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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

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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
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
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday May 08, 2013 11:32 by dublin1916society
Formation of Dublin's first 1916 society read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Friday April 12, 2013 00:52 by Clondalkin Correspondant   text 6 comments (last - friday may 03, 2013 14:35)
The Bawnogue One has just begun Occupation number two. On this occasion the worker was accompanied by one of the directors of the company he is employed by. Both are determined that this brand new occupation will continue until victory but the support of all trade unionists and community people is needed if victory is to be assured. read full story / add a comment
HeadSpace, Issue One
dublin / arts and media / press release Wednesday April 10, 2013 13:19 by Orla Price/Naomi Elster   image 2 images   1 attached file
HeadSpace is a writing and art magazine based around mental health. The magazine features deeply moving personal accounts, spectacular creative writing, and thought-provoking art dealing with the panic and confusion that comes with mental health difficulties and stories of hope and recovery. Issue One will be launched on May 11 to be distributed for free to psychiatric wards and support centres. Copies will also be made available for general purchase, with sales revenue being used to provide more free copies to support centres for people undergoing mental health difficulties. The magazine is entirely not-for-profit and was created by a group of volunteers. Issue One is now available for advance orders online at for €5 including delivery. For more information please visit To donate and receive some fantastic perks in return, visit the HeadSpace Indiegogo campaign at read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday April 08, 2013 14:35 by Lover   text 14 comments (last - saturday april 13, 2013 01:00)   image 6 images   video 1 video file
I know various parts of Britain are hosting gatherings to remember the dark legacy of Maggies reign but I think that in Dublin we should all come together tonight on O Connell Street to collectively remember all effected by the woman, particularly the hunger strikers, shoot to kill victims, Argentines, miners the list goes on. SO just throwing it out there and open to suggestions but this occassion should not pass with out challenging the message that Thatcher represented. Needless to say the media will be quick to have revised sanitised versions of her life being beamed over the airwaves. read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Friday April 05, 2013 12:57 by Clondalkin Resident   text 16 comments (last - tuesday april 16, 2013 14:38)
Hi All:

As of last Thursday ( March 28th 2013 ) FAS funding for the DBD Jobs Club, in Bawnogue ( Clondalkin ) has been withdrawn completely without any satisfactory explanation.

The Jobs Club Leader has been told that he is about to be made redundant and all services from our Jobs Club is to be withdrawn immediately.

Over the last 10 years, The Jobs Club has provided a very valuable service to local jobseekers over and it is unthinkable that, when its needed most, the area will be deprived of this valuable service. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday March 21, 2013 20:26 by Jim L
The lecture entitled 'Solidarity and the Responsibility to Protect' will be chaired by RT's Bryan Dobson, and will explore the issues faced by human rights defenders and activists trying to make their independent voices heard among the competing agendas of state, media and corporate or political interests. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Thursday February 28, 2013 13:02 by Elric   text 16 comments (last - wednesday march 06, 2013 22:43)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Anti Property Tax Campaigners occupy headquarters of International financial company.
Sending out message of "It's not our debt, and we're not paying".

Members of the Campaign Against Home And Water Taxes ( CAHWT) are currently occupying the headquarters of Price Waterhouse Coopers in Dublin's Docklands.

This is the first occupation of this type held by the campaign, and represents a significant escalation of our protest activity . It is designed to draw attention to the financial institutions that have avoided the effects of the economic crisis while ordinary workers and their families are made to suffer. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Sunday February 24, 2013 17:34 by CDC   text 1 comment (last - monday february 25, 2013 19:02)   image 6 images
Today the CDC and residents in Tom Kelly Flats, Charlemont Street entered our second year of gardening in the area in our drive to reclaim idle land, and use it for the purposes of helping communities grow their own food.

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Bethany Home Survivors, family and supporters, gather at Mount Jerome Cemetery September 2012 - at site of 40 unmarked graves of Bethany children - cemetery contains unmarked graves of 219 Bethany children (one third died 1935-9, three fifths 1935-44)
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday February 20, 2013 10:34 by Niall Meehan   image 1 image

Survivors of the Dublin's Protestant run Bethany Home today welcomed Taoiseach's apology to Magdalen survivors and the plan to institute a system of compensation and redress. They especially welcomed the government's decision to include Stanhope Street Magdalen laundry that had been excluded from consideration by the Martin McAleese enquiry into the laundries.

Bethany Survivors Chairperson, Derek Leinster said he "hopes the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter will act on his long-expressed promise to TDs, senators and northern MLAs to give justice to Bethany survivors". Mr Leinster noted, "Alan Shatter's first response to publication of the McAleese Report was to apologise for the delay in recognising the injustice done to the Magdelen women. We now suffer the same delay. Now would not be too early to give Bethany survivors the same apology and consideration as the Magdalen women". read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 20, 2013 10:07 by Matt Treacy   text 48 comments (last - tuesday march 05, 2013 07:46)   video 1 video file
Regarding Anthony Coughlan’s latest attempt to denigrate my books.

The books stand on their merits and I have no need to repeat what is in them. They stand or fall on their own merits. However a number of points in Coughlan’s ‘review’ do need to be addressed.

First of all, the production issues relate to a small number of books sold at the time of the launch. All of these have been corrected and the index is now fully accurate.

He claims the book is ‘thoroughly nasty’. I take it that is a reference to it’s critical analysis of the pro-Soviet Communist movement. I make no more apology for being anti-Stalinist than I do for being anti-Nazi. It is also clear that one of the features of the CP book most upsetting to the inheritors of Irish Stalinism is its exposé of the dishonesty and intellectual gymnastics that were employed to justify the Stalin/Hitler Pact between 1939 and 1941. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday February 07, 2013 13:26 by anon   text 8 comments (last - friday february 08, 2013 21:07)
SPANISH chef lost his sense of taste and had his skull reinforced with screws after being struck with a golf club and wooden samurai sword in a savage street assault.

Jorge Roca (40), from Valencia in Spain, insisted he still loves Ireland and Cork despite the unprovoked attack that left him fighting for his life.
Shane Cotter (20) of Annmount Cross, Friars Walk, Cork, who has 49 previous convictions, was jailed for three years for assault causing serious harm.

''Danny O'Brien (20) of Brandon Court, Dillons Cross, Cork, who produced the golf club used by Cotter to attack Mr Roca and who has 84 previous convictions, was jailed for 18 months for violent disorder.

The Spaniard told the Irish Independent he was disappointed with the sentences. "I am not a judge. I am a chef. But that was not really very good," he said.

Cotter later told Gardai: "I wanted to do damage. I was in a temper. I wanted to kill him." read full story / add a comment
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