Reviewing the weekly news and how those stories impact on workers.
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; &
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.
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
Airlines & lobbying power
Budget - supports funnelling into private pockets
Climate Action Bill
Earth to Dan O Brien - EU debt to GDP is actually low
Housing agency & Build to rent
Spent Convictions Bill
Mick Clifford: Fascists = Anti-Fascists?
NAMA and no accountability
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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.
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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.
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.
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Exceptional, great analysis
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!
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!