Tomás Ó Flatharta

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Irish Left With Ukraine: Solidarity Meeting With Ukrainian Socialist Yuliya Yurchenko – Podcast of the Meeting

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Introduction by Conor Kostick :

I’ve posted the audio from the recent Irish Left With Ukraine public meeting here:

Irish Socialist Podcast

Also here : https://media.publit.io/file/KillianRaynor/ILWU-24-11-2022-08.19.mp3

On 21 November 2022 Irish Left With Ukraine – a campaign of anarchists, socialists and trade unionists united in support of the left in Ukraine – organised a solidarity meeting at the Teachers Club in Dublin. The chair of the meeting was Nóirín Greene, former executive member of the ICTU and the speakers were (in order of how they appear in this Irish socialist podcast version of the event) David Joyce, ICTU International Officer; Seamus Dooley (NUJ, guest speaker) and Yulia Yurchenko, Ukrainian socialist.

So much of the left in Ireland and internationally has a blind spot when it comes to listening to the voice of the left in Ukraine. But not to do so is to violate a fundamental principal of activism from below: nothing about us, without us. Taking a position on the war in Ukraine without listening to what the left in Ukraine are saying would be like taking a position on a strike without listening to any of the strikers. Here’s a chance to listen to an English language account of a socialist who is part of Sotsіalniy Rukh (SR; The Social Movement).

Independent Left’s Irish Socialist Podcast

Here you can listen to an Irish socialist podcast for a discussion of news, interviews, socialist ideas, and reviews from an independent left perspective. Podcast creators Aislinn Wallace and Shane McNally of Stage Left Ireland have produced several revolutionary podcasts. For users of SoundCloud, you can follow the Stage Left podcast here or of Spotify, here, and get alerts when the latest goes live.

A good socialist podcast needs to combine insightful commentary with an open mind, willingness to engage with a wide range of socialist and left tradition through interviews and reviews with humour. Marxist podcasts don’t have to be dour. And in the case of Stage Left, we also bring you an Irish perspective on national and international affairs as well as on Irish history and politics.

Irish Left With Ukraine: Solidarity Meeting With Ukrainian Socialist Yuliya Yurchenko

Irish Socialist Podcast Irish Left WIth Ukraine Public Meeting

Taking a position on the war in Ukraine without listening to what the left in Ukraine are saying would be like taking a position on a strike without listening to any of the strikers. Here’s a chance to listen to an English language account of a socialist who is part of Sotsіalniy Rukh (SR; The Social Movement).

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