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Signs of Hope – A continuing series, Week 8, February 2017 February 23, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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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 week?

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1. crocodileshoes - February 23, 2017

Susan Pike, lecturer in St Pat’s, Drumcondra, who brought her students down to Drumcondra Tesco so that the workers could explain their grievance to them and ask them to respect the picket.

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makedoanmend - February 23, 2017

Spoke with sister-in-law in Monaghan on Sunday past. She told me she’s working overtime in her shop because so many people are turning away from Tescos after speaking with the workers on strike. The workers aren’t picketing. They just sit/stand outside the doors and explain, in a very chatty manner, to would-be shoppers why they are on strike. The response of people turning on their heels and heading to other shops has been very, very good.

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crocodileshoes - February 23, 2017

I’ve heard from family and friends in the ASTI that some of their students are persuading their parents to support – or at least not oppose- the current industrial action. The youngsters themselves are at the stage of ‘mock’ English exams now and know at first hand how stupid the ‘reforms’ are. Also kids have a good sense of fairness and can see the injustice in teacher A being paid less than teacher B for the same work.

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2. Dr. X - February 23, 2017

The Alternative fur Deutschland have been hit hard in recent polls, going down four points to 8.5% of the vote. With luck, they’ll decline further, to the point where they can’t meet the 5% minimum that would allow them into the Bundestag.

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3. sonofstan - February 25, 2017

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/rave-on-when-underground-dance-parties-ruled-dublin-1.2980994

Nice to see this is finished – captures a somewhat lost era in recent Dublin life.
Unfortunately, the IT piece puts Tiny Gregory in the WP…..

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sonofstan - February 25, 2017

‘Tiny Gregory’ the well known gangsta…..

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