Slugger O'Toole

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Occupy Wall Street

People’s bailout: A social innovation you won’t have heard about before…

Fri 9 November 2012, 4:42pm

Tweet Occupy Wall Street. Remember them? Well, in that well worn cliched phrase: They haven’t gone away you know! One of the more successful actions of the Belfast group was occupying the old Belfast stock exchange on Royal Avenue, thereby flagging up latent resources. Well, in the US there’s a fascinating little scenario (flagged up […] more »

“It was only since the presidential campaign got under way…”

Wed 12 October 2011, 5:47pm

Tweet As RTÉ reported on Monday, the Sinn Féin candidate in the Irish Presidential race, Martin McGuinness, MP, MLA, found himself confronted, and called “a liar”, by the son of a member of the Irish Army who was killed in Ballinamore in 1983 by the Provisional IRA gang who were holding the kidnapped businessman Don Tidey.  The full RTÉ video clip […] more »

Occupy Belfast – rebels without a cause?

Wed 5 October 2011, 9:10am
Occupy Belfast Fist poster

Tweet Occupy Belfast are reclaiming the ‘O’ word in these neck of the woods as they organise a protest “to show solidarity with workers and young people fighting against austerity and for a better future across the world, and to tell our politicians that the fight is coming to them”. Over the weekend, there were […] more »

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