Hidden History: The Long War for Irish Independence

The Most Revolutionary Act

The Dublin Lockout and World War I

The Irish Identity Episode 18 (Great Courses)

Presenter: Marc Conner

Film Review

This film is part of a free lecture series on the history and literature of Ireland. Being of Irish descent, I have a particular interest in the Irish independence movement, which is rarely taught in US schools.

The Rising of 1798 was the first recorded mass action for Irish independence. The movement, however, gained major momentum from the 1845-89 potato famine and the mass migration of Irish peasants to US cities. As Irish immigrants gradually established themselves in American police and fire departments and all levels of government and organized crime, the amassed wealth they sent back helped fund the movement for independence.

The failure of David O’Connell’s bill (in the British parliament) to repeal the Act of Union* would lead to the 1848 Rebellion. John O’Mahoney, one of the Rebellion…

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Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs Subpoenaed to Testify Before Senate on Section 230 Protections

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Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs Subpoenaed to Testify ...

Source:National File

Subpoenas have been issued to the CEOs of the big three social media companies compelling them to appear before a Senate committee to testify on the subject of whether or not they shouldn’t be held liable for content on their platforms.

The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously voted to subpoena Sundar Pichai of Google, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, and Jack Dorsey of Twitter, to testify on the matter of the Communications Decency Act.

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How Uber and Lyft Are Buying Labor Laws

The Most Revolutionary Act

As usual in presidential years, the election night excitement in true-blue California will come not at the top of the ballot, where Democrats are all but assured victory, but from the state’s exhausting experiment with direct democracy. And nestled amongst this year’s 12 ballot measures on everything from taxes to voting rights to criminal justice to data privacy to health care sits perhaps the most consequential labor decision in decades.

Proposition 22 is simple. It carves out an exemption for app-based rideshare and delivery workers, allowing companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash to continue misclassifying employees as independent contractors. This exempts those startups from paying minimum wage, carving a loophole in last year’s AB-5 law, which made many independent contractors and freelancers employees and conferred on them a handful of rights and protections. For those workers, it would mean no eligibility for state unemployment insurance, extremely curtailed worker protections…

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