Tipperary International Peace Award to Honour War!

This week the Ballykisteen Hotel at Limerick Junction, Tipperary is to host an awards ceremony for the ‘White Helmets’, something which has generated protest and objection. One would think that a Peace Award was just for that, to promote peace. But what do you do when the award is given to warmongers? The White Helmets … Continue reading “Tipperary International Peace Award to Honour War!”

Ionad an Phobail – a Resource Centre for the People

People are forming campaign groups and various political initiatives everywhere. Such developments are testimony to the great energy of people and their search for solutions, it is also testimony to their resistance to the many policy impositions that have taken place in recent years. In order to facilitate the development of a broad movement of … Continue reading “Ionad an Phobail – a Resource Centre for the People”

We the People & ‘The Rebel’ – a poem by Pádraig Mac Piarais

‘The People’ are greater than those that hold them, and stronger and purer… they have but need of courage… We would like to contribute something on behalf of the people of Ireland. As concerned individuals, commentators and organisations consider the situation facing our country the discussion often degrades into critical comment on the people. Some … Continue reading “We the People & ‘The Rebel’ – a poem by Pádraig Mac Piarais”

Letter from Ballyhea: Selling the Soul of a Nation

Ballyhea Charleville Co. Cork November 29th 2012 SELLING THE SOUL OF A NATION Dear Sir or Madam; On the eve of yet another Austerity Budget it’s timely to ask – what if we hadn’t bailed out the banks? Would we be better off, would we be worse off? I could dazzle you with numbers at … Continue reading “Letter from Ballyhea: Selling the Soul of a Nation”

An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention

Your assistance is needed in getting a new initiative off the ground. We are pleased to pass on the following information: The new An Chomhdháil Phobail / The Peoples Convention (CPPC) will be announced on Saturday 27th November next – the ICTU demonstration in Dublin will be used to leaflet the public, a web site will … Continue reading “An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention”

Is anyone going to prosecute George W. Bush for crimes against humanity?

George W. Bush, former US President, has told us he approved and approves of the use of torture by American forces.  He has said so in his book and openly in the media, yet there has been no arrest made and no complaints from the current US administration that has already labelled the activities in … Continue reading “Is anyone going to prosecute George W. Bush for crimes against humanity?”

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!”

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!”

Beyond Vietnam – A Time to break Silence

Speech delivered on 4th April 1967 by Martin Luther King Jr. at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City exactly one year before he was assassinated. Martin Luther King, Jr., born on Jan. 15th 1929 and was assassinated on April 4th 1968 Here is a link to a good … Continue reading “Beyond Vietnam – A Time to break Silence”