Coalitions, Libertarian Communism and Ireland

How did British libertarian communists understand the conflict in the north of Ireland, and face up to events there? Did they support specific campaigns for withdrawing British troops out of Ireland?

This article deals with the debate within the British Anarchist Workers Association in 1976, which brought forward views ranging from the belief that the national question had to be solved before socialism came onto the agenda, right through to doubts that imperialism was still a reality in a world of globalised capital.

This paper was given by Tony Zurbrugg at a conference on the life and work of the French anarchist Daniel Guerin.  It was held in Loughborough, England, in 2004

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