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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday July 30, 2009 - 17:50 by Raymond Deane   text 9 comments (last - tuesday august 18, 2009 - 23:55)   video 1 video file
Amnesty's decision to "sponsor" Leonard Cohen's latest ploy to bypass the cultural boycott of apartheid Isarel is the last straw for a longtime Amnesty member. ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday July 30, 2009 - 10:13 by Sean Clinton
On the 22nd and 23rd of July the Irish Times published two articles, by Northern Editor, Gerry Moriarty reporting from Israel where he spent the best part of a week with a group of other Irish journalists embedded at the invitation of the Israeli Ministry of foreign-affairs, politicians, charity workers, community activists, religious, business and medical people and ordinary civilians.

Reading the articles his hosts must have been well pleased with their efforts to rehabilitate Israel’s tarnished image in the wake of its latest massacre in Gaza. Anyone familiar with Israel’s brutal subjugation of the Palestinian people would be forgiven for thinking that Mr. Moriarty must have enjoyed a little too much of his hosts hospitality before writing the articles.
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday July 16, 2009 - 16:30 by pat c   text 8 comments (last - tuesday december 08, 2009 - 21:08)
How low can they go?

Well the lowest I've found is a cutback of €2.6 million in funding to local groups which are fighting against the ravages of drug addiction. Just what you would expect from a smug upper middle class toadie of the ruling class like Colm McCarthy.

Colm McCarthy has declared War on the ordinary people of Ireland. The only suitable response is to declare War right back on him and his masters. ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion/analysis Friday July 10, 2009 - 09:59 by Chekov Feeney   text 24 comments (last - sunday july 19, 2009 - 23:18)
In recent years climate change has loomed large in the public imagination. Scientifically, there is little doubt that it is a real threat to the future of human civilisation. The greenhouse effect has been known about since the early 19th century - gases in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide, methane and water vapour trap heat from the sun, causing the climate of the planet to heat up over time. Probably the most spectacular known example of this effect in action is on Venus.As recently as the 1960s it was thought that Venus might have a climate that could support life. However, in 1962, a US space probe measured its surface temperature at 425°C. Billions of years ago, it had a climate similar to that of earth today – but a runaway greenhouse effect turned it into a ball of fire. ... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday July 09, 2009 - 17:31 by Sean Edwards
With the coup d’état in Honduras, the spectre of the military dictatorship appeared again in Latin America. The entire continent, which remembers well its history of rule by “gorillas”, reacted with horror, especially the member states of ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for America) led by Venezuela and Cuba. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday July 02, 2009 - 12:05 by Rebels Yell
This analysis of the recent Red Cross Gaza report into the 22 day Israeli war (Jan '09) will be split into two parts. Only by understanding the extenuating circumstances that 1.4-1.5 million imprisoned people were subject too prior to the 22 day onslaught, can we fully comprehend it’s aftermath. You can subscribe via RSS from our site www.therebelsyell.com to receive the next installment! ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday June 28, 2009 - 11:48 by Guillotine   text 2 comments (last - monday june 29, 2009 - 10:09)
A series of 17 Bills which are in the queue for legislation for the Dáil period
2009 are now subject to guillotine debate and are expected to be passed into
law. One of the list is the 2006 Defamation Bill which was part of a twinset
introduced to the Dáil by now defunct Minister for Justice and Barrister
Michael Mc Dowell.

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About 1 in every 35 Gardai working in the state are on Shell duty, just like these
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Friday June 26, 2009 - 16:34 by FSB!   text 5 comments (last - sunday june 28, 2009 - 19:43)   image 2 images
A written reply to a Dáil question by Aengus Ó Snodaigh by justice minister Dermot Ahern shows that Garda personnel strength in a large majority of Irish counties is less than the number of Gardai deployed in Erris to protect Shell's interests. For example, Shell has more cops than Co. Clare, Co. Kerry, or Co Sligo. Shell also has more cops defending its corrupt Corrib Gas Project than there are Gardai 'defending' the citizens of Galway, Waterford or Dún Laoghaire. ... read full story / add a comment
international / summit mobilisations / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 24, 2009 - 16:20 by john   text 4 comments (last - thursday june 25, 2009 - 10:13)
Their names are John Kerr, former British ambassador to US and deputy chairman of Shell UK, also Jeroen Van der Veer, CEO Netherlands.

Also present at this meeting were Irishman Dermot Gleeson who is or has been involved with Independent News Media, has recently resigned as Chairman of AIB and is chairman of UCC governing body since 2007 and another Irishman Peter Sutherland who is worth looking at on Wikipedia as someone who has his fingers in a lot of pies.

A Guardian journalist, Charlie Skelton attempting to report on events was seriously followed and harassed over several days. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 09, 2009 - 23:25 by RasTinny   text 3 comments (last - sunday july 05, 2009 - 02:51)   image 2 images
The much appraised living standards of the west are not to be envied as they are created at the cost, murder and sufferring of millions of humans and the inevitable destruction of all natural live on earth.
Thats why the promise of economic development is a lie, a myth. It is based on the philosophy that the wealth and living standards of Europeans and Americans are more important than the welbeing and survival of any other life form on earth. ... read full story / add a comment
Stop funding the Greyhound Industry
limerick / animal rights / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 03, 2009 - 16:36 by John Fitzgerald   text 10 comments (last - sunday september 26, 2010 - 18:50)   image 1 image
The finding of three mutilated greyhound carcasses this week at a popular seaside resort (Kilteery Pier in County Limerick) shows just how expendable these animals are deemed by their owners once their performance days are over.

The likelihood that they were greyhounds bred for hare coursing, judging from their build, should serve as yet another reminder that we are one of the few remaining countries that still permit this depraved and viciously cruel blood sport.

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Fianna Fail could lose their Euro Seat to Joe Higgins
dublin / politics / elections / opinion/analysis Monday June 01, 2009 - 23:05 by Joe Higgins   text 8 comments (last - tuesday june 02, 2009 - 15:53)   image 5 images
Just when Fianna Fail's Dublin Euro Candidate Eoin Ryan thought it couldn't get much worse, it did. Mary Harney publicly endorsed him!

The hapless Eoin must have felt his political lifeblood chill as Harney's cold kiss of political support sealed his fate.Already spurned by many categories of workers from airport staff to teachers - all victims of Fianna Fail's slash and burn response to the Fianna Fail induced crash - now every nurse, doctor, hospital attendant and taxi driver whom Harney has alienated in her day will join the revolt. ... read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / opinion/analysis Friday May 29, 2009 - 11:30 by Ishmael Lemass   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 02, 2009 - 17:51)
The latest opinion polls continue to reveal a decline in support for Fianna Fáil, traditionally Ireland’s most successful political party. Disapproval of the coalition FF/Green Government’s performance is at 84%, a staggering indicator of dissent. Yet FF – the Soldiers of Destiny - retain support from some 20% of the electorate. Apparently not all who are dissatisfied will vote against the party. ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 27, 2009 - 17:28 by Gregor Kerr   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 02, 2009 - 21:18)
Since the publication of the Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse last week, we have heard a litany of so-called apologies and calls for the religious orders responsible for the running of what should rightly be described as child labour camps to ‘face up to their responsibilities’. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday April 25, 2009 - 14:59 by Amancay   text 4 comments (last - monday april 27, 2009 - 18:26)
Oil multinationals might be behind the mercenaries killed in Bolivia. Let's share information and support each other. ... read full story / add a comment

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