Category Archives: History

Update (2): Bloody Sunday: Past… Present….. Future?


Brendan O’Neill / Spiked – The moral hijacking of Bloody Sunday:On the 40th anniversary of the massacre in Derry, it is remarkable how much Britain has exploited this event to its advantage… Courtesy of Saville, Bloody Sunday is now understood … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs dead. “How to live before you die” video


Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — … Continue reading

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Conor McCabe – Raymond Crotty Memorial Lecture 2011: Rancher & Banking Interests in the Irish Economy. Pearse Centre, Dublin @ 2:30pm, Saturday 15 October.


Raymond Crotty Memorial Lecture 2011 – Conor McCabe: Rancher & Banking Interests in the Irish Economy Dr. Conor McCabe will deliver the Raymond Crotty Memorial Lecture for 2011 in the Pearse Centre (27 Pearse Street), Dublin, at 2:30 p.m. on … Continue reading

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Important Conference – The EU in crisis: Prospects for regaining Ireland’s sovereignty. 7-8 October 2011


The EU in crisis Prospects for regaining Ireland’s sovereignty. Friday-Saturday 7-8 October 2011 The Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street Dublin 2 Friday 7 October 7.30pm Was ‘Social Europe’ a con? Speakers: David Begg, General Secretary, ICTU Alex Gordon, General President … Continue reading

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“La Maison: The History of a Breton” – Yann Fouéré


La Maison – The History of a Breton Drwm, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth http://www.llgc.org.uk/drwm La Maison – The History of a Breton is the second part of the memoirs of Yann Fouéré who was born in 1910. He … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Europe and European Nationalism (George Friedman/StratFor)


The Crisis of Europe and European Nationalism is republished with permission of STRATFOR. When I visited Europe in 2008 and before, the idea that Europe was not going to emerge as one united political entity was regarded as heresy by … Continue reading

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Desmond Greaves Summer School: “Economist sees Irish echoes of US crisis” – Irish Times


From The Irish Times – Economist sees Irish echoes of US crisis: “The closest decade to this one as far as real growth in gross domestic product was the 1930s. There was 1.3 per cent growth per year then, and … Continue reading

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All-Ireland Civil Rights Network plan (Irish Democrat)


From The Irish Democrat: FOR more than two decades the Derry-based October 5th Association have employed computer technology to maintain linkages with other 1968 civil rights veterans, scores of similar groupings, the radio and print media,  and literally hundreds of  … Continue reading

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When will armed wing of British establishment decommission & commit to “constitutional” politics, democratic values?


IntelNews.org – Documents reveal MI5 role in Guyana coup: On October 9, 1953, 133 days after the British Guiana election results, Britain launched a military coup codenamed Operation WINSDOR. Hundreds of British soldiers onboard the warship HMS Superb stormed Guiana’s … Continue reading

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Important new book – “Sins of the Father”, Conor McCabe (People’s Movement)


This recent publication is an important contribution and a radical departure from the received wisdom about the present economic crisis in Ireland. There is a hackneyed narrative in Ireland and beyond that lays the blame for the economic and social … Continue reading

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Top Secret CIA Official History of the Bay of Pigs Fiasco: Declassified


Via IntelNews.org; George Washington University‘s National Security Archive – TOP SECRET CIA ‘OFFICIAL HISTORY’ OF THE BAY OF PIGS: REVELATIONS: ‘Friendly Fire’ Reported as CIA Personnel Shot at Own Aircraft New Revelations on Assassination Plots, Use of Americans in Combat … Continue reading

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Wexford Peter Daly Society honours Spanish Civil War veteran, Enniscorthy, Saturday, 3rd September @ 6pm


Dublin Opinion blog – Peter Daly Society, Wexford : memorial unveiling, Enniscorthy, Saturday 3 September @ 6pm: Peter Daly fought and died with the Irish contingent of the International Brigade in the war against fascism in Spain in September 1937. … Continue reading

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The Problem, Outlined: ECB & the Property Bubble


Real-World Economics Review blog – Will the popular movements teach the European Central Bank economics?: …like the Communist Party in the Soviet Union, acceptance of the ideology is the price for admission into the clique of economists who can influence … Continue reading

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UPDATE – The Rain Stopped Play; London Riots – “we’re at the start of something, not the end” (Irish Central); Global Civil Unrest


Irish Central – What’s behind the London riots? – VIDEOS: Britain… just had the coldest July for 50 years. Like Ireland, the ordinary working class folk there are settling in to a hard diet of austerity, rising taxes and biting … Continue reading

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“It’s as if Finance has become the new mode of warfare… Neofeudalism – that’s what the European Central Bank is all about” – Michael Hudson


IMF the Economic Hangman “It’s as if Finance has become the new mode of warfare” Michael on the Keiser Report, discussing the role of finance in the EU debt crisis. How does Wall St and the IMF fit into the … Continue reading

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Greaves Summer School: Friday to Sunday, 9th to 11th September, 2011


Dates & Venue: 9th to 11th September (Friday to Sunday) 2011. The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse St, Dublin 2 (beside Trinity College) Topics: Friday 9th September 19.30: The International economic crises (making the periphery pay) Fred Magdoff is a professor … Continue reading

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“We can’t return to business as usual” (David McWilliams)


From David McWilliams – After this crisis, nothing will be the same again: If history is any guide, the end of this debt crisis globally will lead to the rightful humiliation of the interests of the banking system. We need … Continue reading

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First Police Spy-Tech Surveillance of Subversives & Hunger Strikers: the Suffragettes


Via The Exiled; From BBC News – Spy pictures of suffragettes revealed: Photos uncovered by the National Archives show how the police spied on the suffragettes. These covert images – perhaps the UK’s first spy pictures – have gone on … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July: United Irishmen and United States – and an updated Declaration of the United Irishmen


(It’s still July 4th in the USA…) Niall O’Dowd / Irish Central – July 4th the Declaration of Independence and the revolution that began all revolutions: July 4th, Independence Day, that we celebrate today, transformed the world forever.The divine right … Continue reading

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“Europe is already divided by the eurozone and we are on the wrong side of that divide” (Bruce Arnold / Irish Independent)


From Bruce Arnold at the Irish Independent – We must reject calls to accept more EU control of our budgets: …closer ties with Europe… paved the way for the euro and Ireland’s entry into the mechanism, the worst mistake in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Irish Debacle – the Republic’s path to subordination to the ECB, EU Commission and IMF Troika (Anthony Coughlan)


Future historians will surely see Ireland’s joining the Eurozone in 1999 and abolishing its national currency to adopt the euro as the worst policy mistake ever made by the Irish State. It was an act of gross irresponsibility on the … Continue reading

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“break free of the chains of the IMF/ECB”, foster coherent island economy, indigenous manufacturing & demand (Dr. John Bradley)


Remarks by Dr John Bradley at Sinn Féin conference: Towards a new Republic, June 18th, 2011 The island economy is a reality. But we still lack all island policy frameworks that will support and strengthen the SME sector and permit … Continue reading

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“Political union cannot fix the euro… Leaving euro might be the beginning of national regeneration” (Gideon Rachman / Financial Times)


Gideon Rachman writes at the Financial Times – Political union cannot fix the euro: Those who argue that “political union” is the solution to the current crisis seem to believe that Europe’s problem is institutional. Unlike the US, the eurozone … Continue reading

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“Greece’s euro exit can now only be a matter of time” (Samuel Brittan – Financial Times)


From the Financial Times, Samuel Brittan writes – Greece’s euro exit can now only be a matter of time: If something is unsustainable it will not be sustained. But it still might be kept going for quite a long time… … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Sunday Bloody Sunday – from Belfast to Jerusalem (Hugh Green)


I decided to respond to a post about Northern Ireland on Público which used Sunday Bloody Sunday as the eternal lament for cities of conflict such as Belfast, Jerusalem and Mostar.  I’m from there and I would like to clarify… … Continue reading

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