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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday June 28, 2009 17:12 by TD   text 8 comments (last - monday june 29, 2009 13:58)   image 4 images   video 2 video files
Yesterday, in Shop Street, activists and supporters of Shell to Sea and Galway Free Palestine Campaign found common cause and empathy in their resistance to the murderous abuse of state and corporate power: in the case of Israel; egregious and genocidal, in the case of Shell, the bending of corrupt governments to its will; from the judicial murder of the Ogoni 9 in Nigeria to, in Ireland, the jailing of the Rossport 5, economic treason through the giveaway of the Corrib field gas by notorious corrupt politicians, the criminalization and bulldozing of dissent through the deployment of Navy gunships, the shoot-to-kill Emergency Response Unit and a security outfit, hand in glove with the Garda, arm-in-arm with an openly fascist paramilitary group and favoured by Fianna Fail for its Ard Fheiseanna over the past few years. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday June 22, 2009 01:39 by TD   text 9 comments (last - sunday june 28, 2009 23:51)   image 7 images   video 2 video files
In its ongoing campaign of picketing Galway businesses unethically selling Israeli products, activists with the Free Palestine Campaign are assiduous in their duty to conscience and human rights, of equal committment to base slander, malevolence and malodorous porkies are the management and security of Woodies DIY store, off the Headford Road, Galway, who unfailingly call in the Gardai to get rid of us on spurious and malevolent grounds: that we abuse, swear at and curse their customers, are aggressive towards them, block the entrance to their store and the area, which is a public space for commercial activities, is "private property." read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday June 14, 2009 19:07 by TD   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Heartened by recent successes in the ongoing Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions campaign in the field of corporate responsibility and ethical compliance, , http://www.bdsmovement.net/ where giant French multinational company, Veolia Environnement SA, following a global campaign over its activities in the West Bank, is poised to withdraw from its participation in the construction and management of the illegal light railway in Occupied East Jerusalem and the announcement of Belgian-French financial group Dexia that it will no longer finance Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories through its Israeli branch Dexia Israel ... read full story / add a comment
(Left to right) Ronan Sheehan, John Maher, Eoghan Quinn, Gearóid Ó Cuinn. P2P team cycling in  South Park, Claddagh, Galway.
galway / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday June 02, 2009 17:21 by Gearóid   image 1 image
Pathways to Palestine, a team of Irish cyclists stopped off in Galway on the Irish leg of their trip to Gaza to baptise their bikes and name them after doctors and paramedics targeted in the recent Israeli invaion of Gaza. They are raising money for 'Medical Aid for Palestinians'. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday May 31, 2009 13:39 by TD   text 8 comments (last - monday august 24, 2009 01:34)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
Yesterday, in the Galway Alliance Against War organised 99 Red Balloons Peace Event, revulsion and outrage were expressed against the highjacking of the relatively pristine Volvo Ocean Race to piggy back a display by the RAF Red Arrows over Galway Bay, touting militarism with their bullshit antics in the sky and catering to the desensitized appetites of the faithful down below - some of whom, in the throes of their warped morality hurled abuse at the peace mongers assembled in the Spanish Arch Plaza. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday May 27, 2009 16:46 by Niall Farrell   text 14 comments (last - sunday may 31, 2009 11:19)
The Galway Alliance Against War will hold a 99 Red Balloon Peace Event this Saturday at noon beside the Spanish Arch to protest against an “air display” by the RAF’s Red Arrows. Nearly every one of the pilots participating in this war manoeuvre over Galway Bay at midday on Saturday has been involved in the imperialist wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday May 26, 2009 22:39 by hatboy   text 21 comments (last - friday may 29, 2009 14:16)   image 5 images   video 2 video files
Shell to Sea Galway pulled off a great publicity stunt last Saturday on the first night of the Galway ocean races of which Topaz is a main sponsor. The aim was to inform people that Topaz is Shell and encourage people to boycott Topaz. They arranged for a Kila member to wear a Shell to Sea t-shirt while playing on the Topaz mainstage, handed out fliers in the crowd and had several anti-shell/anti-topaz banners in the area. One banner which read 'Let's Do It Galway, Send Shell to Hell, Corribsos.com' was unfurled at the foot of the stage while Kila was playing, and when security attempted to take the banner from Shell to Sea and Climate Camp activists in the crowd, a Kila member came down from the stage, retrieved the banner from the security guard, and put it up on stage for everyone to see! read full story / add a comment
Caoimhe Butterly and Nuria C.
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday May 24, 2009 13:13 by TD   text 3 comments (last - friday may 29, 2009 23:54)   image 8 images
Last Friday, after meeting with the local Muslim community, human rights activist, Caoimhe Butterly, gave a harrowing eye witness account of the horror and butchery that was visited on the defenceless people of Gaza by Israel in its recent attack at a public meeting in Galway. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday May 19, 2009 23:44 by hatboy   text 20 comments (last - thursday may 28, 2009 15:31)   image 31 images   5 attached files
On Saturday Afternoon, Galwegians and their friends from around the country and world, came together on newly renamed (by us), Anti-Shop Street, to take back our space from the capitalist, consumerist culture which has taken it over, with its bizarre ideas of a life dedicated to shopping, spending, buying and profit, so that we could share an experience of another world, where everything is free, people share and give food, fun, stuff and life, simply because they can and it just feels good! read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / press release Thursday May 07, 2009 22:53 by Brian Guckian
The An Bord Pleanala Inspector's Report into the proposed M17 Rathmorrissy to Tuam motorway scheme is severely flawed and contravenes EU legislation on Environmental Impact Assessment, independent sustainable transport researcher and campaigner Brian Guckian has stated.
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday May 03, 2009 20:37 by TD   text 3 comments (last - sunday may 03, 2009 22:08)   image 11 images
The morning of 17th April last before he was murdered, 30-year-old Basem Ibrahim Abu-Rahma went to the house of Hamis in the village of Bil'in to dispense his medicine - 3 months previously, Hamis sustained head injuries as a result of being struck by the same type high velocity tear gas bullet that would kill Basem, "then off he went to visit another friend in the village who is ill with cancer. Then a little girl from the village wanted a pineapple but couldn’t find any in the local stores. So Basem went to Ramallah to get a pineapple and was back before noon for the Friday prayers and the weekly demonstration against the theft of our land by the apartheid wall" http://www.bilin-ffj.org/index.php?option=com_content&t...id=30.

I knew Basem: a ray of light, that always lifted my spirits when I met him and now he's dead, murdered. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday April 21, 2009 18:01 by TD   text 6 comments (last - saturday april 10, 2010 18:29)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Following the passing in February of a similar motion by Sligo County Council, yesterday evening, by a majority of 12 to 2, Galway City Council passed a joint motion by Billy Cameron and Collette Connolly of the Labour Party, that called on the City Manager, Joe MacGrath, not to renew the city's water management contract with French multinational, Veolia. read full story / add a comment
In the hope of straightening things out.
galway / arts and media / press release Friday April 03, 2009 13:32 by Lee Welch   image 2 images
At the still point of the turning world.
Lee Welch

Preview: Thrusday 16th 2009 6-8pm
April 17th - May 23th 2009

At the still point of the turning world. offers a constellation of points of reference, provocation and stimulation. Nonetheless, the show is modest in its form, comprising of a small array of carefully selected elements, which have been placed with thoughtful deliberation throughout the gallery space. Materials derived from contemporary phenomena and historic events make up much of this exhibition, including vintage magazine advertisements, rare editions of books and bootleg records. As the title suggests, At the still point of the turning world. offers a quiet and still space for reflection. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday March 16, 2009 14:16 by DunloT   text 14 comments (last - sunday march 07, 2010 16:02)   image 11 images   video 2 video files
For the past number of weeks, disreputable Aldi have been fraudently selling Israeli ruby red grapefruit labeled; Produce of Cyprus and this offence is being currently investigated by Environmental Health Officers from the Health Service Executive who are under contract to Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Further, it is reliably reported that the Cypriot ambassador to Ireland, Sotos A. Liassides has referred this matter back to his government for vigorous action and in the meantime has asked Aldi to remove all reference to Cyprus on the grapefruit labels, commenting that Aldi are "trying desperately to get rid of their (Israeli grapefruit) stock by presenting it as Cypriot." read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday March 13, 2009 22:24 by TD   text 27 comments (last - saturday march 21, 2009 20:48)   image 5 images   video 1 video file   3 attached files
Besides the draconian and unjust imprisonment of Maura Harrington for the relatively mild offence of slapping a Guard across the face during of the course of a Shell operation in which 20 protestors were injured by Garda acting as Shell's thugs and battering ram in forcing a path for a digger and which none of them have been brought to book, it was the sinister decision of Judge Devins for Maura Harrington to be psychiatrically assessed that drew the most condemnation and fire, notably Senator David Norris who described it as "terribly, terribly, dangerous.” read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday March 11, 2009 11:45 by Medusa   text 3 comments (last - saturday march 14, 2009 14:04)   image 5 images
A Teach-in/Entertainment organised by Galway Shell to Sea, on the theme of “the resources of Ireland belong to the people of Ireland.” read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday March 01, 2009 20:02 by TD   text 15 comments (last - thursday march 05, 2009 08:48)   image 8 images   video 4 video files
Yesterday, activists with Galway, Free Palestine Campaign in solidarity with Israeli Apartheid Week (1st to 8th March) and in harmony with the "chorus of international opposition to Israeli apartheid and to bolster support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign" manned an informaton table in Shop Street dispensing flyers on what Israeli goods/foodstuffs and their purveyors to boycott and gathering signatures for a petition calling on the Board of Eircom "To exclude from consideration the IBM consortium , which includes the Israeli based company Amdocs, for the soon to be awarded contract to provide your company with a new computer billing system." read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / press release Friday February 20, 2009 16:36 by Gortvibes
Gortvibes. A grass roots,voluntary co-op is looking for film makers,producers ,artists and groups to share their films with us in an effort to create a independent film library. read full story / add a comment
Prof. Ilan Pappe
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 16, 2009 17:44 by TD   text 20 comments (last - sunday february 22, 2009 22:05)   image 4 images   video 3 video files
"It's a living organism that has a very nasty, evil side to its ideology, but it ends there, it begins there and it ends there and we shouldn't, again, exaggerate our analysis of Zionism beyond the fact that from a Palestine perspective, it is a destructive ideology, it's bad enough, it has nothing else to it and nothing else should be added to this."

"They (EU politicians) don't want to talk about Zionism as colonialism, as racism, they don't want to talk about genocidal policies, ethnic cleansing policies, crimes against humanity, war crimes"

"It is the only prison in the world that children are being born in it that have no chance of getting out of it" read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 09, 2009 18:48 by TD   text 18 comments (last - tuesday february 17, 2009 19:59)   image 6 images   video 3 video files
Last Saturday in the Nun's Island Theatre, Galway, fundraiser and activist with the Palestine Children's Appeal, Treasa Ni Cheannabhain, delivered a harrrowing and powerful eyewitness account of her recent humanitarian mission to Gaza and Free Gaza Movement and Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign activist, Derek Graham, made an impassioned plea for funds to purchase a ship that would be instrumental in ferrying building materials essential for the rebuilding of Gaza's war shattered infrastructure. read full story / add a comment
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