Upcoming Events

Dublin | Environment

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds



offsite link EU Blocks Fertilizer to 3rd World, Lamba... Tue Nov 29, 2022 00:25 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Vladimir Putin Jumps the Shark, Compares... Sun Nov 27, 2022 01:38 | Anti-Empire

offsite link How the US Could Have Prevented the Russ... Sat Nov 26, 2022 04:06 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Putin Talks Free Fertilizer for Hungry A... Fri Nov 25, 2022 14:04 | Anti-Empire

offsite link “Trusting the Plan” in the Russian W... Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:03 | Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Dr. Aseem Malhotra?s Warning has Reached Icelandic Sportsmen Who Push Back Against Covid Vaccine Man... Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:34 | Thorsteinn Siglaugsson
The Icelandic Handball Association is pushing back against a new international vaccine requirement after hearing dire warnings of serious heart problems due to Covid vaccination from Dr. Aseem Malhotra.
The post Dr. Aseem Malhotra’s Warning has Reached Icelandic Sportsmen Who Push Back Against Covid Vaccine Mandate appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link What, No Cash?! Central Bank Digital Currency, Digital ID and Freedom Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:13 | Will Jones
The threat of digital ID and Government-monitored digital currency looms ever larger. Come to the Together Talks event on Dec 7th to hear a range of speakers an debate the pressing issues.
The post What, No Cash?! Central Bank Digital Currency, Digital ID and Freedom appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link To Chinese Protestors: Courage, Mon Frčre Wed Nov 30, 2022 09:00 | N.S. Lyons
By kind permission we have republished a brilliant piece in the Daily Sceptic by N.S. Lyons about the protests in China against the zero-Covid terror state. It?s an outpouring of anger against the CCP and Xi.
The post To Chinese Protestors: Courage, Mon Frčre appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Do Avian Influenza Lockdowns Make Any More Sense Than Covid Ones? Wed Nov 30, 2022 07:00 | Robert Nock
The UK's worst ever avian influenza outbreak has devastated poultry farms this year and prompted 'lockdowns' to try to protect the birds. But does this make any more sense for hens than for humans?
The post Do Avian Influenza Lockdowns Make Any More Sense Than Covid Ones? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Wed Nov 30, 2022 01:24 | Will Jones
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the virus and the vaccines, the ?climate emergency? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Only the plurality of information can prevent war, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Nov 29, 2022 07:00 | en

offsite link Netanyahu government reconnects with "revisionist Zionism" Tue Nov 29, 2022 04:00 | en

offsite link Russia reverts to US biological military program abroad Mon Nov 28, 2022 14:17 | en

offsite link Zelensky trapped by Moscow and Washington, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Nov 22, 2022 07:02 | en

offsite link "Voltaire, International Newsletter" n°15 Sun Nov 20, 2022 14:01 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Shell to Sea National Demonstration: A Great Spirit Prevails

category dublin | environment | feature author Monday February 26, 2007 13:18author by Jim&El Bull Report this post to the editors

featured image
Jail the Corrupt Politicians

El Bull says:The march was half way down O'Connell St. by the time I arrived. There were some very pleasant folks at the front the march, who were handing out “brown envelopes”, which summed up very nicely the core of the problem in Co. Mayo – the sell off of our natural resources by corrupt politicians. Wearing entertaining masks and engaging very amicably with all standing by on the footpath, they captured the spirit very well.

As it turned out, there was a S2S pamphlet in the envelope, rather than a stash of cash. I also was handed leaflets for Marxism 2007, further S2S info, a flyer on the IAWM demo at the FF ard fheis and a copy of Workers Solidarity – plenty of reading to keep me going, or anyone else on the footpath who was inclined to take whatever literature that was offered. The rest of O’Connell Street was fairly impassive while watching the ensemble go by.

There was a group of maybe a dozen or so “rugby balls” went up the centre island of the street – lads with rugby balls, each about the size of a 32” wide screen TV, on their heads. These rugby balls ended up by the Falun Gong stall that was set up in the middle of the centre island, so it was a day of all sorts of interesting stuff going on in town – I should really get in there more often.

Related Links: Review of Our Story · Announcement of National Demonstration · Breaking News of the last Friday's Events (incl. Audio Reports) · Another Report of the Occupation · Photographic Report · Solidarity Action in Scotland last Friday

The march took maybe quarter of an hour to pass the spot where I was. I’m not sure how many bodies on the street that translates to. I reckon there were more than 1,000 but less than 10,000 (I know, that’s quite a spread, but I was so content absorbing the atmosphere that I didn’t put much effort into doing a headcount.

The Gardaí were numerous, but well behaved. There were a few dozen flanking the march, as well as a handful along each of the side streets approaching O’Connell St. (or at least those that I travelled). The Garda helicopter was buzzing overhead and there were plenty of vehicles (bikes, jeeps, unmarked cars) on O’Connell St. & in vicinity.

The crowd was in good form and undeterred by the shower that was falling. It all seemed just fine, so out I stepped onto O’Connell St. to add my presence to the dissenters.

A number of comments from this story have been hidden because of Sock Pupperty -i.e. where the same user posts under different names pretending to be different people and fabricating points of view and counter-arguments with themselves. In this particular instance this person has impersontated the contributions of other users. This activity is considered a very serious breach of Indymedia guidelines and will not be tolerated. -Ed

Bertie Pumps for Shell
Bertie Pumps for Shell

Anarchist Block
Anarchist Block

UCD Labour unfurl new banner
UCD Labour unfurl new banner

UCD Shell to Sea
UCD Shell to Sea

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   More photos     Jim    Sat Feb 24, 2007 19:32 
   A few more     Jim    Sat Feb 24, 2007 19:36 
   Great spirit on O'Connell St.     El Bull    Sat Feb 24, 2007 20:55 
   Sell off what sell off     rianorr    Sat Feb 24, 2007 22:52 
   public meeting monday 26th     er    Sat Feb 24, 2007 23:11 
   More pix     áine archaigh    Sat Feb 24, 2007 23:40 
   A few more pix...     áine archaigh    Sun Feb 25, 2007 00:19 
   Last few pix...     áine archaigh    Sun Feb 25, 2007 00:44 
   .     b    Sun Feb 25, 2007 15:20 
 10   46-13     Dr Nick    Sun Feb 25, 2007 16:46 
 11   Correction     Cogar    Sun Feb 25, 2007 17:04 
 12   Photos from Natl. Demo.     Ray    Sun Feb 25, 2007 20:59 
 13   More Photos     Ray    Sun Feb 25, 2007 21:12 
 14   Photos of the Shell to Sea March     sovietpop    Sun Feb 25, 2007 21:21 
 15   Watching me watching him watching me..     C    Sun Feb 25, 2007 21:31 
 16   what about "shell to nowhere"?     deFy    Sun Feb 25, 2007 21:43 
 17   God love them     ciaran c    Mon Feb 26, 2007 13:14 
 18   lovely pics     krossie    Mon Feb 26, 2007 15:13 
 19   10 images from saturday's march     Paula Geraghty    Mon Feb 26, 2007 16:50 
 20   After the war     Morris    Mon Feb 26, 2007 18:18 
 21   comparative analysis     Nash    Mon Feb 26, 2007 18:37 
 22   maths     confused local    Tue Feb 27, 2007 08:42 
 23   Wannabe Shell Statisticians     Etain    Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:56 
 24   Confused "local"-you're mathematical genius is flawed!     Starstruck    Tue Feb 27, 2007 13:33 
 25   European Parliament Petitions     W. Finnerty.    Tue Feb 27, 2007 13:46 
 26   Gas prices fall yet AGAIN...     R. Isible    Tue Feb 27, 2007 14:24 
 27   go for it     teb    Tue Feb 27, 2007 14:29 
 28   terrific turnout     chrissie    Tue Feb 27, 2007 15:57 
 29   Video of Shell to Sea protest     Henscastle    Sat Mar 03, 2007 14:51 
 30   Petitions Committee     ken    Mon Mar 05, 2007 15:31 

Number of comments per page
© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy