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For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
What you want to say? Open Thread, 19th of June 2013 03:46 Wed Jun 19, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
And more on the post-CAHWT environment? 17:13 Tue Jun 18, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Budget blues? (and very very very pale reds). 07:47 Tue Jun 18, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Labour as a national party? Where next? 03:43 Tue Jun 18, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
History and the Junior Cert 02:22 Tue Jun 18, 2013 | doctorfive
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Let?s make tax avoidance history? 23:36 Tue Jun 18, 2013
Sad Putin at the G8? 23:10 Tue Jun 18, 2013
The Gathering : Enniskillen-Style 02:19 Tue Jun 18, 2013
Tax Haven Ireland : 70 Sir John Rogerson?s Quay 02:14 Tue Jun 18, 2013
AL JAZEERA AND THE DOUBLE-IRISH 09:35 Mon Jun 17, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Explaining the Double Irish with a Map and a Pile of Euro Coins Tue Jun 18, 2013 15:04 | Conor McCabe
Never-Ending Austerity Amidst the Ruins Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:52 | Michael Taft
Tax Haven Ireland : 70 Sir John Rogerson?s Quay Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:25 | Conor McCabe
Applications for Scholarship to NUIM MA in Community Education, Equality and Soc... Mon Jun 17, 2013 17:34 | Irish Left Review
Samantha Power ? another ?Good? Imperialist Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:14 | Alán Cienfuegos
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
Rosaleen McDonagh is contesting the Seanad Election in the Dublin University Constituency. She is a well known Traveller activist, feminist and writer.
Given it is just days away from the election and a new government, most likely to be led by Fine Gael, many are probably wondering what exactly is the current state of Ireland and what are the prospects for recovery. In short, things are bad and a recovery is very unlikely. There are also wider and bigger global issues and we are unprepared and should be doing something about it now.The only hope is that we have is that there is a public awakening to try and understand what has happened, where we are and the future we are hurtling towards. Only then, is there any possibility of some kind of social revolution to enable us to have any chance of coping with the challenges and by our actions, hopefully we may even trigger an European wide social transformation. But frankly the prospects of this positive development happening are zilch.
When the global credit boom came to a halt and hit Ireland on that fateful day in Sept 2008, Brian Lenihan, at the behest of the bankers made a fatal mistake with the bank guarantee that ensured no (large) debtor would be left behind. It might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but it would only have worked if the global economy bounced back and it was clear it was not going to unless like many mainstream economists who propagate the dominant capitalist ideology of our time, they assumed it was just going to be another small recession in the usual business cycle. But anyone who had been following events without their ideological blinkers on, would have realized this was going to be of seismic proportions.
The UNITE trade union, the second largest union in the Republic of Ireland has called on all working people to vote for a left wing government in the general election likely to be held in March.
The Iranian government’s campaign to mold ‘model’ Islamic citizens has not only fashioned a profound crisis of loyalty to the religious ‘ideals of the revolution’, it has nurtured action that many have silently prayed for - as the public sphere, the last bastion of the religious elite's grip on power, was shot open by their own guns Sunday.
Legacy of martyred flowers committed me to life,
Legacy of martyred flowers,
Don’t you see?
--Forough Farokhzad, Only the Sound Will Last
Since the close of polling late Friday, and the hasty confirmation of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s second term in office, protests have broken out across Iran. Many Iranians, who consider the landslide victory for Ahmadinejad a symbol of their country’s deeply corrupt political system, have endeavoured to force the government to nullify the results and hold another election.
In what can only be considered a classic case of state-repression, police and Revolutionary Guards have soaked the streets in blood; shooting into crowds of peaceful protestors, arresting scores of demonstrators, and targeting constituencies known for their criticism of the government. Just yesterday, the Guardian conservatively reported that as many as twelve students from universities throughout the country lost their lives as they courageously and openly opposed state forces.
The election of Joe Higgins as the third MEP elected from Dublin has marked a significant shift in Irish politics. With the Greens now wiped out clinging desperately to a dying government the election results have shown there is an alternative and hope for another Ireland.
Higgins victory reclaims the No to Lisbon vote as a left wing vote and diminishes the ability of the media to pin that on Ganley and Libertas and undermine the next leftwing not to Lisbon Treaty Campaign- that's if the government would dare to re run that referendum.
Wed 19 Jun, 09:52
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