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6th July 2012, War criminal Abou Saleh (Brigade Farouk) was special guest of President François Hollande (young man facing the camera). He had directed the Islamic Emirate of Baba Amr and ordered more than 150 people to have their throats cut in public
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 22, 2015 02:25 byT   text 4 comments (last - déardaoin samhain 26, 2015 23:46)   image 1 image
It is over a week since the Paris Attack and the slaughter of innocent people. Europe is now suffering the spillover of the terrorism and wars launched by Western powers including France on the Middle East and Arab world for over a decade now and it seems the war is being brought home.

Looking at the actual efforts on not just French society but Europe, it just so happens to serve the creeping totalitarian state and the 0.1% and corporate power. This article tries to put together some context and background to see if it is possible to figure out whether this appalling carnage was simply blowback of French foreign policy and or even some kind of black operation. Don't expect clear cut answers to any thing. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Samhain 18, 2015 23:10 by1 of Indymedia   text 8 comments (last - dé domhnaigh samhain 29, 2015 13:59)   image 1 image   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
In light of the butchery that took place in Paris on Fri 13th by Terrorists largely financed, supported, trained and armed by Western powers and corporate entities directly and through Gulf state and Turkish state intermediaries and the totally inadequate analysis from the mainstream media, we reproduce here in full this article from Voltaire Net.

The French Republic taken hostage by Thierry Meyssan

The war which has now spread to Paris is incomprehensible for those French citizens who are ignorant of practically all the secret activities of their government in the Arab world, of its unnatural alliances with the Gulf dictators, and its active participation in international terrorism. These policies have never been discussed in Parliament, and the major media have rarely dared to take an interest in them. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Déardaoin Samhain 12, 2015 23:40 byDDCI   image 1 image
One year after the LuxLeaks scandal, a new report Fifty Shades of Tax Dodging finds that most EU countries continue to uphold secretive tax systems that are riddled with loopholes. The 2015 Stop Tax Dodging report, released in Ireland on 4th November by Debt & Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI) scrutinises the role of the EU in the global tax crisis. The Irish chapter of the report details how Ireland announced a gradual phase-out of rules that allowed the controversial ‘Double Irish’ tax avoidance scheme, but continues to allow corporate structures operate systems for tax rulings, transfer pricing and intellectual property that allow multinational corporations to avoid taxes on an enormous scale. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 08, 2015 02:25 bySentro   image 1 image
ORGANIZED workers sneered at the so-called labor agenda in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila next month by describing it as deceptive and vague, which merely reaffirms APEC’s ideology based on the primacy of corporate power and profits over labor and trade union rights. read full story / add a comment
Terrorized for "sport"...
international / animal rights / press release Déardaoin Samhain 05, 2015 19:56 byBan hare coursing in Ireland   image 5 images

In the latest blow to Ireland's cruel hare coursing, an Australian company has pulled an advertisement from the Irish Coursing Club website. The move came after the Irish Council Against Blood Sports highlighted the animal cruelty involved in coursing.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Samhain 02, 2015 23:19 byCitizen Sane   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin samhain 11, 2015 22:09)
Herein we will focus on what seems to be a somewhat elaborate, albeit loosely organized, conspiracy (one hesitates to use the word as arguments are quickly dismissed as conspiracy theories) in the making in which a relatively large number of pro-Israeli factions (both students attending American campuses as well as outside organizations as well as outside monies)are attempting to manipulate and intimidate people so Americans relinquish their right to free speech on American campuses—that is the right to say critical things about peoples and organizations including Jews, Zionists and Israelis. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 01, 2015 01:27 byT   text 3 comments (last - dé haoine samhain 27, 2015 10:40)   image 4 images
In the last two months, the dramatic and sad photographs of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi, and his brother lying dead on the shores on a beach in Turkey have finally opened the curtain very slightly on the horrors and terror of war in Syria. It is hard to conceive the trauma of this family first seeing one of their other brothers beheaded by ISIS jihadists, then to flee and then for this man's wife and two remaining young children to drown in the sea whilst attempting to escape. If you were to listen to politicans from the UK all the way up to the present prime minister, you would think they were doing this so they could scab off the social welfare but as anyone knows, this was the act of a family desperate to flee the terror in their home country and get to safety at all costs. However Aylan Kurdi and his brother and mother aren't the only ones to drown or being killed in war, there are tens of thousands dead. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Deireadh Fómhair 29, 2015 22:49 byDeaglan O'Riain
Is it possible that Europe will sleepwalk into another Yugoslavia.
The prognosis for Europe in general is not good at all! read full story / add a comment
Wash area
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 28, 2015 19:34 byConcerned   image 1 image
Prisoners call on the Department of Justice to make public a recent prison doctors report that highlights the dangers prisoners are exposed too, legionnaire’s disease for example and other serious respiratory health risks due to the extremely poor conditions. read full story / add a comment
Map from CommonDreams article (April 2015) The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé Sathairn Deireadh Fómhair 24, 2015 11:49 byshannonwatch   text 3 comments (last - dé luain deireadh fómhair 26, 2015 17:20)   image 1 image
Over the years there have been regular movements of US military refuelling planes through Shannon. The government won't tell us why they land there however. Are they refuelling US military planes just outside Irish airspace? Are they collecting cheap fuel? Are they on their way to warzones to re-fuel fighter jets? read full story / add a comment
Calling for  ban on hare coursing in Ireland...
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Deireadh Fómhair 18, 2015 15:31 byBan hare coursing in Ireland   image 1 image
This weekend's two day live hare coursing event at Edenderry, Co. Offaly was the target of a lively and very loud (though non-violent) protest by campaigners against the cruel so-called "sport".

On October 17th, members and supporters of several animal protection groups gathered outside the hare coursing venue, which is located close to the Tesco and Lidl supermarkets in the town.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Déardaoin Deireadh Fómhair 15, 2015 21:57 bysp reporter   image 1 image
The horrendous double bombing attack that struck a protest rally for peace organized by several trade unions in Ankara, Turkey’s capital city, on Saturday 10 October, led, at the last count, to at least 128 deaths, and hundreds injured. It is the largest terrorist attack in the country’s history. Many victims are still in intensive care units in various hospitals, while a number of bodies, unrecognizable, have not yet been identified. This attack, by its human and political magnitude, has shaken the country to its foundations. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 16, 2015 13:46 byJustin Morahan
This is an unjust barbaric execution read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 16, 2015 13:34 byJustin Morahan
Put a stay on an unjust barbaric execution read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Meán Fómhair 14, 2015 20:07 byposted by Tibor Szamuely
Some reflections on what's happening now -- and what needs to happen instead... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé Luain Meán Fómhair 07, 2015 10:40 byshannonwatch   text 2 comments (last - dé máirt meán fómhair 08, 2015 18:15)
As people flee from countries ravaged by war and poverty and European governments shut their doors in their faces, we have responsibilities as human beings to act. We must demand that our governments do everything they can to end the cruel deaths we see happening in the backs of lorries, in the sea, in other parts of the long tortuous journeys that the people of Syria, Eritrea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, South Sudan, Eritrea and elsewhere undertake in order to stay alive.

People like 3 year old Aylan Kurdi and his 5 year old brother Galib should not have to die while European leaders argue over the number of refugees to allow into their country. If the European Union has any meaning or relevance it must be to protect the basic human rights of people who desperately need protection, who have reached a point where they are prepared to risk everything, even their lives, to survive. And while it is good to see a widespread public reaction internationally to the death of Aylan Kurdi, the tragedy is that thousands of other children have died by drowning or from thirst and starvation as they crossed deserts. Countless others have been trafficked for exploitation, and their suffering has been largely ignored. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Meán Fómhair 03, 2015 13:59 byAkbayan (Citizens Action Party)   image 1 image
Akbayan took exception to Senator Bongbong Marcos’s statement that there was no downside to being a Marcos should he decide to run for higher office in 2016.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Lúnasa 26, 2015 23:43 byshannonwatch   text 5 comments (last - dé haoine lúnasa 28, 2015 17:36)
The vintage Hawker Hunter fighter plane that crashed on to a busy roadway during an air show in Shoreham, Sussex on 22 August also performed at recent air shows in Ireland at Shannon, Bray and Foynes. Between them these were attended by up to 150,000 people. read full story / add a comment
Combination of statistics from WHO, OECD and Eurostat.
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Lúnasa 23, 2015 19:31 byCaoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 1 image
Recent reports have suggested that Ireland is set to become the most obese country in Europe. read full story / add a comment
Blue Skies, Blue Seas, Blue Gloves: Mediterranean Migrants by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
international / racism & migration related issues / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Lúnasa 18, 2015 16:29 byCaoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   text 2 comments (last - dé domhnaigh meán fómhair 06, 2015 18:32)   image 1 image
On 5th of August 2015 the Irish Navy ship LÉ Niamh was sent to help an overcrowded vessel about 25 miles off the Libyan coast. As two rigid inflatable boats (Ribs) from the LÉ Niamh approached they signaled to the people to stay where they were so that life jackets could be given out.

However, according to Capt Dave Barry: “Whatever happened, a number rushed to one side, and it capsized and sank in a couple of minutes”.

A total of 367 survivors and 25 bodies were taken to the Sicilian port of Palermo.

Up to 700 people were believed to have been on board. read full story / add a comment
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