All their footage of desert insurgents engineered to win our quiet acquiescence for their corporate rape of the Arab World, while our own governments send our own police forces to enforce the law wealth over need. You’ll forgive me for thinking that the greatest fool, and my deadliest enemy, is the law abiding citizen.
In spite of everything that has been happening I am impressed that the most recent actions in the government’s programme of austerity haven’t led to violent clashes on the streets. So far the Gardaí have employed riot units and dogs against anti-austerity marches with families and children, they have gotten heavy handed on a number … Continue reading Urban Combat in Maryland
Quite unintentionally my recent stay in hospital coincided with the book of Exodus in my scriptural reading cycle. This meant that the plaques visited upon the land of Egypt were being acted out on my body as I recovered from surgery. As my own sense of captivity deepened the words of Moses to pharaoh gathered … Continue reading Let My People Go
People like Je Suis Derek Byrne annoy me. I won’t go as far as saying that I dislike the man; I hardly even know him. He did take the trouble a year ago to troll me on social media because I aired my opinions of his Dublin Says No group. People like Derek, even during … Continue reading Cost of Resistance
We are out on the streets again. Today is the second part of the anti-water charges demonstration begun on 10 December. Last time thousands of people from all over Ireland converged on the streets of Dublin to say that enough was enough, but the government didn’t listen. No one expects them to listen this time. … Continue reading Uisce, Uisce, Saor in Aisce!
Yet again the Irish government won’t budge, and once again we are back on the barricades. One hundred thousand people took to the streets today to demand that Enda Kenny’s right-wing government abolish the water charge. No one minds being charged for water, not really. The problem is that we have always been charged for … Continue reading Water Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink