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international / rights and freedoms / news report Sunday February 23, 2014 22:53 by Fracking watch
Attention Globalfrackdown family Here is the last news from Zurawlow, Poland, please forward it, also to all the journalists you know directly: Call for the direct support of in Zurawlow, Poland: Chevron plans to stop the protest by force on Monday February 24. The farmers have stood their ground for nearly 300 days! PROTEST SUPPORTERS AND VIDEO MAKERS ARE NEEDED! After almost 300 days, the longest in the history of post-war Polish protest of residents and inhabitants of ?urawlow and other villages of the municipalitiy of Grabowiec need our support. On Monday February 24, against the law and without official permits, the company Chevron plans to step in with heavy equipment onto the concession's Grabowiec leased plot. As usually practiced in such cases, a security company should give a support. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday February 11, 2014 01:10 by Justin Morahan   text 3 comments (last - saturday february 15, 2014 23:17)
Mairead Maguire has called on Pakistani Prime Minister to release Kareem Khan, whom she describes as a man of peace read full story / add a comment
End Impunity
international / rights and freedoms / news report Monday February 03, 2014 11:51 by brionOcleirigh   image 1 image   video 2 video files
More than 5,000 March on Bloody Sunday Anniversary

A crowd of more than 5 thousand people took part in the 42nd anniversary march of Bloody Sunday in Derry, where 14 people were shot dead and murdered by the British Army, on a civil rights march. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday February 01, 2014 05:18 by Citizens Action Party (Akbayan)   image 1 image
Akbayan Party today said it welcomes with high hopes the signing of the last annex to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Aquino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
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Dirty War of Shannon Airport
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday January 30, 2014 11:48 by brian clarke   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 26, 2014 10:08)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
DIRTY WAR an Award-Winning Documentary Video - Full Film of Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill tracks tracking down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars out of Shannon Airport Ireland. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Tuesday January 28, 2014 14:49 by Hares Boys
Five Palestinian teenagers are facing life imprisonment for a crime that never happened. A settler car accident labels them as "terrorists". Fight for justice for the Hares Boys! read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 28, 2014 00:45 by Anthony Ravlich
The UN by crossing a line to authoritarianism and creating ‘neoliberal absolutism’ means the Rule of Law they promote is not based on reason but rather elite interests. read full story / add a comment
Sorcha Fox with the 'Free Private Manning' banner over the A40 in Pembrokeshire
international / rights and freedoms / news report Friday January 17, 2014 21:26 by WISE Up Wales   text 2 comments (last - friday january 24, 2014 10:18)   image 6 images   video 1 video file
Why should the Irish in particular care about Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning and want to offer their ongoing support and solidarity as she begins a 35 year jail term in a US military prison?

For one, Manning has Irish roots on both sides of the family. Maternal grandfather Billy Fox was from Rathmines, Dublin and two paternal great-grandparents - both Mannings - were also Irish, from county Cork. An Irish grandfather gives Chelsea the right to claim Irish citizenship and an Irish passport if she so wishes.

For another, Manning passed through Shannon Airport as a US military intelligence analyst en route to Iraq. We have been reminded this week about the ongoing US military use of Shannon (troops, weaponry, rendition flights etc.) by the jailing of 79 year old Margaretta d'Arcy in connection with her protest against these abominations.

What's more, we know something about the impact of resistance at Shannon on both US and Irish governments thanks to US diplomatic cables released by Manning and published by WikiLeaks. One classified cable reveals how negative public perception of Shannon as a warport in the wake of the Pitstop Ploughshares acquittals led to the Irish government placing more restrictions on its military use and how this was forcing the US to reconsider its position. Then US Ambassador to Dublin, James Kenny, wrote: "we would appreciate Washington’s judgment as to whether the process of notification of almost everything of a military nature (including by contract carriers) through Shannon is becoming too difficult to make the airport a preferred transit stop."
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Martin Corey Political Internee British Occupied Ireland
international / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday January 16, 2014 12:17 by Brion O'Cleirigh   image 1 image
Martin Corey a politically interned republican prisoner of conscience
has been released on the condition, that he cannot speak to media, The Release Martin Corey Campaign has confirmed and welcomed his release with the following statement,. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 14, 2014 07:52 by Anthony Ravlich
Noam Chomsky's response to UN's 'Global Crime Against Humanity' which is described in my recent article, 'A Great World can be achieved by Great States ensuring global ethical human rights'. It also contains my reply. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights and freedoms / press release Monday January 13, 2014 16:27 by Eddie   image 1 image
St Patricks Day Festival would like to do a call out to the LGBT community to take part in the 2014 parade.

After the hugely successful 2013, City Fusion (St Patrick Day Parade) would be delighted if members of the LGBT community would join us again for the project in 2014. It‚s important for us to include new groups in the pageant, to foster new partnerships and engage with the LGBT community in a wider way after the great work from last years groups Dublin Pride and BelongTo in 2013. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Saturday January 11, 2014 17:59 by Justin Morahan   text 5 comments (last - sunday january 12, 2014 15:59)   image 3 images
Two outside the Embassy. Letter refused. !5 hunger strikers being force fed but US military has stopped disclosing information about the hunger strikes since December last "as it serves no operational purpose" read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday January 10, 2014 14:53 by Basque Solidarity   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 11, 2014 02:14)   image 1 image
While I´m writing these words they are arresting my brother. Again, yes. Now he is 40 and it looks like his crime is to building bridges between the political prisoners and the social collectives. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 08, 2014 20:09 by Anthony Ravlich   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 12, 2014 21:43)
Describes what I see as the UN’s gross neglect of duty re UN Charter (in my opinion, a ‘global crime against humanity’) to uphold UDHR. Also I consider greater political and national unity is planned to execute a ‘near absolute’ control in States.
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international / rights and freedoms / press release Sunday January 05, 2014 05:11 by Jose Maria Sison   text 18 comments (last - tuesday january 14, 2014 18:22)   image 4 images
Message to Comrade Kim Jong Un, DPRK & Korean People on 100th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday January 04, 2014 01:02 by Anthony ravlich
The global financial crisis of 2009, which affected the West far more than other regions, was, in my view, a consequence of a UN decision on 10 December 2008. In my view, it was a deliberate decision at the UN that the West would go into 'permanent' decline. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday January 02, 2014 11:27 by Free Burma Coalition-Philippines   image 1 image
Manila, Philippines – One hundred (100) solidarity activists belonging to the Free Burma Coalition – Philippines (FBCP) today held a symbolic action in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to press for Burmese people’s demands in the second day of Burmese President Thein Sein’s visit to the Philippines.
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international / rights and freedoms / press release Friday December 20, 2013 06:02 by Socialist International (SI)   text 7 comments (last - tuesday january 07, 2014 13:05)   image 3 images
The Socialist International is deeply moved by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the man who, representing the struggle for freedom of an entire nation, became a symbol for justice, reconciliation and peace for the entire world.
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday December 18, 2013 19:42 by Justin Morahan   text 7 comments (last - saturday december 28, 2013 23:13)
The Arctic 30 who have been under threat of serving long sentences in Russia for their actions to prevent Arctic oil drilling, have been granted an amnesty by the Russian Parliament. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 11, 2013 12:32 by Crazy Cat   text 2 comments (last - saturday december 14, 2013 00:57)
Yesterday the French Senat passed article 13 of the 2014-2019 French Defense Bill , an attack on freedom and fundamental rights.
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