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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday May 15, 2007 18:26 by TD   text 36 comments (last - wednesday june 16, 2010 16:36)   image 12 images
In May 1948, Zionist immigrants who comprised 35% of the population and owned less than 7% of the land, in defiance of the Palestinian people, persuaded the UN to support the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, what followed was a catastrophe, Palestine's. read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / news report Tuesday May 15, 2007 12:22 by Galway Water Crisis   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 17, 2007 21:29)
A motion was put forward at last night's city council meeting to allow Galway City officials to address the public at a seminar being organised by Galway Water Crisis. City Manager, Jo McGrath stated that he would not attend such a seminar nor would he allow his staff to attend. read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / news report Tuesday May 15, 2007 10:38 by Galway S2S   text 3 comments (last - thursday may 17, 2007 15:05)
Yesterdays meeting of Galway City Council did not dwell on Ireland’s Eurovision defeat, instead the Council chose to recognise a recent Irish triumph. Members of the council congratulated Willie Corduff of the Rossport Five on his receipt of the Goldman Prize for the Environment.
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday May 14, 2007 22:35 by FNB Galway   text 6 comments (last - wednesday may 23, 2007 15:16)   image 4 images
Free vegetarian food served in Eyre Square as a peaceful protest against militarism and capitalism. read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / news report Wednesday May 09, 2007 09:34 by Galway Shell to Sea   text 27 comments (last - friday may 11, 2007 14:26)
Leader of the Green party Trevor Sargent and the Mayor of Galway, Niall O’Brolchain are to hold a ceremony in Galway to congratulate Rossport Five campaigner Willie Corduff on his recent receipt of the Goldman Prize for the Environment. They will meet with Willie this Thursday 10th May at 12.00 outside St Nicholas’s Church and all are welcome to attend.

The Goldman prize is internationally renowned. It is the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for the environment. Willie was awarded the €93,000 prize in a ceremony in San Francisco two weeks ago. During his US trip he had the opportunity to put his case to leading US political figures. It was awarded in recognition of the Shell to Sea Campaign, which opposes the controversial ‘Corrib Gas’ project in Erris Co. Mayo.
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday May 07, 2007 17:57 by TD   text 4 comments (last - monday may 28, 2007 17:33)   image 15 images
As part of the ongoing IPSC campaign against the Grafton group, who own Woodie's and Atlantic Homecare, and their aiding and abetting of the Israeli economy through the sale of Israeli manufactured goods, chiefly Keter plastic garden sheds and wheelbarrows, eight of our Galway activists picketed the Atlantic Homecare branch in the Wellpark Retail Park and the Woodies one in the Galway Retail Park, eliciting, except for some malodorous shite and abuse, a sweet response from passing pedestrians and especially in our walk from Atlantic Homecare to Woodies, with all flags flying, a very sweet one from motorists. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Monday April 30, 2007 17:51 by Fred Johnston - Manager
Is the way now open for all Galway arts' groups to seek inclusion in Council meeting agendas and to present their case for funding on a direct basis? read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / press release Friday April 27, 2007 19:30 by Galway water crisis
Statement to clarify our position about the public meeting called for this Monday 30th April

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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 24, 2007 06:40 by Perplexed   text 4 comments (last - saturday may 05, 2007 22:20)
Public servants were leaned on, to not attend a protest in Galway City yesterday, 23rd April, about the water situation. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Tuesday April 24, 2007 03:32 by Fred Johnston - Manager
An innovative project will see three prominent Galway poets interpret the old and the new in the civic museum . . . read full story / add a comment
A selection of the men, women, and children present
galway / environment / news report Monday April 23, 2007 16:05 by Mark C   text 6 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2007 15:24)   image 5 images   audio 1 audio file
At a demonstration outside Galway Co. Co. offices today in excess of 100 protestors put a clear message to Galway Co. Co.: Stop Dumping Human Waste On Farms In East Galway. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday April 22, 2007 17:42 by TD   text 5 comments (last - sunday may 06, 2007 12:36)   image 10 images
Activists from the Galway branch of the IPSC spent seven hours yesterday outside Lynch's castle in Shop st leafleting pedestrians and encouraging them to boycott Israeli Blood Diamonds and Woodie's/Atlantic Homecare DIY stores on account of their unethical selling of Israeli Keder plastic garden products, we've been at it outside Lynch's castle every Saturday for months now, because there's something more to our conscienses than the blind eye and repellent hypocrisy, not so, unfortunately, in the case of the passerby who, focused and full of hate slimed us with a "Sieg Heil" as he passed by. read full story / add a comment
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings ...
galway / politics / elections / news report Sunday April 15, 2007 16:50 by TD   text 4 comments (last - friday april 20, 2007 10:05)   image 6 images
"The Palestinian intifada is a war of colonial liberation. We Israelis enthusiastically chose to become a colonialist society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands, transferring settlers from Israel to the occupied territories, engaging in theft and finding justicication for all these activities ... we established an apartheid regime." (Michael Ben-Yair, Israeli Attorney General 1993-36).

Yesterday, for six hours, activists from the Galway branch of the IPSC manned an information stall outside Lynch's castle in Shop Street, gathering signatures for an Israeli Blood Diamonds petition and ... read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / opinion/analysis Friday April 13, 2007 11:26 by Galway water crisis   text 10 comments (last - sunday april 22, 2007 16:52)
Galway Spring Water get looked after by Galway City Hall. The people of Galway, having already lost their choice to drink tap water, now told they must drink Galway Spring water if they want to avail of the "buy one, get one free" offer. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday April 08, 2007 14:32 by TD   text 21 comments (last - sunday april 15, 2007 12:54)   image 16 images
Yesterday, the Galway branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign did a six hour petition/info table, as part of the ongoing campaign against Israeli Blood Diamonds and DIY stores Atlantic Homecare and Woodie's, outside Lynch's castle in Shop Street, read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / opinion/analysis Saturday April 07, 2007 16:21 by useless eater   text 12 comments (last - sunday september 16, 2007 21:06)
Frank Fahy has launched a webpage called www.isupportthebypass.com

Ye can add yer votes and comments.
I do NOT support the bypass for the following reasons:

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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday March 30, 2007 20:40 by TD   text 6 comments (last - monday april 02, 2007 21:59)   image 11 images
Galway Shell to Sea activists eschewing stronger stuff for the time being, today, mounted a picket against Iggy Madden Haulage on Lough Atalia Road and outside his nearby depot. Over 20 activists participated including the front line troops of the SWP and SP and the cutting edge and conscience of Rossport in the form of 3 of the Rossport 5 and wives. read full story / add a comment
Diplomat Iggy : Blue in tongue and jumper
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday March 26, 2007 22:38 by TD   text 21 comments (last - thursday may 17, 2007 20:54)   image 10 images
Iggy Madden of Iggy Madden Haulage Ltd, Galway, crony, “close friend and confidante,” whatever, of shady Frank Fahey, was the target of Galway Shell to Sea’s concern this afternoon on account of the imminent removal by his firm of some 660,000 metric tonnes of blanket bog from Shell’s proposed gas refinery in Bellanaboy and dumped in a Bord Na Mona cutaway bog in Bangor Erris despite serious ecological concerns for such a venture.

As karma or serendipity would have it, the great man himself was to hand when 13 Shell to Sea activists, prior to a picketing of his depot, were handing in a letter of protest to his docklands offices. Instead of hearing our plaints with a fair ear we were verbally abused, instead, and subjected to diplomacy of the bar room, redneck, kind ; “I’ll shove yer camera up yer arse” "Do ya have a job" etc, etc. So it goes.
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday March 25, 2007 16:07 by Sean Clinton   text 37 comments (last - friday april 06, 2007 00:04)   image 11 images
Members of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign manned stalls in Galway and Limerick on Saturday to highlight the clandestine trade in Israeli diamonds. Irish consumers are unaware that most of the diamonds sold in Ireland are crafted in Apartheid Israel, the worlds leading exporter of cut/polished diamonds. This year gemstone exports from Apartheid Israel are expected to approximate $18-$20 billion or more than 150% of Apartheid Israel’s $12 billion military budget for 2007. Diamond exports comprise 30% of Apartheid Israel’s total manufacturing exports and are the backbone of the apartheid regime’s economy. Consumers need to be made aware that when they purchase diamonds they are likely to be supporting the illegal occupation and brutal subjugation of the Palestinian people. read full story / add a comment
galway / animal rights / press release Sunday March 04, 2007 17:25 by Bernie Wright   text 1 comment (last - sunday march 04, 2007 19:47)
Galway Blazers Foxhunters have returned to hunt on the Bishop of Clonfert’s farm in Loughrea, Co Galway, they spent two hours there on Saturday last.. Members of the Galway Blazers hunt were spotted on the church land again by an observer who rang the hunt saboteurs. Apparently badger setts were also disturbed according to the observer.We are investigating this and are urging our members ring or write to the bishop. We have photos of the hunters on the land.

We do not know whether the hunt had permission from the bishop to be on the land .We appeal to the Bishops compassionate nature(if he has one) to take steps to protect wildlife on the Catholic Church lands. We will also be contacting the Wildlife Officers regarding the protection of Badgers.

'Press Officer Bernie Wright ' we are disgusted at the apathy and lack of compassion towards sentient creatures displayed by the Catholic Church, its obvious the blazers were not denied access after a similar incident a few years back.'

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