Archive for October, 2011

Media Ownership, Journalism and Sam Smyth’s firing

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Labour Senator John Whelan has called for a Seanad debate on media ownership policies. The development that has brought this issue into focus is the firing of journalist Sam Smyth from Today FM. While the station has claimed that the firing was merely part of a re-organization of the station's ...

Dana’s allegiance issue

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

It feels a little unfair to pick on someone when they're down - Dana's trailing the field in the presidential campaign, behind even Mitchell - but this is a fairly basic thing. Background: Dana Rosemary Scallon became a US citizen shortly before running for president of Ireland in 1997. The red herrings: ...

Reducing US spending? Cut the military budget

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

From Just Foreign Policy: FCNL has established a toll-free number: 1-877-429-0678. Urge your Rep. and/or Senators to press the Supercommittee to end the wars and cut the military budget. In talking to your Rep., urge support for the Lee-Campbell bipartisan letter to the Super Committee on cutting military spending.