Miriam Daly, Irish Republican Socialist Martyr
Miriam Daly grew up in Dublin in the South-East of Ireland, attended University College Dublin (UCD) as both an undergraduate then a postgraduate student, and subsequently became a member of the academic staff, lecturing in Economic History.
Voices From the Grave: The Funeral of David Ervine
"Voices From the Grave" gives two very different accounts of the war in Northern Ireland. The two memoirists also had very different funerals.
Gino Gallagher: Irish Republican Socialist, Revolutionary Tactician and Guerrilla Fighter
Gino Gallagher was the epitome of the urban guerrilla. He was a severe thorn in the side of British Imperialism and their hired proxies.
Does the Great Retreat From Afghanistan Mark the End of the American Era?
It’s a dishonorable end that weakens the U.S. standing in the world, perhaps irrevocably.
Unpacking the Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan: Laws That Cast a Dark Shadow on Life of Minorities
All over the world, 95 people are on death row for blasphemy. Of these, 80+ are from Pakistan, and out of these more than 50% are from the minorities who constitute just 3% of Pakistan's population.
How to Re-Arm the US Navy to Give It a Nuclear Capability
During the Cold War, the United States Navy had a formidable nuclear capable surface fleet. With a new Cold War brewing, it is time to give America's fleet the nuclear punch it once had and keep a strong seaborne deterrent.
Narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
This is a long conflict between the two narratives. The Palestinians want to preserve their story and national identity through cultural actions, while the Israeli occupation authorities try to undermine this narrative and establish it in its place - also through art and culture.
Protestors Prevent Deportation, Showing Scotland Is Not England
May 13th 2021, Glasgow: A local protest stopped a Home Office effort to deport asylum seekers. The police were called and released the men back into the community.
10 Most Beautiful and Best Flags in the World
A national flag is a piece of cloth with a prescribed design which typically attached from a flagpole and is used to represent a country. This article is all about the top 10 best-designed national flags in the world.
Why Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia Disagree Over the Al Nahda Dam
The whole story: Points of contention between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the Al Nahda Dam. What do Egypt and Sudan want from Ethiopia? What are the solutions and who has the right to control them?
Is China a Safe Country Despite Police Corruption?
Crime and corruption in China is nothing new however it's been an ongoing problem.
Putin: The Great White Hope
Is Putin the new neo-Nazi and White supremacists hero? It seems that in the last five years, Putin, the leader of Russia has emerged as someone admired by many White supremacist groups as well as courted by Trump, an American president often accused of aligning with similar ideologies.
The 3ws—an Overview of the Most Common Regulatory Breaches in Nigeria's Mixed Health System
Government and regulatory bodies must be able to strike the balance between the formulation of policies that are intended to increase the coverage and delivery of health services; and enforcing regulatory controls that limit the spread of harmful medical practices which impair the quality of care.
Nigeria's Local Content Policy and Its Impact on Sustainable Economic Value Creation
The Local Content Policy framework of 2010 that was set up by the Nigerian government to generate and retain local value has been in operation for a decade. This article seeks to dissect the framework, its advantages, its shortcomings and where the Nigerian state stands one decade later.
An Open Letter to Stephen Lecce and the Ford Government
Stop the lying. Stop the spin. We've had enough. Doug Ford and Stephen Lecce are deliberately misleading the public, and they are cutting education and healthcare instead of less vital areas of funding.
The Dilemma of Vulnerability: Risks of Increased Foreign Aid in Africa
What does humanitarianism look like in the wake of globalization? I believe that stopping reliance on foreign aid would never prevent the exploitation of Africa because aid in itself is covered by the seal of humanitarianism.
The Incredible Benefits of a US and China Alliance
War between China and the United States is not inevitable. An alliance of cooperation could usher in a new age of peace and prosperity for the world.
Social Credit System in China: A Dystopia of Social Engineering
In 2013, the National Credit System of China was conceived and began to take shape. It is a system having little to do with financial credit and a great deal to do with social and political behavior. It is a method for China to control its citizens through a process of rewards and punishment.
Why We Can't Forgive Turkey for the Armenian Genocide
Germany has apologized for the Nazis, but Turkish authorities have not done the same regarding state-sanctioned genocide. This is why we can never forgive Turkey for their crimes.
Brilliant Disguise: Semi-Authoritarianism & Bonapartism in Panama
General Omar Torrijos, Panama's “maximum leader," brought about the era of the caudillo, and Manuel Noriega continued it with his succession. They were political-military leaders of semi-authoritarian governments, Simón Bolívar’s Bonapartist style of governance, disguised with democratic ideals.
The Euro and the EU Super State
The European Union (EU) made Europe great again in the aftermath of World War II. With the birth of the EU came the birth of a new currency—the euro—which turned out to be a powerful economic tool for EU countries that use it. Will it be used to unify Europe further?
Childhood Memories of the H-Block Hunger Strikes
The Hunger Strike of 1981, which followed the earlier, equally determined but unproductive 1980 Hunger Strike, was the zenith of the blanket and no-wash protests that had begun in 1976 following the summary removal by the British occupational administration of Special Category Status
Revisionism and the Politics of James Connolly
Connolly's Republican Socialism, his militant trade unionism, his adherence to Marxism, his membership in the Irish Socialist Republican Party and his rejection of one-dimensional nationalism: these are irrefutable and uncomfortable truths for those who have attempted to hijack his legacy.
Revanchist Russia: The Great Disrupter
The United States can no longer ignore the harm Russia is causing since further disintegration of the rules-based international order from a delay to confront Russian actions will lead to disruptions in the world economy, endanger alliances, and create unnecessary human suffering.
Strategic Failure at the 1982 Falklands War
The Falkland Islands war provides an illuminating examination into the Argentine military junta’s failed strategic aims entering the war against Great Britain. The Junta’s series of misconceptions and miscalculations found its roots in the ruin of their strategy formulation.
China’s Great Wall Within: Confucius vs. Mao
China presently exists under a contradiction of social and therefore economic thought. The contradiction is between the historical culture of the Chinese people, represented by Confucius, and the culture of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their ‘Chairman’, Mao Zedong.
The Status of Women in Pakistan
This article explores the status of women in Pakistan and Pakistani people's attitudes and behavior towards women's rights and empowerment. It discusses violence against women and the possible ways Pakistan could improve in these areas.
How Can We Pay Our Debt When Our Government Can't Pay Theirs?
I'm tired of hearing about balanced budgets. If the government can't bring their debt load to zero, how is it that Canadians can bring their own individual debts to a zero balance?
Russia's Little Green Men in the Ukraine
Trump once said he truly believed Putin that Russia did not invade Ukraine, blaming it on Obama. Well, we know Trump is just despicable as a person and POTUS, but since 2014, there is solid evidence that Trump is also gullible. Especially about Ukraine.
The 6 Most Corrupt World Leaders in Recent History
Corruption has become a problem of global proportion. This article will look at what I believe are the six most corrupt world leaders in recent history. Unfortunately, there are many more than just these six.
Spreading the Good Word: How and How Not to Teach Western Values
The moral sensibilities of Western nations are often hyped up as the best of human ideals. Various countries have sought to preach them in every part of the globe. Yet, many times they fail to take root. If our values are superior, why would they fail to catch on?
Ronnie Bunting: Republican Socialist Martyr
Ronnie Bunting, assassinated along with his friend and comrade, Noel Little, was a prime example of an IRSM activist. He gave his life for a secular, Socialist Irish Republic. Ronnie's ideology lives on and will never go away.
The Chinese Endgame or the End
Napoleon reportedly said, “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.” This is an anachronism and in any case, it's only partially true. China is a sleeping giant, but like Gulliver, only a giant to the Lilliputians. China has now awoken a Brobdingnagian.
Book Review of Harnden's 'Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh'
Toby Harnden's book, 'Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh', is very pro-British in outlook. However, it is worth reading, not least for its insight into the often naive British military occupation's thinking into the capabilities of South Armagh's elite insurgents.
A Brief Look at China's Misdeeds and the US Trade Response
Domestically and internationally, China continues to act as a miscreant. What should our approach be? Is a trade war the solution?