Queen Elizabeth II has begun her tour of Ireland. Many bourgeois press sources have been lavish in their praises of this trip, lauding the Queen’s visit to Ireland as a “step forward” in relations between the two countries. However, in doing so, the press has effectively whitewashed the true history of the oppression and genocide, most notably the Great Famine, the Irish have suffered under British colonialism and imperialism.
Irish workers, on the other hand, have not forgotten the lesson of “Britons bearing gifts” so easily, as protesters clashed with police in reaction to her visit.
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