Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor 08:10 Noll 05 0 comments
Galway Bay salmon farm halted as EU concerned by ‘Fundamental errors’ in scientific data 00:08 Noll 01 0 comments
Tom Gilmartin -Key Planning Tribunal Witness -dies and is buried 22:40 Samh 27 0 comments
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Anyone judging from the huge numbers of troops mobilised to Haiti could reasonably believe that this is a country in the middle of a brutal civil war instead of a nation hit by a deadly earthquake. While the Media has been feeding constantly news of murder, mayhem, and gangsters supposedly in control of Haitian streets, together with calls for a “strong arm” and “security” to make possible the delivery of relief, the reality seems to be quite another. Medical and Food assistance has been largely delayed by a cobweb of inefficiency, bureaucracy and negligence and not for “security” issues. In the meantime, hungry and thirsty Haitians have been largely looking for their beloved ones under the rubble with their bare hands. Very few doctors and relief agencies have dared to go to the streets of Port-au-Prince, where precious assistance –currently stockpiling in the airport- is much needed.
As predictions for the death toll from the Haitian earthquakes rise over 200,000, ABC News have reported that planes carrying medical equipment and relief supplies are having to compete with soldiers for the valuable slots at Port-au-Prince airport which was taken over by the US military after the quake. Since the start of the great anti-slavery republican insurrection nearly 220 years ago, Haiti has been presented as a dangerous place incapable of running its own affairs and requiring foreign intervention. Yet the reality is its people were the first enslaved population to deliver themselves from slavery and also carried out what was only the third successful republican insurrection on the planet. The threat of this good example was rewarded with centuries of invasion, blackmail, the robbery of Haiti's natural resources and the impoverishment of its people. This articles summarizes that history of intervention and the resistance to it in order to put into context what is happening in Haiti after the quake
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has received word from the Irish participants on the Viva Palestina aid convoy that they crossed the border at Rafah and arrived in Gaza shortly after 7pm (Irish time). This is exactly one month after the convoy set off on its journey and despite concerted efforts by Egypt to obstruct its progress.
Following several months of fundraising, four teams from across Ireland departed on Saturday, 5 December, to travel 4,000 miles across land to Gaza in Palestine to deliver ambulances and humanitarian aid to the besieged people of that tiny region. Concerned Irish citizens from Cork, Derry, Dublin, Galway and Tyrone are bringing two ambulances, a mini-bus, and a truck filled with over 10 tonnes of humanitarian aid.
A critique of the Obama Presidency from taking office in January of this year to now.
Criticism of the Obama Administration in the United States (and around the world) is more noticeable as is the slide in the opinion polls for the young president. This may seem predictable given the unrealistic levels of global expectation that accompanied him as he swept into the Oval office with the words ‘hope and change’ ringing around America. However, just over nine months on, commentators and supporters alike are disappointed at Obama’s apparent inability to deliver on his campaign promises. The polemicist, Gore Vidal, in several recent interviews went as far as to say that Obama will be a ‘one term President’ who is ‘completely overwhelmed’ by the challenges that confront him.
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Corporate Loan for Start-up Companies 01:37 Céad 11 Noll 0 comments
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Nelson Mandela has died 22:10 Déar 05 Noll 4 comments
Former South African president and anti-aparteid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
Limit Fluoride to Prevent Lead Poisoning, study says 10:39 Déar 05 Noll 0 comments
This is just one of the hundreds of studies indicating that ingesting fluoride is deleterious to human health. Unnecessary and health-robbing fluoride chemicals are added to public water supplies because it satisfies the political will of powerful special interest groups. It's up to each of us to demand fluoridation be stopped.
Maoist Popularity Wanes in Nepal Election 11:20 Máirt 03 Noll 0 comments
Results for Nepal's national elections show its Maoist party has plummeted in popularity, coming in a distant third and suggesting the former rebels' influence has diminished in the South Asian nation.
Inside the paranoid Maoist cults of 1970s Britain 13:07 Domh 01 Noll 4 comments
The couple accused in the case of alleged “domestic slavery” in London were reportedly the leaders of a tiny Maoist sect, the Workers’ Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought, which had gone “underground” in the late 1970s. To understand how the Workers’ Institute ended up so far off the radar, we need to understand where they came from – the strange world of radical Maoist politics in 1970s London.
Is Canada guilty of war crimes? 22:56 Céad 20 Samh 0 comments
This article examines a recent request to the International Criminal Court asking for an investigation of alleged war crimes by Canada in relation to complicity in torture and complicity in illegal extraordinary rendition of detainees. The article appeared in the Canadian Civil Liberties newsletter Rights Watch, and can be found at the address at the bottom. The original article contains hyperlinks which access the full request to the ICC and all attached documentations.
Disney Corporation Promotes Deforestation 16:31 Céad 20 Samh 0 comments
ABC Disney is involved in propaganda for the treekilling industries despite
Political Internment Martin Corey 12:13 Máirt 19 Samh 0 comments
Statement from Release Martin Corey Campaign
Rossport Solidarity Camp Accomodation Update 17:08 Luan 18 Samh 0 comments
This is a message to confirm that at the moment there is no physical camp base, nor is there other “camp” accommodation in the area. The continuous presence that solidarity camp provided since 2005 has ended, at least temporarily.
Show of Solidarity from Ireland with the Arctic 30 19:25 Sath 16 Samh 1 comments
About 25 people gathered today outside the Shell refinery construction site at Ballinaboy, Co Mayo, in a show of solidarity with 30 environmental activists who are currently imprisoned in Russia. The gathering was part of a global day of action to free the "Arctic 30" as they have become known worldwide since they were captured nearly two months ago while protesting against Gazprom and Shell moving an oil rig into the Arctic.more >>
Hare coursing savagery held in appalling weather conditions! Noll 10 0 comments
Hares AND Greyhounds being forced to run in appalling weather conditions. Many greyhounds injured...
Toward a Greater Israel? The Struggle for Hebron Noll 03 0 comments
Recently returned from a stint in Palestine, the place that most struck me was the city of Hebron. It is here that the illegal settler policies of the Israeli government has led to the most conflict and it is here where I saw some of the worst poverty in the West Bank.
On November 19th the Tánaiste (Vice-Prime Minister in Ireland) Eamon Gilmore, addressed the parliamentary questions raised by TDs Maureen O’Sullivan, Clare Daly and Seán Crowe, in relation to growing concerns about the escalation of political repression in Colombia. In recent months, scores of left-wing activists, trade union organisers, protesters and human rights’ defenders have been murdered. Many more have been imprisoned, injured and harassed.
The Occupation - often with good hearts but heads not straight due to the 'divide and rule' which stems from the UN.
Story Regarding Eddie Hobbs' Service Provider In Detroit And Related Postings Samh 24 18 comments
In a recent story on this website it was reported that a number of companies who had acted as agents for Metro Property Group in Detroit are facing litigation and/or have ceased trading.
Philippines: Justice for Ka Norvict! Noll 04 0 comments
Akbayan Partylist condemns the cold-blooded murder of its fisherfolk leader Honorio “ Norvict” Baculao in Bohol. Ka Norvict, as he is fondly called by comrades in the civil society community and social movements, had just attended a municipal assembly of civil society groups and basic sectors in Getafe, Bohol on Tuesday when he was shot in the head by a lone gunman. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and comrades who are grieving his loss.
LearnIrish.com Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo Noll 01 LearnIrish.com 0 comments
LearnIrish.com launches on crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, in a bid to raise $7000 in just 25 days in order to develop an affordable and comprehensive online Irish language course.
Wikileaks Publishes Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Samh 16 1 comments
WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents. Significantly, the released text includes the negotiation positions and disagreements between all 12 prospective member states
Protest Against Water Metering in Huntstown, Dublin 15 Underway Samh 13 ANTI AUSTERITY ALLIANCE, Dublin 15 1 comments
Press statement 13 November 2013
Akbayan Partylist, through its #Akbayanihan Relief Drive, is again calling on the public for donations and volunteers to help the victims of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).