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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
SS State Secret
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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At Glengad
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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dublin / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday March 21, 2013 20:26 by Jim L
The lecture entitled 'Solidarity and the Responsibility to Protect' will be chaired by RT's Bryan Dobson, and will explore the issues faced by human rights defenders and activists trying to make their independent voices heard among the competing agendas of state, media and corporate or political interests. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday March 20, 2013 15:52 by Justin Morahan
A hunger strike in the infamous Camp Delta in Guantanamo has been ongoing for over four weeks by a large number of prisoners who are protesting their mistreatment and abuse by US military authorities and the Obama administration’s refusal to repatriate prisoners who have been cleared for release. read full story / add a comment
Prisoner solidarity demonstration, Bilbao, January last year -- this year's was even bigger
international / rights and freedoms / news report Friday March 15, 2013 17:06 by Cormac Mac Gall   text 1 comment (last - saturday march 16, 2013 02:39)   image 3 images
Over six hundred political prisoners, along with thousands of relatives and friends, are subjected to systematic abuse of human rights within the Spanish and French states. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Tuesday March 12, 2013 10:00 by AIMS Ireland
This past weekend, as the nation celebrated International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, an Irish Maternity Hospital initiated an invasive procedure on a pregnant woman against her will. ‘Mother A’ was denied patient autonomy and the right to informed refusal when the drastic and unprecedented measure of an emergency High Court sitting was called in order to compel her to undergo a Caesarian section. The risk of uterine rupture was cited as one of the main reasons for the urgency in this case but this risk is widely reported as being 0.1% or 1/1000. This is what Dr. Michael Turner, Obstetrician at the Coombe Hospital has called: “exaggerated, professional scaremongering...and it must stop”. (VBAC Conference, 2012) read full story / add a comment
International Women's Day Queen of Ireland
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 06, 2013 08:32 by Brian Clarke   text 3 comments (last - saturday march 09, 2013 03:53)   image 4 images   video 3 video files
The time has come to elect a Queen of the Claddagh on International Women's Day . I propose Marian Price as our first Irish Republican Queen, who represents love, loyalty and honour. Who does not permit the perversion of the course of justice allowing Royal Prerogatives to be shredded by minions that usurp or pervert the law, with theft, wanton destruction and kidnap. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / press release Tuesday February 26, 2013 13:46 by AIMS Ireland
It has emerged that the HSE is about to take steps to further reduce maternity care choices for women in Ireland. New Guidelines to be introduced by the HSE, will spell the end of midwifery led care in Ireland because the HSE has not put in place the infrastructure to support the changes. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / press release Tuesday February 26, 2013 13:41 by AIMS Ireland and HBA Ireland
Abstract: There is an overwhelming failure to recognize human rights in birth in Ireland. In December 2011 the Fine Gael and Labour Government passed legislation, called The Nurses and Midwives Act, 2011, which governs the way midwives are insured to attend homebirth in Ireland. Midwives who make an individual assessment, that the mother and baby are safer birthing at home than in a hospital setting, desite falling outside generalized guidelines, are punishable by law with a €60,000 fine and/or a 10 year prision sentence. Women who make an informed decision, against the uninformed terms, are threatened with having their midwife barred from attending them in childbirth and having their baby taken into State custody at birth.

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