Britain’s Gambling Tories Now Risk Irish Peace by Finian Cunningham

Protest against the Tory / DUP coalition 13/06/17

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, June 15, 2017
June 16, 2017

Like a crazed gambler who bet the house – and lost – Theresa May’s Conservative (Tory) government is now doubling down to risk peace in Ireland so that she might cling on to power. Having lost her party’s overall majority in the House of Parliament in last week’s humiliating British general election, May is having to rely on a rabidly sectarian party from Northern Ireland to cobble together a working government.

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The New “Improved” Supergrass System by Alex McGuigan

How to use anti-terror laws to protect corporate grandeur; a case study

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by Alex McGuigan
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Plough and The Stars, Nov. 7, 2013
April 18, 2016

The northern statelet’s recent unrolling of a new ‘improved’ version of the so-called ‘Supergrass’ legislation, officially termed the ‘Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005‘ after over 25 years gathering dust on the statute books, should be a cause of concern for Republicans, Socialists and activists of all hues possessed of a world view not shaped by neo-liberalism and the likes of the Murdoch media.

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Michael Hudson: Neoliberalism Is Really Neofeudalism, It’s a Dismantling of Democracy

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
February 17, 2014

Anti-Austerity Protest In Dublin (Ireland) - 24 November 2012

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TheMeltingPress on Feb 15, 2014

This is the first episode of our new “Alternative Voices” interview series, where we talk to people who give us a different perspective on all manner of topics.

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The Bank Guarantee That Bankrupted Ireland by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
November 2, 2013

Anti-Austerity Protest In Dublin (Ireland) - 24 November 2012

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The Irish have a long history of being tyrannized, exploited, and oppressed—from the forced conversion to Christianity in the Dark Ages, to slave trading of the natives in the 15th and 16th centuries, to the mid-nineteenth century “potato famine” that was really a holocaust. The British got Ireland’s food exports, while at least one million Irish died from starvation and related diseases, and another million or more emigrated.

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Orange Violence, Hangover From British Misrule by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
July 14, 2013

12th July Parade 2012

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To many people around the world, the violence in Northern Ireland this weekend may seem incomprehensible. After all, it is nearly 15 years since the political conflict in the British province of Ireland was officially declared over, with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

That agreement was meant to signal the peaceful end of a nearly 30-year conflict that cost the lives of more than 3,000 people, which proportionate to the population of Northern Ireland represented a huge number of deaths.

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Clare Daly: Ireland Pimped Out Like Prostitutes for Obama, A War Criminal + Transcript

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Páraic Gallagher on Jun 19, 2013
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Thousands March Against the G8 Meeting in Northern Ireland + G8 Enniskillen Protest, 17-6-2013

G8 kings on tour

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PressTVGlobalNews on Jun 16, 2013

As the leaders of the world’s eight most powerful economies – or G8 – prepare to meet in northern Ireland next week, anti-capitalist and anti-war campaigners made their voices heard.

Even though the rain teemed down intermittently, spirits weren’t dampened.

The awful weather hasn’t stopped thousands of people marching through the center of Belfast today. There are several different groups here from anti-capitalists to anti-war campaigners.

But basically the message is the same, they want the G8 leaders to govern on behalf of the people rather than just the rich and powerful.

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Margaret Thatcher’s Criminal Legacy by Finian Cunningham

Baroness THATCHER of Kesteven  (13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013)

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
April 9, 2013

Hours after the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the history books are being re-written and the beatification of the Iron Lady is well underway.

Current British premier David Cameron praised Lady Thatcher for having “saved Britain” and for making the has-been colonial power “great again”.

Tributes poured forth from French and German leaders, Francoise Hollande and Angela Merkel, while US President Barack Obama said America had lost a “special friend”.

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Michael Hudson: Who Should Get Priority: The 1% or The 99%?

No Hiring

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by Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://michael-hudson.com
August 10, 2012

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Our web conference with Michael Hudson, author of The Bubble and Beyond, and one of the few people to predict the financial crisis.

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Fracking in Ireland and Being Dependent on Halliburton’s Mud by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
written for No Fracking Ireland
July 3, 2012

Pigs (pipeline inspection gauges) on White Island

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No Fracking Ireland presents Greg Palast in Dublin, Today 3. July
Connolly Books, Temple Bar – 1pm
The Ireland Institute – 7.30pm

Full info here

On the 20th of April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oilrig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven men instantly, then destroying 600 miles of coastline. On 9 September 2010, a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, California, burning eight to death, one of several recent pipeline explosions in the USA. In 1992, in Chicago, a gas pipe leaked and 18 houses exploded, incinerating three people.

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The Fourth Estate in Ireland 2012 is a Myth by Donal Peter Buckley

by Donal Peter Buckley
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://dandahan4.com, March 1, 2012
May 4, 2012

There is no Fourth Estate in Ireland 2012.

There never was a Fourth Estate in Ireland.

There are many commentaries and column semantics, even  hacks in fear and in hock to the establishment have spectacular media exposure. The Irish media and the establishment are of one voice.

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Britain’s Cover-Up of Inside Job in Fatal RAF Chinook Crash by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
20 November 2011

Typical foggy weather on Mull of Kintyre that was prevailing when Chinook ZD576 went down. Note how official British inquiries misrepresented poor visibility.

Evidence points to liquidation of British counterinsurgency team to trick Irish republicans into a defeating political process

For 17 years the British authorities have lied about the fatal RAF helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre in which 25 senior counterinsurgency personnel were killed. Now Global Research reveals new evidence showing that the loss of life was an intentional act of sabotage.

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Chinook Disaster: Did Britain Sacrifice Counterinsurgency Top Brass To Defeat Irish Republicans? by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Belfast, Ireland
July 14, 2011

Chinook Monument, Mull of Kintyre. This is the...

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After 17 years, two Royal Air Force pilots were finally cleared this week of any wrongdoing in the fatal Chinook helicopter crash that wiped out Britain’s top counterinsurgency personnel in Northern Ireland in the summer of 1994.

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The Breakup of the Euro? by Michael Hudson

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By Michael Hudson
Global Research
May 30, 2011

Is Iceland’s rejection of financial bullying a model for Greece and Ireland?

Last month Iceland voted against submitting to British and Dutch demands that it compensate their national bank insurance agencies for bailing out their own domestic Icesave depositors. This was the second vote against settlement (by a ratio of 3:2), and Icelandic support for membership in the Eurozone has fallen to just 30 percent. The feeling is that European politics are being run for the benefit of bankers, not the social democracy that Iceland imagined was the guiding philosophy – as indeed it was when the European Economic Community (Common Market) was formed in 1957.

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