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offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/08/26 ? Open Thread Fri Aug 26, 2016 13:30 | Herb Swanson
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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

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Statements of the Russian Ministry of Defense: Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu has declared the start of an unannounced combat readiness inspection of the Central, Southern

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High alert: Russia tests army?s readiness in massive snap exercise in west & south Russian Army units as well as the Air Force, Airborne Troops and the Navy?s Northern Fleet

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Cedar Lounge
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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

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international / anti-capitalism / feature Saturday November 29, 2014 - 17:45 by Shane Cassidy   text 13 comments (last - wednesday june 10, 2015 - 10:35)   image 1 image   video 1 video file   1 attached file
This article examines the Transatlantic Free Trade agreement and it's potential repercussions. In 2010 the US mining and gas company, Renco, managed to successfully avoid having to pay compensation to Peruvian locals who were harmed due to pollution by their companies by successfully using a provision of the Peru-US Trade Agreement[1]. Not satisfied with avoiding having to pay compensation, the company has since demanded $800 million from the Peruvian government as they argue that one of the companies they own, Doe Run, was forced into bankruptcy due to an expensive pollution clean-up which the Peruvian government required Doe Run to conduct [2]. ... read full story / add a comment
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cork / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Monday November 17, 2014 - 19:47 by KM   text 2 comments (last - thursday january 29, 2015 - 07:51)   image 1 image
"Odessa & Donbass. Tragedy of Ukraine" Photo Exhibition

Opening reception 20.11.14 6pm.
Witness conferencing by Julia S 22nd of November 2014 at 1pm.

Camden Palace Hotel Camden Quay Cork ... read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Monday November 17, 2014 - 11:37 by anon   text 8 comments (last - wednesday november 19, 2014 - 23:12)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
It is clear that the governments is seeking to split the anti-water charges campaign by modifying the water charges and publicly attacking any violence surrounding the protests. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Sunday November 16, 2014 - 01:15 by T   image 1 image
This is a repost of an important article on the Irish Left Review website and goes into detail on the connection between the Water Charges and the upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which is currently being concluded in secret by the EU and US.

*** The water charges can and must be defeated by resistance and non-payment but water, as a human right, must also be secured as a publicly owned and controlled resource universally available. Remember, we had to fight water charges in the 1980’s and again in the 1990’s so let’s make this win a permanent one. ... 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 / crime and justice / press release Wednesday November 12, 2014 - 23:34 by shell2sea
Shell to Sea has called on Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White to clarify what impact Corrib Gas partner Vermilion's Luxembourg tax avoidance deal – revealed in today's Irish Times – will have on the revenue the exchequer thinks it will earn from the Corrib gas field. [1] ... read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Wednesday November 12, 2014 - 22:05 by no to Irish Water   text 26 comments (last - wednesday december 17, 2014 - 06:51)   image 15 images   video 2 video files   1 attached file
The next major Right2Water event is a National Assembly outside the Dail on International Human Rights Day. This will take place on Wednesday, 10th December 2014 at 1pm.

We will reaffirm our demand that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word..

EVENT: National Assembly
LOCATION: Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Merrion Street, Dublin 2
UPDATE: Merrion Street blocked off by Garda. Go around to Kildare St.
TIME: 1pm ... read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / feature Sunday November 02, 2014 - 00:07 by T   text 5 comments (last - monday november 10, 2014 - 23:40)   image 14 images   video 1 video file
Over 100 separate local demonstrations took place today (Sat Nov 1st) against the Water Charges and for the Right 2 Water. Organisers estimate conservatively that over 150,000 were out on the streets today to send a message to this government that they won't accept paying for water twice and having it privatised later.

People realize that all the false promises and allowances will eventually be dropped and the long term result will be that a privatised water company will prey on the people with massive hikes in charges and big fat bonuses for themselves.

There were protests from Cork & Kerry to Wexford to Dublin to Limerick to Galway to Sligo to Donegal to Cavan to Dundalk and all over the Midlands. There has never been anything like it perhaps since the foundation of the state. The people are truly fed up and are determined and will not be abused by the political technocrats of big Capital that is robbing every social gain our forebears fought hard to get over the past century. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday November 01, 2014 - 01:49 by T   text 5 comments (last - sunday november 16, 2014 - 01:28)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will drive renewal in Europe by supporting renewed growth rates of 1.5% with a boost in economic activity worth €800M! That’s one narrative, the other is that TTIP will undermine our democracy while driving environmental and food safety standards downwards and undermine progress for climate justice. Is it possible that it will do both?

This process has the potential to be a major game-changer for the coming decades, who will benefit, will there be losers and how will all this impact on us in both the Global North and Global South?

Come and join the discussion at the Comhlámh at the #firstweddebates ... read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Saturday November 01, 2014 - 01:16 by T   image 1 image
This water charge FAQ from the WSM answers your questions about the water charge and the growing resistance to it. If there is a question you want to ask that is not here or if you think one of the answers could be improved contact us via https://twitter.com/wsmireland or https://www.facebook.com/WorkersSolidarityMovement with your suggestions. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / education / news report Wednesday October 22, 2014 - 22:36 by wsm   text 1 comment (last - monday november 10, 2014 - 15:06)   image 1 image
Five years ago, the Irish Anarchist Review replaced Red and Black Revolution as the magazine of the Workers Solidarity Movement. It’s mission was to fill a vacuum in Irish radical circles, to be a publication that raised questions and provoked debate, rather than laying out blueprints for success, as had been the norm in the more theoretical work of the left. It was established at a time where a fightback was believed to be imminent, when the expectation was that as the (economic) beatings continued, morale would improve. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Tuesday October 21, 2014 - 23:52 by Right2Water   text 11 comments (last - friday november 28, 2014 - 17:04)   image 1 image
Sat Nov 1st is going to be a Right2Water National Day of Local Protests from 12am onwards

The Right2Water campaign is helping to coordinate dozens of local demonstrations across Ireland, all due to take place on November 1st.

Following on from one of the largest national demonstrations in Irish history, the Right2Water campaign says it will continue to build a mass movement of opposition to water charges.

The campaign – which involves trade unions, political parties and community groups – believes people are angry and unified in their opposition to these unfair charges.

The campaign is asking all anti-water charges groups – including political parties – to unify and work together to ensure as large a demonstration as possible in their home towns and cities. ... read full story / add a comment
derry / housing / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 - 21:16 by Radical Routes
Radical Routes begin an all-island speaking tour at the end of this month to people to set up their own co-ops. They are presenting this as a way out of both the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt.

The tour will draw on their experience where the Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops. They say that "While the legal and financial structures relevant to setting up a co-op are different in the UK and Ireland, the experience learned from establishing these projects in the UK is valuable to anyone in Ireland considering setting up a co-operative and taking control of their own housing situation."

Derry, Sunday 2nd November, Sandinos, 3 - 6pm. ... read full story / add a comment
galway / housing / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 - 21:14 by Radical Routes
Radical Routes begin an all-island speaking tour at the end of this month to people to set up their own co-ops. They are presenting this as a way out of both the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt.

The tour will draw on their experience where the Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops. They say that "While the legal and financial structures relevant to setting up a co-op are different in the UK and Ireland, the experience learned from establishing these projects in the UK is valuable to anyone in Ireland considering setting up a co-operative and taking control of their own housing situation."

16:30-17:30, Saturday 1st Nov, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway. -The latter time is to accomodate Water Charges protest. ... read full story / add a comment
cork / housing / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 - 21:12 by Radical Routes
Radical Routes begin an all-island speaking tour at the end of this month to people to set up their own co-ops. They are presenting this as a way out of both the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt.

The tour will draw on their experience where the Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops. They say that "While the legal and financial structures relevant to setting up a co-op are different in the UK and Ireland, the experience learned from establishing these projects in the UK is valuable to anyone in Ireland considering setting up a co-operative and taking control of their own housing situation."

... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 - 16:29 by SparkyD   image 1 image
The Progressive Film Club will be hosting a free screening of 'The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community' on Saturday 25th October at the New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2. The club's 'Green Day' programme begins at 3pm, with a short, 'The Last Ice Merchant', followed by the main feature at 3.30pm. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 14, 2014 - 22:34 by fred   text 3 comments (last - friday october 17, 2014 - 00:18)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
A pre election sleight of hand giving out a few pennies to the poor with one hand while taking them back with the other via water charges? Here is some information on some of the changes ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / housing / event notice Monday October 13, 2014 - 11:03 by Radical Routes   text 1 comment (last - monday october 13, 2014 - 16:33)   image 1 image
Radical Routes begin an all-island speaking tour at the end of this month to people to set up their own co-ops. They are presenting this as a way out of both the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt.

The tour will draw on their experience where the Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops. They say that "While the legal and financial structures relevant to setting up a co-op are different in the UK and Ireland, the experience learned from establishing these projects in the UK is valuable to anyone in Ireland considering setting up a co-operative and taking control of their own housing situation."

15.00-18.00, Sunday 26th October, The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square W, Dublin 1 ... read full story / add a comment
A walk with Chelsea Manning's Mum out along Dun Laoghaire east pier
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday October 09, 2014 - 22:53 by Genny   image 5 images   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
Last month, the Manning solidarity crew in Wales and Ireland were back in action, organising a visit to Dublin for Chelsea Manning's Welsh-Irish mother during which Afri (Action from Ireland) hosted a memorial evening for the late Gerry Conlon who died this summer and who met members of Manning's family during a previous trip to Dublin last year. ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday October 08, 2014 - 22:21 by Political Hostage
The Judicial Review of the Minister of Justice’s refusal to grant Michael McKevitt enhanced remission was scheduled to commence this morning in Court 4 of the High Court. However, upon arrival at court McKevitt’s legal team was informed that his case was being removed from the immediate hearing list and being placed instead on the Administration List – with a new date yet to be scheduled.

Michael McKevitt’s legal team protested that today’s date had been scheduled by a High Court judge before the summer break; that the case concerned the potential unlawful detention of a prisoner and a citizen’s deprivation of liberty, and that the case should be given priority and should commence as previously scheduled. ... read full story / add a comment

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