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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:
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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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dublin / anti-war / 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 and freedoms / 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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Dublin Food Co-op
dublin / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 18, 2011 22:40 by Dave   text 21 comments (last - sunday march 16, 2014 11:57)   image 1 image
After 28 years of operation, Dublin Food Co-op is chronically sick: divorced from its founding principles and acutely dysfunctional. Following a deeply troubling incident in March, this author – until recently one of its most committed volunteers – has found it necessary to part ways.

So, what’s gone wrong with the city’s pioneering consumer wholefood co-operative?
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dublin / anti-war / news report Wednesday May 18, 2011 13:52 by Dave Donnellan   text 3 comments (last - monday april 30, 2012 15:43)   video 1 video file
The walking tour of Dublin, on the eve of the visit of Queen Elizabeth, was led by an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe with the slogan: "No queen but Mary Queen of Heaven -- single mother, refugee, role model for a revolutionary!" read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday May 17, 2011 16:18 by Trade Union TV   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 17, 2011 21:31)   video 1 video file
Watch the video report from the protest held at the Tallaght offices of SDCC Monday 16th, 2011. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Sunday May 15, 2011 13:48 by Republican Network for Unity   text 17 comments (last - saturday may 21, 2011 16:34)   image 2 images
As the impending visit of the British Monarch looms ever near, preparations by the State have long been under way to suppress resistance in any way, shape or form. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / press release Friday May 13, 2011 14:41 by Fores Friends Ireland   text 3 comments (last - saturday may 14, 2011 09:32)
The Mayne river and associated woodlands which have been a habitat for a wide range of species, bats, kingfishers, otters and a wide range of native flora are under threat due to potential development. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / press release Monday May 09, 2011 12:41 by Laura O'Leary
LiveorDead is a new Dublin promoter designed with bands in mind. We will be hosting a citywide Battle of the Bands in locations around Dublin – starting with the Southside. Introducing 'In Your Area'.
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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Sunday May 08, 2011 01:01 by Republican Network for Unity   text 13 comments (last - thursday may 19, 2011 17:54)   image 7 images
The republican Network for Unity would like to thank the high spirited republican activists who joined together today in protest outside the GPO in Dublin and in defiance of Special Branch intimidation, vented their anger and frustration and highlighted the unjustifiable upcoming visit to Ireland by the imperialist, Elizabeth Windsor. read full story / add a comment
Left of the Dial
dublin / arts and media / press release Friday May 06, 2011 00:31 by themechanic   text 2 comments (last - saturday may 14, 2011 00:07)   image 2 images
Van Dyke Parks guests on Near90FM's newest eclectic music programme read full story / add a comment
Bin Laden Death Photo Update
dublin / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday May 05, 2011 15:26 by Declan Cullen   text 19 comments (last - monday may 23, 2011 22:47)   image 8 images   audio 1 audio file
Please examine the attached photos that I believe was used to in relation the Bin Laden death story that was published in the Evening Herald on the 2nd of May 2011.
Do your own research and then make up your own mind about what have been told by the mainstream media. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday May 05, 2011 01:31 by Declan Cullen   text 6 comments (last - thursday may 05, 2011 11:20)   image 1 image
Dear Indymedia

In the 2nd of May 2011 edition of the Evening Herald the paper had a story about Bin Laden's death under the heading 'Taken Out". The paper ran two photos, one file photo of Bin Laden, and one photo showing a bloodied and allegedly dead Bin Laden.
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The Human Wall (pic by Greg M)
dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday May 04, 2011 18:53 by Kev   text 2 comments (last - wednesday may 04, 2011 22:20)   image 6 images   video 2 video files
On the morning of Wednesday 4th May 2011, over 50 human rights activists supporting the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign formed a ‘human wall’ outside the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Irish multinational CRH, while concerned shareholders inside asked serious questions about the role of the cement company in the building of Israel’s illegal Separation Wall and illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / news report Tuesday April 26, 2011 01:43 by Dave Donnellan   text 7 comments (last - friday april 29, 2011 13:29)   video 1 video file
Afri, along with other global justice NGOs, has long highlighted issues surrounding 'Third World' (Global South) debt and IMF/World Bank structural adjustment - including the erosion of sovereignty in the Global South and the devastating socio-economic consequences. Those issues have come home now to Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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