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Signs of Hope – A continuing series – Week 1, Jan 5, 2017 January 5, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently:

I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we’re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it “hope dies last”.

Any contributions this first week of the New Year?


1. Michael Carley - January 5, 2017

Israel conference that sparked political row moves to Ireland

University College Cork to host controversial event British institutions seemed ‘afraid’ to touch



FergusD - January 6, 2017

Apparently, according to a statement by a UCC prof in the article:

“There is only one prominent passionately pro-Israel politician in this country (Ireland),” he explained.

Who is that?

Of course in the UK we have half the PLP (that’s not the Palestinian Liberation Front!) who are passionately pro-Israel. They traipse off to Israel on free trips all the time (Labour Friends of Israel).


Could that have anything to do with slanderous accusations of anti-semitism thrown at the Labour left I wonder?

LFI is working towards a two-state solution apparently. Pity the Israeli govt isn’t. In fact that option is well and truly dead.


Michael Carley - January 6, 2017

“There is only one prominent passionately pro-Israel politician in this country (Ireland).”

Alan Shatter?


Dr. X - January 9, 2017

Charlie Flanagan.


2. CL - January 6, 2017

“A group of more than 1,100 law school professors from across the country is sending a letter to Congress on Tuesday urging the Senate to reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general.”


3. yourcousin - January 8, 2017
4. CL - January 9, 2017

““This is not some town down the sticks that is incapable of integration. We will work this, and could in six months’ time be seen as a shining light for social inclusion…

“Beirne is helping organise a “Ballaghaderreen Welcomes Refugees” meeting in the town on Monday evening, which she says has gotten a good response…

‘“All I can think of is that little boy on the beach and all I want to do is help these children,” says Sinead Mangan, principal of St Attracta’s primary school.
Even though all of her classes are already over-subscribed, Mangan is resolute: “I will not sit back idly. This is our chance to do something positive.”


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