ward marks out some challenges for Sinn Fein in the aftermath of the 8th Amendment campaign Free article

Support for McGuinness Principles continues to grow

1 March 2019

Peter Kissel National President of the Irish American Unity Conference outlines the growing support of the McGuinness Principles in the USA Free article

We can change the world street by street

1 March 2019

Seán Baillie shows how a union of renters have the potential and power to change and improve society Free article

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The future so full of hope

1 March 2019

Mícheál Mac Donncha takes us back to January 21st 1919, that fateful day after which here was no going back Free article

The importance of Soloheadbeg 1919

1 March 2019

Aengus Ó Snodaigh gives an account of the IRA attack carried out on the same day of the First Dáil that was to have a profound effect on the course of Irish history Free article

‘Tá Acht Gaeilge fiúntach de dhíth’

1 March 2019

Scríobhann Pádraig Ó Tiarnaigh ar an riachtanas le hAcht Gaeilge fiúntach ó thuaidh. Free article

Left parties must stand with the people

1 March 2019

Duroyan Fertl writes on a strategy to combat the growth of neo-fascist and far right movements Free article

‘Our eyes are open and we won’t kneel down’

1 March 2019

Cyril Benoit reports from the France on the unexpected and unprecedented social explosion that is the “gilets jaunes” movement Free article

Time for an equal and just Ireland

1 March 2019

Rita O’Hare gives an opinion on how ‘the great prize, the reunification of Ireland is now within reach’ Free article

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