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International Politics #22

Charles Haughey Said: “Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible.” Broadcast Wednesday 23 October 2013 IRELAND – Loyalist views on flag protests and Twadell standoff – Johnny Harvey PUP Ormiston (East Belfast) EU ...

International Politics #21

NAOM CHOMSKY Said: “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.” AZIZI BEN HABEEBI HUMAN RIGHTS – Jim Loughran (Frontline Defenders). IRELAND ...

International Politics #20

Thomas Jefferson Said: “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” PALESTINE – Palestine & Israel – Sami Moukaddem & Azizi bin Habeebi (https://www.facebook.com/azizibinhabeebiofficial) ...

International Politics #19

John F. Kennedy Said: “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.   Broadcast 13 September 2013 IRELAND – Threats to Holy Cross Primary school by loyalist paramilitaries – Fra Hughes – http://northbelfastjournal.wordpress.com/ SYRIA/USA ...

International Politics #18

Jonathan Swift Said: “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.” Broadcast Friday 30 August 2013 1. AUSTRALIA – Visa 457 – Dean Keating 2. SOUTH AFRICA – Drug Police in Capetown – ...

International Politics #17

KARL MARX Said: ““The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.” Broadcast Tuesday 13 August 2013 1. IRELAND – Anti-Internment Parade 2. GERMANY ...

International Politics #16

JIMMY CARTER Said: “Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” Broadcast on 30 July 1. IRELAND – Justice for the Craigavon Two – Gerry Conlon – www.justiceforthecraigavontwo.com 2. ...

International Politics #15

ROBERT ORBEN SAID: “Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.” Broadcast on 16 July 2013 1. IRELAND – 12 July Parades and their aftermath (Paul Carson G.A.R.C.) 2. EGYPT – Fall of Morsi (Patrick Smyth (Irish ...

International Politics #14

MALCOLM X Said: “If you stick a knife nine inches into my back and pull it out three inches, that is not progress. Even if you pull it all the way out, that is not progress. Progress is healing the wound, and America hasn’t even begun to pull ...

International Politics #13

AYN RAND Said – ““The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” Broadcast 18 June 2013 TURKEY – Erdem Vardar (Green & Left Future Party Turkey) SLOVAKIA ...

International Politics #12

THOMAS JEFFERSON Said – “We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”   Broadcast on 4 June 2013 1. IRELAND – Marian Price’s release – husband Jerry Mc Glinchey 2. ...

International Politics #11

GROUCHO MARX Said – ““Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Broadcast on 21 May 2013 1. Nakba Day – Dave Cronin (Electronic Intifada, Author of ‘Europe’s ...