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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday August 16, 2012 - 00:13 by john throne
Left sectarianism is putting the interests of the left group in front of the interests of the workers movement. It seriously damages the struggle of the working class. The struggle to eradicate this scourge. ... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday August 02, 2012 - 17:48 by Paddy Hackett
Generally in the West individuals, in a quailfied way, are free to express their views independently of how subversive those views may be. They are even, in a sense, free to organise themselves against the government. Marxists even become professors in bourgeois universities. Given that capitalist society is defined by Marx as inherently oppressive it appears as an inexplicable contradiction that it should have this free and just character in the West while still retaining its inherently exploitative and oppressive character ... read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday June 10, 2012 - 23:33 by lefty   text 6 comments (last - sunday june 17, 2012 - 11:52)   image 1 image
Michael Noonan attended the bilderberg meeting this year. Interesting that a key government official in charge of finance goes to a meeting with foreign banksters, financial terrorists and a host of global corporate evildoers. ... read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday June 07, 2012 - 22:30 by Colin Johnston   text 3 comments (last - sunday june 10, 2012 - 15:20)   image 1 image
At the time of the magnitude 4 earthquake detected on the Mayo coast on Wednesday morning, "seismic survey" vessels contracted to Shell E&P Ireland were scheduled to be in the process of using high-energy explosive pulses to probe the deep rock strata within 10-15km of the quake zone. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Saturday June 02, 2012 - 22:48 by O.O'C.
The proposal to ratify the European Stability Mechanism Treaty as it stands and to approve the Article 136 TFEU amendment to the EU Treaties as authorizing the Stability Mechanism envisaged in the ESM Treaty, are unlawful under the EU Treaties and are therefore unconstitutional in Ireland and the other EU Member States. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Monday May 07, 2012 - 01:23 by O.O'C.   text 3 comments (last - tuesday may 15, 2012 - 09:15)
“The Member States whose currency is the euro may establish a stability mechanism to be activated if indispensable to safeguard the stability of the euro area as a whole. The granting of any required financial assistance under the mechanism will be made subject to strict conditionality.”
- Proposed amendment to Article 136 TFEU of the EU Treaties by which the 27 EU Member States authorize the 17 Member States of the euro currency area to establish a Stability Mechanism ... read full story / add a comment
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national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 02, 2012 - 02:48 by Darcy   text 11 comments (last - wednesday may 09, 2012 - 15:42)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF WE VOTE NO?

COULD IRELAND’S ACCESS TO A FUTURE BAILOUT FROM THE ESM RESCUE FUND BE PUT AT JEOPARDY BY THAT DECISION?

This is the so-called ‘Blackmail Clause’ contained in Article 136 of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Treaty. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 01, 2012 - 09:27 by Sonya Oldham   text 1 comment (last - wednesday may 02, 2012 - 15:59)
Does the Fiscal Compact Treaty Deal with the Cause of the Crisis? What Caused the Crisis? The collapse of the Irish banking system was principally caused by a failure of regulation and the reckless lending practices of the Irish and European banking system.
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national / eu / opinion/analysis Monday April 30, 2012 - 20:02 by O.O'C.   text 8 comments (last - tuesday may 08, 2012 - 18:47)
TO:
Professor Colm McCarthy
Department of Economics
UCD
Dublin 4

Sunday 29 April 2012

Dear Colm,

I am writing to you to make some points arising from your comments on the so-called Fiscal Treaty and the referendum on it on RTE’s Morning Ireland last Tuesday morning. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 18, 2012 - 13:00 by O.O'C.   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 18, 2012 - 14:55)
A referendum on the Fiscal Treaty (‘SCG’/Stability, Coordination and Governance) is to be held in Ireland in May but the related European Stability Mechanism Treaty (‘ESM’) is not to be similarly scrutinised, much less put to the people for approval. Yet both treaties are explicitly linked and interdependent. According to the ESM Treaty both treaties are ’complementary’. The ESM Treaty is illegal under EU law as it stands and is therefore unconstitutional, being in breach of existing EU treaty principles which have been approved by the Irish people in previous referendums and are now part of our law. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Saturday April 14, 2012 - 12:02 by O.O'C.   text 1 comment (last - saturday april 14, 2012 - 21:25)
Peoples Movement campaigns: against any measures that further develop the EU into a federal state; and to defend and enhance popular sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland. ... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 10, 2012 - 13:53 by Paddy Hackett
the perspective of David North’s is a narrow nationalist one. It limits the problem to one of the decline of US capitalism as opposed to the decline of capitalism as a world economic system. This means that for the WSWS the problems of capitalism are solvable within a merely nationalist framework. Such a framework only requires a mere restructuring of global capitalism. In contrast for communists the authentic solution is the elimination of capitalism through social revolution.
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national / eu / opinion/analysis Monday April 09, 2012 - 09:20 by Sonya Oldham   text 3 comments (last - monday april 30, 2012 - 09:46)
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday April 08, 2012 - 00:13 by Nico   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 12, 2012 - 02:59)   image 2 images
Here in Ireland there are many 1916 commemorations that are held annually by various groups and parties, but unfortunately, only a very divided fraction of those celebrate it from a revolutionary point of view. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 04, 2012 - 18:51 by O.O´C.   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 05, 2012 - 19:47)   image 2 images
In a move clearly aimed at trying to upstage and divert attention from an extremely embarasing Sinn Féin private members’ motion on the ESM Treaty, the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, told the Dáil on 21 March that the Government is
“now negotiating with the EU authorities, and principaly with the ECB, on the basis that the €3.06 bilion cash instalment due from the Minister to IBRC [Irish Bank Resolution Corporation] on 31 March 2012 under the terms of the IBRC promisory note could be settled by the delivery of a long-term Irish government bond. The details of the arrangement have still to be worked out.” ... read full story / add a comment
Quelle stroke!
national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 04, 2012 - 01:10 by O.O´C.   text 3 comments (last - thursday april 05, 2012 - 19:43)   image 1 image
The stroke? Sign up, virtually ‘on the q.t.,’ to a new permanent euro-zone bail-out fund, the European Stability Mechanism, to which Ireland will be “irrevocably and unconditionally” obliged to the tune of €11 billion, while all the time making great palaver about holding a referendum on the Fiscal Compact Treaty. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Monday April 02, 2012 - 15:04 by O.O'C.   text 3 comments (last - thursday april 05, 2012 - 19:27)
The Government wants the Dáil and Seanad in the very near future to approve a hugely important amendment to the EU treaties without any referendum, even though this amendment and its legal and political consequences would mark a qualitative change in the direction of the EU and in the character, scope and objectives of the Economic and Monetary Union. ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Thursday March 29, 2012 - 00:06 by jim travers   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 29, 2012 - 10:13)
What sort of a nation of people do we have when nearly 500,000 householders decide to pay a charge that is directly aimed at the most vulnerable and stressed incomes in our society. ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Saturday March 24, 2012 - 22:19 by Off the cuff   text 5 comments (last - thursday april 12, 2012 - 13:47)
With less than a week to go before more than one million people will be hauled into court for breaking the law the Household Charge protest hs taken one more step closer to success. The only people who believe this tax is justifable are the same people who can well afford to pay this tax. While this government squeezes more and more out of the people politicians like Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore give themselves pay rises to compensate them for losses they incured through their so-called ''we are all in this together' cry of unity. Should one million people refuse to pay the cahrge before the deadline of the 31st Match, then this must be seen a s a sign of no confidence in this government and Irish politicians in general.

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