What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith
The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith
Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh
Fake News: The Epistemology of Media Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason
Officials and Provisionals Sat Apr 01, 2017 22:54 | James O'Brien
Spirit of Contradiction >>
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
Orwell’s 1984 arrives in 2018 Ireland
Elaine Byrne: Not speaking full truth to power Anthony
Israel/Ireland: Corruption comparison Anthony
Irish cowboy town and fake regulatory agencies Anthony
Elaine Byrne: Failing to join up the dots on state corruption Anthony
Public Inquiry >>
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
Chick Corea?s ?Spain? and my love for Jazz Wed Apr 25, 2018 05:38 | The Saker
The other evening, I was trying to convey to my daughter the infinite richness of Jazz music. So here is what I did: I decided to go step by step,
Syrian War Report ? April 24, 2018: US Builds New Base, Prepares For Next Phase Of Conflict Tue Apr 24, 2018 22:29 | Scott
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep... On April 23, according to local sources, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) destroyed an artillery piece of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) with a guided missile near the town
Saker book review: POKÉMON IN UKRAINE ? Tactical War Game Introduction MANUAL Mon Apr 23, 2018 23:51 | The Saker
Dear friends, I thought I should take the time to sit down and draw your attention to a very interesting and original book written by my Director of Research, Scott
Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/04/23 ? Open Thread Mon Apr 23, 2018 22:30 | Herb Swanson
2018/04/23 21:30:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of
Syrian War Report ? April 23, 2018: Militant-Held Pockets Crumbling In Western Syria Mon Apr 23, 2018 21:29 | Scott
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep... Syrian government forces are developing an advance against ISIS in the Yarmouk refugee camp area in southern Damascus. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have liberated the
The Saker >>
Repeal, Abortion and the Common Good: Beyond Foetal Rights? Tue Apr 24, 2018 15:06 | Máiréad Enright
#abortiontravel Cordelia Freeman on ?The Chile-Peru Abortion Trail and the Irish Experience? Thu Apr 19, 2018 14:13 | GuestPost
#abortiontravel Sydney Calkin on ?The Changing Geographies of Abortion Access? Wed Apr 18, 2018 14:08 | GuestPost
#abortiontravel Kath Browne & Catherine Nash on ?Love both?: Naming Heteroactivism? Tue Apr 17, 2018 13:01 | GuestPost
#abortiontravel Katherine Side on ?Medical Abortion Use: Post-Referendum Possibilities? Mon Apr 16, 2018 14:01 | GuestPost
Human Rights in Ireland >>
In Education, I Should Have A Voice Too
At all levels, the education system is under attack from the present government.
The savage cuts already announced at primary and second level appear to be just the first steps in what will be a sustained attack on the public sector in general and education in particular – both from the point of view of the provision of the service and the wages and working conditions of those employed in it.
Meeting Time and Place:
Saturday 28th February at the Teachers' Club, 35 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 at 14:00.
Related Links from Indymedia.ie:
Education on Indymedia.ie - Click Here
Feature: Protesting Against the Education Cuts Click Here
Opinion Piece: If You Think Education is Expensive, Try Ignorance - Click Here
Essay: Against Commercialism in Education - Click Here
Related External Links:
Event Notice: International Week of Action against Fees (etc.) - Click Here
New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCORE) - Click Here
Education for Liberation Movement - Click Here
Free Minds, Free People Conference - Click Here
Essay: Anarchy in the Classroom, by Dr Judith Suissa Click Here
Educators: Want to Help Develop an Irish Database of Free Teaching Resources? - Click Here
Caoimhe Butterly on The Dignity
in International Waters off Gaza
Thousands have been protesting all over the world against the current
military attacks on one of the most densely populated parts of the
world - The Gaza Strip.
Hundreds marched from the Israeli Embassy to the nearby US Embassy in
Ballsbridge, Dublin last night.
Palestinians both Hamas and Fatah supporters were part of these
protests. Most chants were in Arabic.
The march returned to the Israeli Embassy where people surrounded it
just as Gaza is surrounded.
An Israeli flag was also burned by two young women.
Images of last nights rally and march below.
Protests all over Ireland...
• Dublin, Dec 28 2008: 'Hundreds take to the streets to show solidarity and mourn for the people of Gaza' - Photo series
• IPSC at the US and Israeli Embassies: 'For the third day running Palestinian and Palestine solidarity activists demonstrated in Dublin against the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza.' - News story
• Belfast Dec 29th: 'close to 100 people assembled in front of Belfast City Hall to protest at the barbaric Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip. Those present included members of the Palestinian and Muslim communities in Belfast.' - More news
• The North West Solidarity Network, based in Donegal and Leitrim counties: 'We feel humanity does not do not have the option of standing idly by watching such horrendous events without trying to do something to stop it.' - More news
• During the protest at the US embassy some Dubliners took time to celebrate the new year by throwing shoes at George W Bush.... Photo Series
• On New Year’s Eve, Derry Stands up in Solidarity with Palestine - More info
• On New Year’s Eve, Dublin Palestine activists keep up the pressure on NYE and NYD - More info & pictures ... and even more nice photos
and, in case anyone forgot, Ireland's Shannon Airport is still Aiding and Abetting War in Iraq.
Caoimhe Butterly WatchBlog continues...CLICK HERE for latest updates
[ previous Caoimhe WatchBlogging here. ]
We haven't gone away, ya know
Seomra Spraoi opens new autonomous social centre.
Seomra Spraoi is back. After 10 long Seomra-less months a new home has been found, and work is underway to transform the space into a fully functioning social centre. A lot has changed since being forced from our last space. We've been pretty busy too.
Since moving out of our last address (at Mary's Abbey), we've been kept busy organising Ireland's first social centre gathering, hosted a large talk at the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair, and ran lots of fundraising gigs/quizzes. We've provided catering, kids' activities & entertainment at the Grassroots Gathering, organised a beach party, several people's kitchens & kids days. We've also restructured our working groups & learnt a lot about fire safety.
Seomra Spraoi | Social Centre Stories | Seomra Spraoi on Indy.ie
Frequently Asked Questions as the mob film takes over the airwaves - ch. 802 UPC digital
Media that doesn't have any other distribution....................
..........other than the internet, screenings, dvds.........
a place where these films are broadcast and can be submitted to be put on the television.......
It had to come to this. Somewhere along the way the means of production and distribution of media would fall into the wrong hands and even indymedia would be fully co-opted for the armchair activist. Don't go out on the streets, don't gather at your screenings or media centres, don't pass samizdat video from hand to hand - now you can consume independent media through the goggle box.
Dublin Community Television is launching on 16th July and the launch night schedule gives a clue to the influences - premieres of Route irish and Torture is Us mark the Independent Media Bloc which shows activist videos from Ireland and the world. Below the fold is the guide to the launch in the handy form of a FAQ.
Route Irish |
Torture is Us |
the scheduler. |
PDF File listing some other DCTV programmes |
Cameras Filming in New Theatre as part of Launch |
Seattle Showdown - the first Indymedia TV series
The truth about the WRC
Yesterday Choice Ireland picketed the WRC on Dorset street - they intend to picket every Saturday (1pm) this month to highlight "the lies, bullying, and manipulation of the WRC.
Choice Ireland says "The WRC is located at number 50 on Upper Dorset Street. The sign above the door reads “WRC” but this rogue agency has many aliases. It was known as “Aadams” from 1995 until 1999 when that incarnation was shut down in the midst of an illegal adoption scandal. It reopened as the “Women's Counselling Network” and was more recently calling itself “Alpha” until a Newstalk exposé led it to change its name once more to the “WRC”. This agency is also known to misleadingly advertise in the yellow pages as “British Alternative Pregnancy Services” and “Choice for Women” in order to give the false impression that they will discuss all the options available to women in crisis pregnancy when they have no intention of doing so."
Related Links:Choice Ireland
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Dodder Greenway Route Scheme Public Consulation - Tues Aug 15th 12:29 Tue 15 Aug 0 comments
There will be an information event in the County Library, Tallaght from 3pm – 6pm on Tuesday 15th August 2017 where Council staff will be available to provide general guidance and answer queries relating to the proposed Dodder Greenway
This has been posted at short notice because it is happening today.
Thousands march to oppose water charges on April 8th in Dublin - Report 21:01 Mon 10 Apr 0 comments
This is a repost of a report by the WSM on the Water Charges protest last Saturday April 8th.
Thousands of protesters converged on Connolly and Heuston stations in Dublin yesterday as part of the 9th national demonstration against the water charges. The demonstration was called by Right2Water, the umbrella group of left wing political parties and trade unions, as part of an effort to pressurise the government to abandon their attempts to implement water charges.
South County Dublin Council holding 'Open Day' in Tallaght Stadium on Hellfire Project 22:01 Thu 06 Apr 0 comments
We would like to make you aware of two Drop In /Open Days for members of the public hosted by South Dublin County Council and Coillte on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 at Tallaght Stadium from 8am to 8pm where the "Project Team" will be on hand to discuss the proposed development with you.
Separate opportunities to meet the Project Team are also available for representatives of local community groups. Appointments may be made at email@example.com
Maps, Drawings and other Documents Available
Inside the squatted prison in Dublin - a video tour 22:21 Sun 21 Aug 1 comments
Last night we shot some video inside the squatted Debtors prison in Dublin - the courts have ordered those living here to get out by midnight on Sunday, 11.59 to be exact. The abandoned prison in Dublins inner city has been occupied to be used as shelter and an arts space. The prison lies just behind Capel st, the entrance is on Halston st. Many of those occupying were recently evicted from Grangegorman squat The occupation was announced via Grangegorman Resists Eviction page last week.
VID - Pitstop Ploughshares 10 year Acquittal Anniversary... the resistance continues! 12:43 Tue 02 Aug 0 comments
VID - Pitstop Ploughshares disarm U.S. War Plane Shannon Airport 2003
jailed-bailed-3 X tried-acquitted 2006...... ten years on the resistance continues
14,000 strong petition calling for the Department of Environment to be reinstated delivered to gover... 14:39 Fri 17 Jun 0 comments
Campaigners in animal costumes today demonstrated outside the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, in a call for the protection of water and wildlife to be included in the remit of the department.
The campaigners were delivering a 14,000 strong petition to Minister Denis Naughten calling for the reinstatement of the word Environment to the title of the department as well as calling for the Minister for the Environment to be given responsibility for wildlife and water protection.
Family evicted from Dublin's Regency Hotel win offer of more secure alternative accommodation 21:12 Sun 12 Jun 0 comments
**Family evicted from Dublin's Regency Hotel win offer of more secure alternative accommodation , 20 hour long picket of Regency Hotel by family and supporters ended.**
The Irish Housing Network has ended their protest outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin following the success of the family in securing alternative accommodation. The Network believes that the success of the family in securing safe alternative accommodation is thanks to the family’s persistence and courage in seeking decent accommodation for their family, and the response and level of solidarity shown by members of the public, the north Dublin community and housing groups across the city. These forces stood together in solidarity, putting significant pressure on the homeless services to provide the support previously denied to the family.
Dublin Tenants Association are launching a campaign for rent controls and security of tenure 22:26 Mon 16 May 0 comments
Dublin Tenants Association are launching a campaign for rent controls and security of tenure, to coincide with their submission to the Oireachtas housing committee.
They are asking people to submit photos (anonymous) of themselves with a short sign telling people about their stories from the private rental sector. See attached example.
VID (5 mins) - Speaking out against U.S./U.K. NATO warships docked in Dublin 11:23 Thu 07 Apr 0 comments
100 years after reducing downtown Dublin to rubble the British Navy returned during last week's
Easter 1916 commemorations. Accompanied by U.S. warships, they docked in Dublin as part of the NATO
fleet presently waging wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Ticknock developer at it again 10:29 Wed 14 Oct 1 comments
Repeatedly-rejected proposal to isolate old people in the middle of nowhere turns up *again* on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown agenda
A new homeless Initiative by FNB. Jun 22 1 comments
Food Not Bombs recovers and shares free vegan food with the public without restriction in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment.
Each group is independent and invites everyone to participate in making decisions for their local chapter using the consensus process.
Food Not Bombs is dedicated to taking nonviolent direct action to change society so no one is forced to stand in line to eat at a soup kitchen expressing a commitment to the fact that food is a right and not a privilege. With over a billion people going hungry each day how can we spend money on weapons or war.
A new initiative has been started in Dublin. we appeal for volunteers.
Cuts to Special Needs School Jun 03 1 comments
On Thursday evening 2nd June 2016 I attended a meeting in St. Augustine’s school in Blackrock where parents expressed outrage at the withdrawal of the Saint John of God Community Services Supports on a phased basis commencing in September 2016. The school was described as a “centre of excellence” for its vocational programme which has had a very positive impact on the lives of many children with special needs in South Dublin, Wicklow and surrounding areas.
Electoral Contempt Jan 13 2 comments
Fine Gael canvas through the letterbox for an election they have not even announced.
hear us loud Mar 14 2 comments
when are we going to demand the truth, we could be hours, days, nights awaiting. will we ever get there who benefits.
The Election Candidates on Prime Time Oct 08 7 comments
The rhetoric by the Sinn Fein, the Anti Austerity Alliance and the People Before Profit Alliance featuring on RTE's Prime Time programme amounts to nothing but illusion. Their election candidates showed no understanding of the need for revolution. Their rhetoric suggested that capitalism can be managed or reformed to the benefit of the working class by effectively taxing the rich and not the working class. Indeed the entire show confined itself to suggestions as to how to reform capitalism in one way or another. In that way the participants sought to effectively defend the capitalist system. Essentially all contributors were essentially advocating bourgeois politics. If the Socialist Party and the Socialist Workers Party were genuinely revolutionary they would have challenged RTE and its other contributors by advocating the need for revolution.
Stop Killing Cyclists - Vigil & Demonstration Nov 21 Issued by Cyclist.ie, Dublin Cycling Campaign, IBIKEDublin, Safe Cycling Ireland & Cycling Without A 0 comments
In the past week two more people have lost their lives while cycling on roads in Ireland, bringing the total number of cyclists killed in 2017 to 14*. That is *four more than were killed in all of 2016, and it makes 2017 the deadliest year for cyclists in more than a decade. The number of people who cycle who have been seriously or fatally injured is available on the Road Safety Authority’s web-page
Event aims to “Cyclehack” Dublin this weekend Fri 15th, Sat 16th & Sun 17th Sep 14 0 comments
Cyclehack Dublin is running a three-day event this weekend to “test new cycling innovations” to improve cycling in Dublin.
“Whatever your background, if you want to brainstorm solutions for improved cycling experience in Dublin and prototype them, come meet other like-minded individuals for a weekend of hacking,” said the organisers.
Ryanair Enters Dublin Airport Climate Change Case Jun 28 Friends of Irish Environment 0 comments
Environmental group reacts to court ruling that grants Ryanair leave to participate in runway challenge
The High Court today allowed Ryanair to participate in a legal challenge being taken by Friends of the Irish Environment against Fingal County Council's decision to extend the permission granted in 2007 for a third runway at Dublin Airport. Ryanair, which originally opposed the third runway, now supports it and came to court claiming it had a financial interest in the runway going ahead.
FIE Director Tony Lowes commented: "We are deeply concerned that Ryanair, a company which denies the existence of climate change has now been accepted as a party to these proceedings. We are concerned that the court’s decision will skew the proceedings away from the environmental impacts of aviation towards commercial considerations.
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:
As this site ( http://irishcycle.com/2017/04/29/liffey-cycle-route-sol...path/ ) reported late last week, Dublin City Council officials have maintained that Option 7 of the Liffey Cycle Route is the best route but are opting to recommend the more expensive Option 8 which includes cycling-only boardwalk-like structures and mixes cycling and walking at a number of points.
SIPTU Firefighters and supporters protest outside fire stations across Dublin Mar 06 0 comments
SIPTU Firefighters and hundreds of their supporters protested outside fire stations across Dublin today (Saturday, 4th March) to highlight their opposition to an attempt to break up the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) Emergency Medical Service by removing its ambulance call and dispatch function.