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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Ukraine SITREP February 11th, 2016 by Scott Thu Feb 11, 2016 17:09 | Scott
Ukraine 1. Ukrainian oligarch Firtash: Ukraine is being ruled by foreigners. The US governance of Ukraine has been proven to be ineffective and turned the country into a political bankrupt.

offsite link International Military Review ? Syria, Feb. 11, 2016 Thu Feb 11, 2016 14:54 | The Saker
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offsite link Most interesting statement of Major General Igor Konashenkov (MUST SEE!) Thu Feb 11, 2016 13:07 | The Saker
The interesting stuff begins at marker point 4:15.  This is quite an amazing statement.  I don’t think I have ever heard before a senior Russian officer so openly express his

offsite link International Military Review ? Syria & Iraq ? Feb.10, 2016 Thu Feb 11, 2016 00:41 | The Saker
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offsite link Foreign Policy Diary ? Turkey?s Military Intervention to Syria Thu Feb 11, 2016 00:04 | The Saker
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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link Michelle Farrell on Freedom from Fear Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:47 | GuestPost

offsite link Brian Farrell on Freedom from Want Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:46 | GuestPost

offsite link Darcy on Freedom of Religion Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:45 | GuestPost

offsite link Keane on Freedom of Speech and Expression Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:43 | GuestPost

offsite link Celebrating Roosevelt?s Four Freedoms Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:42 | GuestPost

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Northern Ireland representation in the Dáil 13:54 Fri Feb 12, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Techno big government libertarians? 12:53 Fri Feb 12, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link As others see the election? 09:53 Fri Feb 12, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link This Week At Irish Election Literature 06:03 Fri Feb 12, 2016 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link TV3 party leaders debate: Old crowd in tonight? 21:10 Thu Feb 11, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

offsite link FIANNA FÁIL AND THE BANK INQUIRY : SOME INITIAL OBSERVATIONS 21:04 Mon Jan 12, 2015

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God himself could not sink this ship!
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 09, 2012 11:09 by BrianClarke   text 8 comments (last - thursday may 10, 2012 17:46)   image 3 images   video 2 video files
" God himself could not sink this ship!"


After the British Holocaust visited on Ireland in 1845 which cost the lives of millions( I use the word MILLIONS, carefully researched) of Irish lives, from 1848 to 1950 almost another six million people left Ireland. It has continued ever since, its called ethnic cleansing by some, forced emigration by others and "see another part of the world" by an Irish minister of the current fascist Government in Ireland. The result is that most of the real Irish are overseas and whats left on the small island today is a poor spiritless mostly imitation of anything Gaelic or free. read full story / add a comment

The lock-on
mayo / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday May 03, 2012 16:27 by Shell to Sea   text 6 comments (last - wednesday may 09, 2012 11:04)   image 3 images
A lock-on this morning held up traffic for 3 and half hours between Bellanaboy and the Aughoose compound. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday May 02, 2012 19:38 by Occupy Galway   text 3 comments (last - thursday may 10, 2012 09:23)   image 2 images
Occupy Galway is launching a voter registration initiative ahead of the Fiscal Compact Treaty referendum on the 31st of May. Registration and Change of Address forms along with information on the treaty will be available at the camp in Eyre Square in the run up to the vote. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday May 02, 2012 13:10 by Eugene Mc Cartan   text 6 comments (last - monday may 07, 2012 10:57)
Press release

On the occasion of May Day—International Workers’ Day—we publicity launch a united statement signed by fifteen communist parties from throughout the European Union as a common position against the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union and the revised Treaty on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Monday April 30, 2012 20:34 by M Gilliland   text 1 comment (last - monday april 30, 2012 19:58)   image 6 images
Read it online now at thefreeonline.wordpress.com. (or free download for all apps)
The original of The Free was set in a fictional Ireland, and even in this huge updated 4th edition you can recognize streets, and Dublin banter.
The thriller story is more topical than ever, set in an anarchist/feminist social revolution which triumphs due to the collapse of Capitalism caused by climate chaos.
Now it's a world book, with 2035 'Friends on Farsebook', but the first chapters could be the backstreets of Dublin.
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national / anti-capitalism / feature Wednesday April 18, 2012 01:06 by Occupy Galway   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 18, 2012 01:15)   image 10 images
Occupy Galway took part in a protest march over the weekend along with many other groups at the Labour Party conference held in NUIG Galway. Here are some photos from the event read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday April 17, 2012 21:00 by Occupy Galway   image 4 images
The members of Occupy Galway were proud to take part in what must be the biggest peaceful demonstration of solidarity and people power in Galway for many years. Between six and eight thousand people gathered on Eyre Square on Saturday to march on the Labour conference read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday April 12, 2012 18:36 by Republican Network for Unity   text 1 comment (last - friday april 13, 2012 07:42)   image 1 image
On early Friday morning April 6th, activists took deliberate direct action against these cameras first by dislodging them from their foundations then opening them with Allen keys and burning their inner mechanisms using flammable liquid, rendering them beyond repair. read full story / add a comment
Apparently St Patrick didn't get all the snakes out of Ireland so more work was needed!
national / anti-capitalism / news report Monday April 09, 2012 14:49 by Gillen Hardesty   image 2 images
(Somewhat belated sorry!) Report on successful actions on st Patrick's day by "Occupy Galway" and weeks events leading up to this. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday April 08, 2012 00:13 by Nico   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 12, 2012 02:59)   image 2 images
Here in Ireland there are many 1916 commemorations that are held annually by various groups and parties, but unfortunately, only a very divided fraction of those celebrate it from a revolutionary point of view. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday March 29, 2012 15:44 by RNU PRO   text 2 comments (last - thursday march 29, 2012 17:32)   image 1 image
The working class are coming under massive attack at the hands of both Westminster and The Stormont Executive.
From the Welfare Reform Bill to the most recent Stormont budget, Sinn Feín despite putting up symbolic opposition are in fact conceding to savage austerity cuts by maintaining their presence in the Stormont executive. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday March 29, 2012 15:29 by RNU pro   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 29, 2012 17:03)   image 1 image
We say, it would be better for the Stormont executive to fall rather than Thatcherite policy appearing to have the consent of Irish republicans. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday March 29, 2012 03:05 by Internationalist Group
Outrage over the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin compounds daily as the killer remains free, facing no criminal charges for gunning down the unarmed black youth from Miami Gardens, Florida. On February 26, George Zimmerman, a white self-appointed captain of a "neighborhood watch" team shot Martin, a black high-school student. Police and local prosecutors never charged Zimmerman and accepted his cynical claim that he shot the unarmed youth in "self-defense." Thousands have demonstrated around the country, particularly after police tapes of 911 calls by Zimmerman were released, showing that he was stalking Martin. But the main thrust of liberals is to divert the protests into a movement for gun control laws and to get rid of "Stand Your Ground" laws such as Florida's which make it legal to shoot in self-defense. The ruling-class response deliberately tries to obscure the key fact that this was racist murder. Trayvon Martin was killed for the "crime" of "walking while black." read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Friday March 23, 2012 09:58 by Kruk   image 5 images
Elba squat was raided on March 16th, 2012, by henchmen of a private security company who received assistance from the Polish police. The project was established in 2004. The Finnish company Stora Enso (the owner of the premises) has been well aware of Elba’s existence and activity and, after protests two years ago, the presence of the squatters in the area was accepted. No user of the building was notified of a scheduled date of eviction, so the incursion came as a total surprise for the people living in the squat, which is the biggest and oldest active social and cultural centre in Warsaw. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday March 11, 2012 11:59 by Auntie Propaganda   text 9 comments (last - monday march 12, 2012 18:29)   image 4 images   audio 1 audio file
Predictably, the Sunday Independent goes to town today against RTE over the demise of its favoured candidate Sean Gallagher in the November 2011 Presidential election.

There is a non-story on the front page:

Pat McGuirk: 'RTE wanted me to gun down Gallagher'
RTE claims whistle-blower 'was happy with his Frontline experience'
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/rtes-statement-...tmlpo

But read the RTE response:

RTE's statement: 'McGuirk expressed his happiness with programme experience in fulsome terms'
RTE's statement on Pat McGuirk and 'The Frontline' presidential debate
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/rtes-statement-....html
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Occupy Dame Street Evicted
dublin / anti-capitalism / feature Friday March 09, 2012 14:05 by TD   text 19 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2012 04:22)   image 2 images   video 6 video files
“There was a big line of them" read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday March 06, 2012 17:12 by RNU PRO   text 2 comments (last - saturday march 10, 2012 23:53)   image 1 image
RNU delegates from across the country met at the Balmoral hotel Belfast on
Sunday March 4th to convene their yearly Ard Fheis.

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international / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday March 01, 2012 20:00 by koindim   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 08, 2012 16:45)
We are a group of citizens who have come together from a variety of political backgrounds with a common purpose: the pressing need to articulate a coherent and persuasive critical voice that will be heard loudly both inside and outside Greece.
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 21:37 by Frères Goncourt
During an international meeting in December 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, several left wing organisations and grassroots unions from Greece, Spain, Poland, Austria and Germany decided to launch a joint effort against capitalist reforms under the current crisis. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday January 22, 2012 10:54 by Luke Eastwood   text 2 comments (last - sunday january 22, 2012 14:22)
Tracing the origins of the spread of a toxic and unsustainable ethos which is now global read full story / add a comment
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