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national / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday June 27, 2013 14:56 by Séan Heuston 1916 society Dublin 2 comments (last - sunday june 30, 2013 18:24)
Séan Heuston 1916 society Dublin June statement read full story / add a comment
Many Americans, of Christian ancestry, were taught their (supposedly their) Judeo-Christian “God” (Anglo-Saxon term for Yahweh) knows all because he sees all. Yet if we put these powers into political terms and context—then these capacities are not much different from the current National Security Administration’s “Operation Prism” that has vast potential to know all about Americans and apparently the entire world of personal communications, as recently revealed by Glen Greenwald’s stories in British daily The Guardian. Thus we learn our Leviathan State can know everything and anything about anyone. By analyzing religion through a lens of political philosophy we can see the psychology of Judeo-Christian Yahweh’s exclusivity to power, as in “he” (anthropomorphized) holds all the cards, is thus the exemplar religious model for a political state of Monarchy (and privileges to a more or less self-select court elite).
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mayo / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday June 20, 2013 02:07 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 7 comments (last - wednesday june 26, 2013 13:26) 1 image 1 video file
For immediate release
Issued by Rossport Solidarity Camp
20/06/13 read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 18, 2013 14:00 by Damion Greham 24 comments (last - thursday august 22, 2013 23:48)
I answered an advertisement in the Evening Herald and went for lessons in the Airport School of Motoring. I paid approximately £6,000 in fees and was told that I would have a job when I passed my tests. I complied with all details asked of me and five years on ...... I AM STILL WAITING read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday June 15, 2013 17:03 by brionOcleirigh 11 comments (last - monday june 24, 2013 05:38) 8 images 7 video files
Imagine if you will, being taken from your home, without a reason or charge, by paramilitary police, who regularly collude in the murder of lawyers and journalists. You are then imprisoned for three years, without being told, how long you will remain kidnapped, by these scum state thugs.
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 12, 2013 23:35 by T 44 comments (last - sunday november 03, 2013 00:19) 1 video file
The recent ongoing breaking news from the Guardian reporting on the NSA files leaked by whistle blower Edward Snowden documenting the surveillance state has become a major news story. This article tries to give some background and context to these events.
It has been known for some time that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has dramatically increased it's spying on Americans. Traditionally their remit was to spy on foreigners and in that respect every other country was fair game and still is. Back in the mid 1990s Nicky Hagar (from New Zealand) exposed their Global Surveillance network -known as Echelon - giving the first hints came through of the vast network of the NSA listening stations worldwide and the technology at its disposal and the scale of intercepts. Then in 2000 Interception Capabilities 2000 report to the EU extended this further explaining how phone calls and data transmitted by satellite were sucked up spy satellites and ground based listening stations and submarine taps on cables. The report hinted how the capability existed to tap into the high capacity fiber optic transmission cables which by that time were carrying far more traffic than satellite based systems. This was followed by author James Bamford who wrote Body of Secrets which documented the history of the NSA up to that point and he described how the rapidly evolving global communication system and computer power was having a parallel effect within the intelligence intercept community. Since those early days the Internet exploded on the scene and data in the form of emails, webpages and other forms of data came to the fore and has transformed communications and media. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / press release Wednesday June 12, 2013 20:15 by Saoirse 2 comments (last - thursday june 13, 2013 00:41)
As an Irish Republican Alternative to the G8 Summit Republican Sinn Féin will be holding an Anti-Imperialist Forum in the Conway Mill on June 13, 14 and 15. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday June 12, 2013 15:19 by Stuart 8 comments (last - monday june 17, 2013 21:20) 2 images
The government of Greece has condemned "inefficiency, opacity and scandal", suspending its (profitable but critical) state broadcaster. ERT (Hellenic Radio-Television) is the state-funded national broadcaster in Greece. The Greek government summarily suspended ERT with immediate effect last night, suspending all 2,500 employees (and an additional 250 freelancers) without pay.
ERT buildings have been occupied by the former state employees who are continuing to produce programmes for broadcast, which are being released through internet feeds and some Spanish television stations.
A petition has been started by AVAAZ at http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_the_shutdown_of_P...reece read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 12, 2013 00:00 by Eamonn Sheehy 4 comments (last - wednesday june 12, 2013 14:31) 6 images
Forough (not her real name), an Iranian woman, speaks of her experiences during 2009's crackdown on peaceful post-election protests.
As the 2013 presidential elections take place, what is happening in Iran today? read full story / add a comment
Séan Hueston Republican society Dublin offer condolence's to O'Bradaigh family and codemn heavy handed Gardaì brutality at funeral.
national / rights and freedoms / press release Saturday June 08, 2013 20:32 by 1916 society Dublin 1 comment (last - sunday june 09, 2013 15:47)
Séan Hueston 1916 society Dublin statement: read full story / add a comment
Community resolve forces Orange retreat
Plans by the Orange Order to hold a controversial “prayer meeting” in a public park surrounded by nationalist homes in Portadown have been abandoned following a successful campaign by the local community. The park is located between the nationalist Obins Street and Garvaghy Road areas of the town from which Orange marches have been prohibited entering for many years.
Orange marches through Obins Street have been banned since 1986 and, in 1998, marches were also banned from the Garvaghy Road. Those marches led to virtual curfews being placed on the local community, resulted in widespread resistance, and ultimately led to the murders of at least twelve people by unionist paramilitaries.
In May, the unionist-dominated Craigavon Council granted permission for the Orange Order to hold a “prayer meeting” which was due to take place this Saturday evening (June 8th). Nationalists were only too aware of how the Orange Order abused a church service at Drumcree to wreak violence against the minority community in Portadown. read full story / add a comment
On our way home we needed to cross a street on which there were some police. We approached them very carefully making it clear that we were not protesters. As soon as they saw us they grabbed us very forcefully and pushed us against a wall. We explained who we were and what we were trying to do but they proceeded to treat us very badly. My student - a Turkish citizen - was pushed on the ground and beaten around his stomach and buttocks with batons. They then told him they were not interested in him and kicked him to the other side of the street where he was able to escape. However, they held my friend, a Canadian national with Chinese origins, and myself. I was initially pushed to the ground and beaten very severely around the legs for ' what I was doing'. We were then marched around the centre of Izmir for a further 2 hours as the police decided what to do with us - constantly pushing us and harassing us - along with a number of Turkish people that they had taken into custody. Eventually we got away by being friendly to one police officer who suddenly said ' just disappear up this street'. At that stage the police (including very ferocious riot police who had orıginaly detained and beaten us) were escorting probably over a hundred Turkish citizens to some unknown destination.
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday June 04, 2013 01:13 by Babel 10 comments (last - wednesday june 26, 2013 20:36) 14 images
The horrific incident in Woolwich in the last week has led to a massive spike in fascist activity throughout the country. Yet again London came under threat from the activities of far right extremists looking to politically exploit the murder of Lee Rigby. This time it was the BNP who before the day of their planned march were denied their initial route in South London. This was due from the considerable threat of disorder that might have ensued if the police allowed fascists to march to Lewisham.
So like before we teamed up with the new comrades from the south London antifascist group and mobilised again to get more of an autonomous crowd out to oppose the fascists. Around 200 met at the imperial war museum in Kennington, south of the river. A minimal police presence joined us, along with the usual police surveillance teams. After setting off as a bloc, led by a Lambeth Unison banner, we took the road and marched towards Westminster. As we approached Westminster bridge people in their cars started sounding their horns in support, with several busses coming past us on the other side of the road doing the same, one driver giving us a fist salut! Nice! It definitely felt a lot lot different than last Monday when the EDL were in town. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday June 02, 2013 00:33 by Brian Clarke 14 comments (last - thursday june 06, 2013 10:00) 6 images 3 video files
In the wake of the internment of Marian Price, which I believe over the last two years, can generally be agreed, to have been a form of internment because it lacked a proper, transparent trial, in a timely manner. I also believe it can be generally agreed by reasonable informed people, to have been a major setback, to what is known as the peace process in Ireland. I personally have neither been a proponent of this process or have believed it will achieve traditional Irish republican aspirations but I accept very reluctantly, it is a reality, delivered by a leadership with elements of competency, without wholesale fratricidal, blood letting. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Saturday June 01, 2013 21:43 by Justin Morahan 6 comments (last - tuesday july 09, 2013 21:33) 1 image
Colm Roddy and I staged a small protest supporting whistleblower Bradley Manning at the US Embassy today
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday May 30, 2013 13:12 by Sangreel 44 comments (last - sunday june 02, 2013 15:52) 7 images 1 video file
100,000 christians die for faith every year: From the vatican
In todays world too read such a thing, to have it stated by the Vatican is very disturbing. I have sent a letter to Monsignor Silvano Maria Tomasi asking for more data. We talk a lot about Muslims and their rights and treatment, but I ask all of you, What about the Christians??? Please read the link and comment. read full story / add a comment
Michael Campbell is an Irish political prisoner currently detained in Lithuania in conditions that breach his Human Rights read full story / add a comment
We are writing to you in these most difficult and challenging times as regards BNP's
planned march from Woolwich to Lewisham Islamic Centre on Saturday, 1 June 2013.
As you will be aware, the aim and purpose of the march to conclude in our Borough
and outside our Centre is to create discord, division and disunity amongst the
people of the of this great Borough. This is not just an attack on Islam, it is an
attack on community cohesion, diversity and everything we all stand for. We are one
Borough and we are the majority and we must not allow these fringe expressions of
hatred incited by groups such as the BNP and EDL start to flourish on our doorstep. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday May 28, 2013 07:34 by Brian Clarke 10 comments (last - sunday june 23, 2013 15:35) 4 images 2 video files
Interned Irish republican Marian Price will learn this week if she will be be freed after more than two years' imprisonment according to the Parole Commission which will make an announcement by Thursday. The british SS (secret services) say she no longer represents "a security threat". Marian is seriously ill in a Belfast City Hospital suffering from severe depression and respiratory problems.
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