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Florian Schui Published by Yale University Press   One of the few sections of the economy that has seen growth over the last five years has been the industry in books on ‘Austerity’. Florian Schui’s Austerity: The Great Failure is a welcome but curious addition to the literature. Austerity considers the role

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Patrick Cockburn – Published by OR Books   In this new book, released mere weeks after ISIS’s stunning capture of Mosul and Tikrit, veteran journalist Patrick Cockburn uses the rise of ISIS to present his analysis of the Syrian Civil War, the viability of Iraq as a nation-state and the consequences

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Culture

Therese Caherty reports on a new exhibition containing artifacts from the Irish women’s movement   Gathering the history of the 8th Amendment into one room is no mean feat. So said feminist and LGBT activist Maura Molloy at the launch of Women to Blame, a multimedia narrative of 40 years

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Vivian Cullen reviews the best progressive documentaries The War on Democracy (John Pilger, 2007) This is a hidden history not of the spread of democracy but rather of empire-building. It catalogues the conquest, direct and indirect results, bloodshed and colonisation of Latin America. A lon-time campaigner against injustice and human rights

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Editorial

“Which side are you on, boys? Which side are you on?” -Florence Reece Politics has returned to the streets of the Republic. How long it will stay there and to what end is unknown. What is certain is that the issue of water charges has energised a segment of the

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Sport

Jimmy Dignam recalls the days when cycling was also a form of political expression

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News

Constitutional protection for public assets such as water supply, state shares in semi-state companies and natural resources is receiving growing support among progressive opinion. In November, the National Executive Council of the country’s largest trade union, SIPTU, called for a referendum to enshrine in the constitution the public ownership of

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Rightwing protestors who have picketed the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast since its opening in 2012 have been called upon to end their activities following the conviction of one of their leaders for harassing clinic director Dawn Purvis. Bernie Smyth, chief of the anti-abortion group Precious Life, was convicted in

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Water tax protest on bridge
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Dara McHugh takes a look inside the working class revolt over water charges that has shook the Republic’s establishment.

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The possibility of the introduction of water charges in Northern Ireland has been deferred until May 2016, when the situation will be reassessed by the Assembly. Workers’ Party representative in Lurgan, Damien Harte, said: “Water charges are not off the agenda in Northern Ireland. They are only on the long

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