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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday March 21, 2013 20:26 by Jim L
The lecture entitled 'Solidarity and the Responsibility to Protect' will be chaired by RT's Bryan Dobson, and will explore the issues faced by human rights defenders and activists trying to make their independent voices heard among the competing agendas of state, media and corporate or political interests. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / news report Tuesday August 18, 2009 20:37 by Bike are great!
Bicycle repair classes & Bike Workshop in Seomra Spraoi read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Sunday August 09, 2009 13:47 by Gregor Kerr   text 3 comments (last - sunday august 09, 2009 19:26)
When a force of 80 – 100 gardai arrived at the Thomas Cooke office in Grafton Street Dublin at 5a.m. on Tuesday 4th August, smashed the door down, and dragged 28 protesting workers off to the Bridewell Garda Station, the Irish state was attempting to deliver a strong message to all workers. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Friday June 19, 2009 22:14 by Michael Gallagher   text 6 comments (last - saturday june 20, 2009 16:35)   image 6 images
They gave It all away
Very very good responses from the public at the GPO today, thousands of leaflets given out...more tomorrow, can you get there, even for an hour? People are needed tomorrow for giving out leaflets, and generallly engaging with the public.

GPO, 12.45, Saturday 20th June.

Traditional Irish Music session in Lanigans Plough - Middle Abbey Street - Dublin - 1 - (Across from Abbey Theatre) -Saturday June 20th - 8pm read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Monday April 20, 2009 21:47 by Sean Matthews-personal capacity   image 4 images
Belfast City Centre was brought to a standstill last Friday lunchtime in a rally organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) against the latest job losses in the manufacturing and textile industry.

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday October 21, 2008 23:30 by Marxism 2008 team
2008 has seen a crisis of capitalism not seen since the 1930’s. The workings of the market, once universally worshipped, have imploded and are wrecking people’s lives across the globe. Alongside this, the so called “war on terror” pursued by the same market fundamentalists, has brought death and havoc in Iraq and now, in Afghanistan, it threatens to spill over to new and deadlier frontiers. Never has it been so important to develop alternatives to the madness of the system. read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 09, 2008 10:24 by Bob Kavanagh   text 18 comments (last - monday july 14, 2008 20:03)   image 2 images
The concept of class is fundamental to the anarchist understanding of society. The goal of anarchist communism is to create a classless society where everyone is on an equal footing, where all have equal access to wealth and contribute to society as best they can. Why then do anarchists argue that only the working class has the power to create a free and equal society? Many figures in the economic and political elite argue that we now live in a classless society. While it is true that class as an economic and social phenomenon has changed as capitalism has developed, this is not to say that we are no longer divided by class, just that the boundaries and definitions have become more complex. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / feature Friday April 11, 2008 18:23 by bot and emmo   text 15 comments (last - tuesday april 15, 2008 17:19)   image 1 image
Why Anarchafeminism?
A women-only discussion hosted by RAG

RAG, the Revolutionary Anarchafeminist Group is now in its third year. The collective was set up in order to explore our ideas and produce a magazine, the Rag. Meetings are held weekly on Mondays, but the first Monday of every month is an open meeting, in which non-members are invited to a workshop or discussion.

On Monday 7th April, the open meeting was entitled “Why Anarchafeminism?” The purpose of the meeting was to encourage women outside of RAG to question and explore their ideas about feminism and anarchism and to draw links between the two. Also, it gave members of the group a chance to revisit the fundamental aspects of our beliefs. The following is a personal account by two of us of the discussion. It is limited by the quality of our notes and recollections. It does not present a RAG position on anything, but is simply an attempt to share some of the ideas that were touched upon with those who were unable to attend. read full story / add a comment
Torture is US
national / arts and media / feature Friday February 15, 2008 00:17 by 1 of indymedia   text 19 comments (last - wednesday july 30, 2008 23:19)   image 3 images
February 22nd sees the Dublin premiere of a film made by Noel "Scooter" Twomey which takes a sideways look at the issues around rendition, torture and the complicity of the irish government. This film covers the adventures of our intrepid Guerrilla film maker, and long time Indymedia video contributer Scooter as he turns himself into a entrepreneurial master of war. Scooter Twomey endeavours to set up his own independent torture company in lieu of the CIA being banned from Europe for extraordinary rendition. WINNER: *Made in Cork* – Cork Film Festival. The Irish Examiner ‘Made in Cork’ Award, which celebrates local filmmaking, went to this film which depicts Ireland’s role in international torture through US extraordinary rendition. Tom Archer (Head of Factual BBC) said ‘Noel had so many ideas and put so much work and energy into this film. It was a great idea for a film, worthy of Michael Moore, a genuine target and a funny way to satirize it… a series of stunts…each more manic than the last. A career awaits, but probably not in torture.’ read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 04, 2008 00:34 by Gluaiseacht   text 9 comments (last - tuesday february 05, 2008 22:35)   image 1 image
Gluaiseacht are calling on all those opposed to the gas giveaway to join us on a bus trip to London. read full story / add a comment
Eamon Ryan addresses the crowd at a Shell to Sea rally in O'Connell St on July 23rd, 2005 (pic: William Hederman)
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday November 05, 2007 15:14 by Dublin Shell to Sea   text 12 comments (last - friday november 30, 2007 11:35)   image 2 images
Dublin Shell to Sea has offered Minister Eamon Ryan TD a free seat on its bus to Co Mayo for the major sit-down blockade planned for next Friday (9th November) at Shell's inland refinery site at Bellanaboy.
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Thrown off the road on 10 November 2006
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday October 10, 2007 19:29 by Dublin Shell to Sea   text 16 comments (last - sunday october 14, 2007 15:26)   image 3 images
As campaigners from around Ireland prepare to travel to Mayo for a mass sit-down blockade at Shell's proposed refinery site at Bellanaboy this Friday morning (12th October), the Dublin Shell to Sea campaign has condemned the Garda "no-arrest" policy which has been in operation in the area for more than a year. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday February 21, 2007 21:57 by Global Women's Strike   text 1 comment (last - thursday february 22, 2007 16:38)   image 1 image
The Global Women’s Strike and Payday, a network of men, campaign together to win economic and social recognition for unwaged caring work and to demand the return of military budgets to the community, starting with women the first carers everywhere. We demand a world which invests in caring not killing. (Demands below)

Since March 2006, the organizations which co-ordinate the Strike and Payday in different countries have:

*Organized against the war in Iraq and the “war on terror”, including fighting for the right to protest in front of the UK parliament
*Worked with the mothers and other relatives of US and UK soldiers who refused to go to war, especially Lt Ehren Watada´s mother Carolyn Ho *Supported Israeli and other conscripts, gay and straight, who refused to join the military, especially Mehmet Tarhan in Turkey *Campaigned against prison for life for UK refusers
*Demonstrated to stop US war planes and torture flights refueling at Irish airports... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday February 09, 2007 22:59 by blogman   text 1 comment (last - saturday february 10, 2007 22:12)   image 1 image
Not since Bob Dylan went electric and Phil Ochs succumbed to his demons has America had a “protest singer” and songwriter as compelling as David Rovics.

Now Rovics, the favoured musical voice of the newly revived US anti-war movement, is doing a short tour of Ireland from February 18th to 26th – and splitting the proceeds with peace activists here.

“David Rovics is a guy George W. Bush would probably like to clamp in chains at Guantanamo Bay,” says BBC DJ Andy Kershaw. (Rovics has a song about Bush called “Moron”.) Cindy Sheehan calls Rovics “the peace poet and troubadour for our times”.

Rovics is visiting Ireland later this month and will play benefit gigs for Anti-War Ireland in Cork and Dublin. read full story / add a comment
to pass away the time of day in Venezuela...
international / anti-capitalism / feature Monday October 09, 2006 15:09 by Nina López and Maggie Ronayne, Global Women’s Strike   text 9 comments (last - wednesday october 11, 2006 20:04)   image 9 images
In January of this year we were part of an eight-country Global Women’s Strike delegation to Venezuela from co-ordinating groups in England, Guyana, India, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Uganda, and US – over 70 women and men. Working with the Bolivarian revolution since 2002, our global network took advantage of Caracas hosting the World Social Forum to work together in the heart of the revolution. We wanted as many of us as possible to witness how grassroots communities, beginning with women, are spearheading a revolution and winning back their oil wealth, through an extraordinary relationship with their elected President Hugo Chávez Frías.
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday April 06, 2006 10:10 by mike r.   text 2 comments (last - friday april 07, 2006 16:53)
Meeting in Lille this weekend the national coordination reunited student activists and delegates from 114 higher education colleges and schools. In a up beat communiqué issued at the end of the assembly the national coordination are calling for moves towards an unlimited general strike as “the only issue for the national Days of Action, and the only way to push the government onto the defensive and repeal the “Equality of Chances” legislation.” read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / feature Monday October 17, 2005 06:49 by Indymedia Ireland Editorial Group   text 27 comments (last - monday october 24, 2005 11:58)
Indymedia Ireland recently completed it's fourth year of uninterrupted service. Over those years 373 features, 16,503 stories, 13,893 images and 115,139 images have been published on the site. Our traffic has continued to increase and the quality and range of stories published continues to improve. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / news report Friday September 30, 2005 16:59 by Global Women's Strike, Ireland
Proposed wording for 41.2.1

The State recognises caring work done within the home, often extending to the community, as a social and economic activity that produces social welfare and economic wealth, and entitles carers, starting with mothers, to economic and other support.

The State also recognises that in rural areas caring work has included work on the land which has kept families and communities alive and strong despite poverty and emigration.

Proposed wording 41.2.2

The State shall therefore ensure that carers, starting with mothers, are not obliged by economic necessity to engage in waged work which would increase their workload, and shall provide workers in the home with independent remuneration and pensions. read full story / add a comment
Angelica Alvarez (centre) of Venezuela's Women's Development Bank, March 2005 in Galway, where she spoke about the constitution as part of a European tour organised by the Global Women's Strike
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday September 20, 2005 18:08 by Global Women's Strike   text 13 comments (last - saturday september 24, 2005 02:26)   image 1 image
Proposed wording for 41.2.1

The State recognises caring work done within the home, often extending to the community, as a social and economic activity that produces social welfare and economic wealth, and entitles carers, starting with mothers, to economic and other support.

The State also recognises that in rural areas caring work has included work on the land which has kept families and communities alive and strong despite poverty and emigration.
... read full story / add a comment
mayo / consumer issues / press release Thursday April 07, 2005 17:11 by Keith Martin   text 3 comments (last - monday july 23, 2007 12:59)
See link below for details of Cllr Martin's lobbying for the discounts. which were reported earlier on read full story / add a comment
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