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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / news report Dé Sathairn Deireadh Fómhair 25, 2014 12:17 byCharlie
Republican Network for Unity activists discovered water meters in Belfast despite NI Water denying their installation. read full story / add a comment
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international / education / news report Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 22, 2014 22:36 bywsm   image 1 image
Five years ago, the Irish Anarchist Review replaced Red and Black Revolution as the magazine of the Workers Solidarity Movement. It’s mission was to fill a vacuum in Irish radical circles, to be a publication that raised questions and provoked debate, rather than laying out blueprints for success, as had been the norm in the more theoretical work of the left. It was established at a time where a fightback was believed to be imminent, when the expectation was that as the (economic) beatings continued, morale would improve. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 21, 2014 22:43 byjohn throne
The degrees of violence against women and children and the slave labor inflicted on Irish women in the laundries are not caused by some flaw in the Irish character but by the nature of Irish capitalism and its relationship to the anti women dictatorial Catholic church. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Deireadh Fómhair 19, 2014 01:47 byjohn throne   text 4 comments (last - dé luain deireadh fómhair 20, 2014 17:14)
Sinn Fein I believe are rightly under attack for the issues around the Cahill case and the way they are said to have handled this. Abuse of women (and Men) exists in the revolutionary left also. When this comes up the leadership of these organizations usually try to cover this up by citing the supposed interests of the organization concerned and the revolution. This puts enormous pressure of the victims of assault and has to be condemned. read full story / add a comment
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international / gender and sexuality / news report Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 15, 2014 14:49 byAkbayan (Citizens Action Party)   image 1 image
Akbayan sends letter to US Ambassador demanding the surrender of PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 14, 2014 22:34 byfred   text 3 comments (last - dé haoine deireadh fómhair 17, 2014 00:18)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
A pre election sleight of hand giving out a few pennies to the poor with one hand while taking them back with the other via water charges? Here is some information on some of the changes read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 14, 2014 11:40 byPaddy Hackett   text 8 comments (last - dé céadaoin deireadh fómhair 15, 2014 23:58)
Single issue demands such as the movement against water rates hold back the class struggle by suggesting that capitalism can continue in the absence of these charges or taxes. This is because such demands are not embedded in a programme of an interlinked series of demands that challenges the capitalist system. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Domhnaigh Deireadh Fómhair 12, 2014 12:34 byTravel Warning EU 13th -26th OCT   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin deireadh fómhair 15, 2014 01:28)
+++ travel warning +++ Reisewarnung +++ Avertissement de voyage +++ SEYAHAT UYARISI +++ Alerta para los migrantes +++ Utazási +++ DIGNIIN +++poliţia va efectua controale mari în Europa +++Uwaga – Ostrzeżenie dla podróżnych +++ Lưu ý ­ cảnh báo đối với du khách +++ figyelmeztetés +++ Kujdes Qarkullimi/Udhëtimi +++ Внимание +++ تحذير سفر +++ عملیات گسترده
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Sathairn Deireadh Fómhair 11, 2014 21:28 byjohn throne   text 1 comment (last - dé luain deireadh fómhair 13, 2014 18:59)
How can this mass movement against the water charges be developed into a lasting mass movement against austerity and capitalism. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Deireadh Fómhair 10, 2014 23:46 byjohn throne
Benny was a Comrade and example. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Deireadh Fómhair 10, 2014 16:05 byAnthony Ravlich
Describes the UN's gross deceit e.g. human rights omissions creating the IMF which discriminates on ground of intellectual property. Also, activists' lack of understanding of political globalization which has led to the dominance of the bureaucracy. In addition, the decimation of animal populations. read full story / add a comment
A walk with Chelsea Manning's Mum out along Dun Laoghaire east pier
dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Déardaoin Deireadh Fómhair 09, 2014 22:53 byGenny   image 5 images   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
Last month, the Manning solidarity crew in Wales and Ireland were back in action, organising a visit to Dublin for Chelsea Manning's Welsh-Irish mother during which Afri (Action from Ireland) hosted a memorial evening for the late Gerry Conlon who died this summer and who met members of Manning's family during a previous trip to Dublin last year. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 08, 2014 22:21 byPolitical Hostage
The Judicial Review of the Minister of Justice’s refusal to grant Michael McKevitt enhanced remission was scheduled to commence this morning in Court 4 of the High Court. However, upon arrival at court McKevitt’s legal team was informed that his case was being removed from the immediate hearing list and being placed instead on the Administration List – with a new date yet to be scheduled.

Michael McKevitt’s legal team protested that today’s date had been scheduled by a High Court judge before the summer break; that the case concerned the potential unlawful detention of a prisoner and a citizen’s deprivation of liberty, and that the case should be given priority and should commence as previously scheduled. read full story / add a comment
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international / housing / news report Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 08, 2014 19:01 byAn Spréach   image 1 image
Well done to everybody who turned out in Cabra today and prevented the sheriff from evicting a family from their home. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 08, 2014 17:50 byPaddy Hackett   text 7 comments (last - dé domhnaigh deireadh fómhair 12, 2014 10:29)
The rhetoric by the Sinn Fein, the Anti Austerity Alliance and the People Before Profit Alliance featuring on RTE's Prime Time programme amounts to nothing but illusion. Their election candidates showed no understanding of the need for revolution. Their rhetoric suggested that capitalism can be managed or reformed to the benefit of the working class by effectively taxing the rich and not the working class. Indeed the entire show confined itself to suggestions as to how to reform capitalism in one way or another. In that way the participants sought to effectively defend the capitalist system. Essentially all contributors were essentially advocating bourgeois politics. If the Socialist Party and the Socialist Workers Party were genuinely revolutionary they would have challenged RTE and its other contributors by advocating the need for revolution. read full story / add a comment
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international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 08, 2014 16:54 byAgainst animal cruelty   text 3 comments (last - déardaoin deireadh fómhair 16, 2014 08:05)   image 3 images
I have to ask: does the Catholic Church have a death wish?

Hare coursing is a horribly cruel “sport” that is a crime in many jurisdictions. It’s bad enough that the Irish government allows it…but this week pictures circulating on social media (twitter and facebook) clearly show a Catholic Priest officially BLESSING a hare coursing venue. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 08, 2014 14:30 byLuke Eastwood   text 3 comments (last - dé luain deireadh fómhair 13, 2014 22:14)   image 1 image
The Irish government is charging for public water as part of its TISA signup. This is just the start, we will all pay for all water if they have their way, even if we don't get any services from Irish Water. The eventual plan will be to privatize all resources so that absolutely nothing will be free in this country. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 07, 2014 15:16 byAIMS Ireland
The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) are demanding an immediate response from the Government in budget 2015 on calls for a review into patient safety and appropriate care models in Irish maternity services. read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / news report Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 07, 2014 14:03 byGreenpeace - Philippines   image 3 images
MANILA, Philippines-- Climate change advocates from various sectors urged world governments to “walk their climate talk” as they launched the Climate Walk, dubbed as “A People’s Walk for Climate Justice.”

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national / anti-war / press release Dé Domhnaigh Deireadh Fómhair 05, 2014 22:10 byshannonwatch
Shannonwatch welcomes the visit to Shannon Airport by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions. The visit which took place on October 2nd was a follow-up to a petition by Shannonwatch earlier this year. The petition called for the Government to investigate the use of Shannon Airport and Irish airspace for the transit of US armed troops, munitions and other war material, as well as for the refuelling of CIA-associated aircraft involved in extraordinary rendition.

During their visit to Shannon, representatives of the Committee met with members of the Gardai including Chief Superintendent John Kerin and with airport officials before meeting again with Shannonwatch. They were informed that about 40,000 US troops had gone through Shannon so far this year. However Shannonwatch understands that airport officials said that US troops were not essential to the economics of Shannon Airport as they contribute relatively little, and that civilian passengers contribute far more with shopping, car parking and so on. read full story / add a comment
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