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Water Charges Demonstrations Nationwide on 1st November 2014



The Right2Water campaign have announced details of local events planned for Saturday November 1st to highlight public opposition to planned water charges.

Over 80 different events are planned in a range of locations from Bandon to Wicklow, and a full list of events, venues and times is available HERE

Over 100,000 people came out on the streets of Dublin on October 11th to assert their Right2Water. Now, local communities have arranged their own events this coming Saturday (November 1st), with the result that nearly 50 local events will be taking place around the country.

If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday Nov 1st



EVENT LOCATIONS:

Carlow Town, Cavan Town, Clare (Ennis & Shannon), Cork (Bandon, Clonakility, Cork City, Fermoy, Mallow, Youghal), Donegal (Ballyshannon, Letterkenny, Lifford), Dublin (Artane, Ballyfermot, Blanchardstown, Cabra(x2), Clondalkin, Coolock, Crumlin, Donaghmede/Kilbarrack, Donnybrook, Donnycarney, Drimnagh, Dun Laoghaire, Dundrum/Ballinteer, Finglas, Greenhills, Harolds Cross, Lucan, North Inner City, Pearse St, Rialto, Ringsend, Stoneybatter, Tallaght, Walkinstown, York St, Swords), Galway City, Kerry Tralee, Kildare (Athy, Celbridge, Leixlip, Maynooth, Naas, Newbridge), Kilkenny, Laois (Portarlington, Laois County Hall) Letrim Carrick-on-Shannon, Limerick City x4, Louth (Drogheda, Dundalk), Meath (Navan, Kells, Ashbourne, Duleek), Mayo (Ballina, Castlebar), Monaghan Town, Offaly (Birr, Edenderry, Tullamore) Roscommon (Boyle, Roscommon Town), Sligo Town, Tipperary (Carrick-on-suir, Cashel, Nenagh, Roscrea, Tipperary Town), Waterford (Portlaw, Waterford City), Westmeath (Athlone, Mullingar), Wexford (Enniscorthy, Gorey, New Ross, Wexford Town), Wicklow (Blessington, Bray, Greystones, Wicklow Town, Arklow)

LINKS:

Right2Water Nov. 1st indymedia event notice:
https://www.indymedia.ie/article/105086

Right2Water webpage listing time and place of all demonstrations Nationwide:
List of all demonstrations nationwide on Nov. 1st 2014
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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200+ on the autonomous antifascist march
international / rights and freedoms / press release Sunday June 02, 2013 20:38 by Turing   image 3 images
The horrific incident in Woolwich in the last week has led to a massive spike in fascist activity throughout the country. Yet again London came under threat from the activities of far right extremists looking to politically exploit the murder of Lee Rigby. This time it was the BNP who before the day of their planned march were denied their initial route in South London. This was due from the considerable threat of disorder that might have ensued if the police allowed fascists to march to Lewisham.

So like before we teamed up with the new comrades from the south London antifascist group and mobilised again to get more of an autonomous crowd out to oppose the fascists. Around 200 met at the imperial war museum in Kennington, south of the river. A minimal police presence joined us, along with the usual police surveillance teams. After setting off as a bloc, led by a Lambeth Unison banner, we took the road and marched towards Westminster. As we approached Westminster bridge people in their cars started sounding their horns in support, with several busses coming past us on the other side of the road doing the same, one driver giving us a fist salut! Nice! It definitely felt a lot lot different than last Monday when the EDL were in town. read full story / add a comment
Martin Corey
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday June 02, 2013 00:33 by Brian Clarke   text 13 comments (last - thursday june 06, 2013 10:00)   image 6 images   video 3 video files
In the wake of the internment of Marian Price, which I believe over the last two years, can generally be agreed, to have been a form of internment because it lacked a proper, transparent trial, in a timely manner. I also believe it can be generally agreed by reasonable informed people, to have been a major setback, to what is known as the peace process in Ireland. I personally have neither been a proponent of this process or have believed it will achieve traditional Irish republican aspirations but I accept very reluctantly, it is a reality, delivered by a leadership with elements of competency, without wholesale fratricidal, blood letting. read full story / add a comment
Colm and Justin outside US Embasy
dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Saturday June 01, 2013 21:43 by Justin Morahan   text 6 comments (last - tuesday july 09, 2013 21:33)   image 1 image
Colm Roddy and I staged a small protest supporting whistleblower Bradley Manning at the US Embassy today

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international / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday May 30, 2013 13:12 by Sangreel   text 44 comments (last - sunday june 02, 2013 15:52)   image 7 images   video 1 video file
100,000 christians die for faith every year: From the vatican

In todays world too read such a thing, to have it stated by the Vatican is very disturbing. I have sent a letter to Monsignor Silvano Maria Tomasi asking for more data. We talk a lot about Muslims and their rights and treatment, but I ask all of you, What about the Christians??? Please read the link and comment. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday May 30, 2013 10:29 by Laura Duffy
Michael Campbell is an Irish political prisoner currently detained in Lithuania in conditions that breach his Human Rights read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Wednesday May 29, 2013 15:31 by Turing
Dear Friends,

We are writing to you in these most difficult and challenging times as regards BNP's
planned march from Woolwich to Lewisham Islamic Centre on Saturday, 1 June 2013.
As you will be aware, the aim and purpose of the march to conclude in our Borough
and outside our Centre is to create discord, division and disunity amongst the
people of the of this great Borough. This is not just an attack on Islam, it is an
attack on community cohesion, diversity and everything we all stand for. We are one
Borough and we are the majority and we must not allow these fringe expressions of
hatred incited by groups such as the BNP and EDL start to flourish on our doorstep. read full story / add a comment
Free Spirit Marian Price
international / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday May 28, 2013 07:34 by Brian Clarke   text 10 comments (last - sunday june 23, 2013 15:35)   image 4 images   video 2 video files
Interned Irish republican Marian Price will learn this week if she will be be freed after more than two years' imprisonment according to the Parole Commission which will make an announcement by Thursday. The british SS (secret services) say she no longer represents "a security threat". Marian is seriously ill in a Belfast City Hospital suffering from severe depression and respiratory problems.
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national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday May 24, 2013 07:59 by M. 0’ hAnluain   text 6 comments (last - monday may 27, 2013 09:41)   video 1 video file
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” (Abraham Lincoln)
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday May 23, 2013 08:46 by Ciaron   text 4 comments (last - tuesday may 28, 2013 08:54)
Last week, we made our way to the book launch of Dirty Wars - the world is a battlefield" by former New York Catholic Worker now celebrated investigatory journalist Jeremy Scahill http://dirtywars.org/jeremy-scahill

Jeremy gave an excellent speech naming Guantanamo as the most visible point of a massive iceberg of a U.S. policy of torture and assassination. So if Obama closes Guantanamo and escalates his assassination program while maintaining other black site torture chambers http://tinyurl.com/ap9ayy7 we will know our work is far from over. read full story / add a comment
Price of In Justice
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday May 18, 2013 06:40 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
A commoner in British Occupied Ireland, can be designated a “terrorist” on the secret, unaccountable dictat of the unelected British Viceroyal Villiers, without notice and without a trial. Under CMPs(Closed Material Procedures) any Irish person may be jailed, simply on vaguely-defined, highly paid “material support,” against any person or group, labeled by the Viceroyal as “terrorist.” Any political dissent, such as wearing green, as in a recent incident, or singing a 'Celtic Song', or holding a piece of paper at an Easter ceremony, can be labeled as “terrorism” or “material support for terrorism,”
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international / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday May 16, 2013 22:04 by Solidarity with the Basque Country   text 1 comment (last - wednesday may 22, 2013 15:15)   image 1 image
On the 26 of May the Spanish Supreme Cout will analize the sentence against four youths. In that situation, and with last news about Urtza Alkorta's imprisonment, Eleak movement has made a call to create a new Herri Harresia (Human Wall). read full story / add a comment
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national / rights and freedoms / news report Monday May 13, 2013 01:38 by IPSC   image 1 image
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to present a speaking tour featuring Palestinian activist, farmer and former political prisoner Mousa Abu Maria. Mousa will visit Belfast (Mon 13 May), Cork (Wed 15 May), Limerick (Thur 16 May) and Dublin (Fri 17 May), and be speaking on the topic of ‘The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe’, to commemorate Nakba Week. The full itinerary is below: read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday May 12, 2013 22:15 by M. 0’ hAnluain   text 6 comments (last - wednesday may 15, 2013 16:15)   image 3 images
Throughout my time taking an interest in Mr. McKevitt’s case, I uncovered some very distasteful information. The detail included that some of his former comrades had covertly assisted in the slanderous media campaign against him and the entire family including his wife Bernadette. The most prominent of those who gave assistance and misleading information was a former Sinn Fein publicity director, which shocked me greatly. Many creditable journalists will to this day verify my claim. Neither should it be overlooked that the McKevitts were singled out as the most prominent opponents of the Good Friday Agreement and for that very reason, perhaps those individuals felt justified in assisting in the vilification campaign against them

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