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For lefties too stubborn to quit
A new collection in the Irish Left Archive ? non-electoral Political Posters 16:54 Wed Apr 16, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Hard to keep up 16:18 Wed Apr 16, 2014 | doctorfive
May Day DCTU march 15:13 Wed Apr 16, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
What you want to say ? 16th April 2014 04:26 Wed Apr 16, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
More Left Unity Transfers?. From People Before Profit 22:41 Tue Apr 15, 2014 | irishelectionliterature
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
GOTTA LOVE THIS COUNTRY 18:11 Wed Apr 16, 2014
PLAYING OUT THE STRING WITH THE ANGLO TRIAL 18:16 Sun Apr 13, 2014
Care and Social Reproduction - Dublin Anarchist Bookfair 12 April 2014 09:58 Sat Apr 12, 2014
TUGGING THE FORELOCK 22:59 Tue Apr 08, 2014
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Opening the Low-Low Corporate Tax Rate Door Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:55 | Michael Taft
April Edition of The Socialist Voice is Out Now Mon Apr 07, 2014 09:38 | Communist Party of Ireland
Sheehy Skeffington School, Saturday April 12th in Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse S... Mon Apr 07, 2014 09:15 | Irish Left Review
New LookLeft out now! Fri Apr 04, 2014 18:23 | Irish Left Review
National Competitiveness Council Twists the Evidence to Suit a Political Argumen... Fri Apr 04, 2014 16:50 | Michael Taft
A Franco-Irish discussion on marriage equality at NUI Galway Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:34 | Eoin Daly
Is Corporation Tax A Human Rights Issue? Tue Apr 15, 2014 16:48 | Charles O'Mahony
#DirectProvision14: Photography Exhibition ?One year on, and still no change? Tue Apr 15, 2014 09:38 | GuestPost
Today in Irish Legal History: The Kerry Babies and the Memory of Feminist Protest. Sat Apr 12, 2014 19:19 | Máiréad Enright
Legal professionals as ?bloodhounds? for white-collar criminality Fri Apr 11, 2014 14:49 | GuestPost
In letters to Joe Costello TD and Bethany Home Survivors Chairperson, Derek Leinster (attached), Ruairi Quinn TD, Minister for Education, turned down the survivors' request to have the Home included in the Schedule to the Residential Institutions Redress Scheme.
Child deaths soared after Bethany Home was supposed to be 'inspected' by the Department of Local Government and Public Health
It is reasonable, considering the many high profile members of the elite involved in the project, to expect a blizzard of media attention for the 'We The Citizens' initiative to accompany their showpiece Citizen's Assembly taking place on June the 25th and 26th in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
It is quite unbelievable that the bona-fides of those involved, and the methodologies being utilized by the initiative to select a representative group of people for their 'citizen's assembly', have been subject to no public scrutiny whatsoever to date. This is especially so when you consider the fact that so much money is being poured into it.
Hugh Green, in a timely article which is excerpted below, subjects what he refers to as 'Weed the Citizens' to a searching critique. His piece, which looks coldly at the track record of some of the elite team behind the initiative, includes a translation of a report on recent events in Spain which feels (from an Irish standpoint) like a broadcast from an alternative universe. In that universe citizens organize themselves within structures created from the ground up and without help from billionaires and politically connected elite insiders.
The brief and extremely vague overview of the methodology used by 'We the Citizens' for selecting participants makes it apparent that those with the benefit of a good education and the attendant confidence to participate would be favoured by this approach. These are not the kinds of people most likely to be hit hard by the actions of the ECB/IMF financial dictatorship presently running the country.
As Elizabeth Windsor's visit moves into history it is time to analyse the reasons for the visit and what happened during it: the small protests, the massive restrictions on movement in Ireland's capital city, the huge violations of the right to protest,
Queen greets crowds in Cork
You have to be in the matrix to believe 'Yes we can'
In a blatant and outrageous act of political censorship Dublin City Council is attempting to impose an unprecedented ban on posters advertising political protests. This poster ban represents a very real attack on the right to political expression, the right to organise politically and the right to assembly.
The ban is due to come into effect from May 15th to May 25th, during which time both the 'British Queen' and US president Barack Obama are to visit Dublin. Those applying for permission to erect posters have been sent the following email by the council: 'I wish to advise you that your application has been refused. This decision has been taken on the basis that no postering applications for events between 15th and 25th May are being granted in the interest of promoting a clean environment for Dublin City during forthcoming State visits.'
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Have Your Say in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan for 2016 -2022 12:32 Tue 15 Apr 0 comments
Buried in the DLC CC website is a notice inviting members of the public to have their say in the 2016 - 2022 development plan. These are types of plans throughout the country that have been shaped, influenced and manipulated by corrupt developers in the past and probably will continue to do so in the future.
Three Irish and American peace activists deported from Egypt 01:45 Thu 06 Mar 8 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
'Profound' Arrogance at UN creates elitist human rights. Mar 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.
Once you are born a creature (and irrespective of your personal circumstances which can vary greatly) that is as you were forced into existence (not by any choice on your part but according to European religious dogma originating in the Middle East) not just for a lifetime on earth but also forever after by some notion of an immortal soul, so then you are also forced into an immortality (almost like a vampire who too can never truly die in literature) and irrespective of however terrifying such an immortality might present itself. “What kind of God (or Yahweh) would put a soul, any soul (no matter how supposedly evil in human terms) into an eternal length of torture—and never having to contemplate acquiescence—what kind of compassion is that? This is as extreme of cruelty and barbarity as one could espouse. Such cosmic outcome, supposedly as Divine Justice, doesn’t even reach the categories of mere human ideas to justice.
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.more >>
ECJ says: EU-mandated mass surveillance "entails an interference with the fundamental rights of prac... Apr 09 Digital Rights Ireland 2 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 Apr 02 0 comments
The Bangsamoro Agreement: A Step towards Re-imagining and Rebuilding the Philippine Nation
Occupied Six Counties ‘Tourist Board Campaign’ Apr 02 Sinn Féin Poblachtach - Cork 0 comments
Occupied Six Counties ‘Tourist Board Campaign’
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.