No justice for Kirsty MacColl

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on No justice for Kirsty MacColl

  It is 15 years ago today that Kirsty MacColl was lost to music, to her family and to the world. She was killed by a speedboat owned by one of Mexico’s richest men. What has happened since shows that the corrupt State of Mexico is simply not to be trusted, not by its own […]

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We are all Jews here

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 in latest | 32 comments

On the last night of Hanukkah it is good to remind ourselves of our shared humanity. In a world where people and debate are often defined by labels and a narrow sectarianism pervades political debate let us instead look at the example of a  U.S. soldier has been honoured for saving around 200 Jewish prisoners […]

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Kristallnacht – the night of broken glass

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Kristallnacht – the night of broken glass

Tonight, we remember Kristallnacht which took place on the night of the 9-10 November 1938. In October 1938, the Nazis ordered the expulsion from Germany of Jews who had been born in Poland; they were forced across the border in horrific conditions. Herschel Grynszpan  a 17-year-old ethnically Polish Jew who had been living in France […]

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OXI Day — when the brave Greeks said ‘no’

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on OXI Day — when the brave Greeks said ‘no’

Today is Greece’s National Day “OXI Day.” It is the 75th Anniversary of when  the Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxa rejected Mussolini’s ultimatum and patriotic Greeks took to the streets with the cry of “Oxi” No! . The Greek’s defiance and bravery against overwhelming odds was an inspiration to the rest of Europe and ended […]

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Agincourt and St Crispin’s Day

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 in latest | 11 comments

Six Hundred years ago today the battle of Agincourt was fought on a muddy field in northern France – St Crispin’s Day, October 25th 1415. Kings, princes, dukes and nobles abounded on either side. It became then and has remained ever since one of the most famous English victories. However, the history and the account […]

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Arab-looking man in garage makes a bomb

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Arab-looking man in garage makes a bomb

Omar Ghabra won Twitter with these photos, and this quip: “An Arab-looking man of Syrian descent in a garage w/his accomplice building what appears to be a bomb. Arrest them.” The tweet was a response to the story everyone’s outraged about: Ahmed Mohamed, the kid in Texas whose wonderful homemade clock sparked a racist reply […]

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Tick, tock, it’s a clock!

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Tick, tock, it’s a clock!

On Monday, teachers at the Irving Independent School District in Irving, Texas, had police arrest a 14-year-old student named Ahmed Mohamed for bringing to school a simple electronic clock he had built as an engineering project. Police escorted Mohamed out of school in handcuffs — photos of the arrest show him wearing a NASA T-shirt […]

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Polish Blood

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in latest | 2 comments

Today we remember the People and Nation of ‪‎Poland who were invaded on this day in 1939 by Fascist Germany and the Soviet Union on 17th September in a pre-arranged pact, worthy of the Czars, to wipe the Polish Nation from the map. By 1945, one third of Poles who had been alive in 1945 […]

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He named me Malala

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on He named me Malala

Malala was born on 12 July 1997, in Mingora, the Swat District of north west Pakistan. She was named Malala, after Malalai, the famous Pashtun Heroine. My wife Toor Pekai and I are proud of Malala getting 6A*s and 4As. #education for every child. pic.twitter.com/lfoKBLMGYz — Ziauddin Yousafzai (@ZiauddinY) August 21, 2015 Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai […]

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The legacy of Leon Davidovich Trotsky.

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 in latest | one comment

75 years ago today Ramon Mercader aka Jacson plunged an ice-pick into Trotsky’s brain. Stalin succeeded in silencing his most vocal opponent by State Terrorism but the critique continues and lives. In 1927, Leon Trotsky, a leading Russian revolutionary, was expelled from the Communist party and exiled from Russia on Stalin’s orders. After spending time […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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The Eagle on Ireland

The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on My Old Man

An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!