Tag: Populism

Cost of Living Protests: The Left Plays the Populist Game

Two years of the Irish Left hiding behind NPHET’s skirt came to an end this weekend as Dublin saw mass mobilisation for a march against the Cost of Living Crisis. Headlined by Taoiseach in waiting Mary Lou MacDonald and the...

/ 26/09/2022

Inside the German Fedposting Machine

The Bundersrepublik of Germany’s counter terror operations against the online far right were partially divulged this week in reportage by the left leaning Süddeutsche Zeitung daily. Focused upon the exploits of an unnamed female officer for the Federal Office for...

/ 23/09/2022

Civil Society Assemble! Maynooth Issues Report on Combating Right Wing Populism

Resisting the Far Right: Civil Society Strategies for Countering the Far Right in Ireland is a recent publication by the academic jokers of Maynooth University, which was once synonymous with the supposedly far right Catholic Church, before this obvious rot...

/ 20/09/2022

Right Wing Extremism in Ireland aka The State Wants Us to Do Something Stupid

The canon of Irish nationalism is replete with energised vanguards doing injury against an occupational and malign state. From Eoghan Ruadh Ó Néill to the Provisional movement, the pike has won the day over non-violent and certainly unromantic democratic methods...

/ 06/09/2022

Will Le Pen Accept Zemmour’s Electoral Olive Branch?

It's been a case of third time unlucky for Madame Le Pen as French nationalism yet again failed to cross the electoral line in recent Presidential elections. While stitched together by glue and cynicism, the neoliberal grand coalition of leftist...

/ 29/04/2022

Trucker Protest : Has Ireland’s Winter of Discontent Arrived?

The ‘Irish Truckers & Hauliers Association Against Fuel Prices’ held a short protest at Dublin Port over the weekend and farmers have blocked a road outside Musgraves centre in Kildare over changes to the national herd and the average age...

/ 14/12/2021

Stop the Seminars! Maynooth Takes on Populism

Another day, another seminar on the far right, or so the phrase goes. “StopFarRight” (kudos on the name) is a series of seminars designed to bring about “discussion and debate between academics and civil society groups on how best to...

/ 08/12/2021

Inside RTÉ’s Hate Speech Lobbying

Control over the public airwaves was a key feature in the Troubles and looks set to play a similar role in the fight against populism in years to come, as RTÉ's recent submission to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)...

/ 01/11/2021

James Fintan Lalor: Irish Proto-Populist?

“…We find principles of action and of society which have within them not only the best plan of campaign suited for the needs of a country seeking its freedom through insurrection against a dominant nation, but also held the seeds...

/ 08/10/2021

German Elections: Did the Centre Hold?

In Brendan Simms’ 2013 work Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, he argued that the geopolitical history of Europe since the fall of Constantinople could be boiled down to the question of mastery over Germany. The land of the Rhein, Oder,...

/ 05/10/2021