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Reviewing the weekly news and how those stories impact on workers.

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    • News Commentary
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Reviewing the weekly news and how those stories impact on workers.

    29. Stardust Inquest, British State Collusion, Covid19 & Budget 2021

    29. Stardust Inquest, British State Collusion, Covid19 & Budget 2021

    This week we’re joined by Glenn Fitzpatrick and Ciaran Campbell to discuss:


    The Stardust Inquest
    British State Collusion in the murder of innocent civilians
    Covid fallout with Derry worst hit region in UK & Ireland
    Mother & Baby Homes legislation rushed & hushed
    Private hospitals oppose providing extra beds to tackle Covid
    New LPG gas terminals off Irish coast
    New Look’s failed attempt to use Covid for examinership
    Private security firms free to Evict without a license
    Budget allocates compensation for “slop out” cases
    The media presentation of Budget 2021
    Airline industry crisis; &
    Brexit talks

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Budget 2021 & what a Left Budget might look like?

    Budget 2021 & what a Left Budget might look like?

    On this special episode we talk to Mairead Farrell TD (Sinn Fein), Ciaran Nugent (NERI) and Lorna Bogue (Green Party Councillor and Just Transition Greens co-Chair) about what’s in Budget 2021 and what a left Budget would look like.

    We talk about the framing of the Budget by the media, housing, education, climate action, cutting the PUP, business supports, tax breaks for high earners, SIPTUs successful pensions campaign, Capital Gains Tax cuts for entrepreneurs, lack of capital infrastructure, live entertainment supports, and we even talk about what’s not in the Budget – like a wealth tax.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    27. Budget 2021, COVID, Climate Action and NAMA

    27. Budget 2021, COVID, Climate Action and NAMA

    This week we’re joined by Saoirse McHugh and Conor McCabe to discuss: 


    The individualisation of Covid and missed opportunities
    Covid fines
    Sick pay 
    Airlines & lobbying power
    Budget - supports funnelling into private pockets 
    Climate Action Bill
    Earth to Dan O Brien - EU debt to GDP is actually low 
    Carrickmines anniversary
    Housing agency & Build to rent 
    Spent Convictions Bill
    Fergus McCabe
    Mick Clifford: Fascists = Anti-Fascists?
    NAMA and no accountability 

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    26. Launch of Left Bloc - a left wing media and political education project

    26. Launch of Left Bloc - a left wing media and political education project

    On this special episode, our hosts David Gibney and Clare O'Connor talk to Stiofán Ó Nualláin, Emma Clancy and John Barry about #LeftBloc, an exciting new media and political education project in Ireland. Included in the media hub is A Worker's Guide to Everything; The Week at Work; Nuall Na NÓg; Offshore; A news based website; and a Climate Justice podcast currently in production. 

    If you want to support the project you can do so at www.patreon.com/leftbloc. And don't forget to subscribe and share. Up the workers! 

    • 44 min
    25. Dying with Dignity Special with Vicky Phelan & Gino Kenny TD

    25. Dying with Dignity Special with Vicky Phelan & Gino Kenny TD

    On this special episode we talk to Vicky Phelan and Gino Kenny TD about the upcoming vote on the Dying with Dignity Bill and why we need to have this important discussion now. Vicky exposed the cervical cancer scandal and is living with terminal cancer and Gino Kenny has proposed the Bill that would allow those with terminal illnesses to have assistance in achieving a dignified and peaceful end of life. 

    • 38 min
    24. COVID Island, Seamus Wolfe & the KKK, the Green Party oppose a ‘Just Transition’

    24. COVID Island, Seamus Wolfe & the KKK, the Green Party oppose a ‘Just Transition’

    This week we are joined by Stiofán Ó Nualláin from Trademark Belfast to discuss: COVID Island, Seamus Wolfe & the KKK, the Green Party oppose a ‘Just Transition’, Michael Darcy & TDs who lobby, education errors, a four day week, wage subsidy scheme & Debenhams, Mairead McGuinness as commissioner for financial services, Cable Street & communists banned from the US.

    • 58 min

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Antoin, ,

Must listen

Exceptional, great analysis

Craig Byrne- ,

Excellent

Really brilliant episode this week with Bernadette Devlin. That woman is pure wisdom. Looking forward to part two on unquiet graves. This pod is my go to pod on a sunday, would love to hear more episodes!

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Getting better every week

Im loving this every week. Just over an hour and I feel like I have a deeper understanding of the news and have really learned some new information and different perspective. Its great to hear the sound getting better too, keep 'em coming!

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