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O'Dea's first full collection since 2003 is to be launched in Drop Dead Twice on Francs St. on Friday, 25th March at 9.000pm. read full story / add a comment
Doctors, Medics, Comedy and Song Thank You Show for Frontline Workers
Ireland’s legendary Battle of the Axe open mic comedy and song night is back with an ONLINE open mic Thank You Show to frontline workers donating all gig profits to heroesaid.ie
Following on from its very successful, first online nationwide show in September 2021 as part of Culture Night Ireland, Battle of the Axe is delighted to back with its first online show of the new year on January 28, 2022. Highlighted at No 9 out of 1200 events for Culture Night, the show delivered a splendid night of comedy and song. Now the club wishes to turn their next gig into a thank you night for frontline workers around Ireland and worldwide online. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Friday January 14, 2022 13:55 by Gary Jordan 1 image
Look at what we are left with! read full story / add a comment
It's time to start 2022 off with a BANG! Our first two Jam for Freedom chapters were started in the UK and Ireland so it makes sense to give them a treat! Comment on our socials with your location, share the poster in your groups and request a local jam at: email@example.com and we'll get a jam going on near you! read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / press release Tuesday December 07, 2021 21:17 by 1 of Indy 1 image 1 video file
After the release of Plandemic 1 & 2, we received so many letters from the community stating, "We need more information. We need your research." And then asking, "When are you going to be releasing the next film in the series?" This is to let everyone know we're currently in production on Plandemic 3 and are excited to release this sneak peak into what we're creating next! read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Friday October 29, 2021 23:53 by Gary Jordan 1 image
Once a fraud, always a fraud. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 26, 2021 22:11 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin 1 image
Review of James Bond No Time To Die film
The latest Bond flick No Time To Die was certainly a rollercoaster ride of exciting action scenes and great special effects, yet contained more than a quantum of longueurs.
With a running time of 163 minutes it certainly tries the patience and the bladders of its audiences (who I saw popping out of the cinema throughout the film).
Personally, I think 90 minutes is enough for any film, especially since the disappearance of the intermission and ice-cream selling of yore.
In this case, the increased length seems to have been to incorporate backstories of some of the individuals involved.
The effect of this is to attenuate Bond’s appearances in the film, while adding very little to the story (hence the longueurs).
One effect of this narrative style is to put more emphasis on the story of Bond and less on the usual geopolitics and action we associate with Bond films. read full story / add a comment
Stoking The Flames of Hatred And Manipulating The Minds Of The Masses read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Sunday October 17, 2021 19:55 by Irish Inquiry 1 video file
Consistently f!u season has been winter fodder for the Irish press. Until it vanished at a time when officials needed to boost c0v!d case numbers. Convenient. It's claimed it disappeared due to stringent public health guidelines which strangely didn't quash c0v!d. Now officials need a scapegoat for spiraling hospitalisations post vaccine roll-out & any flu will do. #FlipFlopFluFallacy read full story / add a comment
If you believe the government will lift the restrictions in October, I have beachfront property in Switzerland I can sell to you.
I firmly believe there are a lot more worse lockdowns coming instead unless the public unite to say no.read full story / add a comment
John McGuirk from Gript thinks it's all just a conspiracy theory. read full story / add a comment
Jam for Freedom Irish Tour,
united with RiseUp Éireann
Jam for Freedom is spearheading the pro-freedom revolution happening worldwide as a response to restrictions on our basic human rights to work, travel and live. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Thursday August 26, 2021 17:56 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin 1 image
This paper looks at how elites use different methods to stay in power, especially language manipulation. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 05, 2021 21:57 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
Born in controversy but then ignored in its youth, the film Salt of the Earth has matured beautifully into a classic film in the neorealist style. Set in Zinc Town, New Mexico, a mining community with a majority of Mexican-Americans strike for working conditions equal to those of the white, or “Anglo” miners. The town and the mine is run by Delaware Zinc Inc. who refuse to negotiate with the workers and the strike goes on for months. The story focuses on Ramon Quintero (Juan Chacón) and his wife Esperanza Quintero (Rosaura Revueltas) who is pregnant with their third child. Ramon is arrested by police and beaten in prison at the same time his wife gives birth to their new baby. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 27, 2021 20:15 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
*This article contains spoilers*
A well-meaning New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato, finds himself in a frightening situation when he discovers that his son, Adam, was in a hit and run accident with a son of the local mafia boss, Jimmy Baxter. Adam had been visiting the site of his mother’s death when approached by local guys. He drives off at speed only to drop his inhaler on the car floor during an asthma attack. As he struggles to drive the car and pick up the inhaler at the same time his car is in a collision with Jimmy Baxter’s son’s first spin on his motorbike. Rocco Baxter, the son, chokes to death on his own blood at the side of the road as Adam panics and drives off. When Michael realises who the dead boy was he tries to protect his son by arranging with Adam to cover up what happened. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Saturday February 06, 2021 18:17 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin 1 comment (last - thursday february 25, 2021 11:58) 1 image
The general problem of culture today is its ability to facilitate and support negative aspects of society through encouraging escapism, diversion and ignorance regarding many important issues of contemporary life, such as economic crises, repressive legislation, poverty, and climate chaos. Or worse still, the use of culture to promote elite views of society regarding power and money, as well as imperialist agendas through negative depictions of a targeted ethnic group or country. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / press release Wednesday January 20, 2021 16:55 by 1 of indy 1 image
It is not often that people write important books and then make them freely available under Creative Commons Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives 4.0 license so it can be accessed and downloaded (without cost) in various forms but that is exactly the case here.
The author Dr Mike Healy has written goes by the title "Marx and Digital Machines Alienation, Technology, Capitalism" and it explores digital technology and alienation. The book is peer reviewed and has been published by University of Westminster press.
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national / arts and media / feature Wednesday January 13, 2021 00:12 by 1 of indy 7 comments (last - thursday march 04, 2021 17:25) 12 images 1 video file
All the news media in Ireland have gone ballistic in the last few days ramping up the Covid fear to new extreme levels. There are already 100,000s of people absolutely terrified by their misleading news and this sustained level of fear for over 10 months now is very likely leading to very dangerous health conditions for these people leading to heart conditions, mental issues, cancer and all sorts of problems caused largely by the extreme stress that they have put themselves under because unfortunately the media and the politicians are giving highly distorted, mis-leading inaccurate and sensational news about the Covid situation.
A good example is the news from the past few days where we are told the hospitals are overflowing with Covid patients and as of today it is claimed 46 are dead from Covid.
The aim of this article is to bring some context and reality to this, something the mainstream media and politicians and their bureaucrats are strenuously going out of their way to not do.read full story / add a comment
Music can uplift, inspire, or soothe us at any stage of life. We might react with smiles or tears when we hear a certain song, depending on the kind of event that it prompts us to recall. 'Magical moments' welcomes art and writing related to memories of joy, awe, peace or happiness. read full story / add a comment
Glenn Greenwald Resigns from The Intercept which he setup to publish Edward Snowden NSA whistleblower Revelations
international / arts and media / news report Thursday October 29, 2020 22:29 by 1 of indy 1 comment (last - friday october 30, 2020 11:42) 1 image 1 video file
In surprise move Glenn Greenwald who helped publish NSA Edward Snowden's revelations on widespread mass spying and other activities and who setup the The Intercept with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill in 2014 as a vehicle to publish this material, has resigned from it.
He has been forced out by the editors who tried to stop him from publish his recent articles on the Joe Biden email scandal. They were trying to protect the Joe Biden camp.
He tweeted: The same trends of repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity plaguing the national press generally have engulfed the media outlet I co-founded, culminating in censorship of my own articles.
Greenwald has released a lengthy statement on this issue which we reproduce here.read full story / add a comment