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What you want to say – 26th July, 2017 July 26, 2017

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As always, following on Dr. X’s suggestion, it’s all yours, “announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose”, feel free.

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1. GW - July 26, 2017

Any of you footie-mad types watching the women’s Euros? I caught the second half of the Germany-Russia game in a bar last night and have to say it was entertaining – without the usual play-acting you get in the men’s game – even to my untrained eye.

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2. GW - July 26, 2017

What did the EU ever do for us? dept:

ECHR rules that doctors can’t assume that an older person’s sexuality is less important to them than a younger persons.

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3. sonofstan - July 26, 2017

Are we agreeing to ignore Jeremy Corbyn’s comment that ‘wholesale’ EU immigration has destroyed the working conditions of British workers?
a) as someone put it on twitter, it’s a bit Ukippy
b) it’s not true

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WorldbyStorm - July 26, 2017

I’m away so didn’t catch it until you mentioned it. Very problematic to put it mildly. But I wonder if that is indicative of a sort of mythos you pointed to last week re some new lp members.

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WorldbyStorm - July 26, 2017

Just to add did you read Barry Gardiners guardian piece in why UK should leave single market etc, he’s an ex lp Remainer but not a word of this island in his piece- the little Englander runs strong in some places.

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GW - July 26, 2017

Thanks for that – I didn’t catch it either.

From the New Statesman:

The Labour leader said that after leaving the EU, there would still be European workers in Britain and vice versa. He added: “What there wouldn’t be is the wholesale importation of underpaid workers from central Europe in order to destroy conditions, particularly in the construction industry.”

Central Europe. So presumably Poles and Romanians are to blame. A low point – without a doubt.

He could have just as easily talked about the enforcement of minimum wages and conditions for all workers, regardless of their origin. Truly dire.

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Alibaba - July 26, 2017

+ 1

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EWI - July 27, 2017

Was he talking about stuff like the Irish Ferries situation…? Because that at least, would be true (and not the fault of the imported workers).

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4. panablogblog - July 26, 2017

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5. Susanne K - July 26, 2017

Corbyn’s comment about European migrant workers shouldn’t come as a surprise. He wants 10,000 more cops on the street, more money for ‘intelligence’ and ‘security’ services. He basically supports the repressive arms of the British state.

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6. Susanne K - July 26, 2017

Interesting review of ‘The Young Karl Marx’, sounds like a very good movie:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/movie-review-the-young-karl-marx/

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GW - July 26, 2017

It’s not at all bad Susanne.

A bit much ‘workers of the world waiting to have the world explained to them by professional revolutionaries’, but well worth it all the same.

The most amusing scene is between Mary Burns and Jenny von Westphalen about differing class views of sexual ethics.

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7. Alibaba - July 26, 2017

Dunkirk is a well made film about the evacuation of troops from the French beaches as a result of the German aggressive advance. Plucky ordinary British people are shown aiding them, of course. But it’s a hackneyed patriotic history which happens to coincide with Brexit blues. If you find excellent moving mega bucks films of interest, here’s the thing. 

If you want to see what happened in Raqqa as ISIS tanks rolled into the city in 2014, check out this remarkable film: City of Ghosts. It shows the efforts of a Syrian journalism activists group called ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’ (RBSS). They secretly took written and video evidence of atrocities including beheadings and executions from the ISIS-controlled city. A documentary which shows how people dealt with the realities of life in this territory and acted in defiance of it by putting together these materials at great risk to those involved as well as their families is surely so rarely seen and an absolute must-see. Sadly, there were only sixteen people in the cinema with me. Just saying …

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gendjinn - July 26, 2017

Dunkirk? Is that the story about how Guderian was overextended and out of supply, the French wanted to counter-attack but the British decided to abandon all their heavy weapons, supplies and flee across the channel? Could have ended WWII right then and there. Definitely could have taken out those tanks.

But the British just wanted to run away.

The French wanted to fight. The Russians would have fought. The British fled.

British empire has the finest propaganda operation the world has ever seen.

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Alibaba - July 26, 2017

Not having any expertise in this area of history, I’ll have to leave it to you to call these ones. But a military defeat Dunkirk was. The film strikes me as an exercise in affecting the seizure of victory from the jaws of defeat. But that’s surely what propaganda-driven items do: confusing fact, truth and fiction.

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EWI - July 26, 2017

British empire has the finest propaganda operation the world has ever seen.

VCs all round!

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EWI - July 27, 2017

Alibaba, where is it on?

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Alibaba - July 27, 2017

Dunkirk shows in many cinemas. The 70MM screening shows at the Irish Film Institute:

http://ifi.ie/dunkirk-70mm?gclid=CMe3pIHnqNUCFc-87QodLqMDdA

City of Ghosts shows in the IFI too, but it could show in other art house cinemas.

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8. An Sionnach Fionn - July 26, 2017

I just nominated CLR for the Blog Awards Ireland 2017, so you should get an email or message off the organisers some time soon if the blog has an associated email (I think there is a Twitter account?). It’s a bit of silliness, of course, but I like the idea of the anti-establishment CLR in there among all the anodyne food and beauty bloggers 😀

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WorldbyStorm - July 26, 2017

Thanks ASF – much appreciated but I think your own blog is a lot more deserving.

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An Sionnach Fionn - July 26, 2017

I was nominated by a few readers but I had to “officially” submit the blog as its owner once I was notified of the nominations. A bit of faff, and a way for the PR company behind the awards to evaluate your potential value to their clients by scooping up some info about you, but I did it anyway. I nominated CLR while I was there. I can’t imagine us getting anywhere among the legions of wannabe columnists for the Sunday Independent’s lifestyle section! 😀

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WorldbyStorm - July 26, 2017

Hahah!

That’s brilliant, away on holiday at the moment so only been dipping in and out.

It’s odd about the awards, they seemed to vanish for a while in the early 2010s and then came back.

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EWI - July 26, 2017

Is it still Mulley behind it? I recall Edelman PR had something to do with it, as well?

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WorldbyStorm - July 27, 2017

I think Mulley is long gone, but I’m not sure.

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An Sionnach Fionn - July 27, 2017

As far as I know its unrelated to the old Irish Blogs Awards. It’s run by the Ashville Media Group, a PR-style company. Though it does tie into some of the older blogging communities that were before my time. And which I tend to avoid 😉

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9. An Sionnach Fionn - July 26, 2017

Ooops. Here’s the link for anyone who wants to nominate a blog… http://blogawardsireland.com/

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10. roddy - July 26, 2017

Once the judges see Roddy’s posts,were doomed!

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11. Phil F - July 27, 2017

London conference on the 150th anniversary of ‘Capital’ vol 1 being published – look like some very interesting sessions and the price is very reasonable too: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/london-conference-sept-1920-capital-150-marxs-capital-today/

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12. Alibaba - July 27, 2017

Water, water everywhere — NOT. Now it’s reckoned that rural towns and parts of Dublin will see ‘restrictions’ or stoppages. Just imagine how infuriated people will be and justifiably so.

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13. Jolly Red Giant - July 28, 2017

Paul Williams went off the deep end on Newstalk this morning about the Jobstown protest – people really should have a listen to it.

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14. GW - July 28, 2017

It’s funny how distance of time and place don’t change your reaction to some things.

When I saw that fat bollix underneath his bonnet at NUI unrepentantly spouting the usual self-serving fictions the familiar red mist began to rise…

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15. Alibaba - July 31, 2017

The proceedings of the ‘West Cork “Brit” Fest’ should be watched with interest.

Here’s a document that I think was given to the audience at this event.

The Embers of Revisionism: a contribution to the first West Cork History Festival

New Pamphlet, by Brian Murphy, Niall Meehan

http://gcd.academia.edu/NiallMeehan/
@niallmeehan

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16. Starkadder - July 31, 2017

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