Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor 08:10 Dec 05 0 comments
Doctors Protest outside St. Lukes Kilkenny 18:32 Oct 09 0 comments
Red Banner issue 53 out now 16:45 Sep 21 0 comments
Letter to Egyptian Revolutionaries 23:04 Aug 19 6 comments
40th Anniversary Virtual Special Issue Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory 13:45 Aug 12 0 commentsmore >>
For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
Latest Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI Poll figures 21:35 Wed Dec 11, 2013 | irishelectionliterature
Interview with Paul Cleary 13:21 Wed Dec 11, 2013 | irishelectionliterature
A recollection of the Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid picket line 12:36 Wed Dec 11, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Smithwick 12:29 Wed Dec 11, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
What you want to say? Open Thread, 11th December 2013 02:17 Wed Dec 11, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Rentier Incomes and Financial Interests (2003) - Gerald Epstein, Dorothy Power 20:25 Sat Dec 07, 2013
5 Harbourmaster Place - Dublin Tardis 22:18 Wed Dec 04, 2013
Wilt thou not chase the white whale! Art not game for Moby Dick? 12:01 Wed Dec 04, 2013
Solidarity Books Launch: Sins of the Father 2nd Ed. by Dr Conor McCabe 09:24 Fri Nov 29, 2013
Using ?Legal Obstacles? like Barricades in the Class War 11:23 Mon Nov 25, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Tales from Tax Haven Ireland: Irish Property Stuck on Repeat Wed Dec 11, 2013 18:01 | Donagh Brennan
Video interview with former Dunnes Stores Strikers en route to Nelson Mandela?s ... Mon Dec 09, 2013 17:14 | Daniel Finn
South Africa?s Unfinished Democratic Revolution Mon Dec 09, 2013 13:06 | Daniel Finn
December Issue of Socialist Voice Out Now Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:41 | Communist Party of Ireland
On the Death of Nelson Mandela Fri Dec 06, 2013 09:15 | Communist Party of Ireland
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
A shot at bias in the media
Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14
Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04
The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48
The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47
The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
A larger than expected crowd turned out for last night’s 1% Network Treasure Hunt around the exclusive Aylesbury and Shrewsbury roads in Dublin. In 2006 Shrewsbury Road was the 6th most expensive address in the entire world and it remains exclusively populated by the richest of the 1% who own 34% of the wealth in Ireland.
Up to 250 people took part in the 1% Network’s walking tour on Saturday last, October 9th. As people began to gather from as early as 12.30pm it was clear that large numbers were going to to take the opportunity to ‘see how the 1% live.’ The unusually warm weather and low-key Garda presence added to the almost festive atmosphere for this most unusual of political protests.
Attacks on working people are mounting right across Europe. The so-called PIGS (Portugal, Ireland & Italy, Greece, Spain) countries have been to the forefront of these attacks. In Ireland, we have seen €7 billion of cutbacks, seriously damaging public services, including health and education. In Greece, there has been a 10% cut in wages and spending in the public sector, together with an increased retirement age, VAT increases and the freezing of pensions. Portugal has a plan to cut its deficit by €11bn over four years through a crisis tax on wages and cutbacks in public services. The Spanish Parliament has passed cutbacks worth €15bn on top of €50bn already agreed. Italy is due to implement "emergency-cutbacks" of €24 bn.
Two thousand took to the street to protest at the bank bailout.
Anger at the devastation of Ireland in the name of bailing out the Banks was articulated at the Right To Work Campaign protest at the Dail.
national / anti-capitalism Tuesday November 10, 2009 13:33 by Conversation - various; editing Andrew
During Noam Chomsky's recent visit to Ireland five members of the Workers Solidarity Movement met him over breakfast to talk over a range of issues from Palestine to the capitalist crisis to social partnership to Iran to Obama and the US Labour Movement. Notes on the discussion are below.
The conversation is about 52 minutes long and as its recorded over breakfast there is a fair bit of cutlery noise included. The notes below are a very rough outline to the conversation noted down as I edited the audio file, its is not a transcript but a summary and there are substantial gaps in it as the conversation goes back and forth.
Wed 11 Dec, 23:11
The WTO pushes through bad deal; Developed countries and TNCs are the big winners 10:28 Wed 11 Dec 0 comments
Bali, Indonesia - The 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) pushed through a Bali Package in the final hours, extending the Conference to December 7, but at the cost of the developing countries, the poor and the hungry.
Maoist Popularity Wanes in Nepal Election 11:20 Tue 03 Dec 0 comments
Results for Nepal's national elections show its Maoist party has plummeted in popularity, coming in a distant third and suggesting the former rebels' influence has diminished in the South Asian nation.
USA OUT OF IRELAND ! 05:24 Tue 10 Sep 0 comments
A report this Thursday will reveal MI5, the FBI in the USA, and special branch in the Irish State in the south, "starved" paramilitary police in British Occupied Ireland, of vital intelligence, that would have prevented a massacre, in which twenty-nine people died after a 500lb bomb exploded in the middle of Omagh..The victims families commissioned a private report by a London law firm, the SBP, which included experts, who obtained sensitive intelligence, demonstrating major failings by all the Police forces, before the attack, which caused the massacre.
Shell Accused of Corrupting Irish Police Force 23:24 Tue 09 Jul 0 comments
OSSL claim that their company was a supplier to Shell in respect of the Corrib Gas Project.
[Brazil] Convocation for international solidarity! 21:32 Tue 25 Jun 1 comments
Convocação para solidariedade internacional! / Convocation for international solidarity! / Llamamiento a la solidaridad internacional!
PSNI attack Peaceful G8 protest in Belfast 16:16 Mon 17 Jun 5 comments
Peaceful protest attacked in Belfast. Martial Law Exposed!
Anti G8 walkabout Belfast. 19:28 Fri 14 Jun 0 comments
RNU take to the streets in protest at imposition of martial law.
NamaWinelake blog ceases it's transmissions :-( 07:01 Wed 22 May 0 comments
Well respected blog "NamaWineLake" has made it's final post. This is a great loss to the Irish online community. Thanks for all your great work NWL!
Apple agreed a tax rate of 2% or less with the Irish Govt. Some years they only paid 0.05% tax 06:08 Wed 22 May 1 comments
Apple claim to have negotiated an agreement with the Irish government whereby they paid 2% tax or less. In this time of deep austerity, it's time to kick out these US tax dodgers and instead focus on giving support to indigenous small businesses.
Bitcoin comes under scrutiny of US government as the distributed crypto currency gains momentum 07:19 Fri 17 May 0 comments
Homeland security in the US has frozen the account of one of the largest Bitcoin traders "Dwolla"more >>
Philippines: They Destroy, We Suffer Nov 22 2 comments
Capitalism is destroying the planet. Now we suffer. The devastating horror unleashed by monster-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) upon the eastern and central Philippines regions is unspeakable. As of writing, estimates of the number of casualties and actual damages are tentative because many areas remain isolated and communications, power, road and port systems are down.
Maurice Coakley's Reformist Politics Oct 01 0 comments
Below is a piece from me analysing the interview with Maurice Coakely concerning his recently published book Ireland in the World Order: A History of Uneven Development?
protest Athens 18 September Sep 18 0 comments
Just stop for a moment and imagine the power and belief in working class political non violent direct action. What have we done with the words of Irish Scottish political activist CONNOLLY: "you can hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle but unless you build a Social Republic, all your efforts will be in vain" remember Irish republican Peader o Donnell
Escaping From The Matrix Sep 15 4 comments
On why it is so difficult to break away from the established social order
Squat Eviction in Galway Sep 07 2 comments
On wednesday last a squat in galway was evicted.One young woman arrested for "trespass likely to cause fear in another person", after she had been woken from her bed to the sound of 3 burley men attempting to kick in the door. Meanwhile, to every 1 homeless person
Protest Against Water Metering in Huntstown, Dublin 15 Underway Nov 13 ANTI AUSTERITY ALLIANCE, Dublin 15 1 comments
Press statement 13 November 2013
26-County Budget - latest salvo in a war of economic imperialism Oct 15 Sinn Féin Poblachtach 0 comments
Statement by the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton, October 15, 2013
‘Cuba under Siege’ tour announced Sep 27 0 comments
Cuba Support Group Ireland is pleased to announce the dates and venues of a nationwide speaking tour by Canadian academic and author, Keith Bolender, a world expert on the blockade of Cuba.
Seamus Costello 36th Anniversay Commemorative Events, October 5, 2013 Sep 25 Seamus Costello Memorial Committee 1 comments
This year 2013,the year of the 100th anniversary of the Great Dublin Lock Out of 1913, also marks the 36th anniversary of the murder of Socialist Republican Seamus Costello. Seamus was murdered by anti Working Class forces in Dublin on October 5, 1977. A great loss to the fight for Socialism and Republicanism.
In 2012 the attempt by the government to Quebec to introduce a 75% fee hike was defeated by the organisation of a mass student strike that lasted over 6 months. That fee increase was part of the global process of imposing the privatisation and commodification of education. Since the victory, organisers of the strike have been being doing speaking tours to aid the process whereby "youth and students everywhere are becoming increasingly conscious of the need to organize as a means to defend education as a social right". In September this tour reaches Ireland where we need to hear how a sustained and militant student movement that can win is built.more >>