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‘Transatlantic Partnership’ intended to duplicate secret Trans-Pacific Partnership 21:01 Feb 27 0 comments
Failure to do deal on legacy bank debt will cost every citizen €13,553 each 03:39 Jan 21 0 comments
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For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
A living wage? 20:07 Fri Dec 06, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Fine Gael and single party government? 12:52 Fri Dec 06, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
This Week At Irish Election Literature 04:24 Fri Dec 06, 2013 | irishelectionliterature
Nelson Mandela RIP 22:16 Thu Dec 05, 2013 | doctorfive
RTÉ?s 1976 documentary on Irish involvement in the Spanish Civil War 21:28 Thu Dec 05, 2013 | irishelectionliterature
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
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
EVEN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL IS TALKING ABOUT INEQUALITY? 10:38 Mon Nov 25, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
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Irish Landscape Institute Lecture given by Brendan McGrath -Viewing Landscape in... Thu Dec 05, 2013 16:53 | Irish Left Review
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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
Where we are on the 40th anniversary of joining the EEC.
This is part one of a two part series and the second article can be found here
The Political Basis of the EU:
Irish Referendum Practice from McKenna (1995) to McCrystal (2012).
By Anthony Coughlan
Presently we are being given a referendum on the 'Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union', ( the Fiscal Compact Treaty), this treaty lays out the 'conditions' of receiving a bailout from the European Stabilty Mechanism, which so far we are not being given a referendum on. These 3 aspects are inextricably intertwined, with the ESM being the mechanism, the article 136 TEFU amendment the instrument being used to enable the ESM to have a legal basis, while the fiscal compact treaty sets out the conditions for accessing finance through the ESM.
In the past decade on two separate occasions the government had to call referendums on critical issues relating to the EU and our national sovereignty and in both instances the government wanted us to vote Yes and in each case the country vote No, first for the NICE treaty and then for the Lisbon treaty. Both the Irish government and the EU itself in their fundamentaly undemocratic way rejected both of these exercises in our democratic rights and waited a short while before launching full scale propaganda onslaughts and got us to vote a 2nd time and by using mis-information, fear mongering and lies, they remolded public opinion such that we voted the 'correct' way -YES the second time around.
Now the government probably quite rightly senses it may not be able to fool us three days and in a bid to submit fully to the financial oligarchy which now seem to have the final say over most nations these days, the government are doing all they can to avoid another referendum and if this means running roughshod over the Constitution so be it. But first it is important that people understand what they are doing and should object and the People's Association Watchdog has done a very good job of high-lightling exactly what they are doing and the many sections or articles of the Constitution that they intend to ignore.
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They don't represent us! Rights are won, not given! We are not commodities! It is not a crisis, it is a con! If you take our future, we will take the city! We are the children of comfort but we will not be parents of conformity!
Sunday June 19th will see Europe-wide protests against the forthcoming ratification of the Euro Pact. As part of this international mobilisation, Real Democracy Now! Ireland have organised demonstrations around the country. Simultaneous protests will take place at 4pm at the following locations:
The Irish demonstrations are a response to a call from Spain’s Real Democracy Now! movement for a co-ordinated European response on the 19th June to the upcoming ratification of this Pact.
The event planners hope that by combining public protest and public assembly, everyone present at the events will have a chance to speak, express their grievances, and take collective decisions on further actions against the imposition of austerity across Europe.
Fri 06 Dec, 23:57
A Report From Athens on How Austerity is Hitting 15:03 Mon 16 Sep 1 comments
in these interesting or boring times, it depends what side of the coin you are tossing. people have taken to street protests twice since I have been here. e in Ireland have to ask seriousquestions. are we to sectarian elitist. have we denied Marxist class analysis. opting for the liberal agenda. the male versus female
Alternative Referendum Commission Booklet Launched 21:19 Mon 28 May 7 comments
Over the course of the last number of weeks every household in the Twenty-Six Counties has received an 'information' booklet from the Referendum Commission. This booklet was supposed to provide an impartial and independent critique of the 'Stability Treaty', but in reality it could have been printed by Fine Gael or IBEC.
People’s Movement Protest at IBEC Conference 01:27 Thu 17 May 4 comments
This evening, The People’s Movement organised a protest outside IBEC’s conference in The Westin Hotel, Westmoreland Street.
Thomas Pringle Q&A: ESM Constitutional Challenge 13:17 Wed 18 Apr 2 comments
Legal Proceedings have taken by Thomas Pringle TD, member of the Dáil for the Donegal South-West constituency, challenging the Irish Government on fundamental aspects of a far-reaching amendment to the EU treaties. Both the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Treaty and the Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (Fiscal Compact) Treaty are under consideration.
Live coverage from Greece: Manifestations in Athens, Thessaloniki 17:31 Sun 12 Feb 5 comments
Demonstrations in Greece continue today after three days of strikes and manifestations. Hundred thousand citizens are protesting in Athens, Thessaloniki and all big cities of Greece against the new load agreement that is going to be voted at the Parliament this evening
The axe carrying fascist greek minister of transportation, infrastructures and networks 22:44 Sun 20 Nov 1 comments
Photos showing the fascist Greek deputy minister Voridis at his youth, carrying an axe during an assault against a peaceful demonstration of anarchist college students.
Dutch Profit From Crisis 00:05 Sun 16 Oct 2 comments
The Dutch papers are full of it. The crisis loans imposed on Greece, Portugal and Ireland are generating huge profit. Holland is lending 390 billion at historically low rates and they are lending monies to Ireland at historically high rates.
Great Tree Workshops @ Rossport Camp House 17:49 Wed 19 Jan 0 comments
Wow what a weekend. Our winter skill share has just finished and I still have the taste of loads of different wild foods in my mouth and the ringing of the chainsaw in my ears. We all had a brilliant time, here's a few photos and a little bit of what we got up to.
Who is afraid of the IMF - their opportunity and ours 11:29 Thu 18 Nov 23 comments
It's now official, the Irish state is in talks with the EU and the IMF about a so called 'rescue plan' to bail out the Irish capitalist class from the disaster created by the international crash of the capitalist economic system. A crisis that was magnified in Ireland by the corruption of local crony capitalism on the one hand and the dependency of the economy on 'globalization' on the other. Trapped between such a cast of crooks and idiots it is perhaps not surprising that many in Ireland hope things will be improved when the running of our lives will be handed over to those who many hope might have a clue.
The European Union in the Dock in Barcelona 12:27 Mon 08 Mar 0 comments
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine finds the European Union guilty of complicity in Israel's crimes against the Palestinian People, calls for the suspension of the EU-Israel Preferential Trade Agreement, and endorses the civil society campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.more >>
The Anglo Deal and a possible positive future for Ireland without FF/FG Feb 10 2 comments
How we are being made to like a bad Anglo deal and only long term solution is for us to have a government without FF or FG and what they could do if/ when they get into power.
A statement and poster about the real role of the European Union in the criminal Wars of the Transnational Elite, as well as in the Economic Wars launched against the European Peoples today.
4 Reasons the ESM Treaty is illegal Jun 02 0 comments
The proposal to ratify the European Stability Mechanism Treaty as it stands and to approve the Article 136 TFEU amendment to the EU Treaties as authorizing the Stability Mechanism envisaged in the ESM Treaty, are unlawful under the EU Treaties and are therefore unconstitutional in Ireland and the other EU Member States.
Yes: We're Going To Do What They Told Us Jun 01 35 comments
Like lambs to the slaughter the Irish people ratified the Fiscal Stability treaty by a yes vote of 60.3%. Even members of the parties advocating the yes vote admitted fear and confusion were among the reasons why Irish people gave into the demands of the government. As they threw around buzz words such as stability, growth, investment and threatened a harsher budget if the treaty wasn’t ratified, it’s no surprise their school yard bully tactics won out.more >>
New Conflict Resolution Project Launched Oct 03 Future Resolutions 0 comments
Conflict resolution project to use Information Technology to help disseminate its message
Alert: Government Attempts to Pass ESM with Minimal Public Debate Jun 06 National Platform EU Research & Information Centre 2 comments
The Government will seek Dail approval of:
Press Release: The People’s Movement Launch Campaign for a No Vote May 17 4 comments
The People’s Movement launched their campaign for a No Vote in the upcoming Fiscal Treaty at a press conference today in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
Farmers group wants Ireland to follow Iceland and burn the bondholders May 12 Farmers For No 5 comments
“I pay tribute to the ‘Farmers For No’ for coming together and calling for a No Vote…
AusterityTreaty.ie Website & Pamphlet Launched May 11 Socialist Party / United Left Alliance 0 comments
A press conference was held today launching the Socialist Party's http://www.austeritytreaty.ie website and the pamphlet “Austerity Treaty explained: how it undermines democracy & institutionalises austerity” (http://www.austeritytreaty.ie/the-pamphlet#)more >>