Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link If Putin Was a 5th Column Traitor, What ... Mon Oct 03, 2022 08:47 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Fall of Liman Shows the Trajectory of Wa... Sun Oct 02, 2022 17:21 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Defender of Liberal Order No More, Russi... Sat Oct 01, 2022 16:03 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Nord Stream Explosion Removes the Chance... Wed Sep 28, 2022 22:24 | Anti-Empire

offsite link The Dysfunction of Russian Mobilization ... Tue Sep 27, 2022 14:41 | Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link And Finally? Tue Oct 04, 2022 01:10 | Toby Young
In this week?s episode of London Calling, the talking points are Kwasi Kwarteng?s U-turn, Russell Brand?s run-in with YouTube and what to do if you?re attacked by an anti-Tory protestor ? fight back or play the victim?
The post And Finally… appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Peter Daszak?s EcoHealth Alliance Awarded Another $650k to Research Bat Coronaviruses Mon Oct 03, 2022 19:41 | Will Jones
US health officials have given Peter Daszak's controversial organisation EcoHealth Alliance another $650k grant to experiment on Covid-like viruses, despite widespread suspicions that similar work sparked the pandemic.
The post Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance Awarded Another $650k to Research Bat Coronaviruses appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Cut Gas Use by 13% to Avoid Blackouts This Winter, IEA Warns Europe Mon Oct 03, 2022 17:41 | Will Jones
With warnings of high pressure over Europe boding ill for wind and solar, the IEA estimates that to prevent blackouts this winter Europe must reduce gas use by up to 13%, meaning rationing is very much on the cards.
The post Cut Gas Use by 13% to Avoid Blackouts This Winter, IEA Warns Europe appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link ?Renewable? Power Station Owner Caught Felling Primary Forest for Fuel in Practice Slammed as ?Absol... Mon Oct 03, 2022 13:19 | Will Jones
A company that has received billions of pounds in UK subsidies is cutting down environmentally-important forests to burn as fuel in a "renewable" power station, a practice ecologists have slammed as "absolutely insane".
The post “Renewable” Power Station Owner Caught Felling Primary Forest for Fuel in Practice Slammed as “Absolutely Insane” by Ecologists appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link U.S. Warned Germany about Possible Ukrainian Attack on Pipelines Mon Oct 03, 2022 09:00 | Noah Carl
The German magazine Der Spiegel has reported that, earlier this year, the CIA warned Germany about a possible Ukrainian attack on the Nord Stream pipelines. The warning was based on intercepted Russian communications.
The post U.S. Warned Germany about Possible Ukrainian Attack on Pipelines appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link US government instructs its nationals to leave Russia immediately Thu Sep 29, 2022 06:50 | en

offsite link Donbass and part of Novorossia aspire to join Russia Wed Sep 28, 2022 15:29 | en

offsite link Russian military-industrial complex in deep crisis Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:05 | en

offsite link Edward Snowden given Russian nationality Wed Sep 28, 2022 02:54 | en

offsite link How to Stop the Escalation to War, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Sep 27, 2022 07:06 | en

Voltaire Network >>

People Before Profit is calling on Sinn Fein's Martina Anderson, to publicly oppose cuts in education

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | press release author Monday May 03, 2010 14:41author by People Before Profit Report this post to the editors

We are up for the fight Sinn Fein wants to duck

Sinn Fein Minister Catriona Ruane has made it plain she intends to cut jobs in front-line services.

She told the Assembly’s education committee on January 14th that, ‘Action needs to be taken during the 2010/11 financial year to secure significant budget savings and this will involve pain...It will simply not be possible to avoid some reduction in funding direct to the classroom...There may inevitably have to be staff reductions.’

That means sacking class-room staff to meet Treasury edicts based on bailing out the bankers.

At the same time, her party leader Gerry Adams is suggesting that all Executive parties cooperate to oppose the cuts!

Sinn Fein is for the cuts at Stormont - against the cuts when there are votes to be won. I wouldn’t rule out party members standing outside the schools hit by Ms. Ruane’s ‘reductions’ with placards denouncing what's happening inside!

What’s Ms. Anderson’s position? Does she support Minister Ruane’s ‘inevitable’ cuts or not?

Meanwhile, Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy has quietly announced plans to privatise parts of our public transport system. Private firms are to be invited to tender against Translink for bus routes, for example. Meanwhile, Sinn Fein proclaims opposition to privatisation.

When it comes to economics, you name it, Sinn Fein is for it. And also against it.

I reckon the main reason Mr. Adams wants all the mainstream parties to form an alliance on cuts is so that none of them can be singled out for blame when the cuts come.

More and more former Sinn Fein voters are becoming tired of to this facing-two-ways tactic. We appeal to them to come over to People Before Profit - the only party which can be counted on to organise resistance to the cuts. Sinn Fein is full verbal radicalism. But when it comes to the practicalities, they bend with the wind from Westminster. People Before Profit is up for the fight that Sinn Fein won’t take on.

Related Link: http://www.peoplebeforeprofit.ie/node/323
author by solidarity seekerpublication date Mon May 03, 2010 15:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Meanwhile watch out for the Public Assembly Bill, this would make sure no one will be able to meaningfully protest about any of the cuts. Who says they don't have joined up policies!!!!

author by non-voterpublication date Mon May 03, 2010 17:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I agree with the criticisms of SInn Fein, but if PB4P is a political party as the above quote suggests ,it should say so clearly . If it is a party and not an “ alliance” formed with the aim of “deepening links between community groups “ as stated in PB4P’s website http://www.peoplebeforeprofit.ie/node/2 ,it would mean that the many SWP members in PB4P are in two parties at the same time. That is a recipe for the sort of opportunist , facing-both- ways politics that the group accuses others of practising.
The last poster is right to oppose the Public Assembly Bill , but the PB4P site doesn’t have any articles about the bill that I could see . It would be good to see an analysis of it. The aim of the bill is not to prevent “meaningful protest” though . As part of the peace dividend the British state will in fact now tolerate meaningful protest - so long as it remains at the level of protest . What it will not allow is the type of independent ,effective action that would threaten its existence . “People Before Profit is up for the fight that Sinn Fein won’t take on.” That sort of bravado talk is worryingly naïve to anyone with memories of Berntollet The northern statelet with the provisonals now incorporated will not tolerate any sort of a fight.

 
© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy