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November 17, 2014

‘Immigration control’ demands. as a response to economic crises and rising unemployment are not new. In the past and current times, immigration control has been repeatedly debated in many countries with pro-immigration control argument coming from both the reformist-central left and right wing neoliberal circles.

(Part 2 of a series on Racism - For Part 1 click)

‘Immigration control’ demands, as a response to economic crises and rising unemployment are not new. In the past and current times, immigration control has been repeatedly debated in many countries with pro-immigration control argument coming from both the reformist-central left and right wing neoliberal circles.

November 14, 2014

Personally, I wouldn’t have chosen the legal route to challenge the Direct Provision System (DPS) in Ireland and try to get a ruling to prove that it breaches human rights. This is NOT because I think the Direct Provision System is in accordance with human rights, Hell No! But because I don’t trust the state to ever give such a ruling on Direct Provision System.

Personally, I wouldn’t have chosen the legal route to challenge the Direct Provision System (DPS) in Ireland and try to get a ruling to prove that it breaches human rights. This is NOT because I think the Direct Provision System is in accordance with human rights, Hell No! But because I don’t trust the state to ever give such a ruling on Direct Provision System.

June 3, 2014

As the international mergers, acquisitions and takeovers happen; multinational corporations compare (purposefully so) apples and oranges and come-up with propaganda to win the political and public battle against workers and trade unions. The jargon they use sounds scientific. It seems as if the numbers and figures they are presenting are undeniable facts and as if these are objective and independently verified figures.

As the international mergers, acquisitions and takeovers happen; multinational corporations compare (purposefully so) apples and oranges and come-up with propaganda to win the political and public battle against workers and trade unions. The jargon they use sounds scientific. It seems as if the numbers and figures they are presenting are undeniable facts and as if these are objective and independently verified figures.

Trade union officials need to take note of these. Surely this is not the first time they had to deal with such things.

January 23, 2014

The Irish Times published an article by Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, titled “Trade missions are not the place to raise human rights”.  In his article, Mr. Bruton responds to the criticism of the Irish government not raising the human rights issues during the Irish trade mission to Gulf States Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.

Response to Richard Bruton: Trade missions are the place to raise human rights

December 6, 2013

In a statement today, Memet Uludag – People Before Profit Alliance local representative for Castleknock/Blanchardstown - hits out at M&S over what he describes as their ‘unnecessary and purely profit driven’  attempt to close their defined benefit scheme.

 

In a statement today, Memet Uludag – People Before Profit Alliance local representative for Castleknock/Blanchardstown - hits out at M&S over what he describes as their ‘unnecessary and purely profit driven'attempt to close their defined benefit scheme.

October 21, 2013

The headline of the Irish Independent (21/10/2013) is screaming at us in big bold letters: “THE SOCIAL WELFARE CULTURE”

Whatever Enda Kenny will do about the social welfare in long term is to be seen, but it seems the first and most important task for the government is to get the society to recognise the 'problem' of our social welfare system.

The headline of the Irish Independent (21/10/2013) is screaming at us in big bold letters: “THE SOCIAL WELFARE CULTURE”

Whatever Enda Kenny will do about the social welfare in long term is to be seen, but it seems the first and most important task for the government is to get the society to recognise the 'problem' of our social welfare system.

April 24, 2012

Author: Sinead Kennedy

Bank bailouts, savage attacks on health, education and welfare budgets, cuts to the public sector, wage cuts and extra taxes have devastated the lives of working class people in Ireland.

These austerity policies have also made the economic crisis much worse.

Author: Sinead Kennedy

Bank bailouts, savage attacks on health, education and welfare budgets, cuts to the public sector, wage cuts and extra taxes have devastated the lives of working class people in Ireland.

These austerity policies have also made the economic crisis much worse.

December 13, 2011

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 19:30 until 21:00
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment.
Does immigration cause unemployment at the time of crisis and job losses?
Are migrants a cause for jobs losses for locals?

Speaker: Memet Uludag
(personal capacity)
Hosted by Turkish Association of Ireland

Followed by discussion and contributions from the floor

All welcome

www.turkishassociationireland.org

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 19:30 until 21:00
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment.
Does immigration cause unemployment at the time of crisis and job losses?
Are migrants a cause for jobs losses for locals?

Speaker: Memet Uludag
(personal capacity)
Hosted by Turkish Association of Ireland

Followed by discussion and contributions from the floor

All welcome

November 10, 2011

Why do TV companies produce The Apprentice and Dragon's Den but not How to be Union Rep? Why does almost everyone in EastEnders own a small business? Why do news outlets assume that when stock markets go up it's good for everyone.

And if the media are "only giving people what they want", then why do people want what they want - and is it true that that is all the media giving them?

John Molyneux argues that the media ara biased - not as in right wing but as in pro-capitalist. And, as almost all mass media are owned or controlled by either capitalist companies or capitalist states, it cannot be otherwise.

Molyneux warns against the notion that the media are all-powerful, looking at the limits to their power and the possibilities for combating them. Through critically using the mass media and creating our own media, we can contribute to the anti-capitalist struggle

Why do TV companies produce The Apprentice and Dragon's Den but not How to be Union Rep? Why does almost everyone in EastEnders own a small business? Why do news outlets assume that when stock markets go up it's good for everyone.

And if the media are "only giving people what they want", then why do people want what they want - and is it true that that is all the media giving them?

November 9, 2011

The lines are drawn and borders are set.  These are lines, drawn by the crisis in Europe and the world, between the possessed and the dispossessed, the poor and the rich. The time to stand right in the middle and sit on the fence is over. One has to be either on one side or the other.  The nonsense that we are the children of the same nation, under one flag, walking on the same streets as equals has been exposed with this crisis. This is now the struggle between the hungry and full.

The lines are drawn and borders are set.  These are lines, drawn by the crisis in Europe and the world, between the possessed and the dispossessed, the poor and the rich. The time to stand right in the middle and sit on the fence is over. One has to be either on one side or the other.  The nonsense that we are the children of the same nation, under one flag, walking on the same streets as equals has been exposed with this crisis. This is now the struggle between the hungry and full.

October 15, 2011

Around 1,000 people took part in a lively protest in Dublin as part of the worlwwide day of action against austerity, which saw protests from New Zealand, London, Australia and Rome and many other places. 

October 12, 2011

There is a saying in Turkish: "Misafir umdugunu degil buldunu yer" roughly translated as "Visitor don't get served what they want, they get what the host serves"

IMF are not visitor nor they will get just what they want. They will have to face the people who are suffering and protesting against the conditions imposed upon them by IMF/EU and the government.

October 12, 2011

The issue of migrant labour and/or refugees is at, or near, the top of the political agenda in many countries round the world today.

 

The issue of migrant labour and/or refugees is at, or near, the top of the political agenda in many countries round the world today.

There are two main reasons for this. First, the combination of globalisation and war over the last decade or so has generated flows of migration greater, possibly, than at any previous point in human history – in excess, possibly, even of the huge displacement of people caused by the Second World War. Second, the ruling classes in most of the affected countries put it there.

September 25, 2011

Well what have they got in common?

They both want a better life for themselves and their families.  They’d like to have a comfortable home, in a safe environment, maybe some nice neighbours to share a beer with every once in a while.  

A job where they feel valued for their work.  Safe working conditions, fair treatment and enough income to cover the rent, the bills, and that occasional beer.  They both want to send their children to school with clothes on their bodies, shoes on their feet and books in their backpacks. 

Well what have they got in common?

They both want a better life for themselves and their families.  They’d like to have a comfortable home, in a safe environment, maybe some nice neighbours to share a beer with every once in a while.  

September 13, 2011

"Markets take fright as ECB official quits..."

"Markets take fright as ECB official quits..." Who cares about people, unemployed, pensioners, workers, students. It's the Markets dude thats important.

September 13, 2011

Joan Burton – Could you live on €188 a week? Dole is not a ‘Lifestyle choice’

The government is planning to cut spending on social welfare. It is taking orders from the IMF-EU and wants to make us suffer. The unemployed are being sacrificed to pay off the international bankers.

Joan Burton – Could you live on €188 a week?
Dole is not a ‘Lifestyle choice’
The government is planning to cut spending on social welfare. It is taking orders from the IMF-EU and wants to make us suffer. The unemployed are being sacrificed to pay off the international bankers.

August 27, 2011

Capitalism is going through another crisis and it is not escaping the strong resistance and anti-capitalist campaigns everywhere. People around the world are protesting and campaigning against the brutal conditions capitalism and this crisis are imposing on societies. Although in different parts of the world, the demonstrations and may have different styles, the common enemy seems to be the same: Capitalism.  The demands are for a better and just life.

Capitalism is going through another crisis and it is not escaping the strong resistance and anti-capitalist campaigns everywhere. People around the world are protesting and campaigning against the brutal conditions capitalism and this crisis are imposing on societies. Although in different parts of the world, the demonstrations and may have different styles, the common enemy seems to be the same: Capitalism.  The demands are for a better and just life.