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antrim / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday March 27, 2007 14:44 by Student Struggle   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 28, 2007 10:21)   image 2 images
Last week the students of Queen's University in Belfast elected a member of the Sheena Campbell Ógra Shinn Féin Cumann, which is based in the Belfast University, onto the executive of Queen's Students Union. Michál Harkin was elected to the position of VP education.
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday March 22, 2007 11:31 by Graham Ó Maonaigh   text 7 comments (last - thursday march 22, 2007 17:39)
With the Local and European Elections set to take-place on the same day in 2009, the Labour Party believes it makes sense for all those aged 16 above to be allowed vote and encouraged to play their part in the democratic system. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday February 27, 2007 14:37 by Socialist
The SDLP launched their 2007 manifesto on Monday morning at The Edge in Belfast. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / press release Friday February 23, 2007 14:47 by LabourYouth   text 10 comments (last - saturday march 03, 2007 22:08)
Labour Youth calls for Nationalisation of Corrib Gas In advance of a national Shell to Sea demonstration taking place on Saturday Labour Youth has called for the government to nationalise the Corrib Gas. The demonstration begins at 2pm at the Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square and a large turnout of Labour Youth activists is expected. read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / press release Monday February 05, 2007 12:17 by The National Secretary   text 14 comments (last - tuesday february 06, 2007 18:55)

John O Neill, a local community worker, is standing as a socialist candidate for the Dublin North West constituency in this year’s general election. With a solid performance in the Finglas Ward on his first electoral outing in the 2004 local election (where he finishing on the fifth count with 1300 votes, ahead of the Green Party and Progressive Democrats), John is in position to make a breakthrough on a clear platform of independent working class politics.
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limerick / miscellaneous / press release Friday February 02, 2007 17:15 by Limerick Socialist Youth
• Minister for education finally promises to fund upgrade of Ardscoil Ris
• Keep up the pressure to make sure the promised Ardscoil Ris building is
• Upgrade all Limerick schools to accommodate the growing need for places
• Provide new school places for the new housing developments read full story / add a comment
Eoin Ó Broin
dublin / politics / elections / press release Wednesday December 13, 2006 19:37 by Eoin Ó Broin   text 9 comments (last - friday january 30, 2009 13:22)   image 2 images
Sinn Féin has selected Eoin Ó Broin to contest the Dún Laoghaire constituency in the forthcoming Leinster House election. Eoin Ó Broin, a native of Cabinteely and Blackrock, is the party's Director of European Affairs and a former member of Belfast City Council. The convention took place at the Kingston Hotel, Dún Laoghaire. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday December 07, 2006 07:11 by Jay Dooling   image 1 image
Americans & the US Congress Needs to be made aware of British Collusion with Paramilitaries. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday December 06, 2006 17:43 by Internationale   text 6 comments (last - tuesday december 12, 2006 18:42)   image 1 image
On Monday 4 December, South African Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils joined Ógra Shinn Féin in Belfast to re-launch the ‘Revolutionary handbook’.

The handbook has been re-launched with a new cover after having to go for a re-print given its popularity.

The ÓSF Handbook contains information on setting up Ógra groups, the internal structure of Ógra and contains short descriptions of the basic raw materials of Irish republicanism.
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international / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday November 28, 2006 17:14 by lyinternational   text 4 comments (last - thursday november 30, 2006 21:24)
Labour Youth will mark November 29th, the United Nations day of solidarity with Palestine by calling for a boycott of all Israeli goods and services as well as support for the educational and cultural boycott of Israel. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday November 08, 2006 23:42 by Hanshiro
Two proposed amendments to the Irish Constitution were announced by Barnardos at a press conference on Monday 6th November 2006. In an apparent gesture of official support for the measure, Finance Minister Brian Cowen headlined the presentation. In a press release on their website (, Barnardos detailed the proposals announced at the press conference. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday October 18, 2006 20:40 by RPAG   text 2 comments (last - thursday october 19, 2006 23:13)
Republican POWs in Maghaberry jail have been on protest since the June 19. They have issued five demands. These are:

* Free association
* Freedom of movement
* The right to full-time education
* Separate visiting facilities
* The right to organise their own landings read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday October 05, 2006 18:56 by Ezra Niesen   image 1 image
I’ve been invited to give a lecture at Arizona State University this fall on evolutionary science and its uses in progressive activism. The version of the lecture I wanted to give turned out to be 4 hours long, so I recorded that version in 13 tracks and posted it on my website for free download at . read full story / add a comment
Smash Censorship
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday September 22, 2006 18:35 by Radical Student   image 1 image
To University of Ulster and UU Student’s Union,

Ógra Shinn Féin writes this public letter to the University of Ulster and the University of Ulster Student’s Union, in condemnation and protest at your censorship of politics in the University of Ulster.

As a youth political organisation which has been established and active in three UU campuses, Magee, Coleraine and Jordanstown for a number of years, we cannot understand nor accept the decision taken.
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IMF out of the Philippines and South countries now!
international / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday September 21, 2006 05:38 by Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC)   image 1 image
On the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) together with the World Bank in Singapore, the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and other civil society organizations blame “the Fund” for being the single most influential factor for the worsening poverty in the Philippines and other countries in the South.

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international / consumer issues / press release Sunday September 03, 2006 22:47 by Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum
You can now email the "Report to Schools" from world experts on aspartame in our Save the Children project to schools, OB-GYN and pediatricians. You can also regardless of country email FDA Commissioner Von Eschenbach for recall. Movie, books, web sites and things to do to rid the globe of aspartame along with government records for evidence are listed in the press release. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / press release Thursday August 31, 2006 13:22 by Pierce Farrell   text 1 comment (last - sunday september 03, 2006 02:06)
I. Introduction:
This report is not constitutionally required of any non-sabbatical member of the Union Executive. I have compiled as an example of how easy it is to comply with the wishes of those students who proposed the draft Union constitutions of February 2004 and February 2005. These documents both contained the proposal for each member of the Union Executive to produce an end of year report which would include a continuity section to as a written guide of action for their successors. I hope that this report serves a guide or small piece of insight for all those contemplating involvement in an official capacity in the UCD STudents' Union Executive.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday August 21, 2006 12:42 by Seán Ó Murchú
In spite of a large RUC presence a very large crowd turned out to support the five demands of the Republican POWs currently on protest in Maghaberry Gaol. The protest – organised by the Republican Prisoners’ Action Group (RPAG) – took place in the Edward Street area of Lurgan, County Armagh, at 2p.m. on Saturday, 19th August. The weekend also marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Mickey Devine on Hunger Strike in 1981.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday August 14, 2006 16:12 by Seán Ó Murchú   text 17 comments (last - friday august 18, 2006 13:31)

The organizers of the Hunger Strike Commemoration at Casement Park on Sunday August 14th snubbed the prisoners currently in Maghaberry Gaol and their families.

RPAG had approached the organizing committee earlier this week with a statement setting out the conditions of Republican prisoners in Maghaberry. The organizers confirmed this morning that the statement could be read, but refused to let the mother of the prisoner read it herself. Despite the promises when it came to the event this afternoon no statement was read out.

RPAG is therefore asking the media to publish the statement.

Geraldine Taylor of Republican Sinn Fein said:

“The prisoners and the families are outraged at how they have been treated. The families have shown solidarity with the families of the Hunger Strikers and believe that they have much in common. However the sacrifice of today’s prisoners’ and their families has been virtually ignored by those organizing this event.”

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday August 09, 2006 22:47 by RPAG   text 8 comments (last - wednesday october 04, 2006 00:16)
Why shouldn't we be given the freedom to move freely on our own landings during periods of unlock? Why should we forfeit education for a period of exercise? Why shouldn't we be allowed to clear our own wings? Why shouldn't we expect to see our families on a weekly basis? Why shouldn't we be allowed to make handicrafts or souvenirs?

Why shouldn't we? read full story / add a comment
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