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offsite link Diamaid Ferriter: Mean-spirited in giving credit to Atheist Ireland

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offsite link Breaking news: Sinn Fein responsible for IBRC farce Anthony

offsite link Atheist Ireland banned while Iona Institute enjoys full access to schools Anthony

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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Short message from the Saker Mon Nov 30, 2015 08:07 | The Saker
Dear friends, I just wanted to let you know that I am sorry for being unable to work on the blog for the past week.  The trip to bury my

offsite link A HYBRID WAR TO BREAK THE BALKANS? ?. by Andrew Korybko Sun Nov 29, 2015 14:02 | Saker-Admin
A HYBRID WAR TO BREAK THE BALKANS? By Andrew KORYBKO In the spirit of the New Cold War and following on its success in snuffing out South Stream, the US

offsite link Silk Roads, Night Trains and the Third Industrial Revolution in China ? by Pepe Escobar Sun Nov 29, 2015 13:57 | Saker-Admin
Silk Roads, Night Trains and the Third Industrial Revolution in China by Pepe Escobar The US is transfixed by its multibillion-dollar electoral circus. The European Union is paralyzed by austerity,

offsite link Russia reacts to Turkey?s attack SITREP November 29, 2015 by Scott Sun Nov 29, 2015 04:41 | Scott
Historically, Russia?s big wheels turn slowly, almost invisible to the naked eye, but they do turn and grind anything getting between them into fine dust. On November 24th something extraordinary

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Human Rights in Ireland

offsite link Open Letter: Recognition of the Travelling Community as an Ethnic Minority in Ireland Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:56 | Liam Thornton

offsite link The Labour Party #repealthe8th Proposals: An Analysis Wed Nov 25, 2015 20:11 | Fiona de Londras

offsite link Book Launch: International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland, 8 December 2015 Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:21 | Liam Thornton

offsite link FLAC: 2016 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:04 | Liam Thornton

offsite link The Green Party?s Reproductive Rights Policy: An Appraisal Tue Nov 17, 2015 07:55 | Fiona de Londras

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Another November?  11:48 Mon Nov 30, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

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offsite link Whatever you say (LP TDs), say nothing 09:14 Mon Nov 30, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Left Archive: Books for Anarchists, WSM Bookservice, Summer/Winter 1998, Workers? Solidarity Movemen... 08:12 Mon Nov 30, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

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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 / racism & migration related issues / 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
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, freedoms and repression / 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
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, freedoms and repression / 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
All pics © Michael Gallagher 2011 - No unauthorised use permitted.
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
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, freedoms and repression / 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 / imperialism / 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! read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday May 20, 2011 12:32 by Ciaron   text 2 comments (last - wednesday may 25, 2011 10:56)
Yesterday morning, I had the poster that appears in this clip of Giuseppe Conlon with the wording
"Remember Giuseppe Conlon and all Victims of Empire" confiscated by a Gardai inspector under some state security legislation.

I had been phoned by the Gardai about 11 pm the night before saying a friend of mine was in custody chargeed woth a pUblic Order offense and needed a lawyer and that he wouldbe appearing at the new court on Infimary Rd. I had been unable to get back to where I was staying as the city was closed down and had crashed on another friend's floor.

As I made my way to the court Thursday morning, a young Gard said she would not let me through her checkpoint with the sign. I asked if she could hang on to it and I would be back in 4o mins. She agreed.

After realsing I could not cross the road I returned to that checkpoint and the sign was gone. She pointed out the inspector that had seized the sign. I approached him and I said if read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday May 19, 2011 18:02 by Declan Cullen   text 3 comments (last - sunday june 19, 2011 10:31)   video 1 video file
Citizen's Rights Suspended Because of Queen's Visit

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