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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday February 23, 2010 05:33 by TD   text 5 comments (last - friday february 26, 2010 08:26)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
On 3rd March 2002, 22-year-old Palestinian blocklayer and tiler Thaer Hamad from the Ramallah-area village of Silwad, armed with an old WW2 M1 rifle shot 24 Israeli Occupation Forces and their reinforcements at a checkpoint sited in an old British police post on the road between Nablus and Ramallah killing 11 of them in the space of 24 minutes before his weapon blew up on the 25th shot. read full story / add a comment
Colette Wittorski (left) with writer and activist Margaretta D'Arcy  (c) LitPix 2010
galway / arts and media / press release Friday February 19, 2010 12:41 by Fred Johnston   image 1 image
Charlie Byrne's Bookshp, Middle Street, Galway, played host to French poet, Colette Wittorski. read full story / add a comment
Prof. Abdel Sattar Qassem
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday February 18, 2010 16:47 by TD   text 4 comments (last - thursday february 18, 2010 22:32)   image 2 images   video 6 video files
Sorry to report that the PA through its Israeli, US and Jordanian trained Quisling thugs has now reduced armed struggle to an occasional tokenistic spasm in the West Bank and even nonviolent resistance, in the case of Bil'in, a mockery: PA placemen on the Popular Committee now only permit eunuchized, grand old Duke of York type Friday traipses to the nearby Apartheid-Annexation Wall with anything stronger planned such as a protest against Mubarak's Wall of Shame between Gaza and Egypt nipped in the bud, as it were. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday February 14, 2010 20:53 by donkylemore   text 16 comments (last - wednesday february 24, 2010 17:13)
Lets face it . The GP is now little more than the bordello of Irish politics. You pay - the harlot performs. She does so at the whim of the punter.And repeats it just so long as he pays.
The manner of their Machiavellian march into Dail Eireann under Gormley rather than Sergeant amply demonstrated their lust for the whiff of power- principals were for losers. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday February 13, 2010 11:45 by donkylemore   text 6 comments (last - thursday february 18, 2010 19:13)
If Ms de Burca's allegations are to be believed as written her unbridled personal column in today's Irish Times, it would seem that not only have the Greens lost their moral compass ; they have buried it under a host of erstwhile worthy principles.
In these circumstances t'would be well were the Green's to bury this current arrangement of their party system and try to reform themselves rigorously before they attempt to resurrect themselves , with any credibility. read full story / add a comment
Eva Nováková (holding placard) doing her stuff in the Bil'in demonstration
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 01, 2010 18:10 by TD   text 4 comments (last - monday february 08, 2010 20:09)   image 2 images   video 7 video files
Israel's Haaretz newspaper is reporting that: Israel's new immigration police has joined security forces in cracking down on foreign activists residing in the Palestinian West Bank ... The Oz Unit participated last week in the attempted arrest of a number of activists in the West Bank town of Bil'in, and also in the raid that nabbed leading Palestinian militants Mohammed Hatib that same night. Two weeks ago, the unit took part in the arrest of a Czech activist in Ramallah.

A fact I can attest to as I was one of the "foreigners" and videoographer of the night's brutal proceedings in Bil'in before I had to exit the West Bank at the weekend.
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday February 01, 2010 15:14 by donkylemore   text 1 comment (last - monday february 01, 2010 21:23)
As Tony Blair's evidence to the Iraq invasion inquiry , Old Labour ' statesman said yesterday he didnt believe a word of his rambling fiction. Did he really get away with this with his lying by increments, his obscenely flawed rhetoric. His false claims re Saadam and WMD.. the notion of a rogue state ..- the real rogue stat in the region.
And do the Brits reall give a dam anyway, as integrity has only an inconvenience and only had £ shop currency.
The whole inchoate gibberish. - from the man who felt the hand of history on his shoulder.
Yo ! Blair- as GW Bush would have said.
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday January 17, 2010 19:41 by donkylemore
Unless the muscle of the US and its government can be turned around and Obama starts listening to his emissary George Mitchell and to a lesser degree Ms Clinton there will be no real change either in Gaza , the border crossings or any hope of Israeli compliance with International Justice and humanity.
Neither can any advancement towards a 2 state solution be even conceived until the Israelis agree to Jerusalem being the Capital City for both Israel and Palestine. read full story / add a comment
galway / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Sunday January 17, 2010 11:51 by donkylemore   text 3 comments (last - sunday january 17, 2010 23:06)   image 1 image

Privileged officers of the State getting generous pensions, having taken an oath to the State or to their profession have chosen to go on strike in a wave of rolling industrial actions which set out to subvert some of the most essential services in the State.

In other circumstances this would be deemed sedition .
Should legal rather than disciplinary action be taken against members of both groups if is is suspected that they are in breach of their contracts? read full story / add a comment
galway / politics / elections / opinion/analysis Thursday January 14, 2010 15:05 by donkylemore
where to the Greens now . the party of probity and ethical standards in high places
will they seek to have Lowry removed or will they continue to linger on in power with FF with Lowry's guarantee to follow the govt. whip/ read full story / add a comment
galway / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 12, 2010 01:02 by donkylemore
On the 61st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. - (UDHR)
I quote Oscar wilde more than all the others; he more than anyone would have appreciated

this charter . It is just that it is not binding .it is not a law. It is aspirational ; but it is

inspirational . You don’t need to read it through. The language is turgid in places. Its meant to

endure . After 60 years the wording may seem esoteric .but if you re read it , ask yourself ;

how else could this be written to relate to all society.
I believe it is written for all the children of the womb of the Universe .
But , I will confess that I quote Oscar not only because he is one of the most quoted people in

the history of English language .
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galway / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday January 10, 2010 21:34 by donkylemore
While we all agonise about whether our Industry , Agriculture , and all Human activity and endeavour may be responsible for Climate Change
there is a theory that cosmic radiation could be responsible for inordinate cloud cover - both Global warming and cooling may be explained by the formation of cloud cover due to solar wind particles which gather about them clouds.
Maybe its a cop out . But Maybe not read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday January 03, 2010 16:25 by Niamh M   image 5 images
Last Christmas we all watched in horror the deadly Israeli attacks on Gaza in which 1,415 Palestinians were killed, including 318 children and over 5,000 injured. On average, 13 children were killed each day of the offensive. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / press release Saturday December 26, 2009 17:49 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 4 comments (last - friday january 01, 2010 05:29)
The Galway Alliance Against War is throwing a New Year’s Day Peace Party in the Rowing Club in Woodquay Galway on January 1st starting at 7pm and admission is FREE. The Guest of Honour will be Malalai Joya, a female member of the Afghan parliament, who has survived 4 assassination attempts – she is hated by both the Karzai regime that banned her from parliament and the Taliban. Human Rights Watch described her as “the bravest woman in Afghanistan”. GAAW has arranged for a telephone link-up with Ms Joya from her base in the mountains of Afghanistan – Galway’s local peace group believes it will be a truly unique experience for people in Galway to hear first hand why the war in Afghanistan is not the solution to the problems of that troubled country. read full story / add a comment
galway / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Tuesday December 15, 2009 19:59 by Fred Johnston   text 2 comments (last - monday december 21, 2009 20:08)
In a move that belongs to the X-Files, Galway City Council have granted €25,000 to kick start a display of US and UK warplanes . . . .but no one asked them to! read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday November 30, 2009 14:57 by Medusa   text 9 comments (last - monday april 26, 2010 18:52)   video 1 video file
Taping Placards to the Main door at the Galway Cathedral high lighting churches abuse of children read full story / add a comment
Breathing space needed - Spanish Arch, Galway
galway / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Friday November 06, 2009 18:23 by Fred Johnston   text 3 comments (last - saturday november 07, 2009 21:07)   image 7 images
Arguably the biggest demo seen on the streets of Galway braved squalls of Westerly rain to march from Galway Cathedral (built on the site of the old Galway Gaol), over the river and down Shop Street into the sun. read full story / add a comment
Read it and Weep! Some Protestors in Galway.
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday October 19, 2009 15:53 by Fred Johnston   text 4 comments (last - tuesday october 20, 2009 12:19)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Bertie Ahern scuttled hurriedly into Easons, Shop Street, Galway this afternoon to sign his book. Which he suddenly remembered he'd had written. Or hadn't. read full story / add a comment
The Chief
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday October 18, 2009 20:47 by TD   text 1 comment (last - monday october 19, 2009 21:48)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
If adversity breeds empathy and solidarity it was certainly on display yesterday in Shop Street, when after their participation in the protest march against the ongoing government attacks on the vulnerable and voiceless in Irish society, 6 Shell to Sea stalwarts joined forces with activists with the Free Palestine Campaign to express solidarity and empathy with the Palestinian people and their revulsion at what Gazans were subjected to last Dec/Jan - at what President of the UN General Assembly Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann called "genocide". read full story / add a comment
Young and Old Joined ranks under Galway Cathedral
galway / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Saturday October 17, 2009 20:13 by Fred Johnston   text 8 comments (last - monday october 19, 2009 19:39)   image 11 images
Representative Groups and Individuals March on Eyre Square read full story / add a comment
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