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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
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 19, 2013 20:46 by Anthony Ravlich
In many neoliberal States social class discrimination is hidden and 'class-blind' societies fostered. read full story / add a comment
Strip Search of Martin Corey
international / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday November 19, 2013 12:13 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Statement from Release Martin Corey Campaign

The Spotlight Programme screened on Tuesday, November 12 was, in part, concerned with the case of political internee Martin Corey. Ciaran Tracey, Journalist for the BBC, visited Martin in Maghaberry prison, Co Antrim and conducted an interview with him. During the course of this interview Martin stated that he believed that he was in jail because he refused to become an informer, he stated he had been approached prior to his incarceration and told that he should co-operate with the security forces or else he would find himself in jail. read full story / add a comment
Free the Arctic 30!
international / rights and freedoms / news report Saturday November 16, 2013 19:25 by Shelver   text 1 comment (last - sunday november 17, 2013 01:57)   image 3 images
About 25 people gathered today outside the Shell refinery construction site at Ballinaboy, Co Mayo, in a show of solidarity with 30 environmental activists who are currently imprisoned in Russia. The gathering was part of a global day of action to free the "Arctic 30" as they have become known worldwide since they were captured nearly two months ago while protesting against Gazprom and Shell moving an oil rig into the Arctic. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Saturday November 16, 2013 13:21 by wikileaks   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 19, 2013 12:02)
WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents. Significantly, the released text includes the negotiation positions and disagreements between all 12 prospective member states read full story / add a comment
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mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Friday November 15, 2013 13:09 by Rossport Solidarity Reporter   image 1 image   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
Judge Denis McLoughlin presided over yesterdays monthly sitting of Belmullet district court. Amongst the defendants were 5 people up on charges because of their opposition to the Shell Corrib gas project. Of the Shell related cases only one was heard, resulting in John Monaghan being convicted and fined E350 and disqualified from driving for one year. Of particular note in this case was that some of the evidence that was used to convict Mr Monaghan, came from Sgt Dermot Butler, who was one of the named Gardaí that a former Shell subcontractor claimed helped to transfer the alcohol that he delivered to Belmullet Garda station on behalf of Shell. Also of particular note was that one IRMS security guard also confirmed that IRMS had a practice of profiling certain members of the local community and other campaigners.

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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday November 14, 2013 18:24 by rebel
Here are some examples how secret service work, it can be useful to those who don’t have experience with them. Here are some examples how secret service work, it can be useful to those who don’t have experience with them. Of course, it has nothing with national security. In the West, they follow you on the basis of nationality, color of skin and religion. They make paranoia and create fears about immigrants in order to spread racism and justify repression (imprisoning and deportation) against immigrants.
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GULAG BRITAIN
international / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday November 05, 2013 06:26 by Brian Clarke   text 25 comments (last - wednesday november 13, 2013 10:27)   image 9 images   video 7 video files
On the 9th of July 2012, Judge Treacy ordered Martin Corey’s immediate release from political internment without trial, stating his human rights had been violated in British Occupied Ireland. This was overruled by the unelected English Viceroyal who ]ordered the internment of the Irishman, against whom there is no evidence of wrongdoing, that could possibly lead to charges in a court of law. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 30, 2013 17:57 by Anthony Ravlich
Global ethical human rights will give the Lost generation of Youth a future. It really is a macabre understanding of peace and human beings when it is seen that only absolute control to crush potential is the way to achieve peace. In fact, in my view, it creates slaves and dangerous States which are not held to account. read full story / add a comment
BLOOD
international / rights and freedoms / news report Friday October 25, 2013 22:12 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Lethal Allies a book on British Government Collusion in the sectarian murders of ordinary innocent Irish people in British Occupied Ireland is written by leading journalist Anne Callwallader and produced by the Pat Finucane centre focused on the ethnic cleansing of the Glenanne Gang which still operates in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday October 24, 2013 13:36 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 27, 2013 11:41)
Over the last couple of days we have witnessed massive media hysteria about the case of Maria, a young girl supposedly abducted by a Roma couple in Greece. DNA tests and Lombroso-style racial profiling [1] have come into action in a case that has stirred the irrational anxiety that feeds racism and bigotry. Beyond the fact that child abduction is a serious issue, the "whiteness" and "blondeness" of the alleged victim have been emphasised together with the "Roma" condition of the alleged culprits. Let us remember that this is taking place in Greece, a country where blatant racism (as expressed by Golden Dawn) is on the rise, so there are good reasons to be cautious about this whole case. read full story / add a comment
Murder of  Irish Peace Process
international / rights and freedoms / news report Friday October 18, 2013 08:02 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
THE ongoing internment of Martin Corey is an affront to his human rights and natural justice said former hunger striker Raymond McCartney MLA last Thursday after he met with the Viceroyal of British Occupied Ireland, Theresa Villiers, to discuss his continued internment. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday September 29, 2013 15:35 by Concerned   text 10 comments (last - monday october 21, 2013 06:19)
Whatever is wrong with the Irish people? read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday September 26, 2013 09:53 by Victor
To accurately meter liquids one must perform an after-installation test.

The meter’s calibration system should be checked after installation.
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national / rights and freedoms / press release Tuesday September 24, 2013 14:11 by B O'Neill   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 24, 2013 18:26)
We are running a campaign to encourage people to boycott certain newspapers on the grounds that they are not only anti-Republican but indeed anti -Irish in their political views. Independent Newspapers will be the focus of our attention this week. This company publishes the Irish Independent. Evening Herald, the so called Irish Daily Star and The Sunday World. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday September 24, 2013 12:42 by dave   text 6 comments (last - wednesday september 25, 2013 17:13)   video 1 video file
Joan burton minister for social protection has set up what has been called a new carrot and stick approach to the unemployed masses of ireland.

The carrot is not suffficient ,and either is the stick for that matter,the carrot being jobbridge,and the stick being that social welfare can withhold your welfare for up to 63 days,and having the powers to reduce your social welfare payment..As far as i can see there is no new thinking on how to approach those who have lost their jobs,or are not adequately qualified or experienced to take up jobs..
Jobridge has been uncovered as a scam,to bolster up employers staff without expense,and can re-hire more job bridge workers as they please.Where is the incentive to employ people,take on paid work when job bridge is in the way of that.What employer is going to pay people to work when job bridge is for free?
It is clear the government have not thought this through properly for whatever reason.

Below is an article on this issue by Tom Boland.
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Fine Gael's latest mobile misinformation
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday September 22, 2013 18:57 by nmn   image 2 images
Once again the grisly pundits are promoting their misinformed misinformation ... read full story / add a comment
Referendum will result in: The possibility of the reference of Bills to the people by the President will be removed from the Constitution
national / rights and freedoms / feature Friday September 20, 2013 16:14 by nmn   text 20 comments (last - wednesday november 27, 2013 23:12)   image 2 images
The coming referendum on the abolishment of Seanad Éireann would, if passed, remove the existing constitutional right of the President to refer proposed Bills to the people for a referendum. It would pass the initial responsibility of passing Bills into law onto the Dáil alone - a dangerous development, particularly where any ruling party might hold an overall majority. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday September 12, 2013 02:41 by Naoise   text 3 comments (last - friday september 20, 2013 13:50)   image 11 images
Following recent articles in both The Observer and The Sunday Times newspapers about Shell's use of a sub-contractor to deliver van loads of booze to Belmullet police station, a further delivery awaited Shell's cops yesterday morning as they went into the monthly Belmullet District Court session.

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AL QAEDA AIRFORCE OUT OF SHANNON IRELAND
international / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday September 11, 2013 11:44 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The following story by Pepe Escobar and the Protest Video at Shannon, explains the backdrop to the calls for Al Qaeda's Airforce to leave Shannon. Airport. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday September 04, 2013 08:42 by ags   text 2 comments (last - thursday september 05, 2013 19:59)   image 3 images
To Sue:
Sgt James Gill (retired) is threatening Pat “The Chief” O'Donnell with bankruptcy over the defamation case, in which Gill's former classmate, Judge Margaret Heneghan awarded him €33,000 plus legal costs. read full story / add a comment
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