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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

LINKS:

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105223

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 4 comments (last - saturday january 03, 2015 22:21)   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
international / rights and freedoms / news report Monday September 02, 2013 01:32 by Anthony Ravlich
Some independent human rights professionals made comments on the refusal of Helen Clark, Head of the United Nations Development Program, to discuss the global ethical human rights alternative to neoliberalism

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END INTERNMENT
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 27, 2013 14:03 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Internment. No charge. No trial. This has been the reality in Ireland, for every generation, North and South, since the foundation of both scum states. Despite a nominal Peace Process, internment without charge or trial, still exists in one form or another today in both parts of Ireland. Clearly therefore, there is something very dysfunctional in the neo-colonial political arrangement. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 27, 2013 13:54 by Akbayan, PM, FDC   image 5 images
Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) congratulates Luneta marchers, describes event as “Filipino Monsoon” vs. corruption
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1913 - 2013,  100 years after the Dublin Lockout...The Fight  Continues
cork / rights and freedoms / press release Tuesday August 27, 2013 13:44 by Jim O'Connell   image 1 image
Public Meeting
With Paul O'Brien
Author and Social Activist read full story / add a comment
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
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