EP5 - Limerick Soviet 2.0?

In this season finale we  look at the lessons from the Limerick Soviet for today, what can we learn from how unions organised low paid and precarious workers rapidly, how left and socialist ideas became commonplace, but also why the struggle did not produce the revolution dreamt of and lessons for those who want to make change today.


To find out more about the Limerick Soviet check out these books by Dominic Haugh (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Limerick-Soviet-1919-Revolt-Bottom/dp/1916090907/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=limerick+soviet&qid=1557055073&s=gateway&sr=8-1) and Liam Cahill (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forgotten-Revolution-Centenary-Limerick-Soviet/dp/1912328410/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=limerick+soviet&qid=1557055073&s=gateway&sr=8-2)


If you are interested in finding out more about socialism and getting involved in socialist activism in Ireland check out http://socialistparty.ie or internationally check ou http://socialistworld.net


We are also looking for ideas for future seasons, possible collaborations or other directions to go with the podcast. If you have an idea, please reach out to us @cianplk on twitter or by emailing info@limericksoviet.ie


Thanks for listening, and thanks again to all those who made this podcast possible. See you on the barricades :)