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The Drivers in Dublin Bus who have served strike notice, beginning from midnight Sunday 4th August, are 100% right to stand up to the company’s planned cuts to their earnings and working conditions.  Apart from the obvious cuts in sick days and overtime payments the deal on offer in effect gives the company a blank cheque on future schedules and issues like traveling time that could have serious effects on every driver’s working conditions. This deal is a clear indication of the race to the bottom policy being pursued by management at Dublin Bus it will allow the company to recruit new drivers on much reduced pay and on a part time basis.
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Features, International

By Jacob Richards

And so after three long years Bradley Manning’s trial has come to a close and he has been convicted on five counts of “espionage charges”. He was acquitted on the most serious of all charges which was that he had “aided the enemy”. Yet with the acquittal aside Manning will still face the prospect of being jailed for up to a maximum of 130 years when his sentencing begins at Fort Meade today.
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For those who could not attend Bernie Dwyer’s gathering to say their last farewell, it was a fitting and beautiful tribute organised by her family. The setting was the round room of the Mansion House. It was a stunning space. The lights above those who gathered were like stars creating a peaceful, soft and serene atmosphere. As Bernie entered this room with all her family, friends, neighbours and comrades walking behind, Victor Jara of Chile was sung representing Latin America and her connection with the place.
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At all costs, the media avoid the issues  

‘If you are different you are a legitimate target.’

In the latest opinion polls, over 46% of the population believe there should be a new political party.  Poll ratings for Independents have been consistently around 20%.
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