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Originally posted on the irish revolution:
There’s a very interesting article by Louise McGrath in Wednesday’s Dublin Inquirer about lesbians who fought in the 1916 Rising: http://dublininquirer.com/2015/11/25/remembering-the-lesbians-who-fought-in-the-easter-rising/
The article is based on information provided to McGrath by Mary McAuliffe, a lecturer in women’s studies at UCD and former president of the Women’s Historical Association, along with Workers Party Dublin city councillor Eilis Ryan and Brian Merriman, the founder of the International Dublin Gay Theatre festival.
The article identifies not only a few well-known cases of gay women and men from that era – Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper (although they weren’t participants in the Rising) and Roger Casement – but also talks about several lesbian couples who were: Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen (both of whom took part in the Rising and held rank in the Irish Citizen Army) and Elizabeth Farrell and Julia Grennan (Farrell being the person…
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Originally posted on Republic NOW!:
Queen Elizabeth will be 90 years old on the 21st of April next year and she has just been rewarded for her longevity with a 7% pay rise from Tory madman and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne in yesterdays Spending Review. It should be noted that there will be £12bn cuts to the welfare budget as reported by the BBC, yet Britain’s and arguably the worlds greatest benefits recipient will have her funding bumped up to a meagre £42.9m next year – up from £40.1m as reported in the Mirror.
The Queen is not in this graphic, she is neither poor or a worker.
Fresh from attempting scandalous cuts on Tax Credits and the implementation of a tampon tax (which has been roundly approved by the lads in Parliament) luckily the money is going to a woman who will hit 90 in a little under 5 months. Further to this scandalous pay…
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Originally posted on Glasgow Celtic World Huddle:
Celtic Football Club has been found not guilty of acting fraudulently in the acquisition of Lennoxtown, the site of our training facilities. Now the deal when you look at it is a tidy piece of business for Celtic, we bought it for £493,000 in 2006 and then developed a £8.5m training complex the following year. We were then paid £500,000 up til June 3013 for providing community services on the once derelict site. That is to say we recouped our initial output.
Now business deals that result in profits are something unheard of to many in Glasgow’s nether reaches and of course they cried foul that Celtic dare to have a business plan that didn’t involve soft loans, IPO’s or converting debt to shares in an unlisted PLC. These of course are financial practices that are the daily diatribe spouted out of the DR and the Shark Jump. How dare Celtic plan ahead.
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Originally posted on Balaclava Street:
Throughout the Troubles and even decades before, Irish republicans used bombings as a practical means of attacking the British and as a form of kinetic propaganda. Bombs conveyed a number of advantages to the user. They could be assembled in relative safety by dedicated specialists and delivered with minimal hazard to the operator. They offered maximum return on a minimal investment – a single blast could result in hundreds of thousands, even millions of pounds of damage, with attendant media focus. Loyalists may have been relative newcomers to the field of explosives compared with republicans, but their involvement with firearms and gun smuggling pre-dates the formation of even the “Old IRA” of the days of Collins and flying columns. Moreover, the gunrunning schemes embarked upon by the militants gathered around Sir Edward Carson, those who signed the Ulster Covenant of 1912 and subsequently formed the Ulster…
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Originally posted on Belfast Marxist:
A FRESH START???? LIES, LIES, LIES!!!
The mighty PR machine of Sinn Fein has been in overdrive over the last week as they attempt to spin the Stormont House Agreement 2.0 as a good deal and a fresh start for those of us who are living in occupied territories. Undoubtedly they do a good job at spinning their lies, after all they are well use to spinning defeats and selling them as victories. This is the party that has sold the surrender of 2006 as victory and is the same party that protested against Royal visits while party leadership wined and dined with British Royalty. We all know that they are fond of the frequent U turn now again, as seen in this latest debacle.
Despite all the spin and lies it is clear that the community are rejecting this deal, a deal that will have drastic implications for us…
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Originally posted on The Cedar Lounge Revolution:
To download the above please click on the following link. SP MEAN FOMHAIR 1975
Just to note that this edition of the SP is wrongly numbered. Both it and the subsequent edition were numbered Vol. 1 No. 7.
Many thanks to the long term contributor Spáilpín who forwarded this to the Archive. This is a further edition of the IRSP newspaper, the Starry Plough – the first one was posted some months ago, produced in the aftermath of the split from Official Sinn Féin which precipitated the foundation of that organisation.
This edition of the Starry Plough has a striking front cover asking ‘Workers to be jailed?’ in relate to ‘statutory wage ‘agreement’ threat’. It also asks are British forces ‘licensed to kill’ and argues that ‘Sectarianism’ is Britain’s brainchild. It also flags a report on ‘IRSP in Boston’.
The editorial notes…
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Originally posted on the irish revolution:
The results of the report by a British government monitoring panel caused bemusement among observers inside and outside Ireland. Following the statement of a few truisms – the IRA still exist, the loyalist gangs are still active – the Democratic Unionist Party, who had been blocking the operation of the local Assembly by resigning their positions and re-appointing themselves in a weekly cycle, returned to their positions full-time.
Of course the report was entirely political. Its main function was to provide the magic formula that would allow the DUP to return and escape the savage criticism of their backers in the business community. A report from the Irish authorities, while much more general in tone, added to the instability by increasing the political critique of Sinn Fein in the run-up to the coming southern election.
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