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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Máirt Bealtaine 23, 2017 14:31 byséamas carraher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released its 67 page report on pain management in Guatemala: 'Punishing the Patient - Ensuring Access to Pain Treatment in Guatemala.' read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Bealtaine 18, 2017 12:08 byséamas carraher
Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned head of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been nominated for the Sydney Peace Prize. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Luain Bealtaine 15, 2017 11:25 byséamas carraher
"Dozens of Saudi women have told Human Rights Watch that the male guardianship system is the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the country, effectively leaving adult women legal minors who cannot make key decisions for themselves." (Human Rights Watch) read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Dé hAoine Bealtaine 05, 2017 17:49 byséamas carraher   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin bealtaine 18, 2017 21:13)
"Horrific cruelty endured by Irish cattle in Turkey", Gabriel Paun, Animals International, Australia. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 03, 2017 10:09 byséamas carraher
"3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession." (UNESCO) read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Domhnaigh Aibreán 30, 2017 11:04 byséamas carraher
Saturday, 29th April, early morning, Wikipedia "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" is blocked in Turkey. The block affects all language editions of the site. Try to access it from downtown Istanbul and all you will get is a "timeout" error message. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé hAoine Aibreán 28, 2017 16:09 byseamas carraher
The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), has requested prisoners to come off hunger strike as the conditions within the prisons have been brought to international attention and they are able to continue this struggle through other means. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Máirt Aibreán 25, 2017 18:28 byséamas carraher
April 15 saw the launch of Abdullah Öcalan's new book: The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan - Kurdistan, Women's Revolution And Democratic Confederalism’ published by the British-based progressive publisher, Pluto Press. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Aibreán 20, 2017 12:01 byséamas carraher
Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)'s report “Turkey’s descent into arbitrariness: The end of rule of law”, released on 14 April last, slammed the Turkish state for its abuse of human rights, its own citizens and in particular, its assault on an independent judiciary, vital for a country to maintain the rule of law with any notion of justice – instead arbitrariness in the application of the law in Turkey has now become the norm, SCF says. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Luain Aibreán 10, 2017 21:45 bylasc   image 1 image
What is Latin America Week?

Latin America Week is a range of conferences, meetings, workshops and cultural events around Ireland, focusing on different issues each year in April. An annual programme of educational, cultural and campaigning events on issues relating to human, social and economic rights in Latin America. LAW began as Central America Week in 1986 in order to increase the impact of many separate campaigns and events being organised by a variety of groups. It became Latin America Week after its tenth anniversary in 1996. The overall aim of LAW is to concentrate the attention of the public on Latin America for one week, so as to highlight the justice issues at stake in the region and thus to facilitate campaigning and solidarity actions between Ireland and Latin America. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Dé Luain Aibreán 10, 2017 21:01 bywsm   video 2 video files
This is a repost of a report by the WSM on the Water Charges protest last Saturday April 8th.

Thousands of protesters converged on Connolly and Heuston stations in Dublin yesterday as part of the 9th national demonstration against the water charges. The demonstration was called by Right2Water, the umbrella group of left wing political parties and trade unions, as part of an effort to pressurise the government to abandon their attempts to implement water charges.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Domhnaigh Aibreán 09, 2017 13:25 byséamas carraher
Kurdish Political Prisoners Hunger Strike enters 54th Day read full story / add a comment
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Déardaoin Aibreán 06, 2017 22:01 bySave The Hellfire   image 2 images
We would like to make you aware of two Drop In /Open Days for members of the public hosted by South Dublin County Council and Coillte on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 at Tallaght Stadium from 8am to 8pm where the "Project Team" will be on hand to discuss the proposed development with you.

Separate opportunities to meet the Project Team are also available for representatives of local community groups. Appointments may be made at econdev@sdublincoco.ie

Maps, Drawings and other Documents Available read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / news report Déardaoin Aibreán 06, 2017 15:08 byGreg Williams
Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and ‎Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)‎ introduced versions of the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act in the House and Senate.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Máirt Aibreán 04, 2017 06:37 byPlowshares   text 2 comments (last - dé máirt aibreán 11, 2017 19:42)
It has been confirmed by London lawyers that Assange & Manning solidarity activist and organiser Ciaron O'Reilly of the Catholic Worker and Ploughshares movements is one of ten people named by an anonymous whistleblower as having their email accounts illegally hacked by a secretive Scotland Yard unit working with Indian police and hackers. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Máirt Márta 28, 2017 21:04 by1 of indy   video 1 video file
Andrew (WSM) spent the day of March 8th 2017 recording #Strike4Repeal and has edited this 20 minute video account of how the day went down in Dublin. Below you will also find a text transcript of his account. read full story / add a comment
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cork / environment / news report Dé Céadaoin Márta 22, 2017 22:24 byCHASE   text 1 comment (last - dé domhnaigh márta 26, 2017 15:43)   image 1 image
Bord Pleanala have failed to meet their current deadline of 22 March for a decision on the Ringaskiddy incinerator application ( http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/PA0045.htm ) and are to defer for a fourth time in order to request further information from the applicant, Indaver Ireland. No new date has been set. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / news report Dé Céadaoin Márta 08, 2017 20:53 byGreg Williams
The Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico warns "the Commonwealth soon will be unable to pay essential services, including pensions, education, healthcare and public safety,"‎ as soon as June. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé Domhnaigh Márta 05, 2017 00:14 byipsc   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine aibreán 14, 2017 15:52)   image 1 image
Celebrating 13 years! Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, performances, films, multimedia displays and protest actions) held in cities and campuses across the globe.

Each year, Israeli Apartheid Week takes place across more than 150 universities and cities. It aims to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies over the Palestinian people. IAW aims to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Please join us in making the the 13th Israeli Apartheid Week one of the biggest yet. read full story / add a comment
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cork / environment / news report Dé Céadaoin Márta 01, 2017 10:53 byPaul Lynch   image 2 images
On Monday night professor Myles Allen of Oxford University delivered the first in a series of four Lectures on Climate change at UCC to a full house in room 107 of the Western Gateway Building. The theme of the lecture was "Understanding - Climate science and observations", with a focus on quantifying the role of climate change in extreme weather events in Ireland and worldwide. read full story / add a comment
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