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Ireland at the crossroads

Ireland at the crossroads

By Frank Hayes The daily reality check of deepening poverty, zero hours, minimum wages and an “unfree-market”-driven housing crisis, combined with endemic health, public service, and community care cut-backs, frame the doorstep ambush for Ireland’s election candidates. There’s been a loss of faith in the ability of the failed, old, tried – but no longer […]

Iraqi protests demand democracy

Iraqi protests demand democracy

By Farah Alrajeh Academic and PhD researcher in Iraqi Literature,Sussex University Iraqis around the world are accusing the Baghdad government of crimes against humanity in a brutal crackdown against opponents. Some 300 people have been killed since demonstrations against the Abdul Mahdi regime began in early October. Iraqis are appealing to the United Nations and […]