Miltant, No. 243
Date:1996
Organisation:Militant Labour (see Militant)
Publication:Militant
Issue:Number 243
April 1996
Contributors:Kevin McLaughlin, Clare Daly, Emmet Farrell, Jacqueline Clarke, Dermot Connolly, Niall Mulholland, Manus Maguire, Tom Crean, Martin Hamilton, Denis Keane
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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

26th November 2018

Many thanks to Joan Collins for forwarding this to the Archive.

This edition of Militant from early 1996 is a useful addition to the Archive. Dating from the period where Militant was known as Militant Labour and prior to its adoption of the Socialist Party name it provides a sense of a pivotal point in the development of the organisation. Published after Joe Higgins narrow loss to Brian Lenihan Jnr. it shows a party energised by the contest.

Notable is the cover story which references:

Joe Higgin’s campaign in the Dublin West by-election has put the issue of double taxation, local charges firmly onto the political agenda. The parties who bourthg in charges now know how angry PAYE workers feel.

And:

The campaign must now be stepped up to achieve abolition of the charges. This can be done by building an even bigger and better campaign.

And it calls for a movement of mass non payment. Another piece notes that Militant Labour is to ‘stand in North Elections’ and on foot of the Dublin West by-election there is a piece that argues it is ‘time to build a new left’.

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