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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Bealtaine 01, 2017 21:15 by1 of indy   image 1 image
This is opinion & analysis piece comes from Integrity Ireland who are attempting to fight corruption in the legal system and face an uphill struggle in their task and this piece illustrates well what they are up against.
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Well, it has been an interesting few weeks again, with reports of increasingly odd and bizarre ‘developments’ – especially regarding decisions being made by Gardaí, by Courts Service Staff and by senior personnel at the DPP’s Office. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Domhnaigh Aibreán 30, 2017 11:04 byséamas carraher
Saturday, 29th April, early morning, Wikipedia "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" is blocked in Turkey. The block affects all language editions of the site. Try to access it from downtown Istanbul and all you will get is a "timeout" error message. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Dé hAoine Aibreán 28, 2017 20:47 byVenezuelanalysis
Since April 4, 2017, violent anti-government protests have rocked Venezuela.

Characterised by deadly clashes between state security forces and opposition demonstrators, vandalism and destruction of public institutions, and the assassination of Chavista supporters, the unrest has left 31 people dead to date. Hundreds more have been injured.

Despite the heavy press coverage, there is significant confusion over how these deaths occurred and at the hands of whom. In a bid for clarity, Venezuelanalysis provides readers with an in-depth and a complete account of the deaths so far below. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé hAoine Aibreán 28, 2017 16:09 byseamas carraher
The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), has requested prisoners to come off hunger strike as the conditions within the prisons have been brought to international attention and they are able to continue this struggle through other means. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Máirt Aibreán 25, 2017 18:28 byséamas carraher
April 15 saw the launch of Abdullah Öcalan's new book: The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan - Kurdistan, Women's Revolution And Democratic Confederalism’ published by the British-based progressive publisher, Pluto Press. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / photo-essay Dé Máirt Aibreán 25, 2017 16:32 byBa.   image 2 images
HOW A CAR BOMB WORKS read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / feature Dé Luain Aibreán 24, 2017 10:42 by1 of indy   text 5 comments (last - dé sathairn bealtaine 20, 2017 22:30)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
To help highlight the case of the Jobstown 18 we are republishing an open letter by Irish Writers.

We write as writers concerned with the impact of proposed jury restrictions in the case of the Jobstown 18 on freedom of expression in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / crime and justice / event notice Dé hAoine Aibreán 21, 2017 22:49 byJobstownNotGuilty   image 1 image   video 1 video file
March for Justice for Jobstown Not Guilty tomorrow, ahead of the trial which starts next week. 1pm at Central Bank Dame St in Dublin. Please watch this information clip, share and join the protest tomorrow. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / other press Déardaoin Aibreán 20, 2017 23:55 by1 of indy   text 7 comments (last - dé haoine aibreán 28, 2017 05:11)
In an article published in the Irish Times on April 8th, the paper's former foreign correspondent Patrick Smith claimed that the concept of neutrality was obsolete for Ireland. In a response published on April 14th John Maguire outlines why that is not the case. ShannonWatch has reprinted his excellent letter in full on their website and it is reprinted here too. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Déardaoin Aibreán 20, 2017 22:21 bypbp
Richard Boyd Barrett- Dramatically rising house prices further evidence of the fundamental failure and incompetence of Fine Gael Housing policy

Inflated personal debt and further evictions will now compound the already dire housing and homelessness crisis

In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, for the People Before Profit Alliance has said the latest figures showing a continuing and dramatic rise in house prices was “further evidence of the fundamental failure and incompetence of Fine Gael’s housing policy.” read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Aibreán 20, 2017 12:01 byséamas carraher
Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)'s report “Turkey’s descent into arbitrariness: The end of rule of law”, released on 14 April last, slammed the Turkish state for its abuse of human rights, its own citizens and in particular, its assault on an independent judiciary, vital for a country to maintain the rule of law with any notion of justice – instead arbitrariness in the application of the law in Turkey has now become the norm, SCF says. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Aibreán 20, 2017 02:25 byJames Justice
One would think there would be enough intelligent and discerning people within the lawyerly world of the ACLU to have paid some real attention to the actual many and damning Wikileaks (both before the election and after), as well from real progressives like the Sane Progressive Debbie Lusignan, H.A. Goodman, and equally top quality libertarian writers like Justin Raimondo (and dozens of others who have actually been trying to tell truth against the avalanche of lies coming from both the traditional left and traditional right and mainstream media). read full story / add a comment
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Dé Céadaoin Aibreán 19, 2017 21:56 bypfc   image 1 image
Progressive Film Club - Celebrating Trade Unionism and Solidarity - Saturday 22nd April 2017
Venue: The Ireland Institute, The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

2 pm - Salt of the Earth (1954)
3.45 pm - Where's the Fire Brigade, Daddy?
4 pm - Ditching the Fear (2015)

Admission (as always) is free of charge.
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international / environment / press release Dé Sathairn Aibreán 15, 2017 12:21 byNN   image 2 images
On Saturday morning, a group of 25 people entered the terrain of gasoline trader Vitol in the Amsterdam harbour, forcing a suspension of all activities on the terrain. Their message: Stop the export of toxic gasoline to West-Africa – and end the era of fossil fuels.
Report on Toxic Gasoline read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Aibreán 13, 2017 18:34 byCampaign to end cruelty to greyhounds and hares in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - dé domhnaigh aibreán 16, 2017 17:07)   image 5 images
With the Greyhound Industry Bill due before the Oireachtas in the coming weeks, legislators need to be lobbied to ensure that any greyhound owner or trainer convicted of “blooding” greyhounds be banned FOR LIFE from access to, or ownership of, animals of any kind.

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dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Dé Céadaoin Aibreán 12, 2017 23:33 bywsm
Anarchists are gathering to discuss how we can better organise and fight for a free society.

The Anarchist Gathering 2017 will take place on Sunday, 23nd April, 10am-5pm in the Teacher’s Club (36, Parnell Square West, Dublin 1). read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Luain Aibreán 10, 2017 21:45 bylasc   image 1 image
What is Latin America Week?

Latin America Week is a range of conferences, meetings, workshops and cultural events around Ireland, focusing on different issues each year in April. An annual programme of educational, cultural and campaigning events on issues relating to human, social and economic rights in Latin America. LAW began as Central America Week in 1986 in order to increase the impact of many separate campaigns and events being organised by a variety of groups. It became Latin America Week after its tenth anniversary in 1996. The overall aim of LAW is to concentrate the attention of the public on Latin America for one week, so as to highlight the justice issues at stake in the region and thus to facilitate campaigning and solidarity actions between Ireland and Latin America. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Dé Luain Aibreán 10, 2017 21:01 bywsm   video 2 video files
This is a repost of a report by the WSM on the Water Charges protest last Saturday April 8th.

Thousands of protesters converged on Connolly and Heuston stations in Dublin yesterday as part of the 9th national demonstration against the water charges. The demonstration was called by Right2Water, the umbrella group of left wing political parties and trade unions, as part of an effort to pressurise the government to abandon their attempts to implement water charges.
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Dé Luain Aibreán 10, 2017 20:34 byStill Waiting   image 2 images
Still Waiting Ireland Health Campaign are holding nationwide vigils to highlight the ongoing crisis within our health service on April 14th @ 5pm

Locations: Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Kildare, Kilkenny, Kerry, Cork, Louth:, Waterford, Dublin, Wexford
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Domhnaigh Aibreán 09, 2017 13:25 byséamas carraher
Kurdish Political Prisoners Hunger Strike enters 54th Day read full story / add a comment
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