Monthly Archives For November 2011

Our Own 1 Percent

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The Dublin Council of Trades Unions’ March Against Austerity tomorrow (12 Noon from the Garden of Remembrance) is taking place against a rising European and global awareness of the power of the top 1 percent.  So…

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The €6 Billion Alternative

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Government Ministers are floating all sorts of horror options (medical card fees, closing hospital  beds, cutting education grants and Child Benefit, etc. etc.) while at the same time insisting this is the only alternative to…

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As night descends on Tahrir…

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David published this on Arab Spring in My Step last night. Just back from reporting from Tahrir. It was dark, heaving with people, tear gas swirling in the air, the sound of street battles on…

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Mariano’s Trench

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A loose translation: Aggressive Begging for Change. This past month has been demonstrating the various ways in which the different nationalities of the world make clear their personal innate characteristics through their response to the…

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Bad Plan, False Arguments

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This was originally written for Progressive-Economy The Minister for Finance’s comments justifying VAT increases is deeply worrying for it evinces either considerable unfamiliarity with basic economic facts; or considerable indifference to such facts in pursuit…

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