Salute WWI dead, but not with red poppies

Salute WWI dead, but not with red poppies
An estimated 40,000 young Irish people died in the Great War

Not only does the symbol help to sanitise an imperial bloodbath, it also legitimises contemporary warmongering

In August 1914, war erupted and swept across old imperial Europe. Millions long-colonised under the ruling classes in the British, Russian, German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires were sent to war.

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