Ephéméride des luttes : 25 septembre

Le 25 septembre de l’éphéméride des luttes n’entend pas se laisser abattre par les membres d’un parti qui a déjà de nombreuses fois liquidé des aspirations révolutionnaires. Aujourd’hui, il va falloir se battre, contre le PC comme contre les autres. 1868 : A Genève, création de l’Alliance Internationale de la Démocratie Socialiste, d’inspiration anarchiste. 1870 … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 25 septembre”

Boris Johnson Tells “Big Business” What a Post-Brexit Deal Really Means for Them

After yet more failed talks with EU leaders over the backstop for Northern Ireland in New York while attending the UN summit, Boris Johnson took the opportunity to sell to America what Britain will be offering them in a no-deal … The post Boris Johnson Tells “Big Business” What a Post-Brexit Deal Really Means for … Continue reading “Boris Johnson Tells “Big Business” What a Post-Brexit Deal Really Means for Them”

To Vanish Jack the Ripper

I’m Jack. I see you are still having no luck catching me. – Wearside Jack, Yorkshire Ripper Hoaxer The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, became Prime Minister of the UK in May of 1979; the Yorkshire Ripper, a.k.a. Peter Sutcliffe, was caught two years later. The Ripper was taken to trial in 1981 in a truck … Continue reading “To Vanish Jack the Ripper”

On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback

“Welcome to your second country” was the greeting our Syrian hosts gave us when we arrived for the International Trade Union Forum for “solidarity with the workers and people of Syria against the economic blockade, imperialist interventions, and terrorism.” Throughout my short one-week stay, Syrians, on seeing I was a foreigner, would muster their best … Continue reading “On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback”

Impressive Ireland Remain On Course To Lose World Cup Quarter Final

AFTER NEEDLESSLY getting Irish supporters hopes up with a commanding win over Scotland in their Rugby World Cup 2019 opener, Joe Schmidt’s Ireland look to be in perfect shape for a disappointing but inevitable loss to a clearly superior South Africa or New Zealand team at the quarter final stage. Having never before reached a… … Continue reading “Impressive Ireland Remain On Course To Lose World Cup Quarter Final”

Ephéméride des luttes : 23 septembre

Le 23 septembre, l’éphéméride des luttes créé des structures d’organisation (qui ne terminent pas toujours très bien) car si elle ne sait pas “qui sont ces gens qui souffrent”, elle sait que “ce sont les siens”, comme disait le poète, à qui on rend hommage. 1881 : A Barcelone, ouverture du Congrès constitutif de la … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 23 septembre”

Ireland, Climate Change, and the Case for Investing in the Pacific

Sep 21, 2019 Picture:  At first glance, Ireland and the Pacific Islands might not seem a natural fit. The countries seemingly share few cultural similarities while being separated by three continents and some 10,000 miles of ocean. But, at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting in Fiji in May, Ireland, the 18th biggest economy … Continue reading “Ireland, Climate Change, and the Case for Investing in the Pacific”

Ephéméride des luttes : 17 septembre

Le 17 septembre, l’éphéméride des luttes assume le nom du ‘Démolisseur’, qui ne pensait sûrement pas que cette journée serait autant associée à son nom. Aujourd’hui, boum boum. 1849 : Aux Etats-Unis, la militante abolitionniste Hariet Tubman s’évade de sa condition d’esclave. 1887 : – A Naples, parution du premier numéro du journal communiste anarchiste … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 17 septembre”

Five-In-A-Row For Ah Who Fucking Cares

THERE were jubilant scenes at Croke Park on Saturday evening following Dublin’s thrilling All-Ireland victory against ah who are we kidding, nobody gave a fuck then and nobody gives a fuck now. Claiming an historic fifth consecutive All-Ireland victory, the Dubs… actually, no, now that we read that first paragraph again, there weren’t any ‘jubilant… … Continue reading “Five-In-A-Row For Ah Who Fucking Cares”

Des Gilets jaunes irlandais se mobilisent contre l’ouverture d’un centre pour demandeurs d’asile

Comme le rapportent plusieurs quotidiens irlandais, quelque 1 500 citoyens ont participé, ce 14 septembre, à une manifestation pour protester contre l’ouverture à Oughterard (ouest de l’île, près de Galway) d’un centre pour demandeurs d’asile. Selon l’Irish Times, un comité créé pour empêcher le ministère de la Justice d’ouvrir ledit centre dans l’ancien hôtel Connemara Gateway, est à l’origine de la marche … Continue reading “Des Gilets jaunes irlandais se mobilisent contre l’ouverture d’un centre pour demandeurs d’asile”

Ephéméride des luttes : 16 septembre

L’éphéméride des luttes du 16 septembre est d’une actualité brûlante : c’est effectivement l’anniversaire de la naissance de la voiture piégée, et c’est la Bourse qui en fait les frais. Aujourd’hui, on fait un bon usage de la mécanique automobile. 1873 : Au Mexique, naissance de l’anarchiste collectiviste Ricardo Flores Magon, qui sera l’un des … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 16 septembre”

5 Ways Kerry Can Stop Dublin

THE ALL-IRELAND final replay is almost upon us and after pushing a 14-man Dublin right to the final whistle, Kerry will be understandably disappointed they didn’t take their chance. Can a refocused Dublin who have well and truly been delivered a wake up call be beaten in the replay? WWN Sport looks at the 5… … Continue reading “5 Ways Kerry Can Stop Dublin”

Latest Poll Suggests The North Would Not Like To Be Blown Up Again, Thanks

A NEW poll taken in Northern Ireland has shown that the majority of people living in the North and in surrounding border counties are okay with not being shot, blown up, burned or otherwise harmed, and show no desire to invite any such hassles upon themselves. The results come at the worst possible time for… … Continue reading “Latest Poll Suggests The North Would Not Like To Be Blown Up Again, Thanks”

Brolly To Shout Analysis Into Croke Park From Megaphone

AS THE REALITY of being axed from RTÉ’s All-Ireland football final replay coverage sets in, experts on the experts of the game suggest Joe Brolly will take to standing outside Croke Park with a megaphone shouting pithy one-liners, analogies and controversial talking points into the stadium during the build up, half-time and full-time. “Don’t think… … Continue reading “Brolly To Shout Analysis Into Croke Park From Megaphone”

Tax Dodging 101: the Aircastle Model

Aircastle Ltd. is not a household name, but if you’ve flown on South African Airways, KLM, or any of more than 80 other airlines, you’ve probably traveled on an airplane the Connecticut-based company owns and manages. The company´s business model is based on buying, selling, and leasing aircraft worldwide. Its corporate structure minimizes the payment … Continue reading “Tax Dodging 101: the Aircastle Model”

People Should be Warned of the Adverse Health Effects of 5G Mobile Phone Microwave Radiation Technology

Read the Irish Independent article here. *** Dear Adrian, I read with dismay your article in Saturdays Independent on the safety of 5G. I think you do a huge disservice to Ireland Inc but in particular to Irish Children … The post People Should be Warned of the Adverse Health Effects of 5G Mobile Phone … Continue reading “People Should be Warned of the Adverse Health Effects of 5G Mobile Phone Microwave Radiation Technology”

Citi Unveils Its Roster of 41 Para Athletes One Year out From Tokyo 2020

Sep 10, 2019 Team Citi will support Citi’s mission to foster a more inclusive society by shining a spotlight on the worldwide Paralympic Movement NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With less than one year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Citi today announced the roster of Para athletes who will comprise “Team Citi” – a diverse … Continue reading “Citi Unveils Its Roster of 41 Para Athletes One Year out From Tokyo 2020”

Trump Under Fire For Forcing Astronauts To Stay In Irish Trump Hotel While On Specialized Space Mission

WASHINGTON—Responding to critics who have again accused President Trump of enriching himself from government business, White House officials defended Monday their boss’s decision to make astronauts spend their nights at his golf club in Doonbeg, Ireland, while they conduct a mission in space. “To be clear, Trump…Read more…

Joe Biden Is Proud of His Record on Iraq, But His Plan to Segregate It Would Have Unleashed Chaos

Asked this week to respond to criticism of his judgement on Iraq, like his senate vote to authorize the use of force in 2002, and his much-derided later proposal to divide the country in three along sectarian lines, Joe Biden laughed and assured Asma Khalid of NPR that “the vast majority of the foreign policy … Continue reading “Joe Biden Is Proud of His Record on Iraq, But His Plan to Segregate It Would Have Unleashed Chaos”

The Desperate Call for the Good Friday Agreement to be Protected in US-UK Trade Talks

The Police Service of Northern Ireland counter-terror chief warns of year-long upsurges in dissident republican support – a motivating factor for extremists in the event of a disorderly exit. Chief Constable Barabara Grey said – “anxiety levels had risen since … The post The Desperate Call for the Good Friday Agreement to be Protected in … Continue reading “The Desperate Call for the Good Friday Agreement to be Protected in US-UK Trade Talks”

Dutch to help name severe storms in Europe; First honors go to Holocaust victim, broadcaster

Dutch meteorological institute KNMI is teaming up with its counterparts the Met Office in Great Britain and Met Éireann in Ireland to start naming severe storms in Europe. According to the weather services, naming storms raises public awareness of dangerous weather by giving a consistent message to the public through the media. The three weather … Continue reading “Dutch to help name severe storms in Europe; First honors go to Holocaust victim, broadcaster”

Colombian Coffee Capsule Crop Threatened By Drought

IN COLOMBIA, the coffee capsule harvest threatens to be almost completely destroyed this year due to a severe drought. Farmers have confirmed that the poor growth of the popular capsules have seen them form only miserable, sub-standard aluminum caps. In Ireland, consumers now have to prepare themselves for the arrival of very small coffee capsules… … Continue reading “Colombian Coffee Capsule Crop Threatened By Drought”

Roaming Charges: Blood in the Eye of the Storm

Inside the eye of Dorian. Photo: NOAA. + Joe Biden, who is now claiming he opposed the Iraq War from Day One, (after speaking on the senate floor in favor of it and then voting for it) on September 9, 2003, 6 months after the first bombs fell on Baghdad. Fareed Zakaria: “You supported the war. … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Blood in the Eye of the Storm”

Review: Lucy Ellmann’s “Ducks, Newburyport”

There are novels, and then there are extraordinary novels—truly unique, one-of-a-kind, sui generis—terms that are often used as clichés but I assure you not in Lucy Ellmann’s case, regarding her eighth novel, Ducks, Newburyport. I confess that I have not read any of the earlier ones by this American born but Irish writer, which is one of … Continue reading “Review: Lucy Ellmann’s “Ducks, Newburyport””

Parents Threaten To Make Kid Watch Ireland Game If He Doesn’t Behave

WATERFORD schoolkid Brendan Biron is under orders to be on his best behaviour today, under threat of the gravest punishment of all; being forced to sit through a Republic Of Ireland Euro qualifier. Biron, 9, had been ‘acting the pup’ all day, until his father Jeremy and his mum Eileen told him in no uncertain terms… … Continue reading “Parents Threaten To Make Kid Watch Ireland Game If He Doesn’t Behave”

Met Éireann Issue Red Balloon Over Sewer Warning

THE WARNING, issued by Met Éireann comes into affect in Derry and other locations across the island of Ireland from the 6th of September and is set to last for weeks. While the meteorological service rarely issues non-weather based warnings it is believed bright red balloons are associated with torrential rains and can lead to… … Continue reading “Met Éireann Issue Red Balloon Over Sewer Warning”

Bojo Johnson’s Latest Scurvy Trick

Photograph Source: Foreign and Commonwealth Office – CC BY 2.0 Boris Johnson (“BoJo”) has long had a reputation for seedy opportunism and rampant dishonesty— principles and scruples being as unfamiliar to him as sleeping on a bed or using a flush toilet was for Crocodile Dundee in that eponymous film. Brexit is due to come … Continue reading “Bojo Johnson’s Latest Scurvy Trick”

McDonald & O’Neill Spotted Wearing Matching Mink Coats Following €1.6mn Party Donation

POLITICAL RIVALS north and south of the border have expressed significant envy at news of a mystery donor leaving Sinn Féin €1.65 million in his will. Pledging to invest the money in campaigning on the island of Ireland, Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald stated that their party would not fall foul of the allure… … Continue reading “McDonald & O’Neill Spotted Wearing Matching Mink Coats Following €1.6mn Party Donation”

Brexit and the EU: Social Crisis in The Republic of Ireland

The Brexit storm-clouds are gathering, and the political class in Dublin is in a tizzy. Having placed almost all its emphasis on the mantra of the “hard, militarised border and return to violence,” they will be deprived of any coherent … The post Brexit and the EU: Social Crisis in The Republic of Ireland appeared … Continue reading “Brexit and the EU: Social Crisis in The Republic of Ireland”

Everywhere Mike Pence Should Visit On His Next Trip To Ireland

US VICE-PRESIDENT and homophobe-in-chief is set to visit Ireland in early September, and will no doubt receive a disappointingly warm welcome from Irish politicians. However, politicians are hardly known as the type of people to show a visiting dignitary a good time so WWN has taken it upon itself to list a few hot spots… … Continue reading “Everywhere Mike Pence Should Visit On His Next Trip To Ireland”

Ephéméride des luttes : 2 septembre

Le 2 septembre, l’éphéméride des luttes est explosive : elle marque l’écart historique de tendances au sein de l’Internationale et un renouveau de l’usage de la poudre. 1867 : A Lausanne se tient le deuxième congrès de l’AIT, qui marquera la séparation entre les autoritaires de la tendance de Marx et les anti-autoritaires ralliés aux … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 2 septembre”

Après sa décision de suspendre le parlement : Des Britanniques manifestent contre le «coup d’Etat» de Boris Johnson

Plusieurs milliers de personnes ont manifesté hier au Royaume-Uni pour dénoncer le «coup d’Etat» du Premier ministre Boris Johnson, après sa décision de suspendre le Parlement dans la dernière ligne droite avant le Brexit, rapportent des médias. Des manifestations ont eu lieu dans une trentaine de villes, dont Londres, Manchester (nord-ouest de l’Angleterre), Edimbourg (Ecosse), … Continue reading “Après sa décision de suspendre le parlement : Des Britanniques manifestent contre le «coup d’Etat» de Boris Johnson”

Hong Kong Riots Have Nothing to Do With Human Rights, Everything to Do With HK’s Anti-Mainland Social Chauvinism

“Hong Kongers just double down and talk about Human Rights and Internet Freedom not because they actually care; but because that’s all they have left to justify their culturally engrained sense of superiority” There’s an old saying, that Paris would be lovely without the Parisians. I don’t actually agree with that. They can be a … Continue reading “Hong Kong Riots Have Nothing to Do With Human Rights, Everything to Do With HK’s Anti-Mainland Social Chauvinism”

Britain On Track To Fuck Ireland Over Again

DISREGARDING hundreds of years oppression, famine and general cruelty towards the island of Ireland, the British political establishment peeled back its maggot infested foreskin before gearing up to fuck Ireland over yet one more time. “Which way would you like it?” prime minister Boris Johnson asked the Irish public as he unzipped his trousers and unsheathed Britain’s throbbing… … Continue reading “Britain On Track To Fuck Ireland Over Again”

We Take Out A Loan With 100% APR To See What’s The Worst That Could Happen

CASH FLOW problems? Poor credit history? Sort of need to be able to afford silly things like food and rent? Good news! Ireland is finally becoming the sort of modern and supportive society that allows predatory loan companies charging ridiculously high interest rates for quick loans to operate in Ireland alongside famously airtight regulations that… … Continue reading “We Take Out A Loan With 100% APR To See What’s The Worst That Could Happen”

50% Of Irish Public Demanding More Homes, Other 50% Objecting To Them

AS 50% OF the people that make up local Irish communities come together to highlight the lack of affordable housing and rental properties in Ireland, the rival other 50% of communities have banded together to confirm that while such housing is needed they would much prefer if it wasn’t built within a hare’s breath of… … Continue reading “50% Of Irish Public Demanding More Homes, Other 50% Objecting To Them”

Putin Relieves Russian Ambassador to UK Yakovenko of His Duties – Kremlin

“To relieve Yakovenko Alexander Vladimirovich from his duties of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,” the decree read. The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom said on Saturday that Yakovenko had departed to Russia after relinquishing his duties. Yakovenko was appointed as … Continue reading “Putin Relieves Russian Ambassador to UK Yakovenko of His Duties – Kremlin”

Ghost Of 2007 World Cup Visits Joe Schmidt In Middle Of Night

IRELAND COACH Joe Schmidt’s attempts to mastermind a return to form in the aftermath of a 57-17 demolition at the hands of England has been interrupted by the arrival of the spooky ghost of the 2007 World Cup where a dismal Ireland were knocked out at the group stages. Sweating from his brow after bolting… … Continue reading “Ghost Of 2007 World Cup Visits Joe Schmidt In Middle Of Night”

Ephéméride des luttes : 26 août

Aujourd’hui 26 août, l’éphéméride prend tranquillement le soleil de la belle saison et estime que les animaux sont plus adaptés à la vie en liberté qu’entre deux tranches de pain ou sur les épaules de riches bourgeois-es. Contre toutes les cages ! 1648 : A Paris, journée des barricades. 1949 : Dans les Pyrénées, mort … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 26 août”

Six EU nations to take 350 migrants from rescue ship

London, August 23, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Malta’s prime minister said on Friday that six EU countries had agreed to take in 356 migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean as charities warned food supplies onboard were running out. The Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking, run by charities MSF and SOS Mediterranee, has sought a port for almost two weeks … Continue reading “Six EU nations to take 350 migrants from rescue ship”

La France va accueillir 150 des 356 migrants de l’Ocean Viking

Le ministre de l’Intérieur Christophe Castaner a annoncé sur son compte Twitter, ce 23 août, que la France allait accueillir 150 des 356 migrants à bord de l’Ocean Viking, parti le 4 août de Marseille.  #OceanViking : les 356 personnes à bord, sauvées en mer Méditerranée la semaine dernière, vont pouvoir débarquer à La Valette. … Continue reading “La France va accueillir 150 des 356 migrants de l’Ocean Viking”

Ephéméride des luttes : 23 août

Le 23 août de l’éphéméride des luttes nous fait dramatiquement comprendre à quel point le parti communiste et toutes les vélléités autoritaires sont lourdes de conséquences tragiques et de trahisons. Et on se souvient de Sacco et Vanzetti. 410 : Saccage de Rome par les Wisigoths. 1909 : A McKees Rock, en Pennsylvanie, des batailles … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 23 août”

Tapping into People Power

In times like this, many of us feel powerless to do anything about the political, social, and environmental injustices we face. But, power is everywhere. Like sunlight and solar panels, it’s a question of tapping into it. Accustomed to the top-down power of presidents and CEOs, most of us have no idea where to plug … Continue reading “Tapping into People Power”

Too late for new Brexit deal, France’s Macron tells Johnson

London, August 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an October 31 deadline. Johnson met Macron at the Elysee Palace a day after talks in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who challenged Britain to … Continue reading “Too late for new Brexit deal, France’s Macron tells Johnson”

7 Boris Johnson Solutions To The Backstop Rejected By The EU

Today British prime minister Boris Johnson is floating the idea of Ireland leaving EU rules, laws and regulations temporarily to effectively rejoin Britain in a bid to help Britain avoid the dreaded backstop, something the British government came up with to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland in the wake of Britain voting to… … Continue reading “7 Boris Johnson Solutions To The Backstop Rejected By The EU”

How Much Clothes Should A Woman Wear?

WOMEN and their clothing choices continue to be a bone of contention in Irish society, with fresh calls for regulation on the amount of fabric a woman should be wearing at any given time. Although Ireland has always insisted that women dress appropriately by covering up their bodies as much as possible so as to not… … Continue reading “How Much Clothes Should A Woman Wear?”

Bomb Explosion In Northern Ireland Probably Nothing To Worry About

AN explosion on the border in Co Fermanagh yesterday morning deliberately detonated in an attempt to murder police officers is probably nothing you should worry about at’all at’all, and if you could just carry on there, doing whatever you were doing, that would be super, WWN can confirm. The terrorist attack, which hasn’t really made the news considering it’s an actual… … Continue reading “Bomb Explosion In Northern Ireland Probably Nothing To Worry About”