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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday September 07, 2014 - 13:53 by fred 2 comments (last - saturday september 13, 2014 - 00:13) 6 images 1 video file
Why is the current situation in Ukraine happening? Why are the US funding and driving this insane provocative campaign on Russia's doorstep at this time? Why are European leaders shooting themselves in the foot by supporting this instead of building closer economic tioes with Russia? Why are the media in lockstep demonising Putin and Russia. Who benefitted from the downing of MH17 and how? This is an analysis of some of the events in Ukraine and their possible motivations from the lens of US hegemony over Europe,maintaining their position as world reserve currency, and controlling the world's major oil and gas reserves ... read full story / add a comment
when we finally get a left leaning government and we start really taxing the rich why not use the money wisely and invest it into a renewable energy model that involves Irish people buying shares in the projects and the money raised by the taxes can be used to subsidise the projects. then when we have reached 100% energy production and are exporting our energy we can use the money raised to reverse the austerity measures implemented and improve Irish society as a whole. ... read full story / add a comment
US/NATO backed Kiev Neo-Nazi regime intended target Putin's plane but hit Malaysian Airline MH17 instead?
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday July 18, 2014 - 14:03 by T 22 comments (last - friday december 04, 2020 - 14:40) 1 image 1 video file
Yesterday afternoon tragically 295 people lost their lives. What we do know is that if the Kiev fascist regime had any sort of tenuous proof that the separatists had shot it down the Western media would be screaming bloody murder. Instead they are quite coy and initially qualified it with the word accident. And accident of sorts it may well have been because it looks like this may have been more than yet another provocation by US/NATO via their neo-Nazi puppets in Kiev to widen the conflict but in fact may have been a direct attempt to assassinate president Putin because it has been reported his presidential plane flew over the same region approximately 30 minutes earlier. More on this later. But first some details on the lead up to this. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday July 13, 2014 - 13:00 by Luke Eastwood 2 comments (last - tuesday july 15, 2014 - 22:20)
An analysis of what the IMF is really about... ... read full story / add a comment
cork / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Sunday July 13, 2014 - 12:43 by Corkonian 1 comment (last - friday july 18, 2014 - 12:34)
Visit by Dáil Committee toTyndall National Institute, UCC, Monday 14 July. Questions need to be addressed in regard to departures of iconic researchers following SFI funded research work. In particular the iconic work on the junctionless transistor. ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 04, 2014 - 15:18 by Luke Eastwood 3 comments (last - friday november 07, 2014 - 11:12)
Water is becoming a corporate resource - the sell off of Irish Water is almost certain Call me a cynic, but I am absolutely convinced that the current Irish government has created Uisce Éireann (Irish Water) with the sole purpose of selling Ireland’s water rights to the private sector within the next decade. Already Uisce Éireann has wasted over €80 million euro in consultancy fees paid to the private sector and it will continue to use private sector contractors to carry out its work, at as yet unknown cost. It is only the fact that it would be political suicide for the government right now that prevents a share issue in the near future. ... read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 20, 2014 - 17:08 by 1 of Indymedia 10 comments (last - thursday june 19, 2014 - 23:57) 5 images 2 attached files
The Local Council Elections are taking place this week and it is worth taking a look at what they are about and what main groups other than FF and FG are running whilst relecting on recent history aka the Mahon Planning Tribunal to remind ourselves of how bad things were. Also an attempt is made to devise a list of questions for the candidates when they come canvassing to your door and to get people thinking about what councils do and why you should spend even a few minutes a year to find out more and get them to work for you instead of vested interests. ... read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:10 by Pat Waine 3 comments (last - friday may 23, 2014 - 18:12)
The article deals with the challenge to the Left parties and individuals to get their act together and Put a strong opposition to the neo liberal agenda. That calls for them to put aside party sectarianism in the general interest of working people and put realistic goals before people and move things on that ill benefit all the left . ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 29, 2014 - 22:53 by Dave Moore 1 image
Eden College, one of Ireland's biggest private colleges and which until recently trumpeted former Minister for Education Batt O'Keefe as its President, abruptly shut up shop at the end of last week, laying off its staff. ICOS has been busy dealing with the fall-out. ... read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday March 31, 2014 - 09:33 by I. Greene 2 comments (last - sunday april 20, 2014 - 21:32)
Not unexpectedly Martin Callinan was forced to stand down as head of the Gardai on 25th March 2014. Throughout 2013 I have written a number of articles concerning malpractices within the Garda organisation and particularly the questionable management style of (former) Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. While Callinan was eventually forced from office, the ‘mess’ created during his term will take years to cleanse, indeed if ever. That will only happen when there is accountability. Amongst the outstanding bad practice issues are multiple claims of Gardai mishandling of a number of serious cases involving abduction, assault and murder that are being presently looked at by a Senior Barrister and now we are told that people have been maliciously prosecuted previously, it is frightening. However, if former Garda Wilson or others are in possession of such detail he must divulge it to the relevant authority.
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international / eu / opinion/analysis Friday February 28, 2014 - 17:52 by Albert Collins 2 comments (last - friday february 28, 2014 - 20:43)
In recent times we have witnessed the ousting of two democratically elected presidents. The Egyptian president Morsi was deposed in an army coup, which, strangely, was not regarded elsewhere as a coup. Pro-Morsi demonstrators suffered about 800 casualties at the hands of the police and army. Little outside sympathy was shown towards the massacred and their families. ... read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 04, 2014 - 06:13 by Nuala 12 comments (last - sunday november 23, 2014 - 23:19) 1 image
NO INNOCENT IRISH PEOPLE WERE FRAMED FOR THE MURDER OF AIREY NEAVE, THE MOST SENIOR BRITISH POLITICIAN EVER TO BE ASSASSINATED.
The case remains ‘unsolved.’
‘Unsolved,’ in 1970s parlance, means no innocent people were framed for it.
But why? Why this departure from standard procedure in 1970s England?
What was so special about Airey Neave - that they made an exception in his case? ... read full story / add a comment
The military campaign of the Republican groups was a failure. Some of us said this would be the case from the start. But some of us who did so did not put enough emphasis on the need to struggle for an international solution to the problems facing Ireland. This article seeks to put this right. It also seeks to look at the North and borders and the future taking into account the changes that have taken place and considering alternatives. A socialist united Ireland? Is this possible if the socialist revolution does not start first in England, Scotland and Wales and spread to Ireland North and South? Is it possible that the revolution could unfold in a way that would leave significant divisions in the working class and make the move to a socialist united Ireland not immediately possible? Perhaps some sort of Canton system like exists in Switzerland would be necessary for a time. Can the socialist revolution start first in the North given the deep division made worse by the past 40 years.? ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday January 06, 2014 - 15:29 by Nick Cullen 2 comments (last - sunday march 02, 2014 - 12:51) 1 image
Ireland's future agricultural interests are clearly best served by promoting and producing clean organic GM free food for which there is an increasing market and higher margins. So why are key figures pushing a pro GM agenda? ... read full story / add a comment
Sometimes a song can encapsulate our predicament so much better than a dry old article ever could. Here's a gem from Mick Blake that sums up our situation under a right wing neo liberal FG Labour pro privatisation EU ass kissing government in January 2014 after having been previously sold out by a series of right wing neo liberal pro privatisation EU ass kissing corrupt FF governments ... read full story / add a comment
The competitiveness dogma will not solve the present euro-zone crisis, as it is downward pressure on wages (and therefore consumer demand) and on government spending that has locked European economies into spirals of decline.
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“Ireland holds the undesirable position of being the only country currently undergoing a banking crisis that features among the top-ten of costliest banking crises along all three dimensions [..fiscal cost, increase in debt and output loss..], making it the costliest banking crisis in advanced economies since at least the Great Depression. And the crisis in Ireland is still ongoing”
(Laeven and Valencia, 2012: 19-20)
“That in what pertains to the control of credit the constant and predominant aim shall be the welfare of the people as a whole”
Bunreacht na hÉireann, Article 45, Directive Principles of Social Policy ... read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Thursday December 12, 2013 - 16:35 by O. O'C. 1 comment (last - thursday december 12, 2013 - 22:08) 2 images
At a time when the Government is advancing the ridiculous proposition that the Irish State is "regaining its economic sovereignty" by leaving the Eurozone bailout, sensible people will be more concerned at the possibility of a Cypriot-style "bail-in" for the Irish banks, entailing confiscation of customer deposits over €100,000, as the euro-currency crisis continues and the planned EU "banking union" makes provision for such steps.
The continuing Eurozone crisis was discussed at the EPAM conference in Athens, Greece, last weekend week.
At this event representatives of organisations from different EU countries agreed on the vital need for the Eurozone States to re-establish their national currencies and work towards the dissolution of the Eurozone, which is destroying the democracy of the peoples and States that use the euro and wreaking economic destruction and social misery on country after country.
Below for your information is a copy of the joint press statement that was issued after this conference on behalf of the participant organisations.
It was signed by Anthony Coughlan on behalf of the above organisation. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 11, 2013 - 12:32 by Crazy Cat 2 comments (last - saturday december 14, 2013 - 00:57)
Yesterday the French Senat passed article 13 of the 2014-2019 French Defense Bill , an attack on freedom and fundamental rights.
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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 03, 2013 - 10:59 by FTA69 2 comments (last - monday april 28, 2014 - 15:40) 1 image
Recently returned from a stint in Palestine, the place that most struck me was the city of Hebron. It is here that the illegal settler policies of the Israeli government has led to the most conflict and it is here where I saw some of the worst poverty in the West Bank. ... read full story / add a comment