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October 26, 2013

The horrible events of two Roma children being taken away from their families, undoubtedly, based on racial profiling, created a huge debate in Ireland. Thankfully, there were many organizations, commentators and citizens who were extremely disgusted with how the state (the Gardaí, HSE, courts and political leaders etc.) and some of the mainstream media handled these events. Although there were all sorts of racist and out of context focus on Roma people, it would be not an overstatement to say that majority of the people in Ireland expressed solidarity with the two families. (Am I being optimistic?)

The horrible events of two Roma children being taken away from their families, undoubtedly, based on racial profiling, created a huge debate in Ireland.

April 23, 2012

This article was written for the Irish Marxist Review

Ever since the onset of the international economic crisis in 2008 and the consequent collapse of the Celtic Tiger and the Irish banking system we have seen the abject failure of the Irish trade union movement to mobilise serious resistance to the attempts by successive governments to make working people and the underprivileged pay for the crisis of the system

This article was written for the Irish Marxist Review

Ever since the onset of the international economic crisis in 2008 and the consequent collapse of the Celtic Tiger and the Irish banking system we have seen the abject failure of the Irish trade union movement to mobilise serious resistance to the attempts by successive governments to make working people and the underprivileged pay for the crisis of the system .

March 6, 2012

The 'sexy' EU vs. the 'ugly' others, surrounding it...

“The European commission has been forced to withdraw a high-budget video promoting the EU amid accusations that it depicts other cultures in a racist manner. A row broke out after the enlargement directorate of the European commission, which is responsible for the expansion of the EU, released a video clip that was designed to appeal to young voters.”  - The Guardian (Full Article)

The 'sexy' EU vs. the 'ugly' others, surrounding it...

November 2, 2011

Since the beginning of this current crisis we have watched crisis meetings, major EU/IMF/ECB summits, and many times, the people of Europe and the world have been told that there are now measures in place and decisions are made to fix the system.

Drama continued on, and 3 years later after yet another summit of the political/economic powers, Greek Mythology kicked in. The Olympian Gods, from Zeus to Hephaestus are upon Euro-Zone. Germany, France, EU, IMF, ECB are all baffled. One can almost hear them whispering WTF?

Have the Gods gone mad?

Since the beginning of this current crisis we have watched crisis meetings, major EU/IMF/ECB summits, and many times, the people of Europe and the world have been told that there are now measures in place and decisions are made to fix the system.

Drama continued on, and 3 years later after yet another summit of the political/economic powers, Greek Mythology kicked in. The Olympian Gods, from Zeus to Hephaestus are upon Euro-Zone. Germany, France, EU, IMF, ECB are all baffled. One can almost hear them whispering WTF?

Have the Gods gone mad?

November 2, 2011

Since the beginning of this current crisis we have watched crisis meetings, major EU/IMF/ECB summits, and many times, the people of Europe and the world have been told that there are now measures in place and decisions are made to fix the system.

Drama continued on, and 3 years later after yet another summit of the political/economic powers, Greek Mythology kicked in. The Olympian Gods, from Zeus to Hephaestus are upon Euro-Zone. Germany, France, EU, IMF, ECB are all baffled. One can almost hear them whispering WTF?

Have the Gods gone mad?

Since the beginning of this current crisis we have watched crisis meetings, major EU/IMF/ECB summits, and many times, the people of Europe and the world have been told that there are now measures in place and decisions are made to fix the system.

Drama continued on, and 3 years later after yet another summit of the political/economic powers, Greek Mythology kicked in. The Olympian Gods, from Zeus to Hephaestus are upon Euro-Zone. Germany, France, EU, IMF, ECB are all baffled. One can almost hear them whispering WTF?

Have the Gods gone mad?

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 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

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.

September 13, 2011

Let's see what we have today...

Let's see what we have today... IT Reports Minister Bruton saying about talktalk closure with 575 job losses: "This decision to close within 30 days, I think is too abrupt. It’s not fair to people” Nice try... So it's ok to close down while making profits so long it is not in 30 days. Ok minister we'll give you 35 days.

September 13, 2011

Let's see what we have today...

Let's see what we have today... IT Reports Minister Bruton saying about talktalk closure with 575 job losses: "This decision to close within 30 days, I think is too abrupt. It’s not fair to people” Nice try... So it's ok to close down while making profits so long it is not in 30 days. Ok minister we'll give you 35 days.

September 13, 2011

Priceless.... News on Radio: "500 jobs lost in Waterford at the end of the month" Then "IMF says Ireland is on track".... Heeellllllllllooooooooooooooo?

 

Priceless.... News on Radio: "500 jobs lost in Waterford at the end of the month" Then "IMF says Ireland is on track".... Heeellllllllllooooooooooooooo?

Priceless..... News on Radio: Labour TD for Dublin West and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD says Minister will travel to Waterford to touch base with the workers.... Nearly was going to crash the car. TOUCH BASE??? Heeellllllllllooooooooooooooo?

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.