US: Obama’s Inadequate Energy Policy

On March 30 of this year, the New York Times reported “the Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time.” Three weeks later, disaster hit Deepwater Horizon. […]

Ireland Republic

Ireland & the EU: Austerity programmes provoke general strikes and struggles

According to some Greek protesters Ireland is not like Greece – one banner on a demonstration read, “This is not Ireland, we will fight”. Finance Minister, Brian Lenihan, says the same but from a different stand point. He keeps repeating that Ireland is not like Greece in the hope that such an economic collapse won’t happen here, precisely because he is afraid of a similar revolt of the Irish working class. […]