Ireland, World War I, and capitalism and democracy today

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This Irish music video is called Ronnie Drew – Johnny McGory. This Dubliners song is about an Irishman who joined the British army during World War I, and came to back from the battlefields to Ireland as an invalid with only one leg. The lyrics are here.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Friday, 24 October 2014

Capitalism and democracy may well be parting company says SIPTU president Jack O’Connor

THIS IS the text of a speech by SIPTU President, Jack O’Connor, at the centenary commemoration of the founding of the Irish Neutrality League released on 21 October 2014.

‘I want to compliment the Peace and Neutrality Alliance for its initiative in launching two publications and arranging this meeting to mark the centenary of the founding of the Irish Neutrality League in October 1914 by James Connolly, Tom Clarke, Eamon Ceannt, Sean McDiarmada, Joseph Mary Plunkett, Padraig…

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