Samh 27 BOOK LAUNCH
Humanitarian Lies: Evidence Proves US Afghan Hospital Attack Was Deliberate 22:06 DFómh 19 1 comments
Poolbeg incinerator - city council manager assures company they can ignore vote of council 00:08 Lún 27 0 comments
August Socialist Voice is Out Now! 10:23 Lún 21 0 comments
Dublin protest against Suruc massacre and support to ISIS by Turkey outside Turkish embassy 22:49 Iúil 27 0 comments
NAMA Has Been a Dream Come True for Many US Vulture Funds... 21:27 Iúil 20 2 commentstuileadh >>
Today family, friends and supporters welcomed home the five Irish MV Rachel Corrie passengers who were this morning deported from Israel. The five Denis Halliday, Mairead Maguire, Fiona Thompson, Derek Graham and Jenny Graham were greeted in Dublin airport by cheers and hugs from the assembled crowd who were there to salute their bravery, as well as a large media presence.
At Least 9 Internationals Killed As Israel Attacks And Hijacks Gaza Flotilla In International Waters
At least 9 international human rights activists may have been killed and dozens more injured after Israeli commandos attacked the unarmed Gaza Freedom Flotilla early this morning in international waters, according to reports from the flotilla organisers, while Israeli military sources confirmed at least 9 dead. This attack is a clear breach of international law.
Not really sure where to post thisjust got thinking about repression and state power etc. and thought I would share some observations on the subject with whoevers interested. Yes, it ended up being more of an essay than a post but what the hellfeels good to get it off my chest.
On January 28th, we had the chance to have a telephone talk with Camilla Chalmers, from the Plateforme Haïtienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développement Alternatif (Haitian Platform in Defence of an Alternative Development, PAPDA), in Port-au-Prince. Here we transcribe the questions and answers we could exchange in spite of the natural difficulties of communication in these circumstances. We believe his opinions represent a contribution to understand whats really going on in Haiti, they contradict the official version of the media and give us a very precise notion of the type of solidarity that the Haitian people need and that we should not fail to give.
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.
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Philippines: Unions decry deceptive, vague labor agenda of APEC 02:25 Domh 08 Samh 0 comments
ORGANIZED workers sneered at the so-called labor agenda in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila next month by describing it as deceptive and vague, which merely reaffirms APECs ideology based on the primacy of corporate power and profits over labor and trade union rights.
IPS respond to Portlaoise pictures with investigation instead of improvement 19:34 Céad 28 DFómh 0 comments
Prisoners call on the Department of Justice to make public a recent prison doctors report that highlights the dangers prisoners are exposed too, legionnaires disease for example and other serious respiratory health risks due to the extremely poor conditions.
Open letter to Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma 13:46 Céad 16 MFómh 0 comments
This is an unjust barbaric execution
Letter to Governor Mary Pallin of Oklahoma 13:34 Céad 16 MFómh 0 comments
Put a stay on an unjust barbaric execution
Philippines: Bongbongs whitewashing of Marcos name anathema to 2016 plans 13:59 Déar 03 MFómh 0 comments
Akbayan took exception to Senator Bongbong Marcoss statement that there was no downside to being a Marcos should he decide to run for higher office in 2016.
Cyprus IndyMedia computers seized illegally by Police; members interrogated and harassed 13:03 Déar 06 Lún 0 comments
State repression of IndyMedia by the Government of Cyprus
Pro Fracking Lobbying In Germany -People Map showing how they influence politicians, media and shape... 12:10 Máirt 30 Meith 0 comments
This report from FrackingFreeIreland comes from a campaigner from Germany who decided to build a people map of the pro fracking lobby in Germany. The links he uncovered and the techniques have a lot to say about all other issues and how many of the most undemocratic practices are pushed forward. The principle used applies not just in Germany but is widespread including here in Ireland.
"Fast Track" Hurdles and Development Concerns Remain After House Trade Votes 21:41 Aoine 12 Meith 1 comments
A package of trade bills stalled today when the US House of Representatives defeated one portion of the package while voting in favor of another. Trade Adjustment Assistance, a program to assist US workers who lose their jobs because of trade agreements, failed by a vote of 302-126. This worker assistance is part of the Trade Act of 2015 which would give President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to move international trade agreements through Congress without amendment. Congress must pass trade assistance within two remaining legislative days in order for TPA or "fast track" to be sent to President Obama's desk.
Various Groups in the Philippines Conduct a Peace March 14:42 Aoine 05 Meith 0 comments
Various groups unite and conducted a peace march from Sandiganbayan to the House of Representatives in support of the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and for lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao.
Commission defends inclusion of Health in EU-US TTIP trade talks 23:29 Luan 01 Meith 1 comments
The EU's negotiating team for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) met with civil society organisations inside the Commission on Wednesday (27 May) to defend the inclusion of the health sector in the trade deal.
The Paris Attacks -What's Going On ? Samh 22 1 comments
It is over a week since the Paris Attack and the slaughter of innocent people. Europe is now suffering the spillover of the terrorism and wars launched by Western powers including France on the Middle East and Arab world for over a decade now and it seems the war is being brought home.
The French Republic taken hostage Samh 18 6 comments
In light of the butchery that took place in Paris on Fri 13th by Terrorists largely financed, supported, trained and armed by Western powers and corporate entities directly and through Gulf state and Turkish state intermediaries and the totally inadequate analysis from the mainstream media, we reproduce here in full this article from Voltaire Net.
Herein we will focus on what seems to be a somewhat elaborate, albeit loosely organized, conspiracy (one hesitates to use the word as arguments are quickly dismissed as conspiracy theories) in the making in which a relatively large number of pro-Israeli factions (both students attending American campuses as well as outside organizations as well as outside monies)are attempting to manipulate and intimidate people so Americans relinquish their right to free speech on American campusesthat is the right to say critical things about peoples and organizations including Jews, Zionists and Israelis.
Future Violence in Spain DFómh 29 0 comments
Is it possible that Europe will sleepwalk into another Yugoslavia.
Loud and lively protest at Irish hare coursing event! DFómh 18 0 comments
This weekend's two day live hare coursing event at Edenderry, Co. Offaly was the target of a lively and very loud (though non-violent) protest by campaigners against the cruel so-called "sport".
Media Release: A year on from LuxLeaks Stop Tax Dodging report shows a long way to travel Samh 12 Debt and Development Coalition Ireland 0 comments
One year after the LuxLeaks scandal, a new report Fifty Shades of Tax Dodging finds that most EU countries continue to uphold secretive tax systems that are riddled with loopholes. The 2015 Stop Tax Dodging report, released in Ireland on 4th November by Debt & Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI) scrutinises the role of the EU in the global tax crisis. The Irish chapter of the report details how Ireland announced a gradual phase-out of rules that allowed the controversial Double Irish tax avoidance scheme, but continues to allow corporate structures operate systems for tax rulings, transfer pricing and intellectual property that allow multinational corporations to avoid taxes on an enormous scale.
More Questions for the Irish Government - this Time about Yemen DFómh 24 3 comments
Over the years there have been regular movements of US military refuelling planes through Shannon. The government won't tell us why they land there however. Are they refuelling US military planes just outside Irish airspace? Are they collecting cheap fuel? Are they on their way to warzones to re-fuel fighter jets?
Bombings at Ankara peace demonstration DFómh 15 0 comments
The horrendous double bombing attack that struck a protest rally for peace organized by several trade unions in Ankara, Turkeys capital city, on Saturday 10 October, led, at the last count, to at least 128 deaths, and hundreds injured. It is the largest terrorist attack in the countrys history. Many victims are still in intensive care units in various hospitals, while a number of bodies, unrecognizable, have not yet been identified. This attack, by its human and political magnitude, has shaken the country to its foundations.
There's a lot Ireland can do for People Fleeing from War MFómh 07 shannonwatch 2 comments
As people flee from countries ravaged by war and poverty and European governments shut their doors in their faces, we have responsibilities as human beings to act. We must demand that our governments do everything they can to end the cruel deaths we see happening in the backs of lorries, in the sea, in other parts of the long tortuous journeys that the people of Syria, Eritrea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, South Sudan, Eritrea and elsewhere undertake in order to stay alive.