Madelaine Moore #Right2Water Ep.86

This Reboot Republic podcast is with the author of the new book Wellsprings of Resistance, Struggles over Water in Europe and PhD fellow at the University of Kassel, Madelaine Moore. Madelaine is here to give a talk about her book and the global struggle for water and how it touches on other movements tomorrow evening at 6pm, 12th Nov, in […]

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Bogus Self Employment – Oireachtas Committee Ep.199

A couple of weeks ago Martin was in front of the Oireachtas Committee on Bogus Self Employment. We’ve had a few requests to make the audio of his presentation available. So here you go. You can hear him breakdown how this web of vested interests constructed a model that waters down employee rights and drains the exchequer of tax contributions. […]

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Dunnes Stores Anti-Apartheid Strikes. Ep 197

On the 19th of July 1984 in Dunnes Stores on Henry Street, sales assistant Mary Manning, following an instruction from her Union, refused to handle goods from apartheid South Africa. She couldn’t have known then how this act of solidarity would change her life, and the lives of those 11 brave women (and 1 man!) forever. They went on to […]

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#SaferFromHarm Live From The Wiley Fox Ep.196

The Tortoise Shack went back to the Wiley Fox for a live podcast in front of a terrific audience that contained lots of familiar faces. The show featured an engaging conversation with Head of Services with Ana Liffey, Dawn Russell and GP for Sensible Drug Policies, Dr Garrett McGovern. We talk about the failed war on drugs, what harm reduction […]

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Paul Murphy #RISE Ep.191

Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is RISE and Socialist TD for Dublin South West, Paul Murphy. We talk his new political grouping RISE, his plans for working with other parties of the Left (as Paul sees them), potential coalitions, the split cliche and the troubling rise (no pun intended) of Far Right elements in Irish politics and our wider […]

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#givebackIE Ep.185

What if you could help end street homelessness by just a few clicks? Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is Cathal Curry, one of the people behind giveback.ie, a brilliant new tool that you can download to your phones or Google Chrome extension and every time you shop in over 1,200 retail units between 1 and 10% of your purchase […]

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#Budget2020 – The Reality Ep.80

This Reboot Republic podcast gives the reality of Budget 2020. With Dr Tom McDonald, economist with NERI, Tricia Kielty, Senior policy officer with St Vincent De Paul, and Michael Taft economist with SIPTU. The overall analysis is that this budget failed to address poverty or inequality in a significant way, it falls way short on addressing the housing crisis or […]

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Naomi Klein on Movements #ExtinctionRebellion

A short excerpt from our interview with Naomi Klein on the importance of movements and not shouting fire without offering solutions for putting the fire out. You can hear the full podcast here. Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back to Reboot Republic

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