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IRISH POLITICIANS BETRAY GAZA
Irish political representatives shamefully abstain in crucial UN vote on Gaza

Ireland and 16 other EU countries abstained from the UN Human Rights Council resolution to set up a commission of inquiry into Gaza. Apparently over "concerns that the draft text was unbalanced, inaccurate and prejudges the outcome of the investigation." The resolution was approved with 29 votes in favour, one against (the United States) and 17 abstentions. More details see here
Ireland's ambassador to the UN Patricia O'Brien today said Ireland had
"a very valid reason not to support the resolution."
Yeah right Patricia, and the reason was our masters in the US embassy told us not to vote in favour and our spineless politicians meekly obeyed.

Update 03/08/2014:Just hours after an attack on a United Nations-operated school took the lives of 20 civilians last week, the US announced it would resupply Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city. Only several days later, the US Congress overwhelmingly approved an emergency measure to grant Israel $225 million in additional funding to boost the country’s missile defense capabilities. "

UPDATE 12th August: So far Israel has killed over 1949 Palestinians including
449 children. 9891 injured, including over 3000 children.
This count is increasing by the hour.

For a list of all names, see http://www.imemc.org/article/68429
- the website of the International Middle East Media Center.

Michael Albert speaking engagements in Dublin for Oct 11th, 12th & 13th
dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday October 05, 2011 13:55 by Fintan   text 9 comments (last - friday october 21, 2011 11:03)   image 3 images   video 4 video files   2 attached files
Michael Albert, writer, activist, author of 'Parecon - Life after Capitalism' and co-founder of ZNet, will be speaking at various locations in Dublin on 11th and 12th of October 2011 (details below).

Subjects include media, participatory economics, the creation of a new international organisation for a participatory society, and strategy for social change.

The events are part of a visit that involves UK, Ireland and Spain. Website and further info available here.

Attached are a flyer and poster if you wish to promote the events.

Please forward to anyone you think may be interested.
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dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday October 04, 2011 23:48 by Paul O'Sullivan
The NATO bombardment of Yugoslavia in 1999 was led by former US President Bill Clinton. Clinton, for a massive fee, is guest speaker at the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle on 7th/8th October 2011. Other criminals in Dublin for this event will be the IMF-EU-ECB ‘Troika’. Here to set the economic rules for the Irish government.

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dublin / arts and media / press release Saturday October 01, 2011 22:55 by IFI   image 1 image
One of the main criticisms of the status quo in Iran is the relegation of women to second-class citizens, something which had been explored by Iranian filmmakers repeatedly in the previous years. Many of these filmmakers were involved in the Green Wave, and this season attempts to select work which represents both these artists and their concerns on the rights of women in contemporary Iran. As the regime cracked down on protesters, the punishments imposed on many of the names mentioned in these notes make for chilling reading: Pegah Ahangarani and Mahnaz Mohammadi, repeatedly arrested and imprisoned, currently on release; Mohammad Rasoulof, imprisoned for six years; and most cruelly, Jafar Panahi, imprisoned for six years, and prohibited from filmmaking for 20. read full story / add a comment
Grab them now...
dublin / arts and media / press release Wednesday September 28, 2011 14:57 by antrophe   text 7 comments (last - monday october 03, 2011 14:07)   image 1 image
rabble is a non-profit, newspaper from the city’s underground. It’s collectively and independently run by volunteers. rabble aims to create a space for the passionate telling of truth, muck-raking journalism and well aimed pot-shots at illegitimate authority. We stand within, and with, Dublin as it struggles from below against the ghost of the Celtic Tiger and the state it left us in. We support those who fight with a new world in their hearts and encourage those who create cultures that seed hope in bleak times. Those involved know each other from alternative media and street mobilisations, from raves, gigs and the football terraces, or by just living in the village that is Dublin. We range from people living and raising their families in the city, to community and political activists, to artists, messers and mischief-makers. We Are rabble. read full story / add a comment
dublin / migration / press release Friday September 23, 2011 11:28 by Ernest Everhard
Trinity's Philosophical Society has invited the leader of the racist British National Party, Nick Griffin, the speak in a debate entitled, "This House Believes that Immigration has gone too far."

Concerned students and organisations are organising to oppose the BNP leader. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Monday September 12, 2011 21:05 by Republican Network for Unity - Dublin   image 1 image
The recent comments made by the Minister for 'Social Protection' Joan Burton, that the approved cuts last July to social welfare were “regrettable and necessary,” is nothing short of a malicious attack on an unprecedented scale against the most vulnerable citizens in this country. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Monday September 12, 2011 15:58 by Dave Moore   text 12 comments (last - sunday march 16, 2014 12:08)
Exactly six months ago today, the board of directors of Dublin Food Co-op received a written complaint of ‘physical assault’ and ‘violently aggressive behaviour’ on its premises. Most of them seem to have been running away from it ever since. read full story / add a comment
Love Music Hate Racism Festival Fundraiser and All Ages gig this Friday
dublin / arts and media / press release Tuesday August 16, 2011 03:49 by Love Music Hate Racism   image 1 image

28 acts take to the stage in Sweeney’s for Love Music Hate Racism’sElectric Picnic Fundraiser this Friday 19th August. The event is splitinto two parts with the early show being Love Music Hate Racism’sfirst underage show featuring 7 teenage bands, kicking off at 2pmupstairs on the 1st floor.The underage gig was organised by JordenBukspan , a young student at Stratford college who approached LMHRwanting to get involved.

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dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday July 23, 2011 20:29 by Captain america
Forget so-called conspiracy theories. Instead look at reality. Dare ask yourselves who actually seems to have benefited from the 9-11 calamity. In light of the debt ceiling debates and continuous politics as usual of Washington D.C., it is time for the American people and individual states of this federation to look at a troubling set of facts. There seems to have been “several” beneficiaries of 9-11 that don’t exactly fit the story line we were constantly fed by the propaganda machine and mainstream media as to how to connect the dots (which we were rhetorically asked to do). read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / press release Saturday July 23, 2011 11:48 by Latif Serhildan
On 88th anniversary of Lausanne Treaty which divided Kurdistan into four parts, Kurds in Ireland launched a 3-days hunger strike today outside European Union House. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / gender and sexuality / press release Thursday June 30, 2011 14:08 by Conor, Suzanne, Shane   image 1 image
The following is the press release about the counter-demo... read full story / add a comment
Front of Shop
dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday June 30, 2011 11:20 by Residents Against Racism   text 9 comments (last - thursday july 21, 2011 18:31)   image 2 images
Over the last few weeks Residents Against Racism have received numerous complaints regarding a blatant display of Gollywog Dolls in front of a Dublin shop window. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / press release Friday June 24, 2011 22:46 by helper
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dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Monday June 20, 2011 23:49 by Michael Gallagher   text 5 comments (last - wednesday june 22, 2011 23:33)   image 5 images
This could be your hospital
dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Monday June 13, 2011 19:01 by Angry Dubliner   text 4 comments (last - friday june 17, 2011 13:16)   image 5 images
dublin / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday June 12, 2011 19:36 by Dave Moore   text 4 comments (last - monday september 12, 2011 21:19)
Today marks three months since the Dublin Food Co-op received a complaint of ‘physical assault and violent aggression’ on the premises. Despite the seriousness of the charge, the directors’ collective response was feeble in every respect, leaving those who reported the incident out in the cold. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / crime and justice / press release Sunday June 12, 2011 16:23 by JUSTICE FOR RACHEL PEAVOY CAMPAIGN   image 1 image
Rachel Peavoy was a 30 year old mother of two young boys. On Jan 11 2010 Rachel froze to death in her home which she had pleaded with her landlords Dublin City Council to be moved for 3 years without success.

Her living conditions were of inhumane standards. She was isolated in a derelict block of flats with major anti social and drug dealing problems and also major maintenance problems. We want answers to why she was left to die in such conditions by Ireland's biggest landlord Dublin City Council. Many more still live in such conditions and this should never be allowed happen again. The human rights of these people need to be respected. read full story / add a comment
Queen meets president of Republic
dublin / rights and freedoms / feature Sunday June 05, 2011 00:07 by Diarmuid Breatnach   text 17 comments (last - friday august 05, 2011 12:47)   image 2 images
As Elizabeth Windsor's visit moves into history it is time to analyse the reasons for the visit and what happened during it: the small protests, the massive restrictions on movement in Ireland's capital city, the huge violations of the right to protest, read full story / add a comment
The old City Arts building - another wasted NAMA building
dublin / miscellaneous / news report Thursday June 02, 2011 23:20 by Mick   text 1 comment (last - saturday june 04, 2011 10:31)   image 2 images
Join us on June 11th for the launch of the Campaign for the Old City Arts Building (COCAB). Our aim is to take back the Old City Arts building, 23-25 Mosse St (near Tara dart station) which has been abandoned for nearly a decade and is now part of the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA). We want the building to be opened up for use as an educational and cultural space, managed collectively by anyone who wants to take part, independent of private or state institutions. We also want to broaden this by demanding that the NAMA legislation be changed so that all disused NAMA buildings can be used by the citizens for social and cultural projects, social housing or (in the case of undeveloped land) community gardens. It is clear that the politics of ‘elected representatives’ has completely failed in the context of the crisis- only people power and direct action can bring real change. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / news report Monday May 23, 2011 11:52 by Ciaron   text 18 comments (last - wednesday june 01, 2011 07:49)   image 2 images
It has been weird being in Dublin security city the past week. It reminds me a lot of
growing up in the police state of Queensland/Australia in the late '70's.

On Thursday, I was stopped and searched by police five times before noon and shaken down by the Special Branch 3 times over the two daze. My poster (photo of Giusepe Conlon...with the words "Remember Giuseppe Conlon and All Victims of Empire") remains in police custody,
confiscated by an Inspector under State Security legislation.
Photo - Giuseppe Poster...set it free!
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