Category Archives: Politics

from the Dail to the White House and back via Downing Street and elsewhere.

Meanwhile, back in 1997…

The United Kingdom should be cut off from Europe.

Ukraine should be annexed by Russia.

The continental Russian-Islamic alliance ”lies “at the foundation of anti-Atlanticist strategy”. The alliance is based on the “traditional character of Russian and Islamic civilization”.

Russia should use its special services within the borders of the United States to fuel instability and separatism, for instance, provoke “Afro-American racists”. Russia should “introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements — extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics.

Translated excerpts from The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia by neo-fascist political scientist Aleksandr Dugin, otherwise known as “Putin’s Brain”.

Probably just coincidence.

Putin’s playbook for discrediting America and destabilizing the West (Kottke)

(Image: Quartz)

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Social Democrats Conference 2016. Pic SHARPPIX

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The Social Democrats inaugral national conference took place at the Treasury Holdings Tower, Convention Centre in Dublin over the weekend with Fintan O’Toole among the guest speakers.

Among the policy priorites set out by the party’s co-leaders Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall were repealing Section 7(3)(c) of the Equal Status Act, to remove the baptism barrier. Repealing the 8th and a review of Article 43 of the Constitution to “ensure the measures needed to effectively tackle the housing crisis can be swiftly introduced”.


From top:  Catherine Murphy and Roisin Shortall (top), Fintan O’Toole, Niall Crowley, Anne-Marie McNally and Philip O’Connor (second photo), Gary Gannon (third), Sarah-Jane Hennelly, Jen Whitmore and Glenna Lynch (fourth); Ms Murphy and Ms Shorthall.

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