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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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dublin / rights and freedoms / press release Wednesday May 08, 2013 11:32 by dublin1916society
Formation of Dublin's first 1916 society read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday May 05, 2013 23:00 by Sudhama Ranganathan   text 1 comment (last - monday may 06, 2013 15:23)   image 1 image
The above title does not mean I understand her reasons for supporting DynCorp. In fact, it could just as easily be reworded to reflect a question I myself have regarding the strange reluctance of the State Department to act regarding a corporation that has participated in some of the most deplorable acts a corporation could – and we are talking big wealthy corporations here. Except, they do obviously favor the company in question, and support them. As one of the top three US defense contractors receiving money from the US government, DynCorp, has sunk to depths lower than drug dealers, slave traders, rapists or child abusers as they have done them all and more. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 01, 2013 05:00 by Anthony Ravlich
Includes a brief description of neoliberal absolutism and a plan for youth to fight for their individual rights in a globalized world requiring a global ethical human rights approach. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Monday April 29, 2013 23:30 by Diarmuid Breatnach   image 2 images
She has been sentenced to six years of prison for alleged membership of SEGI – the banned Basque pro-independence left youth organisation. According to the Spanish state, to be a member of SEGI is to be helping ETA, the armed Basque resistance group; however no “terrorist” action was proved against either Nahikari or her seven male co-sentenced, no possession of arms, no plans, maps – nothing like that. The evidence against them consisted of T-shirts, CDs and posters which indicated that they are pro-Basque independence and for socialism, in accordance with which they have been doing open political work for years. But according to the Spanish state, as in the infamous words of a previous harrier of pro-independence Basques, the 'liberal' judge Garzón: “everything is ETA”. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday April 27, 2013 07:52 by Brian Clarke   text 2 comments (last - saturday april 27, 2013 10:10)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
In his book "Born Free and Equal" : Ansel Adams documented life in internment camps, set up during the second world war for the Japanese. Internment of civilian nationals was also carried out in World War Two in Britain, where all Germans, Austrians over the age of 16 and some Italians, were called before special tribunals and divided into one of three groups: read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday April 25, 2013 17:39 by I. Greene
Latest update in relation to Michael McKevitt and the ongoing miscarriage of justice. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday April 18, 2013 00:12 by Brian Clarke   text 18 comments (last - thursday december 05, 2013 16:37)   image 3 images   video 2 video files
The human suffering in British Occupied Ireland, by elderly political internees like Marian Price and Martin Corey, is markedly similar to the political internment, introduced forty years ago by the British, which escalated from crisis to disaster, culminating in the deaths of 10 Irish hunger strikers.
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The War we Don't See
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 16, 2013 13:10 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
John Pilger is I believe, one of the few remaining ethical mainstream journalists, who reports accurately and truthfully. The elite currently own the Mainstream Stream Media, the Government and the Banking system. The proletarian 99% of "1984"continue to require but bread and circus. It seems like, it is probably all they will ever want while watching TV. The ruling elite or establishment worldwide know this, they have always known this. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Monday April 08, 2013 21:19 by Gale Vogel   text 26 comments (last - thursday may 29, 2014 13:59)
What is a day in the life of people living in Ireland today? If we're lucky we awake to the stress of travelling to work, breakfast and getting the children ready for school. What of those who do not have this luck? read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday April 07, 2013 12:58 by Maryam Namazie
The AP has revised its stylebook to no longer include the term Islamist. They explain why:
"Islamist” is frequently used as a label for conservative Islamic political movements, particularly Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood . It generally carries a negative connotation"

Has the AP thought that maybe it carries a negative connotation because fascistic movements – religious or otherwise – generally do?

The disgusting Council on American-Islamic Relations which has previously lobbied AP to drop the term because they say it ”has become shorthand for ‘Muslims we don’t like’” and “is currently used in an almost exclusively pejorative context” is elated: We believe this revision is a step in the right direction and will result in fewer negative generalizations in coverage of issues related to Islam and Muslims."

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international / rights and freedoms / news report Saturday April 06, 2013 13:29 by Akbayan   image 1 image
Akbayan Partylist today called on President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to "shake the military establishment" and "weed out the corrupt, murderers and traitors" among its ranks. The partylist group made the call after the Court of Appeals' decision to hold elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) accountable for the enforced disappearance of Jonas Burgos in 2007.
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mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday April 03, 2013 13:03 by RSC   text 1 comment (last - friday april 05, 2013 03:29)   image 6 images
On Good Friday the community opposing Shell's Corrib gas project in county Mayo held the 8th annual Good Friday walk to remember the campaigners in Nigeria who were murdered for opposing Shell's destruction of their homeland in 1995. read full story / add a comment
Secret Courts
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday March 31, 2013 14:01 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
British human rights group Amnesty International and legal charity Reprieve have condemned the British government's secret courts passed in the House of Lords as a “terrible day for British justice” read full story / add a comment
Secret Courts and Political Internment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Monday March 25, 2013 13:41 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Tory Minister Ken Clarke is this week accused of lying to parliament, with disinformation to confuse British legislators, a few days ahead of the Tory government's plan, to introduce secret courts, before a backdoor critical vote in the House of Lords, to rubber stamp internment, without a proper trial. Currently with the internment of veteran Irish republicans, Marian Price and Martin Corey, the British have been conducting once again experiments, with Irish guinea pigs and the resulting public reaction , once again, in the backwater police state laboratory, that is British Occupied Ireland.
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Southern Brazil
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday March 22, 2013 18:49 by Emilio José Lemos de Lima   image 3 images
The core of our proposal is the idea of adding value to agricultural production by conjugation with that of agro-industrial and industrial production, in order to increase farmers' income, the collection of taxes and return on investment of the national state, "deflating" major brazilian centers of all a well-known and extremely costly problem, from the perspective not only of public finances, but also from an emotional and humanitarian angle.
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national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday March 22, 2013 18:07 by Gale Vogel   text 7 comments (last - thursday may 16, 2013 16:14)
John and Louise are a Dublin couple who weep each evening in a cold house, their frustration ever growing. John is visibly angry but resigns to the fate that is meted by our leaders to comply with international dictate. We are being watched, pummelled and slowly destroyed. The busiest events are international job fairs. This is a synopsis of lives less than they should be. read full story / add a comment
Independent Guide
sligo / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday March 22, 2013 14:46 by Seamus Mc Goldrick   text 2 comments (last - friday march 22, 2013 15:43)   image 5 images
The Yes Vote in last year's Children's Rights Referendum began proceedings to change Children's Rights in Ireland. However, a legal challenge to the referendum has suspended the referendum process and, for now, prevents the Irish president signing this amendment into the constitution.

Ever wanted to know more about the Children's Rights Referendum and amendment 42a? Read on to find out.
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