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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

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international / environment / event notice Tuesday March 26, 2013 13:45 by Latin America Solidarity Centre
international / environment / event notice Tuesday March 26, 2013 12:50 by Latin America Solidarity Centre
international / environment / event notice Tuesday March 26, 2013 12:33 by Latin America Solidarity Centre
BELFAST Sat 13th, Mon 22nd, Tue 23rd, Wed 24th APRIL read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday March 25, 2013 23:58 by Newsmedia
From 'traitor' to Hero - whistleblower Bradley Manning is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize read full story / add a comment
international / environment / event notice Monday March 25, 2013 16:14 by Latin America Solidarity Centre
GALWAY Fri 5th & Tue 9th APRIL - GORT Sun 7th APRIL read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday March 24, 2013 20:32 by Gale Vogel   text 2 comments (last - thursday march 28, 2013 23:37)
The enthusiasm of people at a recent business offer presentation in the Dublin hotel was contagious. The queues for foreign jobs at a job fare was the opposite. A constant contagion of exploitation of those in need is evident in offers for opportunities offered. Job offers implied following training, the costs invested and the disappointment following discovering it to be not quite accurate have lead to increases in suffering and stress. The promise of cheap holidays and earnings from investing in this hope is growing tiresome. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday March 22, 2013 21:01 by Case Carver   text 2 comments (last - monday march 25, 2013 14:16)
The political agenda regarding foreign policy,is to continue to spend American resources on what is still far too much for Israel’s objectives (such as war with Syria and Iran), ; as these goings-on continue to motivate more dismantlement of American Constitutional liberties here at home (in order to get away with their forms of betrayal (treason) to our founding fathers’ American Creed (which is not protecting the Holy Land) and to true interests of the American peoples. We now continue to live within a tyranny of corrupt betrayal. So to ban the personal right to own rapid-fire weapons here in the United States could happen within this significant context of an ever-evolving totalitarian reality that continues to wrap its dangerous tentacles around our quickly dying freedoms.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday March 21, 2013 20:19 by CPIR
The camp régime must enter into talks with the prisoners and provide guarantees that religion will not be used against the internees as an instrument of torture.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday March 20, 2013 15:52 by Justin Morahan
A hunger strike in the infamous Camp Delta in Guantanamo has been ongoing for over four weeks by a large number of prisoners who are protesting their mistreatment and abuse by US military authorities and the Obama administration’s refusal to repatriate prisoners who have been cleared for release. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday March 20, 2013 11:58 by Audio   text 3 comments (last - tuesday march 26, 2013 09:35)
10 years after the start of one of the most contested wars in modern history, dissident island radio (London) assembled a panel of seasoned anti-war activists who have been active in opposing the Iraq war.
http://tinyurl.com/c9pog98 read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday March 19, 2013 23:32 by No Pasaran
BEN MURRAY MEMORIAL

On Saturday, March 9th, at Moy Bridge, Aughnacloy, a memorial was unveiled to Ben Murray, who resided close by. The construction of the monument was organised by a group from North Monaghan and South Tyrone, supported by the Friends of Charlie Donnelly and a broad group of Left and Republican organisations.

Ben Murray was a trade unionist and left-wing activist, who was killed fighting fascism in Aragon, Spain, in March, 1938. The unveiling took place on a cold, wet and windy Saturday afternoon, following the wreath-laying ceremony at Edendork, Dungannon, at the Charlie Donnelly monument. read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Sunday March 17, 2013 21:34 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   text 7 comments (last - wednesday march 20, 2013 12:54)
We are living in a society where the combination of fractional-reserve banking (lending out multiples of deposits) helped along by quantitative easing (printing almost unlimited quantities of money) based on fiat currencies (money without intrinsic value) has created exponential growth for the world’s financial elites. This led to unprecedented bubbles in the property market as banks made it easy for people to borrow more money than they would have been allowed in the past when a conservative banker guideline for a home buyer was to have a two to two and a half times mortgage-to-salary ratio.
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday March 17, 2013 15:14 by anon   text 4 comments (last - monday march 25, 2013 23:13)
lets not get weak knees lets have open debate without censorship and respect there has been a lot of media analysis about the election of the recent Pope
Do we need to get excited should he come clean and tell us about the truth of the political reality of the Military Junta of Argentina. cozy ties with the institutional church. who remained silent about the junta complicity of the disappearance of people also murder of political activists opposed to the junta read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Wednesday March 13, 2013 18:45 by Elric
The Chair of the Grass Roots Left Gerry Downing was summarily dismissed on Tuesday 12th by Metroline Travel at its Cricklewood garage a spurious charge of “inappropriate behaviour towards members of the public whilst driving a route 210”

The dismissal was clearly politically motivated during the election campaign of Jerry Hicks for General Secretary of Unite. It comes on the heel of the libel action taken by Unite against Gerry and the Weekly Worker by Unite’s Regional Industrial Officer Wayne King over an article defending sacked Sovereign buses Convenor Abdul Omer Mohsin on 12 January 2012. This action was initiated by Thompson’s solicitors on 5 December, the day after the snap General Secretary election was called by the Executive Council on 4 December.

His letter to Unite’s General Secretary and Executive Council on 30 December remains unanswered. Gerry has been a thorn in the side of Metroline for over two decades as he says in his submission to the hearing:
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday March 13, 2013 15:39 by Free Bradley Manning   text 2 comments (last - wednesday march 13, 2013 17:47)
Manning Statement Audio Leaked in Opposition to 'Extreme Secrecy in Our Courts'
First time the public has heard Manning's voice since his initial arrest in early 2010
- Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer
LEAKED AUDIO - http://tinyurl.com/cobahuv read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / event notice Tuesday March 12, 2013 23:55 by Elric
The Legacy of Chavez, a talk by José Antonio Gutiérrez of LASC on Thursday 14th March, 19:30, at AP203 in Aras an Phiarsaigh, Trinity College Dublin. Organised by TCD Sinn Féin

Map: http://www.tcd.ie/Maps/map.php?q=Aras+an+Phiarsaigh read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday March 12, 2013 10:00 by AIMS Ireland
This past weekend, as the nation celebrated International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, an Irish Maternity Hospital initiated an invasive procedure on a pregnant woman against her will. ‘Mother A’ was denied patient autonomy and the right to informed refusal when the drastic and unprecedented measure of an emergency High Court sitting was called in order to compel her to undergo a Caesarian section. The risk of uterine rupture was cited as one of the main reasons for the urgency in this case but this risk is widely reported as being 0.1% or 1/1000. This is what Dr. Michael Turner, Obstetrician at the Coombe Hospital has called: “exaggerated, professional scaremongering...and it must stop”. (VBAC Conference, 2012) read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday March 11, 2013 08:39 by hj foley
What follows is a short history of Tibet and the role which the current Dali Lama has played.
Some of the facts may surprise you read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Saturday March 09, 2013 00:55 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   text 1 comment (last - monday march 11, 2013 23:15)
A new nationwide opinion poll in Ireland has shown that people are becoming more and more disillusioned with the political process leading one to wonder if democracy (people rule) has simply become demopsefia (people vote). This type of disillusionment is becoming widespread across Europe in general. While no one is naive enough to believe all the promises of politicians, in recent years the desires of the electorate seem to be ever more blatantly subsumed to the financial interests/problems of recent governments. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Thursday March 07, 2013 02:53 by Elric
Another analysis of the dangers posed by an FSA armed with chemical weapons and a timely reminder of the monster that is the Saudi Regime. Full text at link.

While Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was questioning the former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, during his Secretary of Defense nomination hearing, she mentioned chemical weapons and Syria. I think that the good Senator should be aware that the so-called Free Syrian Army is a real threat with their chemical weapons too. They have been backed by disreputable American allies such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar that are Wahhabi states that repress women, have terrible civil liberties, and no democratic rights whatsoever for their people. They are antediluvian states that are ripe for Arab Springs, and having genuine democracy sprout up in them. Saudi Arabia has invaded neighboring Bahrain, and continually worked to repress a grassroots democratic movement/revolution there as well. [1] read full story / add a comment
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