Solidarity 118, 27 September 2007

The History of the International Socialists: The British Left and the Irish Crisis 1968-70 Part 1

Sean Matgamna

Part 1: How and Why the Six-County State Broke Down

Recently the British army in Northern Ireland was withdrawn to where it was in relation to Northern Ireland society before 14 August 1969, when it was put on the streets to be an emergency scaffolding for a state and society that had begun to break down into Protestant/ Catholic civil war.