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Obituary: Martin McGuinness

Pat Stack looks at the struggles which shaped Martin McGuinness and calls out the double-standards of the British Establishment’s response to his death.

The death of Martin McGuinness has allowed two fairly standard, and on the face of it contrasting, narratives to emerge. 1,277 more words

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A last word from Martin McGuinness

This article first appeared in the New European, 19 August 2016:

Martin McGuinness on why Brexit is an affront to democracy

Fifty-six per cent of people in the north of Ireland voted to remain in the EU. 1,168 more words

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A Sobering Reminder; There Is No Future in England’s Dreaming

God save the queen
She ain’t no human being
and There’s no future
In England’s dreaming.

God Save The Queen – The Sex Pistols.

On Thursday evening I was reminded that sleep and dreaming has been a recurring theme when describing England, more specifically Southern England.

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The Trump Years: Day 63

Politicians without honor: Americans are discovering that the moral underpinnings of republicanism really matter, that our nation’s fate really does depend on the virtue of its leaders.  355 more words

Politics

In a Republic

We live in a frightening time of right-wing populism, xenophobia, surveillance, violence and the resurgence of the white nationalism. While few of these problems are new, the immediacy of new media and how much smaller it makes the world seem can make bad news feel like a hopeless barrage. 251 more words

Civic Nationalism

One Man's Life

                       One Man’s Life

Will they speak of fallacies, will they speak at all

upon the end of one man’s life when some seek to recall… 295 more words

Ireland

Sophie Long and that tweet

COMMUNICATION is a wonderful thing.  Whether it’s through talking, listening, writing or sharing views on social networks.  Literature has the power to ignite thoughts, it can comfort us or make us angry.   529 more words

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