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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday November 25, 2011 - 22:43 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. & David Landy   image 1 image
Cartoons have become explosive, underlining deep political fault lines in the new world order and more often than not, concealing bigotry and diverting debate from racism and imperialism to the much abused concept of “freedom of expression”. The latest episode was started by a cartoon published in Ha’aretz in which the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Minister of Defence Ehud Barak, say farewell to troops on the way to bomb Iran, while asking them to bomb the UNESCO offices in Ramallah on the way back. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday November 20, 2011 - 17:49 by socialist
The Dublin Occupy movement decided not to join the anti-austerity march on Sat 26th November. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 16, 2011 - 15:57 by Samuel Albert
The euphoria has evaporated. While today's raucous political climate is very different than the years before Hosni Mubarak's ouster, when an enforced silence and stillness prevailed, it has also changed markedly since the period immediately preceding and following his 11 February forced resignation. Now, among the millions who participated in or supported that revolt and more broadly, there is a feeling that the situation is becoming increasingly complex, unsettled and dangerous. Marches, strikes, sit-ins and other protests happen every day, but many ordinary people are becoming more passive. There is a chill in the air that comes from more than the approaching winter. ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday October 23, 2011 - 14:05 by newsmedia   text 2 comments (last - monday october 24, 2011 - 18:41)
According to Enda Kenny, the Irish people are dumb, maleable and stupid. When asking people to support a referendum vote on something as important as changing the Irish Consitution, it is simply not enough to say “This is about fairness” and hope as he obviously does that people will simply sit back in satisfaction and accept his words. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday October 22, 2011 - 18:26 by CB   text 4 comments (last - thursday november 24, 2011 - 19:07)   audio 1 audio file
On the 15th October 2011 the Ireland Institute on Pearse Street played host to the second annual Raymond Crotty lecture, which was sponsored by the People’s Movement. The topic of this year’s lecture was Rancher and Banking interests in the modern Irish Economy and was delivered by Conor McCabe. McCabe’s recent book, Sins of the Father, is an examination of the Irish economy from the Anglo – Irish Treaty up to the present day. http://www.theirishstory.com/2011/10/21/review-conor-mc...ITBIH ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday October 22, 2011 - 12:57 by Serf   text 49 comments (last - friday november 04, 2011 - 10:10)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Gadaffi was no saint but the circumstances of his death and the death of his son leave a lot of questions to be answered about this campaign, about NATO, and about the collusion of the media in all of this. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday October 14, 2011 - 01:03 by NC   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 16, 2011 - 15:14)   image 1 image   1 attached file
Despite the persistent government denials regarding the dangers associated with depleted uranium munitions, an undeniable body of evidence has been constructed to show their long-term adverse ramifications. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 11, 2011 - 11:11 by Tamer Mowafy & José Antonio Gutiérrez   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 16, 2011 - 20:40)
The military council in Egypt, the SCAF, is more and more isolated from the Egyptian masses each passing day. Once the people chanted in Tahrir square, just before Mubarak's fall, that the Egyptian people and "their" army were one. Now it is becoming clearer the gulf separating the two of them: while the people still suffer from inequality, poverty, violence, military courts targeting protestors, emergency laws inherited from the hated dictatorship, the SCAF is making sure that "transition to democracy" is nothing but empty words. They are doing everything in their power to make sure that nothing at all changes. It may be that the people toppled in February the commander in chief, but all of his repressive building was left intact, and the military's role, headed by general Tantawi, is to make sure that the status quo is not challenged. This is transition to democracy as promoted by the USA and the civilian-military elites of Egypt. So the dictator is gone, but everything remains untouched.

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national / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 11, 2011 - 02:33 by Ending Hare Coursing Cruelty   text 2 comments (last - tuesday october 11, 2011 - 03:05)   image 4 images
The cruelty of live hare coursing is well documented, but the infighting among coursing clubs also provides an insight into evil nature of this bloodsport. The Greyhound Nuts site, which is leading online website representing the so-called "sporting doggie business" in Ireland, offers an another gripping instalment on the ongoing saga of the horror story that is our "Greyhound Industry"... ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday October 06, 2011 - 19:23 by An Draighneán Donn   text 35 comments (last - friday october 21, 2011 - 14:05)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Sirte has become the Guernica of the 21st century. The bombing it has been subjected to surpasses Gaza and even Fallujah for its criminal targeting of civilian homes, hospitals, utilities such as water, gas and oil, etc. And yet, while the people of Sirte face extermination by gangs who have already lynched and ethnically cleansed thousands of Black people, the Irish Left maintains a cold silence towards this agony. Why? ... read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 28, 2011 - 19:45 by Paddy Hackett
Printing money, currency devaluation, changing interest rates, debt accumulation and public works involve tinkering with circulation.Manipulating the circulation of capital constitutes a superficial remedy that,in the long run, solve nothing while making things worse. The appearances of capitalism (such as the circulation of capital) are mistaken for its essence. The market disguises the real nature of capitalism ... read full story / add a comment
cork / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 20, 2011 - 16:18 by PurpleHorizon   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 20, 2011 - 21:59)
I recently witnessed a attack on a young lady ,who was walking home from a nightout.My friends intervened and she was perfectly fine,but it let me thinking what would I have done if I had witnessed the attack on my own! ... read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday September 15, 2011 - 16:34 by Edward Durand   text 1 comment (last - sunday september 25, 2011 - 01:46)   image 1 image
There have been widespread objections to the granting of licences to drill for gas in the Lough Allen Basin. At the moment the only way of extracting the gas is the controversial practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 13, 2011 - 23:17 by Fathi Tobail   image 2 images
The whole world are Following the violent and bloody change the in Arab world, which catch the concerns of the Arab and the international various media outlets, without the slightest attention to the suffering of the Palestinian people under Israel's continued daily killings, arrests, attacks, buildings of settlement and the continued siege of an entire people in the Gaza Strip, adding to this the Palmer’s attempts to legalize the siege in his report "Israeli aggression on the Marmara Turkish ship, concluded that the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip was legal, pointing at the same time that the occupation forces used excessive force." ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 06, 2011 - 11:32 by Declan Cullen   text 57 comments (last - sunday october 02, 2011 - 08:13)   image 6 images   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
With the 10th Anniversary of the events of 9/11 nearly upon us, it is about time that the other side of the 9/11 story is told instead of letting the usual talking heads such as Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield and Giuliani repeat ad nauseum the ridiculous 'Official' story....
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday August 25, 2011 - 12:58 by Declan Cullen   text 15 comments (last - tuesday august 30, 2011 - 21:18)   image 5 images   video 3 video files
Once again the BBC has proven that it is nothing more than the propaganda arm of the British Government with its latest video proclaiming to be victory celebrations in Tripoli.
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday August 21, 2011 - 17:18 by Roy Batty   text 5 comments (last - monday august 29, 2011 - 14:30)   image 1 image
"Karl Marx had it right. At some point capitalism can destroy itself because you cannot keep on shifting income from labor to capital without not having excess capacity and a lack of aggregate demand, and that's what's happening." --Nouriel Roubini ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday August 14, 2011 - 00:17 by WSM   text 6 comments (last - sunday august 14, 2011 - 14:05)   image 1 image

The police killing of Mark Duggan resulted in four nights of rioting across England. The immediate trigger was the killing itself, and the disrespect shown by the police to Mark’s family and friends. But the riots rapidly broadened to expressions of a more general anger and alienation; an anger that was all too often unfocused and striking out at the nearest target of opportunity. This resulted in widespread destruction of resources in already deprived neighborhoods and some anti-social attacks on bystanders. Despite this, the roots of the riots lie in the economic and political conditions of these districts, and not in ‘poor parenting’ or ‘mindless criminality’. These conditions were created by the very politicians and business elite who now call for a return to normality and repression.

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international / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday August 07, 2011 - 19:07 by Paddy Hackett

Throwing more debt, in the short or long run, at the problem will not solve the problem. At most it merely alleviates or postpones the problem. This is precisely because the source of the problem does not lie within the process of circulation (i.e. money and credit spheres). It is contained within the production process­­­.

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national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 03, 2011 - 21:07 by O. O'C   text 2 comments (last - friday august 05, 2011 - 16:29)

“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.”

- Amendment to Article 136 of the EU Treaties (TFEU) which was decided on by the 27 EU Member States at the March European Council summit and which licensed the 17 Eurozone States to sign the European Stability Mechanism Treaty on yesterday week, 11 July.

This ESM Treaty would establish a permanent EU bailout fund from 2013. The ESM Treaty and the Art.136 EU Treaty amendment which authorises it now go around for ratification by the Member States. The Government has decided not to put it to referendum here even though it means more power to the EU. The ESM Treaty can be downloaded from the internet.

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