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national / eu / other press Tuesday October 06, 2009 - 11:25 by Socialist Party   image 1 image
The Socialist Party's analysis of the Lisbon referendum result, titled: "Lisbon victory not endorsement for hated government" is now online.

A significant 2/1 majority, on a higher turnout, passed the Lisbon Treaty overturning the decision of June 2008. It is clear that the economic crisis served to shift opinion across the board to a yes vote because people felt that passing the Treaty might boost Ireland’s prospects for economic recovery.

Last year Lisbon was rejected because people feared the consequences of the changes it brings to the EU and because of a distrust of the political establishment. For a majority this time around the actual Treaty and its contents were secondary to the economic crisis.

Read it all at link below. ... read full story / add a comment
international / eu / other press Wednesday September 30, 2009 - 09:49 by paul o toole
Is all not well in the Yes Camp???
A text poll conducted on Newstalk No-66% / / Yes-34%.
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dublin / environment / other press Tuesday September 22, 2009 - 01:11 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
The critically aclaimed documentary "The End Of The Line", which takes a closer and more serious look at overfishing and the state of our oceans, was screened at the Irish Film Institute on September 21st 2009.

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No to NAMA
cork / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday September 20, 2009 - 16:56 by Hilary Quinn   image 5 images
Some images from the No to NAMA march yesterday in Cork. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / other press Saturday September 19, 2009 - 22:48 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
Tracey O'Neill, founding member of the PORTOBELLO CANAL PROTECTION GROUP, cleaned up a stretch of the canal in Portobello supportet by WILD TIME host/producer Thomas Janak and his girlfriend Nicole.

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dublin / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday September 15, 2009 - 12:14 by Critical Massacre   text 4 comments (last - thursday september 17, 2009 - 15:46)
Oops we accidentally mixed in live bird flu with our seasonal flu vaccine
national / anti-capitalism / other press Tuesday September 15, 2009 - 11:38 by SavedByFerrets   text 62 comments (last - tuesday june 12, 2018 - 00:44)   image 4 images   video 3 video files
Baxter have secured an immunity from liability from the Irish government in the event that their rushed to market swine flu vaccine has "unforseen" problems. Essentially If your kids die or get sick as a direct result of taking their vaccine then tough luck ... read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / other press Saturday September 05, 2009 - 18:39 by Mairtin Og Meehan
A DEADLY haul of drugs, including the powerful horse tranquilliser ket-amine, has been discovered by children after being abandoned in a north Belfast street.
The mix, which included Class A drugs, was found by children playing in a built-up residential area in the Oldpark area of North Belfast this week.

A local Parent then contacted CFAD who subsequently passed the haul to the Sacred Heart Parish Priest, Ciaran Dallat for safe disposal.........

Irish News - Allison Morris - 5/9/09
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national / miscellaneous / other press Friday September 04, 2009 - 12:42 by Socialist Party   text 16 comments (last - tuesday september 08, 2009 - 13:53)
A Sinn Fein councillor has announced his defection to the Socialist Party.

In a statement, Domhnall O Cobhthaigh said Sinn Fein now shares a "right-wing economic agenda" with the other main Assembly parties. ... read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Thursday September 03, 2009 - 15:27 by über pleb   text 1 comment (last - friday september 04, 2009 - 08:02)
"This one looks, walks and quacks like a duck. It's time to stop hedging and call this bird what it is."

So writes Howard L. Berman, chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee in this morning's LA Times in an opinion article which demands that the US State deparment under Hillary Clinton formally declare the Honduran crises as coup & thus cut all funding. His call is significant for several reasons. ... read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / other press Thursday August 27, 2009 - 08:18 by Azzoncao and Antifascist Youth of Bochum
In December 2008, we created an anti-fascist mural in Bochum, to commemorate those seven anti-fascist from different european countries, who had been killed by neo-nazis during the last years.

After we photographed the whole process of production, we brought those and several other materials together and made a documentary of it, about the mural and the background of the seven murdered antifas. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday August 17, 2009 - 14:15 by Mirian Cotton and David Manning   text 6 comments (last - friday august 28, 2009 - 18:59)
Mirian Cotton and David Manning piece in Counterpunch discussing how the “dominant media” in Ireland treated the Iranian elections and compares that media's handling of the elections in Honduras which occurred around the same time. The dominant media Cotton and Manning refer to is the right wing, corporate press. The Irish left wing media which took an identical ahmadjian-stole-the-election, pro green wave line to papers such as the Irish Times do not get mentioned in the article.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Thursday August 13, 2009 - 16:41 by IT Reader   text 15 comments (last - wednesday august 26, 2009 - 19:37)   image 2 images
Many people are worried about the militarism implicit in the text of the Lisbon Treaty. If passed, it will effectively makes arguments for disarmament and reduction in military capabilities illegal and redundant, as each will be constitutionally obliged to increase its weapons spending. In today's Irish Times, Roger Cole of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance argues that a vote in favour undermines the fight for Irish independence, democracy and neutrality. ... read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / other press Wednesday July 29, 2009 - 11:02 by Hypatia
Amnesty reports on the situation in Nicaragua where pregnant women are being refused necessary medical treatment. This has led to an increase in maternal deaths. Full story at link.

Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals from practicing effective medicine and contributing to an increase in maternal deaths across the country, concludes Amnesty International in a new report issues on Monday.

According to official figures, 33 girls and women have died in pregnancy this year as compared to 20 in the same period last year. Amnesty International believes these figures are only a minimum as the government itself has acknowledged that the number of maternal deaths is under-recorded.
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national / miscellaneous / other press Friday July 17, 2009 - 22:33 by Plebian   text 6 comments (last - wednesday december 16, 2009 - 22:27)   image 1 image
[here's an interesting profile on Colm McCarthy from the Phoenix, and published here in the national interest]
ECONOMIST Colm McCarthy has been selected as the man to make sensible, ie swingeing, cuts in public expenditure as chairman of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure (‘An Bord Snip Nua’). But as ministers agonise about the wisdom of even allowing the public to know what’s in McCarthy’s report, there is no debate about McCarthy’s credentials or judgment in these matters. ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Thursday July 16, 2009 - 23:34 by Socialism or Barbarism!
A brief snippet of a detailed analysis of the report of 'An Bord Snip Nua'. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday July 09, 2009 - 00:49 by Justin Morahan
(Welcome to the ambassador and a number of issues raised: Iraq during Bush and Clinton's US presidencies, Afghanistan. Pakistan, US military using Shannon, a critique of US policy vis-a-vis Israel) ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday July 03, 2009 - 00:15 by José Antonio Gutiérrez   text 4 comments (last - friday july 03, 2009 - 13:52)   image 1 image
This article deals with the coup in Honduras. Written by José Antonio Gutiérrez, it was translated into English by Molly Mew. Full article text at link. pc

The flashing sabers have once again shown their edge in Latin America: the coups d'etat and destabilization processes orchestrated from Washington have succeeded in countries where governments are implementing reform that may be uncomfortable for the digestion of the hemispheric elite-Venezuela 2002; Haiti 2004, Bolivia 2008. This time Honduras' turn has come, a country whose president Manuel Zelaya was overthrown by the military and exiled to Costa Rica. While Zelaya was kidnapped by soldiers in Congress a letter written by Zelaya was read (which turned out to be false) in which he renounced his position as president. At the same time, and while several MPs complained that the conduct of the president put at risk the "rule of law" and accused him of multiple violations of the Constitution real and imaginary, he was removed from office, which was assumed by the Congress president , Roberto Micheletti (who is also from Zelaya's Liberal Party). ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / other press Wednesday July 01, 2009 - 16:28 by Saoirsí   text 8 comments (last - thursday july 02, 2009 - 12:40)
The American Conservative's (August 01, 2009 Issue) Philip Giraldi ("Deep Background") - a former CIA Officer - is a fellow with the American Conservative Defense Alliance: "Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s chief of staff, is coordinating a White House effort to remake the Israeli government... The choice of Rahm Emanuel, a pro-Israel hardliner, to head the campaign is intended to limit criticism that there might be an anti-Israel agenda at work." ... read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / other press Sunday June 28, 2009 - 07:05 by Turlough Kelly
It may no longer be hot off the presses, but the analysis of the recent European and local elections which appeared in the June 21st edition of the Sunday Business Post has something of the flavour of workhouse gruel about it. Unpalatable when hot, positively stomach-churning when allowed to cool and fester for seven days. ... read full story / add a comment

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