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'Left' Convention in Derry - Going Nowhere!
James Doherty • 18 February 2004

I wish Eamonn McCann well in the forthcoming EU elections (if he stands) - I really do. However, I was extremely disappointed at how IRSP members who attended last Saturday's Convention were treated by some of Eamonn's comrades and other 'socialists'. I am neither a member of the SEA or the IRSP but believe that both organisations are made up of decent and principled individuals; Therefore, I thought it was appalling that a Convention, the purpose of which was to build some kind of coalition, should at its first ever meeting start excluding others. This dosen't bode well for the future or for the building of an alternative to the two sectarian power blocs.





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