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International

Who sabotaged Nord Stream?

In whose interests was the Nord Stream gas pipeline sabotaged? In the last week of September there were a number of leaks in Nord Stream 1 and 2, culminating on 29 September in a major rupture. The construction of the Nord Stream pipeline cost billions, to bring natural gas from […]

Imperialism

There’s always profit in war

There is always profit to be made in war; and the war in Ukraine is no different. The warmongering weapons manufacturers, such as Lockheed Martin, Rheinmetall, Raytheon, and BAE Systems, will not spare any casualties if there is a profit to be made. The blood of war fuels the profits […]

Featured International Political Statements

Why does Ireland refuse to campaign for peace in Ukraine?

The world still applauds the great effort that our government made in advocating negotiations for peace that led to a settlement, and the 1998 Good Friday Agreement on this island.      So why is our present government rejecting neutrality and refusing to lead the campaign for negotiations for peace to […]

Imperialism International

The media and Afghanistan

One would imagine that the chaotic scenes that accompanied the ending of the NATO occupation of Afghanistan would be followed by reflection and analysis in the Irish media. That was not the case. Their initial concern was the threat to women’s rights under the Taliban—and of course the threat the […]

Imperialism

Rehearsing a possible war against Russia

Last month the US government announced that its military budget for 2020 will be a colossal $738 billion. The US military is one of the largest polluters in history, consuming more liquid fuels and emitting more climate-changing gases than most medium-sized countries. But only a minority of environmental campaigns or […]