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Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft

offsite link Beyond Grexit & Brexit, Advocating an Irish and a British role in solving Europe... Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:18 | Tony Phillips

offsite link Hardship never lasts forever? Wed May 04, 2016 15:50 | Raymond Deane

offsite link DDCI calls on New Government to Strictly Regulate Vulture Fund Acquisitions Wed May 04, 2016 15:22 | Irish Left Review

offsite link Warning: Ultra-Low Spend Economy Ahead Wed May 04, 2016 11:59 | Michael Taft

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Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link Electoralism vs Abstentionism (Or: Why You Should Run For Office) Fri Aug 26, 2016 17:07 | Slyvia Smith

offsite link Centrism extremism: how horseshoe-politics silences brutality Sat Jul 02, 2016 18:25 | yeksmesh

offsite link Of Tankies, Trots and Social Democrats Thu May 12, 2016 23:41 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Avatars of the Advanced-Capitalist Psyche – Capitain America: Civil War Mon May 09, 2016 00:07 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Wailings about Left Unity Sat Feb 13, 2016 01:13 | James O'Brien

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTE News downgrades Olympic ticket corruption scandal

offsite link Gardai and unicorns on the M50 Anthony

offsite link Principle of ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ does not apply universal... Anthony

offsite link Irish journalists: Puzzled by nasty treatment of elites Anthony

offsite link Journalist Michael Clifford: In praise of Pat Hickey Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link US Elections and Summer Escalation in Ukraine Sat Aug 27, 2016 00:25 | The Saker
https://southfront.org/us-elections-a...

offsite link Syrian War Report ? August 26, 2016: Kurds Accuse Turkish-led Forces in Chemical Attack Sat Aug 27, 2016 00:23 | The Saker
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep...

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/08/26 ? Open Thread Fri Aug 26, 2016 13:30 | Herb Swanson
2016/08/26 12:30:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Appeal of Russian organizations in Canada Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:49 | The Saker
Activists of the Russian community of Toronto, Montreal, and other North American cities will protest against the blanket ban on the Russian National Team of Paralympic athletes from participation in

offsite link Operation Euphrates Shield Undermines Kurdish Hopes for Autonomy in Syria Thu Aug 25, 2016 23:32 | The Saker
https://southfront.org/operation-euph...

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national / miscellaneous / news report Monday June 15, 2015 - 22:01 by Martin Healy   text 11 comments (last - monday june 29, 2015 - 18:02)
The REGRET Group recently received a list of all the adverse reactions
reported to the Irish Health Regulatory Authority (HPRA) following
vaccination with the HPV vaccine Gardasil. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday April 07, 2015 - 16:00 by Laurence Cox   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Day 3 of the Grassroots Gathering.

Joining the dots between grassroots movements, communities, campaigns...

A grassroots gathering is a one-off event run by a local group bringing together people involved in different community campaigns and social movements to learn from each other's experiences, talk about what works and what doesn't, develop networks and make alliances. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday April 07, 2015 - 15:54 by Laurence Cox   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 12, 2015 - 20:57)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Day 2 of the Grassroots Gathering. We're coordinating with local groups so as to fit in with the Burn the Bills demo.

Joining the dots between grassroots movements, communities, campaigns...

A grassroots gathering is a one-off event run by a local group bringing together people involved in different community campaigns and social movements to learn from each other's experiences, talk about what works and what doesn't, develop networks and make alliances. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Friday March 20, 2015 - 01:33 by Jason Deegan
Have you ever witnessed a revolutionary idea that develops into an action and spreads globally, gathering more than 150 young people from all around the world with passion and dedication to make the world a better place? If you haven't, now is the right time to pay attention because a positive change is about to happen and it is called Anti-Corruption International. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / press release Friday March 20, 2015 - 00:24 by Finch Lawless   image 1 image
In the heart of Dublin, a new collective has occupied an old building to create a new radical, autonomous social centre and infoshop for our city. ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday March 04, 2015 - 18:22 by Laurence Cox   text 6 comments (last - thursday april 16, 2015 - 22:29)   image 1 image   1 attached file
A grassroots gathering is a one-off event run by a local group bringing together people involved in different community campaigns and social movements to learn from each other's experiences, talk about what works and what doesn't, develop networks and make alliances.

Joining the dots - imagines a raising of awareness, a politicisation leading to radical transformation, it may also envision a strategic connection between diverse campaigns and collective actions in order to advance, strengthen, consolidate and collaborate in struggle with unity and purpose. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / event notice Monday February 16, 2015 - 20:59 by Laurence Cox   text 1 comment (last - sunday february 22, 2015 - 10:44)   image 1 image
The following groups, Gluaiseacht for Global Justice, We're Not Leaving, ATTAC Ireland, Third Level Workplace Watch, and Marea Granate Dublin invite you to a

Grassroots Strategy Weekend

Evening debate, Friday 6th March, 7 pm - 9 pm
All day workshops, Saturday 7th March, 10 am to 5 pm
Teacher's Club, Dublin 1 ... read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday November 13, 2014 - 21:10 by Laurence Cox   image 1 image
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 27, 2014 - 21:36 by ordinary citizen
when we finally get a left leaning government and we start really taxing the rich why not use the money wisely and invest it into a renewable energy model that involves Irish people buying shares in the projects and the money raised by the taxes can be used to subsidise the projects. then when we have reached 100% energy production and are exporting our energy we can use the money raised to reverse the austerity measures implemented and improve Irish society as a whole. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday July 09, 2014 - 15:35 by Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC)
A TALK FOLLOWED BY Q&A: Alvaro Sanchez (Charge d'affaires, Venezuelan embassy to Ireland and the UK). Introduced by Jack O'Connor, SIPTU general president.

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 19:00

At the Liberty Hall.
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dublin / miscellaneous / feature Saturday June 07, 2014 - 01:59 by dublin rambler   text 5 comments (last - monday august 10, 2015 - 13:22)   image 1 image
In 2012 public opposition forced the ditching of a plan for a "retirement village" on the side of the Dublin mountains, isolated from services and public transport and cut off by the M50, in an area normally zoned for agriculture and public amenity and widely used by the public. A previous plan for a private school on the site had been rejected for similar reasons in 2005. After the local elections the plan is back in a lightly tweaked form, with the developer's sister among a number of newly elected councillors supporting the project. ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Monday May 26, 2014 - 17:25 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   text 2 comments (last - thursday june 26, 2014 - 11:34)
Christian Aid Ireland, Grupo Raíces (Grúpa Fréamhacha), Justice for Colombia Ireland, LASC and Trócaire are calling the Irish Parliament not to ratify an EU-Colombia Free Trade Agreement which could probably be voted in June this year.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/tds-and-senators-...ombia ... read full story / add a comment
'I dare you to take my gun!' AK-47-toting Ukraine far-right leader Aleksandr Muzychko tells officials
international / miscellaneous / other press Saturday March 01, 2014 - 12:55 by Paul Craig Roberts   text 9 comments (last - monday march 17, 2014 - 00:10)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Its worth pointing out that Roberts is an associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy, so hes hardly a loony leftie. He is however a Democrat in the real meaning of the word. KM

Reality on the ground in Ukraine contradicts the incompetent and immoral Obama regime’s portrait of Ukrainian democracy on the march. To the extent that government exists in post-coup Ukraine, it is laws dictated by gun and threat wielding thugs of the neo-Nazi, Russophobic, ultra-nationalist, right-wing parties. Watch the video of the armed thug, Aleksandr Muzychko, who boosts of killing Russian soldiers in Chechnya, dictating to the Rovno regional parliament a grant of apartments to families of protesters. http://rt.com/news/radical-opposition-intimidating-tech...-882/

Read about the neo-nazis intimidating the Central Election Commission in order to secure rule and personnel changes in order to favor the ultra-right in the forthcoming elections. Thug Aleksandr Shevchenko informed the CEC that armed activists will remain in CEC offices in order to make certain that the election is not rigged against the neo-nazis. What he means, of course, is the armed thugs will make sure the neo-nazis win. If the neo-nazis don’t win, the chances are high that they will take power regardless. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday February 19, 2014 - 17:02 by Arielle Retrosi   text 2 comments (last - thursday february 20, 2014 - 16:20)
Argentina officially requested that the US Supreme Court hear an appeal in a debt case that will impact people living in extreme poverty around the world. The case dates back to Argentina's 2001 default, after which 92% of all Argentine bond holders restructured their defaulted debt. Predatory hedge fund, NML Capital leads a small group of holdouts who won judgments for payment in lower US Courts. NML Capital never invested in Argentina and bought the debt cheaply after Argentina's default. Because sovereign lending is contracted in the United States, the precedent the case sets impacts some of the poorest economies around the globe and allows these hedge funds to target assets that benefit poor people. The International Monetary Fund, the Paris Club, legitimate investors, the US and most governments oppose this predatory behavior because it cancels the benefits of debt relief, makes sovereign debt restructuring more difficult and limits credit to poor countries ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday February 04, 2014 - 17:34 by Sue Anthony
On the heels of the recent global outcry condemning the brutal and inhumane dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is inviting supporters and all concerned individuals to join with us and our Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians in targeted demonstrations on February 14, 2014 against Taiji’s brutal capture and slaughter of dolphins.

On February 14, 2014, from 12 noon - 3pm. Sea Shepherd Ireland will be holding a gathering at the Embassy of Japan in DUBLIN to stand in solidarity with the Cove Guardians in demanding an end to the bloodshed in Taiji. Sea Shepherd invites anyone who cares about dolphins to join us for peaceful “World Love for Dolphins” gathering on Valentine’s Day to raise our voices for the dolphins. On a day meant to celebrate love, we will show Japan the love felt by the people of the world for dolphins.

“St. Valentine’s Day" is the perfect time to stand with Sea Shepherd Ireland at the Embassy of Japan and tell the Japanese government that the world holds dolphins very near and dear to our hearts and we will not tolerate this brutal slaughter by a small group of men who are dishonoring Japan to sell dolphins to the captive industry. We hope that you will turn out to show your love for dolphins and ask Japan to end the needless killing,” said Susan Hartland, Administrative Director, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday January 14, 2014 - 21:32 by newsmedia   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 05, 2014 - 13:09)
Greedy ISPs move to cash in on providing tiered Internet access
Judges at a federal appeal court in Washington have dealt what could well be a mortal blow to the freedom of the Internet. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 03, 2013 - 10:59 by FTA69   text 2 comments (last - monday april 28, 2014 - 15:40)   image 1 image
Recently returned from a stint in Palestine, the place that most struck me was the city of Hebron. It is here that the illegal settler policies of the Israeli government has led to the most conflict and it is here where I saw some of the worst poverty in the West Bank. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 06, 2013 - 04:20 by NFI   text 4 comments (last - monday april 28, 2014 - 12:21)
People all over the world are fighting fracking you just won't hear that much about it in Irish media. This week after violent attacks from the police a few weeks ago, First Nations tribes people of New Brunswick, Canada, continue their battle to protect their children's health, water and land against fracking.
http://lastrealindians.com/for-immediate-release-sacred...ov-4/
... read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / event notice Friday September 27, 2013 - 16:10 by getouttamyhead   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 01, 2013 - 23:55)   image 1 image
Thought-provoking American lawyer Ellen Brown, author of 12 books, two of them bestsellers on finance, will headline a day-long forum on economic options for Ireland with a presentation at the Springfield Hotel in Leixlip, Co. Kildare on October 12.

The program for the day includes presentations from Jamie Dowling, originator of an internet-based concept called Eirebank, Anthony Migchels, the Dutch promoter of a new interest-free currency, James Devaney, of Leixlip, who will speak on current attempts by government to amalgamate Irish credit unions, and Claire Cullinane, the Cork organizer responsible for helping people facing eviction from their homes.

The Forum will be followed by two additional appearances in Ireland by Brown, author of Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution. She will speak at the Imperial Hotel, Cork on Oct. 14 (see: here) and again at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on Oct. 15. (see: here) ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday September 04, 2013 - 09:40 by Frank Keoghan   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 10, 2013 - 19:29)   1 attached file
The topics this year include:
- Labour in Ireland – Past and Present
- Desmond Greaves’ life and work on the 100th anniversary of his Birth
- Labour, imperialism and the Irish revolution
- Irish Trade Unionism 100 years on from the Great Dublin Lockout
- Women and the Labour Movement since 1913
- The international weakness of the Left in the face of the Economic Crisis
... read full story / add a comment

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