PEOPLES NEWS – Issue 102. April 2014 12:13 Aib 12 0 comments
Monsanto Roundup Linked to Global Boom in Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance 16:00 Márta 28 3 comments
Notorious Ukrainian nationalist militant shot dead in police raid 13:03 Márta 25 3 comments
PEOPLES NEWS issue no. 101 Date: 23 – 3 – 14 21:42 Márta 24 1 comments
The Irish water debacle: a timeline 14:56 Márta 24 0 commentstuileadh >>
Not really sure where to post this—just got thinking about repression and state power etc. and thought I would share some observations on the subject with whoever’s interested. Yes, it ended up being more of an essay than a post but what the hell—feels 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 what’s 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.
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.
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Threat to lakshadeep islands ecology 06:31 Céad 16 Aib 0 comments
GRAVE THREAT TO LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS ECOLOGY
Philippines: Clerical Extremists, Timid Liberals, and the RH Debate 11:03 Luan 14 Aib 0 comments
On the Supreme Court decision declaring the Reproductive Health Law constitutional
IMF Annual Meetings Focus on High Debt Burdens and Global Inequality 20:54 Aoine 11 Aib 0 comments
The annual International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings are focusing on the role of high debt burdens in both global economic recovery and increasing inequality. At the onset of the meetings, the G24 released an IMF statement noting that the IMF's failure to implement quota reform and the outcome of the US Supreme Court Argentina/NML Capital case impacts global inequality.
The latest HEARTBLEED OpenSSL bug 09:43 Aoine 11 Aib 0 comments
The false sense of security of the internet has been completely overturned by the latest security bug to be discovered. A bug in the popular OpenSSL library used by many of the most important and frequently used server sites on the net allows arbitrary chunks of memory to be read remotely from user machines and servers, possibly containing very sensitive data, user tokens, bank details, emails and passwords. What does all this mean and how did it happen and what can we do to protect ourselves?
Tony Benn RIP 10:54 Aoine 14 Márta 2 comments
Sadly, Tony Benn has died aged 88 "After the war people said, 'If you can plan for war, why can't you plan for peace?' When I was 17, I had a letter from the government saying, 'Dear Mr. Benn, will you turn up when you're 17 1/2? We'll give you free food, free clothes, free training, free accommodation, and two shillings, ten pence a day to just kill Germans.' People said, well, if you can have full employment to kill people, why in God's name couldn't you have full employment and good schools, good hospitals, good houses?" -Tony Benn (1925-2014):
*Come to Calais: Newly squatted houses need support!* 15:01 Máirt 11 Márta 0 comments
In the week of the 3rd to the 7th of March four houses were squatted in Calais. One of these has already been evicted once and reoccupied. The remaining three are legally secure (in France exists a law which stipulates that houses which have been squatted for more than 48 hours cannot be evicted without a legal procedure) but despite this remain as before under threat. In the past in Calais there have been countless illegal evictions by police, predominately those of living quarters of refugees.
Attempt to hand over UN submission to the EPP. 21:09 Aoine 07 Márta 1 comments
An attempt today was made by the 32CSM to hand in the UN submission on the violation of Ireland's national sovereignty to the EPP which was blocked by the Free state police.
Three Irish and American peace activists deported from Egypt 01:45 Déar 06 Márta 8 comments
Three peace activists, Mairead Maguire Ann Patterson and Medea Benjamin were detained in Cairo and deported
Interview with Jose Maria Sison 07:09 Máirt 04 Márta 0 comments
Interview with Jose Maria Sison, Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
Chevron plans to stop the protest in Zurawlow by force on 24th of February. - people, journalists an... 22:53 Domh 23 Feabh 0 comments
Attention Globalfrackdown family Here is the last news from Zurawlow, Poland, please forward it, also to all the journalists you know directly: Call for the direct support of in Zurawlow, Poland: Chevron plans to stop the protest by force on Monday February 24. The farmers have stood their ground for nearly 300 days! PROTEST SUPPORTERS AND VIDEO MAKERS ARE NEEDED! After almost 300 days, the longest in the history of post-war Polish protest of residents and inhabitants of ?urawlow and other villages of the municipalitiy of Grabowiec need our support. On Monday February 24, against the law and without official permits, the company Chevron plans to step in with heavy equipment onto the concession's Grabowiec leased plot. As usually practiced in such cases, a security company should give a support.more >>
The news that six greyhounds that participated in this year’s National Hare Coursing Festival have tested positive for banned substances can be offered as yet further evidence of the true nature of live hare coursing.
'Profound' Arrogance at UN creates elitist human rights. Márta 28 0 comments
Describes the 'Profound' Arrogance of bureaucratic elites at the UN in disregarding history, as if they 'know', to reinvent human rights to emphasize elites rather than individuals. Discussion with Islamic academic on global ethical human rights.
The need for United Front in the Filipino People’s Democratic Revolution Márta 26 0 comments
The Filipino people’s democratic revolution constantly needs the revolutionary united front because this is the effective way to arouse, organize and mobilize the broad masses of the Filipino people in their millions in order to advance and win total victory. The need for the united front is more urgent than ever as the socio-economic and political crisis is rapidly worsening and inflicting intolerable suffering on the Filipino people and they must intensify their struggle against those who exploit and oppress them.
Jubilee USA Network, a religious anti-poverty coalition, along with 78 other religious and development groups filed with the US Supreme Court in the case between Argentina and NML Capital
The Special Oppression of women. Márta 20 0 comments
How the working class movement and the left must oppose the special oppression of women.more >>
Debt Restructuring Process Discussed by IMF and G20
ECJ says: EU-mandated mass surveillance "entails an interference with the fundamental rights of prac... Aib 09 Digital Rights Ireland 1 comments
8th April 2014: Press Release - Europe’s highest court has given a judgement in the challenge taken by Irish human rights advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) to the EU’s regime of Data Retention and mass surveillance.
The Philippines-Bangsamoro Agreement Aib 02 0 comments
The Bangsamoro Agreement: A Step towards Re-imagining and Rebuilding the Philippine Nation
Media censorship Márta 19 Thirty Two County Sovereignty Movement 0 comments
Media censorship of an attempt made by the 32CSM to hand the UN document on the violation of Ireland's national sovereignty to the EPP.
Filipino Farmers to Aquino: Make Land Reform a Development Priority Márta 17 0 comments
Philippines, March 2014 -- With less than four months remaining before the upcoming “death” of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)’s land distribution component on June 30 2014, 300 farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) today trooped to Malacanang Presidential Palace, calling for a drastic acceleration and overhaul of the implementation of the land reform effort.