Miscellaneous

TWO DECADES ON- THE GREAT POLL TAX REVOLT

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If you’ve been following media reports on the 25th Miners’ Strike anniversary closely enough

Consultative Group on the Past report - A Road Map to Peace?

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The recent publishing of the report by the Consultative Group on the Past demonstrates the simmering sectarian tensions and hostility beneath the surface. 

The 190 page report by the group, chaired by ex-Church of Ireland primate Lord Eames and former Policing Board vice chairman Dennis Bradley marked 18 months of consultation with victim groups and others that have been bereaved through the conflict.



WS108: That's Capitalism

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Private, fee-paying schools for the wealthy received more than €100 million from the 26 county taxpayer last year. €99 million was spent on paying teachers’ salaries, and a further €2.1 million on building works in 17 fee-paying schools in 2008. Blackrock College in Dublin tops the list, receiving €3.9 million. Other schools receiving more than €3 million in annual support include Kilkenny College (€3.5 million), St Andrew’s College (€3.4 million), Belvedere College (€3.3 million) and Wesley College (€3.1 million). Most of the schools in receipt of this free taxpayers’ cash charge fees of about €5,000 per year.

Belfast: Ashanti Alston live interview with Feile FM

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Monday 2nd March at 6.30pm

Obama - a carrot as well as a stick

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The election of Barrack Obama created a buzz all over the world. Some commentators even lost the run of themselves and tried to convince us that the one of the most important events in human history had just happened.

Poverty in the north = You Can't Eat a Flag

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A recent report produced by ‘Belfast Healthy Cities’ into the direct link between wealth and class confirms what most of us already know - class pervades every aspect of our lives from the cradle to grave. According to the report, if you live in the Shankill or Ardoyne, for example, you can expect to live several years less than someone from affluent areas just a few miles away. So much for the new era!

That's Capitalism - WS107

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One child in eight in less developed countries gets no primary schooling, according to UNESCO. Of the approximately 75 million children who receive no primary schooling, about 55% are girls. In sub-Saharan Africa one-third of all children receive no schooling.

The Selfish Gene?

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Anarchists want to change the world. Instead of the present order – capitalism – with its focus on inequality and profits for a few, we want to build a new society based around the principles of participatory democracy, freedom and production for need not profit. For anarchists the type of society we want to build is best summed up by the slogan: ‘To each according to their needs, from each according to their ability’.

Dublin demo in Solidarity with Gaza

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The IPSC, (Irish Palestinian Solidarity is calling on its members, supporters and all friends of the Palestinian people to come out TOMORROW Sunday 28th December at 1pm in O'Connell Street (@ The Spire) to protest the Israeli massacre of 140+ Gazans this morning.

Dublin: Joint Christmas Party - Fundraiser- Crimbo Quiz

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What do they say about Dermo's Crimbo Quiz.
“If you only make it to one quiz this year – make it this one. “ some famous person who might be there

“Other people do quizzes – Dermo does events” Krossphader

“Unmissable” Guns and Ammo Magazine

“Catch this if you can” Fishing and Anglers magazine

“The only problem with this event is that it’s in the wrong city” The New Yorkier

Where: Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court off Mountjoy Square, Yes the venue will be heated!
“If you only make it to one quiz this year – make it this one. “ some famous person who might be there

What do they say about Dermo's Crimbo Quiz.

“Other people do quizzes – Dermo does events” Krossphader

“Unmissable” Guns and Ammo Magazine

“Catch this if you can” Fishing and Anglers magazine

“The only problem with this event is that it’s in the wrong city” The New Yorkier

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