John Jefferies highlights the imbalance of RTÉ’s analysis of global conflict. The Republic of Ireland is a neutral country, not formally aligned to any military alliance and a once proud exponent of the non-aligned movement of countries at the UN, which refused to follow the agenda of the ‘Western powers’.
Sinéad Kennedy asks how to advance the struggle for women’s right to choose. Abortion has been illegal in Ireland in almost all circumstances for more than 150 years. Yet, despite this legal fact, hundreds of thousands of women living in Ireland, North and South, have had, and will continue to
A reformed UN is still the best hope for international stability and peace, writes Seán Garland. “The United Nations must urgently reform to stay relevant in a world facing unprecedented conflicts and is not fit for purpose”. The words of the 66th elected President of the United Nations General Assembly,
Brian McDermott looks into symbols of politics and the politics of symbols in Northern Ireland. Richard Haas and Meghan O’Sullivan concluded their discussions on Flags, Parades and the Past with the presentation of their report at year’s end 2013. They had spent over six months in meetings, discussions, plenary sessions and one-to-one briefing sessions, but
Rev. Chris Hudson looks at the state of progressive politics within the unionist working class. I remember some time ago a prominent Irish Communist stated to me that the one big mistake the Soviet Union made was ignoring the national or ethnic question. Yet those on the Irish Left persist with making that mistake