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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

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Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
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dublin / anti-war / event notice Wednesday November 14, 2012 21:46 by T   text 69 comments (last - monday december 03, 2012 12:53)   image 22 images
Please take to the streets tomorrow (Thursday) to protest this outrageous attack on the already besieged Palestinian population in Gaza. We must demand an end to such actions and that our government and the international community take meaningful concrete steps to end Israeli impunity once and for all.

Assemble at 5.30pm at the Israeli Embassy, 122 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Thursday 15th November. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / other press Saturday November 10, 2012 22:04 by serf   text 1 comment (last - sunday november 25, 2012 20:26)   image 3 images
A horrifying amateur video from Syria emerged online, showing an apparent mass execution of Assad supporters in Aleppo at the hands of rebels from the Free Syria Army.
The footage shows several bloodied men stripped down to their underwear being forced to kneel by a wall amidst a throng of excited, machine gun-touting men.
Once their captors open fire, the camera jerks away as the crowd momentarily disperses, seemingly unprepared for the nearly 40 seconds of uninterrupted shooting that follows. As the gunfire dies down, shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” resound as the once skittish onlookers victoriously raise their guns in the air, approaching what appears to be a pile of stripped-down corpses. read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-war / opinion/analysis Saturday November 10, 2012 21:56 by GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR   text 3 comments (last - sunday november 11, 2012 23:47)   image 1 image
CONTENTS
1. GAAW CAMPAIGN AGAINST KILLER DRONES
2. OBAMA – NO CHANGE
3. GAAW DEATH CALLERS UNCOVERED
4. THAT NOBEL PEACE PRIZE & THE EU
5. AN END TO THE SYRIAN BLOODBATH?
6. PRESIDENT HIGGINS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE PEACE
7. CIA BOSS RESIGNS! read full story / add a comment
British Death Dealing Markets
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Saturday November 10, 2012 00:11 by BrianClarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Britain has a shameful track record of exporting arms, along with crowd control equipment, to torture regimes in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. These arms, equipment, counter insurgency techniques, are to be tested again in the laboratory of British Occupied Ireland, something that came to halt during the peace process. Britain cannot claim to be on the side of peace and democracy while their Tory PM, sponsored in the last election by Britain's industrial war complex, acts as a travelling salesman for the arms industry. Sponsored too it appears, are certain elements of Britain's secret services who are responsible for ending the peace process in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Thursday November 08, 2012 15:01 by Elric   text 7 comments (last - tuesday november 13, 2012 18:21)   video 1 video file
Vid at link. Full interview on Friday on RT.
In an exclusive interview with RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad said he will not leave Syria. Assad also spoke on the calls for armed foreign intervention in Syria, and the possible fallout on the country’s internal conflict and across the region.

“We are the last stronghold of secularism and stability in the region and coexistence, let’s say, it will have a domino effect that will affect the world from the Atlantic to the Pacific and you know the implication on the rest of the world,” Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told RT in an exclusive interview that will air on Friday, November 9.

“I am not a puppet. I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other country,” he said. “I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria,” Assad said during the interview. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Thursday November 08, 2012 14:30 by Elric
Kourosh Ziabari interviews Muhammad Hussam, a 24-year-old university student living in Aleppo ,( he preferred not to disclose his full name because of the death threats he and his family received from the terrorists,) he explains how the Free Syrian Army mercilessly kills supporters of President Assad and even has set up a website in which it publishes the photos and personal information of its potential targets. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / press release Tuesday November 06, 2012 13:21 by CPIR   text 8 comments (last - thursday november 08, 2012 18:09)   image 1 image
What is the meaning or significance of the British Legion Poppy? A harmless mark of belonging? A badge of British nationalism? Or a neutral remembrance of long past wars? The CPIR offers a different reading. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Monday November 05, 2012 12:54 by Elric
British PM Cameron is on his way to the Gulf to try and secure billions in military technology sales, he may also mention democracy but no sanctions. Saudi Arabia & the UAE are different from Syria. Full text at link.

During the tour Cameron will seek to revive relations with both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where the UK has significant business interests in the oil industry. In addition, Britain will also seek to peddle 100 Typhoon fighter jets to both nations in a deal worth a potential US$10 billion. The UK PM faces stiff competition, with French President Francois Holland also in the region to sell defense equipment. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Friday November 02, 2012 18:39 by serf   text 4 comments (last - sunday november 04, 2012 02:02)
So called Syrian "freedom fighters" claiming to be rebelling against atrocities committed by the Assad government are seen here massacring wounded men on the ground. If that's not an atrocity, what is?
RTE have been reporting in a very one sided manner on Syria, painting these "rebels" in a good light while putting the boot into the Assad "regime" at every opportunity. Our Taniste went on a one sided tirade against the leadership in Syria for 15 minutes of the prime time program recently before going to the UN to urge them to create a no fly zone in Syria. These murdering thugs in this video are the people they are protecting. Tanaiste, RTE, you have blood on your hands! read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / news report Monday October 29, 2012 06:08 by An Draighneán Donn   text 20 comments (last - sunday november 11, 2012 22:32)
Human Rights Watch has compiled an extensive report on the martyrdom of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi. It describes a battle with Colonel Al Gaddafi, General Abu Bakr Younis, and Libyan soldiers against the NATO rats that the USA had called in to finish the job they had attempted from the skies. Al Gaddafi was armed with an assault rifle, plus the noble gold plated pistol, that the rats later displayed as a trophy. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday October 26, 2012 22:11 by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 28, 2012 02:23)   image 4 images
“You assist an evil system most efficiently by obeying its order and decrees. An evil system never deserves such an allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul.” Mohandas Gandhi read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Wednesday October 24, 2012 17:18 by CPIR   text 28 comments (last - saturday october 27, 2012 14:36)
For 20 days now, while most of the world has looked on in dumb silence, the city of Bani Walid, in Libya, has been under indiscriminate shelling from Misrata militias, nominally loyal to the NATO imposed National Transitional Council (NTC.) These are the very same Misrata militias who dubbed themselves "The Brigades for the Elimination of Black Skins," as they ethnically cleansed 40,000 Black inhabitants from the city of Tawarga - again with the silent complicity of most of the Western media and political parties, including, shamefully, the parties of the Left. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / other press Wednesday October 24, 2012 14:49 by Elric   text 8 comments (last - sunday october 28, 2012 16:09)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
The slaughter continues. Full story at the url.

Bani Walid, Libya, has been under siege for nearly three consecutive weeks. A man whose family is in the besieged city spoke with RT, and described the horrors allegedly taking place: Civilians are killed every day by toxic gas and heavy tank fire.Bani Walid, the last stronghold for supporters of deceased Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, has been under siege for 20 days, with no resolution to the conflict in sight.

RT has learned that militias are reportedly shelling the city indiscriminately, with footage from Bani Walid showing dead bodies, and women and children with missing limbs and disfigured faces. A man named Faraj, who is currently in Egypt but is in contact with relatives in Bani Walid, spoke with RT and claimed that the militias are committing genocide.

Militias have reportedly encircled Bani Walid, and are not allowing any supplies into the town including food, water, medicine or humanitarian aid. The town’s electricity and gas has also allegedly been cut off. read full story / add a comment
Location of the Estelle when news came in
international / anti-war / news report Sunday October 21, 2012 00:41 by Supporter   text 8 comments (last - sunday october 28, 2012 00:50)   image 4 images
The latest in the series of ships to Gaza - the Estelle has been boarded by the Israelis. Initial reports had indicated it was being attacked.

The ship with a crew of 20 aboard with people of eight nationalities was boarded by Israeli forces and forced to sail to the port of Ashdod
In an act violating international maritime law, Israeli naval forces boarded a humanitarian aid ship, the SV Estelle, that was en route to the Gaza Strip bringing humanitarian aid supplies including musical instruments and building materials. These are among the thousands of items still banned by Israeli forces from entering Gaza. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday October 19, 2012 13:16 by Yassamine Mather
Hopi’s principled opposition to the Iran Tribunal is not because we are soft on the Islamic republic, as our opponents have alleged. On the contrary, we are committed to the revolutionary overthrow of the Islamic regime and all its factions. However, we believe alliances pretending to pursue a ‘non-political’, ‘human rights’ (read rightwing, pro-imperialist) agenda are a serious threat to the future of the revolutionary movement of workers in Iran. Those sections of the left who cannot see (or who pretend they cannot see) the serious risks posed by their collaboration with those involved in regime change from above, such as the Iran Tribunal, will become mere pawns in a game where the winner is international capital (and that inevitably includes Iranian capital). read full story / add a comment
Shannon vigil 14 Oct 2012
international / anti-war / news report Sunday October 14, 2012 20:24 by Peace Activist   image 2 images
Security at Shannon was over the top today as the monthly Shannon vigil took place in the wake of last Sunday's "outrageous" peace action by Margaretta Darcy, who at 78 years of age allegedly scaled the perimeter fence and with Niall farrell carried a protest on the main runway at Shannon against US military use of Shannon airport. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday October 12, 2012 21:27 by Luke Eastwood
A look at what really going on in global politics behind the facade.

Everyone is aware of a multitude of problems that besets our world, however the nature of these problems and why they exist is distorted by the media and by governments all over the world. Our leaders, corporate heads, military top-brass etc. all have a fairly good idea of what is really happening, they just don’t want us – the ignorant masses known as the general public to know what they know. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-war / event notice Thursday October 11, 2012 01:28 by pat c   text 2 comments (last - tuesday october 16, 2012 10:22)   image 1 image
Pub Quiz in aid of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Thu, 18 October 2012, 20:00 The Russell Court Hotel, 21/25 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Cost for entry is €10 per person, with teams of 4 maximum read full story / add a comment
Turkish Air Force F-16s moved to border.
international / anti-war / news report Wednesday October 10, 2012 18:36 by pat c   text 5 comments (last - thursday october 11, 2012 21:54)   image 2 images
US forces have been moved to the Jordan - Syria border. NATO says it will "defend" Syria. Turkey moves jets to Syrian border all of the pieces are being put into place for an intervention in Syria by the Imperialist powers and their local clients. Iraq however is not going along with the charade.

Meanwhile the "rebels" continue to target media workers: A Syrian cameraman for a state television channel was shot dead on Wednesday in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, broadcaster Al-Ikhbariya announced. Cameraman Mohammad al-Ashram “was killed by terrorists,” Al-Ikhbariya director Imad Sara told AFP.

The truth about the mortaring of Turkey also emerges. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / news report Sunday October 07, 2012 21:56 by Eoin   text 13 comments (last - sunday october 14, 2012 17:35)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Two peace activists from Galway Alliance Against War were arrested on the runway at Shannon Airport today, marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks on Afghanistan. US military and CIA flights have passed via the Irish airport to and from the region since the war began. read full story / add a comment
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