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Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link New Books Worth Reading Mon Sep 19, 2016 23:25 | Seán Sheehan

offsite link 13 Billion ? Lucky for some? Mon Sep 05, 2016 13:04 | Tony Phillips

offsite link Rebuilding Ireland: Long on Promise, Short on Detail Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:20 | Eoin O'Mahony

offsite link Brexit and Other Issues: Comments on the Current Situation Mon Aug 29, 2016 21:52 | Brendan Young

offsite link Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft

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Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

offsite link Fake News: The Epistemology of Media Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Officials and Provisionals Sat Apr 01, 2017 22:54 | James O'Brien

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Orwell’s 1984 arrives in 2018 Ireland

offsite link Elaine Byrne: Not speaking full truth to power Anthony

offsite link Israel/Ireland: Corruption comparison Anthony

offsite link Irish cowboy town and fake regulatory agencies Anthony

offsite link Elaine Byrne: Failing to join up the dots on state corruption Anthony

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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link East Med Sitrep May ? June 2018 Sun Jun 17, 2018 22:09 | The Saker
by Kakaouskia for The Saker Blog Greetings to the Saker community and readers. Cyprus: Reports in the press show that the Cypriot government has signed an agreement with France for

offsite link Russians are much admired and Putin is loved by the Chinese, for good reasons Sun Jun 17, 2018 21:30 | The Saker
by Jeff J. Brown for The Saker Blog Crosslinked with: http://chinarising.puntopress.com/201... https://youtu.be/txVSSlfUD6o https://soundcloud.com/44-days/russia... Looking back at the rocky, mutually suspecting and disrespecting relations between Russia?s and China?s leaders, 1917-2000, this

offsite link Rostislav Ishchenko ? Seven Against Eight or 2+2=3 Sun Jun 17, 2018 01:24 | The Saker
by Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-... source: http://alternatio.org/articles/articl... On June 9th-10th, the G7 summit was held in Quebec and the Shanghai Cooperation

offsite link The Meeting of Kim and Trump ? Summit of Nothing (Ruslan Ostashko) [ENG SUBS] Sat Jun 16, 2018 00:55 | The Saker

offsite link Saker Community Translations and new collaboration launched! Sat Jun 16, 2018 00:28 | The Saker
Dear friends, Excellent news!  First, I am happy to announce the official launch of the Saker Community Translations YouTube channel which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgh-... This project has been

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dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday December 04, 2017 - 22:54 by lasc   image 1 image
Ladxido’be Fundraiser, a group of Mexicans in Ireland, have joined with the Latin America Solidarity Centre to organise a very special cross-cultural event. As part of its worldwide tour to promote solidarity with the earthquake-stricken state, the Oaxaca FilmFest will come to Temple Bar’s Filmbase on Thursday, December 7th. ... read full story / add a comment
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wexford / arts and media / press release Tuesday September 12, 2017 - 12:23 by Wexford Documentary   image 1 image   1 attached file
This September sees the much-anticipated return of The 5th Wexford Documentary Film Festival, a jam-packed 3-day festival of international, national, and local films. The festival takes place in the picturesque fishing village of Kilmore Quay, County Wexford from Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September 2017. Screening of films will be in the local Stella Maris Centre, and in many interesting and unexpected off-site venues throughout the village. The festival includes post screenings Q&As with international directors, discussions, lively debates, and a variety of film workshops. The Wexford Documentary film festival is gaining strength and popularity, by providing the public with the opportunity to see award winning national and international documentary films and 2017 is no exception! ... read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / other press Thursday May 28, 2015 - 23:56 by wp   image 1 image
Vol 2 Issue 21 of Look Left magazine is now available is in Easons stores and hundreds of selected newsagents across the country now and is still only €2. Look Left magazine is produced by the Workers Party of Ireland and is a well written and produced regular publication. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Sunday April 12, 2015 - 16:52 by Tadhg
The Irish Latin American Film Festival continues to make available to Irish audiences shorts and documentaries pertaining to the most interesting continent on Pachamama – Latin America.
The diverse topics that make up the programme are collated into a Film Festival that will take place in Dublin

It will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next.

Tá saorcead isteach agus beidh fáilte roimh chách / Free admission and all welcome
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offaly / arts and media / event notice Saturday March 14, 2015 - 23:44 by Tadhg
The Irish Latin American Film Festival continues to make available to Irish audiences shorts and documentaries pertaining to the most interesting continent on Pachamama – Latin America. Focus on Chile takes place in Birr on Wednesday 8th in The Tin Jug Studio, starting with an arpilleras workshop at 4.00 pm, followed by Chilean Shorts at 6.00 and Chilean documentaries at 8.00
All welcome and free admission. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday February 23, 2015 - 23:32 by pfc   1 attached file
On Saturday 28 February the Progressive Film Club presents two film showings where admission is Free! They are in The New Theatre, 43 East Essex street, (in Temple Bar) Dublin 2

They are London is Burning at 2:30pm and The Apples of Golan at 3:30pm.

The Progressive Film Club are a voluntary organisation dedicated to showing progressive films from all over the world. Struggles for people’s rights, for the rights of workers, of immigrants, of women, for national liberation and for social justice are some of the themes of the outstanding films we have selected. Showings—usually one all-day show per month—are at the New Theatre in East Essex Street. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Tuesday December 03, 2013 - 21:06 by Alan
A four part radio series looking at Dublins independent music scene airs throughout December ... read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Thursday April 18, 2013 - 11:36 by Eric   image 1 image
Quality Ska party this Friday - dance your ass off and help fundraise for Solidarity Books!
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cork / arts and media / event notice Wednesday February 13, 2013 - 08:28 by Eric   image 1 image
Join us in Solidarity Books on Wednesday, Feb. 13th at 8pm for a showing of ‘News From Ideological Antiquity' (2010) 83 mins. Dir. Alexander Kluge'

Film description follows : ... read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Wednesday February 13, 2013 - 08:15 by Eric   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 13, 2013 - 08:26)   image 1 image
Join us in Solidarity Books on Wed. 20th Feb. 8pm for a showing of 'Antifa: Chasseurs de Skins' (2008) 65 mins. Dir. Marc-Aurele Vecchione'

Film description follows :

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dublin / arts and media / event notice Thursday January 31, 2013 - 19:52 by IPSC   image 1 image
On Saturday 2nd March the Prorgessive film club and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign are proud to present a special Palestine Mini-Film Festival in The Pearse Centre (aka The Ireland Institute), 27 Pearse St, Dublin 2. The festival begins at 2pm sharp.

NOTE: Entry to all films is free, and film start sharp. ... read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Monday January 21, 2013 - 15:03 by Eric   image 1 image
Join us in Solidarity Books on Wednesday Dec. 23rd at 8pm, for a showing of ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ (1948) 126 mins, Dir. John Huston ' ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Thursday January 17, 2013 - 09:52 by Laurence Cox   1 attached file
Too often communication about social justice issues is left to commercial and state media, whose agendas are often very different from those affected. Social movements often struggle to create appropriate forms of communication which build links between people and communities, enable alternative voices to be heard and do not simply imitate official media. This evening brings together two leading figures in radical communications to share their experiences in Africa, Ireland and globally and discuss how to broaden the spaces of possibility.

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national / arts and media / other press Thursday January 03, 2013 - 20:44 by anon   text 2 comments (last - friday january 11, 2013 - 21:22)   image 1 image
There is a currently a very interesting and frightening case being fought by a Solicitor firm in Dublin against agents for the Irish newspaper industry. Basically the newspaper industry is trying to charge for websites and blogs and all the rest for posting links to any of their articles in their newspapers. They have already done the groundwork in their submission to the Copyright Review Committee in July 2012 those 15 newspapers asserted baldly

“It is the view of NNI that a link to copyright material does constitute infringement of copyright”. (Section 7 National Newspapers of Ireland Further Submission to the Copyright Review Committee) ... read full story / add a comment
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international / arts and media / event notice Monday November 12, 2012 - 10:33 by Afri   image 1 image
The International Peace Bureau is delighted to announce its decision to award the 2012 Sean MacBride Peace Prize to two Arab women: Lina Ben Mhenni from Tunisia and Nawal El-Sadaawi from Egypt. They have both shown great courage and made substantial contributions to what is known as the Arab Spring. ... read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / other press Friday July 06, 2012 - 13:33 by pat c
As Hugo Chavez faces another election the capitalist media has gone into overdrive. Its message is that dissent is crushed in Venezuela. Yet from below comes another meme: the story of alternative media. Full text at link.

Today we celebrate the national day of journalists in Venezuela. Because of this day, it’s worth remembering a phrase that was written in the streets of Argentina during the December 2001 crisis: “They piss on us and the press says it’s raining”. This aphorism captions the situation of the social media today. Readers are reading, listening, or watching the information they receive more and more carefully.

However, the people of Venezuela have gone beyond that. Thanks to legal, technological, technical, and formative support from the government of the president, Hugo Chavez, and because of the determination of citizens after 2000, a national system of community and alternative media started to be born. It’s a system which, even though it has a long way to go, it is a symbol of collective organisation and the satisfying of everybody’s right to communicate. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday June 04, 2012 - 00:04 by Dublin Film Qlub
We are delighted to announce that this screening will be introduced by a very special guest: the novelist, short story writer, critic, and manga expert

Katherine Farmar ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Thursday April 19, 2012 - 20:39 by Eugene Mc Cartan
Public meeting to discuss the presentation of class and class stereotypes embedded in the everyday culture of our society. ... read full story / add a comment
Ray Burke jailed 2005 - his role in taking donation from Independent Newspapers company missing from Mahon Tribunal report
national / arts and media / news report Saturday March 24, 2012 - 19:13 by Randy Tail   text 8 comments (last - monday march 26, 2012 - 19:41)   image 8 images   audio 2 audio files   1 attached file
Another thread speculated that recent attacks on RTE by the Sunday Independent were due to a generalised attack on the public sector, on relatively independent journalism in the publicly owned RTE during a period of recession, on disappointment at the election of Michael D Higgins and defeat for the right wing entrepreneur, Sean Gallagher (and the part played by RTE in exposing Gallagher). That story is here:

Sunday Independent that defended Bertie Ahern - on anti RTE, President Michael D Higgins, crusade
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/101574

There could be more to it than that. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday March 19, 2012 - 22:21 by Over The Edge   text 22 comments (last - wednesday november 28, 2012 - 01:11)   image 8 images   1 attached file
YOU ARE INVITED to the Dublin Launch of Mentioning the War - Essays and Reviews (1999 -2011) by Kevin Higgins published by Salmon Publishing
http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=255&a=108
The book will be launched by Clare Daly T.D.@ the Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
on Wednesday, June 6th
LAUNCH STARTS: 7pm
ALL WELCOME

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