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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

national / indymedia ireland / news report Monday September 30, 2013 01:45 by 1 of Indymedia   text 10 comments (last - friday october 04, 2013 13:28)
The software running the Indymedia Ireland website has been updated. It has some new features and improvements of which three will be of interest to users of this site.

The first is that you can now edit your own comments for up to 15 minutes after they are published.

The second is that during publish there are some basic tags built in to form a mini editor with the key ability now being able to quote text and it will get display indented and in italics -much like forum software does this. There are also buttons to make it easier to bold, italic, underline text and an Euro symbol.

The third is that the larger cover images for Youtube and Vimeo videos are now automatically retrieved and displayed within an article replacing the less attractive smaller thumbnail images. read full story / add a comment
one of many graphic images of torture at Abu Ghraib
international / anti-war / news report Saturday September 28, 2013 21:46 by lefty   image 1 image
The victims of Abu Ghraib torture sued, in a US court, the private company, CACI, hired to do the torturing. They lost. Brazenly CACI counter sued the victims in the same court and WON.
The Abu Ghraib victims now have to pay their torturers 14,000 dollars in costs. Ridiculous! read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday September 26, 2013 09:53 by Victor
To accurately meter liquids one must perform an after-installation test.

The meter’s calibration system should be checked after installation.
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national / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday September 24, 2013 12:42 by dave   text 6 comments (last - wednesday september 25, 2013 17:13)   video 1 video file
Joan burton minister for social protection has set up what has been called a new carrot and stick approach to the unemployed masses of ireland.

The carrot is not suffficient ,and either is the stick for that matter,the carrot being jobbridge,and the stick being that social welfare can withhold your welfare for up to 63 days,and having the powers to reduce your social welfare payment..As far as i can see there is no new thinking on how to approach those who have lost their jobs,or are not adequately qualified or experienced to take up jobs..
Jobridge has been uncovered as a scam,to bolster up employers staff without expense,and can re-hire more job bridge workers as they please.Where is the incentive to employ people,take on paid work when job bridge is in the way of that.What employer is going to pay people to work when job bridge is for free?
It is clear the government have not thought this through properly for whatever reason.

Below is an article on this issue by Tom Boland.
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mayo / crime and justice / news report Saturday September 21, 2013 15:47 by Shelver   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Judge Gibbons presided over this months district court in Belmullet. The courtroom was packed with supporters of the 8 Corrib defendants, but none of their cases were heard on the day. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / news report Monday September 16, 2013 15:03 by Con Carroll   text 1 comment (last - monday september 16, 2013 15:06)
in these interesting or boring times, it depends what side of the coin you are tossing. people have taken to street protests twice since I have been here. e in Ireland have to ask seriousquestions. are we to sectarian elitist. have we denied Marxist class analysis. opting for the liberal agenda. the male versus female read full story / add a comment
Margaretta D'Arcy and Nial Farrel outside Ennis Court
clare / anti-war / news report Friday September 13, 2013 13:49 by Margaretta D'Arcy   text 6 comments (last - tuesday september 17, 2013 21:16)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
A packed courtroom yesterday erupted into laughter after ‘Guantanamo Granny’-79-year-old anti-war activist Margaretta Darcy,
blew a whistle and declared: “I am a whistleblower”. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday September 12, 2013 02:41 by Naoise   text 3 comments (last - friday september 20, 2013 13:50)   image 11 images
Following recent articles in both The Observer and The Sunday Times newspapers about Shell's use of a sub-contractor to deliver van loads of booze to Belmullet police station, a further delivery awaited Shell's cops yesterday morning as they went into the monthly Belmullet District Court session.

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AL QAEDA AIRFORCE OUT OF SHANNON IRELAND
international / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday September 11, 2013 11:44 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The following story by Pepe Escobar and the Protest Video at Shannon, explains the backdrop to the calls for Al Qaeda's Airforce to leave Shannon. Airport. read full story / add a comment
US Out of Shannon Pre Syria Post McKevitt
international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday September 10, 2013 05:24 by brionOcleirigh   image 2 images   video 1 video file
A report this Thursday will reveal MI5, the FBI in the USA, and special branch in the Irish State in the south, "starved" paramilitary police in British Occupied Ireland, of vital intelligence, that would have prevented a massacre, in which twenty-nine people died after a 500lb bomb exploded in the middle of Omagh..The victims families commissioned a private report by a London law firm, the SBP, which included experts, who obtained sensitive intelligence, demonstrating major failings by all the Police forces, before the attack, which caused the massacre. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Monday September 09, 2013 23:46 by GCH
"If they come for the innocent without stepping over your body
cursed be your religion and your life"
- Phil Berrigan R.I.P.
WW2 combat veteran, Plowshares movement founder & anti-Vietnam War resister.
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#ReleaseMartinCorey
international / crime and justice / news report Thursday September 05, 2013 18:14 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The proof that Britain's Secret Services MI5 in British Occupied ireland, are hell bent on undermining the Irish Peace Process, can be found in the contrasting treatment of Orange Order Loyalist Stephen Irwin, perpetrator of the Greysteel Massacre and the internment without charge or trial of traditional irish Republican, Martin Corey. If the Irish Peace Process works, MI5 will be out of their multi-million pound, State of the Art Palace Barracks in Holywood, County Down, minus their multi million pound budget, the prize of their turf wars with competing Secret Service MI6. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Wednesday September 04, 2013 09:44 by Big Audio Dynamite
Assange detained 1,001 days
Manning jailed 35 year
Snowden on the run read full story / add a comment
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mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday September 04, 2013 08:42 by ags   text 4 comments (last - saturday january 03, 2015 22:21)   image 3 images
To Sue:
Sgt James Gill (retired) is threatening Pat “The Chief” O'Donnell with bankruptcy over the defamation case, in which Gill's former classmate, Judge Margaret Heneghan awarded him €33,000 plus legal costs. read full story / add a comment
international / workers issues / news report Tuesday September 03, 2013 20:25 by Jolly Red Giant
Upwards of 80,000 miners working in the goldmines in South Africa have begun strike action in a pay dispute with the mining bosses. A further 40,000 goldminers could join the strike in the coming days. Workers are demanding pay increases of between 60%-150% for workers earning around €400 per month. The mining bosses have offered increases of approximate 6.1% (just below the rate of inflation)
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international / anti-war / news report Tuesday September 03, 2013 07:28 by Ciaron   text 3 comments (last - wednesday september 04, 2013 13:04)   image 1 image
Vigil info, offers of help & messages of support
Mobile/ Cell 074 485 99 856
(From outside the U.K.) + 44 74 485 99 856

If you're nearby, swing by!
If ya not, text solidarity sign off message with name, location eg. Ciaron London or Bertie Ahern, Dublin etc. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Monday September 02, 2013 01:32 by Anthony Ravlich
Some independent human rights professionals made comments on the refusal of Helen Clark, Head of the United Nations Development Program, to discuss the global ethical human rights alternative to neoliberalism

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international / anti-war / news report Monday September 02, 2013 01:06 by Giuseppe Conlon House   text 3 comments (last - tuesday september 03, 2013 07:51)
VID, PHOTOS & REPORT - London Catholic Workers take to the streets & tube station to Stop the Bombing of Syria
End their Wars! Free our Prisoners!
& Report of action in Wrexham
http://wiseupaction.info/2013/08/31/the-threat-of-war-o...yria/ read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday August 28, 2013 12:46 by sakshimehra
Owing to the recurrent rupee depreciation, global analyst BNP Paribas has slashed its GDP forecasts from the previously announced 5.2% to 3.7% for the current fiscal. The country if registers the said GDP growth will mark it’s lowest ever growth index since 1992. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / news report Tuesday August 27, 2013 23:57 by Turing   text 9 comments (last - friday september 06, 2013 11:38)   image 1 image
It seems very likely that the US, backed by UK,France etc, is going to attack Syria very soon.

Regardless of what we think of the Assad regime and its crimes we should oppose this intervention which will only make matters worse and is only designed to further imperialist interests.

As we don’t know exactly when this will occur the Irish Anti-War Movement is calling a protest at the Spire for 6pm ON THE DAY OF THE ATTACK or THE NEXT DAY IF THE ATTACK IS AT NIGHT.
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