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offsite link Those Were the Days, Wha? Jerry Beades? Old Ways Given a New [Land League] Gloss Thu Mar 05, 2015 13:38 | Donagh Brennan

offsite link Greece ? The Rocky Road Ahead Wed Mar 04, 2015 17:18 | Cillian Doyle

offsite link The Money Exists for Investment in Greece Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:49 | Michael Burke

offsite link Government Misleading Europe about Austerity and Ireland?s Debt Crisis Mon Mar 02, 2015 23:18 | Rory Hearne

offsite link Issue PN 120 of the People?s News Out Now Mon Mar 02, 2015 22:36 | The People's Movement

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Anti-Water Charges' Five Now in Jail 15 Days

Free the Protestors - Jail the Bankers


The Government acting on behalf of corporate and financial power who have set their eyes on our Water have disgracefully jailed 5 citizens of this country because they said No to Austerity. We demand their freedom immediately. The five are: Derek Byrne, Bernie Hughes, Michael Batty who are imprisoned for 27 days and Paul Moore and Damien O’Neill who are imprisoned for 56 days.

There is clearly one law for the rich and one law for the rest of us. Where are the bankers and developers who bankrupted this country and led to widespread hardship and a huge increase in suicides in this country, deaths which have devastated families. And what of the people who have died for lack of resources in our health system and of those evicted from their homes. It is time we stood up to this undemocractic sham and demand our country back from the claws of the elite.


Keep an eye out on social media and any websites related to the campaign against water charges for info on upcoming protests against the jailed 5.

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat March 21st
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday March 25, 2014 - 13:03 by KM   text 3 comments (last - tuesday march 25, 2014 - 23:35)
Looks as if the Ukrainian fascists are starting to outlive their shelf life. Just like the Brownshirts in The Night of the Long Knives they will be cut down by their masters. The hunter gets the bird, the dog that retrieves it gets a pat on the head, in the end a bullet in the head. Videos at he link below.

Notorious Ukrainian right-wing militant leader Aleksandr Muzychko, also known as Sashko Bilyi, has been shot dead during a police raid against his gang, confirmed Ukraine’s Ministry of Interior.

Muzychko was killed in Rovno, western Ukraine, where he coordinated actions of local groups belonging to the nationalist Right Sector movement. ... read full story / add a comment
Peoples News
international / eu / other press Monday March 24, 2014 - 21:42 by Gary Boyne   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 25, 2014 - 23:26)   image 1 image
THE PEOPLES NEWS contains comment on developments in the EU from an Irish and democratic perspective

Back issues of the newsletter are available from the website http://www.people.ie/english5.html

The Peoples Movement Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/peoplesmovementireland?ref=hl
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A picture is worth 1000 words but was this one worth 20,000 euro of taxpayers money?
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Monday March 24, 2014 - 14:56 by fred   text 2 comments (last - thursday may 29, 2014 - 14:44)   image 1 image
broadsheet.ie have put together a great timelline for the activities of Irish water thus far. It makes for very interesting reading. That is, If you are into reading about how our lords and masters and their capitalist friends are taking us for a ride at our own expense and the loss of what should be very basic state run services that should never be run as for profit services. After reading this expect it to be your blood and not the kettle that is boiling! ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Monday March 24, 2014 - 01:34 by Nico   text 6 comments (last - thursday march 27, 2014 - 17:56)   image 7 images
The term ‘gentrification’ was coined in 1964 by sociologist – Ruth Glass. She defined it as a change in the social structure and housing market in working class areas. She explained – "One by one, many of the working class quarters have been invaded by the middle class - upper and lower ... Once this process of 'gentrification' starts in a district it goes on rapidly until all or most of the working class occupiers are displaced and the whole social character of the district is changed" (Glass, 1964, p.xvii). ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Saturday March 22, 2014 - 00:53 by pm   image 1 image
This forum will bring together activists who fought the home taxes to learn lessons from other campaigns, such as the Greek SOS Water Campaign and the Anti-Bedroom Tax campaign in Scotland and to discuss how to make water tax a major issue and build a campaign against it now and into the autumn. ... read full story / add a comment
Simulation of a radioactive leak of Cesium from Hinkley Point B
national / environment / press release Thursday March 20, 2014 - 23:28 by Friends of Irish Environment   image 1 image
FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT - PRESS RELEASE - 20 MARCH 2014

A United Nations Committee has found there is a 'profound suspicion of non-compliance' over the United Kingdom's failure to undertake trans-boundary consultations for the construction of a new nuclear plant in Somerset, England.

The investigation has been undertaken by the Implementation Committee of the United Nations Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context [Espoo]. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / feature Wednesday March 19, 2014 - 21:53 by T   text 9 comments (last - tuesday november 11, 2014 - 11:53)   image 24 images   3 attached files
It was three years on March 11th since the triple nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011. This article attempts to try and give an picture of the situation today and to show that the accident is still an active event that will take many decades to cleanup and it is anything but over.
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cork / environment / press release Wednesday March 19, 2014 - 21:05 by Friends of Irish Environment
Ahead of tomorrow’s opening of the An Bord Pleanala hearing into the plans for the clean up of the old steel plant’s toxic dump on Haulbowline Island, Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] has called for the work to be extended to the site of the steel plant itself.

The current proposal is limited to the 9 hectare waste dump on the island.

FIE says numerous reports show that the contamination on the island includes not just the 9 hectare East Tip which is the subject of the license hearing but the 12 hectare site of the steel plant itself which is being ignored. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday March 16, 2014 - 14:26 by KM
They don't just look like like fascists, they don't just trample on Democracy and suppress National Minorities. No! The Ukrainian fascists are also intent on driving Jews from the Ukraine. RT reports on the growing number of incidents. There is also a video at the link. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Saturday March 15, 2014 - 13:57 by KM   text 7 comments (last - thursday march 20, 2014 - 23:00)   video 1 video file
The situation in the Ukraine is worsening with fascist bands on the advance everywhere but in the East they are being repulsed. We live in a Looking Glass world where truth is inverted and Russia and Ethnic Russians in the Ukraine are portrayed as he aggressors.Here is a round up of recent stories. ... read full story / add a comment
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cork / education / news report Wednesday March 12, 2014 - 00:03 by Corkonian   text 4 comments (last - saturday march 29, 2014 - 16:39)   image 2 images   2 attached files
On midday on Friday 7th March the Institute of Chemical Engineers - and their corporate sponsors, Shell - had organised for an engineer from Shell's Corrib Gas Project to give a talk and workshop for staff and students of the Engineering College at UCC. A cork group formed and mobilsed to attend the lecture, distribute independent information on Corrib and challenge any Shell spin.

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'I dare you to take my gun!' AK-47-toting Ukraine far-right leader Aleksandr Muzychko tells officials
international / miscellaneous / other press Saturday March 01, 2014 - 12:55 by Paul Craig Roberts   text 9 comments (last - monday march 17, 2014 - 00:10)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Its worth pointing out that Roberts is an associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy, so hes hardly a loony leftie. He is however a Democrat in the real meaning of the word. KM

Reality on the ground in Ukraine contradicts the incompetent and immoral Obama regime’s portrait of Ukrainian democracy on the march. To the extent that government exists in post-coup Ukraine, it is laws dictated by gun and threat wielding thugs of the neo-Nazi, Russophobic, ultra-nationalist, right-wing parties. Watch the video of the armed thug, Aleksandr Muzychko, who boosts of killing Russian soldiers in Chechnya, dictating to the Rovno regional parliament a grant of apartments to families of protesters. http://rt.com/news/radical-opposition-intimidating-tech...-882/

Read about the neo-nazis intimidating the Central Election Commission in order to secure rule and personnel changes in order to favor the ultra-right in the forthcoming elections. Thug Aleksandr Shevchenko informed the CEC that armed activists will remain in CEC offices in order to make certain that the election is not rigged against the neo-nazis. What he means, of course, is the armed thugs will make sure the neo-nazis win. If the neo-nazis don’t win, the chances are high that they will take power regardless. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / history and heritage / event notice Saturday March 01, 2014 - 02:00 by Bumper   image 1 image
Topics to be covered: Internment - Non jury military tribunals - Blanketmen - Hunger Strikes - Executions - Extra-judical killings - The Broy Harriers. ... read full story / add a comment
Protest Against Austerity and Militarisation
dublin / eu / event notice Friday February 28, 2014 - 19:20 by Gary Boyne   text 3 comments (last - friday march 07, 2014 - 10:41)   image 2 images
Big EU Political Meeting Friday 7th March IN DUBLIN city

Friday 7th March The first protest will commence at 9:00 and end at 10:00. We will assemble at the Custom House at 8:45.

Friday 7th March The second protest will commence at 13:00 and end at 2:00. We will assemble at 12:45 at the Custom House. ... read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Friday February 28, 2014 - 17:52 by Albert Collins   text 2 comments (last - friday february 28, 2014 - 20:43)
"Sir,

In recent times we have witnessed the ousting of two democratically elected presidents. The Egyptian president Morsi was deposed in an army coup, which, strangely, was not regarded elsewhere as a coup. Pro-Morsi demonstrators suffered about 800 casualties at the hands of the police and army. Little outside sympathy was shown towards the massacred and their families. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Wednesday February 26, 2014 - 22:32 by pbp   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 03, 2014 - 10:25)   image 2 images
Brid Smith on behalf of People Before Profit will hold a major conference on the politics and strategies related to resisting water privatisation. Speakers will include activists from Bolvia to Paris -places where mass action succeeded in beating the corporations and winning safe public water supply. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday February 23, 2014 - 22:53 by Fracking watch
Attention Globalfrackdown family Here is the last news from Zurawlow, Poland, please forward it, also to all the journalists you know directly: Call for the direct support of in Zurawlow, Poland: Chevron plans to stop the protest by force on Monday February 24. The farmers have stood their ground for nearly 300 days! PROTEST SUPPORTERS AND VIDEO MAKERS ARE NEEDED! After almost 300 days, the longest in the history of post-war Polish protest of residents and inhabitants of ?urawlow and other villages of the municipalitiy of Grabowiec need our support. On Monday February 24, against the law and without official permits, the company Chevron plans to step in with heavy equipment onto the concession's Grabowiec leased plot. As usually practiced in such cases, a security company should give a support. ... read full story / add a comment
100th anniversary to be commemorated in Dublin on the 23rd April 2016.
international / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday February 19, 2014 - 22:11 by Sharon.   text 17 comments (last - wednesday march 04, 2015 - 17:10)   image 1 image
“The build-up to Centenary of the 1916 Rising is rapidly developing into a battle over not only how we view our past but also the vision we have for our future. We begin the countdown to 2016 and in doing so set out the relevance of 1916 for the Ireland of today....."
(from here - http://1916centenary.blogspot.ie/2013/08/the-centenary-....html)
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international / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday February 19, 2014 - 17:02 by Arielle Retrosi   text 2 comments (last - thursday february 20, 2014 - 16:20)
Argentina officially requested that the US Supreme Court hear an appeal in a debt case that will impact people living in extreme poverty around the world. The case dates back to Argentina's 2001 default, after which 92% of all Argentine bond holders restructured their defaulted debt. Predatory hedge fund, NML Capital leads a small group of holdouts who won judgments for payment in lower US Courts. NML Capital never invested in Argentina and bought the debt cheaply after Argentina's default. Because sovereign lending is contracted in the United States, the precedent the case sets impacts some of the poorest economies around the globe and allows these hedge funds to target assets that benefit poor people. The International Monetary Fund, the Paris Club, legitimate investors, the US and most governments oppose this predatory behavior because it cancels the benefits of debt relief, makes sovereign debt restructuring more difficult and limits credit to poor countries ... read full story / add a comment
This explains a lot
international / anti-capitalism / other press Wednesday February 19, 2014 - 12:33 by Oliver Campbell and Peter Symonds   text 9 comments (last - saturday march 01, 2014 - 13:24)   image 4 images
Fascist elements are among the protesters in Kiev. They are armed and are shooting at police. They are using the cover of protesters to advance a fascist coup.

Violent clashes between police and protesters yesterday in Kiev mark an escalation of the campaign by the pro-Western opposition to oust Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. The opposition, backed by the United States and German governments, aims to install a far-right regime committed to integrating Ukraine within the European Union and implementing its demands for austerity measures.

Bloody street-fighting erupted when opposition protesters marched on parliament, demanding it pass a planned law to decrease Yanukovych’s powers. When the vote went against them, the opposition supporters attacked the headquarters of the ruling Party of the Regions. Clashes between police and protesters erupted and spread throughout the city. ... read full story / add a comment
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