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IRISH POLITICIANS BETRAY GAZA
Irish political representatives shamefully abstain in crucial UN vote on Gaza

Ireland and 16 other EU countries abstained from the UN Human Rights Council resolution to set up a commission of inquiry into Gaza. Apparently over "concerns that the draft text was unbalanced, inaccurate and prejudges the outcome of the investigation." The resolution was approved with 29 votes in favour, one against (the United States) and 17 abstentions. More details see here
Ireland's ambassador to the UN Patricia O'Brien today said Ireland had
"a very valid reason not to support the resolution."
Yeah right Patricia, and the reason was our masters in the US embassy told us not to vote in favour and our spineless politicians meekly obeyed.

Update 03/08/2014:Just hours after an attack on a United Nations-operated school took the lives of 20 civilians last week, the US announced it would resupply Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city. Only several days later, the US Congress overwhelmingly approved an emergency measure to grant Israel $225 million in additional funding to boost the country’s missile defense capabilities. "

UPDATE 12th August: So far Israel has killed over 1949 Palestinians including
449 children. 9891 injured, including over 3000 children.
This count is increasing by the hour.

For a list of all names, see http://www.imemc.org/article/68429
- the website of the International Middle East Media Center.

national / irish social forum / press release Friday August 01, 2014 12:51 by Mick MacThomais   text 1 comment (last - friday august 01, 2014 13:38)
The average Iris person is presumed to create 17 tonnes of carbon a year. This is called our carbon footprint. Since the ratification of the Kyoto agreement by Ireland 2002 which seen quotas on carbon been produced,the value of the carbon credit has realised real wealth.

The average carbon credit in "laymans terms" trades on the open market for E20 per tonne. Companies with a big carbon production rate say 40,000 tonnes and a quota for only 10,000tonnes ,must purchase the deficit of carbon credits (30,000 tonnes) on the open market or invest in new carbon reducing machinery. read full story / add a comment
Peripheral Vision
dublin / irish social forum / event notice Friday March 28, 2014 00:52 by Eamon Mc Caughey   image 1 image
Progressive Film Club festival Slices of Life in the face of Life read full story / add a comment
Peripheral Vision
dublin / irish social forum / press release Friday March 28, 2014 00:40 by Eamon Mc Caughey   image 1 image
The Progressive is holding a weekend film festival Titled Slices of Life in the Face of Life at the Pearse centre From 4th to 6th of April read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / news report Monday February 10, 2014 15:58 by Grace L
Ireland's failure to protect Louisa O'Keefe & countless others is not about "human nature":
The institutionalized abuse of children is a social ill, the holdover of a long dark age, from which society is only just awakening. read full story / add a comment
Pro-Choice Enablers??
international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday April 28, 2013 16:03 by Brian Clarke   text 14 comments (last - thursday january 16, 2014 18:43)   image 6 images   video 3 video files
As someone who grew up in the culture of child abuse in east Galway, which now seems to be leading the country's policy on abortion or more accurately the lack thereof, I have always wanted to ask two principal questions, primarily to the enablers of systemic child abuse in Ireland.

Currently despite all the publicity about the culture of child rape in Ireland, the priority is the protection of the unborn to the detriment of the already born. I ask any decent person, if there still exists such a specimen on our island, with an ounce of nature left in them, to think about what I have written and have the courage to make a reply, that makes sense without getting personal. read full story / add a comment
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national / irish social forum / news report Wednesday March 20, 2013 14:07 by Charlie   image 1 image   1 attached file
Republican Network for Unity met at the ‘Croisbhealaí’ collective rooms in central Belfast on Tuesday March 19th , for the official public release of their latest publication ‘Revolutionary Republicanism’.
The publication sets out in concrete terms, our alternative proposals to the failed ways of constitutional Nationalism and suggests a clear and viable way forward for those who still propose National Liberation & Socialism as the real cure for Ireland’s ills.
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dublin / irish social forum / event notice Thursday March 14, 2013 15:45 by Susan Collins   1 attached file
‘The Coming Home Weekend’ is designed for people who have returned home from development work or volunteering overseas. The two days provide a fantastic opportunity to meet with other returned development workers and volunteers, hear each other's experiences, share tips for settling back, plan how to put to good use in Ireland the experiences gained overseas and have some fun! read full story / add a comment
Cliffs of Mohair
international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday February 10, 2013 09:37 by BrianClarke   text 2 comments (last - tuesday february 12, 2013 00:29)   image 8 images   video 1 video file
Unions, which organized the rallies, claimed more than 100,000 people attended, with 60,000 marching in Dublin. Demonstrators also protested in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Sligo and Waterford.

"It would be fatal for people to believe this issue is now resolved and we can all move on," David Begg a supposed Union leader said. "At the onset of the crisis Ireland had one of the lowest debt to GDP ratios in Europe. The difference between then and now is due entirely to Ireland socializing bank debt at the behest of the ECB, to save the European banking system."

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national / irish social forum / event notice Monday November 05, 2012 23:09 by RNU PRO
Published below is the RNU Position paper Standing Outside the 'Peace Process' read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Thursday November 01, 2012 14:35 by Nuala   text 5 comments (last - saturday november 03, 2012 19:51)
I don't read much but as far as I know, commentators and historians have been avoiding the obvious truth about Bloody Sunday 1972 read full story / add a comment
Arise! Sir James
international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 16, 2012 09:08 by BrianClarkeNUJ   text 3 comments (last - wednesday october 17, 2012 14:48)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The BBC dominates the airwaves in Ireland, with Irish national broadcaster RTE still unavailable in most parts of British Occupied Ireland. Despite a peace process, the propaganda of the BBC still pollutes Irish politics and life. With the leader of the British Labour party, Ed Miliband calling for an independent inquiry into "horrific allegations" rather than a planned BBC internal cover-up of allegations on a BBC culture, of enabling child rape for decades. Many believe that the BBC's influence on the rape of children, to be of an even greater scale, than the Catholic Church. read full story / add a comment
Gilmore 'Credibility'
international / irish social forum / news report Friday October 12, 2012 17:31 by BrianClarkeNUJ   text 2 comments (last - friday october 12, 2012 18:19)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today, that parties of the centre left in Europe needed to prove that they had “credible answers” for the economic crisis.

Addressing a conference of European social democrat politicians on "Progressive Governance", the Leader of Labour in the Coalition Government said the European mood has shifted towards the centre left, “But we have to build now, on that success.”
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Adams Denial
international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 26, 2012 17:41 by BrianClarkeNUJ   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Irish writer Brendan Behan said that “other people have a nationality; the Irish and Jews have a psychosis”. The Neo-colonial free state and British Occupied Ireland are both run by liars telling obvious lies, still worse, almost everyone in Ireland chooses to believe them Israel too has similar problems with choosing corrupt leaders like Ireland. Bottom line this is insane and this form of insanity can best be summarized, as telling oneself lies and insanely choosing consciously to believe them. Perhaps, it was developed for survival in the face of the holocaust or abject adversity but both communities experienced it.The results today are Government liars portrayed in the heavily censored west-brit Irish media, as either behemoth buffoons like former Taoiseach Brian Cowen or as Blue blooded imported Brit leaders, above scrutiny or reproach, such as the contemporary Viceroyal Villiers.
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international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 07, 2012 22:46 by Gale Vogel   text 6 comments (last - wednesday august 15, 2012 09:29)   image 4 images
An observational opinion on the ethics associated with journalism with relation to indymedia and other online forums. The influence of group dynamics on opinion is evident throughout internet posts. Opinion can at times be reinforced through focussed forums. Is there balance in this? read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / news report Tuesday June 19, 2012 01:23 by Ben Jackson   text 13 comments (last - wednesday june 27, 2012 18:17)
Right now the ingredients for a "perfect storm" are developing in Europe.
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national / irish social forum / news report Wednesday May 09, 2012 22:44 by Lulu
Few days ago Finnish National Broadcasting Corporation send a TV -program of few cases were refugee claim someone spying them. This is not a really news to anyone living in Finland, specially knowing Finnish Political Machinery and government Construct. For example a week ago there was an interesting program in radio explaining how CIA financed Finnish Socialist Party (SDP) were as Soviet Union financed communist party. read full story / add a comment
Wise Woman Bealtaine Ritual
leitrim / irish social forum / event notice Thursday April 12, 2012 17:04 by Orfhlaith Ni Chonaill   text 19 comments (last - thursday april 19, 2012 20:02)   image 1 image
The 8th Wise Woman Weekend will take place in Leitrim on 25th - 27th May 2012. It has a new website, web address and email contact, reflecting the decision of the organisers to register as a charity. This move will ensure the survival of the annual gathering, which is a friendly festival that offers a profound experience for women of all ages. The event is run purely on volunteer energy and offers twelve diverse workshops from poetry to Energy Healing. Included in the programme is the Friday night opening ceremony and bring-and-share meal, the Saturday night Vegetarian Dinner and Social and the Sunday afternoon Elder Talk and Closing Bealtaine Ritual. The cost of the weekend pass has been reduced to €125. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 17, 2012 14:11 by Declan Cullen   text 2 comments (last - tuesday january 17, 2012 22:43)
Could someone please tell me who the present government serves? They have attacked people on social welfare, on low pay, the middle class, small businesses, the blind, the old and their pensions and carers, the disabled, children with special needs.................... read full story / add a comment
Goldman Sachs Mafia
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Monday November 28, 2011 14:19 by Declan Cullen   text 15 comments (last - wednesday january 18, 2012 15:45)   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Listen folks, do your homework. Goldman Sachs has taken over Ireland and the Irish Government. Research the people they have put in place around the EU to manage the takeover of other countries. Peter Sutherland ........... read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Thursday November 24, 2011 20:09 by Declan Cullen
Kenny, Noonan, & Gilmore, keep saying ad - nauseam that everything on the table. This is a blantant lie........ read full story / add a comment
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