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  • Automation in a variety of sectors could liberate millions from mind-numbing labour. But despite technological advances workers' earnings have stagnated since the 1990s, while the rich have grown seriously richer, as we face an unemployment cliff. A powerful remedy to…
  • At the height of the Vietnam War, torching U.S. flags at anti-war demonstrations became something of a burning issue for many patriotically-minded Americans. Most states brought in laws criminalising such actions, but the US Supreme Court twice struck these down, holding…
  • Editor’s Note: The presumption of innocence is a hallowed principle central to the Rule of Law. Human rights lawyer and founder of the Innocence Project in Ireland, David Langwallner rails against a culture of Political Correctness that permits trial-by-media of…
  • The Irish-based Go Vegan World is the largest vegan education campaign worldwide. Its sophisticated advertising campaign has got under the skin of the animal exploitation industries, who have attempted, unsuccessfully, to shut it down. In this article founder Sandra Higgins…
  • Where to begin the story of Roger Casement, humanitarian crusader, knight of the British realm, and 1916 revolutionary? Lawrence of Arabia wrote that he had ‘the appeal of a broken archangel’; Joseph Conrad said: ‘He could tell you things! Things…
  • It is necessary for him who lays and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope. Niccolo Machiavelli…
  • Shinobu Koiwa is originally from Japan, but has been living in Ireland for 16 years. She uses traditional Japanese methods with local Irish ingredients, representing a fusion of the best from both. Shinobu earned a certificate as a Macrobiotic Therapist in…
  • DIAPHANISM – Barry Gibbons Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2 Opening: Thursday February 8 at 6pm Runs until February 11 Featuring contemporary approaches to printmaking, this show explores textures of light, line, colour and shape in new configurations. The…
  • We are a little more than a year into the Trump Administration, and the US President shows no sign of slowing down. His behavior - erratic to some, predicable to others - and character (vanity fueled by obsession with, well,…
  • 70 I’d like to set you to The tune Of ‘Wolves A-Howling’, So you can make no tarrying, And hurry Out across The peaks of wild Arkansas, The heights of south Missouri: Make haste, O Lord, to help me, Make…
  • And so the time came to rent an office space. We must all find our space. I wanted to read and create and explore, and where was everyone? Where were all the artists? Apparently they had ‘spaces’. One Friday evening…