Feabh 14 Fusion Sundays
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Video from the Villa Park eviction in Dublin 02:09 Ean 24 0 comments
Irish Water: Killing off conservation and the real agenda behind water charges 12:03 Ean 18 0 comments
Why the corporate capture of COP21 means we must Kick Big Polluters Out of climate policy 22:47 Noll 03 3 comments
“Humanitarian Lies”: Evidence Proves US Afghan Hospital Attack Was Deliberate 22:06 DFómh 19 1 comments
Poolbeg incinerator - city council manager assures company they can ignore vote of council 00:08 Lún 27 0 commentstuileadh >>
Activist Education at the Albert Einstein Institution: A Critical Examination of Elite Co-option of Civil Disobedience
Abstract: For most progressive activists, it is a given that the military-industrial complex is a clear and highly visible barrier to progressive social change. So it is particularly interesting to note that a number of groups involved in progressive activist education – which are held in high regard by activists – maintain strong links to military and political elites. One of the best known of these organisations is the US-based Albert Einstein Institution. This paper will provide a systematic analysis of the history of this Institution, and the key people associated with it, and demonstrate how their work is intimately linked to the international democracy-manipulating community – whose work is exemplified by the US-based National Endowment for Democracy, a group which is well-known for its support of the failed 2002 coup in Venezuela. This analysis will expose the crucial role such activist educators play in catalysing revolutions in countries deemed appropriative for regime change by transnational elites. In the light of the dubious nature of these educational activities, this paper will conclude by offering a number of suggestions for how concerned citizens and educators may counter the cynical (ab)use of activist education by political elites as a new and powerful tool of imperialism.
On 29th July we interviewed Fionuala Cregan on the Paraguayan crisis, its background and the Latin American context in which it takes place. She is based in Argentina and works with the Latin America Regional Office of Church World Service. She has also written for the Irish Times on Paraguay and has extensive research on the impact of agribusiness on Paraguayan peasants' lives. She has been a long term supporter of LASC. The views expressed here are her own. We hope that this interview will give a better insight into the developments in that country.
"Is there a safe way to frack? Probably: but not profitably; and
On the 20th of April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oilrig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven men instantly, then destroying 600 miles of coastline.On 9 September 2010, a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, California, burning eight to death, one of several recent pipeline explosions in the USA. In 1992, in Chicago, a gas pipe leaked and 18 houses exploded, incinerating three people. What do these deaths have to do with plans for “fracking” for natural gas in Ireland? Everything. It was my job to investigate these three explosions, the Deepwater Horizon and California explosions as a reporter for the UK news show Dispatches, the earliest as a US government investigator. In all three cases, the deaths were preceded by the same reassurances about the safety of drilling and piping that I read now in the debate about fracking in Ireland. First, the Deepwater Horizon. Eleven men died when the 'mud' – drilling cement meant to cap the wellhead – failed and methane gas blew out the top of the pipes and exploded. The Shannon Basin is not the Gulf of Mexico, but your safety will be just as dependent on Halliburton’s mud.
Charles Taylor’s sentencing to 50 years’ imprisonment on 11 counts of war crimes is undeniably momentous. However, with Sierra Leoneans still suffering abject poverty and remaining in dire need of aid, it must be questioned for whose benefit the costly War Crimes Court really is, writes EMMA PURDY
The Special Court for Sierra Leone will conclude this year on a triumphant note, with former Liberian president Charles Taylor now the first ex-head of state convicted by international justice since the 1946 Nuremburg trials.
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The seventh annual Rossport Solidarity Camp gathering is taking place in Erris, Co. Mayo from the 1st-4th June. You are invited to take part in workshops/discussions, skillshares, music and fun!
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FG & Labour announce Householders to Pay for Recycling 22:44 Luan 01 Feabh 1 comments
If there was ever a way to discourage recycling it is to charge for it. But there is more to this story. Way back during the Bin Tax campaign it was said that the original plan was to charge for recycling and all along the plan was to send most of the recycling material like paper, cardboard and plastic to feed the huge incinerator then planned for Dublin.
Open Letter to US Ambassador in Dublin 18:21 Déar 21 Ean 9 comments
Mary-Anne Grady Flores a grandmother from upper State New York was jailed for six months and started her sentence on Tuesday last for taking pictures of an anti-drone protest. The letter below has been sent to the US Ambassador along with the Democracy Now account of the jailing
Brazil: Censorship on internet 22:55 Máirt 12 Ean 0 comments
Brazilian blogger accuses senator of commanding the invasion of his computing systems and of harassment.
Mindanao, Philippines: Stop ‘Lumad’ killings, harassment - UN 06:26 Domh 10 Ean 0 comments
Killings and harassment of the Lumad, or the indigenous people (IP), should stop and those accountable should be brought to justice, according to Ola Almgren, the UN country representative and humanitarian coordinator.
LISTEN Irish school girl stuns music world with brilliant charity song Freedom Day 18:32 Máirt 05 Ean 0 comments
A 16-year-old girl has stunned the music industry in Ireland with a brilliant song called Freedom Day, which highlights the suffering of thousands of children facing poverty and oppression across the world.
Portrait of an Irish Republican 00:51 Domh 20 Noll 0 comments
The author's account of his visit to the North of Ireland in 1985, on the occasion of its 3oth anniversary;
Philippines: Climate Focus - Time to act is now on energy transformation 04:59 Déar 10 Noll 0 comments
What could possibly be so urgent and life-threatening to drive leaders of people from a small and barely reachable island off the coast of Mindoro to leave their homes and travel 285 kilometers by land and sea over the period of five days just to reach Metro Manila? On November 27, a day before the biggest climate justice march in the country, they have reach the Presidential Palace.
The Empire scores two victories in South America - Venezuela and Argentina 01:00 Céad 09 Noll 1 comments
In the recent elections in Venezuela the right wing opposition long backed by Washington has secured a majority by winning 107 out of 167 seats. This is the first time since the early days of deceased former president Chavez rose to power that the right has had control of the parliament.
Indymedia UK Servers Down 16:29 Domh 06 Noll 0 comments
ADMINS: - Indymedia UK has been offline since yesterday.
Irish government wastes over 1 million euro on pointless and biased study of fracking 07:37 Déar 03 Noll 0 comments
Irish government wastes over 1 million euro on biased fracking study
The West Is Being Reduced To Looting Itself Feabh 01 0 comments
Paul Craig Roberts clearly outlines the systematic way western financial institutions and the IMF have traditionally looted the third world and now, having exhausted that process, have turned to looting other western countries such as Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and more recently, Spain and Italy.
Protest against National Hare Coursing "Festival" in Ireland Feabh 01 2 comments
As the three-day so-called “National Hare Coursing Festival” opens today at Powerstown Park, Clonmel, County Tipperary, CACS and other animal protection campaign groups protested outside the venue where captured hares were forced to run from hyped-up greyhounds.
Elections 2016 Ean 29 0 comments
For many the knock on the door, hello sorry to disturb you, I'm canvassing for the bimbo party hoping you will consider to give us your no, 1 vote. the children have to be fed, the dog is barking. jumping over and open gates to put the leaflet through. jaysus we are great
Utilitarianism and Irish Left Ean 22 5 comments
Utilitarianism is the hidden basis for the moral and philosophical basis of much of the Irish Left
Be warned – 'The Revolution Papers' is an all-male baby! Ean 18 0 comments
The level of involvement by women in the 1916 Rising is historically unprecedented. This is recognised and welcomed in the Proclamation. The Rising, and the Proclamation which attempted to explain it, is of international significance.more >>
Election Candidates Asked to Pledge Themselves to Peace Feabh 02 Shannonwatch 1 comments
Press Release - 2nd Feb 2016 - Election Candidates Asked to Pledge Themselves to Peace
Congressional Hearing Examines Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Feabh 02 Jubilee USA 0 comments
The US House of Representatives held its second hearing on Puerto Rico's debt crisis this year. The hearing focused on potential legislative solutions including bankruptcy protection and an economic oversight board.
The 7th Edition of First Cut Youth Film Festival - Call for Entries! Feabh 01 First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2016 0 comments
While currently young filmmakers are being sought for a festival and short films are pouring in, the festival organisers are busily planning an exciting programme of screenings, Q&A's, discussions and workshops for this year's festival.
High Profile foxhunter caught redhanded assaulting two farmers...dramatic video footage exposes bullying and thuggery!
Urging a high turnout at Saturday’s Right2Water protests, Campaign says household Water Charges are ... Ean 20 Right2Water 0 comments
The Right2Water campaign said today (Wednesday January 20th) that water charges are being used to give tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest in our society. Pointing out that households only use 10 percent of water but are now expected to pay up to 78 percent of all costs while corporations and agriculture use 90 percent of all water but will only pay 22 percent of the costs, Right2Water said that water charges amount to a ‘transfer of wealth’.more >>