Ireland’s Faustian pact with U.S. capital

5 February 2020 — MROnline

The hopeless Irish countryside


The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley’s technologies to flourish is called the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

—Thomas Friedman, New York Times, 1999

Ireland is waking up to the truth of these words. The price of doing business with corporate America is the loss of one’s geopolitical soul. Because with the U.S. dollars comes the U.S. war machine and its war crimes. The Irish have been trying to deny this for years but last Saturday (January 25) it was as plain as day.

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Workshop on Northern Ireland: The legacy of collusion

9 December 2019 — Statewatch

Statewatch Workshop on Northern Ireland: 

Thursday 30 January 2020: 18.00 – 20.00 at:

Statewatch, c/o: MAYDAY ROOMS,,88 Fleet St, London EC4Y


On 20 November 2019 the Presiding Coroner for Northern Ireland, the Honourable Mrs Justice Keegan, set a timetable to hear the 71 outstanding Legacy Inquests into killings that date back as far as the 1970s over the next five years. At the same time, there are a number of related on-going criminal and Police Ombudsman investigations.

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