A People, Risen

https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=WXayhUzWnl0I take it that you, like me, have already see the video posted above, of Panti's Noble Call, a stirring address to the audience at the final production of The Risen People on Saturday night.

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What we can learn from the Pantigate scandal

[caption id="attachment_1581" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo cc Jay Wilson[/caption]Firstly, yes, it is a scandal. Anything that generates a 2000 person demonstration on freedom of expression in a matter of days, without any advance media publicity is big. Anything that has Ireland’s commitment to free speech and minority rights being commented on internationally is big.

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The BAI, John Waters and regulating away Other voices

As a member of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), John Waters is one of nine people who are in charge of regulating all broadcasting in Ireland- RTE TV and Radio, TV3, and all commercial radio. He is also one of only two of those nine who sits on the Contracts Awards Committee which licences independent commercial and community broadcasters including digital television providers.

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No Catharsis in Limerick’s Drama

photo from @Limerick1914

UPDATE: Here's a mind-boggling audio recording of the meeting, courtesy of Eireleaks[soundcloud url="https://api. soundcloud. com/tracks/127770144" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]Last quote from Pat Cox: "It was a powerful, intense and cathartic experience for everyone involved in the meeting".

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Things young people do to make old people denounce them

2010s- Taking pictures of themselves2000s- Wearing clothes with a hood1990s- Dancing in fields 1980s- Being persistently unemployed1970s- Having insufficiently gender defined hairstyles1960s- Not killing people in a World War. 1950s- Listening to Elvis. Dancing, again.

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