Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws: The Politics and Consequences of a Moral Panic 19:47 Jun 23 3 comments
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Women's Rights, Sharia Law and Secularism Conference Report 19:43 Apr 23 0 commentsmore >>
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
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Today's (October 16th) edition of the English newspaper "The Daily Mail" carried an opinion piece by the English journalist Jan Moir. The homophobia and inherent hatred voiced in the article led to an extraordinary amount of comments on that newspaper's website which together with reaction from other newspapers saw the title of the article changed by mid afternoon. By late afternoon an internet campaign had begun to pressure advertisers who use the Daily Mail to cut their support.
According to Wikipedia International Women's Day started in the States in 1909, spread to Copenhagen and other parts of Europe and by 1911 was being celebrated by over 1 million people. Its an official holiday in many countries throughout the world and though it doesn't have this status in Ireland it is being marked by a number of groups and events over the next few days. Heres a selection from the events listed on Indy's Events Calendar.
Yesterday Choice Ireland picketed the WRC on Dorset street - they intend to picket every Saturday (1pm) this month to highlight "the lies, bullying, and manipulation of the WRC.
Thu 27 Apr, 21:35
LGBT FAR RIGHT AFTERPARTY @JLRFB @misscheeky666 @ant1fane @slatukip @teessidePA @dubdanu #ANTIFA 12:16 Wed 20 Jul 0 comments
The Pegida far right organisation who were recently run out of Ireland, and the neo-fascist EDL are holding a fake LGBT march in Northern England, as documented by this Pink News article: -
U.S. Marine Suspected in Killing of Transgender Filipina 14:49 Wed 15 Oct 0 comments
Akbayan sends letter to US Ambassador demanding the surrender of PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton
796 dead at St.Mary’s Mother and Baby Home over 40 years 11:43 Thu 29 May 3 comments
If you are feeling strong this morning Rabble published a must read article yesterday on the 796 dead children found in a mass grave at the St.Mary’s Mother and Baby Home, Tuam. That's not a misprint, for the 40 years this institution operated at least one child died a fortnight, a death rate that approached 10% of those in the home per year! They ranged from 2 days (Thomas Duffy) to 9 years (Sheila Tuohy) old.
Philippines: Clerical Extremists, Timid Liberals, and the RH Debate 11:03 Mon 14 Apr 0 comments
On the Supreme Court decision declaring the Reproductive Health Law constitutional
International Women's Day in the Philippines 10:47 Wed 13 Mar 0 comments
Women groups hail ‘triple wins,’ but warn of complacency
Women’s rights: Turning point in India, triumph in Manila 11:49 Thu 03 Jan 0 comments
Women’s rights have been in the forefront of international concern over the last few weeks.
Lobby your TDs on the immediate need for legislation to give effect to the X case 23:57 Wed 14 Nov 9 comments
Lobby your TDs on the immediate need for legislation to give effect to the X case
Bridgit for Pope Movement 17:01 Mon 06 Feb 6 comments
It has been over 900 years since a woman became Pope. With a woman as Pope, and President and World Army leader of a new earth army can we solve the worlds problems.
Same sh**t, different day! 11:24 Sat 04 Jun 0 comments
Abuse of human rights!!
Report on Dail protest against rape comments by gardai 19:44 Fri 08 Apr 13 comments
Today's lunchtime protest expressed widespread outrage at Garda comments and solidarity with the women concerned, and called for an independent inquiry into the policing of the Corrib pipeline.more >>
The degrees of violence against women and children and the slave labor inflicted on Irish women in the laundries are not caused by some flaw in the Irish character but by the nature of Irish capitalism and its relationship to the anti women dictatorial Catholic church.
Abuse of women in left organizations. Oct 19 4 comments
Sinn Fein I believe are rightly under attack for the issues around the Cahill case and the way they are said to have handled this. Abuse of women (and Men) exists in the revolutionary left also. When this comes up the leadership of these organizations usually try to cover this up by citing the supposed interests of the organization concerned and the revolution. This puts enormous pressure of the victims of assault and has to be condemned.
Catholic church: Monstrous crimes in Ireland. Oct 01 0 comments
We are all familiar with the monstrous crimes that have been carried out by the Catholic hierarchy in Ireland, the slave labor in the Magadlene prison laundries, the physical and sexual abuse in the children's prisons.The victims have to be given compensation. Not by the taxpayers but from the vast wealth of the Catholic church. More generally responsibility has to be allotted for this. Responsibility lies with different forces, the Catholic hierarchy, the Irish capitalist class, but also the members of the Catholic church. John Throne.
The Special Oppression of women. Mar 20 0 comments
How the working class movement and the left must oppose the special oppression of women.
Pussy Riot Is Much Ado Propaganda For Naïve Americans Feb 13 3 comments
Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression. Behind scenes of this shallow morality play …lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations.
Fathers4Justice launch Eighth Amendment campaign Nov 17 Fathers4Justice 0 comments
Fathers’ rights organisation Fathers4Justice (F4J) is to enter the debate around the Eighth Amendment with a media campaign calling for the recognition and protection of the rights of the father in relation to the unborn child.
Pro-choice group demands 'Repeal the 8th - Free, Safe, Legal' on Galway Cathedral" Aug 11 Díobháil, 1 comments
In the early hours of Thursday morning, feminist pro-choice activists Díobháil (Bíonn Díobháil a dhéanamh againn: We make mischief) struck again and dropped a banner from Galway Cathedral stating “Repeal the 8th - Free, Safe, Legal” demanding access to abortion. For too long the Church and the State have controlled our bodies and our choices. It is time to finally end the unholy alliance of Church and State. While Díobháil respects peoples’ personal religious beliefs, these should not be imposed on others, and vast majority of people in Ireland agree. Let us not forget, St. Brigid was our first abortionist, and this is why we demand “Take your rosaries off our ovaries!”
Transcend Ireland Support Forum Jun 20 0 comments
LGBT Protest At Russian Embassy. Jul 16 6 comments
Today, Tuesday 16th July, at 5:00pm, a coalition of LGBT organizations, civil-society groups, political parties and public representatives will hand in a protest letter to the Russian Embassy, Orwell road, Rathgar to register our horror at the signing into law of the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships” Bill (the so-called Gay 'Propaganda' law)
Make Termination For Medical Reasons Available In Ireland May 27 Termination For Medical Reasons 0 comments
After hearing the comments from the Minister for health we urge you to help us continue to fight this very important cause. Here is a template we ask you to send to as many TD'S SENATORS AND COUNSELORS. Not just in your own area but to them all I will post all their addresses also.