7,831 PETITION SIGNERS — GOING FOR OVER 9,000. by Sean McManus

7,831 PETITION SIGNERS — GOING FOR OVER 9,000  ONWARDS IN SOLIDARITY AND UNITY—IN SISTERHOOD AND BROTHERHOOD                   And rejecting all “carefully fostered” past artificial divisions in Ireland Because of the dedication, caring, and solidarity of almost 8,000 Signers, we can now aim at getting 9,000 Signers… Please help to make that possible.  I am counting on […]

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The US black experience: we know something about it

Black America – decent America – is hurting. The contemptuous and contemptible killing of George Floyd  in Minneapolis was just the latest in a long, long series of police attacks on black people. Before George Floyd the US police attacked and killed black people like Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Malice Green, –  the list goes […]

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Trouble in the streets, at home and abroad

OK – read this: “It is a tragedy that when gunfire was being heard in the streets of the City of Belfast, and when people were being mown down by that gunfire, no personnel of the British Army were available to give the people who were being slaughtered any protection whatsoever” That’s from the maiden […]

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Pat and Jude talk about President Michael D Higgins

 I don’t know if you caught that Ryan Tubridy interview with  President Michael D Higgins the other day, but it raised a number of important issues – not least, should a socialist who’s being  paid  €249,000 a year ( multiply that by 14) be lecturing on the  need for all those ‘frontline’ workers to be paid properly? And which job in the chain is more. vital – the doctor who works with the patient or the hospital worker who makes sure the ward is clean and free of infection? Very difficult question – which is why Pat and I disagree at various stages. Bainigi sult as….

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Wuhan disaster of 1931 by Donal Kennedy

Wuhan disaster of 1931 – Maynooth Mission to China/Columban Mission: Wuhan = Hanyang/Hankow/Wuchan An Misean sa tSín [The China Mission] ” …Perhaps more interesting are the conclusions of Chinese historian Shan Yuwu, who researched the Columban archives. He notes how the Irish missionaries hated colonialism and concludes that the Columbans deeply sympathised with the Chinese […]

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The Counter Revolution 1920-2020 by Joe McVeigh

There are two ways of looking at what has happened in Ireland over the last 100 years since Partition. There is “the  official” way -that those who supported the Treaty and Partition were doing what they believed was best for the country, that they believed they had a mandate and they believed that they were acting within […]

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MEMORABLE MOMENTS BEST FORGOTTEN by Pat McArt

On RTE’s Brendan O’Connor Sunday Show on RTE radio yesterday – he’s the replacement for the late Marian Finucane who died back in January – they did a sequence of ‘most memorable television moments’ and were clearly delighted with the massive response. As only to be expected, the iconic Late Late Show featured at the […]

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