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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Lúnasa 26, 2014 00:29 byBilly Fitzpatrick
Israel's colonial project in Palestine is, in fact, old-style European.
Sad that Ireland, with its anti-colonial history, should today hide behind the old bully-boys of Europe.
Respect: the success of Gaza's meagrely - armed resistance as it sees Israel again reverting to attacks from distance.
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Lúnasa 19, 2014 14:07 byAnthony Ravlich   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin lúnasa 27, 2014 14:02)
The following is a clarification re prev article. It says thinkers are being replaced by social controllers because truth is the major threat to the dominant elite, secular liberal collectivists.
Also, explains how Corporations are highly favored. read full story / add a comment
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wicklow / rights and freedoms / press release Déardaoin Lúnasa 07, 2014 00:23 bypbp   text 3 comments (last - dé luain lúnasa 18, 2014 14:31)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Greystones Harbour was opened to the public almost two years ago, in November 2012. The marina opened for summer 2013.

However, despite written agreements and promises from the developer, the commercial fishers of Greystones have been refused access to the harbour and promised berths or moorings have not been offered to us.

We are today entering the harbour and landing freshly caught fish, against regulations, as a protest against this continued exclusion from the harbour, which only two weeks ago included the removal of mooring cleats from the harbour’s north pier in order to prevent boats tying up. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Dé Céadaoin Iúil 30, 2014 00:47 byKM
Did Abbot really think he could suppress a story like this? He seems intent on turning Australia into a dictatorship. KM


Today, 29 July 2014, WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials. The super-injunction invokes “national security” grounds to prevent reporting about the case, by anyone, in order to “prevent damage to Australia's international relations”. The court-issued gag order follows the secret 19 June 2014 indictment of seven senior executives from subsidiaries of Australia's central bank, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). The case concerns allegations of multi-million dollar inducements made by agents of the RBA subsidiaries Securency and Note Printing Australia in order to secure contracts for the supply of Australian-style polymer bank notes to the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and other countries.
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galway / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Luain Iúil 28, 2014 15:35 byreporter   text 5 comments (last - déardaoin lúnasa 28, 2014 09:38)
Galway City Council granted planning permission for a Mosque in Galway City last year however it seems it may not be a Mosque at all. The Sharia Council maintain that the Ahmadiyyas Mosque is an insult to Islam and this group have been banned from attending the Hajj in Mecca since the 1970s following a conference in Pakistan which seen Saudi Arabia bann this group from entering its most sacred territory.

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national / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Luain Iúil 21, 2014 09:49 byMairead Calvert   text 1 comment (last - dé máirt lúnasa 05, 2014 15:08)
The public and animal welfare organisations feel let down by the Irish judicial system.

E.G A.R (EAST GALWAY ANIMAL RESCUE) Moyglass, Loughrea Run by Sarah Gunther.
Miss Gunther was charged with eight counts of animal cruelty and received a fine of 250 euro at Galway District Court.on the 09/07/2014.

Many people have been appalled by the leniency of the judge in passing sentence on Miss Gunther and the state of the dogs found in her care.
Dogs which were removed from her care were ordered to be placed back into her care.With no surety that this will never happen again.

Miss Gunther in her own words called it an "Error of judgement".
Many believe she has showed no/little remorse for her actions and many worry that this will happen again and again.
It cannot be allowed to happen. What message has this just sent to the Irish public?

Miss Gunther has been very outspoken regarding individuals and rescues in the past and has been quick to point the finger at many Irish rescues regarding their standard of care.
She was also implicated in an on-line hate campaign directed at the family of Lennox. dog seized and destroyed by Belfast council on the 12/07/2012.

There are questions to be answered and larger issues to be addressed.Why was her fine so small? Why was she not banned from keeping animals? Why can she continue as a charity and receive public donations?

This case highlight the need for regulation within Irish animal welfare groups, qualifications, transparency, adequate support and perhaps a sentence that fits the crime of animal abuse.
And that Miss Gunther closes her rescue for good.
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antrim / rights and freedoms / news report Déardaoin Iúil 17, 2014 14:09 byEvan McCaffrey   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine iúil 18, 2014 12:04)   image 5 images
I am an American currently living in Ireland. I recently attended the Twelfth of July events in Belfast. This particularly piece is on my experiences at the bonfires. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 29, 2014 16:17 byAnthony Ravlich
Responses of members of human rights organizations to post which considers religious political parties would have more influence if adopted a secular, ethical human rights base. Also my responses to sustainable development. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Meitheamh 26, 2014 07:53 byPhilippe Agret
May 20, 2014 3:43 PM

Iqrit (Israel) (AFP) - On a lonely hill in northern Israel, a stone's throw from the Lebanese border, stands Iqrit church, one of the last vestiges of a village razed by Israeli troops in 1951. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 18, 2014 18:36 byAnthony Ravlich
Secular ethical human rights, which are universal, can be adopted by any political party as its ethical base. This includes religious parties as secular ethical human rights virtually equate with the Golden Rule espoused by the major religions. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Luain Meitheamh 16, 2014 22:04 byJenna Maus
Supreme Court Refuses Argentina Debt Case and Validates Hedge Fund Predatory Behavior. The US Supreme Court denied Argentina's appeal for a hearing today, leaving intact a lower court ruling that validates predatory behavior targeted towards countries in financial distress. The high court also denied a related appeal on behalf of the more than 92% of bond holders who had accepted Argentina's restructuring deal. In a final blow, the court also decided that hedge funds can access information on where Argentina holds financial assets around the world. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), legitimate Wall Street investors and the US government had sided with Argentina because of the case's impact on debt restructuring, poor country access to credit and global financial stability. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Luain Meitheamh 16, 2014 13:50 byBrendy c   image 1 image
Last week on June 8th volunteer Seamus McLaughlin died in his adopted city of Dublin. Seamus was born in Ardoyne on February 22nd 1938. ", At an early age Seamus joined the ranks of the IRA and soon became OC of his local unit. England's difficulty, Ireland’s opportunity had always been the rallying cry of Irish Republicans and this young soldier of the l.R.A took Ireland's fight for freedom to the 'belly of the beast' in England, where he and his family endured many hardships including the loss of close comrades. Forced to live for decades on the run and his love for his family, community and country never wavered.

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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Meitheamh 13, 2014 10:35 byWalden Bello   text 3 comments (last - dé sathairn meitheamh 14, 2014 23:48)   image 2 images
Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, anti-democratic agenda
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national / rights and freedoms / press release Dé Máirt Meitheamh 10, 2014 23:37 byiccl   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin meitheamh 12, 2014 18:13)
Ireland’s human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has described the 65-page Cooke report into the possible bugging of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), released by the Government late this evening (10 June 2014), as “an exercise in smoke and mirrors”. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 04, 2014 07:25 byAnthony Ravlich   text 2 comments (last - dé luain meitheamh 09, 2014 15:43)
Human rights group members ignore posts in which Pope urges UN to resist a 'Culture of Death' and where UN Watch reports the rise of repressive States to prominent UN positions. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Dé hAoine Bealtaine 30, 2014 00:32 byKM   video 1 video file
The Kiev Juntas mercenaries are adept at killing unarmed civilians and wounded soldiers but now they are suffering setbacks. 80 members of the fascist militia "National Guard" were captured by self-defense forces in Lugansk and a junta helicopter was shot down near the city of Slavyansk, killing Fourteen servicemen, including a major-general, Vladimir Kulchitsky. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 28, 2014 18:58 bycalais migrant solidarity   text 1 comment (last - dé domhnaigh lúnasa 03, 2014 16:21)
*Now or never!*

*Everyone come to Calais !!!!*

The authorities have decided to destroy the three main camps, which shelter around 700 people. The only prospect for the inhabitants: a pill against scabies and life in the street! There can be no question of repeating the events of 2009, when the eviction of the Afghan jungle resulted in the arrest of hundreds of migrants, their detainment all over France and attempts to deport them to Afghanistan. There can be no question, after five years of persecution, of starting all over again from zero, while the machine of repression gears up once more. Never again! read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Bealtaine 12, 2014 13:01 byAnthony Ravlich
The consequences of the UN's neoliberal absolutism on 10 Dec 2008 has been hidden from the public by the UN and the leadership of the major human rights organizations but its effects are seen in the GFC 2008/9 and the recent rise of repressive regimes at the UN. read full story / add a comment
Ms Sekaggya met with Shell to Sea, Table Observers and other concerned members of the community in November 2012
national / rights and freedoms / press release Dé Céadaoin Aibreán 30, 2014 19:04 byshell2c   image 1 image
News Release - Issued by Mayo Shell to Sea
April 30th, 2014 - For immediate release

In a submission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Shell to Sea have criticised the Irish Government for rejecting recommendations made by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights regarding the policing of Corrib protest [1].

In a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2013, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggya, called on the Irish Government to “Investigate all allegation and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner” [2]. read full story / add a comment
Scenes of confusion at Eden College on Burgh Quay, Dublin
dublin / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Aibreán 29, 2014 22:53 byDave Moore   image 1 image
Eden College, one of Ireland's biggest private colleges and which until recently trumpeted former Minister for Education Batt O'Keefe as its President, abruptly shut up shop at the end of last week, laying off its staff. ICOS has been busy dealing with the fall-out. read full story / add a comment
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