If Ireland was treated like Palestine - An alternate history 23:37 Jul 29 0 comments
How to become a terrorist 08:36 Jul 25 0 comments
Easter Rising Walking Tour 17:53 Jul 21 0 comments
Israeli airstrikes hit al-Rimal, Khan Younis, Beit Lahia; death toll over 100 for Sunday alone 23:11 Jul 20 3 comments
Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet 00:48 Jul 15 2 commentsmore >>
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
IPA Summer School - Social Justice, Poverty and Ireland - 28 July 2014 11:56 Mon Jul 28, 2014
Feminist Economics - Cuts are a Feminist Issue 08:21 Wed Jun 18, 2014
Feminist Economics - Care and Social Reproduction 16:11 Fri Jun 13, 2014
Feminist Economics - By Way of Introduction 12:12 Fri Jun 06, 2014
GLOBAL FINANCE, MONEY, AND POWER 12:24 Wed May 28, 2014
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Photographing Absence Wed Jul 02, 2014 15:32 | Seán Sheehan
Pablo Iglesias: ?put a stop to the grand coalition that is imposing austerity an... Wed Jul 02, 2014 15:03 | Richard
Unite Seminar: Ireland needs a pay rise: Wage floors and economic recovery Tue Jul 01, 2014 16:48 | Irish Left Review
From Alpha to Omega Podcast #050: The Matrix Mon Jun 30, 2014 14:49 | Tom O'Brien
In Depth: What?s Really Happening In Venezuela Thu Jun 26, 2014 15:30 | Irish Left Review
Dunne on Sexual Orientation at the CJEU: Advocates General tackle Asylum Procedures and Blood Ban Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:06 | GuestPost
The Arrival of Frackers in Co. Fermanagh raises Cross-Border Human Rights Concerns Mon Jul 28, 2014 08:50 | GuestPost
A Modest Proposal on Abortion Reform in Ireland Fri Jul 25, 2014 07:03 | Fiona de Londras
The UK report on socio-economic rights: guilty by omission? Wed Jul 23, 2014 15:49 | GuestPost
A Mother and Baby Homes Commission: Lessons from the Murphy Report at the UNHRC. Thu Jul 17, 2014 07:00 | Máiréad Enright
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
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.
In 2012 public opposition forced the ditching of a plan for a "retirement village" on the side of the Dublin mountains, isolated from services and public transport and cut off by the M50, in an area normally zoned for agriculture and public amenity and widely used by the public. A previous plan for a private school on the site had been rejected for similar reasons in 2005. After the local elections the plan is back in a lightly tweaked form, with the developer's sister among a number of newly elected councillors supporting the project.
The Euro and local council elections take place on Fri May 23rd and nationwide there are 11 MEPs to be elected to represent Ireland Euro elections will also be taking place across Europe for a grand total of 751 seats in the European Parliament. Regrettably the European Commission which is composed of 28 non-elected and appointed commissioners and is besieged by thousands of lobbying firms working for the private sector, is probably reckoned to have more power. Yet despite this Europe matters because at least 70% of our legislation comes from there and practically most of the regulation in a diverse range of areas originates from Europe and some of the more background regulation has its origins with corporate lobbyists with the aim of using heavy regulation to put smaller competitors out of businesses by greatly increasing the relative costs for smaller businesses. The main political parties of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael constantly tell us they are pro business and for jobs and the economy. In fact they are for big business, privatisation, outsourcing of jobs, lower wages, less social safety net and their support of big business and corporations constantly results in the suffocating of small business which are the very areas that lead to most employment.
It was three years on March 11th since the triple nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011. This article attempts to try and give an picture of the situation today and to show that the accident is still an active event that will take many decades to cleanup and it is anything but over.
Remembering What HappenedIt is three years since the accident on March 11th 2011 at the Fukushima power station complex. There has been surprisingly little coverage of it in the mainstream media compared to the Chernobyl accident in 1986 at the time. As most people know, the accident was a result of an earthquake which caused the tsunami which flooded the Fukushima site and knocked out the backup diesel generators used for cooling the plants and that is how the story goes. The first report many people heard was that they were using sea-water to cool the reactors. This in itself was frightening because sea-water and cooling of nuclear reactors should not be in the same sentence, ever and it can only mean one thing -the situation is desperate, everything has failed and since sea-water would destroy the reactor vessel and fuel rods it means its the very last resort at trying to stop a meltdown.
Leaked call from Estonian FM to Catherine Ashton (EU) indicates that snipers were provocateurs shooting people on both sides
Another leaked phone call. This time between the Estonian FM and Catherine Ashton. It would seem to indicate that the same shooters on the rootops in Ukraine were shooting people on BOTH sides.
Ukraine Urged Jews to Flee Kiev
During the turmoil of the coup by the neo Nazis in Kiev which happens to be the home of one of the largest viable Jewish communities outside Israel, the synagogues in Kiev came under petrol bomb attack but likely the building didn't burn down. Given the outright racist nature of these thugs and the fact that the coup leaders on the first day of power hung a huge banner of Stepan Bandera the World War II Nazi collaborator who helped send 900,000 Jews to the gas chambers. When those in powercelebrate these type of people, it should send a chill down your spine.
Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Urged Jews to Flee Kiev After Attack on Students
Wed 30 Jul, 14:04
Galway Mosque for Muslims who cannot attend HAJJ 15:35 Mon 28 Jul 0 comments
Galway City Council granted planning permission for a Mosque in Galway City last year however it seems it may not be a Mosque at all. The Sharia Council maintain that the Ahmadiyyas Mosque is an insult to Islam and this group have been banned from attending the Hajj in Mecca since the 1970s following a conference in Pakistan which seen Saudi Arabia bann this group from entering its most sacred territory.
Clare Daly and Mick Wallace carry out a protest to highlight military misuse of Shannon 10:27 Wed 23 Jul 1 comments
Yesterday independent TD's Clare Daly and Mick Wallace carried out a protest designed to highlight use of Shannon for military purposes yesterday. They were later released. Daly has vowed to hold the state to account for it's complicity in US military warmongering in the middle east and elsewhere. Fair play to Clare and Mick.
The face of Irish Animal welfare ? 09:49 Mon 21 Jul 0 comments
The public and animal welfare organisations feel let down by the Irish judicial system.
Report on Rossport Art Weekend 00:09 Mon 21 Jul 3 comments
On Friday the 11th July, people started gathering for the art weekend in which murals and new campaign banner and signs were prepared. Straight away work on the house with the mural “The struggle goes on” was started along with the sign on the roof which reads “Strength in Community”.
Summary of Corrib Court Cases 22:46 Sun 20 Jul 0 comments
On Wednesday 9th July, 6 Corrib campaigners appeared in Belmullet District court to answer charges as a result of their opposition to Shell. While the following Friday John Monaghan appeared in Castlebar Circuit Court, where he was appealing a conviction of obstruction and careless driving outside Shell's Aughoose compound.
Belfast Twelfth of July Bonfires 14:09 Thu 17 Jul 1 comments
I am an American currently living in Ireland. I recently attended the Twelfth of July events in Belfast. This particularly piece is on my experiences at the bonfires.
Meeting & Campaign Launch: Report 15:00 Sun 06 Jul 1 comments
Dublin regulation kills! 23:35 Mon 23 Jun 0 comments
Three videos testify to the tortures inflicted by the border Italian police upon refugees, on their entrance in Schengen space in order to take their fingerprints. This is the Dublin III system, and evidence of the torture and violation of refugee rights it imposes on those fleeing for their safety and their future. Italy is only one of several border countries using such methods to comply with EU Dublin III.
R.I.P. Gerry Conlon: Video of his speech in Dublin, Nov 2013 21:39 Mon 23 Jun 2 comments
Gerry Conlon's speech in full, filmed by Dave Donnellan at Trinity College Dublin, in solidarity with Chelsea Manning and her family. With introductory song 'Giuseppe Conlon' by Joe Black.
Anti Homeless Device Removed by An Spréach 17:15 Sun 22 Jun 4 comments
Today, June 22, members of An Spréach Housing Action Committee removed an anti-homeless device installed on the premises of the Department of Social Protection.more >>
Yesterday afternoon tragically 295 people lost their lives. What we do know is that if the Kiev fascist regime had any sort of tenuous proof that the separatists had shot it down the Western media would be screaming bloody murder. Instead they are quite coy and initially qualified it with the word accident. And accident of sorts it may well have been because it looks like this may have been more than yet another provocation by US/NATO via their neo-Nazi puppets in Kiev to widen the conflict but in fact may have been a direct attempt to assassinate president Putin because it has been reported his presidential plane flew over the same region approximately 30 minutes earlier. More on this later. But first some details on the lead up to this.
The Real Purpose Of The IMF Jul 13 2 comments
An analysis of what the IMF is really about...
Dáil Committee to investigate science funding failures in Ireland Jul 13 1 comments
Visit by Dáil Committee toTyndall National Institute, UCC, Monday 14 July. Questions need to be addressed in regard to departures of iconic researchers following SFI funded research work. In particular the iconic work on the junctionless transistor.
Responses of members of human rights organizations to post which considers religious political parties would have more influence if adopted a secular, ethical human rights base. Also my responses to sustainable development.
The ‘Asian Century’ and ASEAN integration: contradictions and challenges Jun 26 0 comments
Talk given by Sonny Melencio, Chairperson of Partido Lakas ng Masa-Philippines (PLM), during the Socialist Alliance Conference in Sydney, Australia on June 7, 2014more >>
Did Abbot really think he could suppress a story like this? He seems intent on turning Australia into a dictatorship. KM
Open Letter by 50 Israeli Army Reservists on Why They Refuse to Fight in Gaza Jul 26 Don't Serve 0 comments
We were soldiers in a wide variety of units and positions in the Israeli military—a fact we now regret, because, in our service, we found that troops who operate in the occupied territories aren’t the only ones enforcing the mechanisms of control over Palestinian lives. In truth, the entire military is implicated. For that reason, we now refuse to participate in our reserve duties, and we support all those who resist being called to service.
An open letter for the people in Gaza Jul 24 0 comments
]We are doctors and scientists, who spend our lives developing means to care and protect health and lives. We are also informed people; we teach the ethics of our professions, together with the knowledge and practice of it. We all have worked in and known the situation of Gaza for years.
Statement on the Gaza Genocide Jul 23 4 comments
In the past week, Israeli military forces have escalated their offensive on the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes have increasingly targeted houses, civilian-populated areas and civilian facilities in the Gaza strip. Israeli warplanes have destroyed a number of houses while their residents were inside, without any prior warnings, killing and wounding many Palestinian civilians.
All out for Palestine! Ongoing actions/protests for Gaza around Ireland Jul 18 5 comments
As the death toll in Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza surpasses 260, actions have been called around Ireland taking place this week and next. It’s important that as many people as possible turn out to show their solidarity with the Palestinians people under attack, their opposition to this latest round of brutal attacks on Gaza, and their anger at political inaction and media misreporting of the issue.more >>