Macron prepares enabling act to slash contracts, labor rights in France 22:52 May 23 0 comments
The leveraged buyout, exploitation and punishment beating of Greece as warning to others. 11:45 May 11 0 comments
Venezuela: In Detail The Deaths So Far 20:47 Apr 28 0 comments
Irish Neutrality is not Obsolete 23:55 Apr 20 7 comments
Boycott Divest & Sanction the U.S. until fascist Trump regime is gone 19:32 Feb 22 1 commentsmore >>
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Trump: dancing with wolves on the Titanic Fri May 26, 2017 06:14 | The Saker
Syrian War Report ? May 25, 2017: Govt Forces Liberate Large Areas In Aleppo And Homs Thu May 25, 2017 21:31 | Scott
Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/05/24 ? Open Thread Wed May 24, 2017 22:30 | Herb Swanson
About options for encrypted/secure communications ? a tiny addendum Wed May 24, 2017 20:18 | The Saker
Syrian War Report ? May 24, 2017: Govt Forces Advance On Multiple Frontlines Wed May 24, 2017 18:37 | Scott
Human Rights-Based Integration Policy and the New ?Migrant Integration Strategy? Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:33 | Cliodhna Murphy
The Citizens Assembly Proposals: A Draft Bill Tue Apr 25, 2017 20:42 | admin
NUI Galway Announce New Director of Irish Centre for Human Rights Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:50 | Eoin Daly
Barriers to first trimester abortion care. Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:31 | admin
Why would any country put abortion in the Constitution? Thu Apr 20, 2017 17:28 | Máiréad Enright
For lefties too stubborn to quit
This Week At Irish Election Literature 03:05 Fri May 26, 2017 | irishelectionliterature
A 5 Point Lead?. 00:11 Fri May 26, 2017 | irishelectionliterature
How to constrain post-fascists in power 12:17 Thu May 25, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
We?ve disgraced ourselves again? etcetera? 11:16 Thu May 25, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
Speaking of leadership contests 08:48 Thu May 25, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
The coming referendum on the abolishment of Seanad Éireann would, if passed, remove the existing constitutional right of the President to refer proposed Bills to the people for a referendum. It would pass the initial responsibility of passing Bills into law onto the Dáil alone - a dangerous development, particularly where any ruling party might hold an overall majority.A vote to abolish the Seanad would in fact pass most law making decisions that impact upon the people to the Dáil alone, passing such responsibility to a single parliamentary body, thus removing existing safeguards meant to protect against the introduction of unconstitutional or politically or otherwise motivationally biased law.
Abolition of the Seanad would mean that a single body, the Dáil, will be responsible for passing any new laws through parliament, which must then be signed into law by the President.
However, the existing constitutional right of the President to refer any Bill to the people for referendum will be removed from the Constitution.
Today the mainstream media are claiming that there has been a chemical attack by the Syrian government near Damascus even whilst an UN inspection team arrives. The reports have been conflicting with the initial reports claiming 280 victims and then later up-ing it to over 1,300 killed.
It seems like everytime I view the Fas website more and more real jobs are dissapearing 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:
The astonishing tapes show senior manager John Bowe, who had been involved in negotiations with the Central Bank, laughing and joking as he tells another senior manager, Peter Fitzgerald, how Anglo was luring the State into giving it billions of euro. Mr Fitzgerald had not been involved in the negotiations with the Central Bank and has confirmed he was unaware of any strategy or intention to mislead the authorities. Mr Bowe, in a statement last night, categorically denied that he had misled the Central Bank.
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?
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Pain Management Is A Human Right - But Not For All 14:31 Tue 23 May 0 comments
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released its 67 page report on pain management in Guatemala: 'Punishing the Patient - Ensuring Access to Pain Treatment in Guatemala.'
Abdullah Öcalan Nominated For Sydney Peace Prize 12:08 Thu 18 May 0 comments
Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned head of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been nominated for the Sydney Peace Prize.
Saudi Arabia: Elected to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. 11:25 Mon 15 May 0 comments
"Dozens of Saudi women have told Human Rights Watch that the male guardianship system is the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the country, effectively leaving adult women legal minors who cannot make key decisions for themselves." (Human Rights Watch)
Irish Animals Shipped To Cruelty 17:49 Fri 05 May 1 comments
"Horrific cruelty endured by Irish cattle in Turkey", Gabriel Paun, Animals International, Australia.
World Press Freedom Day May 3rd 10:09 Wed 03 May 0 comments
"3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession." (UNESCO)
Turkey Bans Wikipedia 11:04 Sun 30 Apr 0 comments
Saturday, 29th April, early morning, Wikipedia "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" is blocked in Turkey. The block affects all language editions of the site. Try to access it from downtown Istanbul and all you will get is a "timeout" error message.
Kurdish Political Prisoner's Hunger Strike Ends 16:09 Fri 28 Apr 0 comments
The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), has requested prisoners to come off hunger strike as the conditions within the prisons have been brought to international attention and they are able to continue this struggle through other means.
Pluto Press launch new book of Abdullah Öcalan's writings 18:28 Tue 25 Apr 0 comments
April 15 saw the launch of Abdullah Öcalan's new book: The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan - Kurdistan, Women's Revolution And Democratic Confederalism’ published by the British-based progressive publisher, Pluto Press.
“Now Lawless” – Turkey Indicted Again 12:01 Thu 20 Apr 0 comments
Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)'s report “Turkey’s descent into arbitrariness: The end of rule of law”, released on 14 April last, slammed the Turkish state for its abuse of human rights, its own citizens and in particular, its assault on an independent judiciary, vital for a country to maintain the rule of law with any notion of justice – instead arbitrariness in the application of the law in Turkey has now become the norm, SCF says.
Latin America Week 2017: Building generations of environmental defenders 21:45 Mon 10 Apr 0 comments
What is Latin America Week?
The Moorish rule in Spain/How the Moors brought civilization to Europe May 14 2 comments
This article is written as a counterweight against 21th Islamophobia,
Irish Courts - ‘Statutory Independence’ or a Licence to Lie? May 01 0 comments
This is opinion & analysis piece comes from Integrity Ireland who are attempting to fight corruption in the legal system and face an uphill struggle in their task and this piece illustrates well what they are up against.
One would think there would be enough intelligent and discerning people within the lawyerly world of the ACLU to have paid some real attention to the actual many and damning Wikileaks (both before the election and after), as well from real progressives like the Sane Progressive Debbie Lusignan, H.A. Goodman, and equally top quality libertarian writers like Justin Raimondo (and dozens of others who have actually been trying to tell truth against the avalanche of lies coming from both the traditional left and traditional right and mainstream media).
With the Greyhound Industry Bill due before the Oireachtas in the coming weeks, legislators need to be lobbied to ensure that any greyhound owner or trainer convicted of “blooding” greyhounds be banned FOR LIFE from access to, or ownership of, animals of any kind.
The Irish Dy. An alternative view. Mar 17 1 comments
The Irish American elite wish to claw their way up into the higher echelons of the US capitalist class. To do so they crush all talk of Irelands revolutionary socialists and its revolutionary traditons and instead were green and even in Chicago dye the river green.more >>
Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Process Begins May 16 Jubilee USA Network 0 comments
Puerto Rico bankruptcy proceedings to restructure an over $70 billion debt begin on Wednesday in San Juan.
Environmentalists launch legal challenge over new airport runway under climate law May 13 Friends of Irish Environment 0 comments
A Judicial Review brought by Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) alleges that the Chief Executive of Fingal County Council failed to provide satisfactory explanatory reasons for granting the extension to the original decision to allow a third runway at Dublin Airport. FIE alleges that the record shows that the Chief Executive was fully aware that the extra runway would result in increased greenhouse gas emissions, in contravention of the objectives of the 2015 Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act
Fight hard and fast a Liffey Cycle Route for all ages and abilities! May 02 IrishCycle.com 0 comments
CAMPAIGN: Urgent action is needed before tomorrow's transport committe meetimg to safe the Liffey Cycle Route:
Richard Boyd Barrett- Dramatically rising house prices further evidence of the fundamental failure and incompetence of Fine Gael Housing policy
Activists block gasoline terminal in Western harbour Amsterdam Apr 15 Climate Justice Amsterdam 0 comments
On Saturday morning, a group of 25 people entered the terrain of gasoline trader Vitol in the Amsterdam harbour, forcing a suspension of all activities on the terrain. Their message: Stop the export of toxic gasoline to West-Africa – and end the era of fossil fuels.