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Standing Stone
meath / environment / opinion/analysis Monday May 24, 2010 - 12:56 by farrelly57   text 21 comments (last - saturday may 29, 2010 - 16:50)   image 8 images
Here is the TSV on Sunday. We are told that destruction will not happen in this valley anymore, we are told that our heritage is safe but my walk yesterday shows that things have simply got worse.
Please become involved and stop the rape of our old green land. It is reaching appoint that soon it will be too late. We look set to lose all our old mysterious, wild and fallow places.
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday May 20, 2010 - 19:51 by Gavin Gleeson   text 17 comments (last - sunday may 23, 2010 - 12:03)   image 1 image
Joe Duffy invited two protesters, Holly, and Leah, who were at the protest at the Dáil on Tuesday the 18th of May, on to his Radio show on RTE. These two protesters were contacted because they had been wearing fake blood, in an attempt to highlight that the Gardaí had taken quite violent action, including bludgeoning protesters with steel batons, against people who were fighting against public service cuts - indeed fighting against the very cuts that the Gardaí themselves will suffer. ... read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 30, 2010 - 16:02 by Róisín Ní Maoileoin   text 8 comments (last - thursday april 01, 2010 - 16:44)
The Government have negotiated a tentative agreement with the public sector unions. Let us have a look at what the union representatives agreed to:

1. No restoration of pay cuts
2. Longer hours for the same wages
3. 7-day work weeks resulting in no overtime
4. Redeployment of workers at Government's discretion
5. Staff reduction
6. Outsourcing of public sector jobs at Government discretion ... read full story / add a comment
national / education / opinion/analysis Friday March 12, 2010 - 22:31 by Emily Smith   text 17 comments (last - tuesday march 23, 2010 - 14:56)   image 1 image
Articles about the shortcomings of recent graduates appeared in all of last weekend's papers. This is a response to those articles from one of those illiterate graduates. ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 24, 2010 - 19:08 by Amnesty International - Ireland   text 4 comments (last - monday march 01, 2010 - 11:37)
The Government must adopt a coordinated approach if it is serious about improving its track record on mental health, according to a report launched today (24/02/10) by Amnesty International Ireland. The Missing Link: coordinated Government action on mental health was launched by Minister for Mental Health and Disability John Moloney TD at a press conference this morning. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 02, 2009 - 12:25 by Gerard Horgan   text 2 comments (last - saturday december 12, 2009 - 00:13)
The political situation in Honduras and the lack of coverage in the Irish Media. ... read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday October 22, 2009 - 13:49 by Hans Scholl   video 1 video file
Amnesty International has just released a new video of activists taking to the streets of Dublin demanding justice for those killed in the Gaza/Southern Israel conflict last January and says that the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories must not become an obstacle to investigations into serious violations of international law reported during the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.

Join their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Amnesty-Ireland...ef=nf ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 21, 2009 - 02:52 by JM   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 22, 2009 - 08:54)   1 attached file
Corrib onshore gas pipeline application (An Bord Pleanala ref. 16 GA 0004, 16 DA 0004)

19th May – 25th June 2009

Produced by Pobal Chill Chomain
July 2009

The attached document comprises the majority of questioning put to the applicant (Shell E&P Ireland Ltd) by An Bord Pleanala, and includes a summary of the verbal responses given (NOTE: questions from Thursday June 11th not included).

This text is compiled from handwritten notes and should be read only as a guide to the hearing, in conjunction with the application particulars, Environmental Impact Statement, accompanying drawings and the various Briefs of Evidence and supplementary documents. ... read full story / add a comment
Sticker stating 'No Welcome' for Bertie on our campus
kildare / education / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 06, 2009 - 20:35 by W.Carney- FEE NUI Maynooth   text 10 comments (last - tuesday october 13, 2009 - 09:11)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Reflections on the appointment of Bertie Ahern by the NUI Maynooth School of Business and Law. ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday October 05, 2009 - 12:24 by Paddy Hackett   text 2 comments (last - monday october 05, 2009 - 19:50)
The call from the agents of the bourgeoisie for further cuts in the pay of public employees as a means of solving the economic crisis on the grounds that they receive better pensions, pay and working conditions than the private sector is not valid. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday September 06, 2009 - 14:28 by Vincent O'Malley   image 1 image
The McCarthy or “Bord Snip Nua” report on public spending outlined a range of proposed cuts in government expenditure. Of the €5.3b in possible savings, it can be safely said that at least €4b of this (and probably more) targets the working class. Indeed, a full third of the cuts are aimed at pensioners and unemployed. In the private sector, attacks on our class continue in the form of pay cuts, short time and lay-offs. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 02, 2009 - 18:32 by Henry Silke   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 10, 2012 - 16:39)   image 1 image
Introduction

Is the spectre of mass unemployment a permanent feature in post-boom Ireland? Ireland’s economic boom was predicated on a policy of low tax entry to the European free market as well as an unsustainable housing boom. The Irish state’s response to the global crisis seems to be deflationary policies in a ‘race to the bottom’ between peripheral and semi-peripheral economies. The weakness of indigenous Irish capitalism and the living costs in debt ridden Ireland do not leave much room for growth in private sector employment. The private sector has never been able to provide sustainable full employment in the history of the state. This article explores this thesis and maintains that workers should not depend on the private sector and its political servants to provide decent employment for all.
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 25, 2009 - 21:29 by Gregor Kerr
An interview with a Thomas Cook worker on the recent occupation of the Dublin office. ... read full story / add a comment
A farmer surveys his crop in Manica province
international / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 25, 2009 - 14:35 by F Anderson E Russo   image 2 images
International companies and foundations are pushing for a "Green Revolution" in Africa - promoting a model which is heavily dependent on fossil fuels and represents the kind of "same box thinking" which has left up to 1 billion people in the world hungry.

It is time for us to recognise that the system some believed in so blindly through the Celtic Tiger years is in fact causing increasing poverty, hunger and desperation at its “other end”. Around the world, countries and peoples are looking at ways to fight back. ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday August 16, 2009 - 15:51 by Paddy Hackett   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 18, 2009 - 20:05)
Capitalism is afraid to let the depression go its full course to thereby cleanse the system because of the potential threat from the working class. Indeed capitalism has become so contradictory that even a very deep downturn may not save it from deep stagnation. The cyclical downturn is now no longer sufficient as it would have been in the 19th century. Now we need cyclical world wars.
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These people passed from relevant to anachronistic without even enjoying "-retro" - not even a t-shirt
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Sunday August 16, 2009 - 01:41 by iosaf mac diarmada   text 8 comments (last - saturday october 10, 2009 - 09:55)   image 5 images
“Alfonso Cano” saw his first statement as current leader of FARC published widely last week. As FARC leader he denied giving prior electoral campaign donations or current administration sweeteners to the Bolivarian presidency of Rafael Correa in Ecuador. Further he denied receiving arms shipments from Venezuela. The communiqué from FARC is significant not only in consideration of the Colombian state decision to host US military bases despite the oratorical fury of Venezuela & more strategical alarm & objection of Brazil. But also because today Ecuador’s Rafeal Correa has accepted Colombian Uribe’s freshest apology for Latin America's last military incursion on March 1st 2008. I would like to bring readers through the facts and foibles so that they do not fall into the trap of thinking Latin America is as some suggest in an arms race & so that they also understand the new role (if new at all) being played by Colombia. ... read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday August 13, 2009 - 12:57 by paul o toole   text 5 comments (last - sunday august 23, 2009 - 00:42)
As U2's millions are tucked away in a bank account in Holland, and their 'No Line On The Horizon' tour travels across the globe, the question remains..Is Bono a Hypocrite or not.?? ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday July 31, 2009 - 18:36 by Brendan Butler   text 1 comment (last - friday july 31, 2009 - 20:10)
The Transnational Chiquita company was actively involved and not for the first time in the overthrow of a Central American democratically elected Government . With its powerful allies in Washington the Obama Administration has not formally declared the ousting of President Zelaya as a Coup D'Etat which would require it under U.S. law to suspend all economic and military aid to the regime. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday July 30, 2009 - 20:49 by Free Honduras
We, a group of Senior and Junior Officers (we do not mention names for obvious reasons and not because of cowardice) facing the situation in which politicians in collusion with commanders have involved the armed forces and that have deteriorated the good image that we had to the Honduran people we speak and we denounce the following: • ... read full story / add a comment

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