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Archive for October, 2009

THE SLASH CITY AIR

I’ve been away from these parts a while - can’t quite remember where I’ve been - but the hangover is a monster one. For my comeback post I’ll continue in the same vein of triviality I was in before I disappeared.
My dearest and nearest often buys the quite decent French rock/culture mag Les Inrockuptibles […]

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Unlike Jim, of this parish, I think Too Loud a Solitude, by Bohumil Hrabal is a great little book:
“For thirty-five years now I’ve been in wastepaper, and it’s my love story” says Hanta in the opening line of the book. He goes on to describe his methods for work, and for using his job […]

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[Not to be confused with the 1960s Irish Workers Group.]
The Irish Workers Group (IWG) was formed sometime around the end of 1975 following a series of expulsions that year from the Socialist Workers Movement (SWM). In 1977 the IWG produced Class Struggle, a theoretical journal of which twenty issues were produced over the next ten […]

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Below is a short video file and the full audio of Arthur Scargill’s talk on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the miners’ strike. Arthur gave insight on the background to the strike, its course and consequences, as well as some thoughts on the trade union movement and the European Union.
Enjoy.

 
icon for podpress  Arthur Scargill, Dublin, 27 October 2009: Play Now | Play in Popup

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Return*…Come Back to Me…

While listening to this track from the excellent Dirty Projectors’ 2009 album Bitte Orca today….

I was reminded of this ‘77 stunna…

And while listening to this recently released piece of Andy Weatherall produced electro-drizzle

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[This is a repost from Cedarlounge, 15 October 2009]

Of the other elements involved perhaps it is worth mentioning the Irish Workers Group, which is a revolutionary Socialist group which aims to mobilise the Irish section of the international working class to overthrow the existing Irish bourgeois states, destroy all remaining imperialist organs of political and […]

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To mark the 25th anniversary of the miner’s strike
Arthur Scargill is speaking in the UNITE Hall, in the UNITE Union Office at 55 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin this Tuesday, October 27th at 8pm to mark the 25th anniversary of the miners’ strike. Please pass this onto everyone you know. I appeal […]

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[Image taken from Michael Gallagher MySpace]
Photography Exhibition
Matt Merrigan Hall
UNITE
55 Middle Abbey Street
Dublin 1
Mon-Thurs - 11am-4pm * Friday 11am-3pm
Until October 30th
A collaboration of the work of many photographers including serving and former soldiers, the main purposes of this exhibition is to help raise consciousness and awareness in the public of the opposition to wars, the plight […]

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Tonight saw the second talk in the Irish Labour History Society’s Autumn lecture series. It was given by David Lynch, journalist and historian, and author of Radical Politics in Modern Ireland: The History of the Irish Socialist Republican Party 1896-1904, and Divided Paradise: An Irishman in the Holy Land.
On Saturday week (31 October 2009), […]

 
icon for podpress  David Lynch: socialist Party of Ireland: Play Now | Play in Popup

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Tasc Conference Video

Progressive Economy has some video footage from the recent Tasc conference. Here’s Michael Taft talking about the economic effects of proposed government cuts.

Michael Taft from TASC on Vimeo.
Also, here’s Dr. Mary Murphy’s presentation, in which she refers to her Is Féidir Linn proposal.

Dr. Mary Murphy from TASC on Vimeo.

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