Eamonn McCann says: Making sense of the Middle East

"What are you fighting for? It's not my security. It's just an old war. Not even a cold war."

Eamonn McCann says: Making sense of the Middle East

“What are you fighting for? It’s not my security. It’s just an old war. Not even a cold war.” Thus Marianne Faithful in her classic 1979 song, Broken English. She might have been singing about the Middle East today. In Syria in September 2013 the residents of a Christian village, Maaloula, about 20 miles from […]

End Direct Provision Now!

Since the tragic deaths of over 1200 migrants in the Mediterranean in April, the issue of migrants and asylum seekers is back on to the political agenda. This crisis has once again highlighted the barbarity and inadequacy of Ireland’s asylum policy.

End Direct Provision Now!

Since the tragic deaths of over 1200 migrants in the Mediterranean in April, the issue of migrants and asylum seekers is back on to the political agenda. This crisis has once again highlighted the barbarity and inadequacy of Ireland’s asylum policy. Contrary to popular myth, Ireland does not have a ‘migrant problem’ or an ‘asylum […]