Joining the Dots on the Massacre of Teachers in Mexico 23:52 Sep 30 0 comments
Leaked WADA documents: US Olympic team players were allowed to take banned substances 23:10 Sep 14 0 comments
The Empire Files: ‘This Ship is Sinking’ Says Former Bush Official 22:59 Aug 28 0 comments
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A bird's eye view of the vineyard
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For lefties too stubborn to quit
Star Wars themed jets 12:53 Sat Oct 22, 2016 | WorldbyStorm
More on Libraries? 11:30 Sat Oct 22, 2016 | WorldbyStorm
This Weekend I?ll Mostly Be Listening to? AnDa Union 07:41 Sat Oct 22, 2016 | irishelectionliterature
Punk milestones: October 22nd 1976, First British punk single released?. 03:55 Sat Oct 22, 2016 | WorldbyStorm
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Government campaign to sabotage Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann bus services through privatisation has begun
Just three weeks ago the National Transport Authority (NTA) officially started the tendering for 2016 of initially 10% of Dublin Bus routes and a further 10% of all Bus Eireann routes with most of the routes in Waterford City, and a number of Dublin commuter routes are to be privatised. In the original plan a number of Cork City routes were to go but these will probably happen later. This process has been the culmination of a relentless effort by Fine Gael (FG) in the present government and their predecessors and fellow Neo-Liberal ideologists, Fianna Fáil (FF) in the last government where they have consistently pushed for the break up of both Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann so that it can be handed over to their friends in the private sector to run on a profit basis. The NTA is used as a sort of cloak of respectability to give the impression that they will actually be a regulator with teeth of which we know very few regulators have any teeth, with the banking regulator during the Celtic Tiger coming to mind, plus many other examples and the function of NTA is really for propaganda value to convince the middle class. However this whole scheme is about ideology and is NOT about competition but about privatisation.
This article examines the Transatlantic Free Trade agreement and it's potential repercussions. In 2010 the US mining and gas company, Renco, managed to successfully avoid having to pay compensation to Peruvian locals who were harmed due to pollution by their companies by successfully using a provision of the Peru-US Trade Agreement. Not satisfied with avoiding having to pay compensation, the company has since demanded $800 million from the Peruvian government as they argue that one of the companies they own, Doe Run, was forced into bankruptcy due to an expensive pollution clean-up which the Peruvian government required Doe Run to conduct .
Over 100 separate local demonstrations took place today (Sat Nov 1st) against the Water Charges and for the Right 2 Water. Organisers estimate conservatively that over 150,000 were out on the streets today to send a message to this government that they won't accept paying for water twice and having it privatised later.
Corruption and incompetence rule in certain corridors of Dublin City Council. Coventa the company which somehow won the tender (despite not being a party to the bidding) and Dublin City Council have pushed the cost up to nearly €100 million for the land. Council Manager Owen Keegan said not one cent of the €96 million that has already been spent will be clawed back if the plan doesn't go ahead. Despite also as extra €36 million in extra costs many Councillors state that this whole thing has nothing to do with mad ideas from Bertie Ahern. Even if it does not go ahead it will still cost €600 million, and obviously this is the best interests of every else abroad who likes to sabotage Irish planning and make a few million doing so. Renewable energy is the future but not for the old school chums of yesteryear.
SUMMARY: I arrived in Ennis without pen or notebook to support the action of Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell who protested on the runway of Shannon against the US military use of the airport. The following is a colour story of happenings on the day relying on memory only. I hope that someone else may provide a fuller report and my apologies for any errors in this report which are entirely my responsibility.
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Fracking: the endgame? Legislation for a ban to be debated on 27th October 10:49 Tue 18 Oct 0 comments
On Thursday, 27th October the Dáil will discuss the Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016. This article highlights the issues surrounding the bill and traces the history of community action against fracking in Ireland.
Philippines: 100 Days of the Duterte Presidency 09:09 Tue 11 Oct 0 comments
This article has been presented and discussed by the leadership and organizers of the Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses - PLM) to mark the coming 100-day anniversary of the Duterte administration. It is a contribution to the discussion among the Left and progressive forces on how to view this administration and the tasks ahead.
ESB 63 power outages since 2007 09:48 Sat 01 Oct 3 comments
ESB does not patrol power lines or check transformers and only change them when the horrendous gales force the ESB to do so
Solidarity against the Terrorist Narco-State of Mexico from Dublin, Ireland 23:31 Mon 26 Sep 0 comments
On Saturday, 24 September, LASC and the Mexico-Ireland Solidarity Collective organised a vigil at the Mexican embassy to remember and to call for justice for the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa and the thousands more like them who have been disappeared in Mexico.
Dublin protest to force the government to back down and scrap water charges sees 1000s on streets 23:45 Thu 22 Sep 0 comments
The Irish government's attempt to introduce domestic water charges in Ireland is not going well. In fact, for them it's been a disaster because it's sparked off a huge upsurge in working class self organisation and direct action. Last Saturday 17th Sept, saw thousands of anti-water charges campaigners flooding the streets of Dublin o to again voice their opposition to Irish Water & water charges and as a show of strength for the movement.
#ANTIFA ALERT: NEO-NAZI CORK CASUALS @misscheeky666 @JLRFB @siegfails @edlnews @tellmamauk @uaf @bas... 17:44 Sat 03 Sep 9 comments
#ANTIFA : - Whilst Gaelic Football is the sport of those who oppose discrimination, football (soccer) in Ireland is inhabited by the racist and homophobic far right who glorify assaults on LGBT men and women, and foreigners, following a recruitment campaign by the openly national socialist Ireland First, represented on Twitter by Futboi (i) Adam @futboiadam and Futbol (l) Andrew @futbolandrew. Adam's Twitter timeline openly tweets about murdering black people, and Alan tweets to incite the burning of mosques, all fully aware Ireland's rightwing police force do not police internet hate crimes, not even blatant incitement to murder, nor do Twitter remove most racist accounts.
NAMALEAKS.com launches 23:02 Mon 29 Aug 0 comments
Inside the squatted prison in Dublin - a video tour 22:21 Sun 21 Aug 1 comments
Last night we shot some video inside the squatted Debtors prison in Dublin - the courts have ordered those living here to get out by midnight on Sunday, 11.59 to be exact. The abandoned prison in Dublins inner city has been occupied to be used as shelter and an arts space. The prison lies just behind Capel st, the entrance is on Halston st. Many of those occupying were recently evicted from Grangegorman squat The occupation was announced via Grangegorman Resists Eviction page last week.
PHILIPPINES: Don’t make the war on drugs a war on human rights 12:39 Fri 19 Aug 0 comments
Newly formed human rights coalition, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDefend|) calls on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte not to make his government’s war on drugs a war on human rights.
Irish Cancer Society supports Big Pharma in coverup of appalling effects of Gardasil / HPV Vaccine 22:49 Thu 18 Aug 0 comments
The Irish Cancer Society are organising two talks to promote the unsafe HPV vaccine and thereby are implicated in promoting this dangerous vaccine. The talks are titled: 'The HPV Vaccine – Warts And All' and will take place in Galway on August 23 and Cork on August 24.
US Republican Party Shatters. Oct 11 0 comments
US capitalism has had a century of relative political stability through the domination of its politics by its two capitalist parties. This is now coming to an end. A new era in US and world politics is opening up.Sean Throne
Walk This Way Sep 25 0 comments
Some observations on infrastructure in Ireland in relation to western European standards. Also, a case for a national path system.
I was TRICKED by the Soros/US-supported Malaysia's Opposition Jul 25 0 comments
Thankfully, before it's too late, I realized the truth; that is, anything which is organized by the Malaysia's Opposition ([especially by racist and fascist anti-Indigenous/anti-Muslim party of DAP (Democratic Action Party – ('democratic', my foot) - suspected to receive much hidden donation from ISrael, to the total of US 300 million and training from Mossad, through Singapore-based account] including under the guise of the so-called Human Rights March .
VOID NETWORK "On the tragic and the farcical of the British referendum" Jul 19 1 comments
“The parliamentary regime leaves everything to the decision of majorities; how shall the great majorities outside parliament not want to decide? When you play the fiddle at the top of the state, what else is to be expected but that those down below dance”?
Is Ireland supporting NATO exercises in Eastern Europe? Jun 17 0 comments
Shannonwatch have recorded an unusual number of US military aircraft at and overflying Shannon Airport since June 4th. This time period coincides with the preparations for NATO Anaconda-2016 military exercises in Poland which are being conducted from June 7th to 17th. (See list below)
RESS RELEASE: Peat Power Plant Permission Revoked Oct 21 Friends of the Irish Environment 0 comments
The confirmation by the courts that the Edenderry Power plant permission should have considered the indirect impacts of the extraction of 1.2 million tons of peat a year vindicated environmentalists’ legal challenges to the continued operation of the plant.
Bank of Ireland closes IPSC accounts – We need your help! Oct 15 Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign 2 comments
This press release was reported on the 3rd but it has only come to our attention recently and it is likely did not receive much coverage. Therefore we are posting it here.
Nama- Charity For The Rich Sep 22 People Before Profit 0 comments
There is more than a whiff of corruption arising from NAMA. The most obvious case has already been highlighted with Project Eagle in Northern Ireland.
On Monday 5th Sept at Dublin District Court, Shell were fined EUR1,000 after pleading guilty to causing light and noise pollution from gas flaring at Bellanaboy refinery last New Years Eve. The prosecution was brought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following complaints from people living around the Bellanaboy refinery.
Government Telling Lies To Protect Apple Sep 12 People Before Profit 3 comments
The political establishment have been left reeling by the size of the award made against Apple. They have launched an all-out propaganda war to try to recover ground.