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Public Inquiry
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The Saker
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offsite link Caspian games: Central Asian ?stans? vie for connectivity market Mon Apr 23, 2018 18:21 | The Saker
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Human Rights in Ireland
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On the streets promoting Trinity College meeting
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday December 04, 2013 12:14 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 2 comments (last - friday december 06, 2013 11:51)   image 5 images   video 2 video files
The last few days in Dublin unfolded in a warm embrace of solidarity for imprisoned Pvt. Manning’s mother Susan, aunts Mary & Sharon & uncle Kevin. The family had travelled from their hometown Haverfordwest, south-west Wales to Dublin, Ireland, the birthplace of their father. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / news report Sunday December 01, 2013 23:08 by Wayne Flanagan Tobin   text 2 comments (last - saturday december 14, 2013 13:58)
Secret deal between City Council and Greyhound Recycling dirty politics

Local election candidate for Pembroke South Dock Wayne Flanagan Tobin has said the secrecy of a deal struck between Dublin City Council and Greyhound recycling demonstrates the need to clean up local government. This is given the amount of dishonesty in local government from planning zonings and’ brown envelope politics’ facilitated by unelected officials hell bent on keeping the public misinformed. This is why as a young person I am standing in the election to clean up local government and make it more transparent. read full story / add a comment
Chelsea's Mum Susan Manning with Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday December 01, 2013 09:11 by WISE Up Wales   text 1 comment (last - sunday december 01, 2013 09:51)   image 5 images
We've been in Dublin since Wednesday with Welsh members of Chelsea Manning's family
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/11/27/rocky-road-to-d...blin/
enjoying warm and enthusiastic Irish hospitality from AFRI and many others during three days of solidarity events, meetings, meals and media interviews.

There are Irish connections on both sides of Chelsea's family: maternal grandfather from Rathmines, Dublin and one set of paternal great grandparents (both Mannings) from a village in Cork. Chelsea was flown out to Iraq via Shannon airport, the use of which by the US military compromises Ireland's supposed neutrality.

There will be more to report back later, but for now here are a few photos from the visit. More photos and info here:
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/12/01/a-photo-report-...ings/ read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / news report Monday November 25, 2013 18:20 by Dublin Cumann 32CSM
The Dublin Cumann of the 32CSM are appealing to the public to help out with donations for our help the homeless appeal we are running throughout the Christmas period. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / housing / news report Thursday October 31, 2013 11:37 by Nico   text 4 comments (last - friday november 01, 2013 19:20)   image 5 images
A fire broke out this morning at around 2am in Tom Kelly Flats, Charlemont Street, leaving many people trapped inside their homes.

Residents in the 3rd – Block were woken to the yells of “Fire!” by a concerned neighbour in the adjacent block, as the blaze quickly engulfed the main hall and stairway. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday October 24, 2013 13:36 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 27, 2013 11:41)
Over the last couple of days we have witnessed massive media hysteria about the case of Maria, a young girl supposedly abducted by a Roma couple in Greece. DNA tests and Lombroso-style racial profiling [1] have come into action in a case that has stirred the irrational anxiety that feeds racism and bigotry. Beyond the fact that child abduction is a serious issue, the "whiteness" and "blondeness" of the alleged victim have been emphasised together with the "Roma" condition of the alleged culprits. Let us remember that this is taking place in Greece, a country where blatant racism (as expressed by Golden Dawn) is on the rise, so there are good reasons to be cautious about this whole case. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday August 27, 2013 23:57 by Turing   text 9 comments (last - friday september 06, 2013 11:38)   image 1 image
It seems very likely that the US, backed by UK,France etc, is going to attack Syria very soon.

Regardless of what we think of the Assad regime and its crimes we should oppose this intervention which will only make matters worse and is only designed to further imperialist interests.

As we don’t know exactly when this will occur the Irish Anti-War Movement is calling a protest at the Spire for 6pm ON THE DAY OF THE ATTACK or THE NEXT DAY IF THE ATTACK IS AT NIGHT.
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gentle greyhound...abandoned after racing.
dublin / animal rights / news report Thursday August 22, 2013 18:54 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
The Alliance for Animal Rights group AFAR wish to condemn the IGB who are fully responsible for the serious injuring of Four healthy Greyhounds who were made race at the ETS Derby in Shelbourne Park last week. All of these dogs were badly injured at the track, including being ‘KOd’ knocked over and sustaining bone breakages including broken legs and hocks. We surmise some of these dogs risk being killed as their racing careers are most likely ended and they are possibly only of use as stud dogs.
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday August 22, 2013 08:42 by Shay Leon
Galway, August 22, 2013 - On Saturday, August 24th, at 2:00 PM, animal rights activists will be on Grafton street, Dublin as part of a global day of protests for animal rights. They will hold synchronized street theater at several locations, including McDonald’s, for its sale of animals as food, and Bernardo's furs. Strong visuals are expected. Activists will march in 36 cities in 16 countries, including New York, London, Munich, and Stockholm. More than 7,000 participants are expected to rally worldwide. read full story / add a comment
Zoos, prisons for the innocent...always
dublin / animal rights / opinion/analysis Friday August 09, 2013 23:02 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
AFAR wish to condemn the incident at Dublin zoo which occurred two days ago which left a two year old child unconscious, and with deep stomach and arm injuries caused by an animal attack by a Tapir . Apart from the obvious stupidity of allowing a child into an enclosure confining a wild animal with their young, Dublin Zoo is guilty of imprisoning, confining, drugging and using wild animals for profit on an ongoing basis.
They [Dublin Zoo] admit themselves on their website that tapirs are always found near water and usually run into rivers to escape predators such as the jaguar. Where could this Mother and newborn escape to in the Zoo enclosure, to flee from what most likely was perceived as a threat from hearing the human child scream.
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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday July 10, 2013 12:47 by Turing   image 1 image
Press statement

New book entitled 'Let us Rise!' on the 1913 Dublin Lockout including essay on role of women, the solidarity effort in Britain, the revolutionary aftershock and a response by Joe Higgins TD to Jack O'Connor's Larkin graveside speech

Official Launch Monday 15th July 6:30pm Gutter Bookshop, Cow Lane, Temple Bar

Commenting on the imminent launch of Let us Rise! which will be available from all good bookshops from next week Joe Higgins TD said:

“This book commemorates the immortal 1913 Dublin Lockout. This struggle, with brilliant leaders like Jim Larkin and James Connolly, heralded the emergence of the working class as the key social and political force. It ushered in a decade of struggle which could have changed the course of Irish history.

“This period is rich in lessons for working class people today. The struggle waged in 1913 is a beacon that can shine a bright light on the way forward, if its lessons are fully absorbed.” read full story / add a comment
The guards lifting me by the arms and pulling me by the handcuffs
dublin / crime and justice / news report Monday July 08, 2013 15:20 by Shane   text 17 comments (last - monday december 30, 2013 10:49)   image 8 images   video 1 video file
At the counter-demonstration to Youth Defence's "Rally for Life" march, I was manhandled and arrested for no reason by plain clothes police. In the van, I was pepper sprayed several times while handcuffed behind my back and pinned to the ground. I was kept in a cell for about two hours before being released without charge. This is my account of what happened. read full story / add a comment
The Secret Garden Festival 2013
dublin / arts and media / press release Sunday July 07, 2013 18:19 by Danny O'Leary   image 1 image
On the 16th, 17th + 18th of August this summer, Milk & Cookie Stories will be hosting - for the third year - The Secret Garden Festival at Martinstown House in The Curragh, Co. Kildare. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday July 01, 2013 01:21 by An Draigneán Donn   text 13 comments (last - tuesday july 02, 2013 20:27)   video 1 video file
This is the Irish version of Rodney King, who was battered by cops in California in 1992. Shocking video of Irish racist red-necks in action. read full story / add a comment
HIV-Negative AIDS?
dublin / sci-tech / news report Monday June 24, 2013 07:00 by lemonfoundation   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 25, 2013 11:06)   image 1 image
Allied NATO Government is hiding millions of infectious NON HIV AIDS cases (like mine) under the "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)" ICD-code.
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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday June 13, 2013 23:31 by dubaltg8   text 3 comments (last - friday june 14, 2013 10:18)   image 1 image
Imperialist elements have been busy trying to stop citizens protesting. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / feature Wednesday June 05, 2013 18:20 by dubaltg8   text 67 comments (last - wednesday june 26, 2013 23:17)   image 18 images   video 1 video file
This year's G8 promises to be different for a number of reasons. G8s and G8 protests have, by now, become something of a ritual. One where each side already knows the rules of the game. The great and good come together to discuss how they might set the world to right, and the protestors outside condemn them for not doing it quickly enough – or not really intending to do it at all. Charity is promised to Africa, and folks like Sir Bob Geldof will proclaim that a successful G8 has been had. Other folks will throw bricks and bottles at the police, and feel that they have stuck a blow for the cause. What cause exactly is not always clear. The media have a field day – a morning glimpse of presidents and prime ministers, and then spend the rest of the day with the unwashed outside; hoping that they will start a riot – or, at least, do something that looks good on camera and will fill thirty seconds on primetime news. And the general public have a little bit of entertainment to lighten the daily drudge of work, or more and more commonly, unemployment. So why should the G8 Summit on the 17th and 18th of June 2013 be any different? read full story / add a comment
Colm and Justin outside US Embasy
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday June 01, 2013 21:43 by Justin Morahan   text 6 comments (last - tuesday july 09, 2013 21:33)   image 1 image
Colm Roddy and I staged a small protest supporting whistleblower Bradley Manning at the US Embassy today

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Scavengers Assemble June 1st
dublin / arts and media / press release Saturday May 18, 2013 14:40 by Danny O'Leary   image 1 image
Milk & Cookies is proud to announce SCAVENGERS ASSEMBLE - an all ages citywide photo scavenger hunt! read full story / add a comment
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