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NAMA Wine Lake

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A shot at bias in the media

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international / anti-war / other press Friday August 16, 2013 - 02:26 by Turing
The despotic House of Saud scatters its money around, causing mayhem throughout the Arab World. Money that is stolen from ordinary Saudis by the parasitic royal family. Finian Cunningham explains what is really going on. Full text at link.

If Saudi rulers had more brains, they might be formidably dangerous. Even with lackluster intelligence assets, they are already causing enough havoc and bloodshed across the Middle East and North Africa regions, pouring millions-of-dollars-worth of weaponry into Al Qaeda and other Takfiri networks that are destroying once proud civilizations in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Libya through nihilistic sectarianism.

And if the Saudi paymasters of terrorism could have it all their way, they would salivate at the chance of extending this destruction to Iran - the Shia power that they fear as their nemesis.

Fortunately, the Saudi rulers’ agenda of covert terrorism - an agenda that serves its Western masters - is not well concealed. This is because “Saudi state intelligence” is something of an oxymoron and leaves a trail of self-incriminating clues wherever it goes ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Thursday August 15, 2013 - 13:18 by Turing
This won't please the US, they will now have to find some other ruse to didrupt the UN process. Full text at link.

The Syrian government has accepted the ‘essential modalities’ under which the UN was ready to investigate whether chemical weapons had been used in the country, the body has announced, signalling that experts will shortly be travelling to Syria.

"The departure of the team is now imminent," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement. “As agreed with the Government of Syria, the team will remain in the country to conduct its activities, including on-site visits, for a period of up to 14 days, extendable upon mutual consent.”

The Secretary-General has expressed his appreciation to the Syrian government for accepting “the modalities essential for cooperation to ensure the proper, safe and efficient conduct of the Mission.”

The statement also reminded that the use of chemical weapons “by any side under any circumstances” would constitute an “outrageous crime.


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international / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday August 15, 2013 - 00:25 by Turing   text 2 comments (last - sunday august 18, 2013 - 13:00)   image 1 image
The bloody dissolution of the sit-ins in Al-Nahda Square and Raba'a al-Adawiyya is nothing but a massacre—prepared in advance. It aims to liquidate the Muslim Brotherhood. But, it is also part of a plan to liquidate the Egyptian Revolution and restore the military-police state of the Mubarak regime.

The Revolutionary Socialists did not defend the regime of Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood for a single day. We were always in the front ranks of the opposition to that criminal, failed regime which betrayed the goals of the Egyptian Revolution. It even protected the pillars of the Mubarak regime and its security apparatus, armed forces and corrupt businessmen. We strongly participated in the revolutionary wave of 30 June.

Neither did we defend for a single day the sit-ins by the Brotherhood and their attempts to return Mursi to power. ... read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Monday August 12, 2013 - 18:02 by ciara   text 4 comments (last - tuesday august 13, 2013 - 19:17)
Pat Rabbitte is the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has walked away with a pension more than those working 30 years could save up for..

4 years service in the dail,means pat rabbitte of labour will walk away with a staggering 150 k pension per year,at a low 5% rate of tax,and he had the cheek to call us freeloaders when it came to the television license.

This man gets a whopping 150k a year -for a measly 4 years service in the dail,which begs the question how many other ministers are availing of overblown pensions like these and under what wafer thin conditions?

If we are to talk about people taking cuts,surley ministers pensions should be also laid out on the table,like nurses pay,teachers pay and garda pay and those on the state pension and welfare.

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international / anti-capitalism / other press Monday August 12, 2013 - 13:45 by Turing   image 1 image
Critique started in May 1973. It was announced at the first national conference at Imperial College, a conference addressed among others by Ernest Mandel, Ralph Miliband and Hillel Ticktin. Some 500 people attended. The first issue had a print run of 2500 which quickly sold out. The issues of the 70s used to sell around 4-5000 copies very largely in bookshops in the UK, the Continent of Europe and the USA. As the USSR began to mutate the focus of the journal changed to a critique of capitalism. Throughout its focus remained on political economy and the need to reinvigorate Marxism given its Stalinist degradation.

As the first Virtual Special Issue of Critique, we have selected articles which have either formed the basis of the work of the journal or which complement it. In the first instance Critique sought to develop a more credible modern Marxist theory of the USSR and of the Cold War. With that it needed to update the theory of a socialist/Communist society. In turn, the journal turned to a critique of existing Marxist theory of capitalism and so to the question of decline and to finance capitalism. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Wednesday August 07, 2013 - 22:13 by GCH np q
Last Sunday, we gathered at Giuseppe Conlon venue, as the sentencing phase for Bradley continues at NSA HQ, Ft. Meade,

Maryland, USA. We named our venue after Giuseppe Conlon who left his native Belfast for London as “an act of mercy” to visit
his son Gerry who had been fitted up, tortured and jailed. A similar fate was to meet Giuseppe and his in-laws the Maguires
who offered him for a bed for the night.

Giuseppe was to die in a British jail framed, libelled, tortured. Not even in death was he left alone as his body was flown back and forth
over the Irish Sea and stashed at Hereford before eventually being laid to rest. The Maguires too, who were also innocent, suffered long
years in British prisons. More on the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven here. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday August 06, 2013 - 20:59 by Turing
Comrades & friends, Please e-mail to info@embamex.ie addressed to Ambassador: Mr. Carlos Eugenio Garcia de Alba at the Mexican Embassy, Dublin. Protesting against these killings and to demand that his government bring the culprits to justice. The CPI has also send a message of solidarity to our sister organisation in Mexico asking them to pass on our sincere condolences to the families of our murdered comrades.

Communist Party of Ireland ... read full story / add a comment
Thanks to Racheal Healy
dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Sunday August 04, 2013 - 19:42 by Mick Healy   text 3 comments (last - sunday august 25, 2013 - 15:28)   image 3 images   video 3 video files
A very interesting public Meeting will take place in the Cobblestone Pub 77 Kings Street North, Smithfield Dublin 7. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 31, 2013 - 11:48 by fred   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 03, 2014 - 17:11)   image 1 image
Government is currently rolling out a national biometric ID card scheme ostensibly to help stamp out welfare fraud. It currently holds facial data and signature data. However the card is extensible and designed to hold other data in the future. (No doubt they started with the least offensive biometric measurement! )
It has been stated that these cards may act as driving licences etc in the future. It is a national ID card by the back door. Expect it to be issued to everyone. How can government justify such expensive schemes in times of recession without a murmur from the MSM?? And where are the protests against this attack on our civi8l liberties in the wake of the NSA / UK mass surveillance scandals? ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday July 30, 2013 - 19:32 by nmn
In a show trial that focuses the biggest spotlight in decades to shine on the United States and its own goverment's flouting and twisting of the US Constitution in support of its militaristic ambitions, whistleblower Bradley Manning has now been cleared by a court martial's single judge of charges of 'aiding the enemy' by releasing secret government documents to WikiLeaks. It was the most damning of over 20 charges against him and carried a sentence of life in prison without parole.
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Beatriz Etxebarria upon her arrest -- her sexual torture began that day
international / rights and freedoms / news report Sunday July 28, 2013 - 17:21 by Diarmuid Breatnach   image 1 image
Torture of Basque poltical activists is endemic in the Spanish state. Of the 21,000 Basques arrested since 1960, 10,000 have been tortured, according to a Basque historical memory organisation in a recent statement. Some of the tortures, in particular of women, have included sexual humiliation, stripping, sexual handling and penetration by objects. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Sunday July 28, 2013 - 13:14 by IPSC   text 9 comments (last - thursday december 05, 2013 - 20:52)   image 1 image
At 5.30pm on Thursday 1st August, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will hold a demonstration at The Spire on O’Connell Street in Dublin to protest Israel’s biggest act of ethnic cleansing since 1967, as part of an international day of action called for by Palestinians. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / event notice Wednesday July 24, 2013 - 23:04 by Paul O'Brien
As part of the International week of events, a rally in support of Bradley Manning, will be held on Friday 26th July 2013 – Bank of Ireland College Green Dublin - 2pm to 4pm.

So far, actions are planned in Canada, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and dozens of major cities in USA.

All welcome.
payday@paydaynet.org www.refusingtokill.net - Ireland – nowar@eircom.net 0861963134

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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 24, 2013 - 22:11 by Padddy Hackett   text 16 comments (last - monday august 12, 2013 - 19:50)
Neither public nor private debt is the problem. Instead public/private debt is a product of the problem of profitability. Because of the lack of profitability debt has ballooned thereby reinforcing the problem.

For capitalism to economically recover a very deep depression involving massive reductions in the value of labour power and social welfare spending is a necessity. The only other (authentic) option is global communist revolution.
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westmeath / environment / event notice Wednesday July 24, 2013 - 21:41 by Richard Murphy
The Westmeath Windfarm Information Groups, together with similar groups from neighbouring counties, have organised a Rally and Family Protest against Industrial Windfarms in the Midlands to take place in Mullingar on Sat. 27th July 2013.

The Rally will assemble at St. Pauls Church, Delvin Rd. Mullingar at 2pm and go to the Market Square in central Mullingar.
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dublin / history and heritage / event notice Saturday July 20, 2013 - 00:13 by Robert English   image 1 image
Sinn Fein commemorates the 99th anniversary of the yacht Asgard's daring delivery of rifles and ammunition to the Irish Volunteers in 1914, at the Howth Pier Lighthouse.
The commemoration will be held Saturday, July 27th at 2:30pm on the East Pier, Howth, County Dublin. Music, re-enactors, colour party, speakers, raffles, food and drink follow at The Waterside Bar. ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 16, 2013 - 16:14 by Towards A Socialist Republic   text 4 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 - 21:55)
The question on the lips of many people who have attended the recent anti- austerity protests in Ireland is ‘where are the masses?’ Some who have taken to the streets have been disappointed by the numbers turning out, comparing Irish protests to those in Greece or Turkey and have begun to ask ‘why aren’t the Irish people fighting back?’ ... read full story / add a comment
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international / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday July 16, 2013 - 00:22 by Turing   text 12 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 - 22:32)   image 1 image
International Day of Protest against the Violent Abuse and Murder of Sex Workers

Friday 19 July at 3:00pm

Swedish Consulate, 12 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 ... read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Monday July 15, 2013 - 01:11 by Shell to Sea   text 1 comment (last - monday july 15, 2013 - 01:20)   image 8 images   video 1 video file
-- Local community forced to act after State agencies ignore danger -- ... read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / feature Wednesday July 10, 2013 - 22:19 by dave   text 119 comments (last - sunday april 20, 2014 - 12:24)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
People are getting fed up. We have had the Anglo Tapes released and the government decides to go after the whistle blower instead. Since 2008 unemployed has risen to 14% and it would be a lot higher only that 40,000 people are leaving the country every year. The government job initiative is welfare for business interests and as described here is a scam. It is time to high light this even though many have known it for months.

It seems like everytime I view the FAS website more and more real jobs are disappearing from it and being replaced with free labour internships. When I search for specific sectors now all I seem to find are internships. This scheme is absolutely sickening me as it has potentially destroyed several thousand entry level jobs. I can't believe that Joan Burton and the Labour Party have completely ruined the youth labour market with a scheme which is:

-replacing real paid jobs with "internships"
-exploiting the jobless
-wasting tax-payer money to provide companies with free labour
-putting underqualified/inexperienced/unvetted people in jobs with far too much responsibility(working with kids etc...)
-distorting our unemployment figures
-putting existing paid jobs at risk
-being used to makeup for a shortfall of skills in the public service due to the recruitment embargo ... read full story / add a comment

UK Indymedia Features

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offsite link Women's battle against undercover policing: Week of Action Wed Mar 12, 2014 17:08 | Police Spies Out of Lives | en

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offsite link New squatting law starts to crumble - Keep squatting! Mon Nov 11, 2013 20:31 | imc-uk & housing war | en

offsite link Attack on The Casa Fri Nov 08, 2013 16:32 | UK Indymedia | en

offsite link Tower Hamlets - Round Two Sat Aug 24, 2013 08:10 | Jo Makepeace | en

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