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No GM Symbol
national / consumer issues / feature Wednesday April 13, 2011 06:38 by Michael O'Callaghan   text 14 comments (last - wednesday february 12, 2014 22:36)   image 3 images
• Scientists accuse European Food Safety Authority of corruption and fraud
• Doctors invoke the Precautionary Principle
• Consumers want GM-free Irish label to support responsible farmers read full story / add a comment
One of the two campaigners shortly before being arrested
national / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday April 05, 2011 09:24 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 62 comments (last - wednesday april 20, 2011 15:14)   image 5 images   video 1 video file   audio 2 audio files
Gardaí in Co Mayo have been recorded talking about threatening to rape a woman in their custody. The Gardaí, including a Sergeant, have been prominent in policing protests against Shell’s inland gas refinery. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / feature Saturday April 02, 2011 00:09 by Marie O Connor   text 7 comments (last - saturday may 07, 2011 09:01)   1 attached file
Fine Gael’s UnFairCare policy demands more scrutiny. At a time when support for the Dutch model is declining in its country of origin, Fine Gael proposes to import this charter for privateers into Ireland. Marie O'Connor looks at Dominic Haugh's study, which reveals an unaffordable three-tier system, growing waiting lists, cancelled operations, out of control budgets, bankrupt hospitals, professional gravy trains and spawning bureaucracies, all encouraged by pro market think-tanks.

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mayo / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday March 29, 2011 21:31 by míol mór   text 3 comments (last - saturday april 02, 2011 20:41)   image 4 images
Come up straight away or join us for the Days of Action this Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April. Accomodation & food provided, donations welcome. email or txt 0851141170 for details.

The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland. read full story / add a comment
Caoimhe Kerrins of Dublin Shell to Sea backed up by 22 TDs
national / miscellaneous / feature Monday March 28, 2011 12:55 by WH   text 8 comments (last - thursday april 21, 2011 14:19)   image 6 images
Twenty-two TDs gathered at the gates of Leinster House in a sunny Dublin today to back Dublin Shell to Sea’s call for the new Government to overturn the consents granted by former minister Pat Carey to Shell E&P Ireland on the day of the recent general election. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / feature Friday March 25, 2011 11:38 by Soundmigration   text 12 comments (last - sunday april 03, 2011 14:17)   image 1 image
Tonight at 22.45 GMT the United Nations passed resolution 1973/211, which imposes a no-fly zone across Libya, as well as restricting the asset movements from Libyan national companies. Amid celebratory scenes in Benghazi with lots of fireworks and lots of automatic weapons fire , China, India, Russia and Brazil (sometimes as a block called BRIC) all abstained along with Germany. (Thank to @pettybooshwah for clarifyfing this) read full story / add a comment
CACI - Providing Software for the Irish Cencus (and lots of other "defence software")
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday March 22, 2011 23:53 by Declan Cullen   text 26 comments (last - monday april 11, 2011 01:21)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
The people of Ireland should consider a Boycott in relation the upcoming Census in April 2011. The reason I say this is that the company contracted to carry out the Census is CACI UK who are a subsidiary of CACI international which through its various outsourcing has been accused of contributing to the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib in Iraq, something I myself am not happy about, and it will be one of the reason's why I will not be completing the Census form this time. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Friday March 18, 2011 20:02 by Soundmigration   text 1 comment (last - monday march 14, 2011 11:05)   image 1 image   audio 2 audio files
Nazly Hussein speaks from outside the military courts which this afternoon (Friday 12th March) was supposed to address the people the army harrassed and arrested last Wednesday during a brutal attack on those occupying Tahrir Square. Nazly describes how several hundred plain clothes thugs was deployed against people in the square on Wednesday, who set about pulling down tents and beating people up. The army, under the pretence of ‘protecting’ those remaining in the Tahrir then began beating, arresting and electrocuting people within the the pro democracy movement. Over 170 people where arrested, most of whom where later released without charge. Many had been beaten and tortured with electrocution. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / feature Wednesday March 16, 2011 14:01 by Maire   text 3 comments (last - thursday march 17, 2011 14:09)   video 2 video files
Rosaleen McDonagh is contesting the Seanad Election in the Dublin University Constituency. She is a well known Traveller activist, feminist and writer. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / feature Friday February 25, 2011 13:16 by 1percentnetwork   text 9 comments (last - friday november 11, 2011 19:21)   image 1 image
The 1% Network has claimed that the results of Friday’s election will “do nothing to impact on the huge wealth divide in Irish society”.

The Network has erected a series of posters in Dublin city centre which state “1% own 34% of the Wealth. Make Them Pay” read full story / add a comment
The gap energy efficiency will have to fill
national / elections / politics / feature Thursday February 24, 2011 08:50 by T   text 5 comments (last - tuesday march 08, 2011 15:07)   image 6 images   audio 1 audio file
Given it is just days away from the election and a new government, most likely to be led by Fine Gael, many are probably wondering what exactly is the current state of Ireland and what are the prospects for recovery. In short, things are bad and a recovery is very unlikely. There are also wider and bigger global issues and we are unprepared and should be doing something about it now. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday February 15, 2011 14:28 by Andrew   text 13 comments (last - saturday march 12, 2011 01:44)   image 6 images
Today members and supporters of Dublin Shell to Sea gathered the top of Grafton Street to distribute €540 billion ‘commemorative bank notes’ to members of the public, symbolising the cost to the exchequer of the extraordinary giveaway of Ireland’s oil and gas reserves. This was part of a national Shell to Sea day that saw leafletting in 8 other towns and cities around Ireland as well as Dublin. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Saturday February 12, 2011 17:27 by Trade Union TV   text 1 comment (last - sunday march 04, 2012 01:10)   video 1 video file
Student nurses are fighting the worst of cuts a total pay cut in their training forcing them to work for free for the health service. read full story / add a comment
Passing, consiglieres Mubarak and Suleiman's, Mafia Don's local HQ drew strong anger and contempt
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Friday February 11, 2011 03:18 by TD   text 31 comments (last - saturday february 12, 2011 19:57)   image 11 images   video 5 video files   audio 3 audio files
Egypt's on Fire: The winds for democratic change are strongly blowing in that country to dislodge US/Israeli backed traitor Hosni Mubarak and his Obama picked replacement, Omar Suleiman (also, "Israel's favourite Egyptian", Robert Fisk). Yesterday afternoon in Dublin, Egyptians, Arabs, internationals and Irish people of conscience assembled outside the Egyptian Embassy in Clyde Road, Ballsbridge to give the ambassador and all who care to listen a strong message that Mubarak and Suleiman will no longer be endured or tolerated and both have to go and be replaced with true democracy. Judging from the shuttered and closed blinds of the Embassy windows, denial held sway and the blind eye and deaf ear was being turned to the trumpeting elephant inside.? read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / feature Friday February 04, 2011 11:55 by Volunteer   text 35 comments (last - wednesday february 23, 2011 14:37)   image 1 image
Speaking in advance of an April visit to Ireland, Nobel Peace Laureate and exiled Tibetan
Leader the Dalai Lama has today delivered a message to the people of Ireland in which he calls for people to demonstrate courage and hope.

“Our world is in turmoil but this also provides an opportunity for true transformation towards peace, justice and happiness if we show courage and hope.” he said in the message which can be viewed in full on the new website http://www.possibilities.ie read full story / add a comment
Liberate London - (and perhaps Ireland)!
international / anti-capitalism / feature Friday February 04, 2011 07:06 by Chris Knight   text 10 comments (last - wednesday march 23, 2011 09:12)   image 2 images
Regional TUCs are expecting 300,000 to converge on central London on March 26. It should be an interesting day. While stewards are being recruited in liaison with police to stop any repeat of what happened to Millbank, there’ll be thousands of us with other ideas. If an NUS demonstration of 30,000 can accidentally demolish the Tory Party HQ, what might 300,000 achieve?

In January, anarchists from around Britain met in Manchester to form a ‘network of networks’ called ‘Network X’. It was agreed to mobilise for direct action on March 26. “This is a major step forward for the anarchist movement,” quipped Class War’s Ian Bone, “being the first time anarchist groups have agreed to a central command since Barcelona in 1936.” A kaleidoscope of groups, many of recent invention, is planning street theatre, effigies and spectaculars for the big day.
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mayo / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday January 25, 2011 14:56 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 3 comments (last - monday january 31, 2011 11:02)   image 1 image
On Thursday 20th January An Bord Pleanála announced their decision to approve the Shell high pressure raw gas pipeline. This is the last chance to resist the plan by the Irish Government, state bodies and Shell to force their will on communities and on the country as a whole, regardless of proper process, economic sense, people’s safety, environmental laws and human rights. Whilst the people of Ireland are being crippled by the cuts in public services and forced in to huge EU and IMF debt, the great gas giveaway is the elephant in the room that could be our solution. The unjust deal can be renegotiated as we have successfully seen in other countries. The people of Ireland should have a say in how we sustainably manage our natural resources. The struggle against Shell is a struggle for everyone in Ireland. You can be part of it. read full story / add a comment
the mystery undercover officer outed by kennedy / stone
international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday January 18, 2011 19:11 by joe mcivor   text 50 comments (last - sunday september 25, 2016 19:52)   image 21 images   video 1 video file
Indymedia UK article on Mark Stone , aka Mark Kennedy , a police officer who infiltrated the Nottingham activist scene in 2001 . Kennedy/Stone admitted his role after being confronted . UPDATE: Stone goes rogue and reveals details of operations and "outs" other officers. A police chief with detailed knowledge of the deployments of undercover officers in the protest movement said Kennedy's breach of protocol could lead to the "relocation of a considerable number of people". At an estimated 250,000 per person what have the UK government been spending taxpayer money on while making huge austerity cuts? read full story / add a comment
Jimmy Kelly from UNITE Calls for Voters to VOTE LEFT
national / elections / politics / feature Thursday January 13, 2011 15:47 by Jerry Cornelius   text 46 comments (last - thursday january 27, 2011 16:50)   image 2 images
The UNITE trade union, the second largest union in the Republic of Ireland has called on all working people to vote for a left wing government in the general election likely to be held in March.

“Workers should use their vote in the upcoming general election to bring about a left-wing government for the first time in the history of the state,” said Jimmy Kelly, Regional Secretary of Unite the union.
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Peace Vigil at Shannon 9 Jan 2011
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Monday January 10, 2011 14:43 by Edward Horgan   text 1 comment (last - monday january 10, 2011 09:35)   image 3 images
Today’s peace vigil at Shannon on 9 Jan 2011 was not a celebration but a commemoration of events that have been occurring over the past 11 years in Afghanistan and Iraq in which the United States waged unlawful and unjustified wars killing hundreds of thousands of people. It also commemorated and offered condolences on behalf of the many prisoners who were kidnapped, imprisoned without trial and in many cases tortured in Guantanamo and elsewhere. January 2011 also marks the 20th of the US led Gulf War in 1991, which led to the deaths of over two million Iraqi people in the decade up to 2001. read full story / add a comment
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