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

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NAMA Wine Lake

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NATO Supports Turkey Who Support ISIS.
NATO: We Fully Support Turkey's Decision to Shoot Down Russian Jet

After “extraordinary meeting,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declares that “we stand in solidarity with Turkey and support the territorial integrity of our NATO Ally, Turkey” Src:

Turkey is mad as Russia for destroying over 500 Tankers used by ISIS to smuggle oil through Turkey and sold through BMZ Ltd, the maritime company of Bilal Erdoğan, the son of President Erdoğan of Turkey. QED.
See also: Russian Senator&Pilot: “This Was Erdogan’s Revenge for Loss of ISIL Cash Cow” and The Paris Attacks -What's Going On ?

international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday June 04, 2013 11:47 by Turing
1984 is here. Full text at link.

On May 1st, Cameron DAmbrosio was skipping school when he posted some lyrics that included a vague reference to the Boston Marathon Bombing and called the Whitehouse a federal house of horror. Shortly after that he was arrested and charged with Communicating a Terrorist Threat, a felony that carries 20 years in prison.

Here are the lyrics to the song that Cameron posted:

Im not in reality, So when u see me (expletive) go insane and make the news, the paper, and the (expletive) federal house of horror known as the white house, Dont (expletive) cry or be worried because all YOU people (expletive) caused this (expletive).

(Expletive) a boston bominb wait till u see the (expletive) I do, Ima be famous rapping, and beat every murder charge that comes across me! read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday June 04, 2013 11:30 by Sam Malone   text 1 comment (last - monday june 24, 2013 23:53)
On Thursday 30/5/13 a number to protestors attended the Dail in Kildare Street to repeat their claims of widespread criminal wrongdoing and corruption within the Garda Siochana (police). The recent Wallace Shatter story was overshadowed by the stories of those people protesting for justice in their cases. The majority of the protestors have been protesting for years and have indisputable evidence of criminal wrongdoing against them. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Sunday June 02, 2013 23:49 by Seana Sperling
Group Bullying (Mobbing) and Group Stalking is becoming a problem globally, but because of the U.S. involvement in two wars, some Peace Activists, Leftwing Educators and Writers in the U.S. are being bullied and stalked by groups of people that feel the activists and scholars are un-American. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / other press Saturday June 01, 2013 12:37 by John Cornford
The latest edition of the Weekly Worker is now available online at

In this week's issue:

Peter Manson contrasts the speakers lists for Marxism 2013 and Counterfire

The murder of a soldier highlights the irrationality of bourgeois politics - but also the failure of the left, argues Paul Demarty read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday May 31, 2013 11:20 by Dave   text 14 comments (last - sunday june 02, 2013 13:07)
'Adana - Adana Security Directorate, which began after the massacre of Reyhanlı connected with the organization Al-Qaeda and detained 12 suspects in the operation against Al Nusra Front, 5 was released. Seized two kilograms of sarin gas in the addresses of the accused.

Intelligence and Terrorism Al-Qaeda organization and the follow-up of the Department in connection with the preparation of action was determined that El Nusra Front. Adana and Mersin in the addresses of 12 people alleged to be members of the organization identified, were detained in the operation. Calls made staying at the addresses suspects, lots of information, documents and digital data were seized. Also belonging to the suspects were taken to secure the weapons and bullets for review. In addition, the addresses of the suspects were seized two kilograms of sarin gas on.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday May 30, 2013 10:29 by Laura Duffy
Michael Campbell is an Irish political prisoner currently detained in Lithuania in conditions that breach his Human Rights read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday May 29, 2013 15:31 by Turing
Dear Friends,

We are writing to you in these most difficult and challenging times as regards BNP's
planned march from Woolwich to Lewisham Islamic Centre on Saturday, 1 June 2013.
As you will be aware, the aim and purpose of the march to conclude in our Borough
and outside our Centre is to create discord, division and disunity amongst the
people of the of this great Borough. This is not just an attack on Islam, it is an
attack on community cohesion, diversity and everything we all stand for. We are one
Borough and we are the majority and we must not allow these fringe expressions of
hatred incited by groups such as the BNP and EDL start to flourish on our doorstep. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday May 29, 2013 15:20 by Kathy Kelly
A few evenings ago, as the sky began to darken here in Kabul, Afghanistan, a small group of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, (APVs), gathered for an informal presentation about WikiLeaks, its chief editor Julian Assange, and its most prominent contributor, Bradley Manning. Basir Bita, a regular visitor to the APV household, began the evenings discussion noting that June 1st will mark the beginning of Bradley Mannings fourth year in prison. Two days later his trial will begin, a trial which could sadly result in his imprisonment for a life sentence. June 1st also begins an international week of support and solidarity, aimed at thanking Bradley Manning. #ThankManning! read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday May 28, 2013 08:39 by Solidarity   text 5 comments (last - thursday june 06, 2013 22:13)
VID (6 mins) - Bradley Manning is in jail for us, We're on the streets for him! - Mobilise Sat June 1st read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday May 23, 2013 19:22 by No Fracking Ireland
Press Conference / Public welcome - Friday 24th - Dublin in Buswells Hotel - 4pm on Molesworth Street opposite Dail Entrance

How and Why the Irish EPA must ensure Human Health and our Environment are Protected Against the "Fracking" Industry
Internationally renowned researcher and campaigner Dr.Mariann Lloyd Smith and Juliet Duff, Chairperson of Irish Doctors Environmental Association on the impacts of 'fracking' (unconventional gas extraction)

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international / environment / other press Thursday May 23, 2013 18:08 by Systemic Disorder
Regardless of what the actual total of livestock contribution to global warming, it is part of the problem and we ignore it at our collective peril.
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international / arts and media / press release Thursday May 23, 2013 12:34 by Return Fire
Our new zine Return Fire is now available. It's a diverse mix with liberatory aims, which we hope to be informative and inspiring for anyone who decides to make their life a weapon against the dominant order.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday May 23, 2013 08:46 by Ciaron   text 4 comments (last - tuesday may 28, 2013 08:54)
Last week, we made our way to the book launch of Dirty Wars - the world is a battlefield" by former New York Catholic Worker now celebrated investigatory journalist Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy gave an excellent speech naming Guantanamo as the most visible point of a massive iceberg of a U.S. policy of torture and assassination. So if Obama closes Guantanamo and escalates his assassination program while maintaining other black site torture chambers we will know our work is far from over. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday May 19, 2013 04:06 by John Cornford
In this week's issue:

Peter Manson examines two contrasting views of the new attempt to revive Labourism

This is an expanded version of the talk given by Mosh Machover at the March 3 London conference, Reclaiming an Alternative Jewish Culture and Identity

The latest edition of the Weekly Worker is now available online at read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Saturday May 18, 2013 20:13 by Lara Montesinos Coleman and Gearoid O Loingsigh
An analysis of the Colombian peace process that takes on the myths about "peace" and the rush to support yet another defeat for workers and peasant movements in Colombia. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Friday May 17, 2013 21:55 by Turing
Interesting report on the State attacks on British Muslims and the role played by private think tanks.

This report attempts to understand the current climate of fear being whipped-up against Muslims in Britain by examining two right-wing think-tanks: the Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC) and Policy Exchange. The report maintains that the arguments advanced by these thinktanks represent a reversion to the failed counter-subversion strategies of the past.

The report also argues that right-wing think-tanks have understated the rise of Islamophobia on the far-right and in some cases condoned the rise of groups such as the English Defence League (EDL) because of their own links to the counter-jihad movement. read full story / add a comment
Press statement: Joe Higgins TD

Joe Higgins TD seeks topical issue debate tomorrow in Dil on Bus Eireann strike

Challenge Minister Varadkar on his desire to engineer privatisation of company

Despite possibility of talks there is no basis to call of strike until cuts in pay and conditions are rescinded

Following on from his previous statement of support for the striking Bus Eireann workers and his subsequent visits to the picket lines in Broadstone and Busaras Joe Higgins TD has today submitted a request to the Ceann Comhairle for a topical issue debate to be held in the Dil tomorrow on the dispute:

"I want an opportunity tomorrow to put directly to Minister Varadkar the points that the workers on the picket line made to me about this dispute. It is undeniable that Minister Varadkar supports the wholesale privatisation of Bus Eireann and is willing to use his position in government to help engineer that end. I want to put to him directly points that were made to me about the levels of six figure executive pay in the firm, recent pay hikes these top brass have obtained and the 70 million that has been banked by CIE. It has been raised with me and party colleagues by some of the workers that the government want the company to financially sink as a prelude to selling it off. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday May 03, 2013 23:49 by Turing
Yes, the attempt to blame Stria for the use of Chemical Weapons just won't stick. It looks as if the "rebels" were responsible. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell under President George W. Bush said yesterday that the Syrian chemical weapons could be a Israeli false flag operation.

Vid and full story at link.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday May 02, 2013 06:42 by dubaltg8   text 11 comments (last - monday may 13, 2013 20:20)
In his Ceasefire review, Dan Glazebrook examines Maximilian Forte's withering indictment of liberal humanitarianism and its collusion in imperialist designs on Africa, as seen in NATO's Libya campaign of 2011. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 01, 2013 05:00 by Anthony Ravlich
Includes a brief description of neoliberal absolutism and a plan for youth to fight for their individual rights in a globalized world requiring a global ethical human rights approach. read full story / add a comment
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