Yanis Varoufakis recently launched the ‘Democracy in Europe Movement’ , aiming to reform the current European Union by persuading it to be democratic. Varoufakis says that it is better to “work within” the EU to fix it, rather than leaving, as proposed in the UK’s #Brexit referendum and as demanded by an increasing number of Europeans. … Continue reading “Beware Greek Bearing Gifts – Yanis Varoufakis.”
A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift
Published in 1729, learn about this work of satire on Wiki. For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. by Dr. Jonathan Swift It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel … Continue reading “A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift”
Letter re: Chambers Ireland & their slavishness to FDI
The following is the text of a letter I wrote to the papers dated 27th May 2012, it was published by Cork’s Evening Echo and by the Irish Independent. The letter was promoted by hearing repeatedly that various business associations, Chambers Ireland and Retail Ireland included, were again repeating the call for a Yes vote, … Continue reading “Letter re: Chambers Ireland & their slavishness to FDI”
Ráiteas Preas: (translation attached) An Conradh Fioscach
[box type=”info”]An Conradh Fioscach[/box] Ráiteas Preas: (translation attached), 17ú Bealtaine 2012 Seo cóip PDF den ráiteas, PDF copy of statement available here. Beidh taispeántas póstaeir agus ráiteas eisithe ón eagraíocht ‘thefuture Initiative’ ar an Luan seo chugainn (21ú lá) ag Meán Lae 12:00, taobh amuigh de gheataí Dáil Éireann, Teach Laighean, Baile Átha Cliath. Tá … Continue reading “Ráiteas Preas: (translation attached) An Conradh Fioscach”
A letter from Diarmuid O’Flynn – Ballyhea Says No!
Ballyhea Charleville Co. Cork 086 2752664 February 17th 2012 Dear Sir/Madam: IRELAND ENSLAVED We are an enslaved people, our function to provide funds for the major European and world financial institutions. As slaves, and in common with the people of Greece, another enslaved nation, we have no rights, we have only uses. People wonder … Continue reading “A letter from Diarmuid O’Flynn – Ballyhea Says No!”
Deepening crisis demands a new type of response
The news this past week has been grim, the crisis is deepening. We have ever increasing numbers unemployed, continuing emigration, more families facing mortgage crisis and more cutbacks in essential services. These problems in our society are causing untold destruction to the lives of individuals, families and whole communities. The domestic economy continues to contract … Continue reading “Deepening crisis demands a new type of response”
Should troubled mortgage holders stop paying the banks?
Such a question usually draws gasps of “you must be realistic” or “oh you don’t understand anything, do you” from the well paid ‘experts’ in economics and politics – because such a suggestion is contrary to the basic principles on which our economy is organised and which pays the wages of these ‘experts’. But, given the systemic … Continue reading “Should troubled mortgage holders stop paying the banks?”
Should we withdraw from the bond and currency markets?
The big powers consider the currency crisis This past weekend the IMF & G20 failed to agree on currency policy and broke up leaving continued uncertainty on the management of currency markets worldwide. China, which holds nearly $2.5 trillion in its currency reserves, is resisting ongoing pressure to revalue its own currency, which would ease pressure on … Continue reading “Should we withdraw from the bond and currency markets?”
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.”
No to bailouts for the bankers and developers!
Section of the march against NAMA on O’Connell Street, Dublin, September 12th 2009. NO TO NAMA – NOT ONE CENT IN CUTBACKS! On September 12th the Irish People’s Union organised a successful protest against government plans to ‘rescue’ the Banking sector at the expense of ordinary Irish people. Other protests have followed throughout the country, … Continue reading “No to bailouts for the bankers and developers!”