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!”

Visit of the USS Donald Cook

The following motion was before the Cobh Municipal Council on 11th April, following the visit of US navy ship, the USS Donald Cook: On the proposal of Cllr. Ó’Cadhla, it was agreed that a letter would issue to the Department of the Taoiseach seeking clarification as to whether: Government has given permission for US military … Continue reading “Visit of the USS Donald Cook”

Revolutions of the past still talk to us

Someone has asked why we should bother looking at history at all, wouldn’t we be better focusing on the future? We do not look at history for reasons of nostalgia or wishing that we might repeat what was done before, but correcting any ‘mistakes’.  Our focus is, and should be, on the future, on finding … Continue reading “Revolutions of the past still talk to us”

US Independence wasn’t just a ‘good idea’, it was required

These days Americans, at least those connected with the USA, are called upon to celebrate their independence as a free state and as a sovereign people.  This is a proper thing indeed because freedom and sovereignty are very precious things to any nation.  But why is there a reluctance in the case of the USA?  … Continue reading “US Independence wasn’t just a ‘good idea’, it was required”

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?”

USA will print more currency, again – Quantitative Easing

U.S. stocks prices have lifted since Tuesday as details from the US Federal Reserve latest meeting announced that it’s central bank will once again flood markets with cheap cash to boost growth – this follows the weekend meeting where the IMF, G20 and the US failed to convince China to revalue it currency.  Apparently November … Continue reading “USA will print more currency, again – Quantitative Easing”

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”

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”