Wednesday, June 1, 2011

SINN FÉIN KEEP LEFT SITE IS CLOSING DOWN

The aim of this site was to encourage left wing debate amongst party members and supporters. Unfortunately, we have not suceeded in this aim and have been unable to generate enough articles and debate to keep this site going.

We never aimed at using this site as an opportunity to simply express the views of 4 - 5 people, but rather to go beyond that.

We here still believe Sinn Féin offers the only realistic left wing political alternative in this country and would encourage as many people as possible to become involved in the party.

Thank you to all those who read the pieces on this site and to those who have contributed and perhaps others will suceeded where we have failed.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing the site, I read many of the articles. Thanks for publishing an article I wrote.

    Good luck with your efforts in the party.

    Tom

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  2. pity, there is a place for republican minded web sites

    this was one of the very few.

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  3. Real shame about this

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  4. Micheál Ó MainínJuly 1, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Really liked this site, keep it going on facebook!

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  5. I was saddened to see that the site has closed down. To be honest I had not kept up with it in recent times. While it's disappointing that it lasted only 2 years, I do think that during that time it helped to foster some level of honest debate and was a forum in which some of more critically minded people in SF could articulate their views.

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  6. sorry to read about the site finishing. havn'nt checked in in a while but when i did yeah got the impression you summarized that only a few people where contributing.

    it was a good idea, think there was a bit more energy at the start with the state of the party prior to the last general election and you should be commended for your efforts. some one suggested that you keep the face book page going and if you can then i hope you do.

    in short hand there are two models for the party. a small disciplined left wing structure or a mass organisation encompassing many stands. the party seems to want both things, its well on the way to trying to build the mass organisation but the structures are still to centreist. platforms like this for different trains of taught with in the movement are a good thing and should be encouraged to allow different trains of taught the room to express themselves, develop and push there idea's forward in all the noise. if we are going for a mass organisation, holding highly political and idealistic people together with different emphasis on priority in a larger centerist structure is like juggling grenades when the logical thing to do is leave each arms to its place. maybe this praticular platform will rise again with the same energy as in the start maybe it won't but hope if possible it continues to exist in some form i definatly hope there are more like it.

    you printed an article i wrote before, whats coming down the tracks or something apocalyptic like that, thanks for that and all the best.

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  7. Sad to see this is gone. Not an SF supporter by any means, but it opened my eyes to different ways one can try to influence things for the better with openness and transparency.

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  8. Very sad to see this site go. It's been an excellent resource as an party activist to learn and share views with comrades.

    Hopefully the party will establish some sort of official members-only forum when the new membership system is up and running fully.

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  9. Is there any chance of this site staring again?

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