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offsite link 27% Of Adults in the E.U. Unlikely to Accept a Covid Vaccine, According to a New Survey Thu May 13, 2021 16:12 | Michael Curzon
More than a quarter of adults in the E.U. are either "very unlikely" or "rather unlikely" to accept a Covid vaccine, according to a new survey. Lack of trust in the safety of the vaccine is the main reason for hesitancy.
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offsite link Boris Confirms ?Nothing? is Ruled Out in Responding to Indian Variant. How Worried Should We Be? Thu May 13, 2021 13:22 | Will Jones
Boris Johnson confirmed today that "nothing" is ruled out in responding to the Indian variant including new lockdowns. But does the data show that the variant is anything for us to worry about?
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offsite link ?Externality Argument? for Lockdown Isn?t as Strong As It Seems, Argue Economists Thu May 13, 2021 11:43 | Noah Carl
The ?externality argument? for lockdown says that government should restrict our freedoms to prevent us from harming others. In a recent paper, two economists explain why this argument isn't as strong as it seems.
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offsite link Almost Five Million People Waiting to Start NHS Hospital Treatment in England Alone Thu May 13, 2021 10:47 | Michael Curzon
The number of people waiting to start hospital treatment has risen to 4.95 million in England alone, according to the latest NHS figures.
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offsite link Some Funeral Venues Still Imposing 30-Person Limits on Services After May 17th Thu May 13, 2021 10:21 | Michael Curzon
The 30-person limit on the number of mourners who can attend funerals is set to end in England on May 17th, but some venues are still imposing this restriction beyond the next step of the "roadmap" out of lockdown.
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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
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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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offaly / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday March 24, 2012 - 11:08 by Auld Rotten Hat   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 27, 2012 - 22:46)
For a number of years now, I have been going regularly to music festivals – everything from Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Life and much smaller independent music festivals which I have always found to be a huge contrast to the often staid, boring meetings and rallies on social justice issues. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 21, 2012 - 01:04 by O.O'C.   text 7 comments (last - tuesday february 28, 2012 - 15:24)
The Government seems determined to push ahead in the next few months with the ratification of two important treaties: the “Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union” and the revised “Treaty on the European Stability Mechanism.”

The two treaties would make member-states of the euro zone into regimes of economic austerity, involving deeper and deeper cuts in public expenditure, increases in indirect taxes, reductions in wages, sustained liberalisation of markets, and the privatisation of public property. ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Thursday February 09, 2012 - 18:18 by Glen Clifford
This post is a quick response to an SWP internal members bulletin, which was presumably leaked by one of their members - available to read here: http://tomasoflatharta.com/2012/02/09/kubla-heard-from-...else/. It gives an insight to the real views of the SWP on a number of issues including the ULA and the CAHWT. I want to take up some of their points relating to the Household tax campaign, which I object to and to offer what I think is the real situation with the campaign. ... read full story / add a comment
Overhead view of Dublin City Council’s planned “public transport priority” bridge at Marlborough Street – Hawkins Street.
dublin / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 24, 2012 - 11:32 by Vincent Byrne   text 1 comment (last - wednesday january 25, 2012 - 19:05)   image 1 image
Dublin is still reeling from its boom period and the cacophony of high-flown plans it threw up. Now that it's all over, how do the various projects stand up? ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday January 23, 2012 - 23:50 by Charlie Williams
The following open letter concerning hydraulic gas fracturing in Ireland was recently sent to the Pat Rabbitte, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources. Several other people have written to the minister and have received no reply.

This is an important issue because it concerns contaminating the land and water for the benefit of just a few over the rights and interests of many and protection of the environment. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday January 19, 2012 - 18:31 by Pepe Escobar   text 2 comments (last - tuesday january 24, 2012 - 13:50)
Let's start with red lines. Here it is, Washington’s ultimate red line, straight from the lion’s mouth. Only last week Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said of the Iranians, “Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No. But we know that they're trying to develop a nuclear capability. And that's what concerns us. And our red line to Iran is do not develop a nuclear weapon. That's a red line for us.”

How strange, the way those red lines continue to retreat. Once upon a time, the red line for Washington was “enrichment” of uranium. Now, it’s evidently an actual nuclear weapon that can be brandished. Keep in mind that, since 2005, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has stressed that his country is not seeking to build a nuclear weapon. The most recent National Intelligence Estimate on Iran from the U.S. Intelligence Community has similarly stressed that Iran is not, in fact, developing a nuclear weapon (as opposed to the breakout capacity to build one someday). ... read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 15:42 by PAW
We Need To Be the Change that we want, we can complain all day long but that will achieve nothing, we need to take direct action against these bullies, these criminals, if we are too scared to do it for ourselves then we should do it for our children, any parent worth their salt would do whatever it takes to protect their child and that is exactly how we need to see this situation, what are we doing to protect our kids from what is being taken from them now and what will be increasingly taken from them as they grow up? ... read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 14:11 by Declan Cullen   text 2 comments (last - tuesday january 17, 2012 - 22:43)
Could someone please tell me who the present government serves? They have attacked people on social welfare, on low pay, the middle class, small businesses, the blind, the old and their pensions and carers, the disabled, children with special needs.................... ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday January 05, 2012 - 22:50 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh
I'm shocked but not surprised to see yet another stealth tax by the Government this time on 115000 Pensioners who have their own as well as the State Pension. Many of them are now going to be up to €4400 per year for a single person or €8800 per year for a couple worse off because they'll now be paying tax on their Pensions which they worked hard for all their lives. Why don't the Revenue Commissioners go after all the big tax evaders instead of vulnerable and soft targets like the Pensioners? Not that the Pensioners will be a pushover as they showed a few years ago when they resisted the Government's attack on their Medical Cards. ... read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday January 05, 2012 - 20:52 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh   text 4 comments (last - sunday january 15, 2012 - 20:46)
We Should All Support the Planned Protests by SIPTU for the Vita Cortex Workers at Kinsale Road in Cork City Including the National Mobilisations!! In fact I think Everyone Must Support these Mobilisations And Protests Whether Or Not you're SIPTU Members! I welcome the fact that the TEEU have also pledged their support for the Vita Cortex Workers. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday December 31, 2011 - 14:36 by KSI
We strongly condemn Thursday’s massacre at Sirnak in which 36 civilian Kurds were killed by Turkish air strikes. This year more than 4,500 people have been arrested under nebulous “terrorism” charges in Turkey, including dozens of journalists last week. This AKP-directed pogram, known as the KCK Case, began in 2009 against any Kurdish dissent in Turkey. Mayors, local councillors, journalists, human rights activists and Kurdish party workers are targeted. ... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Friday December 30, 2011 - 01:19 by InternationalistGroup
Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego. The blockade was called in solidarity with longshore workers fighting a union-busting assault in Longview, Washington and port truckers seeking union recognition in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This support should have been greeted. But now the class war on the West Coast docks is coming to a head, and it can't be waged from the outside. Bay Area labor has called for a caravan to Longview. The goal should be a real occupation of the terminal by the workers to prevent the loading of the scab cargo. Longshore militants have called on the longshore unions to shut down every port on the West Coast, and the East and Gulf Coasts, to smash EGT's union-busting. Can it be done? Yes, but only though sharp struggle against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy. ... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday December 22, 2011 - 10:28 by Paddy Hackett
The capitalist crisis can provide the working class with the opportunity to forcefully take power. ... read full story / add a comment

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