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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

international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 25, 2014 17:27 by Arielle 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
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international / miscellaneous / news report Friday March 14, 2014 10:54 by v for vendetta   text 2 comments (last - sunday march 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
national / miscellaneous / press release Monday March 10, 2014 23:46 by Wayne Flanagan Tobin
Post offices: loss of community, Tesco takeover and rush to electronics?
In a press statement Wayne Flanagan Tobin an independent candidate for elucidates the current situation regarding local post offices.
Flanagan Tobin opened:
“Post offices have served a very important role over the years as far as the payment of welfare, and those on welfare are concerned. People have been able to go into the post offices and collect their welfare payments without any big stigma being attached, and they have often gotten to know the post master or post office staff and have developed good relationships with them. “ read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / press release Thursday March 06, 2014 18:00 by 32 County Sovereignty Movement   image 1 image
Carlow, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford and Kilkenny are now recruiting. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday March 06, 2014 17:17 by Robert Long
Foreign backed coup in Kiev.

This year will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Observing the media of Europe and the U.S one could be forgiven for seeing startling similarities between 2014 and 1914. Imperialist powers and entangling alliances pitting the world into two opposing camps over the fate of a small nation. In this case the autonomous Republic of Crimea. Crimea which is an autonomous region belonging to Ukraine but with an ethnic Russian majority has held the attention of world since the Pro-Russian government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown by rioters in the countries capital of Kiev on February 23rd, 2014.
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international / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday February 19, 2014 17:02 by Arielle Retrosi   text 2 comments (last - thursday february 20, 2014 16:20)
Argentina officially requested that the US Supreme Court hear an appeal in a debt case that will impact people living in extreme poverty around the world. The case dates back to Argentina's 2001 default, after which 92% of all Argentine bond holders restructured their defaulted debt. Predatory hedge fund, NML Capital leads a small group of holdouts who won judgments for payment in lower US Courts. NML Capital never invested in Argentina and bought the debt cheaply after Argentina's default. Because sovereign lending is contracted in the United States, the precedent the case sets impacts some of the poorest economies around the globe and allows these hedge funds to target assets that benefit poor people. The International Monetary Fund, the Paris Club, legitimate investors, the US and most governments oppose this predatory behavior because it cancels the benefits of debt relief, makes sovereign debt restructuring more difficult and limits credit to poor countries read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Friday February 14, 2014 20:06 by Arielle Retrosi
Argentina will file its final US Supreme Court appeal in the NML Capital hedge fund debt case before this Tuesday, February 18th. Legal observers, economists, investors, the United Nations, the Obama Administration, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the religious community have closely monitored the proceedings. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Friday January 24, 2014 19:28 by Arielle Retrosi
Washington, DC - Heads of state, financial ministers, celebrities and representatives from many of the worlds most powerful corporations are meeting in Davos, Switzerland for the 2014 World Economic Forum. This year's theme of the forum is "The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business." The Forum has focused on income inequality, the impacts of low economic growth and climate change. In advance of this year's forum Oxfam International released a report that noted that the world's 85 richest individuals have as much wealth as 3.5 billion people or half the world's population. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday January 14, 2014 21:32 by newsmedia   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 05, 2014 13:09)
Greedy ISPs move to cash in on providing tiered Internet access
Judges at a federal appeal court in Washington have dealt what could well be a mortal blow to the freedom of the Internet. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Monday January 13, 2014 22:24 by Arielle Retrosi
Yesterday, Pope Francis appointed nineteen new Cardinals from around the world. Sixteen of the nineteen are eligible to vote for the next Pope. There were no new Cardinals selected from the United States. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Monday January 13, 2014 19:05 by Arielle Retrosi
The Supreme Court will review a lower court's order for banks to give information on Argentine assets, including those assets held outside of US jurisdiction, to a group of hedge funds seeking to collect from Argentina's 2001 default. Additionally, the High Court will review if it is legal for these predatory hedge funds to target assets for collection outside of a US jurisdiction.
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national / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday December 31, 2013 17:48 by RNU PRO   image 4 images
Through our endorsement of Revolutionary Republicanism, we stated without apology that the defence of Irish Sovereignty, the achievement of true Independence and the struggle for Socialism were mutually inclusive tasks and that negation of one signalled a dangerous rejection of the other. We stated clearly that the mobilisation of the masses is a task which cannot be bypassed and that key to that task is the presence of Republicanism within and alongside day to day struggles of workers, campaigning groups and communities.
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international / miscellaneous / news report Monday December 23, 2013 19:11 by Jennifer Tong, Policy & Communications Director   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 24, 2013 05:03)
On December 13th, the Isles of Man, Jersey and Guernsey signed an intergovernmental agreement with the United States to improve international tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a US federal law designed to combat offshore tax evasion. The Isles signed a similar agreement with the United Kingdom in October. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Friday December 20, 2013 14:33 by Jennifer Tong, Policy & Communications Director
More than a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the country has paid approximately $900 million in debt repayments—more than twice as much as it’s received in pledged aid from countries around the world to support the recovery effort. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday December 18, 2013 16:26 by prank the pranksters   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 19, 2013 11:08)
We are delighted to learn that today two fake press releases were diffused in the news wire, spreading the rumour about a large accounting scandal
, negatively impacting the course of the Deutsche Bank's share.

1) Deutsche Bank finances in upheaval; CFO fired
2) Deutsche Bank restates its financial statements read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday December 17, 2013 18:09 by Jennifer Tong
Argentina is expected to appeal to the US Supreme Court by mid-February in response to a US 2nd Circuit Court ruling ordering the country to pay $1.33 billion to predatory hedge funds. The precedent the case sets will hurt poor countries in financial distress and could allow a small group of hedge funds to target assets that benefit vulnerable populations. read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / news report Thursday December 05, 2013 22:10 by G Grace (+ indy elf)   text 4 comments (last - tuesday december 10, 2013 22:56)   image 1 image
Former South African president and anti-aparteid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95 read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 03, 2013 10:59 by FTA69   text 2 comments (last - monday april 28, 2014 15:40)   image 1 image
Recently returned from a stint in Palestine, the place that most struck me was the city of Hebron. It is here that the illegal settler policies of the Israeli government has led to the most conflict and it is here where I saw some of the worst poverty in the West Bank. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / news report Sunday December 01, 2013 23:08 by Wayne Flanagan Tobin   text 2 comments (last - saturday december 14, 2013 13:58)
Secret deal between City Council and Greyhound Recycling dirty politics

Local election candidate for Pembroke South Dock Wayne Flanagan Tobin has said the secrecy of a deal struck between Dublin City Council and Greyhound recycling demonstrates the need to clean up local government. This is given the amount of dishonesty in local government from planning zonings and’ brown envelope politics’ facilitated by unelected officials hell bent on keeping the public misinformed. This is why as a young person I am standing in the election to clean up local government and make it more transparent. read full story / add a comment
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donegal / miscellaneous / press release Monday November 25, 2013 19:14 by Zack Gallagher   image 2 images
“All young people are wonderful if you talk to them in the right way. We are very proud of them!”
That is the message being sent out by a local community bandmaster as two-times All Ireland winning community Marching Band prepare to launch their brand new CD. read full story / add a comment
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