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international / economics and finance / press release Dé Máirt Feabhra 02, 2016 22:02 byGreg Williams
The US House of Representatives held its second hearing on Puerto Rico's debt crisis this year. The hearing focused on potential legislative solutions including bankruptcy protection and an economic oversight board. read full story / add a comment
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international / arts and media / press release Dé Luain Feabhra 01, 2016 14:51 byMary Mc Grath   image 1 image
While currently young filmmakers are being sought for a festival and short films are pouring in, the festival organisers are busily planning an exciting programme of screenings, Q&A's, discussions and workshops for this year's festival.

There are 7 categories; Animation, Fictional Shorts, Music Video, Short Shorts ‘one minute wonders’, Documentary, Schools and Third Level

First Cut! would also like to announce YMVA, Young Music Video Award, Competition 2016!

The First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce it has teamed up with Brendan Canty – Feel Good Lost to give young up-and-coming filmmakers under the age of 24 the chance to make a music video with mentorship from the film director. The Feel Good Lost Hozier ‘Take me to Church’ video, shot on a shoestring budget, garnered millions of Internet 'hits' and rave reviews from critics all over the world. The 'Feel Good Lost' production company is now considered one of the world's most exciting up-and-coming film firms.

So if you’ve ever wanted to gain a fantastic insight into the world of Music Video Filmmaking and have a chance to work with the best then watch this space!

Deadline for Submissions: Feb 12th 2016 read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Feabhra 01, 2016 14:17 byPCRfan
Paul Craig Roberts clearly outlines the systematic way western financial institutions and the IMF have traditionally looted the third world and now, having exhausted that process, have turned to looting other western countries such as Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and more recently, Spain and Italy. read full story / add a comment
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international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Feabhra 01, 2016 10:08 byBan Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - dé luain feabhra 01, 2016 17:47)   image 5 images
As the three-day so-called “National Hare Coursing Festival” opens today at Powerstown Park, Clonmel, County Tipperary, CACS and other animal protection campaign groups protested outside the venue where captured hares were forced to run from hyped-up greyhounds. read full story / add a comment
Norman and Hubert Daniels following the guilty plea by John O' Reilly at Kilkenny Court
international / environment / press release Dé Luain Eanáir 25, 2016 20:30 byBan Fox Hunting in Ireland   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine eanáir 29, 2016 22:09)   image 2 images
High Profile foxhunter caught redhanded assaulting two farmers...dramatic video footage exposes bullying and thuggery!

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Eanáir 21, 2016 18:21 byJustin Morahan   text 9 comments (last - dé luain feabhra 01, 2016 14:05)
Mary-Anne Grady Flores a grandmother from upper State New York was jailed for six months and started her sentence on Tuesday last for taking pictures of an anti-drone protest. The letter below has been sent to the US Ambassador along with the Democracy Now account of the jailing read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Máirt Eanáir 12, 2016 22:55 byEmilio José Lemos de Lima
Brazilian blogger accuses senator of commanding the invasion of his computing systems and of harassment.
Brazil: Censorship on the Internet read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Eanáir 11, 2016 20:33 byPaddy Hackett   text 3 comments (last - dé máirt eanáir 19, 2016 19:47)
Society determines the character of culture. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Eanáir 10, 2016 10:22 byPaddy Hackett   text 1 comment (last - dé sathairn eanáir 16, 2016 22:07)
Marx's morality is not materialist read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Domhnaigh Eanáir 10, 2016 06:26 byNancy Carvajal   image 3 images
Killings and harassment of the Lumad, or the indigenous people (IP), should stop and those accountable should be brought to justice, according to Ola Almgren, the UN country representative and humanitarian coordinator.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Eanáir 05, 2016 17:08 byJohn Throne
The weak Irish capitalist class were missing in action in the 1916 rising - The repercussions. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Eanáir 05, 2016 14:20 bySean Crudden
There is no doubt that the images in the film The Danish Girl are lovely and a joy to watch as are the leading actors Eddie Redmayne as Einar Wegener and Alicia Vikander as Gerda Gottlieb. Screenplay is by Lucinda Coxon an excellent minimalist job as regards dialogue but eloquent as regards narrative. The director is Tom Hooper. This is a classy really well shot and well worked out film. I am not going into the plot. The best way to get that is to attend the film. One thing that struck me apart from the drama is that the film presents a marvellous portrait of what marriage should really mean. But despite the beauty of the images this is an unsettling film. Please excuse me if I share below some of the thoughts the film provoked for me. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Dé Sathairn Nollaig 19, 2015 00:20 byPaddy Hackett   text 10 comments (last - dé sathairn nollaig 26, 2015 19:54)
The Peace Deal does not serve the interests of the masses of the Middle East. read full story / add a comment
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international / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Dé Máirt Nollaig 15, 2015 18:51 byLaurence Cox   image 1 image
Volume seven, issue two of Interface, an open-access online journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now out on the theme of “movements in post/socialisms”. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 13, 2015 23:43 byT   image 10 images   video 1 video file
For the past year, there have been numerous reports that ISIS have been transporting the oil they have stolen from Iraq and Syria, to Turkey and this has been greatly facilitated by the Turkish state at the highest levels. It is widely known the oil was being sold and exported by BMZ Ltd owned by Bilal Erdogan, President Erodgan's son. It is extremely unlikely that they are doing this for nothing and tens of millions have probably been siphoned off by the Erdogan family and other key officials and the Turkish economy has no doubt benefitted from an injection of cheap stolen oil sold below world market rates. The Russian Defense Ministry on Dec 2nd revealed the vast scale of the oil smuggling operation which somehow was missed by the NATO/US in the past 2 years. read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / news report Déardaoin Nollaig 10, 2015 04:59 byGerry Arances (PMCJ)   image 5 images
What could possibly be so urgent and life-threatening to drive leaders of people from a small and barely reachable island off the coast of Mindoro to leave their homes and travel 285 kilometers by land and sea over the period of five days just to reach Metro Manila? On November 27, a day before the biggest climate justice march in the country, they have reach the Presidential Palace.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 09, 2015 01:00 by1 of Indymedia   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin nollaig 10, 2015 23:11)
In the recent elections in Venezuela the right wing opposition long backed by Washington has secured a majority by winning 107 out of 167 seats. This is the first time since the early days of deceased former president Chavez rose to power that the right has had control of the parliament.

This allows them to to remove ministers from the presidential cabinet. Had they won 111 seats, they would have been enough power in the legislative body to dismiss Supreme Court Judges, reform the Constitution and convoke a recall referendum of the national executive without having collected the minimum quota of signatures required by the Bolivarian Constitution. It is likely they will try this anyhow.

In the second victory for the empire, the neo-liberal right wing got back into power in Argentina just two weeks ago in late November with the election of right-wing candidate Mauricio Macri from one of the country's richest families
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international / sci-tech / news report Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 06, 2015 16:29 byIndymedia Uk User
ADMINS: - Indymedia UK has been offline since yesterday.

Please let them know, so they can get it fixed.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 06, 2015 01:24 by1 of Indymedia
Thursday, December 3, 10am EST, WikiLeaks releases new secret documents from the huge Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which is being negotiated by the US, EU and 22 other countries that account for 2/3rds of global GDP. Coinciding with the ongoing climate talks in Paris, the publication touches on issues of crucial relevance including the regulation of energy, industrial development, workers' rights and the natural environment. WikiLeaks is also publishing expert analyses of the documents. read full story / add a comment
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 5 comments (last - dé máirt nollaig 08, 2015 23:07)   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
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