Online Talk Thu 22/04 19:00 Ireland - A Centenary of Counter-Revolution, Partition, and a Divided Working Class
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Ireland - A Centenary of Counter-Revolution, Partition, and a Divided Working Class.
This year is the 100th anniversary of British imperialism's partition of Ireland, an event that created two corrupt, dysfunctional states in the country and divided its working class.
Anti*Capitalist Resistance invites you to explore the events leading up to the split, its consequences for the Irish working class, and whether there is any substances to claims of Irish unity in the near future.
April 22nd, 7 pm
Liam McQuade, Belfast-born socialist.
Dr. William O'Brien
William O'Brien comes from Cork. In 1994 he completed a Masters Thesis at University College Cork on the life and journalism of the nineteenth-century Republican activist and Fenian, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. Later, in 1997 he went on to do a Ph.D. in the University of Limerick, “Creating an Imagined Community; the role of the press in creating identity in Nineteenth-century Ireland”, in which he looked at the role that newspapers played in creating a new cultural identity for the increasingly literate population of Ireland. His areas of research interest are Irish cultural nationalism, the nineteenth-century press in Britain and Ireland, Irish constitutional politics, and the role of physical force nationalism in Irish history.