|Other Names:||The Internationalists
Irish Communist Movement (Marxist-Leninist) (1969–1972)
|Groups & Sections:||Dublin H-Block Armagh Committee
Communist Youth Union of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) … Youth Organisation
Democratic Student Front (1973–) … Close Association
|Documents in Archive:||22|
|Publications:||Workers' and Unemployed News, The Spirit of Freedom, Red Patriot, Marxist-Leninist Weekly, Marxist-Leninist Journal|
|Related Collection:||The Hunger Strikes|
|Article:||The Internationalists/Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist), Part One: 1965-1970|
|Timeline:||View in the timeline of the Irish left|
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The Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) originated as The Internationalists in Trinity College Dublin in 1965, founded by Hardial Bains. It was an anti-revisionist party, initially Maoist and later supporting Albanian leader Enver Hoxha following the Sino-Albanian split. The party was officiallly dissolved in 2003, following a long period of inactivity.
Other names, groups or sections
- Communist Youth Union of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)
The Communist Youth Union of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) was the youth section of the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist).
- Democratic Student Front
Democratic Student Front was established by the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) in April 1973 in order to contest elections to the Student Representative Council in Trinity College Dublin.
|Wikipedia||Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist–Leninist)|
No. 42-43, December 1st & 14th 1976
Dublin H-Block Armagh Committee
[21st?] November 1985
19th December 1985
November 7th, 1987
Democratic Student Front
Communist Youth Union of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)
- 1967 - Words
- 1968 - Mastering Bolshevism
- 1968 - Words and Comment, No. 3
- 1969 - Objective Idealism is Fascism
- 1973 - Special Election Bulletin, 13th April 1973
- 1974 - An Analysis of the Significance of the Ulster Workers’ Strike, May 14th-30th, 1974
- 1976 - Red Patriot, Vol. 5, No. 42-43
- 1981 - The Struggle for Political Status by the H-Block & Armagh Prisoners is a Just and Heroic Struggle by Revolutionary Irish Patriots
- 1982 - Red Patriot, Vol. 6, No. 3-4
- 1982 - The Spirit of Freedom, Vol. 1, No. 1
- 1984 - Campaign Against Reagan Visit: Fascist Warmonger, Get out of Ireland!
- 1984 - Campaign Against Reagan Visit: Oppose the Visit of this Foreign Imperialist Warmonger
- 1984 - Voice of Revolution (Marxist-Leninist Weekly), Vol. 8, No. 17
- 1985 - Marxist-Leninist Weekly [November 1985]
- 1985 - Marxist-Leninist Weekly, 19th December 1985
- 1986 - Unity and Freedom to the Irish People!
- 1987 - Spirit of Freedom
- 1987 - Workers' and Unemployed News, November 7th, 1987
- 1988 - Marxist-Leninist Journal, December 1988
- 1988 - Voice of the Youth
- 1989 - Marxist-Leninist Weekly, Vol. 19, No. 21
- 1990 - Public Lecture by Comrade Hardial Bains
From The Irish Left Open History Project
When The Internationalists were first set up in Trinity College Dublin in November 1965, it was not as a fully-formed Marxist-Leninist party, but ‘as an exercise in better staff-student relations.’ 1 Prominent among the initial group was Hardial Bains, a lecturer in bacteriology who was originally from India, but who had left for Canada in 1959 and had completed his post-graduate studies in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. Bains was a former member of the Communist Party of India, having resigned in protest at the party’s endorsement of Khrushchev’s criticisms of Stalin. In March 1963 he founded a political group in Vancouver which was called The Internationalists (later the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), and while the November 1965 TCD group may not have been exactly an Irish version at this stage, the choice of name suggests Bains’ strong input from the start.
- Election Literature & Leaflets
Irish Election Literature
Some leaflets and documents from the party and individual election candidates.