The Spirit Of Freedom: Anticolonial War & Uneasy Peace in Ireland (Paperback, 2023, Kerplebedeb) 5 stars

“This booklet sets out to explain what’s going on in Ireland. It shows why British …

"Parliament is the political wing of the British Army"

5 stars

This small booklet is quite a gift. An insightful summary and critique from an anti-statist, anti-colonial perspective published in 1989 by Attack! International as to why anarchists in the UK should support the struggle to decolonize Ireland while not whitewashing failures of past-attempts at class war across Protestant and Catholic communities on the Island as well as short comings of many of the parties involved in Nationalist struggle and the brutality of the occupation. This is sandwiched between (on the one side) perspectives on white settlers in the Irish diaspora who've embraced their heritage to wash away their current status in the core of the core of Empire and (on the other side) updates on the peace process, decommissioning and development of the parties involved in the struggle on both sides of Island up until this year. A great update to anyone with some background knowledge of the issues and a nice introduction for those looking to learn more. Cannot recommend enough.