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galway / arts and media / event notice Thursday May 06, 2010 15:01 by Fred Johnston
Poet débuts his collection to a musical background read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday April 28, 2010 14:56 by Galway Revolutionary Left
Getting the page into the public eye, informing the public that we're fed up sick and tired of the current "government", and that we want to inform the youth of Galway that there is an alternative, and hopefully inspire similar movements in other towns and cities in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday April 25, 2010 02:17 by donlylemore
Our European Commissioner was ''doorstepped '' and asked about her current pension/s in the light of the waiver of pension entitlements in the case of a retiring banker ...
With an overly hasty riposte she said to the reporter "That is a question that I have refused to comment on up to now and I continue to refuse to comment on it.''
The pique was palpable , and the affront visible .. she then canceled an arranged interview with RTE .
..but she is not alone .. and FG and Labour also have their formidable pension earners while still working..
and some ( teachers ) .. are they still blocking the appointment of a full time pensionable locum tenens ? - ''subs '' while they are in politics..and accruing more years for their teacher's pension also..

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galway / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Monday April 19, 2010 12:55 by Paula Geraghty   video 1 video file
Trade Union TV presents the Restaurant Workers Action Group protest at Supermac's Eyre Square Galway to defend restaurant workers minimum wages (16/04/2010)

Start you week with a little bit of resistance! read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / event notice Monday April 19, 2010 08:10 by Martha
Latin American Week Festival once more in Gort with the theme Food Sovereignty. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday April 18, 2010 21:05 by donkylemore   text 6 comments (last - wednesday april 21, 2010 14:38)
The Curia has protected the Pope with a venal beguile The defence of their errant priests and bishops is to launch an attack of a tripartite nature ; the church as victim; the blame lies with the victims; the problem was one of incipient homosexuality . The three factors were advanced separately over the past 10 days by the pope and 2 different theologians . Not just ordinary Curia sycophants , but doctrinaire heavy hitters.
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday April 16, 2010 15:32 by LASC   text 1 comment (last - friday april 16, 2010 15:35)
Recipe for disaster: who is cooking the global meal? read full story / add a comment
galway / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday April 14, 2010 14:25 by Migrants' Rights   text 3 comments (last - wednesday april 14, 2010 17:36)
The Migrant Rights Centre has called a protest outside Supermac's Eyre Square at 1pm on Friday 16th April.

Supermac's is one of a number of restaurants calling for a one euro reduction in the national minimum wage, even though it saw its pre-tax profits quadruple last year!

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galway / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday April 13, 2010 09:46 by Sarah C

Galway’s annual celebration of all things Latino kicks off next week and as usual includes a myriad of free public events including film screenings, talks, literary readings, a table quiz and a visiting guest speaker from ‘Via Campesina’ the international peasants movement. The full program of events is available below and from www.galwayowc.org
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday April 06, 2010 23:08 by Maura Harrington   text 11 comments (last - thursday april 15, 2010 20:20)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Shell to Sea activists from Galway and Mayo have spent a productive two days at both the INTO and ASTI conferences which are taking place in Galway this week. read full story / add a comment
Fred Johnston - two festivals to his name
galway / arts and media / event notice Saturday April 03, 2010 17:12 by Western Writers Centre   image 1 image
In 1986 he founded a festival exclusively devoted to poetry - Cúirt Fhilíochta Idirnáisiúnta na Gaillimhe. What followed the success of the first festival was shameful - but he says it's for another day. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday March 27, 2010 23:40 by donkylemore   text 1 comment (last - monday march 29, 2010 16:27)
What do the greens stand for anymore
They are Not about

1. Openness in government
2 not about reforming politics
3 not about accountability
4. Not about scaling the government down
5 not about protecting our revered sites and places of veneration
6 not about Honesty

A query and a reply illustrates something about a character type read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday March 27, 2010 15:27 by Nora
In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes the increasing American war front across the world: from Afghanistan to Africa and Latin America. This is the Third World War in all but name, waged by the only aggressive "ism" that denies it is an ideology and threatened not by introverted tribesmen in faraway places but by the anti-war instincts of its own citizens. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / news report Thursday March 25, 2010 17:18 by Kevin Rattigan   text 3 comments (last - saturday march 27, 2010 12:06)   image 5 images
St Patrick’s Day saw Galway Shell to Sea organise a city-wide day of action and outreach. Massive crowds flocked to the city for the culmination of the Galway St. Patrick’s week festival and parade. The all-Ireland Irish language marathon “Rith 2010” also finished in the city centre on the same day. Given all this, Galway S2S felt such an opportunity was not to be missed to inform people about the plight of Rossport and the war Shell, Statoil and Vermillion Oil are waging against its residents with full support of the Irish State. The abhorrent jailing of Pat O’ Donnell was much publicised also. Over 400 copies of the excellent “Someday Independent” were distributed, along with copies of the Afri documents, DVDs and more. 6 banners were hung throughout the city’s busiest intersections, including directly over the parade route. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday March 24, 2010 18:48 by GAAW PRO   text 7 comments (last - thursday march 25, 2010 15:09)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
So you are urgently in need of an Irish passport? Well never fear. Forget the queues at the passport office in Molesworth St, Dublin. Thanks to the actions of the Galway Alliance Against War today, Wednesday 24th March, a new Israeli Consulate was set up on Galway’s Shop Street. And as everyone knows, if you need an Irish passport in a hurry then just go to the Israelis and especially to Mossad.
Brandishing the Star of David flag GAAW members were handing out fake Irish passports to anyone who wanted one. No questions asked. And if you had your own Irish passport handy the same people were offering 5000 Israeli shekels to be allowed to clone it. All in defence of the Israeli state, don’t you know.? read full story / add a comment
Geshuri toxic emissions
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday March 23, 2010 22:41 by TD   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 06, 2010 14:30)   image 4 images   video 2 video files
Toxic Apartheid Israel : Specialising in the manufacture of pesticides, fertilisers and other chemicals, the Israeli company, Geshuri, forced to leave the Israeli coastal city of Netanyana on account of its plants toxic emissions simply relocated to land, stolen for the purpose, on the outskirts of the Palestinian city of Tulkarem in the north-east of the West Bank where the pollution, unabated and continues apace. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / event notice Monday March 22, 2010 16:15 by LASC
In conjunction with the Progressive Film Club and LASC we have organised two showings of a new film about Venezuela. At both venues, the film makers, Mike Wayne & Deirdre O’Neill will be introducing and talking about their film. “Listen to Venezuela” (125 minutes). The film takes the viewer into a contemporary revolution and extraordinary experiment in radical democracy and social justice.

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Tree planting in Galway
galway / environment / event notice Sunday March 21, 2010 14:23 by OP   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 25, 2010 16:40)   image 1 image
Community Tree Planting Finally Returns to Galway! For the first time since 2006, a mass 'Plantathon' will take place in Galway city!
From 12 to 4pm on Sunday March 28th, the people of Galway are asked to take part in a double event in the Terryland Forest Park organised under the auspices of Galway City Council. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday March 19, 2010 14:12 by donkylemore   text 23 comments (last - thursday march 25, 2010 16:35)   image 1 image
Forget about Blair ..
As the baroness leads the EU team to negotiate in the region with the other members of the quartet
what can be achieved .
-Nothing unless sanctions are applied against Israel and the UN courts come out with less ambiguous deliberations .
The danger is that situation will escalate into another JIhad and open an opportunity for Iran to enter the fray.. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 16, 2010 13:25 by donkylemore
Both Shia communities In Iran and Iraq can see that ‘’ the enemy of my enemy is also my friend ‘’ and in this regard they will find common ground in their distrust of the West and Israel with possibly dreadful consequences .
So while it suited the US to have Iran and Iraq locked in a decade of war , the tables are perversely reversed now .
Mission Accomplished ?
The world is in a more parlous state after G.W Bush's military folly

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