Activist Tommy Donnellan shot while filming in Palestine 06:48 May 22 8 comments
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Peace in Colombia: Reality, Myth and Wishful Thinking 20:13 May 18 0 comments
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For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
Contradiction piled on contradiction? 08:23 Thu May 23, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Speaking of the Phoenix, SF and FF 07:58 Thu May 23, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Old Student Union Manifestos? including Brendan Doris, Joe Duffy and Mark Little 19:54 Wed May 22, 2013 | irishelectionliterature
Corporate power speaking truth to power? in the US and closer to home? 19:24 Wed May 22, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
The Phoenix 30 Year edition 13:01 Wed May 22, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Ode To The Minister For State Security Thu May 23, 2013 10:09 | Kevin Higgins
Yes, Say it Again: Ireland IS a Tax Haven and it?s Worked Hard to Be That Way Wed May 22, 2013 18:13 | Donagh Brennan
Understanding European Movements: New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles... Wed May 22, 2013 13:32 | Irish Left Review
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
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
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. read full story / add a comment
LONDON - Catholic Workers join solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strike - tip of the iceberg in U.S. "dirty wars"
international / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday May 23, 2013 08:46 by Ciaron 1 comment (last - thursday may 23, 2013 09:20)
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 http://dirtywars.org/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 http://tinyurl.com/ap9ayy7 we will know our work is far from over. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Wednesday May 22, 2013 19:19 by maothail lad 19 comments (last - thursday may 23, 2013 12:50) 1 image
Source: Metropolitan Police, BBC, ITN, Sky, etc
An incident in South East London this afternoon where a man was run over and then beheaded by the two men in the vehicle. The two guys then went for the armed response unit and were shot.
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 22, 2013 18:03 by Brian Clarke 3 comments (last - thursday may 23, 2013 12:21) 1 image 1 video file
Occasionally I find an article in the Irish Times that is worth reading, sometimes written by Vincent Browne, which makes me wonder is Vincent one of us ? What do you think?
"Government zealously protects the wealthy in Ireland’s Wild West tax haven
Column: There is a determination not to disturb the contentedness of the wealthy by even a modest increase in income tax
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international / anti-war / news report Wednesday May 22, 2013 11:19 by Stasia 2 comments (last - wednesday may 22, 2013 14:45)
Sun newspaper, Wed May 22 2013:
There is still [a British] appetite to influence world affairs.
UK troops are supporting operations in Mali and Somalia and are on stand-by to aid the government in Libya.
During his two-day trip, Mr Hammond congratulated Brits at Koulikoro base, who are deployed with Irish troops for the first time since 1922. He said the Queen’s 2011 trip to Ireland brought a change in Anglo-Irish relations.
Sgt Gerry Setright, 49, of the Irish Defence Forces, said of working with the Brits: “It’s been a pleasure. We are closer than people think.”
Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our...aRMDs read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Wednesday May 22, 2013 06:48 by wageslave 8 comments (last - thursday may 23, 2013 12:37) 1 image 1 video file
Well respected activist and contributor to indymedia was shot and injured by the Israeli military while filming a protest in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank in Palestine on good Friday. He is ok but sustained a nasty injury to his arm. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday May 22, 2013 06:08 by lefty 1 comment (last - wednesday may 22, 2013 10:49) 2 images 1 attached file
Apple claim to have negotiated an agreement with the Irish government whereby they paid 2% tax or less. In this time of deep austerity, it's time to kick out these US tax dodgers and instead focus on giving support to indigenous small businesses. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Sunday May 19, 2013 17:01 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 1 image
The Rossport Solidarity Camp is setting up this year for one special week from June 21st to June 30th.
On June 1st we are planning to begin building the camp in earnest and will need plenty help all through June to get set up.
Preparation on the ground has been already begun, and if you are available to help out between now and then, there is plenty to do.
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In this week's issue:
SECTARIAN LEFT: SVENGALIS OF LEFT UNITY BLOCK UNITY
Peter Manson examines two contrasting views of the new attempt to revive Labourism
ZIONIST MYTHS: HEBREW VERSUS JEWISH IDENTITY
This is an expanded version of the talk given by Moshé 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 http://www.cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/962 read full story / add a comment
international / workers issues / 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 and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday May 18, 2013 06:40 by Brian Clarke 1 image 1 video file
A commoner in British Occupied Ireland, can be designated a “terrorist” on the secret, unaccountable dictat of the unelected British Viceroyal Villiers, without notice and without a trial. Under CMPs(Closed Material Procedures) any Irish person may be jailed, simply on vaguely-defined, highly paid “material support,” against any person or group, labeled by the Viceroyal as “terrorist.” Any political dissent, such as wearing green, as in a recent incident, or singing a 'Celtic Song', or holding a piece of paper at an Easter ceremony, can be labeled as “terrorism” or “material support for terrorism,”
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The Cold War on British Muslims: an Examination of Policy Exchange and The Centre for Social Cohesion
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
Homeland security in the US has frozen the account of one of the largest Bitcoin traders "Dwolla" read full story / add a comment
Eleak called to create a Herri Harresia (People´s Wall ) to avoid arrest of four youths from Navarre in the Basque Country
international / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday May 16, 2013 22:04 by Solidarity with the Basque Country 1 comment (last - wednesday may 22, 2013 15:15) 1 image
On the 26 of May the Spanish Supreme Cout will analize the sentence against four youths. In that situation, and with last news about Urtza Alkorta's imprisonment, Eleak movement has made a call to create a new Herri Harresia (Human Wall). read full story / add a comment
Yassamine Mather looks at the candidates for the presidency, who have to be approved by a council of clerics, and reckons they have anything to offer to the ordinary people.
On the last available day, ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani registered as a presidential candidate. Rafsanjani was the Islamic republic’s fourth president and is standing as a ‘reformist’. In reality he is the candidate of capitalism and probably one of the richest men in Iran. The newst that Rafsanjani had entered the race ‘to save the country’ generated hysteria. The principlists (conservative, hard-line supporters of ayatollah Ali Khamenei) accuse Rafsanjani of holding back before making his last-minute move in order to surprise his opponents. There is some truth to this claim: principlists entered the presidential elections with at least 7 serious candidates and another 14 less serious contenders. Had they known they would be facing such a figure, they would have tried to rally round a single candidate. read full story / add a comment
Press statement: Joe Higgins TD
Joe Higgins TD seeks topical issue debate tomorrow in Dáil 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 Dáil 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
Where are the UN/EU Sanctions? Where are the calls for intervention? Oh! I forgot, its home to the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet and there was intervention: in 2011 Saudi Arabia intervened to crush the protesters, Full text at link.
Thousands of anti-government activists flocked to the streets of the Shiite village of Daih in Bahrain to protest against the torture of victims arrested by the minority Sunni-ruled monarchy. The frustrated mob held up signs that read: “Manama, capital of torture,” and waved the national flag.
“Torture is a practice rooted in the security agencies,” in Bahrain, the main Shiite opposition bloc Al-Wefaq said in a statement. It added that these practice were “embedded in the security doctrine - corrupt and hostile to the citizens.” read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Friday May 10, 2013 19:40 by Brian Clarke 4 comments (last - friday may 17, 2013 16:58) 2 images 1 video file
The following article was published in some Irish American newspapers on May the 8th. It is another another insight in to the standard of healthcare in Ireland under the leadership Minister James Reilly, with the support of the Irish Labour Party.It is well known fact worldwide, even in the third world that Ireland is one of the worst places to get sick. In this article April Drew an American certainly agrees from first hand experience. read full story / add a comment
Come by and rock the BINZ. read full story / add a comment
What was the the reasoning behind the Israeli attacks on Syria?Was this agreed with Obama or did Netanyahu exceed his remit. Full text at link.
Over the weekend of May 4-5 Israel launched air raids against targets in Syria. Yassamine Mather and Moshé Machover, two members of the Hands Off the People of Iran steering committee, discuss the issues raised by this latest development
YM: The two Israeli air raids into Syrian territory have to be looked at in the context of the current Syrian civil war and realignment of regional powers. However, there is an Iranian dimension to all this. According to some Iranian military strategists, “Syria is the 35th province [of Iran] and a strategic province for us. If the enemy attacks us and wants to appropriate either Syria or Khuzestan [in southern Iran], the priority is that we keep Syria.”1
According to ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s most senior foreign policy adviser, Ali Akbar Velayati, “Syria has a very basic and key role in the region of promoting firm policies of resistance … for this reason an attack on Syria would be considered an attack on Iran and Iran’s allies.”2
Until May 4-5, there could have been no doubt that, in the event of a military attack by US or Israeli forces, Iran’s first line of defence would be a retaliation against Israel using Hezbollah, who in turn would rely on Syrian military support. The Israeli bombings have clearly changed the situation and weakened Iran’s position considerably. What do you think? Am I right or is this a very Iran-centric analysis? read full story / add a comment
Thu May 23, 2013 11:55 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