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Countering the Crucifixes.

In Politicsby ShamLeave a Comment

Tomorrow the American funded zealots are having their rally for constricting the choice of women. Rally for Choice is holding a counter demo to the lickspittle’s zest for keeping Irish women caught in the entrails of their palaeolithic beliefs. The rally kicks off at The Spire at 2PM. Get out and show your support. More information here.

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Keeping The Grassroots Under The Boot.

In Blog, Politicsby Patrick McCuskerLeave a Comment

Above: Corbyn speaking at a leadership election rally to his supporters in August 2016. Photo by paulnew. Source: Flickr. With the recent renewal of the Labour Party in the UK reigniting the politics of hope, Patrick McCusker takes a look at how the Irish political system has perfected its barrier against the influence of the grassroots. The almost inevitable rise of Leo Varadkar to the office of Taoiseach was understandably overshadowed … Read More

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Working Class Queeroes.

In Blog, Politicsby beggars1 Comment

This year’s Dublin Pride is on Saturday with big celebrations planned.

Riffing on the main parade’s theme of heroes, some folk are organising a “Working Class Queroes” bloc for the parade. They’ll be mobilising a radical presence “on an otherwise commercial and politically sanitised event”.

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Cities Made of Canvas And Compassion.

In Blog, Politicsby Tomas Lynch Leave a Comment

Above: Photos of the camp kitchen by Georgia Lalor. At one point in 2015 10,000 people a day were reaching the shores of Lesvos, a Greek island close to the Turkish mainland. rabble sent Tomás Lynch to Idomeni, a camp that sprouted up on the border with Macedonia, home to more than 14,000 migrants in March 2016 to speak to some of the volunteers. Katerina Sharma, an Irish woman from … Read More

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The Language Of Exploitation.

In Blog, Politicsby Aileen Bowe 1 Comment

Above: The statue of James Joyce on Talbot St. He was a language teacher too, and certainly showed what could be done with it.  Unite the Union are making handy use of this factoid in their memes ahead of the protest tomorrow. Picture sourced from the Wiki Commons. Every summer Dublin’s streets are chock-a-block with language students. It’s a booming industry but remains largely unregulated with scumbag employer tactics like zero … Read More

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The Protesting Crowd.

In Art, Blog, Culture, Politicsby Caitríona DeveryLeave a Comment

Joy Gerrard is an Irish artist based in London. Her recent work depicts protests in cities, expressionistic crowds spilling and surging within static architectural frames. She takes mundane and iconic images from newspapers and the internet, and turns them into ink paintings of different sizes. The act of reproducing these images draws attention to the spectator as witness and asks whether media coverage is ever neutral. Caitríona Devery spoke with … Read More

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Reflections On Apollo.

In #rabble13, Blog, History, Interviews, Politics, Print Editionby Tommy GavinLeave a Comment

  As the Apollo Story progressed, most of the press attention focused on the artists, and a very small number of organisers. However, the real story of Apollo House is and always was the volunteers, over 700 of whom gave up their time to make it what it was. A stark reminder that the current housing system is broken beyond repair, and that a better world is possible. Tommy Gavin … Read More

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Leprechaun Economics In The Hood.

In #rabble13, Blog, Interviews, Politics, Print Editionby Sean FinnanLeave a Comment

Above: Illustration by Mice Hell.  Noonan’s permanently constipated looking head might have shuffled off the political coil but what kinda nonsense economic policy has he left us with? Ireland’s corporate free for all, otherwise known as a foreign direct investment strategy model has been undermined by the EU commission’s damning report into Apple. Reports of a 26% growth in GDP have little basis in the actual productive economy of the … Read More

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Say Hello To The Shotgun Wedding From Hell.

In Blog, Politicsby Tommy DownshireLeave a Comment

  Above: Arlene Foster speaking at the 2014 DUP Conference at La Mon House Hotel. Explaining to anyone who isn’t from Northern Ireland who exactly the Democratic Unionist Party are – something that’s been asked all over the internet since Friday morning’s dramatic events – and what exactly their problem is (a follow up question usually delivered in the next breath), always feels slightly odd to Tommy Downshire. So, we … Read More