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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 24/08/2014:Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a UN-run school today, killing at least 15 people including children and elderly and UN staff. Ban Ki Moon states "I strongly condemn this act."

24th July: So far Israel has killed over 760 Palestinians including
over 150 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 / press release Déardaoin Iúil 24, 2014 10:50 byKM
]We are doctors and scientists, who spend our lives developing means to care and protect health and lives. We are also informed people; we teach the ethics of our professions, together with the knowledge and practice of it. We all have worked in and known the situation of Gaza for years.

On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / press release Dé Céadaoin Iúil 23, 2014 09:44 byParty of the Laboring Masses (PLM)   text 4 comments (last - dé haoine iúil 25, 2014 14:58)   image 2 images
In the past week, Israeli military forces have escalated their offensive on the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes have increasingly targeted houses, civilian-populated areas and civilian facilities in the Gaza strip. Israeli warplanes have destroyed a number of houses while their residents were inside, without any prior warnings, killing and wounding many Palestinian civilians.
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Iúil 18, 2014 14:03 byT   text 9 comments (last - déardaoin iúil 24, 2014 20:22)   image 1 image
Yesterday afternoon tragically 295 people lost their lives. What we do know is that if the Kiev fascist regime had any sort of tenuous proof that the separatists had shot it down the Western media would be screaming bloody murder. Instead they are quite coy and initially qualified it with the word accident. And accident of sorts it may well have been because it looks like this may have been more than yet another provocation by US/NATO via their neo-Nazi puppets in Kiev to widen the conflict but in fact may have been a direct attempt to assassinate president Putin because it has been reported his presidential plane flew over the same region approximately 30 minutes earlier. More on this later. But first some details on the lead up to this. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Iúil 13, 2014 13:00 byLuke Eastwood   text 2 comments (last - dé máirt iúil 15, 2014 22:20)
An analysis of what the IMF is really about... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Dé Céadaoin Iúil 09, 2014 23:53 byispc
On 9 July, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an Advisory Opinion titled Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in which it concluded that “the construction of the wall being built by Israel, the occupying power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, and its associated regime, are contrary to international law”. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 29, 2014 16:17 byAnthony Ravlich
Responses of members of human rights organizations to post which considers religious political parties would have more influence if adopted a secular, ethical human rights base. Also my responses to sustainable development. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Meitheamh 26, 2014 12:36 bySonny Melencio   image 1 image
Talk given by Sonny Melencio, Chairperson of Partido Lakas ng Masa-Philippines (PLM), during the Socialist Alliance Conference in Sydney, Australia on June 7, 2014 read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Meitheamh 26, 2014 07:53 byPhilippe Agret
May 20, 2014 3:43 PM

Iqrit (Israel) (AFP) - On a lonely hill in northern Israel, a stone's throw from the Lebanese border, stands Iqrit church, one of the last vestiges of a village razed by Israeli troops in 1951. read full story / add a comment
international / migration / news report Dé Luain Meitheamh 23, 2014 23:35 byStop dublin III   video 3 video files
Three videos testify to the tortures inflicted by the border Italian police upon refugees, on their entrance in Schengen space in order to take their fingerprints. This is the Dublin III system, and evidence of the torture and violation of refugee rights it imposes on those fleeing for their safety and their future. Italy is only one of several border countries using such methods to comply with EU Dublin III.

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international / miscellaneous / news report Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 18, 2014 20:19 byErin Kelso
In reaction to an adverse Supreme Court ruling against Argentina, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that Argentina would offer new bonds to its creditors governed under Argentine law. The proposed debt swap would involve the 92% of the country's creditors that agreed to restructure in the wake of the country's 2001 default. While the debt swap proposes an alternative for the South American country to avoid paying hold-outs, it fails to reverse the global implications on debt markets, debt restructuring and financial stability. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 18, 2014 18:36 byAnthony Ravlich
Secular ethical human rights, which are universal, can be adopted by any political party as its ethical base. This includes religious parties as secular ethical human rights virtually equate with the Golden Rule espoused by the major religions. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Luain Meitheamh 16, 2014 22:04 byJenna Maus
Supreme Court Refuses Argentina Debt Case and Validates Hedge Fund Predatory Behavior. The US Supreme Court denied Argentina's appeal for a hearing today, leaving intact a lower court ruling that validates predatory behavior targeted towards countries in financial distress. The high court also denied a related appeal on behalf of the more than 92% of bond holders who had accepted Argentina's restructuring deal. In a final blow, the court also decided that hedge funds can access information on where Argentina holds financial assets around the world. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), legitimate Wall Street investors and the US government had sided with Argentina because of the case's impact on debt restructuring, poor country access to credit and global financial stability. read full story / add a comment
international / education / press release Dé Luain Meitheamh 16, 2014 18:39 byLaurence Cox
To celebrate the fifth year of this course, a €2k scholarship will be awarded for practitioner excellence in community education, action for equality and / or social movements. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Meitheamh 13, 2014 10:35 byWalden Bello   text 3 comments (last - dé sathairn meitheamh 14, 2014 23:48)   image 2 images
Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, anti-democratic agenda
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Paulo Ito’s mural in São Paulo
international / environment / news report Déardaoin Meitheamh 12, 2014 17:30 byDunk   image 3 images   video 4 video files
(An article on the protest in Brazil against the World Cup, aswell as a small campaign in the southern most host city, Curitiba, about the #CheerForPeace project which is working with communities in the cities most central favela Vila Torres)

The eyes of the world focus on Brazil

Today the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins in Brazil, who knows how it will go. Will it be a success, or not? Will they have the stadiums finished in time, or not? Will it be interrupted by violent protests, or not? Will it be a positive thing for the country, or not?

We already have, what has quick become, an iconic image of where much of the feelings in Brazil rest at present. Brazilian artist Paulo Ito posted this mural on the doors of a schoolhouse in São Paulo’s Pompeia a few weeks ago.
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Sathairn Meitheamh 07, 2014 14:41 byFreedom from Debt Coalition (FDC)   image 4 images
All Glitz, Nothing New to Solve Poverty and Inequality read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Meitheamh 05, 2014 15:58 byjohn throne
The catholic church the main church of capitalism, undemocratic, anti women, has been exposed as throwing 800 young children into a septic tank in Tuam, Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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international / education / press release Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 04, 2014 14:49 byLaurence Cox   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin meitheamh 04, 2014 15:39)   image 1 image
Volume six, issue one of Interface, a peer-reviewed online journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now out. Interface is open-access (free), global and multilingual. Our overall aim is to "learn from each other's struggles": to develop a dialogue between practitioners and researchers, but also between different social movements, intellectual traditions and national or regional contexts.

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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 04, 2014 07:25 byAnthony Ravlich   text 2 comments (last - dé luain meitheamh 09, 2014 15:43)
Human rights group members ignore posts in which Pope urges UN to resist a 'Culture of Death' and where UN Watch reports the rise of repressive States to prominent UN positions. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Dé hAoine Bealtaine 30, 2014 00:32 byKM   video 1 video file
The Kiev Juntas mercenaries are adept at killing unarmed civilians and wounded soldiers but now they are suffering setbacks. 80 members of the fascist militia "National Guard" were captured by self-defense forces in Lugansk and a junta helicopter was shot down near the city of Slavyansk, killing Fourteen servicemen, including a major-general, Vladimir Kulchitsky. read full story / add a comment
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