ICTU Conference Belfast July 2013

Day 1 It was with some trepidation and excitement that I attend my first ICTU conference. I have been involved in trade unions in various shapes and guises since entering the workforce in 1987. I have stepped up this involvement in recent years and have been on the edge of the ICTU family. This was … Continue reading ICTU Conference Belfast July 2013

Hope Show 27

Government Issue - Where You Live Great St Louis - RedEye Airfix Kits - Playing Both Sides Hard Skin - Sausage Man The Evens - Timothy Wright Deathfix - Hospital Fugazi - Dear Justice Letter Channels - MayDay Southport - Days Like These, Kings Snuff - Too Late Good Luck - Novel Figure No Choice … Continue reading Hope Show 27

the written word keeps printing

Loserdom *23 I love reading Loseredom, its like having a chat with Anto. Each zine gives you and update on his life, the music he’s listening to and the travels he has been up to. Himself and Eugene have offered up a personal touch since their first offering in 1996. This issue is no different. … Continue reading the written word keeps printing

Hope show Number 12

A new show has just gone up. I've gone international in ecognition of workers rights around the globe. De Kift from Netherlands complement Against Me, Screeching Weasel, Henry Rollins and Kimya Dawson from the States. UK is represented by Brightons Cat on Form, Cardiff's Four Letter Word, Sunderlands Leatherface, Bristols Discharge, Caernarfons Anhrefn and Barkings … Continue reading Hope show Number 12

Othered voices

othered voices (http://farcryproductions.weebly.com/) is a wonderful idea. Brought to people as part of temple bar trad fest it is a left field look at the city and the part we play in todays society. Tonights gathering of 50 people in a small room on Ormond Quay was a treat. Councillor Mannix Flynn is the curator … Continue reading Othered voices

Happy Valley anyone?

The whole HMV saga has been interestng hasn't it? I have bought very little in HMV down through the years as I viewed them as the evil big brother. Trying to pofit fomr our scene but ready to trample on it should an alternative way of making money be found. It all stems from Chumbawamba … Continue reading Happy Valley anyone?

Hope Show number 10

New show is streaming live and ready for download. A bit of Geoffrey to start off mixed with classic DC punk rastas Bad Brains, DAn LE Sac gets me dancing across the room with Scroobius Pip. Weakerthans calm things down before Steve Drewett, the neurotics and Attila the stockbroker bring back sweet memories. The Mob … Continue reading Hope Show number 10

Hope Show Number 9

Hope Show Number 9 So it's a new year and for the tail end of 2012 I neglected my weekly radio ahow at radioactiveinternational.org Hopefully the technical difficulties that ensued in December have now been ironed out and I will be able to get the show up every Saturday for 9 pm. I playeed a … Continue reading Hope Show Number 9

Here’s to a new year

Here's a piece originating from a while back but still very true for today. So goodbye 2012 you were a tome of badness! Well, you weren't really but politically you were redundant. I wrote my first fanzine in 1984 and had pieces in it about capitalism being the wrong choice for the people. 28 years … Continue reading Here’s to a new year

Hope show the sixth

I've had an intersting week. I am finally settling ijn to my new house and the dust is getting a bit clearer. This week was union activity week and we were looking at ways our union can reach out to members. It is hard to find actions that say YOU are the union, get involved … Continue reading Hope show the sixth