Lined up to announce the great achievement

Monday gave us the spectacle of our esteemed leaders lining up in the manner of some great occasion of state – bringing out all the heads – to tell us some important news.  One would be forgiven for thinking that the revised National Development Plan (NDP) capital expenditure budget was a great achievement. More bang … Continue reading “Lined up to announce the great achievement”

Our economy is crippled – but there’s no shortage of support for finance capital.

This week An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, is in the United States to visit Wall Street and it’s leaders – he must think economic salvation lies with American investors … so they need to be looked after.  He promised them €250 million over the next 3 years if they will match that figure and locate enterprise … Continue reading “Our economy is crippled – but there’s no shortage of support for finance capital.”

La Marseillaise

This marching song of the French Army of the Revolution has since become the National Anthem of France. Allons enfants de la Patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé; Contre nous, de la tyrannie L’étendard sanglant est levé, L’étendard sanglant est levé. Entendez-vous dans les campagnes Mugir ces féroces soldats? Ils viennent jusque dans nos … Continue reading “La Marseillaise”

Support the struggle of the Palestinian People!

thefuture Initiative calls on all democratic and freedom loving people to support the struggle of the Palestinian people.  This page is will carry regular notices supporting the campaign activity: Boycott Israeli Products – demo and march (Sat, 28th August 2010 in Cork) Daunt Square (junction of Patrick Street and Grand Parade) 1:00 PM   Boycott Israeli … Continue reading “Support the struggle of the Palestinian People!”

Support the struggle of the Palestinian people for their Freedom & Independance!

This page is dedicated in support of the Palestinian people, to establish their own homeland, to end Israel’s illegal and unjust blockade on Gaza, for lasting peace, and for freedom from foreign imperialist intervention. Activity in the campaign to support the Palestinian people. In turn all of the big imperialist powers, the US and Britain in … Continue reading “Support the struggle of the Palestinian people for their Freedom & Independance!”

Support rally for dismissed Connolly Shoes workers

thefuture Initiative would like to ask all fair minded people to support the Connolly Shoes workers in their fight for decent working conditions. The rally takes place at Connolly Footwear, 2 Quinsboro Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow, at 1:00 p.m. Friday, 9 July 2010. Mandate Trade Union is hosting a support rally for four of their members … Continue reading “Support rally for dismissed Connolly Shoes workers”

The Murder Machine

Preface This pamphlet is not, as its name might seem to import, a penny dreadful, at least in the ordinary sense. It consists of a series of studies of the English education system in Ireland. The article entitled “The Murder Machine” embodies an article which appeared in the Irish Review for February 1913. The article … Continue reading “The Murder Machine”

Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa, given by P.H. Pearse

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa (September 1831 – 29 June 1915) Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. His life as an Irish Fenian is well documented but he is perhaps known best in death for the graveside oration given at his funeral. Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa on 1 August … Continue reading “Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa, given by P.H. Pearse”

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen 1789

A further declaration was written in 1793 The declaration was written by the Marquis de Lafayette, with help from Thomas Jefferson.  Lafayette had assisted in the defeat of the British forces in the American Revolution. King Louis XVI of France signed this declaration, without much choice, but never intended to support it – he was … Continue reading “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen 1789”

Declaration of Independence – USA, 4th July 1776

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of … Continue reading “Declaration of Independence – USA, 4th July 1776”