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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

LINKS:

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

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105223

dublin / housing / event notice Sunday May 11, 2014 21:48 by pbp
Protest for social housing.

Cllr Brid Smith putting down motion in Dublin City Council.

Call 0879090166 for more info.
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dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Friday May 09, 2014 00:38 by Nico   text 4 comments (last - friday may 09, 2014 16:30)   image 2 images   video 3 video files
The people of eastern Ukraine, and elsewhere in the country, are currently facing an onslaught by the western-backed puppet government in Kiev, who are using the fascist thugs of the Right Sector and other groups as shock troops against anyone who opposes then. On Friday last, over 30 people were burned to death by fascists in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / event notice Thursday May 08, 2014 10:47 by Deborah   text 27 comments (last - friday may 16, 2014 08:08)   video 1 video file
This is the second part of the informal workshop on the radical philosophy of critical theorist Herbert Marcuse at The Outhouse, Capel St, Dublin, 7-9pm read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / event notice Monday May 05, 2014 14:52 by Justin Morahan   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 06, 2014 14:18)
Tuesday's protest is against the death penalty and for the release of Ibrahim Halawa read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Sunday May 04, 2014 18:42 by Free Marwan   image 1 image
You are cordially invited to a public meeting that will see the Irish launch of the international ‘Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners’. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th May at 7pm in Wynn’s Hotel, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 and will be addressed by Marwan’s wife Fawda Barghouthi and Neeshan Balton of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in South Africa.
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday May 03, 2014 00:36 by loudmouthedresistance
Every first wednesday of the month, along with your weekly dose of socializing and a scrumptious vegan cafe... come get yer soapbox on!
Everybody knows somethin about somethin.

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dublin / arts and media / event notice Friday May 02, 2014 20:20 by Born to Burn productions
New Short Plays - After the enthusiastic response to the play A Pair of New Eyes last year,
Born to Burn productions are back with another groundbreaking project. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / event notice Friday May 02, 2014 12:17 by Deborah   text 50 comments (last - wednesday may 07, 2014 16:03)   video 2 video files
The Great Refusal is a concept associated with the political theorist Herbert Marcuse who was an influential member of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. This talk and workshop will look at Marcuse's position and apply it to 21st century capitalist oppression.
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday May 01, 2014 22:57 by Fusion Sundays   image 1 image
Free event with over 40 international stalls, live music and workshops. read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / event notice Wednesday April 30, 2014 18:49 by We Are Not Leaving
We’re young workers, the young unemployed and students. We’re people that want to shine a light on the youth crisis in Ireland: unemployment and forced emigration, precarious work & internship culture, fees & grant cuts- not to mention the housing and mental health crises! So, to highlight the bullsh*t facing young people in 2014, we’re hosting the first MayDay Festival in Twisted Pepper Dublin on Friday May 2 and Saturday May 3. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / workers issues / event notice Wednesday April 30, 2014 18:46 by We Are Not Leaving   image 1 image
We’re young workers, the young unemployed and students. We’re people that want to shine a light on the youth crisis in Ireland: unemployment and forced emigration, precarious work & internship culture, fees & grant cuts- not to mention the housing and mental health crises! So, to highlight the bullsh*t facing young people in 2014, we’re hosting the first MayDay Festival in Twisted Pepper Dublin on Friday May 2 and Saturday May 3. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / event notice Wednesday April 30, 2014 18:29 by Fracking Free Ireland   image 1 image
Hopefully you have seen invitation already but if not you are very, very warmly invited to a gathering called ‘Protecting Place’ which will take place on May 17th in Inver, Co. Mayo.

Please spread the word about this event if you can. If you can invite people who might not hear about it online or by email that would be fantastic. If you can put up poster or two where you live that would be brilliant too.

Full programme is nearly ready, with more details about travel and accommodation read full story / add a comment
meath / rights and freedoms / event notice Monday April 28, 2014 23:29 by Save Navan Hospital
The Save Navan Hospital campaign are organising a protest to vent their anger at the proposals to downgrade the Accident and Emergency department at Our Lady’s Hospital following a meeting last week attended by over 100 people.

Local campaigners fear they have just over a year to save Navan’s emergency department following a clear indication from senior HSE management two weeks ago that the facility will be relocated to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda next year
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dublin / crime and justice / event notice Monday April 28, 2014 23:09 by ispc   image 1 image
On the morning of Wednesday 7th May Irish multinational CRH will hold their Annual General Meeting in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign plan a protest outside the venue. Press reports suggest that CRH are thinking about ditching their toxic Israeli assets which are involved in building the illegal apartheid wall and settlements in Israeli-occupied Palestine.

This is a call out to all solidarity activists to turn up on the morning and let them know that you think that would be a good idea! read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Monday April 28, 2014 23:04 by ispc   image 1 image
The Irish Feminist Network presents a pub quiz in aid of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, a Ramallah-based Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution that works to support Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Monday April 28, 2014 22:38 by wsm
At this open meeting the organisers of DABF 2014 will explain what is involved in putting on the Anarchist Bookfair and invite feedback & critique of both specific aspects of the book fair this year and the overall year on year organisational process. read full story / add a comment
On Saturday, 3rd May 2014, RSF will commemorate the 22 Irish republicans who died on hunger strike between 1917 and 1981.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Monday April 28, 2014 16:02 by Sharon.   text 2 comments (last - sunday may 04, 2014 15:23)   image 5 images
Republicans to remember and commemorate the sacrifice made by the 22 Irish men who died on hunger strike between the years 1917 and 1981. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / workers issues / event notice Sunday April 27, 2014 20:02 by 1 of Indymedia   image 1 image
Stand Up Fight Back ! May Day Thurs 1st May 6:30pm Parnell Square, Dublin 2. The annual May Day march & rally takes place on Thurs May 1st, assembling at Parnell Square at 6.30pm. Join with the Dublin Council of Trade Unions, workers, communities, youth, students and unemployed to demand an end to Austerity and to stand up for our rights. Please invite people and leaflets will be available from trade union buildings. Bring yourselves, your colleagues and union banners read full story / add a comment
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dublin / housing / event notice Sunday April 27, 2014 19:34 by 1 of Indymedia   text 1 comment (last - monday april 28, 2014 22:12)   image 2 images
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) is facing a housing crisis. As international financial vulture funds descend on Dublin and are forcing up the property prices again as they seek to get a return on their billions because bank interest rates are so low, this has resulted in rents rising where they are now highest in the country. The result has been that now thousands of families are unable to afford the rents as they are being forced up by landlords. In DLR there are over 4,000 families on the housing waiting list. The national figure is 90,000.

An emergency protest for housing is taking place outside outside the Town Hall while the council have a housing meeting. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / anti-war / event notice Sunday April 27, 2014 19:28 by shannon-watch   image 1 image
Shannonwatch, in conjunction with The Bottom Dog publication, are proud to host a public talk by peace activist, writer and actress Margaretta D'Arcy in the Mechanics Institute, Hartstonge St., Limerick on Thursday May 1st at 7pm. Margaretta served almost 10 weeks of a three month prison sentence for protesting the use of Shannon Airport by US military, and was only released on March 22. She will talk about her life of activism and the ongoing campaign to rid Shannon of the US military. read full story / add a comment
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