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Do as I say, not as I? 19:23 Thu May 23, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
1913 Event ? NCAD 15:26 Thu May 23, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
CPOI Statement 14:45 Thu May 23, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
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Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
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In God?s Country 00:39 Mon May 13, 2013
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The Indo: Think I Know The Choice I?d Make.. 17:22 Thu May 09, 2013
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Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
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Ode To The Minister For State Security Thu May 23, 2013 10:09 | Kevin Higgins
Yes, Say it Again: Ireland IS a Tax Haven and it?s Worked Hard to Be That Way Wed May 22, 2013 18:13 | Donagh Brennan
Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles... Wed May 22, 2013 13:32 | Irish Left Review
Progressive Film Club Fundraiser with Ken Loach Tue May 21, 2013 13:56 | Irish Left Review
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
A shot at bias in the media
Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14
Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04
The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48
The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47
The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
international / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday January 24, 2013 15:00 by BrianClarke 20 comments (last - saturday february 23, 2013 08:43) 10 images 2 video files
Dolours Price has been found dead at her home in Dublin.
The 62-year-old mother-of-two was found at her home in Malahide last night, sources said.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious. A postmortem is due to take place on her body at the Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown later today.
Ms Price and her 58-year-old sister Marian, who has been politcally interned in British Occupied Ireland since 2011 were on hunger strike for over 200 days,being force-fed by the British for 167 of them read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday January 23, 2013 13:27 by Anti-fascist 3 comments (last - wednesday january 23, 2013 14:00) 15 images
As fascism and racist attacks continue to grow in Greece and with the rising popularity of Golden Dawn, the physical presence of organised fascists on the streets of Greece has increased. Greek anti-fascists are ramping up their presence on the streets of Athens and other cities and are confronting the threat of Golden Dawn while defending minorities groups.
Over 100 people turned out at the Greek embassy in Dublin to support Greek anti-fascists, while solidarity demonstrations also took place in Cork and Derry. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 22, 2013 21:47 by Spade Speaks 12 comments (last - saturday february 02, 2013 11:16) 1 audio file
Few things are more dangerous to a nation’s citizenry than when its leaders decide to turn on their own or selected groupings of their own people (and Jewish people should especially understand this). Tyrannical governments should be feared far more than various types of weapons—especially when tyrants have no or few restrictions on their own selection of weapons. The progressive idea of the 2nd Amendment was the notion that common people can have the right to defend themselves against tyrannical governments (including and especially when their own choose to turn on them—which has happened all throughout history). THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND ITS CURRENT DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL DOES NOT WARRANT TRUST ENOUGH FOR THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY TO HANDOVER GUNS TO THIS CORRUPTED STATUS QUO.
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Alliance Party MP and RTE's John Bowman expose Eoghan Harris distortion of Belfast flag vote and his role in Mary McAleese election
national / rights and freedoms / news report Sunday January 20, 2013 22:49 by Tom Cooper 3 comments (last - saturday january 26, 2013 11:39) 6 images 3 video files 1 attached file
Harris announced on 13 January that he, like the Sunday Independent paper edited by Anne (formerly Mrs) Harris, has been ‘silent’ on loyalist flag riots in the North of Ireland. The riots started out as an attack on the moderate unionist Alliance Party. Alliance brokered a compromise on Belfast City Council that permitted flying the Union Jack flag on 18 ‘designated’ days per year. The SDLP and Sinn Fein plan had been for either a shared no-flag space in the council or for parity of esteem by flying the Irish Tricolour with the Union Jack. Unionists don't do compromise.
The DUP and UUP, egged on by the unionist Newsletter, put out 40,000 leaflets attacking Alliance MP Naomi Long and her party generally. Long took DUP leader Peter Robinson’s seat at the last British general election. A sore point. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Saturday January 19, 2013 12:32 by Right to Know Right Now Coalition 1 image
Still enough time for FOI – if House leadership supports it. With only nine session days remaining before Congress adjourns for a long election break, members of the Right to Know Right Now Coalition are reminding members of Congress that they still have enough time to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill even without the prodding of Malacanang. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Friday January 18, 2013 03:48 by BrianClarke 1 comment (last - sunday january 20, 2013 11:13) 2 images 1 video file
Miscarriage of Justice victim Gerry Conlon depicted in the film with this article, has spoken out in support of Marian Price. Marian has been politically interned without trial since May 2011, after the then Viceroyal for British Occupied Ireland, Owen Paterson, revoked a non existing prison release licence, after a Royal pardon was either mislaid or shredded by the British. read full story / add a comment
The latest loyalist sectarian attack on the people of the Short Strand illustrates the unchanging reality of life for large sections nationalist community in Belfast and throughout occupied Six Counties. Once again it is the nationalist people who must bear the brunt of loyalist mobs who have unleashed in order to further the political agenda of the unionist political establishment. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 15, 2013 15:55 by Comyn 21 comments (last - friday may 17, 2013 16:38)
Dublin 1913 to Dublin 2013
What have we learned? What changes can be made?
Dublin 1913: It was before World War I, Ireland had negotiated a form of Home Rule/self government but there was inequality with extremes in wealth and poverty, nationalism and British Rule created the environment for dissent and rebellion. James Larkin "Big Jim" represented the low skilled workers and William Martin Murphy, a Catholic businessman represented the newly forming middle class. William Martin Murphy owned the Irish Independent newspaper, and the Dublin United Tramway Company and was making inroads against the power of the former elites.
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 08, 2013 18:16 by Emilio José Lemos de Lima 3 images
In Brazil we have a history of abuse and arbitrariness: from the most vile censorship, like that practiced during the "military dictatorship*", even dishonest and virulent attacks carried out by sectors of the press, against institutions, citizens and even banks.
It is controversial the relationship between freedom of expression and the degree of development of societies.
Many seek to justify the repressive character of the current regimes as a price that must be paid for achieving progress.
Throughout history, however, people fought and died for the right to speak, to question, to publish.
It is no coincidence that in many countries today, people debate legislation on the subject. This is the case of our neighboring republic, Argentina, to name just one instance.
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday January 06, 2013 04:15 by BrianClarke 2 comments (last - monday january 07, 2013 00:00) 2 images 1 video file
Fears are growing in Dublin, that the British will again bomb the city, under the cover of loyalism, as Belfast loyalists are threatening to come south, after a third night of loyalist rioting in Belfast, with gunshots being fired in east Belfast yesterday. Three nights of rioting by the paramilitary UVF, escalated yesterday, with the help of British fascist from England. Tonight again saw attacks against both the PSNI police and residents of the nationalist Short Strand enclave been augmented by fascists and Nazis from England. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday January 05, 2013 14:32 by BrianClarke 1 comment (last - sunday january 06, 2013 10:23) 1 image
The political internment of Marian Price, is a clear a breach of Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights and of Article 5 of the Convention. The Convention protects the individual from being subject to torture including inhuman and degrading treatment Article 3 and also the right to liberty and security of the person Article 5. Those in detention are also protected by the United Nations Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners and in by common law doctrines and the rules of natural justice as developed the domestic courts read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday December 28, 2012 05:29 by Anthony Ravlich
The adoption of a human rights instrument by the UN General Assembly in Dec 2008 led to the Global Financial Crisis in 2009. Changes involving international human rights law strongly favored the poorer Developing Asia, incl China, over the West. However, in human rights 'the ends do not justify the means'. A Western rebellion could help ensure an ethical human rights 'bottom-line' for all States and therefore fair competition without exploitation. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday December 27, 2012 00:49 by BrianClarke 1 image
Police state measures reflect British current policy, in what is supposedly a peace process in British Occupied Ireland. Compromised civil liberties expanded secret service surveillance, eroded habeas corpus rights, formalized secret service tribunals, permitted psychological torture and internment without a transparent trial, all in the name of the terrorist narrative.
All of this continues while at the same time, the British Government itself is being exposed for its state terrorism of murdering human rights lawyers in British Occupied Ireland. Political prisoners like Marian Price and Martin Corey languish in Britain's gulag of human rights abuse and war crimes.
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Monday December 24, 2012 14:52 by Zionism=Nazism 2 comments (last - monday december 24, 2012 15:08) 1 image
Wikipedia defines "Law-Fare" as:
Lawfare is a recently coined word not yet appearing in the Oxford English Dictionary, a portmanteau of the words 'law' and 'warfare', said to describe a form of asymmetric warfare.
Lawfare is asserted by some to be the illegitimate use of domestic or international law with the intention of damaging an opponent, winning a public relations victory, financially crippling an opponent, or tying up the opponent's time so that they cannot pursue other ventures
It has recently become a staple in the Zio-Nazi attempts to stifle all criticism and any and all attempts to help Palestinians obtain their legal rights.
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday December 23, 2012 05:06 by BrianClarke 1 image 1 video file
The Ministry of Defence in London has just paid out £14 million in compensation to hundreds of Iraqis who were illegally detained and tortured by British forces during the five-year occupation of the south-east of the country, demonstrating the British have broken their promises and undertakings to the international community once again.
On the 18th January 1978, the Government of the Republic of Ireland brought an application against Britain, before the Commission of International Human Rights in Strasbourg (ii) that various interrogation practices--in particular the so-called 'five techniques', which included wall- standing, hooding and deprivation of sleep and food--and other practices to which suspects were subjected amounted to torture and inhuman or degrading treatment contrary to Article 3...The Commission unanimously found that the five techniques did constitute a practice of torture and that other practices amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Saturday December 22, 2012 15:31 by antifa nwe 1 comment (last - wednesday january 02, 2013 12:32)
Many groups, organisations and networks are coming together in Athens and call for an International day of action against Golden Dawn and the fascists in Greece.
"We call for international solidarity with participation in Athens demonstration on 19th of January and antifascist action around the world outside Greek embassies."
Part of the translated call out is below: read full story / add a comment
The New Year's statement for the Republican Movement, or Real Sinn Féin, to be distributed on New Year's Day. read full story / add a comment
We are pleased to let you know that Atheist Census is back online at www.atheistcensus.com! read full story / add a comment
It has been reported that President Chavez of Venezuela will be returning to Cuba immediately for more cancer treatment and he has acknowledged the seriousness of his health situation in a televised address, saying for the first time that if he suffers complications Vice President Nicolas Maduro should be elected as Venezuela's leader to continue his socialist movement.. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Monday December 03, 2012 10:39 by Justin Morahan 19 comments (last - saturday december 22, 2012 21:40) 1 image 2 video files
In a speech delivered in Belfast on 24 October 2012, Mairead Maguire declared that Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Premier, is a war criminal. She also criticised Obama's stance on Israel, and the media's lies; and she called for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel read full story / add a comment
Fri May 24, 2013 04:16 UK Indymedia Features
Anti-capitalists gear up for G8 protests Wed May 08, 2013 11:33 | Anti-capitalista | en
Rossport Solidarity Camp Week of Action 21st-30th June 2013 Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:45 | Rossport Solidarity Camp | en
Cuts Meeting at Birmingham Council House Blockaded Sat Mar 02, 2013 22:28 | IMC UK Features | en
Eileen House opened by Self-Organised London as new social space Sat Feb 23, 2013 08:01 | Self-Organised London | en
Secret City: Oxford Screening + Q+A Sun Feb 17, 2013 20:35 | AS | en