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For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Neo-liberalism and the Irish polity 18:24 Thu Apr 17, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link Open for Applications: LLM in International Human Rights in UCD Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:08 | Liam Thornton

offsite link UCD Seminar: The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes! Thu Apr 17, 2014 09:29 | Liam Thornton

offsite link A Franco-Irish discussion on marriage equality at NUI Galway Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:34 | Eoin Daly

offsite link Is Corporation Tax A Human Rights Issue? Tue Apr 15, 2014 16:48 | Charles O'Mahony

offsite link #DirectProvision14: Photography Exhibition ?One year on, and still no change? Tue Apr 15, 2014 09:38 | GuestPost

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NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

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offsite link Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake

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MediaBite
A shot at bias in the media

offsite link Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14

offsite link Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04

offsite link The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48

offsite link The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47

offsite link The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49

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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday March 31, 2014 - 09:33 by I. Greene   text 1 comment (last - friday april 04, 2014 - 23:33)
Not unexpectedly Martin Callinan was forced to stand down as head of the Gardai on 25th March 2014. Throughout 2013 I have written a number of articles concerning malpractices within the Garda organisation and particularly the questionable management style of (former) Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. While Callinan was eventually forced from office, the ‘mess’ created during his term will take years to cleanse, indeed if ever. That will only happen when there is accountability. Amongst the outstanding bad practice issues are multiple claims of Gardai mishandling of a number of serious cases involving abduction, assault and murder that are being presently looked at by a Senior Barrister and now we are told that people have been maliciously prosecuted previously, it is frightening. However, if former Garda Wilson or others are in possession of such detail he must divulge it to the relevant authority.
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international / eu / opinion/analysis Friday February 28, 2014 - 17:52 by Albert Collins   text 2 comments (last - friday february 28, 2014 - 20:43)
"Sir,

In recent times we have witnessed the ousting of two democratically elected presidents. The Egyptian president Morsi was deposed in an army coup, which, strangely, was not regarded elsewhere as a coup. Pro-Morsi demonstrators suffered about 800 casualties at the hands of the police and army. Little outside sympathy was shown towards the massacred and their families. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 04, 2014 - 06:13 by Nuala   text 9 comments (last - saturday february 15, 2014 - 15:22)   image 1 image
NO INNOCENT IRISH PEOPLE WERE FRAMED FOR THE MURDER OF AIREY NEAVE, THE MOST SENIOR BRITISH POLITICIAN EVER TO BE ASSASSINATED.
The case remains ‘unsolved.’
‘Unsolved,’ in 1970s parlance, means no innocent people were framed for it.
But why? Why this departure from standard procedure in 1970s England?
What was so special about Airey Neave - that they made an exception in his case? ... read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday January 13, 2014 - 22:02 by john throne
The military campaign of the Republican groups was a failure. Some of us said this would be the case from the start. But some of us who did so did not put enough emphasis on the need to struggle for an international solution to the problems facing Ireland. This article seeks to put this right. It also seeks to look at the North and borders and the future taking into account the changes that have taken place and considering alternatives. A socialist united Ireland? Is this possible if the socialist revolution does not start first in England, Scotland and Wales and spread to Ireland North and South? Is it possible that the revolution could unfold in a way that would leave significant divisions in the working class and make the move to a socialist united Ireland not immediately possible? Perhaps some sort of Canton system like exists in Switzerland would be necessary for a time. Can the socialist revolution start first in the North given the deep division made worse by the past 40 years.? ... read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday January 06, 2014 - 15:29 by Nick Cullen   text 2 comments (last - sunday march 02, 2014 - 12:51)   image 1 image
Ireland's future agricultural interests are clearly best served by promoting and producing clean organic GM free food for which there is an increasing market and higher margins. So why are key figures pushing a pro GM agenda? ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday January 06, 2014 - 14:34 by fred
Sometimes a song can encapsulate our predicament so much better than a dry old article ever could. Here's a gem from Mick Blake that sums up our situation under a right wing neo liberal FG Labour pro privatisation EU ass kissing government in January 2014 after having been previously sold out by a series of right wing neo liberal pro privatisation EU ass kissing corrupt FF governments ... read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Saturday December 21, 2013 - 16:39 by O. O'C.
The competitiveness dogma will not solve the present euro-zone crisis, as it is downward pressure on wages (and therefore consumer demand) and on government spending that has locked European economies into spirals of decline.
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national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 18, 2013 - 20:33 by O. O'C.   video 2 video files
“Ireland holds the undesirable position of being the only country currently undergoing a banking crisis that features among the top-ten of costliest banking crises along all three dimensions [..fiscal cost, increase in debt and output loss..], making it the costliest banking crisis in advanced economies since at least the Great Depression. And the crisis in Ireland is still ongoing”
(Laeven and Valencia, 2012: 19-20)

“That in what pertains to the control of credit the constant and predominant aim shall be the welfare of the people as a whole”
Bunreacht na hÉireann, Article 45, Directive Principles of Social Policy ... read full story / add a comment
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international / eu / opinion/analysis Thursday December 12, 2013 - 16:35 by O. O'C.   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 12, 2013 - 22:08)   image 2 images
At a time when the Government is advancing the ridiculous proposition that the Irish State is "regaining its economic sovereignty" by leaving the Eurozone bailout, sensible people will be more concerned at the possibility of a Cypriot-style "bail-in" for the Irish banks, entailing confiscation of customer deposits over €100,000, as the euro-currency crisis continues and the planned EU "banking union" makes provision for such steps.
The continuing Eurozone crisis was discussed at the EPAM conference in Athens, Greece, last weekend week.
At this event representatives of organisations from different EU countries agreed on the vital need for the Eurozone States to re-establish their national currencies and work towards the dissolution of the Eurozone, which is destroying the democracy of the peoples and States that use the euro and wreaking economic destruction and social misery on country after country.
Below for your information is a copy of the joint press statement that was issued after this conference on behalf of the participant organisations.
It was signed by Anthony Coughlan on behalf of the above organisation. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 11, 2013 - 12:32 by Crazy Cat   text 2 comments (last - saturday december 14, 2013 - 00:57)
Yesterday the French Senat passed article 13 of the 2014-2019 French Defense Bill , an attack on freedom and fundamental rights.
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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 03, 2013 - 10:59 by FTA69   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 26, 2013 - 21:08)   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 3 comments (last - sunday february 23, 2014 - 12:18)
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/
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dublin / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday October 24, 2013 - 13:36 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 27, 2013 - 11:41)
Over the last couple of days we have witnessed massive media hysteria about the case of Maria, a young girl supposedly abducted by a Roma couple in Greece. DNA tests and Lombroso-style racial profiling [1] have come into action in a case that has stirred the irrational anxiety that feeds racism and bigotry. Beyond the fact that child abduction is a serious issue, the "whiteness" and "blondeness" of the alleged victim have been emphasised together with the "Roma" condition of the alleged culprits. Let us remember that this is taking place in Greece, a country where blatant racism (as expressed by Golden Dawn) is on the rise, so there are good reasons to be cautious about this whole case. ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday September 09, 2013 - 20:25 by one of NFI   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 17, 2013 - 12:32)
Protest taking place on Wednesday September 11th from 11.30am at the Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan Road Blackrock / Gathering for public awareness raising at 3.30pm at the Central Bank Plaza, Dame Street

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galway / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Saturday September 07, 2013 - 19:36 by SHAC - Social Housing Action Co-op   text 2 comments (last - sunday september 15, 2013 - 14:16)   image 1 image
On wednesday last a squat in galway was evicted.One young woman arrested for "trespass likely to cause fear in another person", after she had been woken from her bed to the sound of 3 burley men attempting to kick in the door. Meanwhile, to every 1 homeless person
are 67 deralict houses in Ireland ... read full story / add a comment
roscommon / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 21, 2013 - 12:54 by Paul Laverty   text 3 comments (last - tuesday august 27, 2013 - 22:47)
Are we really supposed to cut off our critical faculties and forget what the CIA has done?

On the 16th of August Ken Loach and Paul Laverty spoke at a meeting in Effernagh, Co Leitrim, to commemmorate the 80th anniversary of the deportation of Jimmy Gralton, while across the river Shannon, the same evening, Mr John Brennan, head of the CIA attended a homecoming "Gathering" event in Kilteenan, Roscommon.
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Brutish Human Rights
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 20, 2013 - 04:33 by brionOcleirigh   text 4 comments (last - wednesday august 21, 2013 - 11:49)   image 2 images   video 2 video files
The detention of David Miranda, partner of Glenn Greenwald, a Guardian journalist, at London’s Heathrow airport, coupled with death threats relayed by agents aligned with Britain's secret services, to an Irish Human Rights activist and journalist, covering the internment of Martin Corey in British Occupied Ireland, marks a new low in Britain's brutish abuse of Human Rights. ... read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday August 16, 2013 - 20:43 by Galway Alliance Against War
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Or join our group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/312442090965/

The August GAAW Bulletin will be a rather truncated edition as we bring to your attention forthcoming activities by Galway’s local peace group.

The U.S. military hub at Shannon airport remains our principal focus. It is through here that Washington ferries its soldiers and its weaponry to kill innocent people in far off lands. This makes us direct accomplices to mass murder.
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national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 31, 2013 - 11:48 by fred   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 03, 2014 - 17:11)   image 1 image
Government is currently rolling out a national biometric ID card scheme ostensibly to help stamp out welfare fraud. It currently holds facial data and signature data. However the card is extensible and designed to hold other data in the future. (No doubt they started with the least offensive biometric measurement! )
It has been stated that these cards may act as driving licences etc in the future. It is a national ID card by the back door. Expect it to be issued to everyone. How can government justify such expensive schemes in times of recession without a murmur from the MSM?? And where are the protests against this attack on our civi8l liberties in the wake of the NSA / UK mass surveillance scandals? ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 24, 2013 - 22:11 by Padddy Hackett   text 16 comments (last - monday august 12, 2013 - 19:50)
Neither public nor private debt is the problem. Instead public/private debt is a product of the problem of profitability. Because of the lack of profitability debt has ballooned thereby reinforcing the problem.

For capitalism to economically recover a very deep depression involving massive reductions in the value of labour power and social welfare spending is a necessity. The only other (authentic) option is global communist revolution.
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UK Indymedia Features

Thu Apr 17, 2014 18:39 UK Indymedia Features

offsite link Women's battle against undercover policing: Week of Action Wed Mar 12, 2014 17:08 | Police Spies Out of Lives | en

offsite link Updates to the Indymedia Newswire Sun Feb 16, 2014 20:44 | IMC UK | en

offsite link New squatting law starts to crumble - Keep squatting! Mon Nov 11, 2013 20:31 | imc-uk & housing war | en

offsite link Attack on The Casa Fri Nov 08, 2013 16:32 | UK Indymedia | en

offsite link Tower Hamlets - Round Two Sat Aug 24, 2013 08:10 | Jo Makepeace | en

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