The Higher National Commission of Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege has appealed to the solidarity movements, civil society organizations and all the world’s free and human rights advocates to declare Saturday, March 30, the forty-third anniversary of Palestinian Land Day, the first anniversary of the launch of the GMR a day of international solidarity with the demands of the Palestinian people to break the siege, return and freedom.
To my dear Mark, If I cherish sweet memories of youth, I owe them to you. If we lost contact, You never left me. I thank my good fortune, That you were there, When I was stepping, Fearfully, fitfully, Into Manhood,
TRINITY PHIL SOCIETY A SHAM AND SCAM: So Says Sorcha Ryder’s Defender On 14 July 2018, I was informed by Sorcha Ryder, President of the Trinity University Philosophical Society (Dublin), that I was “chosen to receive the Honorary Patronage of the University Philosophical Society” and that I had “topped the lists of elected Patrons voted on by Fellows, Staff and Students of the College.” But it slowly dawned on Ryder that receiving me wasn’t a prudent career move.
BREXIT UPDATE 4: Welcome to Brexit Hell My last Brexit Update was on January 30; so a recapitulation or summary of our story so far is in order. THE STORY SO FAR
BREXIT UPDATE: PART 1: THE NORTHERN IRELAND BACKSTOP Last Tuesday (January 15) the British House of Commons rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal by 230 votes. The parliamentary defeat was the largest sustained by any British government in history; the previous record was held by Ramsay Macdonald in 1924, who lost by 166 votes. Why was the deal defeated – and by such a massive majority? THE NORTHERN IRELAND BACKSTOP The crux of the deal’s rejection by Parliament is the Northern Ireland backstop. What is the Northern Ireland backstop?
WHEN THE STENCH OF CORRUPTION REEKS TO HIGH HEAVEN An Open Letter to Students, Faculty and Staff at Trinity College (Dublin) If one’s olfactory organ comes under assault from the foul stench of official corruption, then what’s to be done: cover one’s nose or clear the air? I’ve opted for the latter civic course of action.