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offsite link Ground Control to Planet Lockdown: This Is Only a Test Sat Apr 04, 2020 03:30 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar and crossposted with Strategic Culture Foundation As much as Covid-19 is a circuit breaker, a time bomb and an actual weapon of mass destruction (WMD), a fierce

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Health Demo, Patrick's Bridge, Cork 18.10.08
cork / anti-capitalism / news report Saturday October 18, 2008 16:38 by John Jefferies   text 6 comments (last - tuesday october 21, 2008 12:38)   image 13 images
Several thousand people took part in a protest on St. Patrick's Bridge in Cork this afternoon to demonstrate against the Fianna Fáil / Green / PD parties budget decision to axe automatic entitlement to medical cards for over 70 year olds. read full story / add a comment
cork / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Monday October 13, 2008 21:21 by Carl   image 5 images
St Marys Orthopaedic Hospital cutbacks read full story / add a comment
Cork's Orthopaedic Hospital - Drum orders a 'downgrade'
cork / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Saturday October 11, 2008 17:43 by Kevin Doyle   text 5 comments (last - friday october 17, 2008 19:50)   image 1 image
Brendan Drum of the HSE had earmarked the St Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital in Cork as next in line for his cuts. But workers at the hospital are intent on fighting back and not accepting this. Kevin Doyle interviewed Paula Walters, SIPTU member, and a hospital attendant with over 30 years experience at the hospital. read full story / add a comment
cork / anti-capitalism / news report Saturday October 11, 2008 17:02 by Elinor
The next Grass Roots Gathering will take place in Cork on the weekend of the 14th, 15th and 16th of November. read full story / add a comment
cork / anti-capitalism / press release Saturday October 11, 2008 10:41 by modonoghue
Banking Crisis, Recession, Rocketing Prices, Rising Unemployment:
What is the Solution?

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Granuaile and  Mad Maguire take charge of preceedings
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday September 28, 2008 20:02 by Elinor   text 1 comment (last - sunday september 28, 2008 21:24)   image 3 images
Pirates Granuaile and Mad Maguire M.C. ed a fabulous array of local talent and general madness last thursday night in the Victoria Hotel in Cork. They also proved superb at evicting a troublesome man known by us to have Nazi involvement ! It was great to see lots of new faces at this fundraiser for shell to sea after the past few weeks of intense activity.
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The only remaing hosptial on Cork's Northside
cork / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Friday September 26, 2008 15:49 by Peter Sullivan   image 2 images
Cork hospitals are under attack with major cuts planned ... Meanwhile Beacon Medical Group's planned 'Co-location' hospital in Cork draws nearer. It would seem like high-time to call in the union and put manners on a few people ... but where is Joe?
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On Patrick's Bridge
cork / environment / news report Saturday September 20, 2008 18:02 by John   text 2 comments (last - monday september 22, 2008 10:16)   image 6 images
Eager to make the most of the head of steam built up by recent events Cork s2s activists had a busy day with their new banner read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / news report Thursday September 18, 2008 22:28 by dáithí is dócha   text 1 comment (last - friday september 19, 2008 11:48)   image 2 images
Bhí airneán anocht i gCorcaigh ag Shell chun Sáile Corcaigh i ndlúthchomar le Maura Harrington agus sí ag leanúint a stailc ocrais. Tá dea-mhéin againn di! read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / news report Thursday September 18, 2008 19:49 by John   text 7 comments (last - saturday september 20, 2008 15:18)   image 3 images
Cork Shell to Sea paid a visit to the Green Party office on Douglas St this afternoon as part of the sustained and mounting campaign to get the Solitaire out of Ireland, Shell out to Sea and Irish Gas in the hands of the Irish people. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / press release Tuesday September 16, 2008 15:03 by Brian Guckian   text 3 comments (last - thursday july 16, 2009 10:20)
CORK City and County Councils could show genuine support for European Mobility Week and for Sustainable Transport policies in general by cancelling their unsustainable proposed Northern Ring Road scheme and spending the funds on an innovative € 573 million city- and county-wide rail system using continental European "tram-train" technology instead, a national sustainable transport researcher and campaigner, Brian Guckian, has said.

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cork / environment / press release Sunday September 14, 2008 18:49 by Léonard Gay   2 attached files
Rethink Your Attitude to Transport in the City
Tuesday 16th to Monday 22nd September 2008


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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday September 13, 2008 13:38 by Elinor
This morning representatives from Cork Shell to sea took advantage of the presence of French Naval vessels in the Port of Cork and payed a visit. read full story / add a comment
Handing letter to Navy personnel
cork / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Friday September 12, 2008 21:18 by John   text 6 comments (last - thursday december 18, 2008 09:15)   image 3 images
Today a small group of activists went down to Haulbowline island, Headquarters of the Irish Navy with an open letter for Commodore Frank Lynch, Chief of Naval Staff. The purpose behind this visit was to raise awareness within the Navy as to the issues around their presence in Broadhaven bay and to ask them to join in solidarity with the people of Erris rather than Shell. Text of letter follows later in this report.

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Gathering for the vigil
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday September 11, 2008 23:53 by Ray   text 3 comments (last - saturday september 13, 2008 19:32)   image 5 images
Shell to Sea activists and friends gathered at Daunt Sq. for a candle-lit vigil tonight to show their support publicly for Shell to Sea, and to show support for local anti-Shell activist Maura Harrington, whose hunger strike against the pipe-laying ship the Solitaire being in Irish waters continues. read full story / add a comment
Two of the ships due on Friday
cork / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday September 09, 2008 14:49 by John Jefferies   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 10, 2008 10:11)   image 1 image
Four French military vessels will tie up at Cork city's North Custom House Quay next Friday morning (12th September) around 7.30am. read full story / add a comment
Action Speaks Louder That Words
cork / animal rights / news report Monday September 08, 2008 20:12 by ARAN   text 3 comments (last - tuesday september 09, 2008 18:01)   image 2 images
Animal Rights Action Network took our nationwide campaign ‘Stop Circus Suffering in Ireland’ to Cork city to expose circus goers to animal suffering in travelling Irish circuses. Our stop today was outside Duffy’s circus in Glanmire where our supporters staged a peaceful protest whilst distributing educational leaflets to passing members of the public and people going to see the circus. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / opinion/analysis Saturday September 06, 2008 23:03 by Stuart
Inside the Boole building at UCC last month Government representatives of Departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Trade minister Billy Keleher, executives from global corporations Dow, Monsanto and B.P. , Patent Lawyers and trade mark agents, members of the scientific research community, delegates from the pharmacuticle industry and the world bank.
Outside between 30 and 40 people representing stake holders of Planet Earth P.L.C. including organic farmers, Irish seed savers, Brown Envelope Seeds, G.M. Free Ireland and the Socialist Party.
Cost to you or me to be inside €810. read full story / add a comment
cork / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday August 05, 2008 22:40 by Cork Warship Watch   text 5 comments (last - thursday august 07, 2008 23:09)   image 1 image
A Royal Navy ship, HMS Enterprise is due in the port of Cork tomorrow morning (Wednesday) where she will tie up at the city's North Custom House Quay.

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Slag heap on eastern end of Haulbowline
cork / environment / feature Friday July 04, 2008 20:23 by John Jefferies   text 29 comments (last - tuesday april 12, 2011 15:06)   image 6 images
Photos taken Thursdaymorning from Cobh
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