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Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link Government Misleading Europe about Austerity and Ireland?s Debt Crisis Mon Mar 02, 2015 23:18 | Rory Hearne

offsite link Issue PN 120 of the People?s News Out Now Mon Mar 02, 2015 22:36 | The People's Movement

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offsite link What?s in a Photograph? Sun Mar 01, 2015 22:19 | Seán Sheehan

offsite link Grexit or Compromise: Which Way for the Greek Left? Wed Feb 25, 2015 00:08 | Christos Kefalis

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Spirit of Contradiction

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The Saker
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Anti-Water Charges' Five Now in Jail 12 Days

Free the Protestors - Jail the Bankers


The Government acting on behalf of corporate and financial power who have set their eyes on our Water have disgracefully jailed 5 citizens of this country because they said No to Austerity. We demand their freedom immediately. The five are: Derek Byrne, Bernie Hughes, Michael Batty who are imprisoned for 27 days and Paul Moore and Damien O’Neill who are imprisoned for 56 days.

There is clearly one law for the rich and one law for the rest of us. Where are the bankers and developers who bankrupted this country and led to widespread hardship and a huge increase in suicides in this country, deaths which have devastated families. And what of the people who have died for lack of resources in our health system and of those evicted from their homes. It is time we stood up to this undemocractic sham and demand our country back from the claws of the elite.


Keep an eye out on social media and any websites related to the campaign against water charges for info on upcoming protests against the jailed 5.

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat March 21st
national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday May 15, 2014 10:10 by Pat Waine   text 3 comments (last - friday may 23, 2014 18:12)
The article deals with the challenge to the Left parties and individuals to get their act together and Put a strong opposition to the neo liberal agenda. That calls for them to put aside party sectarianism in the general interest of working people and put realistic goals before people and move things on that ill benefit all the left . read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / event notice Tuesday May 13, 2014 13:58 by JACK LANE   text 3 comments (last - monday august 18, 2014 09:39)
1. The Great Fraud of 1914-18
How Britain engineered a World War to destroy Germany.
By Dr. Pat Walsh

2. The Catholic Predicament in Northern Ireland
Volume One: Catastrophe 1914-1968
By Dr. Pat walsh read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday May 12, 2014 13:01 by Anthony Ravlich
The consequences of the UN's neoliberal absolutism on 10 Dec 2008 has been hidden from the public by the UN and the leadership of the major human rights organizations but its effects are seen in the GFC 2008/9 and the recent rise of repressive regimes at the UN. read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / event notice Sunday May 11, 2014 21:48 by pbp
Protest for social housing.

Cllr Brid Smith putting down motion in Dublin City Council.

Call 0879090166 for more info.
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Friday May 09, 2014 20:01 by Paddy Hackett   text 3 comments (last - saturday may 17, 2014 19:08)
The more a police force appears to serve the class interests of the working class the more successful it may be in fooling the working class. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday May 06, 2014 13:29 by Laurence Cox
Are you

- active in social movement struggles but need space to stand back, reflect, recharge?
- involved in community and voluntary activism but feel trapped by the structures?
- politically minded but don’t know how to turn that into an effective and radical practice?
- clear that social change is central to you but unsure how to build a life around it?
- interested in spending a year with your peers and experienced practitioners?
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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday May 05, 2014 15:12 by Justice   text 2 comments (last - sunday may 11, 2014 22:21)
Indeed Should Gilmore, Lynch and Rabbbitte be questioned about the crimes committed by the Official IRA> I'm not suggesting that they were members of the OIRA, I have no evidence of that.

One thing is certain: Gilmore, Lynch and Rabbitte could not have been unaware of the activities of the OIRA. When they were members of OSF/SFWP/WP the party paper The United Irishman carried War News of the OIRAs actions. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday May 05, 2014 14:52 by Justin Morahan   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 06, 2014 14:18)
Tuesday's protest is against the death penalty and for the release of Ibrahim Halawa read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday May 05, 2014 14:37 by Paddy Hackett   text 9 comments (last - friday may 09, 2014 11:07)
The essential point is that Sinn Fein/IRA betrayed its core principles many years ago when it officially accepted the existence of political partition and its two reactionary states on both sides of the border. This means it accepts the validity of the imperialist domination of the island of Ireland.
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday May 03, 2014 00:36 by loudmouthedresistance
Every first wednesday of the month, along with your weekly dose of socializing and a scrumptious vegan cafe... come get yer soapbox on!
Everybody knows somethin about somethin.

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dublin / arts and media / event notice Friday May 02, 2014 20:20 by Born to Burn productions
New Short Plays - After the enthusiastic response to the play A Pair of New Eyes last year,
Born to Burn productions are back with another groundbreaking project. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Friday May 02, 2014 10:30 by Rossport Solidarity Camp
To: Former participants/members of the Rossport Solidarity Camp, potential future volunteers, all who wish to work in solidarity for social, environmental and economic justice in the struggle against the Shell Corrib Gas Project.

We invite you to a meeting to review the current status of the solidarity movement and discuss how we can best continue our work into the future. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Thursday May 01, 2014 16:19 by FoTE
Today, 29th April 2014, Friends of the Earth launches the Fracking Free Ireland campaign for the local elections. In the run up to polling day to be held on May 23rd, candidates are being asked to take the "Fracking Free Ireland Pledge"‚ which calls for a commitment to oppose the development of this controversial fossil fuel extraction industry in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday April 30, 2014 18:49 by We Are Not Leaving
We’re young workers, the young unemployed and students. We’re people that want to shine a light on the youth crisis in Ireland: unemployment and forced emigration, precarious work & internship culture, fees & grant cuts- not to mention the housing and mental health crises! So, to highlight the bullsh*t facing young people in 2014, we’re hosting the first MayDay Festival in Twisted Pepper Dublin on Friday May 2 and Saturday May 3. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Tuesday April 29, 2014 23:51 by foie
Today, 29th April 2014, Friends of the Earth launch the Fracking Free Ireland campaign for the local elections. In the run up to polling day to be held on May 23rd, candidates are being asked to take the 'Fracking Free Ireland Pledge' which calls for a commitment to oppose the development of this controversial fossil fuel extraction industry in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
meath / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday April 28, 2014 23:29 by Save Navan Hospital
The Save Navan Hospital campaign are organising a protest to vent their anger at the proposals to downgrade the Accident and Emergency department at Our Lady’s Hospital following a meeting last week attended by over 100 people.

Local campaigners fear they have just over a year to save Navan’s emergency department following a clear indication from senior HSE management two weeks ago that the facility will be relocated to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda next year
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Monday April 28, 2014 22:38 by wsm
At this open meeting the organisers of DABF 2014 will explain what is involved in putting on the Anarchist Bookfair and invite feedback & critique of both specific aspects of the book fair this year and the overall year on year organisational process. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 28, 2014 17:57 by John Throne   text 1 comment (last - monday april 28, 2014 22:03)
Along with Anto Macaba I recruited Joe Higgins to socialism and Militant/SP. He would later go on to refuse to support my right to appeal against my expulsion from that organization. He put his own position in that organization over principle.

Editors Note: The Socialist Party website has a statement reproduced in the first comment below, saying that Joe is NOT retiring from political activity but will NOT stand in the next general election read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Wednesday April 23, 2014 23:43 by Friends of Irish Environment
In a submission to the National Peatlands Strategy, Friends of the Irish Environment have pointed out that total emissions from our bogs are of the same scale as total emissions from the transport sector.

However, the authors write that ‘the importance of our peatlands for the climate is not correctly acknowledged by the draft Strategy. As a result the draft Strategy fails to integrate with climate change policy and indeed is in conflict with Ireland's obligations under the UNFCCC.’ read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Tuesday April 22, 2014 20:00 by Seán Ó Murchú   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 24, 2014 21:12)
The 98th Easter 1916 Commemoration took place in St. Finbarrs Cemetery on Sunday 20th April.

As 2014 is the hundred anniversary of the foundational of Cumann na mBan, they were given the honour of carrying the Tri-Colour, with another proudly flying the Cumann na mBan flag in the Colour party.
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