Israel said planning to deport African migrants to Uganda 10:51 Feabh 24 0 comments
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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 0.69 Mb Deputy Chief Medical Adviser, a state official, reveals state prejudice, ignores neglect and death 0.1 Mb Deputy Chief Medical Adviser stops Bethany admitting Roman Catholics - hopes that will make the negative publicity problem about sickness and death go away 0.58 Mb Department inspector wants Bethany nurse mother prosecuted - Deputy Chief Medical Adviser exonerates her, says child was 'delicate' and needed 'country air' 0.26 Mb
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,
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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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Three Irish and American peace activists deported from Egypt 01:45 Déar 06 Márta 7 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 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.
Drone victim abducted in Pakistan 01:10 Máirt 11 Feabh 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 Luan 03 Feabh 0 comments
More than 5,000 March on Bloody Sunday Anniversary
Chelsea Manning - Solidarity from Ireland... and why 21:26 Aoine 17 Ean 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 Déar 16 Ean 0 comments
Martin Corey a politically interned republican prisoner of conscience
Guantanamo protest -yet again 17:59 Sath 11 Ean 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 Céad 18 Noll 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 Máirt 10 Noll 0 comments
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.
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 Feabh 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 Ean 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.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 Ean 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 Noll 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) 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 statesmore >>