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international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday May 29, 2012 07:52 by Gerry Georgatos   text 1 comment (last - friday june 01, 2012 14:29)   image 1 image
Aboriginal elders from Wiluna in central Western Australia have slammed the approval of a nearby future uranium mine by the state’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). It now appears only a matter of time for the state government to endorse the EPA decision.
The go-ahead is for the Toro Energy company's proposal to develop the first uranium mine in Western Australia 30 kilometres from Wiluna. Wiluna local and senior law man, Glen Cooke, criticised the consultation process that led to the EPA approval. Mr Cooke wants a meeting with state and federal ministers to fight for the safety and rights of his people.
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Peoples court at the bank #OCCUPYMORDOR
international / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday May 23, 2012 19:50 by #SpanishRevolution > #OccupyMordor   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 24, 2012 10:26)   image 7 images   video 3 video files
“The hobbits united will never be defeated!” #OccupyMordor continues in Barcelona, against a huge bank: La Caixa

Article about the celebrations and actions of the #Indignados in Spain for the 1 year anniversary of the 15M movement. Read full article, view images, view vids at: http://itsafunnyoldworld.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/occup...rdor/

THIS SPRING WERE NOT INTERESTED IN THE SQUARES
WERE GOING AFTER THOSE RESPONSIBLE
THIS 2012 WE OCCUPY MORDOR:
THOSE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING
WERE NOT GOING TO ALLOW IT
WE (#NOSALTRES) ARE THE 99%
PERMANANT CACEROLADA* INFRONT OF MORDOR
#CAIXAROLADA
#OCCUPYMORDOR

* CACEROLADA = Banging of pots and pans, a popular form of protest in Spain, as it was in Argentina in 2001
**Caixarolada = Cacerolada against the main Spanish bank La Caixa read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday May 20, 2012 12:56 by Patrice Faubert
L'argent est le vecteur de l'inhumanité... read full story / add a comment
We are more than just a building...
national / anti-capitalism / news report Friday May 18, 2012 15:54 by Occupy Galway   text 3 comments (last - monday may 21, 2012 00:03)   image 4 images
Deprived of signs and art materials, the good people of Occupy Galway came into possession of some chalk. Chalk of every colour is used by children in towns and villages across the country every day to draw the likes of hopscotch boards, noughts and crosses or just idly scribble away a sunny afternoon. It is also used by buskers in cities around the world, who draw fabulous pictures for passers-by to enjoy. One of the joys of chalk that is appreciated by Occupiers is that it causes no damage and is efficiently removed by mother nature in our frequent downpours.

It was in this spirit that we began to decorate the grey stone substation that was the back wall of our office before the destruction of the camp. Familiar slogans like “No To Austerity” and “IMF OUT” as well as more pertinent messages like “Constitutional Rights and Due Process R.I.P. Oct. 15-May 16”, began to appear. The grey and featureless substation soon became a monument to freedom of expression, as the many participants joined in the decoration. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / feature Wednesday May 16, 2012 21:55 by Occupy Galway   text 2 comments (last - friday may 18, 2012 14:25)   image 4 images
At 4.30am this morning the Occupy Galway camp was forcibly removed by Gardai and Council workers. At 1pm we held a public assembly with around 100 people in attendance. The mood at the assembly was one of determination and optimism and it was agreed by all that the fight is only just getting started! read full story / add a comment
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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