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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday August 24, 2013 16:16 by Comyn   text 20 comments (last - wednesday june 04, 2014 16:22)
5 years into this economic recession, at last the legal profession may be finally drawing a definitive line in the sand, in other words a precedent, that will stop the strategic defaulters playing games with the banks and debtors to whom they owe money, and make them face up to their responsibilities in Ireland, rather than shirking their responsibilities to meet their debts in their own country where they have lived so lavishly during the 'good times'. These Mr and Mrs Bankrupts like the Mr and Mrs Tax Exiles need to step up to the plate. Honour is called for not cowardice. Up to now in the absence of the Insolvency legislation, there may have been some justification but not now. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday August 24, 2013 02:55 by Astrid Essed
Of course I am aware of the human rights violations by the Morsi regime, but since
I hold the opinion, that human rights have to respected under all circumstances,
regardless of the persons involved or the comitted/accused crime, I have written this
letter to General al Sisi, who by the way came into power in Egypt by a military coup. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Friday August 23, 2013 13:33 by Shay leon
Tomorrow, the 24th of August, 50 people will be roaming Grafton street.

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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday August 22, 2013 22:47 by Andy Archives
If Bradley Manning showed the U.S. Military’s indifference to arbitrary slaughter by U.S. personnel well that is how the Old Testament lays out the ground rules in the Middle East—it is NOT the Pentagon’s fault the New Testament had some other ideals that claimed all of mankind was part of God’s family. Still it seems apparent why there was so much adamant secrecy about sharing God’s State secrets—since it seems kind of obvious Eden was not the psychological paradise it was purported to have been by the propaganda powers-that-be back then. More importantly despite there being religious precepts too often leaders of countries do whatever they want irrespective of what legal or moral codes should apply—and this goes for both Israel and the United States—so maybe the the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is that leaders can act like arbitrary Gods while expecting their subjects to follow rules?
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Republican tried to walk away from Police, but was elbowed in the face and beaten on the ground.
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday August 22, 2013 11:44 by RNU PRO   text 4 comments (last - sunday august 25, 2013 10:59)   image 6 images
For generations the Mourne harbour town of Kilkeel has been a place where Catholics were largely expected to ‘know their place’.
Catholics in Kilkeel will tell you of a persistent underlying daily tension, of deliberately timed and calculated sectarian beatings (including upon women and priests) as well as a complete intolerance of all symbols regarded as Irish, Nationalist or Gaelic.
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday August 22, 2013 09:47 by Justin Morahan   text 7 comments (last - tuesday september 03, 2013 12:34)   image 6 images
Below is a letter to President Barack Obama on the occasion of a protest by Colm Roddy and me outside the US Embassy in Dublin, Wednesday 21 July before Whistleblower Bradley Manning was given a horrendous sentence for telling the truth. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday August 22, 2013 08:42 by Shay Leon
Galway, August 22, 2013 - On Saturday, August 24th, at 2:00 PM, animal rights activists will be on Grafton street, Dublin as part of a global day of protests for animal rights. They will hold synchronized street theater at several locations, including McDonald’s, for its sale of animals as food, and Bernardo's furs. Strong visuals are expected. Activists will march in 36 cities in 16 countries, including New York, London, Munich, and Stockholm. More than 7,000 participants are expected to rally worldwide. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 21, 2013 12:54 by Paul Laverty   text 3 comments (last - tuesday august 27, 2013 22:47)
Are we really supposed to cut off our critical faculties and forget what the CIA has done?

On the 16th of August Ken Loach and Paul Laverty spoke at a meeting in Effernagh, Co Leitrim, to commemmorate the 80th anniversary of the deportation of Jimmy Gralton, while across the river Shannon, the same evening, Mr John Brennan, head of the CIA attended a homecoming "Gathering" event in Kilteenan, Roscommon.
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday August 20, 2013 10:56 by Anthony Ravlich
When Helen Clark, Head of the United Nations Development Program, was asked during question time after delivering a lecture why the UN says nothing about the new plan for the world, global ethical human rights, she ignored the question.

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Free Pussy Putin Release Martin Corey Counts
international / rights and freedoms / news report Saturday August 17, 2013 16:50 by brionOcleirigh   text 7 comments (last - friday august 23, 2013 20:22)   image 2 images   video 2 video files
The anti-internment march in Belfast on 9th August 2013, was a welcome display of disciplined unity, against a most serious abuse of human rights, that the establishment parties in Ireland, either wish to ignore or damn with feint protest, while at the same time professing to be democrats, socialists or republicans. Up to 10,000 marchers stewarded by a variety of Irish Republican Socialists, Republicans and human rights organisations, marched from Ardoyne in the north of Belfast, until they they were stopped for approximately 2 hours by PSNI jeeps and thousands of fascist, rioting UVF and Orange Order members near the city centre. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday August 15, 2013 16:51 by Anthony Ravlich
Hope to question Helen Clark, head of the UNDP and considered one of the world's most powerful women, regarding the failure of the UN to inform the global mainstream of the new plan to rule the world, global ethical human rights, for over five years despite the significant support it is receiving. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 14, 2013 22:40 by Infernal Riddler   text 1 comment (last - thursday august 15, 2013 13:17)
Thoughts on the recent upsurge in stories on Gay rights in Russia and the links with the Edward Snowden revelations about the NSA ... read full story / add a comment
Blown Away
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday August 10, 2013 07:11 by Brian Clarke   text 2 comments (last - monday august 12, 2013 15:26)   image 3 images   video 3 video files
Last night, and over the last number of months, I have been mezsmerized, watching the British PSNI paramilitary police operate in Belfast. They did a good job in very difficult circumstances. It is not easy for me to admit that but credit where credit is due, they did a good job.Now I will make a lot of enemies, by saying that. I understand that!. Some people will accuse me of being a traitor and a Tout for saying that. They would be wrong. I have put my life on the line, as a matter of principle on this. I am no angel but that is a fact.
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Monday August 05, 2013 20:54 by MJ2013   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 06, 2013 20:25)
Revelations from Snowden and Manning have shown the close nature and spying operations at an unseen level.
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national / rights and freedoms / news report Friday August 02, 2013 21:28 by WG   text 10 comments (last - friday april 18, 2014 16:29)
The UK owned Royal Bank of Scotland in the form of its subsidiary Ulster Bank is about to attempt to evict no less than 4000 families - that is approximately 16,000 people from their own homes on the island of Ireland. Once this happens the other banks will join the fray.

Please alert everyone to this - mass resistance on a scale not seen for 100 years is now required to stop this - there is a decent chance that with mass resistance in Ireland then the Banksters can be stopped in their tracks worldwide.

Please spread this warning far and wide and rally support . read full story / add a comment
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national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 31, 2013 11:48 by fred   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 03, 2014 17:11)   image 1 image
Government is currently rolling out a national biometric ID card scheme ostensibly to help stamp out welfare fraud. It currently holds facial data and signature data. However the card is extensible and designed to hold other data in the future. (No doubt they started with the least offensive biometric measurement! )
It has been stated that these cards may act as driving licences etc in the future. It is a national ID card by the back door. Expect it to be issued to everyone. How can government justify such expensive schemes in times of recession without a murmur from the MSM?? And where are the protests against this attack on our civi8l liberties in the wake of the NSA / UK mass surveillance scandals? read full story / add a comment
Beatriz Etxebarria upon her arrest -- her sexual torture began that day
international / rights and freedoms / news report Sunday July 28, 2013 17:21 by Diarmuid Breatnach   image 1 image
Torture of Basque poltical activists is endemic in the Spanish state. Of the 21,000 Basques arrested since 1960, 10,000 have been tortured, according to a Basque historical memory organisation in a recent statement. Some of the tortures, in particular of women, have included sexual humiliation, stripping, sexual handling and penetration by objects. read full story / add a comment
Irish Peace Process?
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Thursday July 25, 2013 18:01 by Brian Clarke   text 6 comments (last - tuesday july 30, 2013 06:31)   image 6 images   video 6 video files
'All this is doing is undermining the Peace Process and it doesn’t benefit anyone except those who want the Peace Process to fail' Seán Crowe Provisional Sinn Fein Member of Parliament. While separately Pat Doherty British Sinn Fein's Member of the Parliament In London stated:

“John Downey is a member of Sinn Féin and a long-time supporter of the Peace Process. The decision to arrest and charge him in relation to IRA activities in the early 1980s is vindictive, unnecessary and unhelpful. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 23, 2013 07:46 by Anthony Ravlich
Do we want a great society based on ability and hardwork (often includes character) where people can reach their full potential or the prevailing mediocrity, with its descent-based 'bi-cultural' elite and, what I see as, 'arrested development' ? read full story / add a comment
Joe Simpson, POA assistant general secretary, addresses Socialist Party conference 2011,
national / rights and freedoms / news report Monday July 22, 2013 20:28 by RNU PRO   image 4 images
Given their professed position as ‘Internationalists’ there is no way that the SP in Ireland can write off their movements links with the right wing POA as an English Issue, nor can they with any credibility describe the actions of the POA here as ‘Industrial Action’. What is happening in Maghaberry is a sustained campaign of human rights abuses, conducted against vulnerable political prisoners and directed by the ‘Prison Officers Association’ along the the Gaol administration. read full story / add a comment
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