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Have a Merry Christmas; Nollaig Shóna Duit

Print of woodcut by Fritz Eichenberg, a prime artist of the Catholic Worker movement, 1954. (From The Ironic Catholic) From Hartford Catholic Worker Christmas cards. “What would a non-consumeristic Christmas look like?” From Rabbi Michael Lerner, Tikkun, ‘Occupy Channukah and … Continue reading

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“Radical Protestants from the Spanish Civil War to the Sixties” International Brigade Commemoration

THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday 1st February 2014 – 10.30 a.m. Guest Speaker: Dr Connal Parr The Undefeated Radical Protestants from the Spanish Civil War to the Sixties Guest Chairperson Jackie Redpath, Greater Shankill Partnership in … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen – The Parable of the Young Man and the Old

So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went, And took the fire with him, and a knife. And as they sojourned, both of them together, Isaac the first-born spake, and said, My Father, Behold the preparations, fire and iron, … Continue reading

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Saturday Picnic TBC

Please note: due to issues including weather, the Saturday Picnic originally scheduled for 12-2pm in Pearse Park is yet to be confirmed. Thanks for your patience.

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Inaugural Michael O’ Hanrahan weekend will have something for all the family

“The Michael O’ Hanrahan Memorial Lecture will bring an eclectic mix of speakers to a non political audience.” “As well as an historical lecture on the life and times of 1916 rebel leader Michael O’ Hanrahan, there will also be … Continue reading

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No justification for abandoned buildings during social housing crisis

Waiting lists for local authority houses are growing across County Wexford,” Mr O’ Connell said. “This is down to the recession and the fact that social housing spending has been slashed by 19% since Fine Gael and Labour entered power … Continue reading

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Hunger Strike vigils draw attention in New Ross

Two vigils held to mark the 32nd anniversary of the H-Blocks Hunger Strikes were held in New Ross town last week. Good crowds gathered on the fantastic new quay front and by the 1798 memorial in Irishtown on the anniversary … Continue reading

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#sfaf14: It’s on in Wexford – Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2014!

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis will be held in Wexford towns iconic Opera House next year in a move that could be worth millions to the local economy. Over 1000 delegates from across the thirty two counties of Ireland will … Continue reading

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A functioning road system is supposed to be one of the basic, core competencies of a functioning state

Provision of a functioning road system is supposed to be one of the basic, core competencies of a functioning state. Its seems blatantly unreasonable that motorists are being asked to pay road tax and the local property tax, which is … Continue reading

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Torture By Any Other Name

Some background on “Extraordinary Rendition” (from sources that are hardly “anti-American”): Torture By Any Other Name – Phillip Giraldi (retired CIA Case Officer and US Army Intelligence Officer); Rendition unto Caesar – Paul Craig Roberts (former Assistant Secretary of the … Continue reading

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