IRELAND: Riots Rock Derry 50 Years After the Battle of Bogside

Photo: Police vehicles patrol old city walls of Derry on Monday Night By Mike Talavera This week, petrol bombs and other projectiles bombarded the old city walls of Derry (referred to by British occupiers as Londonderry) over the span of multiple nights, frustrating the Police Service of Northern Ireland who have not been able to make any arrests. Now a tourist attraction, the city walls … Continue reading IRELAND: Riots Rock Derry 50 Years After the Battle of Bogside

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: 1987 British Forces Ambush Irish Republican Army at Loughgall, Killing Nine

By Mike Talavera Thirty-two years ago today, the East Tyrone Brigade (ETB) of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) led an attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base in the Northern Irish village of Loughgall, detonating a 200 pound bomb that destroyed half the police station. Shortly after, British Special Air Service soldiers opened fire from hidden positions, killing all eight IRA members as … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: 1987 British Forces Ambush Irish Republican Army at Loughgall, Killing Nine

IRELAND: National Liberation Struggle Continues after Accidental Killing of Journalist

By Mike Talavera Republican gunmen defended their neighborhoods in Derry this past Thursday after repeated raids of innocent people earlier in the week by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in anticipation of Easter Rising Commemorations this weekend. During Thursday’s shootout, a journalist named Lyra McKee was accidentally killed, and the police have used her death to escalate their … Continue reading IRELAND: National Liberation Struggle Continues after Accidental Killing of Journalist

IRELAND: Irish Republican Army Sends Letter Bombs to United Kingdom Targets

By Mike Talavera Starting on March 5 and 6, four packaged improvised explosive devices were delivered to London’s Heathrow and City airports, Waterloo Station, and the University of Glasgow. The New Irish Republican Army (NIRA) has claimed responsibility for the bombs, one of which detonated and prompted an evacuation of Heathrow airport’s administrative Compass Centre. While damage was minimal and no injuries reported, the successful … Continue reading IRELAND: Irish Republican Army Sends Letter Bombs to United Kingdom Targets

IRELAND: Militants Explode Van in Front of Courthouse

By Mike Talavera On January 19 around 8:10 pm,  a hijacked pizza delivery van detonated in a fiery display in front of the Bishop Street Courthouse in the Northern Ireland town of Derry. A call had been made 15 minutes before the explosion, and hundreds of people were evacuated. The bomb attack marks 100 years of anti-imperialist violence against the British. On January 21, 1919 … Continue reading IRELAND: Militants Explode Van in Front of Courthouse

Why Brexit Could Reignite Mass Involvement in the National Liberation Struggles in Northern Ireland

By Ed Dalton Imperialist war criminal and former Secretary of State, John Kerry is trembling over the possibility that due to Brexit, and a possible hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland could reignite the Troubles. In a statement to the bourgeois news, Kerry said, “I have concerns that depending on what kind of Brexit takes place, it could have a negative impact on the … Continue reading Why Brexit Could Reignite Mass Involvement in the National Liberation Struggles in Northern Ireland