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    Resistance is Fruitful

    It should comes as no surprise to any readers of my blog or Twitter that I’m not a fan of the soon-to-be elected President of the USA. I have taken a policy on social media of not posting any of the stream of prophesies of doom of what’s coming over the next four years, but I’m making an exception with this segment from the recent episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. This show has provided exceptional, pointed, satirical reporting since it was first aired, and I think it’s essential viewing (you can find it all on its YouTube channel, including extra online material). At least you can laugh while…

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    national demonstration on nov 27

    A national demonstration, organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), as part of its A Better, Fairer Way campaign, is taking place from 12:00 – 15:00 on Saturday, the 27th November in Dublin. The ICTU invites everyone to join in making the people’s voice heard before Budget day in Ireland. Assemble at 12 noon, on November 27th at Wood Quay in Dublin. A route-map for the demonstration is available on the ICTU’s web site. I’m unable to attend because I’ll be in Wexford as part of the WexWorlds Science Fiction and Fantasy Fiction Festival. This is a prior commitment I made in a professional capacity, and as much…