Regions / Ireland
The Atlantic country has a huge opportunity to model getting money out of fossil fuel companies and into the hands of the people.
The UK's Conservative government is weak, the Labor Party is rising, and EU members are out for blood.
Ireland is a small player, but it has much to teach its neighbors now suffering extremism, division, and debt.
If Europe's economic situation fails to improve, the far right will be waiting to pounce again with their easy answers: nationalism and racism.
For leftist critics of the EU, reform looks unlikely — but aligning with right-wing Euroskeptics looks worse. Maybe there's a third option.
Irish activists are rallying against the U.S. military's use of Irish airspace for Washington's wars.
Climate disruption is inextricably linked to economic inequality. Serious climate solutions must be, too.
However counterproductive the Irish Fenian “Dynamite War” was, it was a reflection of the basic injustice of colonialism.
Ireland was a laboratory for every manner of colonial repression by the British. 100 years after the Easter Rebellion, it is once again — this time by banks.
Whatever credibility austerity had is now lost on much of Europe.