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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

LINKS:

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105223

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galway / miscellaneous / news report Monday January 09, 2012 20:33 by ULA Galway   text 31 comments (last - tuesday january 17, 2012 20:11)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
There were angry scenes both outside and inside City Hall this afternoon as councillors gathered to formally endorse the draft budget for 2012. A large number of protestors had gathered outside City Hall from about 3pm in order to meet councillors as they entered the building.
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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday January 05, 2012 22:50 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh
I'm shocked but not surprised to see yet another stealth tax by the Government this time on 115000 Pensioners who have their own as well as the State Pension. Many of them are now going to be up to €4400 per year for a single person or €8800 per year for a couple worse off because they'll now be paying tax on their Pensions which they worked hard for all their lives. Why don't the Revenue Commissioners go after all the big tax evaders instead of vulnerable and soft targets like the Pensioners? Not that the Pensioners will be a pushover as they showed a few years ago when they resisted the Government's attack on their Medical Cards. read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / news report Thursday January 05, 2012 13:46 by M31   image 1 image
Left Wing Organisations and Libertarian Base Unions Call for an International Day of Action against Capitalism on March 31st, 2012 read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / feature Thursday December 29, 2011 15:09 by wageslave   text 77 comments (last - thursday january 05, 2012 21:07)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Belated merry xmas and happy new year to all our contributors and readers read full story / add a comment
donegal / miscellaneous / news report Thursday December 22, 2011 16:32 by Emmett Farrell   1 attached file
Meeting on Household Charges and Septic Tank Legislation where Pearse Doherty Sinn Feing stated that he would not advocate not paying the charge read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday December 13, 2011 16:08 by John Dennehy
Zartis, the new social recruitment software service, today announced that Bill Liao, previously co-founder of German social network, Xing, will join its Board of Directors. Liao will be joined on the Board by Irish entrepreneur, Jonathan Grey. SOS Ventures, the venture capital and investment firm managed by new Dragon, Sean O’Sullivan, AIB Seed Capital Fund and Jonathan Grey have also invested in AssemblyPoint Limited, the holding company which owns Zartis. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday December 10, 2011 16:40 by john throne   text 2 comments (last - tuesday december 13, 2011 00:11)
Is is justifiable to be a member of the catholic church with its history of child abuse cover up, anti women ideology, pro capitalist policies? All those who supported McQuaid and opposed the mother and child scheme have to condemned. They slunk away before the catholic church with their tails between their legs. They "proved" that Paisley and his ilk were correct that the South was a catholic state. they have blood on their hands. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday December 05, 2011 19:46 by Wannabe Postgrad   text 8 comments (last - wednesday december 14, 2011 15:43)   image 1 image
The piece below describes how Budget 2012 has hit me. I hope that you will share your own reactions to the budget and how it will impact upon you. Let's hear the human stories behind the headlines read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday December 01, 2011 16:39 by MPG   text 3 comments (last - wednesday august 29, 2012 10:19)   image 1 image
Its hard to keep up with all the devious moves going on in the great game. Here's a roundup, some links and some analysis for anyone interested. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday November 30, 2011 21:24 by Kevin O'Brien   text 7 comments (last - tuesday december 06, 2011 12:58)
Each business day, a team of staff and students from Dublin City University will help launch a new Internet start-up from the 1st to 20th of December with support from AIB. read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday November 23, 2011 10:59 by Expac Ltd   text 1 comment (last - friday november 25, 2011 10:37)   image 1 image
Local journalists discuss impact of austerity at an event organised by the Conflicts of Interest project on 16th November in Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday November 20, 2011 10:29 by Noiz   text 18 comments (last - monday november 21, 2011 10:02)   image 1 image
Often otherwise interesting threads on indymedia are derailed and destroyed by people bringing up the thorny topic of anti-semitism and fascism. Such conversations need a new home. This is that home read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday November 15, 2011 13:37 by Hurriyeh Ziadah
Groups of Palestinian Freedom Riders will attempt to board segregated settler buses heading to Jerusalem through the occupied West Bank this Tuesday November 15, in an act of civil disobedience that takes its inspiration from the US Civil Rights Movement Freedom Riders aim to challenge Israel’s apartheid policies, the ban on Palestinians’ access to Jerusalem, and the overall segregated reality created by a military and settler occupation that is the cornerstone of Israel’s colonial regime. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday November 02, 2011 22:27 by Frank   text 3 comments (last - tuesday november 15, 2011 14:09)   image 5 images
Last week, an Taisce pulled out of a judicial review challenging the granting of consents in Sruwaddacon Bay as part of the Bellinaboy gas refinery project. Already the subject of a ten year campaign, this was not going to be taken lightly. The local community have been left with very little options, but that had not stopped the determination to fight on. read full story / add a comment
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cork / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 19, 2011 11:27 by Occupy Cork   text 10 comments (last - sunday november 20, 2011 19:34)   image 17 images   video 8 video files
South Mall in Cork occupied for a fourth night... read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday October 17, 2011 17:41 by Declan Cullen   text 4 comments (last - wednesday october 19, 2011 22:32)   image 1 image
Pat Rabbite expects us to believe that drilling for our own resources is not viable, yet letting a foreign company come in and do it (at a low tax rate) is the way....... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday October 13, 2011 23:30 by Jim Travers
Things just don't look good for the National Team as ten-man Armenia tried their best to make the biggest upset for Irish football. Ireland just about scraped a win that gave the team a place in the play-off for Euro 2012. Whoever we get in the play-off one thing is absolutely certain, based on the last four or five performances it would be advisable for the hard line football fans to carry boxes of paper tissues, for the tears shed on the night of utter destruction will be a night not forgotten for a very long time. read full story / add a comment
sligo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday October 12, 2011 10:22 by Jim O'Sullivan   text 4 comments (last - sunday october 16, 2011 11:42)
Below is the full text of the speech delivered by Valerie Finan, of the Save Our Cancer Services-NW campaign, to the Martin McGuinness public meeting held in Sligo read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 11, 2011 11:11 by Tamer Mowafy & José Antonio Gutiérrez   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 16, 2011 20:40)
The military council in Egypt, the SCAF, is more and more isolated from the Egyptian masses each passing day. Once the people chanted in Tahrir square, just before Mubarak's fall, that the Egyptian people and "their" army were one. Now it is becoming clearer the gulf separating the two of them: while the people still suffer from inequality, poverty, violence, military courts targeting protestors, emergency laws inherited from the hated dictatorship, the SCAF is making sure that "transition to democracy" is nothing but empty words. They are doing everything in their power to make sure that nothing at all changes. It may be that the people toppled in February the commander in chief, but all of his repressive building was left intact, and the military's role, headed by general Tantawi, is to make sure that the status quo is not challenged. This is transition to democracy as promoted by the USA and the civilian-military elites of Egypt. So the dictator is gone, but everything remains untouched.

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international / miscellaneous / news report Sunday October 09, 2011 16:29 by Liberation Irlande
On October 8 2011, a wave of solidarity actions with Irish POWS took place in France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Sweden read full story / add a comment
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