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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 / 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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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday August 01, 2011 - 22:38 by Sean Keir Moriarty

Considering the dismal economic state of a growing number of EU nations, it is more important than ever for them to protect their cultural heritage, as it is firmly linked to their economies in the form of tourism.  Though one tends to think of cultural heritage as something taught in schools and preserved in museums, it goes well beyond that, as evidenced by the attraction of archaeological and cultural World Heritage Sites to millions around the world. Though sites such as the Bend in the Boyne and Stonehenge play a significant role in our understanding of who we are and where we came from, every site, however small, is just as important, and they deserve to be indentified, excavated, restored and preserved for future generations.

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national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Friday July 29, 2011 - 20:30 by Paddy Healy

Following the surrender of the Labour Party in Cabinet on JLCs, SIPTU has described the proposals as “relatively positive” on RTE Television News, July 28 and has given the government plan “a cautious welcome” (Martin Wall, Irish Times July 29).

This is a dark day for Irelands biggest union which was built by Larkin and Connolly

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national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday July 28, 2011 - 19:50 by Paddy Healy

Labour's Shame on Low Pay-Labour Party has capitulated to Fine Gael by agreeing to cut low pay

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national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Monday June 27, 2011 - 16:43 by SIPTUPR   video 1 video file
Renowned UK based Academic Eilis Lawlor explains why Cleaners are more valuable to society than Bankers! ... read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday June 16, 2011 - 17:19 by irg Sligeach   text 27 comments (last - tuesday february 07, 2012 - 14:04)   image 3 images
'Fracking' is a term that not everyone may be aware of. It is used to describe a method of shale gas extraction known as Hydraulic Fracturing. Unfortunately it is a term we are very likely to hear a lot more about in the coming months and years. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Saturday June 11, 2011 - 13:05 by Gerard Farrell
An article exploring the cultural effects of several decades of neoliberal ascendancy in the political arena. Previously published in the the 'Social and political review' of Trinity college Dublin; just putting it out there... ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday June 11, 2011 - 04:59 by Kevin Keating
From "The Floodgates of Anarchy" to the fan of a state that boils people to death... ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday June 09, 2011 - 17:04 by Astrid Essed
The Israeli killings of Nakba Day and six june war protesters is not an incident, but part of the systematic violence of Israeli occupation
Palestinians only get their rights by the armed struggle against the occupation army
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 08, 2011 - 14:32 by James Blake   text 8 comments (last - wednesday december 28, 2011 - 16:20)   image 2 images
Conflict over resources has been a particularly strong feature of the last 500 years or a period regarded by some commentators as the five centuries of global capitalist expansion, begun by Christopher Columbus and followed up by the brutal conquistadors such as Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro, who searched for 'Eldorado', the city of gold. Millions of indigenous Indians from the islands of the Caribbean down the spine of Central America to the mountains of Bolivia, toiled the fields and mines to serve European monarchies who, on the back of exploited labour, built ostentatious cathedrals and palaces as, according to Eduardo Galeano in 'Open Veins of Latin America', tens of millions of souls perished from this earth. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday June 03, 2011 - 13:08 by irg Sligeach   text 1 comment (last - friday june 03, 2011 - 15:12)   image 4 images
Fine Gael & Labour politicians abandon yet more pre-election promises. This time in relation to the restoration of breast cancer services to Sligo General Hospital within 100 days of taking office. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday May 30, 2011 - 13:50 by irg Sligeach   text 8 comments (last - thursday november 21, 2013 - 17:21)   image 3 images
Convicted garda walking free after leaving man he brutally assaulted for dead exposes corrupt two-tier nature of what passes for 'justice' in this state ... read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday May 26, 2011 - 15:14 by irg Sligeach   text 4 comments (last - wednesday june 15, 2011 - 13:06)   image 5 images
This is an article published on the irg sligeach website in response to Labour party TD Colm Keaveney's attack on irg for protesting against the Windsor visit. It highlights the hypocrisy of Keaveney and the Labour party who insist they are following in Connolly's footsteps yet have abandoned all that Connolly stood for ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Friday May 06, 2011 - 22:26 by Diarmuid Breatnach   text 4 comments (last - sunday may 08, 2011 - 15:38)
Some readers will be aware that for some time I have been advocating the construction of a cross-union grass roots network. A meeting has been convened tomorrow to discuss such a project. Unfortunately for me (and for any other with similar interests) a conference to discuss Republicanism & Socialism has been scheduled for some time now to take place on the same day. I publish these draft principles for discussion not to promote bureaucracy but with the intention that any such network formed remains a broad and militant organisation, the property of its members and not of one political party or another nor as a sectarian battleground. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Saturday April 09, 2011 - 16:30 by john throne   text 9 comments (last - tuesday april 19, 2011 - 14:39)   image 2 images
This item gives the results of the recent poll in different countries in relation to attitudes to capitalism. It then discusses the roll of the left and radical movement in the US and why in this context the left and radical movement is not growing. ... read full story / add a comment
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