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Mary Diskin outlines the case for wider state intervention in order to break a cycle of educational underachievement that has entrapped some working class communities.

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Hard pressed commuters are being forced to provide profits twice over to private companies when simply travelling to work writes Alan Myler.

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Following a trial by media, where fantastical CIA claims have been uncritically repeated, and background political intrigue, Sean Garland has been left with no possibility of a fair hearing in the United States, reports Francis Donohoe

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Gavan Titley takes a look at the grim reality of the southern media’s approach to the crisis but also sees cause for hope that their spell may be broken.

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“Cutting spending on disadvantaged communities will reduce the level of social and human capital in such communities and will have a profoundly damaging effect on the ability of people within those communities to break the cycle of disadvantage.”

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Kevin McCorry, the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) chief march steward on Bloody Sunday, finds the Saville Inquiry sidestepped the key issue of who made the political decisions that led to the deaths of 14 innocent men.

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The Jemmy Hope – “As a people, we are excluded from any share in framing the laws by which we are governed. The higher ranks usurped the exclusive exercise of that privilege, as well as many other rights, by force, fraud, and fiction.” The gangster, the super model and Bertie

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While working for the Social Justice party in the recent Swedish elections, Jimmy Dignam witnessed the disturbing emergence of far right anti-immigration sentiment in what until recently has been a country synonymous with social democracy. The Sweden Democrats (SD) shocked many across Europe as they won 5.7 per cent of

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Ireland has few enough indigenous enterprises but does the country really need its own porn industry, wonders Annajoy O’Gorman. A new magazine was launched in Ireland this summer, Ireland’s only totally Irish-run pornography magazine, Blue Ireland. Edited by Wexford woman Ami O’Brien, the rather poorly produced magazine aims to bring the

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Preaching the gospel of revolution to a backing track of stomping acid house techno and melancholy country music while fighting for those wrongly accused, Francis Donohoe steps into the righteous world of Alabama 3. They’re not from Alabama, and the band numbers well more than three but that’s the type

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