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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday August 02, 2016 21:36 by ipsc   image 1 image
As part of the annual Felie An Phobail, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) present two days of events in solidarity with the Palestinian people. All events are FREE and there will be stalls and exhibitions throughout the day.

Palestine Day #1: Israel’s War on Palestinian Children
Thursday 4th August 2016
St. Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast.

Palestine Day #2: Boycott Israeli Goods
Friday 5th August 2016
St. Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast. read full story / add a comment
antrim / environment / event notice Monday June 13, 2016 21:52 by anon
An oil and gas company called Infrastrata has been given a fifty year lease to drill less than 400 metres from a reservoir at Woodburn near Carrickfergus - on public land within our water catchment. At no point were we consulted.

The consequences of unconventional drilling on health and the environment are well documented. This is why it has been banned all over the world - from France to Germany, Wales to Nova Scotia..

We all live downstream.. We all share the same water table. This is a cross community all islands event with representatives from across the water and across the border who are facing or have faced similar challenges. read full story / add a comment
Stop the Drill Weekender Sat 18th and Sun 19th June : Woodburn : Terry Hooley presents 'Bad Vibrations' all island musical gathering on Saturday. Meet the 'NANAs' from England on Sunday.
antrim / environment / event notice Monday June 13, 2016 21:47 by anon   image 2 images
An oil and gas company called Infrastrata has been given a fifty year lease to drill less than 400 metres from a reservoir at Woodburn near Carrickfergus - on public land within our water catchment. At no point were we consulted.

The consequences of unconventional drilling on health and the environment are well documented. This is why it has been banned all over the world - from France to Germany, Wales to Nova Scotia..

We all live downstream.. We all share the same water table. This is a cross community all islands event with representatives from across the water and across the border who are facing or have faced similar challenges. read full story / add a comment
antrim / environment / press release Sunday May 15, 2016 21:17 by pbp
MLA and TD hit out at ‘cloak and dagger’ tactic by authorities in allowing this drill to take place; implications for South

People Before Profit to move Bill to ban fracking in the Dáil once it resumes


People Before Profit MLA, Gerry Carroll and TD, Richard Boyd Barrett condemn moves to initiate fracking in Co Antrim and warned if test drills go ahead it could open the door for fracking North and South. The statement comes after NI Water’s decision to allow Infrastrata to begin drilling for oil just 380 metres away from Woodburn reservoir in Co Antrim. This could lead to UK company, Tramboran, attempting to drill in Fermanagh, which in turn, could lead to fracking in Leitrim and Cavan. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / environment / news report Tuesday March 15, 2016 23:21 by shale   image 1 image
Work is proceeding in Woodburn Forest, near Carrickfergus (NI), to construct a drill site for an exploratory well.
The Stop the Drill campaign opposes the drilling, which will take place 380 m uphill from a major drinking water reservoir serving 130,000 people, arguing that it places drinking water at risk of contamination. The site is owned by NI Water, Northern Ireland’s only water utility, which has given permission for the drilling by Infrastrata to go ahead, on the condition that hydraulic fracturing is not used. read full story / add a comment
antrim / arts and media / press release Friday June 19, 2015 23:13 by Noel Kelly
Visual Artists Ireland [NI] will open a new dedicated Northern Ireland office on Friday, July 3rd in 109 – 113 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1FF. The office will be a focal point for the advocacy and support of Northern Ireland’s visual artists and will be managed by Rob Hilken, Northern Ireland Manager reporting directly to Noel Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Visual Artists Ireland who will also have a base there. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday April 29, 2015 01:43 by Clonard Marxist   image 2 images
'Strike' Post May Day rally lecture. 'Veterans of the 84-85' miners strike will travel to Belfast & Derry to give their accounts of the momentous battle for Workers dignity against the might of Thatcher's police state. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday July 17, 2014 14:09 by Evan McCaffrey   text 1 comment (last - friday july 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
antrim / elections / politics / event notice Saturday March 29, 2014 22:13 by JM
socialists, workers and elections
Learning from the Argentinian experience

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antrim / arts and media / event notice Thursday January 16, 2014 21:28 by anon
David Rovics at the Realta, King Street, Belfast. 8pm on Jan 18th 2014

American singer-songwriter David Rovics plays in Realta, King Street, Belfast on Saturday Jan 18th 2014 at 8PM

Rovics has been a modern Bob Dylan, singing songs about the Iraq War and social justice issues. Rovics started out as a busker in Boston’s subways before concentrating on his craft and recording albums. He has self-released all his recordings, and has also made them available as free downloads. He is also a writer for left-wing newspapers and magazines. His music has been featured by the BBC and other TV stations. read full story / add a comment
1913: Na Gaeil agus an Stailc Mhór
antrim / history and heritage / event notice Thursday November 07, 2013 19:41 by Ciarán   image 1 image
Dé Sathairn 16ú Samhain, 12.30in
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Bóthar na bhFál, Béal Feirste read full story / add a comment
antrim / arts and media / press release Monday October 28, 2013 19:35 by Turing
A Riot of Our Own: A Symposium on The Clash in Belfast: Call for Papers
University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, Northern Ireland
June 20-21 2014

In the 1970s, with the Troubles at their height, touring musicians were usually unwilling to play in Northern Ireland. One of the few international acts prepared to break what was in effect the cultural boycott of the region was The Clash. In October 1977, the iconic punk band was scheduled to open the Get Out of Control tour with a concert in the Ulster Hall in Belfast city centre. A few hours before the group was due to take the stage, however, the gig was cancelled for reasons that remain disputed and sparking chaotic scenes that are often recalled as amounting to a ‘riot’. Shortly before Christmas, The Clash made good on their promise to return to Belfast and played a legendary concert in the McMordie Hall at Queen’s University. read full story / add a comment
Keith Bolender
antrim / anti-capitalism / event notice Saturday September 28, 2013 22:17 by Simon McGuinness   image 1 image
Cuba Support Group Ireland is pleased to host a nationwide speaking tour by Canadian academic and author, Keith Bolender, a world expert on the blockade of Cuba. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / education / event notice Wednesday September 18, 2013 22:34 by wsm   image 1 image
Not to be missed - the 2013 in Belfast Anarchist Bookfair on Sat Oct 5th from 12pm - 5pm read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Sunday July 28, 2013 13:18 by IPSC   image 1 image
IPSC Palestine Day 2013: The Ongoing Nakba – 65 Years Of Oppression, Apartheid And War Crimes

Speakers: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Robert Ballagh and Bill Rolston

St Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast – Thursday 8th August, 1pm-9pm

1.00- 3.00pm: Exhibition, Palestinian food, information, books, scarves/flags football shirts

3.00-5.00 pm: Film Five Broken Cameras (Winner 2012 Sundance World Cinema Award)

7.00 -9.00 pm: Evening panel discussion, ‘Join The Campaign, Boycott Israel’ read full story / add a comment
antrim / summit mobilisations / event notice Monday June 10, 2013 17:25 by Caitlin Ni Chonaill   1 attached file
The trade unions and civil society organisations are challenging the policies of the G8.
March & Rally on Sat 15th June. Assemble 12 noon Custom House Square. Rally at Belfast City Hall.
The rally is planned to disperse at 2.00 p.m. following which there will be a number of events in the city focusing on different issues. (see link for details)
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Another World  is Possible!
antrim / summit mobilisations / event notice Tuesday May 21, 2013 19:30 by Ciarán   image 1 image
The amount of money used to bail out failed banks would have ended world hunger for 50 years. This is the world presided over by G8 leaders who meet every year to co-ordinate how to continue failed policies which favour the 'have yachts' over the 'have nots'. We say 'Another World is Possible' and over five days in June our Festival of Ideas hopes to challenge and inspire those who want to fight for it.

Check the website at www.anotherworldispossiblebelfast.org - More events are still being added read full story / add a comment
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antrim / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday May 20, 2013 13:51 by RNU PRO   text 6 comments (last - sunday may 26, 2013 15:42)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Óglaigh na hÉireann yesterday (17th May) claimed responsibility through the media for a gun and bomb attack on British Police operating in the Twinbrook area of West Belfast. An attack which by all accounts forced a panicked PSNI unit to scramble along the ground for cover before retreating from the area altogether, albeit only for a few hours. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday May 09, 2013 18:37 by IPSC   image 1 image
BELFAST IPSC NAKBA DAY MEETING

Monday 13th May 2013, @ 7.30pm in the Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, 45/47 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FG read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday February 13, 2013 17:28 by Jay   image 1 image
The Centre for Global Education and The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign cordially invite you to the launch of a new report on living conditions for children in Gaza.

Title: Children are in the Front Line of Israel’s Blockade of Gaza – A Report by Stephen McCloskey

Time & Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2013 from 11.00 am.

Venue: Room 232, St Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast read full story / add a comment
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