Israel said planning to deport African migrants to Uganda 10:51 Feb 24 0 comments
NSA and GCHQ spying on WikiLeaks 11:01 Feb 19 0 comments
Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed 23:53 Feb 05 0 comments
Yassamine Mather interviewed on the Beeb 15:43 Jan 23 0 comments
The Battle for Burgos in Spain. People Rise Up Against Corrupt Politicians and Their Handlers 23:31 Jan 21 0 commentsmore >>
For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
It?s the stuff you don?t expect that? 17:40 Mon Mar 10, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Here?s an interesting thesis? 14:37 Mon Mar 10, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Irish Left Archive: New Document Collections Feature 08:06 Mon Mar 10, 2014 | AonRud
They pretend to ask us, we pretend to vote? 07:44 Mon Mar 10, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Left Archive: Culture and Revolution in Ireland, Eoin Ó Murchú, Official Sinn Féin, 1971 04:45 Mon Mar 10, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
BONO?S BIG IDEA 23:54 Sun Mar 09, 2014
APPLE, IRELAND AND TAX AVOIDANCE 00:01 Sun Mar 09, 2014
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN?S DAY 20:06 Sat Mar 08, 2014
CAMERON ON THE PHONE 09:22 Thu Mar 06, 2014
Irish Political Economy, Class 5: Austerity, Tax Avoidance and Privatization 15:57 Wed Mar 05, 2014
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Bishop Accuses Spanish Women of Holocaust Mon Mar 10, 2014 17:37 | Maryjane O'Leary
Irelands? Bank Guarantee: A Lesson In Class Power Thu Mar 06, 2014 16:49 | Irish Left Review
Normal Euro zone Countries Don?t Export Their People Thu Mar 06, 2014 15:11 | Michael Taft
The Eighth Amendment Must be Repealed Wed Mar 05, 2014 13:29 | Alison Spillane
Marx was right all along, says investment bank Wed Mar 05, 2014 13:14 | Michael Burke
A shot at bias in the media
Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14
Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04
The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48
The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47
The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
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.
The anti-abortion movement was not cowed by the outcry over Savita's tragic death nor by the huge popular response marching in November. The Government plans legislation only to allow abortion when the woman's life is danger and the criteria for establishing that are not yet known. All opinion polls on the subject show a huge majority in favour of liberalisation of the laws -- a majority which is also rising over the years. The abortion rights movement has been publicly quiet for some time now while the opposition is loud and in public view. Can the movement for abortion rights summon the necessary militancy to achieve its objectives?
Two demonstrations have been called in light of this tragic death:
Having trained and gained professional child care qualifications, and then having worked with children in a professional capacity for over 30 years I, like all concerned citizens, obviously want the best for children – and for this reason I will be voting ‘NO’ in the upcoming Children’s referendum.
Things on the global Police State front get more frightening and ominous by the day. This latest announcement serves to underline that. The FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars. It is known as the Next Generation Identification (NGI) program. This report comes from Russia Today (rt.com) and quotes an article in New Scientist magazine. The project itself was announced back in 2005 and was part of a project to upgrade the existing Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) that keeps track of citizens with criminal records across America.
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Three Irish and American peace activists deported from Egypt 01:45 Thu 06 Mar 6 comments
Three peace activists, Mairead Maguire Ann Patterson and Medea Benjamin were detained in Cairo and deported
Chevron plans to stop the protest in Zurawlow by force on 24th of February. - people, journalists an... 22:53 Sun 23 Feb 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.
Drone victim abducted in Pakistan 01:10 Tue 11 Feb 3 comments
Mairead Maguire has called on Pakistani Prime Minister to release Kareem Khan, whom she describes as a man of peace
Over 5,000 March On Bloody Sunday Anniversary 11:51 Mon 03 Feb 0 comments
More than 5,000 March on Bloody Sunday Anniversary
Chelsea Manning - Solidarity from Ireland... and why 21:26 Fri 17 Jan 2 comments
Why should the Irish in particular care about Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning and want to offer their ongoing support and solidarity as she begins a 35 year jail term in a US military prison?
Politically Interned Martin Corey Released 12:17 Thu 16 Jan 0 comments
Martin Corey a politically interned republican prisoner of conscience
Guantanamo protest -yet again 17:59 Sat 11 Jan 5 comments
Two outside the Embassy. Letter refused. !5 hunger strikers being force fed but US military has stopped disclosing information about the hunger strikes since December last "as it serves no operational purpose"
Arctic 30 get Amnesty 19:42 Wed 18 Dec 7 comments
The Arctic 30 who have been under threat of serving long sentences in Russia for their actions to prevent Arctic oil drilling, have been granted an amnesty by the Russian Parliament.
Rossport Solidarity Camp Update December 2013 23:40 Tue 10 Dec 0 comments
Inside the paranoid Maoist cults of 1970s Britain 13:07 Sun 01 Dec 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.
Major Western Powers invited to New Zealand gives opportunity to advocate a global 'turn-around' by adopting 'bottom-up' emphasis of global ethical human rights (developed in New Zealand) to replace 'near absolute', 'top-down' control of 'neoliberal absolutism'.
Akbayan welcomes Philippines-MILF deal with hopes for inclusive peace Feb 01 0 comments
Akbayan Party today said it welcomes with high hopes the signing of the last annex to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Aquino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
FULL FILM DIRTY WAR OF SHANNON AIRPORT Jan 30 2 comments
DIRTY WAR an Award-Winning Documentary Video - Full Film of Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill tracks tracking down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars out of Shannon Airport Ireland.
The UN by crossing a line to authoritarianism and creating ‘neoliberal absolutism’ means the Rule of Law they promote is not based on reason but rather elite interests.
Chomsky's response to UN's 'Global Crime Against Humanity' and my reply. Jan 14 0 comments
Noam Chomsky's response to UN's 'Global Crime Against Humanity' which is described in my recent article, 'A Great World can be achieved by Great States ensuring global ethical human rights'. It also contains my reply.more >>
Five Palestinian teenagers are facing life imprisonment for a crime that never happened. A settler car accident labels them as "terrorists". Fight for justice for the Hares Boys!
St Patricks Day Festival would like to do a call out to the LGBT community to take part in the 2014 parade.
On 100th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung Jan 05 18 comments
Message to Comrade Kim Jong Un, DPRK & Korean People on 100th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung
Socialist International honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela Dec 20 7 comments
The Socialist International is deeply moved by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the man who, representing the struggle for freedom of an entire nation, became a symbol for justice, reconciliation and peace for the entire world.
Wikileaks Publishes Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Nov 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 statesmore >>