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Gemma O'Doherty: The speech you never heard. I wonder why? 05:28 Jan 15 0 comments
A Decade of Evidence Demonstrates The Dramatic Failure Of Globalisation 15:39 Aug 23 1 comments
Thatcher's " blind eye" to paedophilia 15:27 Mar 12 0 comments
Total Revolution. A new philosophy for the 21st century. 15:55 Nov 17 0 comments
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A bird's eye view of the vineyard
The Civil War Now in America Thu Jun 27, 2019 01:59 | The Saker
?I was raised by a Jewish woman?, Saudi Arabia?s MBS tells US Journalist ? English Subs Wed Jun 26, 2019 16:34 | The Saker
Iran got Reagan elected in 1980 ? will they get Trump fired in 2020? Wed Jun 26, 2019 16:20 | The Saker
Absolute Proof that Trump Is Stupid Wed Jun 26, 2019 16:15 | The Saker
Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/06/25 ? Open Thread Tue Jun 25, 2019 21:00 | Herb Swanson
A Blog About Human Rights
China?s LGBT Community Mon Apr 15, 2019 19:19 | Human Rights
Declaration of Human Rights at Sea Mon Apr 08, 2019 07:31 | Human Rights
NZ Watchdog On Limits Of Free Speech Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:44 | Human Rights
US Abortion Restrictions Violating The Human Rights Of Women Thu Mar 14, 2019 15:33 | Human Rights
Human Rights Watch Urges the Human Rights Council to Renew and Strengthen Mandate of UN Commission Tue Mar 12, 2019 21:51 | Human Rights
For lefties too stubborn to quit
For followers of Left nostalgia? 19:51 Wed Jun 26, 2019 | guestposter
Christy Moore unveiled a plaque to Frank Conroy 15:05 Wed Jun 26, 2019 | irishelectionliterature
Near infinite self-regard and self-importance 11:46 Wed Jun 26, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
I guess Ireland is just collateral damage? 11:08 Wed Jun 26, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
Even Johnson has to accept: no transition period without the EU?s agreement? 08:07 Wed Jun 26, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
When Sinn Féin signed up to the Good Friday Agreement, their republican critics predicted it'd mean the continuation of British rule in the six counties. Inevitably this required the dismantling of the Republican Army, the decommissioning of its weapons, and acceptance of the state’s monopoly on policing and violence.
The appointment by the FAI of Steve Staunton as manager of the Republic of Ireland international football team has once again demonstrated the capability of those who walk the corridors of Merrion Square to professionally handle the responsibilities necessary for an international football team to progress on the international or world stage.
Let us be openly straight and honest about this current situation, the FAI are about as capable of directing the interests of Irish international football as Eamonn Dunphy is of keeping quiet and that is by no means of any disrespect to Eamonn Dunphy. Time and time again the FAI have made one debacle after another, as one crisis runs immediately into another and Irish soccer, be it at a national or international level, is once again placed under the microscope and seen for what it really is.
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" How many of us can put our hands up and say we are not ourselves primarily responsible for the culture of drunkenness that our children are now embracing with such eagerness?"
“In the name of greed we are in danger of losing everything that is good about our town”. So said SF town councillor Paul Hayes at a public meeting held in Clonakilty, West Cork on Monday 4th September and it might have been a good thing if every parent, politician, publican and young adult in Ireland had been present. Certain events in Clonakilty in recent years have the familiar ingredients of many a story that could be told up and down the country: petty politics; worries about garda presence, indifferent parents; grasping business interests and so forth. But an analysis of the situation is instructive because, if we are looking to apportion blame, none of us come out of it looking good.
There appears to be general agreement nowadays that the country is rapidly losing its soul, whatever that is or was. We acknowledge the benefits of increased prosperity but are as rabbits frozen in headlights about what to do with its negative consequences, which are increasingly difficult either to ignore or to avoid. Some folk snarl at talk like this, terrified both of its impact on profit – pursuit of which is the new compulsory religion – and that we might all end up back where we were 30 years ago. Well, it is at least arguable that nothing will guarantee that we end up on the scrap heap more than shoving our heads in the sand about what we are making of our country right now. The trouble with the ostrich perspective is that you are left with limited faculties for thinking and communicating, if you see what I mean.
From the archive: Guns, drugs, work and the future of life in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
In a society that values working 40+ hours a week, and a 'career', above genuine time with your family, friends, and space to do absolutely nothing if you wish, alcohol is always going to be the answer. We're all working more and making higher wage packets - but we've no time to enjoy it. More than a hundred years after Haymarket, the concept of an 8 hour day being enough to keep society afloat has not been improved upon. Surely with technological advances with labour saving devices, we should all be working 4 hours a day. This doesnt feed into a system based on profit however......continues.
Starting with the first Critical Mass of 2006, documented here by Noise Hacker with the usual high quality photography and running until Saturday's Mayday march in Belfast covered here by Ciarán Ó Brolcháin, Mayday in Ireland was spread from weekend to the next. The Dublin trade union march drew the by now standard criticisms on size and promotion and also was criticised for the decision to hold it in April for a change. The Sunday of the bank holiday saw an Anarchist Picnic and Anti-Authoritarian-Assembly in Dublin 's Phoenix park while the Monday saw the unmanageables picnic at the US Embassy.Elsewhere, the annual call for the EuroMayDay was issued and the Indymedia.ie calendar saw events listed for Sligo and Cork. But much attention was focussed on the nation called America with the Indymedia Ireland newswire seeing reports from our LA correspondent on the massive protests in Los Angeles while regular contributor John Throne gave his report on the 400,000 in Chicago on May Day.
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In West Bank Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:17 | IMEMC News
Army Rams One Palestinian, Abducts Six, Near Ramallah Wed Jun 26, 2019 09:33 | IMEMC News
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