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international / summit mobilisations / press release Thursday June 13, 2013 - 21:08 by Mark Covell 2 comments (last - thursday june 13, 2013 - 23:11)
It has been almost twelve years since the Genoa G8 2001 summit demonstrations descended into a Dantes hell for both sides. Amnesty itself has said of Genoa that there was ‘the biggest suspension of democratic rights in a western country since WW2’. My Name is Mark Covell and I was almost killed during the Diaz school raid. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 12, 2013 - 23:35 by T 44 comments (last - sunday november 03, 2013 - 00:19) 1 video file
The recent ongoing breaking news from the Guardian reporting on the NSA files leaked by whistle blower Edward Snowden documenting the surveillance state has become a major news story. This article tries to give some background and context to these events.
It has been known for some time that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has dramatically increased it's spying on Americans. Traditionally their remit was to spy on foreigners and in that respect every other country was fair game and still is. Back in the mid 1990s Nicky Hagar (from New Zealand) exposed their Global Surveillance network -known as Echelon - giving the first hints came through of the vast network of the NSA listening stations worldwide and the technology at its disposal and the scale of intercepts. Then in 2000 Interception Capabilities 2000 report to the EU extended this further explaining how phone calls and data transmitted by satellite were sucked up spy satellites and ground based listening stations and submarine taps on cables. The report hinted how the capability existed to tap into the high capacity fiber optic transmission cables which by that time were carrying far more traffic than satellite based systems. This was followed by author James Bamford who wrote Body of Secrets which documented the history of the NSA up to that point and he described how the rapidly evolving global communication system and computer power was having a parallel effect within the intelligence intercept community. Since those early days the Internet exploded on the scene and data in the form of emails, webpages and other forms of data came to the fore and has transformed communications and media. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday June 12, 2013 - 15:19 by Stuart 8 comments (last - monday june 17, 2013 - 21:20) 2 images
The government of Greece has condemned "inefficiency, opacity and scandal", suspending its (profitable but critical) state broadcaster. ERT (Hellenic Radio-Television) is the state-funded national broadcaster in Greece. The Greek government summarily suspended ERT with immediate effect last night, suspending all 2,500 employees (and an additional 250 freelancers) without pay.
ERT buildings have been occupied by the former state employees who are continuing to produce programmes for broadcast, which are being released through internet feeds and some Spanish television stations.
A petition has been started by AVAAZ at http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_the_shutdown_of_P...reece ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Monday June 10, 2013 - 17:33 by brionOcleirigh 11 comments (last - friday june 14, 2013 - 12:35) 3 images 4 video files
While British Parliament Buildings at Stormont in British Occupied Ireland have round the clock guards and thousands of British paramilitary operatives, backed up by 3,600 specially secretly trained police from England, patrolling the streets of Ireland, ahead of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne Resort in Co Fermanagh, British Occupied Ireland on June 17 and 18, it has come as a shock to many Irish citizens to see British drones regularly flying in Irish airspace recently. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / summit mobilisations / event notice Monday June 10, 2013 - 17:25 by Caitlin Ni Chonaill 1 attached file
The trade unions and civil society organisations are challenging the policies of the G8.
March & Rally on Sat 15th June. Assemble 12 noon Custom House Square. Rally at Belfast City Hall.
The rally is planned to disperse at 2.00 p.m. following which there will be a number of events in the city focusing on different issues. (see link for details)
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On Sunday June 9th 1000s of people throughout Ireland gathered as part of the Woodland League's National Walk in the Woods Day, which was aimed at stopping the planned privatisation of Ireland's forests. Over 30 different walks took place as the government considers the controversial proposal. ( See list of walk locations http://www.saveourforestsireland.com )
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national / rights and freedoms / event notice Friday June 07, 2013 - 23:03 by legalise cannabis Ireland 3 comments (last - thursday june 13, 2013 - 09:43) 1 image
The 7th Legalise Cannabis of Ireland Protest march
2pm June 15th 2013
Assembling at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Sq, Dublin.
Marching to the Dail Eireann, Molesworth St.
Mr. Luke 'Ming' Flanagan - Independent TD (Dáil Eireann)
Mr. Vincent Lavery - D.I.D (Decriminalize Illegal Drugs)
Jude Campion - Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / anti-capitalism / event notice Friday June 07, 2013 - 11:47 by Margaretta D'Arcy 3 comments (last - thursday june 13, 2013 - 09:40) 2 video files
Galway Pussy Riot invite you to share with us our act of Holy Foolishness of Punk.
To help build an installation of a funeral pyre at Achillhenge, Achill which is its self is an act of the holy foolishness of punk.
We will metaphysically celebrate the demise of austerity... and all that lot! ... read full story / add a comment
Following the success of the Day of Action in Avondale House and Forest Park on April 28th where thousands attended to help stop the sell off of our forests, walks are now being organised all over the country. For a fun family day out, rain or shine. Invite all. Part of national day to celebrate our woods, prevent planned government sale our forests (7% of our land).
Events taking place in Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / feature Wednesday June 05, 2013 - 18:20 by dubaltg8 67 comments (last - wednesday june 26, 2013 - 23:17) 18 images 1 video file
This year's G8 promises to be different for a number of reasons. G8s and G8 protests have, by now, become something of a ritual. One where each side already knows the rules of the game. The great and good come together to discuss how they might set the world to right, and the protestors outside condemn them for not doing it quickly enough – or not really intending to do it at all. Charity is promised to Africa, and folks like Sir Bob Geldof will proclaim that a successful G8 has been had. Other folks will throw bricks and bottles at the police, and feel that they have stuck a blow for the cause. What cause exactly is not always clear. The media have a field day – a morning glimpse of presidents and prime ministers, and then spend the rest of the day with the unwashed outside; hoping that they will start a riot – or, at least, do something that looks good on camera and will fill thirty seconds on primetime news. And the general public have a little bit of entertainment to lighten the daily drudge of work, or more and more commonly, unemployment. So why should the G8 Summit on the 17th and 18th of June 2013 be any different? ... read full story / add a comment
On our way home we needed to cross a street on which there were some police. We approached them very carefully making it clear that we were not protesters. As soon as they saw us they grabbed us very forcefully and pushed us against a wall. We explained who we were and what we were trying to do but they proceeded to treat us very badly. My student - a Turkish citizen - was pushed on the ground and beaten around his stomach and buttocks with batons. They then told him they were not interested in him and kicked him to the other side of the street where he was able to escape. However, they held my friend, a Canadian national with Chinese origins, and myself. I was initially pushed to the ground and beaten very severely around the legs for ' what I was doing'. We were then marched around the centre of Izmir for a further 2 hours as the police decided what to do with us - constantly pushing us and harassing us - along with a number of Turkish people that they had taken into custody. Eventually we got away by being friendly to one police officer who suddenly said ' just disappear up this street'. At that stage the police (including very ferocious riot police who had orıginaly detained and beaten us) were escorting probably over a hundred Turkish citizens to some unknown destination.
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Paul Murphy MEP will give an eyewitness account of the explosion of mass struggle in Turkey in the face of despicable state brutality. Discussion and debate will follow.
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8 pm.
Wynns Hotel Dublin 35/39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 ... read full story / add a comment
This year's bilderberg attendee list is now available. I see Michael Noonan is not attending this year. I guess he's served his purpose! ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 04, 2013 - 14:08 by An Draigneán Donn 3 comments (last - wednesday june 05, 2013 - 15:04) 1 image
Answering the claim, by a certain Liberal, that Muammar al-Gaddafi wasted Libya's oil wealth. ... read full story / add a comment
Now the US mercenaries try to silence rt.com. Full text at link.
RT.com was temporarily disabled Monday for just under five hours by a DDoS attack. It coincided with RT's reporting on the trial of Bradley Manning and massive anti-government protests in Turkey, with coverage continuing uninterrupted on Twitter. The attack, claimed by anti-WikiLeaks hacker group AntiLeaks, also came as RT celebrated its status as the first international news agency to reach one billion views on YouTube. ... read full story / add a comment
Fun family day out, rain or shine. Invite all. Part of national day to celebrate our woods, prevent planned government sale our forests (7% of our land). Gather 2.30pm Damien House near Tannagh, depart 3pm. Watch Al Jazeera news report (2 min video) http://youtu.be/5g76uHk5O8E
Please contact your local TD
http://www.whoismytd.com/search?q=Cootehill%2C+Ireland ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Saturday June 01, 2013 - 17:00 by repost from Rabble 16 comments (last - tuesday june 11, 2013 - 12:29) 4 images 3 video files
A seemingly minor issue to the Turkish government at least has sparked huge protests in Istanbul and in other cities in Turkey where plans to remove a city public park and replace it with a shopping mall has triggered in the space of 24 hours has triggered the protests. It seems everywhere people are fed up with the arrogance of politicians and their corrupt moneyed backers.
The Erdoğan government’s dictatorial approach to town planning has awakened a sleeping giant. In the space of 24 hours a simple protest over a park’s future has become a nationwide rebellion against authoritarian government, violent police and creeping Islamisation of a famously secular society. rabble’s men on the ground ... read full story / add a comment
Full text at link.
The following is an interview with Adel Omar, from the foreign bureau of the Syrian Communist Party-Bakdash. The interview was conducted following an international peace conference held in Istanbul and Antakya, Turkey, April 25-28 and was published in the May issue of the Communist Party of Turkey’s monthly publication. The translation from Turkish is by Liberation News.
Can you describe the position of the Syrian Communist Party toward the imperialist aggression against Syria?
First and foremost, as the Syrian Communist Party, we believe that the course of events in Syria is neither a revolution nor a civil war. It is very clear that what has been taking place in Syria has been in accordance with the imperialist plans. It is not possible for us to define a process where NATO has been involved as a revolution. Besides, it is not the case that different sectors of the people of Syria are fighting one another. On the contrary, our people are resisting the imperialist forces together.
It is true that the people of Syria have demands and needs that need to be met, but the way to achieve this is not through destroying everything that belongs to the state of Syria. At the moment, our country is under attack, and achieving unity among the people to defend our homeland is what needs to be done first. At this point, we think it is especially crucial for the government to respond to the demands and the needs of the people. In order to be able to establish a solid resistance front against the imperialist attack, we believe a top priority for the government is to provide for the basic needs of the people, including food and medicine. Only then can the struggle of the people against imperialism be unrelenting. ... read full story / add a comment
Monday 17th June
Protest On The Lough
A Flotilla of Protesters will take to the Lough – we expect this to happen around 4pm.
We are hoping to have a music/cultural event to accompany this event and will provide more details as they emerge. ... read full story / add a comment
As part of a national ‘Walk in the Woods’ Day on Sunday June 9th the Kerry Save Our Woods Network is organising a family walk in the Coillte owned Killaclohane Woods, near Castlemaine, Co. Kerry at 2pm.
The family Walk at Killaclohane Woods includes a walk, music, face painting and treasure hunt. People are invited to bring along a picnic and enjoy the day!! ... read full story / add a comment
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