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Day 1 of Assange’s US extradition hearing: What you need to know 23:02 Feb 24 0 comments
French “yellow vests” protest for Assange outside Belmarsh prison in London 21:20 Jan 26 0 comments
Big Capital will use every tool at its disposal to crush socialists like Corbyn 23:27 Dec 18 0 comments
Doctors demand “urgent” medical intervention to save Julian Assange’s life 22:54 Nov 25 0 comments
Bolivia’s coup: Morales toppled not due to his failures, but due to his success 22:48 Nov 15 0 commentsmore >>
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The Afghanistan ?peace deal? riddle Wed Feb 26, 2020 19:04 | amarynth
Highlights from the Assange Trial Thus Far Wed Feb 26, 2020 18:56 | amarynth
Moveable Feast Cafe 2020/02/24 ? Open Thread Mon Feb 24, 2020 09:00 | Herb Swanson
No Weapon Left Behind: The American Hybrid War on China Sat Feb 22, 2020 18:38 | amarynth
20 Questions with Vladimir Putin : Episode 2. Putin on Ukraine Fri Feb 21, 2020 17:06 | amarynth
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Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."
Legitimacy 09:43 Thu Feb 27, 2020 | WorldbyStorm
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Not talking to Sinn Féin? Not yet? 07:41 Thu Feb 27, 2020 | WorldbyStorm
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Independent Left: Dublin?s new Mayor? 09:33 Wed Feb 26, 2020 | guestposter
Activist Education at the Albert Einstein Institution: A Critical Examination of Elite Co-option of Civil Disobedience
Abstract: For most progressive activists, it is a given that the military-industrial complex is a clear and highly visible barrier to progressive social change. So it is particularly interesting to note that a number of groups involved in progressive activist education – which are held in high regard by activists – maintain strong links to military and political elites. One of the best known of these organisations is the US-based Albert Einstein Institution. This paper will provide a systematic analysis of the history of this Institution, and the key people associated with it, and demonstrate how their work is intimately linked to the international democracy-manipulating community – whose work is exemplified by the US-based National Endowment for Democracy, a group which is well-known for its support of the failed 2002 coup in Venezuela. This analysis will expose the crucial role such activist educators play in catalysing revolutions in countries deemed appropriative for regime change by transnational elites. In the light of the dubious nature of these educational activities, this paper will conclude by offering a number of suggestions for how concerned citizens and educators may counter the cynical (ab)use of activist education by political elites as a new and powerful tool of imperialism.
On 29th July we interviewed Fionuala Cregan on the Paraguayan crisis, its background and the Latin American context in which it takes place. She is based in Argentina and works with the Latin America Regional Office of Church World Service. She has also written for the Irish Times on Paraguay and has extensive research on the impact of agribusiness on Paraguayan peasants' lives. She has been a long term supporter of LASC. The views expressed here are her own. We hope that this interview will give a better insight into the developments in that country.
"Is there a safe way to frack? Probably: but not profitably; and
On the 20th of April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oilrig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven men instantly, then destroying 600 miles of coastline.On 9 September 2010, a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, California, burning eight to death, one of several recent pipeline explosions in the USA. In 1992, in Chicago, a gas pipe leaked and 18 houses exploded, incinerating three people. What do these deaths have to do with plans for “fracking” for natural gas in Ireland? Everything. It was my job to investigate these three explosions, the Deepwater Horizon and California explosions as a reporter for the UK news show Dispatches, the earliest as a US government investigator. In all three cases, the deaths were preceded by the same reassurances about the safety of drilling and piping that I read now in the debate about fracking in Ireland. First, the Deepwater Horizon. Eleven men died when the 'mud' – drilling cement meant to cap the wellhead – failed and methane gas blew out the top of the pipes and exploded. The Shannon Basin is not the Gulf of Mexico, but your safety will be just as dependent on Halliburton’s mud.
Charles Taylor’s sentencing to 50 years’ imprisonment on 11 counts of war crimes is undeniably momentous. However, with Sierra Leoneans still suffering abject poverty and remaining in dire need of aid, it must be questioned for whose benefit the costly War Crimes Court really is, writes EMMA PURDY
The Special Court for Sierra Leone will conclude this year on a triumphant note, with former Liberian president Charles Taylor now the first ex-head of state convicted by international justice since the 1946 Nuremburg trials.
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The seventh annual Rossport Solidarity Camp gathering is taking place in Erris, Co. Mayo from the 1st-4th June. You are invited to take part in workshops/discussions, skillshares, music and fun!
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Sustainable Transport Review Consultation ends this week On Fri 29th Feb 21:01 Mon 24 Feb 0 comments
Call Against The Technologies Of The Devastation, Against The Mobile Industry, Against The MWC. 15:39 Sun 09 Feb 0 comments
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Spurious Reasons For Blocking Medicinal Cannabis Bill 21:54 Sun 08 Dec 0 comments
Save Cork's Cobh right of Way from land grab by Port of Cork Company 22:12 Fri 29 Nov 0 comments
In-work poverty in the Republic of Ireland 21:40 Fri 22 Nov 1 comments
Support The Farmers Protest On Tuesday November 26th 22:51 Thu 21 Nov 0 comments
Right Wing Coup In Bolivia 22:54 Tue 12 Nov 1 comments
Letter to Queen Elizabeth iI re Julian Assange 11:27 Wed 06 Nov 0 commentsmore >>
Unforgiven: Labour leadership battle after another bruising election Feb 23 0 comments
Routine Myth Maintenance: Tarantino and American Exceptionalism Jan 21 0 comments
Christmas Visions: Children and the Importance of Redemption Dec 30 0 commentsmore >>
'Climate Case Ireland' to be heard by the Supreme Court on 22nd and 23rd June 2020 Feb 24 Friends of the Irish Environment 0 comments
Visaul Artists Ireland welcomes Paying the Artist, The Arts Council new Policy Feb 11 Visual Artists Ireland 0 comments
IMF and Word Bank Heads Debate Growing Debt Problems Feb 10 Jubilee USA Network 0 comments
Pope Francis and World Leaders Call for Inclusive Economy Feb 05 Jubilee USA Network 0 comments
Micheál Martin (FF) wants to drive people into arms of banks Feb 03 workers party 0 commentsmore >>
Opinion: The Dawn Prayer Protests Provide an Example of Palestinian Steadfastnes... Wed Feb 26, 2020 18:30 | IMEMC & Agencies
EU Representative Deplores Israeli Army Actions in Gaza Wed Feb 26, 2020 17:58 | IMEMC & Agencies
Israel Razes Palestinian Lands to Build a Settler-Only Bypass Road Wed Feb 26, 2020 17:13 | IMEMC & Agencies
B?Tselem: ?Turning A Blind Eye: 19 Protestors In Gaza Lose Eye From Israeli Forc... Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:30 | B'Tselem The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
PPS: ?Israeli Soldiers Abduct 27 Palestinians, Including Children, In West Bank? Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:13 | IMEMC News