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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday July 14, 2013 23:06 by Hillary's Agenda
Hank Skinner Now Needs To Be Freed>Texas Destroyed His Right To Defend Himself With DNA !
by Hillary's Agenda> poorestamericans@aol.com

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national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday July 12, 2013 17:23 by Maura Doyle   text 1 comment (last - saturday july 13, 2013 19:28)   image 1 image
A lot has been written about the Michael McKevitt case over the years since his incarceration in 2001. Whether his reputation as an unrepentant republican is palatable to many people or not, he has endured the wrath of a very vicious print media campaign throughout that time and even before. We overlook the fact that the media onslaught was also waged against his entire family without any justification whatsoever and the standards used against them fell well below anything that we could even attempt to describe as 'normal practice'. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday July 12, 2013 17:18 by Jack Boyle
The State made a decision to put Mr McKevitt away due to his political views and in particular, his opposition to the Good Friday Agreement. read full story / add a comment
Enniscorthy Mental Hospital
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 10, 2013 14:35 by Sean Crudden   text 9 comments (last - friday july 19, 2013 19:47)   image 1 image
To many people ideology is bunkum. However a closer examination will soon reveal the extent to which ideology governs behaviour. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday July 10, 2013 00:57 by Turing   text 2 comments (last - sunday march 30, 2014 13:33)
This is being kept out of the media, both in Ireland and the USA:

From the organization "HARK."

Zachary Gelevinger is a young man from Wisconsin who arrived in Belfast Wednesday to enjoy a long-timed planned first trip to Ireland, the home of his Grandmother and a lifetime dream that has turned into a nightmare.

Zachary had been corresponding with Political Prisoner Christine Connor and as a gesture of kindness, had organised a visit with Christine on her birthday, arranged by Christine's mother.

This act of good will was forever tarnished when the visit was cut short and Zachary was taken out of the visit by the PSNI in handcuffs under suspicion of "Dissident Activity."

Please note again that Zachary had not stepped foot in Ireland until Wednesday. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Monday July 08, 2013 13:40 by Mattie Lennon
Lacken School and the story behind it. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday July 04, 2013 13:06 by dave
''Peaceful persistent standing protest in front of the Dail, inspired by recent events of disgrace in our country, and the protests in Taksim square. 4th of July to demonstrate our independence and the fact that we won't stand for this sort of behaviour from the banks and the government much longer. Bring a book that reflects your feelings on what is happening to our country right now, your fears for Ireland and your memory of what makes us great.''

https://twitter.com/bookthebankers

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Release Martin Corey
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 03, 2013 07:15 by brionOcleirigh   text 10 comments (last - monday july 08, 2013 00:47)   image 8 images   video 7 video files
"I have been in prison for over 3 years and I still haven’t been given a reason. They have put forward a number of allegations against me, and I’m not able to defend myself against any of them. They say I have been seen speaking to known republicans, and that I visited a number of houses. What does that matter? It doesn’t mean I’ve done anything wrong. They have absolutely nothing on me, and that’s why they haven’t charged me." Martin Corey read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Monday July 01, 2013 01:21 by An Draigneán Donn   text 13 comments (last - tuesday july 02, 2013 20:27)   video 1 video file
This is the Irish version of Rodney King, who was battered by cops in California in 1992. Shocking video of Irish racist red-necks in action. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday June 27, 2013 14:56 by Séan Heuston 1916 society Dublin   text 2 comments (last - sunday june 30, 2013 18:24)
Séan Heuston 1916 society Dublin June statement read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Monday June 24, 2013 00:26 by Very Vagabond
Many Americans, of Christian ancestry, were taught their (supposedly their) Judeo-Christian “God” (Anglo-Saxon term for Yahweh) knows all because he sees all. Yet if we put these powers into political terms and context—then these capacities are not much different from the current National Security Administration’s “Operation Prism” that has vast potential to know all about Americans and apparently the entire world of personal communications, as recently revealed by Glen Greenwald’s stories in British daily The Guardian. Thus we learn our Leviathan State can know everything and anything about anyone. By analyzing religion through a lens of political philosophy we can see the psychology of Judeo-Christian Yahweh’s exclusivity to power, as in “he” (anthropomorphized) holds all the cards, is thus the exemplar religious model for a political state of Monarchy (and privileges to a more or less self-select court elite).
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mayo / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday June 20, 2013 02:07 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 7 comments (last - wednesday june 26, 2013 13:26)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Press Release

For immediate release

Issued by Rossport Solidarity Camp

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Martin Corey
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday June 15, 2013 17:03 by brionOcleirigh   text 11 comments (last - monday june 24, 2013 05:38)   image 8 images   video 7 video files
Imagine if you will, being taken from your home, without a reason or charge, by paramilitary police, who regularly collude in the murder of lawyers and journalists. You are then imprisoned for three years, without being told, how long you will remain kidnapped, by these scum state thugs.
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national / rights and freedoms / press release Wednesday June 12, 2013 20:15 by Saoirse   text 2 comments (last - thursday june 13, 2013 00:41)
As an Irish Republican Alternative to the G8 Summit Republican Sinn Féin will be holding an Anti-Imperialist Forum in the Conway Mill on June 13, 14 and 15. read full story / add a comment
A modern day coup in Greece? The Colonels descendents silence broadcast critics.
international / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday June 12, 2013 15:19 by Stuart   text 8 comments (last - monday june 17, 2013 21:20)   image 2 images
The government of Greece has condemned "inefficiency, opacity and scandal", suspending its (profitable but critical) state broadcaster. ERT (Hellenic Radio-Television) is the state-funded national broadcaster in Greece. The Greek government summarily suspended ERT with immediate effect last night, suspending all 2,500 employees (and an additional 250 freelancers) without pay.

ERT buildings have been occupied by the former state employees who are continuing to produce programmes for broadcast, which are being released through internet feeds and some Spanish television stations.

A petition has been started by AVAAZ at http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_the_shutdown_of_P...reece read full story / add a comment
Tehran Elections 2009 Protests (creative commons)
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 12, 2013 00:00 by Eamonn Sheehy   text 4 comments (last - wednesday june 12, 2013 14:31)   image 6 images
Forough (not her real name), an Iranian woman, speaks of her experiences during 2009's crackdown on peaceful post-election protests.
As the 2013 presidential elections take place, what is happening in Iran today? read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / press release Saturday June 08, 2013 20:32 by 1916 society Dublin   text 1 comment (last - sunday june 09, 2013 15:47)
Séan Hueston 1916 society Dublin statement: read full story / add a comment
armagh / rights and freedoms / press release Friday June 07, 2013 11:34 by Turing
Community resolve forces Orange retreat
06/06/13

Plans by the Orange Order to hold a controversial “prayer meeting” in a public park surrounded by nationalist homes in Portadown have been abandoned following a successful campaign by the local community. The park is located between the nationalist Obins Street and Garvaghy Road areas of the town from which Orange marches have been prohibited entering for many years.

Orange marches through Obins Street have been banned since 1986 and, in 1998, marches were also banned from the Garvaghy Road. Those marches led to virtual curfews being placed on the local community, resulted in widespread resistance, and ultimately led to the murders of at least twelve people by unionist paramilitaries.

In May, the unionist-dominated Craigavon Council granted permission for the Orange Order to hold a “prayer meeting” which was due to take place this Saturday evening (June 8th). Nationalists were only too aware of how the Orange Order abused a church service at Drumcree to wreak violence against the minority community in Portadown. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday June 05, 2013 10:54 by Turing
On our way home we needed to cross a street on which there were some police. We approached them very carefully making it clear that we were not protesters. As soon as they saw us they grabbed us very forcefully and pushed us against a wall. We explained who we were and what we were trying to do but they proceeded to treat us very badly. My student - a Turkish citizen - was pushed on the ground and beaten around his stomach and buttocks with batons. They then told him they were not interested in him and kicked him to the other side of the street where he was able to escape. However, they held my friend, a Canadian national with Chinese origins, and myself. I was initially pushed to the ground and beaten very severely around the legs for ' what I was doing'. We were then marched around the centre of Izmir for a further 2 hours as the police decided what to do with us - constantly pushing us and harassing us - along with a number of Turkish people that they had taken into custody. Eventually we got away by being friendly to one police officer who suddenly said ' just disappear up this street'. At that stage the police (including very ferocious riot police who had orıginaly detained and beaten us) were escorting probably over a hundred Turkish citizens to some unknown destination.
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