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Red faces in governments around the world after Cambridge Analytica dirty laundry comes to light 22:49 Mar 23 0 comments
Protecting WIldlife in Ireland from Hedge Cutting and Gorse Burning 23:37 Feb 23 0 comments
From Facebook to Policebook 22:18 Feb 03 0 comments
The French Plan to recognize “Rojava” 23:11 Jan 15 2 comments
Runaway Train Towards Full Digitization of Money and Labor 14:18 Jan 01 2 commentsmore >>
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
May 21, 2018 Syrian Army Liberates Southern Damascus As ISIS Withdraws Tue May 22, 2018 03:37 | Scott
SITREP Germany: They Just Don?t Buy Into the Propaganda Mon May 21, 2018 23:27 | The Saker
Europe is the big prize. Mon May 21, 2018 23:22 | The Saker
Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/05/21 ? Open Thread Mon May 21, 2018 18:30 | Herb Swanson
Ramzan Kadyrov personally commands rescue of Orthodox hostages in a church in Gronzy Mon May 21, 2018 03:02 | The Saker
Repeal, Abortion and the Common Good: Beyond Foetal Rights? Tue Apr 24, 2018 15:06 | Máiréad Enright
#abortiontravel Cordelia Freeman on ?The Chile-Peru Abortion Trail and the Irish Experience? Thu Apr 19, 2018 14:13 | GuestPost
#abortiontravel Sydney Calkin on ?The Changing Geographies of Abortion Access? Wed Apr 18, 2018 14:08 | GuestPost
#abortiontravel Kath Browne & Catherine Nash on ?Love both?: Naming Heteroactivism? Tue Apr 17, 2018 13:01 | GuestPost
#abortiontravel Katherine Side on ?Medical Abortion Use: Post-Referendum Possibilities? Mon Apr 16, 2018 14:01 | GuestPost
For lefties too stubborn to quit
Not much lamppost space left? 20:16 Mon May 21, 2018 | WorldbyStorm
A conservative working class, a rural/urban divide ? not so fast? 11:50 Mon May 21, 2018 | WorldbyStorm
Politics and media and referendums 11:49 Mon May 21, 2018 | WorldbyStorm
Left Archive: Workers Briefing: Journal of Socialist Democracy, Summer 2000 03:58 Mon May 21, 2018 | leftarchivist
Huh? Does this describe the referendum from an Irish perspective? 12:17 Sun May 20, 2018 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017
IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017
Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016
The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015
Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015
SUMMARY: I arrived in Ennis without pen or notebook to support the action of Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell who protested on the runway of Shannon against the US military use of the airport. The following is a colour story of happenings on the day relying on memory only. I hope that someone else may provide a fuller report and my apologies for any errors in this report which are entirely my responsibility.
In 2012 public opposition forced the ditching of a plan for a "retirement village" on the side of the Dublin mountains, isolated from services and public transport and cut off by the M50, in an area normally zoned for agriculture and public amenity and widely used by the public. A previous plan for a private school on the site had been rejected for similar reasons in 2005. After the local elections the plan is back in a lightly tweaked form, with the developer's sister among a number of newly elected councillors supporting the project.
The Euro and local council elections take place on Fri May 23rd and nationwide there are 11 MEPs to be elected to represent Ireland Euro elections will also be taking place across Europe for a grand total of 751 seats in the European Parliament. Regrettably the European Commission which is composed of 28 non-elected and appointed commissioners and is besieged by thousands of lobbying firms working for the private sector, is probably reckoned to have more power. Yet despite this Europe matters because at least 70% of our legislation comes from there and practically most of the regulation in a diverse range of areas originates from Europe and some of the more background regulation has its origins with corporate lobbyists with the aim of using heavy regulation to put smaller competitors out of businesses by greatly increasing the relative costs for smaller businesses. The main political parties of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael constantly tell us they are pro business and for jobs and the economy. In fact they are for big business, privatisation, outsourcing of jobs, lower wages, less social safety net and their support of big business and corporations constantly results in the suffocating of small business which are the very areas that lead to most employment.
It was three years on March 11th since the triple nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011. This article attempts to try and give an picture of the situation today and to show that the accident is still an active event that will take many decades to cleanup and it is anything but over.
Remembering What HappenedIt is three years since the accident on March 11th 2011 at the Fukushima power station complex. There has been surprisingly little coverage of it in the mainstream media compared to the Chernobyl accident in 1986 at the time. As most people know, the accident was a result of an earthquake which caused the tsunami which flooded the Fukushima site and knocked out the backup diesel generators used for cooling the plants and that is how the story goes. The first report many people heard was that they were using sea-water to cool the reactors. This in itself was frightening because sea-water and cooling of nuclear reactors should not be in the same sentence, ever and it can only mean one thing -the situation is desperate, everything has failed and since sea-water would destroy the reactor vessel and fuel rods it means its the very last resort at trying to stop a meltdown.
Leaked call from Estonian FM to Catherine Ashton (EU) indicates that snipers were provocateurs shooting people on both sides
Another leaked phone call. This time between the Estonian FM and Catherine Ashton. It would seem to indicate that the same shooters on the rootops in Ukraine were shooting people on BOTH sides.
Ukraine Urged Jews to Flee Kiev
During the turmoil of the coup by the neo Nazis in Kiev which happens to be the home of one of the largest viable Jewish communities outside Israel, the synagogues in Kiev came under petrol bomb attack but likely the building didn't burn down. Given the outright racist nature of these thugs and the fact that the coup leaders on the first day of power hung a huge banner of Stepan Bandera the World War II Nazi collaborator who helped send 900,000 Jews to the gas chambers. When those in power celebrate these type of people, it should send a chill down your spine.
Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Urged Jews to Flee Kiev After Attack on Students
Tue 22 May, 05:22
MORE BAD NEWS FROM AFRIN? 18:03 Wed 16 May 0 comments
Ongoing abduction and rape of women and young girls by Turkish ‘Security’ Forces in Afrin, Rojava
Israel has massacred over 60 Palestinians: 18:06 Tue 15 May 0 comments
n response to Israel’s horrific massacre of some 60 unarmed Palestinians, and wounding of thousands, yesterday in Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has organised a series of protests around Ireland to take place today. Protests are expected to continue in Gaza, and casualties are expected to mount.
A reign of terror: Extra-judicial killings in Duterte’s Philippines 10:03 Fri 04 May 0 comments
Since Rodrigo Duterte began his term as the 16th president of the Philippines in 30 June 2016, Filipinos and the international community have watched in horror at accounts of dead bodies found nightly in the country’s streets, linked to extra-judicial killings (EJKs).
Gaza tomorrow 14:02 Thu 26 Apr 0 comments
After dozens were killed and hundreds injured in the Friday demonstrations in Gaza, it appears inevitable that there will be further such killings and mutilations tomorrow as the protests continue. The following letter to the Israeli Ambassador in Ireland expresses fears that Israel will continue their unjust use of violence.
France In Revolt – Workers And Students Unite 20:48 Sun 22 Apr 0 comments
While the Irish media focus only Macron bombing Syria and making speeches in praise of the EU French workers and students are in full scale revolt against the French President’s neo-liberal policies.
150 trade unions, parties, NGOs and faith groups call on EU to stop funding Israeli arms companies 22:27 Thu 19 Apr 0 comments
Protecting Wildlife in Ireland from Hedge Cutting and Gorse Burning 16:47 Wed 18 Apr 0 comments
As printed 2018 edition
Letter to Ecuadorian Embassy re Julian Assange 14:24 Tue 17 Apr 4 comments
(On 28 March the new Ecuadorian government and its President cut off all use of the internet from Julian and forbade him all future visitors. His friends have rallied and are asking all who care to protest and work on his behalf. The letter below explains itself)
Palestinian journalist dies of wounds sustained in Gaza border clashes 07:11 Sun 08 Apr 0 comments
Yaser Murtaja, a Palestinian journalist has died after succumbing to wounds he sustained during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories.
Under the Gun in Ireland 1983 22:32 Fri 06 Apr 0 comments
An Irish American's Visit To the North of Ireland in 1983more >>
LÉ Samuel Beckett under NATO/EU command in the Mediterranean. May 18 0 comments
The LÉ Samuel Beckett is one of ten warships taking part in Operation Sophia, or EUNAVFOR Med, nine of which are from navies of NATO-aligned countries.
HSE appoints ‘insider’ Tony O’Brien as new director. May 11 1 comments
Flashback to a July 28th, 2012 media report:
Ireland: Is Property Theft? Irish Landlords in Power May 09 0 comments
Ireland, with its punishing history of colonisation, has a no less traumatic ‘memory’ of property, its possession and, more importantly, its dispossession or lack...
A a strong case for an Irexit. May 03 0 comments
Leaving the EU, Ireland will regain sovereignty, get its wealth back by repossessing its natural resources, fisheries and sub-terrain assets.
No to PESCO, to an EU ARMY Apr 27 0 comments
The Republic if Ireland should conduct a serious assessment of military institutions of the State.more >>
Vatican Urges Transparency to Address Inequality and Prevent Financial Crisis May 18 Jubilee USA Network 0 comments
The Vatican released an official assessment on global economics entitled, "‘Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones" or "Considerations for an ethical discernment regarding some aspects of the present economic-financial system." The document calls for improvements in global finance policies on debt resolution, taxation, financial crisis prevention and transparency.
Cervical Screening Scandal: Varadkar And Harris Must Go May 13 People Before Profit 1 comments
Internal memos from the HSE tell a shocking story of cover up and wilful endangering of lives.
TRUMP ENCOURAGES MORE WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST May 11 1 comments
he IAWM condemns the withdrawal by US President Trump from the Iran nuclear deal and the imposition of fresh sanctions on the country.
Press Release: State breaching EU promise over toxic dump clean-up May 10 0 comments
An environmental group has published a commitment from the Irish Government to the European Commission to extend the clean-up of the East Tip at the site of the former ISPAT steelworks on Haulbowline Island in County Cork to an ‘all island’ clean up.
Climate Case Ireland Launches Website May 08 Friends of Irish Environment 0 comments
At a meeting in Bonn during the UN climate talks, Climate Case Ireland is launching a website to seek support from members of the public. The website includes a one minute video explaining the legal challenge Friends of the Irish Environment has brought against the Irish Government’s failure to take the action needed to avert dangerous climate changemore >>