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Malachi O’Doherty’s Adams Book Reviewed

8 Sep

Arguably many may regard the book’s most startling revelation to be the author’s claim that “Gregory Campbell is both intelligent and funny”.

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Liverpool University appointment not representative of Irish feelings

8 Sep

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The Time is Ripe to Create the Republic

20 Jun

The Irish Republic

“You never know if the time is ripe until you try. If you succeed the time is ripe, if not, then it was not ripe.” James Connolly, 1915.

That observation is as true today as it was in 1915. But while Connolly was prepared, one year later, to put it to the test, there is no evidence that we are prepared to do so despite finding ourselves in the most propitious moment in the past 94 years to re-establish the progressive, enlightened, Irish Republic, for the benefit of all.

Instead, we blather about the Republic but effectively do nothing to put it in place, we stare misty-eyed at the past but are myopic when looking to the future, we squabble with each other about whose method is best or interpretation more pure, we wring our hands at the degradation of our people as if we are helpless, we stand and…

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Candid Confessions Of 635 Former Climate Change Deniers

4 May

The Free


Who is the enemy leading us to Climate Catastrophe?

Before beginning, a note is in order. No one is claiming Kirk’s analysis is scientifically or statistically valid. Nevertheless, it is a useful tool for understanding the factors climate change deniers base their beliefs on.

Kirk ends her discussion with perhaps the most cogent and useful advice of all. “Be nice,” she says. “None of the commenters lauded the effectiveness of flaming arguments, shaming, or condescending treatment. Letting go of a long-held belief is hard.We can support people and give them rational, relatable reasons to appreciate the science of climate change. We have the evidence and the credibility on our side. Let’s not squander the high ground.” Amen to that, Karin. Ready to learn more? Let’s go.

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Family Values Most Common Source Of Science Resistant Beliefs

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Most people tend to adopt…

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SYRIA: The life and work of anarchist Omar Aziz, and his impact on self-organization in the Syrian revolution

15 Apr

Tahrir-ICN

By Leila Al Shami for Tahrir-ICN

Photo from: Yallasouriya Photo from: Yallasouriya

Omar Aziz (fondly known by friends as Abu Kamel) was born in Damascus. He returned to Syria from exile in Saudi Arabia and the United States in the early days of the Syrian revolution. An intellectual, economist, anarchist, husband and father, at the age of 63, he committed himself to the revolutionary struggle. He worked together with local activists to collect humanitarian aid and distribute it to suburbs of Damascus that were under attack by the regime. Through his writing and activity he promoted local self-governance, horizontal organization, cooperation, solidarity and mutual aid as the means by which people could emancipate themselves from the tyranny of the state. Together with comrades, Aziz founded the first local committee in Barzeh, Damascus.The example spread across Syria and with it some of the most promising and lasting examples of non-hierarchical self organization to have…

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The new scandal that could end Blair’s comeback before it begins

28 Nov

The SKWAWKBOX

sasThis article was published on this blog a week ago under a different title. It has now been covered byThe Canarywith the title “The fresh scandal that could end Tony Blair’s political comeback before it begins” – so a repost under the new title seems appropriate. Please share, so the word spreads and this is picked up by the mainstream as it should be.

The information – from a source whose bona fides are beyond question – was immediately attacked by an employee of Blairite PR firm Portland Communications, which if anything enhances its credibility:

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Over recent weeks, the SKWAWKBOX has been privileged to provide explosive eyewitness testimony showing the involvement of military personnel impersonating police officers against striking miners at The Battle of Orgreave in 1984.

As a result of that series of articles, this writer was contacted by a former army officer (bona fides established) –…

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I Wonder What ‘Slab’ Thinks Of The Apple Tax Chicanery?

2 Sep

Spare a thought for  Tom ‘Slab’ Murphy as he lies in his cell in Midlands Prison tonight (Republican inmates in Portlaoise refused him entry so he ended up in the smaller jail nearby) s…

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