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Signs of Hope – A continuing series January 24, 2020

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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. John - January 24, 2020

Delighted to see a Trinity Graduate Conor Reddy is set to Contest General Election for PBP in Dublin North West. It’s nice to see a younger person on the left on the ballot paper. I have been told he’s from the Ballygall area of Finglas. I hope he does well and he will get my vote (along with others on the left).

“Trinity graduate and activist Conor Reddy has announced that he will be standing in the upcoming general election as a candidate for People Before Profit in Dublin North West.

Reddy graduated last year with a degree in genetics and now works in research in Trinity. A former member of Trinity’s branch of People Before Profit, he was heavily involved in various activist campaigns during his time in College, including a leading role in the Take Back Trinity protests and the BDS Palestine movement.

He also campaigned against the support of Israeli exports on campus. He was arrested during the 2019 Cut the Rent protests in Dublin, opposing the increasing rent prices and the privatised ownership of vacant city properties. In 2019, he co-founded an activist group to campaign for PhD students’ rights.”

https://www.universitytimes.ie/2020/01/trinity-graduate-conor-reddy-to-contest-general-election-for-pbp/

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2. EWI - January 24, 2020

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3. Paul Culloty - January 24, 2020

Should be matter-of-fact, rather than a sign of hope, but virtually every significant political party has once again signed the Anti-Racism Electoral Protocol:

https://inar.ie/signatories-of-the-anti-racism-election-protocol-2020/

Aontú signed it last year, so will presumably do so again later.

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4. tafkaGW - January 27, 2020

The Italian fascists failed to take Emilia-Romagna in the latest regional polls. Significantly through the activism of the Sardines, who boosted the turnout in the administrative region.

However the fascists did take the organised crime ridden Southern region of Calabria. Hardly a Lega-Nord any more, though.

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