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IRISH POLITICIANS BETRAY GAZA
Irish political representatives shamefully abstain in crucial UN vote on Gaza

Ireland and 16 other EU countries abstained from the UN Human Rights Council resolution to set up a commission of inquiry into Gaza. Apparently over "concerns that the draft text was unbalanced, inaccurate and prejudges the outcome of the investigation." The resolution was approved with 29 votes in favour, one against (the United States) and 17 abstentions. More details see here
Ireland's ambassador to the UN Patricia O'Brien today said Ireland had
"a very valid reason not to support the resolution."
Yeah right Patricia, and the reason was our masters in the US embassy told us not to vote in favour and our spineless politicians meekly obeyed.

Update 03/08/2014:Just hours after an attack on a United Nations-operated school took the lives of 20 civilians last week, the US announced it would resupply Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city. Only several days later, the US Congress overwhelmingly approved an emergency measure to grant Israel $225 million in additional funding to boost the country’s missile defense capabilities. "

UPDATE 12th August: So far Israel has killed over 1949 Palestinians including
449 children. 9891 injured, including over 3000 children.
This count is increasing by the hour.

For a list of all names, see http://www.imemc.org/article/68429
- the website of the International Middle East Media Center.

international / anti-war / news report Monday September 09, 2013 23:46 by GCH
"If they come for the innocent without stepping over your body
cursed be your religion and your life"
- Phil Berrigan R.I.P.
WW2 combat veteran, Plowshares movement founder & anti-Vietnam War resister.
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Sunday September 08, 2013 08:30 by Serena
No Humanitarian exceptions to Western intervention
by Yassamine Mather read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday September 06, 2013 22:32 by darn dems   text 2 comments (last - thursday september 26, 2013 10:05)
Remember all the months of U.S. frustration with Iran not laying down and rolling over—that is after all the one-sided demands by the United States that feels it never has to treat any country like an equal—save its constant kissing of AIPAC, NEOCON, and Israel’s asses nonstop? Well all the horseshit about precise, punitive strikes is a stratagem to settle the Middle East situation once and for all. “To swallow and follow, weather old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.” William E. Gladstone
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#ReleaseMartinCorey
international / crime and justice / news report Thursday September 05, 2013 18:14 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The proof that Britain's Secret Services MI5 in British Occupied ireland, are hell bent on undermining the Irish Peace Process, can be found in the contrasting treatment of Orange Order Loyalist Stephen Irwin, perpetrator of the Greysteel Massacre and the internment without charge or trial of traditional irish Republican, Martin Corey. If the Irish Peace Process works, MI5 will be out of their multi-million pound, State of the Art Palace Barracks in Holywood, County Down, minus their multi million pound budget, the prize of their turf wars with competing Secret Service MI6. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Wednesday September 04, 2013 09:44 by Big Audio Dynamite
Assange detained 1,001 days
Manning jailed 35 year
Snowden on the run read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 04, 2013 01:24 by Beans Bacon   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 04, 2013 13:06)
John Kerry now walks onto the graves of many, many to-soon-be-dead humans beings. He adamantly plays his well-crafted, seemingly rational justifications for more war; but his whole stage-craft of lies about knowing who is behind the chemical attacks, is a fraud of deceit as Biblical proportions. He is already a living corpse, a puppet for another Zionist-minted atrocity, similar to our Manchurian Candidate Barack Obama, both who lead this repeat of professional propaganda campaign, expecting the American public to swallow another pack of lies for another military and political fiasco (as if the U.S. can never learn from previous mistakes). Both have sold their souls to the devil of political push and shove.
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international / workers issues / news report Tuesday September 03, 2013 20:25 by Jolly Red Giant
Upwards of 80,000 miners working in the goldmines in South Africa have begun strike action in a pay dispute with the mining bosses. A further 40,000 goldminers could join the strike in the coming days. Workers are demanding pay increases of between 60%-150% for workers earning around €400 per month. The mining bosses have offered increases of approximate 6.1% (just below the rate of inflation)
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international / anti-war / news report Tuesday September 03, 2013 07:28 by Ciaron   text 3 comments (last - wednesday september 04, 2013 13:04)   image 1 image
Vigil info, offers of help & messages of support
Mobile/ Cell 074 485 99 856
(From outside the U.K.) + 44 74 485 99 856

If you're nearby, swing by!
If ya not, text solidarity sign off message with name, location eg. Ciaron London or Bertie Ahern, Dublin etc. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Monday September 02, 2013 15:04 by Shamus Cooke
It’s now painfully clear that Obama’s war on Syria is a replay of Bush’s march to war in Iraq, both built on lies. Zero evidence has been put forth that proves the Syrian government used chemical weapons. On the contrary, evidence has been recorded that suggests the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are responsible for the attack. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Monday September 02, 2013 01:32 by Anthony Ravlich
Some independent human rights professionals made comments on the refusal of Helen Clark, Head of the United Nations Development Program, to discuss the global ethical human rights alternative to neoliberalism

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international / anti-war / news report Monday September 02, 2013 01:06 by Giuseppe Conlon House   text 3 comments (last - tuesday september 03, 2013 07:51)
VID, PHOTOS & REPORT - London Catholic Workers take to the streets & tube station to Stop the Bombing of Syria
End their Wars! Free our Prisoners!
& Report of action in Wrexham
http://wiseupaction.info/2013/08/31/the-threat-of-war-o...yria/ read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Thursday August 29, 2013 12:47 by Turing   text 4 comments (last - friday august 30, 2013 11:34)
The recent use of chemical weapons in Damascus is without a doubt an appalling atrocity causing untold damage to human life and creating panic in the area. There can be no doubt that this was a horrifying attack which increases the already high death toll of over 100,000 people with over 1 million people displaced so far. At this point there is no definitive evidence as to who carried out this attack.

As UN inspectors continue their investigation in Damascus, the US and her allies move closer to a military intervention into Syria. It is now being reported that the evidence of the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons has been supplied by Israeli military intelligence. Reminiscent of the Blair/Bush Weapons of Mass Destruction excuse for intervention, this convenient intelligence escalates the likelihood of a US military intervention in Syria. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 28, 2013 17:18 by newsmedia   text 4 comments (last - monday september 02, 2013 02:33)
Merriam-Webster defines democracy as:

1 a : government by the people : rule of the majority b (1) : a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly (as in the ancient Greek city-states or the New England town meeting) — called also direct democracy (2) : a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them indirectly through a system of representation and delegated authority in which the people choose their officials and representatives at periodically held free elections — called also representative democracy

2 : a community or state in which the government is controlled by the people; specifically : a state in which the supreme power is held and exercised directly by the people rather than by their elected agents *in a democracy the people meet and exercise their government in person; in a republic, they assemble and administer it by their representatives and agents— James Madison read full story / add a comment
END INTERNMENT
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 27, 2013 14:03 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Internment. No charge. No trial. This has been the reality in Ireland, for every generation, North and South, since the foundation of both scum states. Despite a nominal Peace Process, internment without charge or trial, still exists in one form or another today in both parts of Ireland. Clearly therefore, there is something very dysfunctional in the neo-colonial political arrangement. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 27, 2013 13:54 by Akbayan, PM, FDC   image 5 images
Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) congratulates Luneta marchers, describes event as “Filipino Monsoon” vs. corruption
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international / anti-war / feature Tuesday August 27, 2013 08:58 by skeptical   text 53 comments (last - tuesday december 10, 2013 14:51)   image 2 images   audio 1 audio file   1 attached file
Today the mainstream media are claiming that there has been a chemical attack by the Syrian government near Damascus even whilst an UN inspection team arrives. The reports have been conflicting with the initial reports claiming 280 victims and then later up-ing it to over 1,300 killed.

However, the claims are predominantly coming from the so called Free Syrian Army who are backed and funded by some of the despotic Gulf States, as well as Saudi Arabia and by the Western powers principally France, USA and UK. This same group is made up mercenaries of all kinds including members of Al Qaeda who want to turn the country backwards and bring in Sharia Law and just back in May 2013 the UN accused the Syrian rebels of using chemical weapons.

What is most telling though is that it makes absolutely no sense for the Syrian government to do this. In recent months they have retaken areas held by rebels and seem to have repelled several attack campaigns in the past two year. And France in particular as well as the other powers have been consistently in the last year being trying to throw the mud of chemical weapons and then chemical weapon attacks in a clear effort to force public opinion to back no-fly zones and from there total demolition of the country and invasion followed later by a pliant regime. The end game is to clear the way for an attack on Iran which the crazies have been pushing hard for many years. read full story / add a comment
Grafton street, Dublin
international / education / news report Monday August 26, 2013 23:31 by Shay Leon   image 5 images   video 3 video files
On August 24, over 7000 activists marched, in 41 cities and 17 countries, for our fellow Earthlings.
The event called people to take their blindfolds off to animal suffering and the human toll dairy and meat has.

In Grafton street 40 people stood blindfolded near McDonald and Bernardo's Fur. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday August 24, 2013 16:16 by Comyn   text 20 comments (last - wednesday june 04, 2014 16:22)
5 years into this economic recession, at last the legal profession may be finally drawing a definitive line in the sand, in other words a precedent, that will stop the strategic defaulters playing games with the banks and debtors to whom they owe money, and make them face up to their responsibilities in Ireland, rather than shirking their responsibilities to meet their debts in their own country where they have lived so lavishly during the 'good times'. These Mr and Mrs Bankrupts like the Mr and Mrs Tax Exiles need to step up to the plate. Honour is called for not cowardice. Up to now in the absence of the Insolvency legislation, there may have been some justification but not now. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday August 24, 2013 02:55 by Astrid Essed
Of course I am aware of the human rights violations by the Morsi regime, but since
I hold the opinion, that human rights have to respected under all circumstances,
regardless of the persons involved or the comitted/accused crime, I have written this
letter to General al Sisi, who by the way came into power in Egypt by a military coup. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Friday August 23, 2013 13:33 by Shay leon
Tomorrow, the 24th of August, 50 people will be roaming Grafton street.

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