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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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 […]
Dozens of Western European and American citizens are participating in the ongoing takeover of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State in Syria, despite being prohibited from doing so by their own governments, according to recent news reports.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the most powerful politician in Poland, is the architect of judicial reforms that have drawn massive criticism across Europe. As the Polish government chips away at checks and balances, is it possible the politician could drive the country out of the EU?
Not surprised at this news at all. He made himself look a fool. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/21/sean-spicer-resigns-press-secretary-trump-white-house-feud I wonder if Spicer will ever get his credibility back again? He must be...
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has recently started to publish a Monthly Report on Munitions of War Exemptions issued under the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitions of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Order, 1973 on its website. It can be be accessed via the following link http://www.dttas.ie/aviation/publications/english/stati...s- […]
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 […]
20 years ago this month the IRA declared its second cessation. As a result of that historic initiative all-party negotiations commenced in September 1997. After eight months of difficult negotiations the Good Friday Agreement was agreed on April 10th 1998.The Agreement is an historic compromise between nationalists, unionists, republicans, and the British an […]
25 — 26 JULY 2017 Regent House and Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin In the wake of the Easter Rising, Lloyd George summoned a convention of representative Irishmen to try to solve the ‘Irish question’. To mark the centenary of the Irish Convention, the Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History will host a […]
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 […]
Ireland’s Economy: Radio Eireann talks on Ireland’s part in the Marshall Plan. Dublin: Stationery Office, 1949 [official/government publication] NLI: OPIE X 26.A Forward by the Taoiseach Mr. John A. Costello S.C., T.D. (pp.1-2) Since its inception European Economic Co-operation has done much towards restoring European economic solvency and has challenged the […]
In a recent article entitled “Varoufakis and the 2015 debt talks – behind closed doors”, published on the English language site of Kathimerini, Yannis Paleologos is putting forward an innovative new criticism of my 2015 negotiating stance regarding Greece’s public debt. His criticism’s first leg is standard troika-speak, insisting that by pressing for a [… […]
There’s something unsettling about finding yourself at home in bed, under the duvet, Pringles in one hand, remote in the other, binge-watching ‘House of Cards’. As you try to come to terms with where you have ended up, can you take some comfort in the fact that a significant chunk of the reasonably well-educated bourgeoisie [...]
These proverbs were collected by my father, Carlos Hudson, during the time he was jailed under the Smith Act in 1941, ostensibly for “Advocating the overthrow of the government by force and violence,” It was called the “gag act” because it put a gag on what one could read or say. Guilt was determined by Continue Reading
from Edward Fullbrook It seems generally agreed that populism tends to rise up after a prolonged period in which governing elites have blocked from public discussion the declining economic welfare of a significant proportion of the population. These declines take two forms, usually simultaneously and interdependently: A decline of income and wealth in absolu […]
This year sees the 40th Annual DEW Economic Policy Conference. The event takes place on September 22nd/23rd in the Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford, with the generous support of the Dublin Chamber. On behalf of the organising committee, I am pleased to announce the programme for the event is live and available via this link. … Continue reading "Dublin Ec […]
In the previous post covering CSO's latest figures on Irish Fiscal metrics, I argued that the years of austerity amount to little more than a wholesale leveraging of the economy through higher taxes. Now, a quick note of thanks: thanks to Professor Mario Draghi for his efforts to reduce Government deficits, thus lifting much of the burden of real reform […]
In the end Irish American Sean Spicer could take the ridicule and the humiliation no more. A thoroughly decent human being, Spicer got caught up in the greatest fraudulent presidency in history. He worked for a man who believed loyalty was a one-way street and no matter how outrageous his behavior it was his press secretary’s job to go out and defend it. In […]
Also for the weekend, with Brexit still hiding in as yet an amorphous form, Newton Emerson is concerned with the strange in-caution of the Republic’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs: Speaking to RTÉ from negotiations in Brussels, he said: “What we do not want to pretend is that we can solve the problems of the more...
You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just about anywhere on Earth; special operations raids so pinpoint-accurate that they would represent a triumph of modern military science. Everything “networked.” It […]
Part two in a series where Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi examines a federal complaint filed against her, the California State University Board of Trustees, and the San Francisco State University by the Lawfare Project, a self-described “legal arm for the pro-Israel community” whose executive director affirmed that its objective is to “make the enemy pay." […]
GEORGE SOROS, the American multi-billionaire, is causing Binyamin Netanyahu a lot of trouble. At this particular moment, Netanyahu does not need any more trouble. A huge corruption affair, concerning German-built...