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Culture

I Come And Stand At Every Door

Originally a poem by the great Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet and translated into English by Jeannette Turner. Here Gabriel Rosenstock translates Pete Seeger’s version of this great antiwar song (https://tinyurl.com/pnyykae).   Im’ sheasamh ar gach tairseach bím   Im’ sheasamh ar gach tairseach bím Ní chloistear áfach mo choiscéim An […]

History

The anti-fascism of Georgi Dimitrov

Georgi Dimitrov led the Communist International from 1934 to 1943. During that time, he contributed to the Communist understanding of fascism, more so than any other Marxist theorist. Dimitrov outlined the origins and purpose of fascism as well as the strategy the Communist movement had to adopt in order to […]

Current Affairs

We have reached the end of history

We have reached the end of history: at least as far as the junior certificate cycle is concerned. Following the revamp of the Junior Cert model history will no longer be a compulsory subject with only English, Irish and Mathematics remaining mandatory. Though this has been sold as “giving the […]

Trade Unionism

WORKERS IN STRUGGLE

Paddy Power workers awarded €750-€1,000 each for denial of rest breaks Fourteen Mandate  members employed by Paddy Power Betfair Plc have been awarded between €750 and €1000 each by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) for the denial of rest breaks. The workers, through their Union, successfully took the cases under […]

Political Economy

Bus Connect = Bus Bisect

There is no doubt that, with our ever-expanding capital city, public transport needs to be continually expanded and improved to meet the ever changing requirements of a modern city. Typical of our gombeen political class instead of improving and expanding the bus service continuously, the system is neglected, under funded […]