We are delighted to announce the
publication of Fightback: the magazine of the International Marxist
Tendency in Ireland. The first edition of the magazine comes in two
editions for the North and the South – they have different front and
back pages and industrial material. The first edition is full colour and has
Fightback is being
launched at a crucial point in Irish history; the North is at an
impasse with the main parties Sinn Féin and the DUP under pressure from
the dissident republicans on one side and the Traditional Unionist
Voice on the other. Meanwhile, they face each other at Stormont
administering a glorified County Council. There are huge cuts on the
way which will have a dramatic effect at a time when 63% of jobs in the
North are dependent on the state.
Meanwhile, South of the border, the collapse of the “Celtic Tiger”
and the crisis in state funding means that the bourgeoisie and the
Fianna Fáil and Green Party coalition are attempting to place a huge
burden on the working class. The trade union leaders have come under
huge pressures, as the working class have shown time and time again that
they are prepared to struggle, but still they are vacillating and
prevaricating over the failed policy of “Social Partnership”.
In July 2009 we launched the Fightback website. The
response has been tremendous with regular readers from Dublin, Belfast,
Derry, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and many other towns and even
villages. We knew that there were a lot of people following In Defence of Marxism in Ireland.
Dublin is one of the top 5 cities in the world for hits on that site.
We are confident that the magazine will be well received.
You can subscribe to Fightback or make a donation to €2,000 fighting
fund that we have launched through
This e-mail address is being
The cost of subscription is €8 including P&P for the Republic £7
for the North for 4 issues.
Solidarity price is €12 or £12
Rest of the world €15 or £15
Subscriptions can also be purchased online with a credit card through