Voices of people living in Direct Provision on their demands to be treated with dignity and for an end to the racist policies of the Irish state.
Why is the vast majority of Irish media dominated with an undoubting and uncritical attitude towards a single theory of the 'crisis'? What role does it play in legitimising, rather than challenging, the structural causes of growing inequality? And what does this mean for radical interpretations of democracy, public space and the remaking of common sense? pls share.
This evening The Live Register team chatting with Henry Silke of Critical Media Review and Julien Mercille of UCD, on all things relating to media in Ireland.
If you would like us to pose your questions to either of our guests please leave a comment on this post or tweet us at @Live_Reg with the hashtag #LiveReg
"The Wake Up Call" is a short documentary on the politicized street art that has emerged in Athens during the course of the Greek economic crisis.
The documentary follows four Greek street artists (Paul, MaPet, Absent & Bleeps) in their attempt to leave an imprint on the urban landscape of Athens. Politics, satire and colours are merged together to create an outdoor manifestation of ideas, far from the dominant ideology.
By documenting the work of the four artivists, "The Wake Up Call" reveals an attempt to force a political awakening on crisis-stricken Greece through street art.
Brilliant animated short "Tornistan" looking at Turkish media censorship around the Gezi uprisings.
Bryan Dobson on RTE News last night calling people "idiots" for organising to get €28 Billion Anglo bonds written off. Meanwhile in terms like "market sentiment" "mortgage backlogs" and "confidence" from an right wing lad who made a mint from the property bubble is seen as "real news". Share it out and like https://www.facebook.com/TheLiveRegister if you haven't already.
Our latest production. Dr Barry argues that the current economic crisis should be viewed as a failure of the orthodox economic model, and an opportunity to rethink how we organise an economy that prioritises equality, sustainability and human flourishing.
Following on from our blog post last week here is a video from Trade Union TV who were at the protest in solidarity with Roma people at the Dail today.
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Here's a link to our latest show which was broadcast on DCTV recently... please like and share and help spread the word. Thanks
This week we come face to face with a particular reality that again causes us to pause and ask whether the Irish state is, by its very nature, racist.
Our show Absent Voices is now online. We examine the changing nature of prostitution in Ireland, it's relationship with sex trafficking, and the extent to which it has become a migrant issue. Migrant's have historically been excluded from legislative processes that affect them. We ask whether the proposed legislation will help migrants working in the sex industry or whether it merely lets the State off the hook.
Migrants' voices and experiences in Ireland have historically been ignored and excluded from both public debate and the processes of legislative changes than affect them. In “Absent Voices” The Live Register takes a critical look at the proposed changes to prostitution laws in Ireland to see if this exclusion continues today.
This episode was made with the support of The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund.
this day next week our second installment of this season will be broadcast, here's a link to the previous show while you wait, please like and share our page with friends and groups
Last night's episode on Gezi Park is now online. The Vimeo link is below, and the youtube version is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNIUv9hGFEY