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Latest @BestOfTheLeft podcast is called "Living In An Empire Of Lies" - should we trust it?

Twice a week, the Best of the Left podcast from Jay! Tomlinson (yes he has an exclamation point in his name…deal with it 332 more words
US Politics

How can a Prime Time report on #MaryBoyle fail to even recognize work done by Gemma O'Doherty?

Last night there was a report on the national broadcaster RTÉ on the disappearance 40 years ago of Mary Boyle in Donegal.

At the end, David McCullagh provides phone numbers for members of the public should  there be any further information about the case they would like to share.   476 more words

Irish Politics

Qtiyapaguy Arunabh Kumar -- sexual harasser or not --The TVF defense: One big sweeping denial and many loopholes!!

Here are the big loopholes in the Arunabh Kumar defense:

  1. Who is this woman? They (Golani, Nidhi etc.) claim such a woman did not work there.
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Indian Women

Is Trump's immigrant ban merely a "shock event" to achieve a different goal?

Pretty much every social media post on our timelines for the past week or so have been about President Trump.  Some actually sympathise, but the vast majority are against him, and most of those say more or less the same thing.   676 more words

US Politics

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda (could be useful in Ireland too)

Naturally there are a lot of things about the Trump presidency I find worrying, but here’s one you won’t hear much about.

I’m worried that when he eventually stops being President (that IS definitely going to happen, right?) many people who have been drawn to following politics will presume order has been restored and think all is right with the world again.   353 more words

US Politics

A simple flowchart for the Irish "ProLife" movement as the Citizens Assembly convenes #RepealThe8th

Yesterday we featured an article in Journal.ie about refugees that seemed to be geared towards those with more right-wing views.

Today, as the Citizens Assembly meets to consider many different issues including the contentious 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, … 212 more words

Irish Politics

We're all snowflakes; get over it.

When I first read a comment on the internet of a person calling another a “snowflake,” I was baffled.

Like any other reasonable person who doesn’t understand an unfamiliar term, I looked the term up on… 614 more words