Monthly Archives: June 2015

What is wrong with denouncing the Confederate flag?

The following is a short piece by an American anarchist in response to the ongoing controversy around the use of the Confederate flag in some US states. On the surface, nothing is wrong with it. Critics are correct the flag … Continue reading

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Make them poor enough to want to work – A response to Joan Burton’s “Incentive to work” comments

Ireland’s leading lady Joan Burton has declared in her alluring, yet boring tones, that taking away the Single Parent Payment when a child is seven will give “single parents an incentive” to return to work. Incentive “a thing that motivates … Continue reading

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Pick up your Pitchforks; Irish Water are coming to Town!!

I left Ireland for the Celtic Tiger and decided to return for the economic crash. The Ireland I returned too after a decade away was not my home. It was an alien land devoid of community spirit and the humour … Continue reading

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Irish Water are Coming to the Rebel City – meter installations and the need for direct action

So the time has finally arrived, after over a year of witnessing communities nationwide mobilise against Irish Water by stopping smart meter installations, Irish Water now have their sights set on our City – the Rebel City. If I do say … Continue reading

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Public Health: What is Primary Health Care?

Following on from our Rebel Lives piece on Dr. Noel Browne the following is the first in a series of pieces on Public Health which we hope will address not only the state in which our Public Health Service is currently … Continue reading

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Repudiate the Debt

In 2011 the Communist Party of Ireland launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness about the nature of the Irish debt. This was timed with the 2011 General Election that saw another populist and ideologically empty government elected. The purpose … Continue reading

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Capitalists, austerity and 20th century revolutionaries…

It was revealed in the last few days the depth of corruption in the Irish capitalist establishment and the elected representatives, parties and people alike have taken to complaining online and everywhere else. But aside from patiently waiting like sheep … Continue reading

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