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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

LINKS:

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

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105223

national / anti-war / opinion/analysis Sunday January 06, 2013 16:15 by Mary Kelly   text 1 comment (last - monday january 14, 2013 13:42)   video 1 video file
Although we did not ultimately stop US military use of the airport, through Indymedia reporting, documentaries, the massive demos, sit-ins, die-ins, walks, vigils, and the highs and lows of years of several court cases, all helped to focus intensive national and international attention on the Government’s policy of allowing such transits through neutral airspace. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Sunday January 06, 2013 00:34 by Elric   text 4 comments (last - friday january 11, 2013 10:44)
Civilian deaths have risen by 28% in Afghanistan, In Yemen and Pakistan Drone attacks increase, not just Al Qaeda and Taliban die, many civilians perish in these far from surgical strikes. Ironically the miltants killed by the US in Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan hold the exact same beliefs as the Jihadists backed by the US in Syria, Egypt and across North Africa. Even more bizarrely the US arm Jihadists in Iranian Baluchistan while they fight another branch of the same organisation in Pakistani Baluchistan! Did it ever cross the minds of the CIA that weapons supplied in Iran work just as well in Pakistan?

In the US, Obama has signed into law the bill which continues the operation of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and allows for indefinite Military internment without charge for US citizens.

Time for the good news: The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has awarded damages to a CIA torture victim who was subject to extraordinary rendition.

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international / anti-war / news report Friday December 21, 2012 12:46 by Solidarity   text 2 comments (last - monday january 07, 2013 12:12)
Julian Assange marked 6 months circled by British police in the Ecuadoran embassy by speaking from the balcony of the building last night (Dec 20th.) Those gathering in solidarity adopted a festive theme with carols, candles, sharing food and wine. Crowd included included journalist John Pilger, VeteransforPeace, members of the Ecuadoran Community, people who had flown from German and driven from Manchester. A 6 month daily solidarity vigil continues @embassy 3-5pm read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Sunday December 16, 2012 20:00 by Ciaron   text 35 comments (last - friday december 28, 2012 12:14)
For the past 6 months we have maintained a daily vigil outside the Ecuadoran embassy in solidarity with Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and the people of Ecuador
VID http://tinyurl.com/8jwoa9v
Ecuador has granted political asylum to Julian Assange. The embassy is located next to Harrod's
in Knighstbridge. London. It is surrounded by British police. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / press release Monday December 10, 2012 17:00 by CPIR   text 17 comments (last - saturday december 15, 2012 08:37)
The Good Friday Agreement was not the making of peace between the peoples of Ireland and Britain. It was the Irish comprador class returning fully into the bloody fold of empire. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Monday December 10, 2012 03:23 by BrianClarke   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 11, 2012 23:44)   image 1 image
The censored peace cry of traditional Irish republicans, has long been 'peace with justice' while Mahatma Gandhi himself said that injustice must be made visible for a real peace. Which politicians are actively working for justice in the island of Ireland, as opposed to those pontificating about it for political gain, ought to be a priority of all Irish people who genuinely love peace with justice. Peter Robinson and the DUP are not the only hypocrites collecting large salaries, while 'ruling by fooling' in Ireland. But we will always get the politicians we deserve in Ireland because of our lazy censored ignorance and unintelligent shortsighted greed in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / news report Friday December 07, 2012 03:30 by Jurgette Honculada   text 1 comment (last - friday december 07, 2012 17:48)   image 3 images
HOW DO I TREAT THEE? Let me count the ways. Statistics from the AFP-PNP over a 33-year period (1978-2010) report an aggregate of 29,553 fatalities in the ongoing conflict between GPH and the CPP-NPA categorized thus: 13,412 Communists (45%), 8,264 military and police (28%) and 7,877 civilians (21%). This further translates into 80 deaths daily for the period: 36 Communists, 23 soldiers and police, and 21 civilians.
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international / anti-war / press release Friday November 30, 2012 14:01 by CPIR   text 3 comments (last - saturday december 08, 2012 18:16)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
One of history's most bloodly and vicious war criminals to be feted in Dublin by the Irish comprador class on 6th and 7th of December, 2012. read full story / add a comment
A photo of Niall Farrell being taken away in handcuffs (behind his back) like a dangerous criminal on Tuesday morning. No doubt (Rtd Commandant) Edward Horgan - one of the Shannonwatch peace monitors at Shannon warport -  was treated similarly this mornin
national / anti-war / news report Friday November 23, 2012 13:56 by GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR   text 4 comments (last - monday november 26, 2012 00:53)   image 1 image
One of the main speakers at a booklet launch in Charlie Byrne’s bookshop, Galway, this evening at 6pm has been arrested by the Gardai in relation to ‘criminal damage’ at Shannon Airport. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / press release Wednesday November 21, 2012 13:14 by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)   image 1 image
Manila, Philippines - Akbayan Party strongly and categorically condemns the Israeli armed forces’ (navy and air force) constant bombardment and shelling, numbering above 100, of the Gaza strip, hosting more than 1.7 million people in one of the most densely-populated areas in the world. Despite its claims of engaging in surgical operations against militant and ‘terrorist’ elements within Gaza, Israel’s air raids and naval shelling have contributed to rising casualties among civilians, including journalists and children, caught in the firing line.

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international / anti-war / news report Wednesday November 21, 2012 07:55 by Ciaron   text 1 comment (last - wednesday november 21, 2012 10:08)
Monday marked 5 months since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian embassy!
*Daily solidarity vigil Ecuadoran embassy, Knightsbridge London (now 2-5pm)
http://tinyurl.com/cl8xphq
*Hi tech placard
http://tinyurl.com/ce29age
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Thursday November 15, 2012 13:41 by Mark Fischer
When is a political tribunal ‘non-political’? Hands Off the People of Iran national secretary Mark Fischer responds to the latest salvo of pro-imperialist apologetics

Hands Off the People of Iran and the Weekly Worker have been sent a document authored by Dariosh Afshar, associate member of the Iran Tribunal’s International Communications Work Group. The Iran Tribunal, set up by exiled anti-regime Iranians, was convened to investigate Tehran’s massacre of some 15,000 political prisoners in the 1980s, but has been shown by Hopi and this paper to be a body that objectively aids the US-led drive to impose - by military or other means - regime change from above on Iran. read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-war / opinion/analysis Saturday November 10, 2012 21:56 by GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR   text 3 comments (last - sunday november 11, 2012 23:47)   image 1 image
CONTENTS
1. GAAW CAMPAIGN AGAINST KILLER DRONES
2. OBAMA – NO CHANGE
3. GAAW DEATH CALLERS UNCOVERED
4. THAT NOBEL PEACE PRIZE & THE EU
5. AN END TO THE SYRIAN BLOODBATH?
6. PRESIDENT HIGGINS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE PEACE
7. CIA BOSS RESIGNS! read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Saturday November 10, 2012 00:11 by BrianClarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Britain has a shameful track record of exporting arms, along with crowd control equipment, to torture regimes in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. These arms, equipment, counter insurgency techniques, are to be tested again in the laboratory of British Occupied Ireland, something that came to halt during the peace process. Britain cannot claim to be on the side of peace and democracy while their Tory PM, sponsored in the last election by Britain's industrial war complex, acts as a travelling salesman for the arms industry. Sponsored too it appears, are certain elements of Britain's secret services who are responsible for ending the peace process in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Thursday November 08, 2012 15:01 by Elric   text 7 comments (last - tuesday november 13, 2012 18:21)   video 1 video file
Vid at link. Full interview on Friday on RT.
In an exclusive interview with RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad said he will not leave Syria. Assad also spoke on the calls for armed foreign intervention in Syria, and the possible fallout on the country’s internal conflict and across the region.

“We are the last stronghold of secularism and stability in the region and coexistence, let’s say, it will have a domino effect that will affect the world from the Atlantic to the Pacific and you know the implication on the rest of the world,” Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told RT in an exclusive interview that will air on Friday, November 9.

“I am not a puppet. I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other country,” he said. “I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria,” Assad said during the interview. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / press release Tuesday November 06, 2012 13:21 by CPIR   text 8 comments (last - thursday november 08, 2012 18:09)   image 1 image
What is the meaning or significance of the British Legion Poppy? A harmless mark of belonging? A badge of British nationalism? Or a neutral remembrance of long past wars? The CPIR offers a different reading. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Friday November 02, 2012 18:39 by serf   text 4 comments (last - sunday november 04, 2012 02:02)
So called Syrian "freedom fighters" claiming to be rebelling against atrocities committed by the Assad government are seen here massacring wounded men on the ground. If that's not an atrocity, what is?
RTE have been reporting in a very one sided manner on Syria, painting these "rebels" in a good light while putting the boot into the Assad "regime" at every opportunity. Our Taniste went on a one sided tirade against the leadership in Syria for 15 minutes of the prime time program recently before going to the UN to urge them to create a no fly zone in Syria. These murdering thugs in this video are the people they are protecting. Tanaiste, RTE, you have blood on your hands! read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Monday October 29, 2012 06:08 by An Draighneán Donn   text 20 comments (last - sunday november 11, 2012 22:32)
Human Rights Watch has compiled an extensive report on the martyrdom of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi. It describes a battle with Colonel Al Gaddafi, General Abu Bakr Younis, and Libyan soldiers against the NATO rats that the USA had called in to finish the job they had attempted from the skies. Al Gaddafi was armed with an assault rifle, plus the noble gold plated pistol, that the rats later displayed as a trophy. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday October 26, 2012 22:11 by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 28, 2012 02:23)   image 4 images
“You assist an evil system most efficiently by obeying its order and decrees. An evil system never deserves such an allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul.” Mohandas Gandhi read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Wednesday October 24, 2012 17:18 by CPIR   text 28 comments (last - saturday october 27, 2012 14:36)
For 20 days now, while most of the world has looked on in dumb silence, the city of Bani Walid, in Libya, has been under indiscriminate shelling from Misrata militias, nominally loyal to the NATO imposed National Transitional Council (NTC.) These are the very same Misrata militias who dubbed themselves "The Brigades for the Elimination of Black Skins," as they ethnically cleansed 40,000 Black inhabitants from the city of Tawarga - again with the silent complicity of most of the Western media and political parties, including, shamefully, the parties of the Left. read full story / add a comment
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