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Reality Asserts Itself - Gabriel Byrne

On Reality Asserts Itself, actor and climate activist Gabriel Byrne speaks of growing up in a working class family that was religious, Irish nationalist and where joining a seminary made parents proud. He came to understand the injustice of the life working men like his father faced; with host Paul Jay


Corporate Media Perpetuates Climate Science Denial - Gabriel Byrne on RAI (4/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Gabriel Byrne says that mutant capitalism seeks only profit and corporate media's agenda avoids the climate crisis; Byrne says its up to us, no superhero will save us - with host Paul Jay

  December 27, 2017

Clinton, Blair and Obama Destroyed the Idealism of Politics - Gabriel Byrne on RAI (3/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, actor Gabriel Byrne says his journey as an Irish immigrant helped to radicalize him, as did his disillusionment with leaders who promised transformation and delivered conservatism with a "different tie" - with host Paul Jay

  December 26, 2017

The Miners' Strike Taught Me to Think Critically - Gabriel Byrne on RAI (2/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, actor Gabriel Byrne says that in the 70s, being Irish in London was like being a Muslim now; PM Thatcher's campaign to crush the miners' union in 1984 helped him understand how the media were anti-working class and anti-union - with host Paul Jay (photo courtesy of John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk)

  December 24, 2017

From Priesthood to Actor to Activist: Gabriel Byrne on RAI (1/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, actor and climate activist Gabriel Byrne speaks of growing up in a working class family that was religious, Irish nationalist and where joining a seminary made parents proud. He came to understand the injustice of the life working men like his father faced; with host Paul Jay

  December 22, 2017

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