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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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Turkish Subtitled Bread and Roses on Atheism in Turkey

From Nothing Is Sacred a Bread And Roses broadcast on atheism in Turkey.
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No Direct UK Military Intervention In Syria ...

Mick Hall urges territorial sovereignty and integrity. Mick Hall is a Marxist blogger @ Organized Rage.


  • No Direct UK Military Intervention In Syria, no country should violate the territory of any other country
    
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Sheldon's Stooges

From the Uri Avnery Column a critical look at the impact on US-Israeli relations resulting from the policies of Bibi Netanyahu.

Monday, August 3, 2015

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So, Was The IRA Defeated, Or Not?

Ed Moloney looks at recent claims by a former IRA chief of staff that the organisation he once led was undefeated. Ed Moloney blogs @ The Broken Elbow.        


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Churches Must Ditch Altar Egos: Unite To Form Christian Party

John Coulter with his weekly slot from the Irish Daily Star ~ July 27, 2015.


This island urgently needs the formation of an Irish Christian Party to combat the potentially fatal crisis which has befallen many churches.
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The Guernica Children

A Shankill Road event as part of Féile an Phobail is to take place Friday, August 7.  Manuel Moreno of the Basque Children of 37 Association will be the guest speaker.


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Sunday, August 2, 2015

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A Lifetime of TV

From Long Kesh Inside Out JHA, a former loyalist life sentence prisoner, recalls the centrality of the television.  
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Undefeated … You Keep Using That Word

Pete Trumbore looks quizzically at Gerry Adams claiming the Provisional IRA was not defeated. Professor Peter Trumbore blogs @ Observations / Research / Diversions.
 
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Seanna Walsh reads the Provisional IRA statement announcing an end to its armed campaign, July 28, 2005.

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Mick Wallace – No Honest Engagement Over Maghaberry

Via the IRPWA a transcript of a Dail discussion on Maghaberry in which TD Mick Wallace casts doubt on the sincerity of British commitments to progress.
 

 

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Revolutions And Rose-Tinted Spectacles

From People And Nature, in a guest post, Anti-War points to the history of radical intellectuals embracing “revolutionary” regimes, and cautions against repeating those mistakes today

In the second year of the Great Leap Forward famine – in which perhaps 30 million died – Herbert Read visited China on an official delegation. Read’s acceptance of a knighthood for his literary achievements had already discredited him amongst many anarchists. But, at the time of his visit in 1959, he was still the most prominent anarchist in Britain and his published writings had considerable influence on, amongst others, Murray Bookchin.[1]

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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Spreading The Hate Virus

It is no bad thing to be a able to spot a religious whack job and then take whatever evasive action to steer well away from them. They are the type likely to thrust rosary beads in the face of women marching for rights or bore bystanders stupid with religious rants as they angrily prowl areas of enjoyment in sandwich boards insisting on handing out some happy-hating tract.