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World Socialist Web Site Report on: At least 290 killed in terrorist bomb attacks in Sri Lanka 23:00 Apr 22 0 comments
Demonstration aims to highlight housing shortage in Galway 22:43 Apr 08 0 comments
French army receives authorization to shoot “yellow vest” protesters 23:40 Mar 24 0 comments
John Stalker Takes Shoot To Kill Policy Secrets To Grave 21:41 Mar 11 0 comments
GLENN GREENWALD: the dramatic and dark scandal that engulfs the Brazilian Bolsonaro government 22:23 Jan 30 0 commentsmore >>
On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan
What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith
The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith
Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh
Fake News: The Epistemology of Media Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
President Putin?s Speech at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Heads of State Council Meeting Sun Jun 16, 2019 00:01 | Scott
Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/06/15 ? Open Thread Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:30 | Herb Swanson
?Nuclear Armageddon? and Geopolitical Simulacrum Sat Jun 15, 2019 08:00 | The Saker
The Poles are braver than the Russians! The President of Poland Sat Jun 15, 2019 04:15 | Scott
The curious case of the tankers Fri Jun 14, 2019 16:49 | The Saker
SUMMARY: I arrived in Ennis without pen or notebook to support the action of Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell who protested on the runway of Shannon against the US military use of the airport. The following is a colour story of happenings on the day relying on memory only. I hope that someone else may provide a fuller report and my apologies for any errors in this report which are entirely my responsibility.
In 2012 public opposition forced the ditching of a plan for a "retirement village" on the side of the Dublin mountains, isolated from services and public transport and cut off by the M50, in an area normally zoned for agriculture and public amenity and widely used by the public. A previous plan for a private school on the site had been rejected for similar reasons in 2005. After the local elections the plan is back in a lightly tweaked form, with the developer's sister among a number of newly elected councillors supporting the project.
The Euro and local council elections take place on Fri May 23rd and nationwide there are 11 MEPs to be elected to represent Ireland Euro elections will also be taking place across Europe for a grand total of 751 seats in the European Parliament. Regrettably the European Commission which is composed of 28 non-elected and appointed commissioners and is besieged by thousands of lobbying firms working for the private sector, is probably reckoned to have more power. Yet despite this Europe matters because at least 70% of our legislation comes from there and practically most of the regulation in a diverse range of areas originates from Europe and some of the more background regulation has its origins with corporate lobbyists with the aim of using heavy regulation to put smaller competitors out of businesses by greatly increasing the relative costs for smaller businesses. The main political parties of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael constantly tell us they are pro business and for jobs and the economy. In fact they are for big business, privatisation, outsourcing of jobs, lower wages, less social safety net and their support of big business and corporations constantly results in the suffocating of small business which are the very areas that lead to most employment.
It was three years on March 11th since the triple nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011. This article attempts to try and give an picture of the situation today and to show that the accident is still an active event that will take many decades to cleanup and it is anything but over.
Remembering What HappenedIt is three years since the accident on March 11th 2011 at the Fukushima power station complex. There has been surprisingly little coverage of it in the mainstream media compared to the Chernobyl accident in 1986 at the time. As most people know, the accident was a result of an earthquake which caused the tsunami which flooded the Fukushima site and knocked out the backup diesel generators used for cooling the plants and that is how the story goes. The first report many people heard was that they were using sea-water to cool the reactors. This in itself was frightening because sea-water and cooling of nuclear reactors should not be in the same sentence, ever and it can only mean one thing -the situation is desperate, everything has failed and since sea-water would destroy the reactor vessel and fuel rods it means its the very last resort at trying to stop a meltdown.
Leaked call from Estonian FM to Catherine Ashton (EU) indicates that snipers were provocateurs shooting people on both sides
Another leaked phone call. This time between the Estonian FM and Catherine Ashton. It would seem to indicate that the same shooters on the rootops in Ukraine were shooting people on BOTH sides.
Ukraine Urged Jews to Flee Kiev
During the turmoil of the coup by the neo Nazis in Kiev which happens to be the home of one of the largest viable Jewish communities outside Israel, the synagogues in Kiev came under petrol bomb attack but likely the building didn't burn down. Given the outright racist nature of these thugs and the fact that the coup leaders on the first day of power hung a huge banner of Stepan Bandera the World War II Nazi collaborator who helped send 900,000 Jews to the gas chambers. When those in power celebrate these type of people, it should send a chill down your spine.
Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Urged Jews to Flee Kiev After Attack on Students
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Meeting of Minds at Trump Protest 15:19 Fri 07 Jun 2 comments
“Our Union, Our Choice”- Interview with Tony Gregg, NASRA Branch Secretary 22:30 Thu 06 Jun 0 comments
President Signs Disaster Aid Package with Billions in Relief For Puerto Rico, US States and Territor... 21:31 Thu 06 Jun 0 comments
Congress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories 14:41 Tue 04 Jun 0 comments
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Ireland: Housing “Catastrophe” – No Longer “Crisis” 15:13 Sat 25 May 0 comments
Make Palestine an EU & Local Election Issue! 00:31 Sat 18 May 0 comments
Houses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories 21:32 Fri 10 May 0 comments
Letter to British Ambassador re Julian Assange 23:59 Thu 02 May 0 comments
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A Deeper Look at the Cuba Attacks Jun 10 0 comments
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8250 Signatures Required from Ireland to Support Aviation Fuel Tax Jun 13 Friends of the Irish Environment 0 comments
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Bethlehem And Ramallah Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:02 | IMEMC News
Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem Sun Jun 16, 2019 09:30 | IMEMC News
Army Injures Many Palestinians In Southern Gaza Sun Jun 16, 2019 08:42 | IMEMC News
Female Palestinian Detainees Announce Demands, Plan for Collective Strike Sat Jun 15, 2019 20:49 | IMEMC News & Agencies
Angry Reaction from Abdullah as US Suggests Jordan as Homeland For Palestinians Sat Jun 15, 2019 20:43 | IMEMC News & Agencies