Brexit’s Aftermath: Xenophobia and the Rising Right

June 30, 2016 Dan Read

Economists predicting renewed hardship.  A resurgence in racist attacks. The resignation of a Prime Minister. The leader of the largest opposition party in the country attempting to fight off a coup attempt. This picture, more or less, sums up some of the more glaring repercussions of the British vote to leave the European Union.

Ireland: The Uncomfortable Dead of Easter 1916

April 1, 2016 Ramor Ryan

Dublin was in lockdown on March 27th as the Easter Sunday State Commemoration was held to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Surrounded by an extensive ring of steel, 5,000 state dignitaries and invited VIPs witnessed an extravagant ceremony in front of the historic site of the General Post Office--The GPO—ground zero of the insurrection one hundred years ago.

A Terrible Beauty: Remembering Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rebellion

March 29, 2016 Conn Hallinan

The failure of the Easter Rebellion would eventually become one of the most important events in Irish history — a “failure” that would reverberate worldwide and be mirrored by colonial uprisings almost half a century later. Ireland was a laboratory for every manner of colonial repression by the British. 100 years after the Easter Rebellion, it is once again — this time by banks.

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