And over on The Irish Revolution

Several of us at Redline maintain separate blogs: the Irish Revolution (about Irish history and politics) and 100 Years of Trenches (anti-militarism, anti-imperialism, in particular in relation to NZ).

Below are some recent highlights from the Irish revolution blog:

Bernadette (Devlin) McAliskey talks about the lead-up to when her and Michael McAlikey were shot when pro-British terrorists broke into their home in early 1981; what happened on the morning; and the overall political context: https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2019/03/31/what-did-it-feel-like-to-be-shot-interview-with-bernadette-by-blindboy-boatclub/

No to the extradition of Irish republican activists Seán Farrell and Ciarán Maguire: https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/no-to-extradition-of-sean-farrell-and-ciaran-maguire/

Remembering March 1, 1976, when the British Labour imperialists took away special category status, declaring war on Irish republican POWs:  https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2019/03/02/march-1-1976-when-the-british-labour-imperialists-took-away-special-category-status/

“The country was completely ruined by the English wars of conquest” – Engels on Ireland, May 1856: https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/the-country-was-completely-ruined-by-the-english-wars-of-conquest-engels-on-ireland-may-1856/

Fintan Lalor, 1847 – “My object is to repeal the Conquest – not any part or portion, but the whole an entire conquest of 700 years”: https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/my-object-is-to-repeal-the-conquest-not-any-part-or-portion-but-the-whole-and-entire-conquest-of-seven-hundred-years-fintan-lalor-1847/