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offsite link Grexit or Compromise: Which Way for the Greek Left? Wed Feb 25, 2015 00:08 | Christos Kefalis

offsite link How the Austerity Con Works Tue Feb 24, 2015 21:26 | Michael Burke

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Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

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Anti-Water Charges' Five Now in Jail 10 Days

Free the Protestors - Jail the Bankers


The Government acting on behalf of corporate and financial power who have set their eyes on our Water have disgracefully jailed 5 citizens of this country because they said No to Austerity. We demand their freedom immediately. The five are: Derek Byrne, Bernie Hughes, Michael Batty who are imprisoned for 27 days and Paul Moore and Damien O’Neill who are imprisoned for 56 days.

There is clearly one law for the rich and one law for the rest of us. Where are the bankers and developers who bankrupted this country and led to widespread hardship and a huge increase in suicides in this country, deaths which have devastated families. And what of the people who have died for lack of resources in our health system and of those evicted from their homes. It is time we stood up to this undemocractic sham and demand our country back from the claws of the elite.


Keep an eye out on social media and any websites related to the campaign against water charges for info on upcoming protests against the jailed 5.

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat March 21st
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday December 11, 2013 10:28 by Social Movements for an Alternative Asia   image 1 image
Bali, Indonesia - The 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) pushed through a Bali Package in the final hours, extending the Conference to December 7, but at the cost of the developing countries, the poor and the hungry.
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday December 03, 2013 11:20 by Niharika Mandhana and Krishna Pokharel   image 2 images
Results for Nepal's national elections show its Maoist party has plummeted in popularity, coming in a distant third and suggesting the former rebels' influence has diminished in the South Asian nation.
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Friday November 22, 2013 09:49 by PM / PLM/ PMCJ   text 12 comments (last - friday december 27, 2013 09:50)   image 5 images
Capitalism is destroying the planet. Now we suffer. The devastating horror unleashed by monster-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) upon the eastern and central Philippines regions is unspeakable. As of writing, estimates of the number of casualties and actual damages are tentative because many areas remain isolated and communications, power, road and port systems are down.

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international / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday November 13, 2013 12:00 by Turing   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 14, 2013 19:45)
Press statement 13 November 2013

ANTI AUSTERITY ALLIANCE, Dublin 15

Campaigners are taking part in a second protest against water metering in housing estates in the Huntstown area of Dublin 15. Residents and members of the Anti Austerity Alliance are delaying work on the installation of meters by Irish Water in the Huntstown Wood estate.

Speaking at the protest, local Huntstown resident, Bernadette Rynne, said: " We find it incredible that they are digging up our footpaths to charge us for water when there has been a water shortage and the obvious thing to do is fix the leaks. "

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national / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday October 15, 2013 16:13 by Republican Sinn Féin Galway
Statement by the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton, October 15, 2013 read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 01, 2013 15:25 by Paddy Hackett
Below is a piece from me analysing the interview with Maurice Coakely concerning his recently published book Ireland in the World Order: A History of Uneven Development?

The interview was published on the website PoliticalEconomy.ie on March 28th 2013 read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Friday September 27, 2013 12:56 by Turing
Cuba Support Group Ireland is pleased to announce the dates and venues of a nationwide speaking tour by Canadian academic and author, Keith Bolender, a world expert on the blockade of Cuba.

His talk will be based on his latest book, Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, the Revolution and Its People.

In it, Bolender explores how Cuban society has been affected by 50 years of ‘non stop hostility from the world’s most powerful nation’. He offers extensive historical analysis, firsthand interviews and expert comment.

Most significantly, perhaps, Bolender puts the blockade of Cuba into the historical military context of the tactic of siege and analyses the psychological impacts of this on the besieged population, with some remarkable insights from historical parallels. Through this contextualisation, the potential of American policy to deliver its stated intentions is evaluated with uncomfortable conclusions for policy makers. read full story / add a comment
Seamus Costello Memorial Events
wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday September 25, 2013 15:21 by The Boy General   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 02, 2013 12:38)   image 1 image
This year 2013,the year of the 100th anniversary of the Great Dublin Lock Out of 1913, also marks the 36th anniversary of the murder of Socialist Republican Seamus Costello. Seamus was murdered by anti Working Class forces in Dublin on October 5, 1977. A great loss to the fight for Socialism and Republicanism. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 18, 2013 17:25 by Con Carroll
Just stop for a moment and imagine the power and belief in working class political non violent direct action. What have we done with the words of Irish Scottish political activist CONNOLLY: "you can hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle but unless you build a Social Republic, all your efforts will be in vain" remember Irish republican Peader o Donnell read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday September 15, 2013 22:36 by Luke Eastwood   text 4 comments (last - tuesday september 17, 2013 10:25)   video 1 video file
On why it is so difficult to break away from the established social order read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / press release Friday September 13, 2013 12:50 by Turing   text 7 comments (last - monday september 30, 2013 11:21)   image 1 image
In 2012 the attempt by the government to Quebec to introduce a 75% fee hike was defeated by the organisation of a mass student strike that lasted over 6 months. That fee increase was part of the global process of imposing the privatisation and commodification of education. Since the victory, organisers of the strike have been being doing speaking tours to aid the process whereby "youth and students everywhere are becoming increasingly conscious of the need to organize as a means to defend education as a social right". In September this tour reaches Ireland where we need to hear how a sustained and militant student movement that can win is built. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday September 10, 2013 05:24 by brionOcleirigh   image 2 images   video 1 video file
A report this Thursday will reveal MI5, the FBI in the USA, and special branch in the Irish State in the south, "starved" paramilitary police in British Occupied Ireland, of vital intelligence, that would have prevented a massacre, in which twenty-nine people died after a 500lb bomb exploded in the middle of Omagh..The victims families commissioned a private report by a London law firm, the SBP, which included experts, who obtained sensitive intelligence, demonstrating major failings by all the Police forces, before the attack, which caused the massacre. read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Saturday September 07, 2013 19:36 by SHAC - Social Housing Action Co-op   text 2 comments (last - sunday september 15, 2013 14:16)   image 1 image
On wednesday last a squat in galway was evicted.One young woman arrested for "trespass likely to cause fear in another person", after she had been woken from her bed to the sound of 3 burley men attempting to kick in the door. Meanwhile, to every 1 homeless person
are 67 deralict houses in Ireland read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 28, 2013 17:18 by newsmedia   text 4 comments (last - monday september 02, 2013 02:33)
Merriam-Webster defines democracy as:

1 a : government by the people : rule of the majority b (1) : a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly (as in the ancient Greek city-states or the New England town meeting) — called also direct democracy (2) : a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them indirectly through a system of representation and delegated authority in which the people choose their officials and representatives at periodically held free elections — called also representative democracy

2 : a community or state in which the government is controlled by the people; specifically : a state in which the supreme power is held and exercised directly by the people rather than by their elected agents *in a democracy the people meet and exercise their government in person; in a republic, they assemble and administer it by their representatives and agents— James Madison read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday August 19, 2013 17:22 by R.Ascal   text 3 comments (last - wednesday august 21, 2013 11:13)   image 1 image
At the dawn of the 21st century, the long struggle for Irish National Liberation is far from completed. Today Ireland and her people find themselves subjected to the interests of International Imperialism. Three giants of International Imperialism co-operate and compete with each other for dominance in Ireland, namely the US, the European Union and British Imperialism.
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international / anti-capitalism / press release Sunday August 18, 2013 21:57 by Seomra Spraoi   image 1 image
On the morning of the 14th of August police raided Rigaer 94, Fridel 54, Reiche 63a and several other flats, there was also a comrade arrested at Liebig 34. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday August 15, 2013 00:25 by Turing   text 2 comments (last - sunday august 18, 2013 13:00)   image 1 image
The bloody dissolution of the sit-ins in Al-Nahda Square and Raba'a al-Adawiyya is nothing but a massacre—prepared in advance. It aims to liquidate the Muslim Brotherhood. But, it is also part of a plan to liquidate the Egyptian Revolution and restore the military-police state of the Mubarak regime.

The Revolutionary Socialists did not defend the regime of Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood for a single day. We were always in the front ranks of the opposition to that criminal, failed regime which betrayed the goals of the Egyptian Revolution. It even protected the pillars of the Mubarak regime and its security apparatus, armed forces and corrupt businessmen. We strongly participated in the revolutionary wave of 30 June.

Neither did we defend for a single day the sit-ins by the Brotherhood and their attempts to return Mursi to power. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday August 06, 2013 20:59 by Turing
Comrades & friends, Please e-mail to info@embamex.ie addressed to Ambassador: Mr. Carlos Eugenio Garcia de Alba at the Mexican Embassy, Dublin. Protesting against these killings and to demand that his government bring the culprits to justice. The CPI has also send a message of solidarity to our sister organisation in Mexico asking them to pass on our sincere condolences to the families of our murdered comrades.

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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 24, 2013 22:11 by Padddy Hackett   text 16 comments (last - monday august 12, 2013 19:50)
Neither public nor private debt is the problem. Instead public/private debt is a product of the problem of profitability. Because of the lack of profitability debt has ballooned thereby reinforcing the problem.

For capitalism to economically recover a very deep depression involving massive reductions in the value of labour power and social welfare spending is a necessity. The only other (authentic) option is global communist revolution.
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday July 18, 2013 18:57 by R.Ascal   text 1 comment (last - thursday july 18, 2013 20:52)
Recent hysteria in the corporate media has exposed a growing fear in the capitalist establishment at the rise of socialist republicanism in Ireland,

The latest example follows a protest outside Leinster House in Dublin, called to demand the Jailing of Ireland's Bankers when a group of anti- austerity protestors confronted Labour minister for communications, Pat Rabbitte.
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