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international / elections / politics / news report Dé Céadaoin Iúil 05, 2017 22:22 byAbby Wilhelm
Ahead of President Trump's first G20 meeting in Germany this weekend, Mozambique released an audit exposing violations of the country's laws to secure now-defaulted loans. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / news report Dé Luain Iúil 03, 2017 16:15 byAbby Wilhelm
The European Parliament is set to vote on landmark corporate transparency rules known as "country-by-country" reporting. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé hAoine Meitheamh 30, 2017 11:17 byséamas carraher
Two recent studies have once again drawn attention to the unprecedented crackdown – even by Turkish standards based on previous episodes of severe State repression – on academics and intellectual freedom in post coup Turkey. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 28, 2017 16:55 byAbby Wilhelm
Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) heralded the House introduction of the Corporate Transparency Act at a press conference at the House Triangle. The bill aims to prevent shell companies from hiding corrupt and criminal activity. ‎ read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 25, 2017 23:22 bySocialist Party Reporter   image 1 image
Reproduced from the editorial of “The Socialist”, newspaper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales

As more details emerge and the death toll rises, it becomes clearer and clearer what a terrible disaster this is. The fire spread with horrifying speed and witnesses describe heart-breaking scenes as people desperately tried to escape.

It is a huge tragedy for the immediate community. Children have died; three generations of the same family have died. But rather than being torn apart, the community has come together in a remarkable display of human solidarity, supporting each other, collecting donations of goods and money, organising emergency accommodation, coordinating relief.

The heroism, the courage, the self-sacrifice of the emergency services and of local residents is incredible. Who can fail to be moved by the scenes of the firefighters being applauded as they drove away from the scene?

And there has naturally been a much wider outpouring of sympathy with the residents and families affected, with overwhelming donations of money, clothes, bedding, toys, nappies, etc. The true face of humanity has been shown in this solidarity. read full story / add a comment
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international / eu / press release Dé hAoine Meitheamh 23, 2017 17:28 bypn   image 1 image   1 attached file
This issue of People’s News This issue of People’s News has an unusual number of articles on military matters, and regular readers will have noticed that over the past few months these types of articles have steadily increased in number. This reflects the alarmingly rapid development of an EU army and its support mechanisms. It is a development about which there is very little awareness in Ireland, and one that may have serious implications for us all. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé hAoine Meitheamh 16, 2017 19:46 byséamas carraher
June, 2017: Firat News Agency (Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê) covered one of the first legal cases to result from the Turkish military’s sieges of Kurdish Cizre in September 2015 and December 2015-February 2016. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Meitheamh 15, 2017 12:47 byséamas carraher
Figen Yüksekdağ, recently replaced co-chairperson of the Turkish HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party), whose 10 month prison sentence for “spreading terror propaganda” was approved by the Supreme Court of Appeals on September 22, 2016 has now (6 June 2017) been given another 14 months in prison for a 2015 interview with German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle where she made the statement that the “PKK is a people’s liberation movement." read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Máirt Meitheamh 13, 2017 12:38 byséamas carraher
A number of voices, it appears, are now attempting to navigate the stormy and dangerous waters of ‘public opinion’ in Turkey in an attempt to invest energy in a renewed peace initiative since the collapse of the original Solution Process in July 2015, followed by the war that has displaced over half a million Kurds from their towns and cities... read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Meitheamh 12, 2017 23:56 byT
The large vote for Corbyn's Labour socialist type policies shows that moving to the Left rather than the centre resonates with the masses and shows that things like issues of health, education and jobs are core issues and perhaps shows a sign that a certain section of the population is beginning to notice that practically every political party is infested with banking and corporate favoured policies and shrills and technocrats working on their behalf while the population is being relentlessly screwed by austerity. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 07, 2017 19:35 byséamas carraher
“Build that wall. BUILD THAT WALL! Build that wall!” Donald John Trump chants after Major Endorsement, Anaheim, CA. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Máirt Bealtaine 30, 2017 08:22 byvarious groups   image 4 images
Statements on the imposition of martial law in Mindanao
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Máirt Bealtaine 23, 2017 14:31 byséamas carraher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released its 67 page report on pain management in Guatemala: 'Punishing the Patient - Ensuring Access to Pain Treatment in Guatemala.' read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Bealtaine 18, 2017 12:08 byséamas carraher
Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned head of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been nominated for the Sydney Peace Prize. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / press release Dé Máirt Bealtaine 16, 2017 20:31 byAbby Wilhelm
Puerto Rico bankruptcy proceedings to restructure an over $70 billion debt begin on Wednesday in San Juan. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Luain Bealtaine 15, 2017 11:25 byséamas carraher
"Dozens of Saudi women have told Human Rights Watch that the male guardianship system is the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the country, effectively leaving adult women legal minors who cannot make key decisions for themselves." (Human Rights Watch) read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Bealtaine 14, 2017 16:35 byAstrid Essed   text 5 comments (last - dé domhnaigh iúil 16, 2017 19:28)
This article is written as a counterweight against 21th Islamophobia,
since few people realize, how much the European civilization owes
the Moorish rule in Medieval Spain. Without this rule, there probably
should have been no Renaissance, also sciences as Algebra, chemistry,
astronomy etc derived from the Arab [Greek] civilization. You know
a Medieval English King nearly converted to Islam? Read further read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Dé hAoine Bealtaine 05, 2017 17:49 byséamas carraher   text 10 comments (last - dé sathairn meitheamh 17, 2017 18:46)
"Horrific cruelty endured by Irish cattle in Turkey", Gabriel Paun, Animals International, Australia. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 03, 2017 10:09 byséamas carraher
"3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession." (UNESCO) read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Domhnaigh Aibreán 30, 2017 11:04 byséamas carraher
Saturday, 29th April, early morning, Wikipedia "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" is blocked in Turkey. The block affects all language editions of the site. Try to access it from downtown Istanbul and all you will get is a "timeout" error message. read full story / add a comment
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