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Anti-Water Charges' Five Now in Jail 13 Days

Free the Protestors - Jail the Bankers


The Government acting on behalf of corporate and financial power who have set their eyes on our Water have disgracefully jailed 5 citizens of this country because they said No to Austerity. We demand their freedom immediately. The five are: Derek Byrne, Bernie Hughes, Michael Batty who are imprisoned for 27 days and Paul Moore and Damien O’Neill who are imprisoned for 56 days.

There is clearly one law for the rich and one law for the rest of us. Where are the bankers and developers who bankrupted this country and led to widespread hardship and a huge increase in suicides in this country, deaths which have devastated families. And what of the people who have died for lack of resources in our health system and of those evicted from their homes. It is time we stood up to this undemocractic sham and demand our country back from the claws of the elite.


Keep an eye out on social media and any websites related to the campaign against water charges for info on upcoming protests against the jailed 5.

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

National Water Protest - Sat March 21st
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dublin / housing / news report Thursday October 31, 2013 11:37 by Nico   text 4 comments (last - friday november 01, 2013 19:20)   image 5 images
A fire broke out this morning at around 2am in Tom Kelly Flats, Charlemont Street, leaving many people trapped inside their homes.

Residents in the 3rd – Block were woken to the yells of “Fire!” by a concerned neighbour in the adjacent block, as the blaze quickly engulfed the main hall and stairway. read full story / add a comment
BLOOD
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday October 25, 2013 22:12 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Lethal Allies a book on British Government Collusion in the sectarian murders of ordinary innocent Irish people in British Occupied Ireland is written by leading journalist Anne Callwallader and produced by the Pat Finucane centre focused on the ethnic cleansing of the Glenanne Gang which still operates in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday October 18, 2013 15:29 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 5 comments (last - wednesday october 30, 2013 18:09)   video 2 video files
So this is the little US "beauty" that landed at Shannon Warport on the 5th Sept and departed on the 6th Sept. US Air Force Hercules AC-130W reg 87-9288
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FvmWBx6BLw (Preview)

THE US MILITARY HUB AT SHANNON AIRPORT & LABOUR’S MAKEOVER FOR DEREK NOLAN

The Galway Alliance Against War has stated that the publication of a parliamentary question confirming an armed US warplane landed at Shannon “underlines the need to close the US military hub at Shannon airport.”

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Murder of  Irish Peace Process
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday October 18, 2013 08:02 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
THE ongoing internment of Martin Corey is an affront to his human rights and natural justice said former hunger striker Raymond McCartney MLA last Thursday after he met with the Viceroyal of British Occupied Ireland, Theresa Villiers, to discuss his continued internment. read full story / add a comment
Emigration Budget Ireland
international / consumer issues / news report Tuesday October 15, 2013 20:25 by brionOcleirigh   text 8 comments (last - saturday october 19, 2013 17:52)   image 3 images   video 4 video files
I couldn't help but notice, the difference in one of Ayman Al Gilmore's old parties alternative budget and his government's budget today. He is obviously a me feiner, riding the Irish working class and feeding off old comrades wounds but then that's the story of Ireland, isn't it? The Labour party have no shame have they? They are an obvious gang of fatbarsturds, who people are stupid enough to vote for and are prime meat for a revolution! Anyway here's a summary: read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Thursday October 10, 2013 15:41 by Chicken Rights   text 2 comments (last - monday november 04, 2013 20:36)   video 1 video file
Disease, boycott, health inspections are some factors in the decline in KFC sales and profits read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Monday October 07, 2013 18:36 by Jennifer Tong
The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take the landmark debt case between Argentina and bondholders led by NML Capital, a hedge fund that buys the debt of countries in financial crisis. Argentina is expected to file a second petition in the coming months that the Supreme Court will review and decide again if it will hear the case. read full story / add a comment
Labour Fatbasturds
international / consumer issues / news report Wednesday October 02, 2013 09:50 by Brian Clarke   text 5 comments (last - friday october 04, 2013 10:01)   image 2 images   video 3 video files
George W Bush economic adviser Dr Pippa Malmgren, speaking in Dublin yesterday, said Ireland faces 20 years of “no growth,” because of the European Central Bank She was speaking at a Davy Stockbroker conference in Dublin, saying Ireland should leave the euro and devalue the punt. Of course Irish politicians on the Euro gravy train will disagree. read full story / add a comment
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 / imperialism / 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, freedoms and repression / 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, freedoms and repression / 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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New court banner
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 / imperialism / 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, freedoms and repression / 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, freedoms and repression / 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 / imperialism / 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
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