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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Luain Meán Fómhair 26, 2016 23:31 bywsm   image 2 images
On Saturday, 24 September, LASC and the Mexico-Ireland Solidarity Collective organised a vigil at the Mexican embassy to remember and to call for justice for the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa and the thousands more like them who have been disappeared in Mexico.
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The fate of many an Irish greyhound...
international / animal rights / press release Dé Sathairn Meán Fómhair 10, 2016 20:08 byBan Hare Coursing in Ireland   image 3 images
A few months after the defeat of Bill to ban hare coursing in Ireland’s parliament, an extraordinary statement from the Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation (IGOBF) has come to light.

The IGBOF is the main body representing those involved in greyhound racing and hare coursing in Ireland.

The statement claims that Ireland's greyhound industry is a "failure", with rising debts and plummeting attendance and sponsorship - and that the decline looks set to continue.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé hAoine Lúnasa 19, 2016 12:39 byiDefend   image 3 images
Newly formed human rights coalition, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDefend|) calls on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte not to make his government’s war on drugs a war on human rights.
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international / miscellaneous / news report Dé Luain Lúnasa 15, 2016 14:54 byFírinne
Patrick Poole describes the discussion of a document entitled “The Project”, which so far has been limited to the top-secret world of Western intelligence communities.

It was only through the work of an intrepid Swiss journalist, Sylvain Besson, that information regarding The Project was finally been made public. It was found in a raid of a villa in Campione, Switzerland on November 7, 2001.

Included in the documents seized was a fourteen-page plan dated December 1, 1982, outlined a twelve-point strategy for a flexible, multi-phased, long-term approach to the “cultural invasion” of the West. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Máirt Iúil 26, 2016 13:08 byAkbayan (Citizens Action Party)   image 1 image
Nothing should inspire the public’s outrage more than the chasm that exists between the haves and have nots in Philippine society. And what better indicator can there be of inequality than when poor people suspected of involvement in drugs start dropping dead on the streets while the rich and powerful escape plunder charges through the courts? read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Iúil 25, 2016 02:30 byNoor Aza Othman
Thankfully, before it's too late, I realized the truth; that is, anything which is organized by the Malaysia's Opposition ([especially by racist and fascist anti-Indigenous/anti-Muslim party of DAP (Democratic Action Party – ('democratic', my foot) - suspected to receive much hidden donation from ISrael, to the total of US 300 million and training from Mossad, through Singapore-based account] including under the guise of the so-called Human Rights March . read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé hAoine Iúil 22, 2016 21:50 byGreg Williams
Member countries of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) renewed a mandate for the UN agency on economic issues. The agreement will guide UNCTAD's work for the next four years. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Iúil 20, 2016 18:55 byGreg Williams
Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, called on a United Nations development summit to address debt, tax, trade and environmental policies that impact poverty.
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international / elections / politics / news report Dé Céadaoin Iúil 20, 2016 18:09 byGreg Williams
A United Nations global development summit begins its fourth day of difficult negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya. read full story / add a comment
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international / gender and sexuality / news report Dé Céadaoin Iúil 20, 2016 12:16 byRADICAL GAY ANARCHIST   image 10 images
The Pegida far right organisation who were recently run out of Ireland, and the neo-fascist EDL are holding a fake LGBT march in Northern England, as documented by this Pink News article: -

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/07/19/far-right-extremis...arns/

The EDL regularly chant anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-IRA chants. Amongst those attending include members of the National Front, SEA, United Patriots. EDL and Pegida, with named violent neo-nazis on the Facebook attendees list, including Dave Coppin and Liam Walsall: -

Afterwards, the far right thugs have booked an afterparty at the British military-themed Don Bar by manageress Julie, who booked the venue for them via their Facebook page, presumably unaware of their politics. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Iúil 19, 2016 12:08 byVOID NETWORK / athens / greece   text 1 comment (last - dé sathairn lúnasa 13, 2016 09:53)
“The parliamentary regime leaves everything to the decision of majorities; how shall the great majorities outside parliament not want to decide? When you play the fiddle at the top of the state, what else is to be expected but that those down below dance”?
- Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, IV (1852) read full story / add a comment
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international / eu / feature Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 22, 2016 23:18 by1 of Indymedia   text 5 comments (last - dé sathairn iúil 09, 2016 22:55)   image 2 images
The People's Newsletter from the People's Movement in their bi-monthly newsletter carry an article on Brexit which is topical given that the British go to the polls on it this Thurs 23rd June. The various opinion polls show it to be relatively close.

The article here from the People's Movement puts forward good Left wing arguments why Britain should leave and they are good reasons for Ireland to leave too. The impression given is that the Brexit referendum was agreed to because of political pressure from the people. It is likely though that there are considerable powerful interests within the elite want to leave as they see their chances to be better off in the long run, yet those arguments not discussed here would be more issues within national capitalist faction.

The other article in this months newsletter is read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 12, 2016 03:04 byJosé E. López   image 2 images
Support the international effort to free Puerto Rican patriot and political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera! read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / news report Dé hAoine Meitheamh 10, 2016 15:19 byGreg Williams
The House passed Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation 297-127. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act now heads to the US Senate for approval.
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A "sport" no longer sponsored by JP McManus...
international / animal rights / press release Dé Máirt Meitheamh 07, 2016 11:44 byBan Hare Coursing in Ireland   image 4 images
The cruel “sport” of live hare coursing has been dealt a severe blow...

One of its top financial sponsors, gambling tycoon and philanthropist JP McManus, will no longer be sponsoring the three-day Irish Cup hare coursing event in County Limerick.

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international / elections / politics / news report Dé hAoine Meitheamh 03, 2016 17:30 byGreg Williams
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau releases new rules governing "payday" lending - high interest loans that impact low-income communities. read full story / add a comment
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international / elections / politics / news report Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 01, 2016 13:29 byAlex de Jong   image 5 images
Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian neoliberalism isn’t the answer to poverty and political abuse in the Philippines. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé Luain Bealtaine 30, 2016 11:06 bySolidarity
VID (2 mins)-Julian Assange 2000 days arbitrarily detained in England:
statement by former anti-war prisoner of U.S Ciaron O'Reilly
https://youtu.be/HDB0jKI6st0 read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé Sathairn Bealtaine 14, 2016 19:24 byJake Arden   image 5 images
100 years ago, if a Dublin Castle tout had entered the Connolly Books building on Essex Street, Temple Bar, he would have been quids in. Sitting hugger mugger around a huge table in the centre of the room are more than 20 of the most subversive characters in Ireland, spouting socialist verse and preaching revolution and rebellion. They include communists, trotskyists, anarchists, republicans, trade unionists, anti-austerity activists, pacifists, militant feminists, internationalists, environmentalists, ex political prisoners, independent TDs, writers, poets, singers, artists, and actors. They have banded together in one bold adventure: to read, over a series of lunchtimes, the entire, epic, 24-hour Non Stop Connolly Show. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé Domhnaigh Bealtaine 08, 2016 11:38 byJake Arden   image 2 images   video 1 video file
In Dublin’s Temple Bar, within gunshot of the General Post Office, a diverse band of Irish citizen actors are planning to strike a blow against war and imperialism and for Irish freedom. This is not a costumed re-enactment of the 1916 Easter Rising but an act of contemporary revolutionary theatre, where the audience for the epic 1970s play the Non Stop Connolly Show, by Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden, become the cast. Each lunchtime between 27 April and 12 May, volunteers muster at Connolly Books to take reading parts in the play which covers the life, struggles and death of James Connolly. Not only has the fourth wall been broken down, but the spirit of text has spurred solidarity action by the players in support of Maura Harrington, jailed in Mountjoy on Friday for her opposition to Shell’s rape of the the West of Ireland countryside. read full story / add a comment
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