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For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
A voice of orthodoxy and an ?enjoyable source of controversy?? 15:02 Sat May 25, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Bits and Pieces 11:05 Sat May 25, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
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Anti property tax revenue occupation 20:43 Fri May 24, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
HIPSTER IFSC 00:18 Thu May 23, 2013
In God?s Country 00:39 Mon May 13, 2013
Fishy Talks Galway, 13 May 2013 13:36 Sun May 12, 2013
The Indo: Think I Know The Choice I?d Make.. 17:22 Thu May 09, 2013
Alan Ahearne, Johnny Boy 13:24 Mon May 06, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
?Self-Hating Jews?, ?Ideological Criminals of the Worst Kind? Fri May 24, 2013 13:01 | Seán Sheehan
Book Review: Social Work and Social Theory- Making Connections by Paul Michael G... Thu May 23, 2013 13:48 | Darren Broomfield
Ode To The Minister For State Security Thu May 23, 2013 10:09 | Kevin Higgins
Yes, Say it Again: Ireland IS a Tax Haven and it?s Worked Hard to Be That Way Wed May 22, 2013 18:13 | Donagh Brennan
Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles... Wed May 22, 2013 13:32 | Irish Left Review
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
A shot at bias in the media
Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14
Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04
The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48
The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47
The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Friday June 29, 2012 20:00 by Jim Averill 1 comment (last - friday june 29, 2012 21:11)
I'm putting up the full article as it requires registration to access it. Many activists are put off by this so please leave it up. It tells an important story about how land in the developing world is stolen, even by god fearing folk who made their money in private prisons. Another great article by Fred Pearce.
MIGHTY MOM was angry. She was doing her washing a few miles from Lake Victoria in east Africa, soaping her clothes in the shadow of a tall chain-link fence, behind which there was a large farm. The farm was owned by an evangelical American who had made his fortune running private prisons for state governments in the US before coming to Kenya and taking a leasehold to drain the Yala swamp and grow rice in place of papyrus. read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / opinion/analysis Friday June 29, 2012 15:47 by Paddy Hackett 19 comments (last - saturday july 07, 2012 19:59) 1 video file
Today what is described as the Irish working class is of a different character. Much of the working class work a three day week or don’t work at all. But they and the so called low paid worker receive a basket of benefits from the capitalist welfare state that bring their living standards up to the level(and even beyond) of the higher strata workers who, prima facie, appear to be better off. But much of this strata may earn less revenue, in effect, than many of these workers from the lower strata. read full story / add a comment
Sark is a tiny island, with a population of around 600 people of the coast off the coast of Normandy which operated a feudal system of government until 2008 when it was forced to comply with the EU convention of human rights. It is held as a fief on behalf of the Queen of England and while it is a part of Britain it is not part of the UK and sets its own tax rates which is set at an extremely low rate. read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday June 28, 2012 19:28 by Crabby 3 comments (last - saturday june 30, 2012 17:19) 2 images 1 video file
Erris Inshore Fishermen's Association (EIFA) gets a dose of the crabs from Shell and were left scratching on Monday last!: Three years too late, EIFA 'fishermen', whose shillings from Shell have run out were back again on Monday on another begging spree. During this begging exercise by EIFA Shell's begging bowl ended up in the depths of the ocean off Ballyglass Pier and deep sea divers were successful in locating the bowl at co-ordinates 54-15-21 N, 09-53-49 W.
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international / housing / press release Thursday June 28, 2012 17:35 by Anti Eviction Task Force 1 comment (last - friday june 29, 2012 16:27)
Labour agree with Fine Gael that it is better to pay the mega wealthy than to keep the promises made to the slave class... oooops working class read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Thursday June 28, 2012 15:19 by Latin American Solidarity Centre
The Latin America Solidarity Centre condemns the coup d’etat against President Lugo in Paraguay as an affront to democratic practice. read full story / add a comment
The IRSCNA's LGBT Solidarity Statement for 2012, issued to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 27, 2012 09:33 by YBIG 41 comments (last - monday july 02, 2012 21:33) 1 video file
"Rent a drunken Paddy"
"They are only there for a sing song"
"Singing away while we are humiliated"
"They are an embarrassment"
These are some of the abuse leveled at the Irish fans who travelled to the Euro's by a small, yet loud, number of fans who stayed at home. To those of us who travelled we have a different story to tell. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday June 26, 2012 20:58 by italy calling 1 comment (last - friday june 29, 2012 21:08)
I’m not usually one for signing petitions, but a recent initiative has started up which I feel very strongly about. While the top table directly involved in organising and carrying out the butchery of the G8 in Genoa 11 years ago have happily got away with it, 10 activists are risking a total of about 100 years in jail for crimes of “devastation and looting”.
As the official site of the campaign “10 x 100″ likes to point out, the crime of “devastation and looting” was first introduced in 1930, that is, while Italy was still under a Fascist regime. Funny how it’s still there. It was first applied to modern Italy as a repressive measure against football fans, but, interestingly, it has been more recently used against migrants revolting in detention centres and activist protests. Here’s the official call out: read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Monday June 25, 2012 19:34 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 2 comments (last - tuesday june 26, 2012 13:53) 2 images 1 video file
Today the AGM of Mayo Co. council was disrupted by a high pitched grinding noise; a recording of the sounds that came from Shell's compound in Aghoose during the June bank holiday weekend. Local residents aimed to demonstrate how they were ignored when they tried to complain about this disturbance which lasted for four days, and were told the council offices were closed on the bank holiday.
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Nonviolent, nonanimal diet prevents animal agony, human disease, energy waste, environmental desecration and deforestation. This article concentrates on superior brain function.
It was the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, a vegetarian, who first said "Love Animals Don't Eat Them" read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / news report Monday June 25, 2012 09:58 by Tom Cooper 8 comments (last - friday july 06, 2012 10:05) 2 images 3 attached files
RTE has upheld a complaint against Eoghan Harris and Gerry Gregg's short television documentary An Tost Fada ('The Long Silence') on two counts (Sunday Times, 24 June 2012 - see article below and letters back and forth to RTE).
The complaint, RTE’s response and reply to RTE are attached here as separate PDF files - right-click and save them to read.
At least one programme mistake resulted from suppression of information.
Other very serious errors in the programme were not addressed by RTE. I have asked RTE to address them and to make a balancing programme. I have also asked RTE to bring back its abandoned policy of using a historical adviser on such programmes.
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For those of us who like a drink, but don't see ourselves as the type to march around with signs when banksters and politicians rob us and lose us our jobs, but still feel a tear when the anthem is played after the footy, here's a way we can get some relief and at the same time show our disdain for the crooks that helped get us into this bind. Lager louts and those with distended bladders who feel like "you're a nation" still, Here's an effective protest you can believe in! Go with the flow people ;-) read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Friday June 22, 2012 19:34 by Ban Hare Coursing 2 images
The horrific practice of live hare coursing in Ireland is kept alive by THREE main financial sponsors:
One of them is County Louth-based betting company, Boylesports.
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international / rights and freedoms / feature Friday June 22, 2012 02:41 by Emma Purdy 1 image 1 video file
Charles Taylor’s sentencing to 50 years’ imprisonment on 11 counts of war crimes is undeniably momentous. However, with Sierra Leoneans still suffering abject poverty and remaining in dire need of aid, it must be questioned for whose benefit the costly War Crimes Court really is, writes EMMA PURDY read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 20, 2012 13:33 by Brian Flannery 424 comments (last - friday may 24, 2013 18:23) 1 image 2 attached files
In the last number of weeks I have been digging in relation to the newly appointed head of SFI Professor Mark Ferguson.
What I have found - seems to be slightly hidden from the Irish taxpayers. It is very subtle but yet constructive.
What I have found is completely fact and can be checked on Google and on various newspapers Ireland and UK. The one in particular I found most helpful was the Manchester Evening News. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Wednesday June 20, 2012 11:57 by Ban Fracking 10 comments (last - wednesday february 13, 2013 18:26) 1 image
Last week while covering the football in Poland, Pat Kenny's show on RTE radio 1, decided to interview Irish fracker, Oisin Fanning, chairman of San Leon, a company fracking for shale gas in Poland. People contacted the show and demanded the topic recieve balanced coverage and not just a pro-industry rant - eventually RTE agreed to allow Ewa Sufin of the Polish Green Party on air.
The usual industry spin and lies being repeated on RTE by Oisin Fanning were exposed by what Ewa Sufin had to say about fracking in her native Poland and why an EU wide ban must be put in place on this industry.
Below is a transcript of what Ewa Sufin said - you can listen to Oisin Fanning's interview via the RTE link below - iv starts at 1hr.27m read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / news report Tuesday June 19, 2012 01:23 by Ben Jackson 13 comments (last - wednesday june 27, 2012 18:17)
Right now the ingredients for a "perfect storm" are developing in Europe.
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A major public demonstration is to be held in Belfast just days before the British royal visit to the North. The demonstration on Saturday 23rd June will have as its theme “Truth and Justice – not Jubilation” and the organisers say the focus of the protest will be on victims of British state violence.
The demonstration will take the form of a silent march, led by a solitary piper, from Dunville Park, Falls Road, at 2.00pm on Saturday and conclude with a rally outside Belfast city hall. The rally will be addressed by speakers from each of the 6 Counties who lost close relatives at the hands of the British state, or who were themselves actual victims of state violence. read full story / add a comment
Sat May 25, 2013 15:55 UK Indymedia Features
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