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Archive for February, 2011

[Thanks to ec for the link.]
THE Irish government attempted to secure a multi-billion euro bailout for the country’s struggling banks from Colonel Moamar Ghadafi’s international investment fund in December but failed because Libya dismissed it as a low-level investment.
National Treasury Management Agency representatives went to the North African state in a bid to get cash […]

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I was holding off on this image until after the election.
It is what I first thought, though, when I heard the name.

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Miriam Cotton of Media Bite has done a very long interview with Professor Kathleen Lynch of the School of Social Justice in UCD. It’s brilliant. The conversation mainly centres on the media in Ireland and their collective response to the financial crisis.
You should read the whole thing, but here are some samples…..
When the […]

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This fast-paced no holds barred new show takes a satirical look at the comings and goings of Brian, Bertie, Brian L., Mary, Charlie, Olli and the rest of our capable leadership as they indulge in some familiar sins in the run up to another farce / election.
“Well there’s the proof people of Ireland. At approximately […]

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I didn’t see the debate last night, but its reassuring to know that the newspaper of Fine Gael feel that he didn’t fuck up too badly.
And I think this is the first time I’ve seen a hyperlink in the middle of an article, suggesting that they would really like people to visit the site. […]

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For more, see this.

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New Look Left is Out Now!

The new edition of Look Left, The Workers’ Party magazine is available now. List of outlets stocking it around the country are to be found below. Easons are stocking many more copies, I’m told. Let’s hope they’re looking for even more of the next edition. I’ve an article running in it too.
The editorial of the […]

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Michael Zweig is a guest speaker.
I’m a big fan of Zweig, and have written about him before, so I’m going to try to make it over to this.
Full programme and details of speakers are below.

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Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalised, and the State will have to take the […]

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