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dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Máirt Aibreán 15, 2014 12:32 by1 of Indymedia
Buried in the DLC CC website is a notice inviting members of the public to have their say in the 2016 - 2022 development plan. These are types of plans throughout the country that have been shaped, influenced and manipulated by corrupt developers in the past and probably will continue to do so in the future.

The consultation period has already been in operation for over a month since March 19th and continues until May 14th.

This is the public chance to have their say. However DLR have been very coy about this and have given very little publicity about it. It appears you have to know about it in order to find out about it. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / press release Dé Céadaoin Aibreán 09, 2014 21:24 byT   text 2 comments (last - dé céadaoin aibreán 16, 2014 20:44)   image 1 image   1 attached file
8th April 2014: Press Release - Europe’s highest court has given a judgement in the challenge taken by Irish human rights advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) to the EU’s regime of Data Retention and mass surveillance.
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Bangsamoro
international / rights and freedoms / press release Dé Céadaoin Aibreán 02, 2014 09:11 byAkbayan - Citizens Action Party   image 1 image
The Bangsamoro Agreement: A Step towards Re-imagining and Rebuilding the Philippine Nation read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / press release Dé Céadaoin Aibreán 02, 2014 04:32 bySeán Ó Murchú
Occupied Six Counties ‘Tourist Board Campaign’

Or as the brits say

‘Northern Ireland Tourist Board Campaign’

Yes, it’s April 2nd 2014 so no catch.
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Márta 28, 2014 14:22 byAnthony Ravlich
Describes the 'Profound' Arrogance of bureaucratic elites at the UN in disregarding history, as if they 'know', to reinvent human rights to emphasize elites rather than individuals. Discussion with Islamic academic on global ethical human rights. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Márta 11, 2014 23:08 byWilliam Wraithwrite
Once you are born a creature (and irrespective of your personal circumstances which can vary greatly) that is as you were forced into existence (not by any choice on your part but according to European religious dogma originating in the Middle East) not just for a lifetime on earth but also forever after by some notion of an immortal soul, so then you are also forced into an immortality (almost like a vampire who too can never truly die in literature) and irrespective of however terrifying such an immortality might present itself. “What kind of God (or Yahweh) would put a soul, any soul (no matter how supposedly evil in human terms) into an eternal length of torture—and never having to contemplate acquiescence—what kind of compassion is that? This is as extreme of cruelty and barbarity as one could espouse. Such cosmic outcome, supposedly as Divine Justice, doesn’t even reach the categories of mere human ideas to justice. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Déardaoin Márta 06, 2014 01:45 byJustin Morahan   text 8 comments (last - dé domhnaigh márta 16, 2014 09:53)
Three peace activists, Mairead Maguire Ann Patterson and Medea Benjamin were detained in Cairo and deported read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Márta 05, 2014 00:59 byAnthony Ravlich
Major Western Powers invited to New Zealand gives opportunity to advocate a global 'turn-around' by adopting 'bottom-up' emphasis of global ethical human rights (developed in New Zealand) to replace 'near absolute', 'top-down' control of 'neoliberal absolutism'. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Domhnaigh Feabhra 23, 2014 22:53 byFracking 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 Dé Máirt Feabhra 11, 2014 01:10 byJustin Morahan   text 3 comments (last - dé sathairn feabhra 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 Dé Luain Feabhra 03, 2014 11:51 bybrionOcleirigh   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 Dé Sathairn Feabhra 01, 2014 05:18 byCitizens 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 Déardaoin Eanáir 30, 2014 11:48 bybrian clarke   text 2 comments (last - dé céadaoin feabhra 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 Dé Máirt Eanáir 28, 2014 14:49 byHares 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 Dé Máirt Eanáir 28, 2014 00:45 byAnthony 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 Dé hAoine Eanáir 17, 2014 21:26 byWISE Up Wales   text 2 comments (last - dé haoine eanáir 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."
http://humanrights.ie/civil-liberties/wikileaks-the-sig...ions/ read full story / add a comment
Martin Corey Political Internee British Occupied Ireland
international / rights and freedoms / news report Déardaoin Eanáir 16, 2014 12:17 byBrion 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 Dé Máirt Eanáir 14, 2014 07:52 byAnthony 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 Dé Luain Eanáir 13, 2014 16:27 byEddie   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
Justin and Colm
international / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Sathairn Eanáir 11, 2014 17:59 byJustin Morahan   text 5 comments (last - dé domhnaigh eanáir 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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