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Padraig McCarrick gives us the lowdown on the new depths to which JobBridge is plummeting to…

Last week we saw the JobBridge National Internship Scheme post an ad for a 9 month ‘internship’ for a primary school teacher. The advertisement goes to say that ‘interns’ (read as exploited teacher) will “receive formal/informal training in the following classroom management, self evaluation and classroom evaluation, Interactive white board skills, I.T. skills to enhance classroom teaching, acquire knowledge of suitable I.T. resources. Whole school development training in Literacy and Numeracy. On completion the intern will have attained skills in I.T. use of interactive white board in classroom, be able to access relevant, suitable resources.”  For this, an unemployed teacher will receive €50 extra on top of their weekly social welfare payment for doing the exact same job as fully employed teachers with the exact same qualification.

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Tomás Heneghan, a student from UL and member of Galway Pro-Choice shares his experience of the march on Youth Defence’s office…..originally posted here.

Me decked out in my pro-choice stuff

 

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Cruss T. Anarcho Mc Professional Protester gives us a review of a new indie film dealing with the topic of so-called ‘eco-terrorism’

Title: The East

Director: Zal Batmanglij;

Screenwriters: Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling;

Starring: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell;

Running time: 116 mins;

I’m still not sure what I was expecting going to see The East with a group of comrades. Was I expecting an accurate and balanced representation of the radical environmental movement? Probably not. Read the rest of this entry »

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