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Israel On The Road To Self-Destruction

It is somewhat dispiriting, for those on the progressive left, to watch Israel’s continued slide into sectarian and racial totalitarianism, a sad state of affairs reflected in the recent formation … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

It Is No More A Sin To Kill An Irishman Than A Dog

From a quote in an article by the Huffington Post examining the institutionalised discrimination faced by Irish-speaking citizens and communities in Ireland, which I featured last week: “In February 2014, … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · 10 Comments

Israel’s Journey From Jewish State To Pariah State

Are there any issues more divisive in “Western” political discourse than the existence, history and policies of the modern nation-state of Israel? Outside of the United States and a few other … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Irish Is Not Dying, Irish Is Being Killed

When the greater part of Ireland won its independence from the United Kingdom in the early 1920s the number of native Irish-speakers across the island, north and south, was close … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 39 Comments

JK Rowling, In Defence Of Greater England

Sometimes an individual should simply stick to doing what he or she does best. In the case of the British author J.K. Rowling her “best” is continuing her spectacularly successful career of … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 10 Comments

The Right To Hate The Second-Class Irish

  Another year, another dire record of public services to Irish-speaking citizens and communities by the supposedly bilingual Irish state (note the word “Irish” in that description. Ah, the irony…). … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 13 Comments

The British Extreme Targets The Centre

Finally, someone in the UK press has recognised the shameful political scheming by the Tories (and Labour) which could give maverick ultra-nationalists from the fringes of the former empire access … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 6 Comments

Fighting To Speak Irish, Forced To Speak English

@thetwicket @MisneachNYC €billions per annum promoting the ENGLISH language, including compulsory useage, and this indeed is what it gets us — An Sionnach Fionn (@AnSionnachFionn) March 19, 2015

March 20, 2015 · 20 Comments

Irish-Speakers Are Second-Class Europeans

In May of 2014 the Sinn Féin member and Irish rights campaigner Liadh Ní Riada was elected to the European Parliament with the promise to seek full legal equality for Irish-speaking citizens of … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 15 Comments

Stoking The Fires Of Hate

Conservative journalist and current Irish Independent columnist Sarah Carey has spent much of her career railing against the “national language” of Ireland and those citizens and communities who speak it. … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 18 Comments

Speak White

Canada’s National Post newspaper, a staunchly federalist (aka. “Unionist”) publication, carries a typically angry tirade by the writer and presenter Dan Delmar against laws in his home territory of Québec promoting … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Slut-Shaming Irish-Speakers

The so-called “politicised nature” of the Irish language is one of the rhetorical weapons brandished by English language diatribists in Ireland every time our indigenous tongue achieves some modicum of success in growth or societal acceptance. … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 27 Comments

It Seems That Bigotry Unites As Well As Divides

  Continuing with the controversies that have arisen in the eastern Scottish region of Fife where British nationalist politicians from the main Unionist parties have sought to impede the provision of bilingual services to … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Most Fucked Up Little Country In the World

How do you eliminate institutional discrimination against a minority community when public servants from an apathetic majority community dominate nearly all government departments and services? By ensuring that those who are discriminated against … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 39 Comments

Je Suis Gael

In 1981 the “reverend” Ian Paisley MP MEP, founder and chief of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, the Democratic Unionist Party and several quasi-terrorist groupings (notably the Ulster Resistance), … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 42 Comments

No Gaels, Queers, Dykes Or Trannies

Is it just me or have you noticed that racists and homophobes tend to share the same political and ideological fixations? I mean, you rarely find a racist who is not a homophobe, … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 27 Comments

The Irish Struggle

Twenty-eight years ago officials from the government of Ireland tasked with managing Dublin’s interests in the north-east of the country asked their British counterparts to address the long-standing need for full equality between … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Three Irish Tales

As Sinn Féin accuses the lacklustre Fine Gael-Labour Party coalition of abandoning key government demands during the recent talks between Ireland, Britain and regional parties in the north-east of the … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · 15 Comments

Irish Language Positive And Negative

A couple of Irish-related tech stories, one good and one bad (or at least highly suspect). Firstly from the Irish Times: “Users of Google’s email client, Gmail, can now use the … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 22 Comments

North Korea Meets North Ireland

Defenders and apologists for the British colonial state in the north-east of Ireland claim that the artificial entity is now a Western-style democracy, regardless of its gerrymandered and totalitarian past. That may be so … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Perfect Storm Of Irish Politics

Dara Kelly over on the Irish Central examining the continuing controversy stemming from the recent examples of British legacy racism in Ireland as displayed by politicians from the DUP grouping, … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 7 Comments

Irish Native Reservations

Another great analysis from Diaga Language on the growing challenges facing the Irish-speaking population of Ireland, particularly as they relate to the slow destruction of the Gaeltachtaí. These are regions … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 26 Comments

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