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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Domhnaigh Bealtaine 28, 2017 18:02 byséamas carraher
“It is a hate campaign. Never was there a campaign like it coming after a period of austerity.”
— Bernadette Gorman, former social welfare inspector, (Irish Times, May 2017)

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Máirt Bealtaine 23, 2017 14:31 byséamas carraher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released its 67 page report on pain management in Guatemala: 'Punishing the Patient - Ensuring Access to Pain Treatment in Guatemala.' read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Bealtaine 18, 2017 12:08 byséamas carraher
Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned head of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been nominated for the Sydney Peace Prize. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / press release Dé Máirt Bealtaine 16, 2017 20:31 byAbby Wilhelm
Puerto Rico bankruptcy proceedings to restructure an over $70 billion debt begin on Wednesday in San Juan. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Luain Bealtaine 15, 2017 11:25 byséamas carraher
"Dozens of Saudi women have told Human Rights Watch that the male guardianship system is the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the country, effectively leaving adult women legal minors who cannot make key decisions for themselves." (Human Rights Watch) read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Bealtaine 14, 2017 16:35 byAstrid Essed   text 3 comments (last - dé sathairn bealtaine 27, 2017 23:16)
This article is written as a counterweight against 21th Islamophobia,
since few people realize, how much the European civilization owes
the Moorish rule in Medieval Spain. Without this rule, there probably
should have been no Renaissance, also sciences as Algebra, chemistry,
astronomy etc derived from the Arab [Greek] civilization. You know
a Medieval English King nearly converted to Islam? Read further read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé Sathairn Bealtaine 13, 2017 23:39 byfie
A Judicial Review brought by Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) alleges that the Chief Executive of Fingal County Council failed to provide satisfactory explanatory reasons for granting the extension to the original decision to allow a third runway at Dublin Airport. FIE alleges that the record shows that the Chief Executive was fully aware that the extra runway would result in increased greenhouse gas emissions, in contravention of the objectives of the 2015 Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Dé hAoine Bealtaine 05, 2017 17:49 byséamas carraher   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin bealtaine 18, 2017 21:13)
"Horrific cruelty endured by Irish cattle in Turkey", Gabriel Paun, Animals International, Australia. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 03, 2017 10:09 byséamas carraher
"3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession." (UNESCO) read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / press release Dé Máirt Bealtaine 02, 2017 21:52 byanon
CAMPAIGN: Urgent action is needed before tomorrow's transport committe meetimg to safe the Liffey Cycle Route:

As this site ( http://irishcycle.com/2017/04/29/liffey-cycle-route-sol...path/ ) reported late last week, Dublin City Council officials have maintained that Option 7 of the Liffey Cycle Route is the best route but are opting to recommend the more expensive Option 8 which includes cycling-only boardwalk-like structures and mixes cycling and walking at a number of points. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Bealtaine 01, 2017 21:15 by1 of indy   image 1 image
This is opinion & analysis piece comes from Integrity Ireland who are attempting to fight corruption in the legal system and face an uphill struggle in their task and this piece illustrates well what they are up against.
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Well, it has been an interesting few weeks again, with reports of increasingly odd and bizarre ‘developments’ – especially regarding decisions being made by Gardaí, by Courts Service Staff and by senior personnel at the DPP’s Office. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Domhnaigh Aibreán 30, 2017 11:04 byséamas carraher
Saturday, 29th April, early morning, Wikipedia "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" is blocked in Turkey. The block affects all language editions of the site. Try to access it from downtown Istanbul and all you will get is a "timeout" error message. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé hAoine Aibreán 28, 2017 16:09 byseamas carraher
The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), has requested prisoners to come off hunger strike as the conditions within the prisons have been brought to international attention and they are able to continue this struggle through other means. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Máirt Aibreán 25, 2017 18:28 byséamas carraher
April 15 saw the launch of Abdullah Öcalan's new book: The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan - Kurdistan, Women's Revolution And Democratic Confederalism’ published by the British-based progressive publisher, Pluto Press. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / feature Dé Luain Aibreán 24, 2017 10:42 by1 of indy   text 5 comments (last - dé sathairn bealtaine 20, 2017 22:30)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
To help highlight the case of the Jobstown 18 we are republishing an open letter by Irish Writers.

We write as writers concerned with the impact of proposed jury restrictions in the case of the Jobstown 18 on freedom of expression in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Déardaoin Aibreán 20, 2017 22:21 bypbp
Richard Boyd Barrett- Dramatically rising house prices further evidence of the fundamental failure and incompetence of Fine Gael Housing policy

Inflated personal debt and further evictions will now compound the already dire housing and homelessness crisis

In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, for the People Before Profit Alliance has said the latest figures showing a continuing and dramatic rise in house prices was “further evidence of the fundamental failure and incompetence of Fine Gael’s housing policy.” read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Aibreán 20, 2017 12:01 byséamas carraher
Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)'s report “Turkey’s descent into arbitrariness: The end of rule of law”, released on 14 April last, slammed the Turkish state for its abuse of human rights, its own citizens and in particular, its assault on an independent judiciary, vital for a country to maintain the rule of law with any notion of justice – instead arbitrariness in the application of the law in Turkey has now become the norm, SCF says. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Aibreán 20, 2017 02:25 byJames Justice
One would think there would be enough intelligent and discerning people within the lawyerly world of the ACLU to have paid some real attention to the actual many and damning Wikileaks (both before the election and after), as well from real progressives like the Sane Progressive Debbie Lusignan, H.A. Goodman, and equally top quality libertarian writers like Justin Raimondo (and dozens of others who have actually been trying to tell truth against the avalanche of lies coming from both the traditional left and traditional right and mainstream media). read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / press release Dé Sathairn Aibreán 15, 2017 12:21 byNN   image 2 images
On Saturday morning, a group of 25 people entered the terrain of gasoline trader Vitol in the Amsterdam harbour, forcing a suspension of all activities on the terrain. Their message: Stop the export of toxic gasoline to West-Africa – and end the era of fossil fuels.
Report on Toxic Gasoline read full story / add a comment
"sport"?
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Aibreán 13, 2017 18:34 byCampaign to end cruelty to greyhounds and hares in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - dé domhnaigh aibreán 16, 2017 17:07)   image 5 images
With the Greyhound Industry Bill due before the Oireachtas in the coming weeks, legislators need to be lobbied to ensure that any greyhound owner or trainer convicted of “blooding” greyhounds be banned FOR LIFE from access to, or ownership of, animals of any kind.

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