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Bank of Scotland in Ireland. Banksters.

At the end of yesterday’s James Connolly commemoration in Edinburgh Jim Slaven, Chairman of the James Connolly Society, urged people to march on the Bank of Scotland Headquarters in solidarity with the 200,000 families facing eviction in Ireland. Bank of Scotland have played a scandalous role in Ireland property bubble, subsequent collapse and now the move … Continue reading

The 2013 James Connolly Commemoration Video

The 27th annual James Connolly Commemoration was organised by the James Connolly Society Scotland and the 1916 Societies.

Obama As Cover for U.S. Perpetual War, Austerity, and Racism

By Larry Pinkney “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.  “Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories.” –Amilcar Cabral The narrative … Continue reading


By Tom Hayden President Hugo Chavez was a man in a hurry to change his country, his region and the world. Perhaps he knew he would die at a youthful age, but I believe it was because he recognized that time was always standing still for the poor. He wanted the blind to see, the … Continue reading

Serious Political Activism Is A Lifelong Endeavor

By Larry Pinkney “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.”—Frantz Fanon Serious political activism, like history itself, is both ongoing and dialectical in breadth, depth, and scope. It cannot be worn and then conveniently removed like a pair of gloves. Whether it is acknowledged or not, every generation … Continue reading

Remembering The Winter of ’78 And Posing Questions For Today

By Pádraic Mac Coitir With many parts of the country affected by the recent cold weather, and three recent deaths in Dublin and Wicklow attributed to hypothermia, a former blanket man reflects on his time in the H-Blocks during the winter of 1978. I was walking through a snow storm in Colin Glen recently and was … Continue reading

The Need For A Sustained People’s Consciousness Movement

By Larry Pinkney “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”—Steve Biko Today, more than at any period in recent history, there is a need for a genuine Everyday People’s Consciousness Movement in the United States. This movement must embrace people of goodwill of all colors, and … Continue reading

The Emperors Gift: Guantanamo, Drone Missiles, Afghanistan and the NDAA

By Larry Pinkney “Killing one person is MURDER – Killing 100,000 is FOREIGN POLICY” – Anonymous “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who … Continue reading

Austerity: A Nonsense

Following Gideon Osborne’s Autumn Statement the political parties have been arguing over the detail while all of them accept the need for ‘austerity’ measures. Here is a short, clear and funny video by US based Scots academic Mark Blyth exposing the nonsense of austerity. It also raises some serious questions about the distinction between public … Continue reading

Ireland And The Broader Implications Of The 2014 Referendum

By Jim Slaven The deal between Alex Salmond and David Cameron on the arrangements for the 2014 constitutional referendum has been widely welcomed. Most commentators have focussed on process issues such as timing, number of questions or votes for sixteen and seventeen year olds but there was also a substantial political battle being waged in … Continue reading

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