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Ahead of the European Parliament's vote on resolution
'Europen Stop TTIP' alliance sends open letter



The European Parliament is about to make another attempt to pass a resolution on the EU-US trade deal TTIP this Wednesday. Ahead of this critical vote, an alliance of over 480 organisations from across Europe is calling on MEPs to take the strong resistance from citizens seriously. 2.3 million Europeans have signed a self-organised European Citizens' Initiative that calls for an end of the TTIP negotiations. All MEPs today received the following letter in their native language, signed by the Stop TTIP organisations in their respective country: https://stop-ttip.org/open-letter/

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national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé Sathairn Iúil 04, 2015 10:29 byshannonwatch
Shannon Airport will host what they call an "air display extravaganza" on July 18th, to mark the 70th anniversary of the first commercial transatlantic flight at the airport. They say the airshow will provide a visual treat from leading aerobatics performers, parachutists, helicopters, jet fighters and stunt fliers. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Dé hAoine Iúil 03, 2015 16:24 byJoe Mcivor
Global Research article on last March's appointment of Roger Carr,Chairman of Europe’s largest arms firm BAE Systems, as Vice Chairman of the BBC Trust.

Last March the Chairman of Europe’s largest arms firm BAE Systems, Roger Carr, was appointed Vice Chairman of the BBC Trust. Will Carr’s close ties to the arms industry “get the best out of the BBC for licence fee payers” as its mission statement promises?

On the trust’s web site we can read the following:

“The BBC exists to serve the public, and its mission is to inform, educate and entertain. The BBC Trust is the governing body of the BBC, and we make sure the BBC delivers that mission.”

For many years, however, the BBC has been caught delivering weapons of mass deception, lying, censoring important stories and engaging in war propaganda on more than one occasion. Here are just a few articles we published about BBC lies and propaganda: read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Dé hAoine Iúil 03, 2015 12:56 byDublin Film Qlub
The Dublin Film Qlub's Season Five, devoted to LGBTQ Directors, concludes with...

XABIER DOLAN: I KILLED MY MOTHER
sat 18 July 2015
2.30pm
(doors open at 2pm)

The New Theatre
East Essex Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Day Membership: 8 euro
(free tea and coffee)
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Dé hAoine Iúil 03, 2015 12:00 byFUSION SUNDAYS   image 1 image
International Stalls, Street-Food from around the globe, Live Music and Performances, Interactive Workshops, &great vibes! read full story / add a comment
Terence Conway speaking at the launch
kerry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé hAoine Iúil 03, 2015 09:10 byEoin   text 2 comments (last - dé haoine iúil 03, 2015 09:19)   image 12 images
On Tuesday 23rd June, the exhibition "If I could say one thing to other communities" was launched in the Killarney Public Library which focuses on peoples with experiences of challenging the Corrib Gas Project. The exhibition will run until Saturday 4th July. read full story / add a comment
Senator John McCain and former US presidential candidate leaving a meeting ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Déardaoin Iúil 02, 2015 23:04 byBrandon Turbeville   image 1 image
We are reproducing this very important article by Brandon Turbeville from Activist Post in light of the constant stream of propaganda about terrorism and the recent attacks in which unfortunately three Irish people were killed including others who are just as important, in order to show that there is a direct link to US government foreign policy. In turn this foreign policy serves the corporate state which are the same forces pushing things like TTIP and neo liberal policies, austerity, social deprivation, worse working conditions, destruction of the environment and of course the creeping totalitarian state.

When researchers such as myself have reported that the United States is funding al-Qaeda, Nusra, ISIS and other related terror organizations in Syria, we were not kidding. Still, despite the fact that even the U.S. government itself has admitted that it was funding terroristsdirectly and indirectly through Saudi Arabia, the suggestion was met with disbelief, ridicule, or either entirely ignored.

Now, however, the United States government has admitted that it funds terrorists on the ground in Syria yet again, this time placing an individual dollar amount on the assistance provided.

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international / eu / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Meitheamh 30, 2015 20:45 byPaddy Hackett
The various programmes advanced by much of the radical left are lodged within the limits of capitalism. But it these very limits that the Greek financial crisis is manifesting. Leftists proposing the limits of capitalism to solve those very limits is a contradiction.
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international / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Dé Máirt Meitheamh 30, 2015 12:10 byAnti-fracking   image 1 image
This report from FrackingFreeIreland comes from a campaigner from Germany who decided to build a people map of the pro fracking lobby in Germany. The links he uncovered and the techniques have a lot to say about all other issues and how many of the most undemocratic practices are pushed forward. The principle used applies not just in Germany but is widespread including here in Ireland.

Campaigner from Germany
I have done a new graphic on all these lobby and pr firms trying to
manage public perception in Germany. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Dé Máirt Meitheamh 30, 2015 11:10 byno to Irish Water
Dublin South Build The Boycott have organised a local community protest march against the unjust water charges in Dundrum D.16.

Dublin South Build The Boycott is a non-party political group who collectively oppose the unjust water charges. It is made up of people who are affiliated to political parties and those with no affiliation to any party. If you like to get involved with this group please don't hesitate to get in touch - Dublin South Build The Boycott of Water Charges. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Meitheamh 29, 2015 10:29 byKEVIN HIGGINS
INTERPOL ISSUES EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT FOR MAN POSING AS IRISH PRIME MINISTER

Police searching for man heard peddling
failed economic theories, all understood to be stolen,
in Brussels, Dublin, and Bangor Erris.
Approach with caution. May initially
appear to be real person but is actually
four decades worth of sheepish
Connacht Final handshakes
and a blonde headful of borrowed talk. read full story / add a comment
Crisis? What Crisis? by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin Triptych / Oil on canvas / 60cm x 180cm / 23.6 in x 70.6 in
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 28, 2015 12:57 byCaoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 4 images
Despite all the contemporary global interconnectedness, the lack of an international social consciousness among artists (whose work is linked only by its sameness and market-ready designs and styles) evokes frustration in the politically conscious critic and commentator. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Déardaoin Meitheamh 25, 2015 00:40 byauntiewar   text 2 comments (last - dé sathairn meitheamh 27, 2015 13:50)
It’s a rich irony – in fact a richness worth about $7.4 billion, and counting. In the same week that European Union envoys voted to extend trade sanctions on Russia, news emerges from the Paris Air Show that American aviation giant, Boeing, is moving ahead to sell a fleet of its 747 cargo planes – to Russia. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Déardaoin Meitheamh 25, 2015 00:30 byauntiewar
Veterans for peace have launched a series of short films as part of a new campaign to highlight the fact that 16 year olds can still be recruited into the army in the UK. They are based on the "action man" character and depict several aspects of war not shown in ordinary adverts. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 24, 2015 23:43 byispc   image 1 image
Please join the Cork branch of the IPSC for the end-of-month demo to create awareness among Cork’s shoppers for the need to boycott Israeli products. There are quite a few Israeli products on sale right now – in addition to boycotting items, please take a moment to complain to the management of the shops. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 24, 2015 16:37 byPat Waine
The very clear lessons on coalition with the right that now must be re learned by the left in Ireland all over again. The failure so far to rule out a coalition involving Fianna Fail, Labour and Fianna Gael is a failure to learn the lessons of historical compromises of the past. The left in Ireland must set out to build a real alternative to the narrative of austerity propagated by the capitalist parties in Ireland and supported by Labour.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 24, 2015 11:12 by1 of Indymedia
A new Trade Secrets law to be voted on next week by the European Parliament threatens a massive clampdown on journalists and whistle-blowers, write Anne Friel & Anaïs Berthier, giving corporations the right to sue those who disclose private information even in the public interest to protect health, safety and environment.
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Dé Máirt Meitheamh 23, 2015 23:39 by1 of Indymedia   image 1 image
The Solidarity Times facebook page is reported today that Water charges protestor Stephen Bennett is being sent to prison. Here is their report.

The Water charges protester Stephen Bennett will be in jail for one month tomorrow. He was not convicted of anything, instead the courts attempted to impose 'protest ban' bail conditions which he has continued to refuse to accept. All sections of the water charges movements should be demanding Stephens immediate and unconditional release.

"To my Friends, Comrades and to the Irish Water movement. I send this message of solidarity from my cell in Cloverhill prison, where I have been since May 20th. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Dé Luain Meitheamh 22, 2015 13:18 byRed Banner
Issue 60 of
Red Banner: a magazine of socialist ideas
is out now
€2 / £1.50 from shops or the address above read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 21, 2015 23:26 bypostman
Privatisation of Postal Services - A great little neoliberal country to do business in…

Yesterday afternoon in the Dáil, we discussed the Communications Regulation (Postal Service) (Amendment) Bill 2015 – a piece of legislation that represents the latest push by this Government to further its neoliberal agenda through the privatisation, or “outsourcing,” of public services in this country. Under this new legislation, our new national postcode system – Eircode – will be privatised and administered by Capita Ireland, which is part of the £7bn Capita multinational corporation, a global conglomerate with vast experience of snapping up lucrative state contracts around the world.
I asked the Minister why at least €27m of taxpayers’ money is being pumped into a postcode system that many in the delivery industry have described “lacking vision” and utterly useless, while at the same time, rural post offices are being closed down, further isolating the communities they serve. Rural Ireland, and in particular those most vulnerable, are being abandoned in favour of big business. Here’s my contribution in the Chamber. – read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / press release Dé Sathairn Meitheamh 20, 2015 21:56 byKaren
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