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For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
No2CrokePark2 ? More 13:15 Tue May 21, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Progressive Film Club 11:15 Tue May 21, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Pregnancy and class 08:00 Tue May 21, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
New LookLeft out now! 07:58 Tue May 21, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Professor Ray Kinsella in the Examiner on the Crisis 18:42 Mon May 20, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
In God?s Country 00:39 Mon May 13, 2013
Fishy Talks Galway, 13 May 2013 13:36 Sun May 12, 2013
The Indo: Think I Know The Choice I?d Make.. 17:22 Thu May 09, 2013
Alan Ahearne, Johnny Boy 13:24 Mon May 06, 2013
Who Benefits from Austerity? Mechanics Institute Limerick Summer School, 4 May 2013 23:59 Fri May 03, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Progressive Film Club Fundraiser with Ken Loach Tue May 21, 2013 13:56 | Irish Left Review
No2CrokePark2: Public Rally, Liberty Hall, Sat 25th of May @2pm Tue May 21, 2013 13:46 | Irish Left Review
Ireland Allows Google To Send it?s Profits Straight to Bermuda Company Which is ... Mon May 20, 2013 23:41 | Donagh Brennan
New LookLeft out now! Mon May 20, 2013 10:50 | Irish Left Review
Framing ?The Gatekeepers? Fri May 17, 2013 17:46 | Raymond Deane
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
A shot at bias in the media
Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14
Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04
The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48
The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47
The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
19 October 2012
Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America
Solidarity with Grand Jury Resisters
The Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America stand in
solidarity with three anarchist activists who have been incarcerated
in a United States federal detention center in SeaTac, Washington for
refusing to provide testimony about fellow activists before a federal
grand jury. read full story / add a comment
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
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday October 12, 2012 13:07 by Sudhama Ranganathan
So much good happens by way of the tax dollars the people of my home country, America, pay. We pay for emergency services that can keep us and our love ones safe, secure and healthy. We pay for our military which is there to protect the nation and guard against attack, invasion and military aggression against our nation and they also help out in emergency situations. We have social safety nets set up that ensure people still have the ability to get on their feet when and if they fall. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Friday October 05, 2012 19:59 by Contaminated Crow 1 comment (last - saturday october 06, 2012 09:15)
Last week two activists from Bhopal in India came to Ireland seeking solidarity and support for their campaign to force the American transnational corporation Dow Chemical to take responsibility for toxic waste abandoned in Bhopal by Union Carbide, which Dow Chemical took over in 2001. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Tuesday October 02, 2012 23:37 by pat c 4 comments (last - sunday october 07, 2012 22:01)
Russias Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has fired a warning shot across NATOs bows regarding provocations as a pretext for an open military attack on Syria. Full text at link.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has called on NATO and Middle East countries not to devise pretexts for military intervention in Syria. Russia has expressed concern that some provocation could occur at the Turkish-Syrian border that may give NATO the green light to intervene in Syria.
"In our contacts with our partners both in NATO and in the region, including on international forums, we have called on them not to look for pretexts in order to carry out a [military] operation," Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told reporters on Tuesday in Moscow. In such a scenario, NATO would be obliged to intervene in the conflict to defend Turkey, a NATO member. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Tuesday October 02, 2012 19:28 by Anthony Ravlich
Recent riots in Bangladesh between Muslims and Buddhists. Argues that Muslim anger is best directed towards supporting an ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization for World Peace - it would replace neoliberalism whose many human rights omissions are seen as the underlying cause of much conflict more so than any religious differences. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday September 30, 2012 00:33 by Luke Eastwood 2 comments (last - sunday october 07, 2012 06:54)
Bringing real change can only come through a non-violent opposition to oppression read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Friday September 28, 2012 23:11 by pat c 5 comments (last - wednesday october 03, 2012 10:51)
A crazy man addressed the United Nations yesterday, he seemed to believe that Iran posed a nuclear threat to world peace. He appeared unaware of Israels possession of up to 400 nuclear warheads while Iran has zero. This crazie is threatening to plunge the Middle East into War. Full text at link.
In a bellicose speech before the United Nations Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded a “red line” be placed on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, outlining a plan of action that would lead to war next year, if not sooner. Employing a crude cartoon drawing of a bomb with a lit fuse, Netanyahu said that action to physically destroy Iran’s nuclear program would have to take place before the uranium enrichment process began its final stage, which he claimed would happen around the spring or summer of 2013. “The hour is getting late, very late,” he declared. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:29 by pat c 1 comment (last - wednesday september 26, 2012 14:11)
No diplomacy from Obama, its election time, so its also time to threaten war against Iran.He ignores the fact that inspectors have found no evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons and of course he ignores Israels possession of 400 warheads. Full text at link.
President Barack Obama postured before the United Nations Tuesday as the champion of peace and democracy, while threatening war against Iran and demanding a crackdown against the wave of anti-US demonstrations that have swept the Middle East.This, Obama’s fourth address to an opening session of the UN General Assembly since taking office in 2009, was saturated with hypocritical invocations of “American values” and lies about Washington’s actions on the world stage. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 25, 2012 02:27 by Nathan Gilbert Quimpo
On September 21, forty years ago, President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law. For almost 13-and-a-half years afterwards, the country suffered terribly from a brutal and corrupt dictatorship. Among the victims of the grave violations of human rights under martial law were the following: 3,257 “salvaged” (summarily executed), 35,000 tortured, and 70,000 incarcerated, as documented by historian Alfred McCoy. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / other press Monday September 24, 2012 14:28 by pat c 1 comment (last - monday september 24, 2012 14:39)
As the Presidential election approaches Jimmy Carter praises the Venezuelan electoral system. Full text at link.
Speaking at an annual event last week in Atlanta for his Carter Centre foundation, the politician-turned philanthropist stated, “As a matter of fact, of the 92 elections that we’ve monitored, I would say the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world.”
Venezuela has developed a fully automated touch-screen voting system, which now uses thumbprint recognition technology and prints off a receipt to confirm voters’ choices. read full story / add a comment
Not all of the Syrian Opposition Groups wish to impose an Islamist Dictatorship by force of arms. There are long time dissidents who wish to achieve peaceful change, they have opposed the armed actions of the Islamists from the outset. The holding of the conference was facilitated through talks between the Russian and Syrian Foreign Ministers. Full text at link.
Syria opposition members are holding a meeting in the capital Damascus to debate peaceful ways out of the long-lasting bloody conflict. The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is boycotting the forum. Fifteen opposition groups and six movements are participating in the National Conference for Rescuing Syria, RIA Novosti news agency reports. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 18, 2012 11:31 by Anthony Ravlich
Expresses the opinion that the choice between neoliberalism and an ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization is a choice between war and peace. And also a concern at the effects of neoliberalism on the rebuilding of Christchurch following massive earthquakes. Considers New Zealand should pursue an independent path from the IMF and its neoliberal economic policies.
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Tony Greenstein circulated this release. He writes: The Freedom Theatre in Jenin, a symbol of Palestinian culture, saw its artistic director, Juliano Meir-Khamis murdered by unknown assassins last year. Almost certainly the work of Israel and PA, both have used the murder to further harass the Freedom Theatre. Zubeidi has been imprisoned, without trial for nearly 4 months by the Israeli owned and funded quisling Palestinian Authority of Abbas. This is the context in which a cultural boycott of Israel is being advocated in Britain against groups like Batsheva. Please act on this appeal.
On the 9th of September Zakaria Zubeidi announced that he will embark on a death fast, a complete food and fluid strike, in response to the continuous postponement of his release from Palestinian Authority prison. This effectively means that unless the Palestinian Authority releases Zakaria he will most probably not make it through the week.
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Journalist Neil Clark in an interview with RT speaks about how the US grip on the Arab world is crumbling. The US is reaping what it sowed when it overthrew Gaddfi. Full text and vid at link.
RT: What's your assessment of who's behind the worst of this violence – does it seem heavily-orchestrated to you?
Neil Clark: It does, actually. Remember the old saying, ‘You reap what you sow?’ The US is really reaping what it’s sowed. Let’s think back to February 2011. The US took part with NATO in the attack on Gaddafi’s Libya, bringing death and destruction. And they’ve created this violent situation. So while of course we condemn the attacks on the US consulate and the murder of Chris Stevens, we’ve got to put this in wider context. And this wouldn’t have happened had NATO not intervened last year. read full story / add a comment
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov exposes the hypocrisy of Western nations in refusing to condemn terrorist bombings in Syria. Full text at link.
The Security Council has always resolved that terrorism is unacceptable, Lavrov said. But for the first time, Western member-states deviated from this position after a bombing in Damascus killed several senior security officials, he said. According to Western nations, the bombing did not qualify as terrorism since the victims were the heads of power structures fighting against insurgents, Lavrov said, claiming he was dumbfounded by such an explanation.
Lavrov urged other members of the Security Council to condemn not only the Sunday bombing in the conflict-wracked Syrian city of Aleppo, which killed 27 people and wounded dozens, “but also a series of terrorist attacks that happened the same day in Iraq.” read full story / add a comment
On Friday, October 5th, a British military band are scheduled to play at the K Club in Co Kildare. The event has been co-organised by the the Security and Emergency Services Ireland Forum (SESIF) and The Jack and Jill Foundation, with the proceeds from the event being donated to the latter organisation. The SESIF is an organisation which purports to represent those who work in the 'ambulance, coast guard, fire, military, police, rescue and prisons' services. In reality much of its energies are devoted to rehabilitating the image of the paramilitary PSNI and the British Army in Ireland. The Jack and Jill Foundation is a children's charity which provides support to sick children and their families. read full story / add a comment
The Constitution Unit describes itself as ‘The UK's leading research body on constitutional change’. It was also said by Ben Rogers of Prospect Magazine: as 'preparing the ground for a hung parliament and enabling the creation of a coalition government...’
So, who controls the Constitution Unit? And who funds it? read full story / add a comment
Noam Chomssky identifies the real enemies of peace: the US and Israel. He points out: Thirty years ago Israel destroyed an Iraqi nuclear reactor. Most importantly: Iran engaged in nuclear development programs under the shah, with the strong support of official Washington. Full text at link.
Like its patron, Israel resorts to violence at will. It persists in illegal settlement in occupied territory, some annexed, all in brazen defiance of international law and the U.N. Security Council. It has repeatedly carried out brutal attacks against Lebanon and the imprisoned people of Gaza, killing tens of thousands without credible pretext. read full story / add a comment
Tue May 21, 2013 15:56 UK Indymedia Features
Anti-capitalists gear up for G8 protests Wed May 08, 2013 11:33 | Anti-capitalista | en
Rossport Solidarity Camp Week of Action 21st-30th June 2013 Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:45 | Rossport Solidarity Camp | en
Cuts Meeting at Birmingham Council House Blockaded Sat Mar 02, 2013 22:28 | IMC UK Features | en
Eileen House opened by Self-Organised London as new social space Sat Feb 23, 2013 08:01 | Self-Organised London | en
Secret City: Oxford Screening + Q+A Sun Feb 17, 2013 20:35 | AS | en