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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Sathairn Aibreán 19, 2014 11:52 byAnthony Ravlich
Repost (correction). Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, the latter virtually seeing themselves as God when reinventing the UDHR to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights.
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international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Aibreán 18, 2014 18:00 byArielle Retrosi
On Monday, the Supreme Court hears arguments between Argentina and holdouts who refused two debt restructuring deals after Argentina defaulted on its debts in 2001. The Supreme Court Justices will determine if predatory hedge fund, NML Capital can obtain information from US Banks that reveal Argentina's holdings in order to target those assets for debt payments. The Obama Administration is siding with Argentina in the case. In the summer, the Supreme Court will also decide if it will hear a much broader case between Argentina and the hedge funds that impacts extreme poverty, official US debt policy and country debt restructuring. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Aibreán 16, 2014 15:58 bySean Crudden
Saturday night's concert was part of the International Concert Series presented in The National Concert Hall for 2013/2014. I was looking forward to the concert because the soloist and conductor, Michael Collins, is a totally congenial and engaging musician whom I last saw a number of years ago at the celebrity farewell concert for John Ruddock the famous Dublin/Limerick impresario. The atmosphere in The National Concert Hall that night was unforgettable, the best I ever remember. And Michael Collins had a lot to do with it. Everything was set fair for Saturday night. A very appealing program. A treat in store. read full story / add a comment
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international / gender and sexuality / news report Dé Luain Aibreán 14, 2014 11:03 byAkbayan (Citizens Action Party)   image 4 images
On the Supreme Court decision declaring the Reproductive Health Law constitutional read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Aibreán 11, 2014 20:54 byArielle Retrosi
The annual International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings are focusing on the role of high debt burdens in both global economic recovery and increasing inequality. At the onset of the meetings, the G24 released an IMF statement noting that the IMF's failure to implement quota reform and the outcome of the US Supreme Court Argentina/NML Capital case impacts global inequality. read full story / add a comment
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international / sci-tech / news report Dé hAoine Aibreán 11, 2014 09:43 bywageslave   image 1 image
The false sense of security of the internet has been completely overturned by the latest security bug to be discovered. A bug in the popular OpenSSL library used by many of the most important and frequently used server sites on the net allows arbitrary chunks of memory to be read remotely from user machines and servers, possibly containing very sensitive data, user tokens, bank details, emails and passwords. What does all this mean and how did it happen and what can we do to protect ourselves? read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / press release Déardaoin Aibreán 10, 2014 16:45 byArielle Retrosi
Debt Restructuring Process Discussed by IMF and G20 read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / press release Dé Céadaoin Aibreán 09, 2014 21:24 byT   text 2 comments (last - dé céadaoin aibreán 16, 2014 20:44)   image 1 image   1 attached file
8th April 2014: Press Release - Europe’s highest court has given a judgement in the challenge taken by Irish human rights advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) to the EU’s regime of Data Retention and mass surveillance.
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Greyhound and hare alike are cruelly ill-treated in coursing
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Aibreán 08, 2014 09:01 byAbolish Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - dé máirt aibreán 15, 2014 19:14)   image 6 images
The news that six greyhounds that participated in this year’s National Hare Coursing Festival have tested positive for banned substances can be offered as yet further evidence of the true nature of live hare coursing. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / press release Dé Céadaoin Aibreán 02, 2014 09:11 byAkbayan - Citizens Action Party   image 1 image
The Bangsamoro Agreement: A Step towards Re-imagining and Rebuilding the Philippine Nation read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Márta 28, 2014 14:22 byAnthony Ravlich
Describes the 'Profound' Arrogance of bureaucratic elites at the UN in disregarding history, as if they 'know', to reinvent human rights to emphasize elites rather than individuals. Discussion with Islamic academic on global ethical human rights. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Márta 26, 2014 04:36 byJose Maria Sison   image 5 images
The Filipino people’s democratic revolution constantly needs the revolutionary united front because this is the effective way to arouse, organize and mobilize the broad masses of the Filipino people in their millions in order to advance and win total victory. The need for the united front is more urgent than ever as the socio-economic and political crisis is rapidly worsening and inflicting intolerable suffering on the Filipino people and they must intensify their struggle against those who exploit and oppress them. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Márta 25, 2014 17:27 byArielle Retrosi
Jubilee USA Network, a religious anti-poverty coalition, along with 78 other religious and development groups filed with the US Supreme Court in the case between Argentina and NML Capital read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Márta 20, 2014 18:45 bysean throne
How the working class movement and the left must oppose the special oppression of women. read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / feature Dé Céadaoin Márta 19, 2014 21:53 byT   text 6 comments (last - dé céadaoin aibreán 09, 2014 12:00)   image 24 images   3 attached files
It was three years on March 11th since the triple nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011. This article attempts to try and give an picture of the situation today and to show that the accident is still an active event that will take many decades to cleanup and it is anything but over.
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international / eu / press release Dé Céadaoin Márta 19, 2014 01:46 byDublin 32CSM
Media censorship of an attempt made by the 32CSM to hand the UN document on the violation of Ireland's national sovereignty to the EPP. read full story / add a comment
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international / workers issues / press release Dé Luain Márta 17, 2014 10:07 bySara   image 1 image
Philippines, March 2014 -- With less than four months remaining before the upcoming “death” of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)’s land distribution component on June 30 2014, 300 farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) today trooped to Malacanang Presidential Palace, calling for a drastic acceleration and overhaul of the implementation of the land reform effort.
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international / crime and justice / press release Dé Sathairn Márta 15, 2014 15:05 byHBC
Friday 14 March 2014 marks the one year anniversary of the kidnapping and imprisonment of five Palestinian teenagers (at the time aged 15-17) for alleged stone-throwing, following a settler car accident that took place close to their village of Hares in Salfit district (West Bank), Palestine. read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Márta 14, 2014 10:54 byv for vendetta   text 2 comments (last - dé domhnaigh márta 23, 2014 13:25)   image 1 image
Sadly, Tony Benn has died aged 88 "After the war people said, 'If you can plan for war, why can't you plan for peace?' When I was 17, I had a letter from the government saying, 'Dear Mr. Benn, will you turn up when you're 17 1/2? We'll give you free food, free clothes, free training, free accommodation, and two shillings, ten pence a day to just kill Germans.' People said, well, if you can have full employment to kill people, why in God's name couldn't you have full employment and good schools, good hospitals, good houses?" -Tony Benn (1925-2014): read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Márta 11, 2014 23:08 byWilliam Wraithwrite
Once you are born a creature (and irrespective of your personal circumstances which can vary greatly) that is as you were forced into existence (not by any choice on your part but according to European religious dogma originating in the Middle East) not just for a lifetime on earth but also forever after by some notion of an immortal soul, so then you are also forced into an immortality (almost like a vampire who too can never truly die in literature) and irrespective of however terrifying such an immortality might present itself. “What kind of God (or Yahweh) would put a soul, any soul (no matter how supposedly evil in human terms) into an eternal length of torture—and never having to contemplate acquiescence—what kind of compassion is that? This is as extreme of cruelty and barbarity as one could espouse. Such cosmic outcome, supposedly as Divine Justice, doesn’t even reach the categories of mere human ideas to justice. read full story / add a comment
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