Lo Saturnalia MMXVII

Posted on Dec 22, 2017 in latest | no responses

  Happy Saturnalia 2017. The 17th December was the Feast of Saturnalia, a true celebration within the depths of mid-winter. Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the deity Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. Saturnalia is the Roman agricultural festival that […]

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The Peace Poppy

Posted on Nov 11, 2017 in latest | no responses

  Today we mark the end of the brutal and meaningless slaughter of World War 1 set in motion by Imperialist Buffoons and brought to an end not on the battlefield but by an uprising of German Socialists, Workers and Soldiers. 103  years after Britain entered (or was it stumbled) into World War 1 on […]

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Remember the bravery of Liu Xiaobo

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61. The activist had been serving an 11-year prison term for “subversion” and was recently moved to a hospital for treatment for terminal liver cancer. When Liu Xiaobo was formally awarded his Nobel Peace prize in 2010, he […]

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In brightest Midsummer

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in latest | no responses

  Midsummer 2016 is this Friday and is marked with a series of traditions and customs that can be traced back thousands of years. Astronomically, midsummer is the day of the summer solstice, or longest day, which usually falls on June 20 or 21 but June 24 is the traditional date for Midsummer’s Day, which is also the feast day […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 in latest | no responses

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On HMD we can honour […]

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Steve Biko’s 70th Birthday

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 in latest | no responses

  Steve Biko would have been 70 today. Steve Biko died at the age of 31 while in police custody at the Walmer Police Station, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape on 12th September 1977  – he was murdered 39 years ago by a white racist regime which was then supported by all the “Freedom Loving Democracies.” […]

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Happy Saturnalia 2016

Posted on Dec 17, 2016 in latest | no responses

  Happy Saturnalia 2016. Today 17th December is the Feast of Saturnalia, a true celebration within the depths of mid-winter. Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the deity Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. Saturnalia is the Roman agricultural festival that […]

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Armistice Day and the Poppy

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in latest | no responses

  The 11th of November is marked as Armistice Day when the guns of the Western Front fell silent at 11.00 AM, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day. 102 years after Britain entered (or was it stumbled) into World War 1 on the 4th August 1914 many Veterans have expressed unease at the Poppy, […]

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Jews, Irish and Socialists of Cable Street

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 in latest | no responses

Trouble was brewing in Cable Street, London 80 years ago on this day. In the early morning of October 4th, 1936, thousands of black-shirted fascists mustered around the Tower of London. Awaiting them in the East End were Jews, union men and communists. Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, had declared October […]

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Remember Peterloo

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 in Britain | no responses

  Today 16th August marks the 197th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre at St Peters Field in Manchester. As once again in Britain workers rights and their ability to organise and strike are being attacked we should remember Peterloo, one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history it is a milestone in our hard fought […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy 155th Birthday to The Tube

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in latest | no responses

No Pants Day 2018 on The Tube

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 in latest | no responses

Black Mirror takes over Old Street Tube

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in latest | no responses

Meghan Markle Sparkle

Posted on Dec 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Dublin’s Saint Valentine

Posted on Feb 14, 2018 in Dublin | no responses

West Cork’s singing Ambassadors

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Ann Lovett’s Death in Granard

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Ireland | no responses