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Crisis forces Ireland to elections
Europe Globe

Crisis forces Ireland to elections

After a government defeat caused by the financial crisis, this is now the first country in the euro zone to be forced to call an early general election. Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, agreed to bring the election date forward to 25 February, instead of serving out the full term of […]

Top Gear and the Mexicans
Latin America Lifestyle Ludotheque

Top Gear and the Mexicans

-THE FILTER – Be quiet and still for a moment, and listen very hard…you should hear a faint fizzing sound…do you hear it?…shh, listen…that, my friends, is the sound of hundreds of thousands of Mexicans sizzling with anger over the comments made on Top Gear. Erica Buist The hugely popular […]

The price of the Israeli occupation
Economy World

The price of the Israeli occupation

Since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank, there have been – and there continue to be – innumerable discussions and opinions about the Israel-Palestine conflict, but often without consideration of motives and economic consequences. With this in mind, in August 2010 the economic […]

Barrett battles big government
United Kingdom

Barrett battles big government

“TD’s and ministers are paid far too much. If elected as a TD I will only take the average industrial wage, the remainder will be donated to campaigns and organisations that put people and communities first.” This is the pledge of People Before Profit Councillor Richard Boyd Barrett, who will […]

A wall to stall Whitehall
Trade Unions United Kingdom

A wall to stall Whitehall

To build up resistance by means of protests, direct action and strikes in reaction to the Government’s step back regarding the well-being and standard of life of UK citizens, pensioners and the rise in unemployment. These are the proposals of the meeting, organised by the Right to Work campaign: ‘A […]