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Friday, October 9, 2015

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Prison America Part II

From his US prison cell Stanley Cohen continues with his description of the American penal system. Stanley Cohen is an imprisoned political activist and criminal defence attorney. He blogs @ Caged But Undaunted.  

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Stormont House Agreement: U.S. Congress will Be Asked To Hold A Hearing On Proposed Legislation On Dealing With Legacy Of The Conflict

The Derry Journal has been exposing and exploding the myths underpinning the Stormont House Agreement's provisions for dealing with the legacy of the North's politically violent conflict. Here, Eamon Sweeney, conveys the concerns of Sean McManus, the Catholic priest who is President of the Irish National Caucus.
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Far From Being A Delicate Flower ...

Mick Hall is sceptical about the commitment of the British judiciary to equality. Mick Hall is a Marxist blogger @ Organized Rage.

Far From being a delicate flower as Lord Sumption claims, British justice discriminates against women to maintain the male dominated status quo.

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The End Of American Empire…..And Other Scary Stories

The Broken Elbow recommends a talk by Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson on the precarious future of the US empire.

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson is one of the most fascinating people in and around the US system of government.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

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More Important Than Syria.....Well..... Not Really!

Sean Mallory looks at the SDLP leadership contest plus matters more porcine. Sean Mallory is a Tyrone republican.

The eye of the world’s press has suddenly been refocused away from the dull and verbose meeting of Russia and the USA on trying to agree on just how many refugees to create by thoroughly completing the carpet bombing of Syria.

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Need To Avoid Further Delays

Kate Nash describes a meeting between justice campaigners and the North's British Justice Minister, David FordKate Nash lost a brother to the British state war crime known as Bloody Sunday.

Today as part of a wider delegation we met with Justice Minister David Ford in a bid to have our concerns addressed over legislation to deal with the past stemming from the Stormont House Agreement.

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Syriza's Victory In Greece Is To Be Welcomed ...

Mick Hall welcome's the outcome of the recent Greek election. Mick Hall is a Marxist blogger @ Organized Rage.

Syriza's victory in Greece is to be welcomed, and there are lessons for the British left to learn from it.

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Sometimes I Just So Detest The Media That I Occasionally Work For….

Ed Moloney is unhappy with the manner in which colleagues in the media strive for "balance".  Ed Moloney blogs @ The Broken Elbow.

Late last night I was surfing the early editions of the UK and Irish print media, ranging from The Irish Times to The Independent, and I came across this headline in The Guardian: ‘Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina endorses torture’.
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On Humanism And Children

From Nothing Is Sacred a further broadcast of Bread & Roses TV.

Humanism and Children, Bread and Roses TV with Maryam Namazie and Fariborz Pooya
22 September 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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Imperfect Explanations

Christopher Fogarty; author of Ireland 1845-1850; the Perfect Holocaust, and Who Kept it “Perfect” challenges Ruth Dudley Edwards for denying an ill-intent on the part of the British authorities in the 1840s.

Attempting to deny Ireland’s 1845-1850 Holocaust, Ruth Edwards wrote (Sunday Independent, 4Oct15): The British government handled the catastrophe incompetently, and for doctrinaire but not ill-intentioned reasons changed policy to non-interference after two years, but there was no deliberate cruelty and no intention to kill anyone. 
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The Case For Socialist Feminism

The Case For Socialist Feminism 

Thursday 8th October 1pm



Guest Speaker: Laura Fitzgerald, Activist with ROSA (A pro-choice and Socialist Feminist group in the South)

Through struggle women have won certain freedoms such as the right to vote, receive an education and avail of limited maternity leave – but this is not enough.

Sexism still remains an integral part of capitalist society. Issues such as domestic violence, the lack of reproductive rights, high levels of women in poverty and wage discrimination remain. This shows the struggle for real equality has only just begun.

We're not breaking the glass ceiling...we're tearing the whole rotten house down!


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