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Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Syriza Lecture

An announcement of a lecture on Syriza. It featured on  The Cedar Lounger Revolution

SYRIZA Storming the Citadel

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Work Harder to End Racism. Learn Lessons of Holocaust

John Coulter with this week's column from the Irish Daily Star in which he has raised the issue of racism. It featured in Newshound. John Coulter is a radical right wing unionist writer and an evangelical Christian.

Tonight I won't sleep for fear of nightmares because tomorrow has become one of the toughest days in my life and has been for several years.

Friday, January 30, 2015

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Eamonn McCann & Brian Fleming on RFE

Sandy Boyer outlining what is on offer from Radio Free Eireann this weekend.

This Saturday, January 31, starting at 12 Noon New York time Radio, Free Eireann will feature Eamonn McCann on Bloody Sunday and Brian Fleming on his one man show. 
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'Derry Four' Case Adds Insult To Injury

Martin Galvin with a letter that featured in the Irish News on 27 January 2015. Martin Galvin is a veteran advocate on behalf of Irish republicanism and a US Attorney at Law.

There can be few wrongs more likely to bring justice into disrepute, than innocent men and women sent to prison by forced confessions and perjury. The ‘Derry Four’ case was a chance to prove that crown courts would no longer whitewash those in British uniforms who committed such wrongs. Instead the crown added insult to injury.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Urgent Update From Roe House Maghaberry

The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association has issued an update about a very tense situation hiving developed in the republican wing of Maghaberry Prison.

IRPWA have just been made aware that Roe house has been placed in lockdown and all screws have been ordered of the landings by Gov Swarbrick.
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Tough Tactics on Terror - Let's Round up the Radicals.

John Coulter with a column from last week's Irish Daily Star. John Coulter is a radical unionist writer and an evangelical Christian.

Ireland’s spooks across the island need Dandy Dave and King Kenny to introduce internment of suspected jihadist radicals on both sides of the border if the Emerald Isle is not to have its own Charlie Hebdo massacre.
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On the Wrong Side of the Door

Alex Cavendish with a compassionate look at the plight of a former prison officer sentenced to time behind the doors.  Alex Cavendish is an author and academic: a social anthropologist, former prisoner and an active participant in the debate surrounding crime, prisons and probation. He blogs at Prison UK: An Insider's View

One of the most common phrases that anyone who is a serving prisoner hears on a daily basis is “Behind your doors!”. It’s an order from a member of staff to go back to your cell and close your own door, locking yourself in – effectively becoming your own compliant gaoler.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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New Belfast Project Subpoena(s)

Chris Bray on his blog takes a critical look at the latest machinations of the British police in respect of the Boston College archive.

Authorities in Northern Ireland have asked the U.S. government to subpoena new materials from the Belfast Project collection at Boston College, and at least one new subpoena has been served and executed. Late last week, a court in Belfast issued a preliminary injunction forbidding the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Public Prosecution Service from traveling to the U.S. to collect the newly subpoenaed material from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston.
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Syriza: Greeks Grasp Nettle

Mick Hall argues that by electing Syriza the Greek people have grasped the neo liberal nettle by the throat and taken a punt on a future of hope and progress. Mick Hall is a veteran Marxist activist and trade unionist who blogs at Organized Rage.

  • By electing Syriza the Greek people have grasped the neo liberal nettle by the throat and taken a punt on a future of hope and progress.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Adams Denies Any Personal Ambition to be Taoiseach

Richard Crowley (RC) interviews Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams (GA). Thanks to TPQ transcriber.

This Week
18 January 2015

RC: And next in our New Year's series of Leader Interviews this week the Sinn Féin President and TD for Louth, Gerry Adams. Gerry Adams, welcome to the studio. Thank you for coming in. 

GA:  Thank you, Richard.