PEOPLES NEWS 130 - CONTENTShttp://www.people.ie/news/PN-130.pdfPage 1Lies and damned liesPage 3Failed TPP talks vindicate concerns on medicines and investor rightsPage 3People’s Movement on FacebookPage 4Building the EU CorePage 6Christine Lagarde, Greece and the American military-industrial complexPage 6Meanwhile in GreecePage 7More of the samePage 9The pow […]
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All Hail to those UK democrats who have made “Project Hope” prevail over “Project Fear” and decided that they want to win back Britain’s political independence and national democracy in face of the undemocratic monster that is the European Union. Let us rejoice at the discomfiture of the Brussels Eurocrats and their acolytes in every […]
By Councillor Johnny Mythen Fishermen along the east coast are very concerned that their operations may be tied-up over the coming days and weeks as the ice plants in the three major ports are temporary closed due to health and safety concerns. The fact that the three are closed at the one time is causing and will cause, huge losses to the economy of the sou […]
A joint Indian-American counterintelligence operation, described as “unprecedented in its scale and scope”, reportedly foiled a major suicide attack by the Islamic State in New Delhi and helped achieve “a string of victories” against the group in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Food multinationals are quickly squeezing out traditional nutritious cooking in India, bringing in fast foods that are literally making people sick. Street vendors, day laborers as well as the rich and well-educated are fighting to save the country's cuisine. By Heike Le Ker (Text) and Maria Feck (Videos and Photos)
"We will continue to call on the Russian Federation to accept its responsibility and to fully cooperate with all efforts to establish accountability," EU diplomacy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine. She said that the weapon used to shoot down the plane, killing 298 people, […]
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Echos of Shell to Sea / Corrib Gas struggle BAOITE, is a new play by Darach Mac Con Iomaire, premiering this week at the Galway International Arts Festival. A fishing family leads a desperate fight to defend their coastal community from the imminent threat of offshore fracking ? but as the constant pressure of campaigning mounts, hidden fractures appear in t […]
Below is the full FOI release in relation to Ken’s story in TheJournal. CONCERNS WERE RAISED in the Department of Social Protection over calling people “cheats” as part of the controversial advertising campaign on social welfare launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar while he was Minister for Social Protection. The ‘Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All’ campaign … Contin […]
The SIPTU Dublin District Council hosted a march and ceremony to mark the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) outside the Marino College of Further Education, Connolly House, North Strand Road, on Friday, 11th March. The unveiling ceremony outside the Marino College of Further Education was addressed by a number of speakers includ […]
Fr. Des Wilson is a living legend. He has been an integral part of the west Belfast community for six decades. He is hugely respected and loved as a priest, a community activist, an educator, a defender of people’s rights, an author, dramatist and writer. A fear naofa. He is a man of great courage and vision, a good neighbour, and a decent human being. On Su […]
This doesn’t sound good. China’s social credit system, a big-data system for monitoring and shaping business and citizens’ behaviour, is reaching beyond China’s borders to impact foreign companies, according to new research. The system, which has been compared to an Orwellian tool of mass surveillance, is an ambitious work in progress: a series of big […] […]
You don’t have to be a Corbynista to know that the Establishment does not encourage radical politics of the genuinely socialist kind and that it will do whatever it can to belittle any group garnering mass support for daring to challenge the status quo. In the domain of cultural practice, mutatis mutandis, hugely important figures like Ken Loach and James Ke […]
[Report available here.] Britain appears to have accepted for now that it needs a soft brexit and is going to actively pursue a soft brexit in the next round of talks. The measures relating to the avoidance of a hard border are part of a ‘back-stop’ arrangement. They will only arise in the ‘absence of agreed solutions’ [...]
How do we choose between what is fair and just, and what our debtors demand of us? Yanis Varoufakis was put in such a dilemma in 2015 when he became the finance minister of Greece. In this rousing book, he charts the absurdities that underpin calls for austerity, as well as his own battles with […]
Let’s just say it was a long night. All around this village, on an Adriatic island where cars were banned many years ago and the locals amble around at a pace that would make Andalusians look like sprinters, flares ignited, strangers hugged wildly and you could hear an entire country roar. They say voices carry on the sea. Believe me they do. I am in deepest […]
from Lars Syll How come that econometrics and statistical regression analyses still have not taken us very far in discovering, understanding, or explaining causation in socio-economic contexts? That is the question yours truly has tried to answer in an article published in the latest issue of World Economic Association Commentaries: The processes that genera […]
Prior to the 1990's, “U.S. markets were more competitive than European markets”, with the U.S. having a lead-start on the EU of some decades, if not centuries, when it comes to the anti-trust laws and anti-true enforcement. In fact, as noted by Germán Gutiérrez and Thomas Philippon in their new paper “HOW EU MARKETS BECAME MORE COMPETITIVE THAN US MARKE […]
What are the odds that the richest ever Irishman would be born in a Dublin one-room hovel with a pig, his parents and a sister for company? That was the way life kicked off for John Mackay, who died in 1902 worth $1 billion, the equivalent of $80 billion today. His story is told in "The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle over the Greatest Riches i […]
As Andrew Rawnsley recalled at the weekend, it was Lyndon B Johnson who declared that the most important talent in politics is “the ability to count”. He said that in the context of Theresa May’s tricky arithmetic at Westminster… There aren’t enough people who can count around Mrs May. The fatal flaw in her plan is that there is no majority for it in the Hou […]
Democrats blamed their 2016 failure on the electoral system, fake news and even Russian collusion. The appointment of a hawk as Trump's new National Security Advisor doesn't entirely displease them. The bombing of Syria by the US, France and the UK, following the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain, has driven Russia-West […]
When the US was exposed interfering in the Ukrainian election in 2014, Obama aide Ben Rhodes expressed rage at the Russians for disclosing that face, in a violation of major power etiquette. His hypocrisy is typical. The US has intervened in 81 foreign elections since 1946, Russian or the Soviet Union only 36 times, per a leading study.
The State of Israel has no oil wells. It has no gold mines. What has it got? It has the ownership of the remembrance of the Holocaust. That is worth a lot. Everyone who wants to clean himself from the stain needs...