Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
Editing letters to the Irish Times
Stephen Collins: An enemy of my country Anthony
Elaine Byrne: Suffering from chronic naivety Anthony
Free speech under state attack in Ireland Anthony
Denis O’Brien: Are the sharks moving in for the kill? Anthony
Public Inquiry >>
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
Immigrant Crisis: Facts, Myth or Plot? Tue Feb 09, 2016 22:50 | The Saker
by Brainstorm The designed, created and carefully articulated immigrant flow to Europe, generating one of the biggest crises in after the Cold War as the byproduct of US waged wars
One Size Does Not Fit All! Tue Feb 09, 2016 21:49 | Herb Swanson
This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post ?Turkey?s Gates To Europe?. The moderator believes this comment is interesting because it asks where did it all go wrong
Tom Mysiewicz reviews ?The Essential Saker? for the ShamirReaders mailing list Tue Feb 09, 2016 18:34 | The Saker
Book Review Book Title: The Essential Saker Copyright 2015 ISBN-13: 978-1-60888-058-4 Author: The Saker Publisher: Nimble Books LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 48103 Web Page: http://www.NimbleBooks.com E-mail: email@example.com Reviewer: Tom
International Military Review ? Syria, Feb. 9, 2016 Tue Feb 09, 2016 18:29 | The Saker
If you are having trouble viewing this video, go to the Youtube version at https://www.youtube.com/user/crimeanf...
CrossTalk: Bullhorns Spin The Spin Tue Feb 09, 2016 14:38 | The Saker
The Saker >>
THE SPECIAL CRIMINAL COURT, THE IRISH GENERAL ELECTION AND THE PROPOSED FRENCH CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDM... Mon Feb 08, 2016 13:03 | Ntina Tzouvala
Out on the Inside Thu Feb 04, 2016 06:00 | Sinead Ring
A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Law Award 2016 Wed Jan 27, 2016 08:46 | Liam Thornton
The Espaces Generation Climat and the domestication of public engagement Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:43 | Ntina Tzouvala
Reflections on climate action in the aftermath of Paris Tue Jan 12, 2016 13:17 | Ntina Tzouvala
Human Rights in Ireland >>
For lefties too stubborn to quit
Dublin at the Election 15:54 Wed Feb 10, 2016 | irishelectionliterature
Uselessness? 14:18 Wed Feb 10, 2016 | guestposter
Another Poll 11:07 Wed Feb 10, 2016 | irishelectionliterature
One major component of the present crisis in the US? 10:11 Wed Feb 10, 2016 | WorldbyStorm
An unhealthy fixation on budget surplus or deficit 10:03 Wed Feb 10, 2016 | WorldbyStorm
Cedar Lounge >>
Dublin - Event Notice
Friday August 16 2013
Protest At Russian embassy- anti-gay laws and abuse cannot go unchallenged
gender and sexuality |
Tuesday August 13, 2013 20:09 by NLGF pers cap
We here have come together as a way of supporting the Russian LGBT community, in light of recent attacks on many LGBT people. We aim to pressure the Irish and other European authorities to convince Russia to repeal their recent anti-gay legislation. We are deeply concerned about the abuse of gay people in Russia but we can challenge prejudice.
Russian Embassy,184-186 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 14, Friday 16/8/2013 18:00.
This is a protest solely about LGBT rights. Obama has tried to jump on the bandwagon but he hasn't shown much respect for the rights of US citizens that he spies on. Nor has he respected the gay man Bradley Manning who has exposed the realities of the National Security State. Putins granting of asylum to Snowden should be applauded.
Statement for Protest.
"We are at Russian Embassy in Dublin today because we are outraged by Russia’s anti-gay laws, and by the abuse occurring there. People gay, straight, bisexual, trans, queer are horrified by the stories and pictures they see coming out of Russia. We cannot stand by silently and allow them to continue in their persecution of the LGBT community.
The Irish people know only too well what happens when people remain silent on issues of abuse – it feeds the power of the oppressor, it creates a sense that society supports and condones such abuse, and a sense that what they are doing is normal and acceptable. What is happening in Russia is Not acceptable. Being gay is not a choice, it is not a problem, it is normal and common. Hate and persecution are the problem. We do not, and we will not support Russia in this matter.
Vitaly Milonov says homosexuality is a perversion, what is perverse is Russia’s lack of respect for people’s human rights and equality. We must do something, today we are protesting.
We may individually continue in various ways to fight for the Russian LGBT community; by contacting politicians, the media, boycotting Russian products and/or the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 and associated sponsors. We are committed to pushing for change in Russia. Whatever we can do to end this ludicrous situation we will do it.
The kidnap torture violence and murder of LGBT people in Russia is going unchallenged by authorities. Hate crimes are on the rise, and not being investigated – victims do not go to the police. The laws have made criminals of the LGBT community; we must repeal these laws which are barbaric. Alexei Davydov, a Moscow based activist says; “To be gay and Russian is to live in fear, we are being harassed, arrested, jailed, attacked, and murdered merely for being gay”.
Gay Russian teens faced with hatred and violence now communicate in secret, in a closed internet forum, to support each other. Deti-404 is one of the few supports for young gay people in Russia. “When they passed the law, all the teens I know were in despair. You know, in reality, the law is aimed at them” Lena Klimova says “Sportsmen can go to the opening ceremony with a rainbow flag in support of Russian LGBT. It would be very valuable”.