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dublin / irish social forum / event notice Thursday January 21, 2016 11:43 by anon   image 1 image
The Annual Assembly of Claiming Our Future organisation takes place this Sat 23rd Jan in the Teachers Club in Parnell Square from 11am to 2pm.

The agendas that concern us are changing and proliferating in every direction. To name a few...

At a global level there are: Climate Change and COP 21; permanent war zones; refugee and migrant flows and the failure to respond to these; UN Sustainable Development Goals; the need to reclaim EU values and solidarity to agree on strategies for the refugees and threats of EU downsizing or breakup

At a national level there are: growing homelessness; inadequate health care; an uneven economy; privilege for the 1%;; the constant stop/go of the Good Friday Agreement; political corruption and political disaffection.

How does civil society respond? Do we work harder in our own areas or improve interconnection with other movements? Do we concentrate on lobbying the state, especially in election periods, or give up on t failing states and advocate community solutions? read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / news report Tuesday September 08, 2015 21:30 by Martin o' Héalaigh   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 09, 2015 21:32)
In the IT security world this might be known as ‘Phishing’ – you get directed to an authentic looking payment/banking site (for example), where you enter your login details and account information. However, you are unknowingly on a fake website cleverly designed to imitate the original and fool you into believing that what you see is the real thing. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / other press Wednesday March 11, 2015 00:42 by Gaye Dalton   video 1 video file
Has an NGO campaign to abolish prostitution without mandate or consultation with those it claims to "save" reached the point of standing above the law? read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 24, 2015 16:31 by Nuala   text 2 comments (last - monday march 09, 2015 14:51)
It was bad enough in 1966. I'm glad I'll be at a safe distance when The Circus comes to town next year. read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 20, 2015 12:45 by Nuala
Conservative party clutching at straws in their desperation to avoid a hung parliament in May read full story / add a comment
tipperary / irish social forum / event notice Sunday September 07, 2014 22:27 by p2p
The conference in Cloughjordan Ecovillage Tipperary on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th Sept has a number of talks & discussions throughout which are either free or a donation is requested. The Friday talk is: The Commons And Community

A talk and public interview with Michel Bauwens, Belgian integral philosopher and Peer-to-Peer theorist, moderated by Professor Peadar Kirby, resident of Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

€5 suggested donation (pay on the door) read full story / add a comment
limerick / irish social forum / event notice Wednesday September 03, 2014 23:01 by p2p
As part of the week of convergence on Open Everything and A Collaborative Economy brought to you by the P2P Foundation, WeCreate and Cultivate there are a series of talks and these are taking place in Dublin, Limerick and in Cloughjordan ecovillage in Co. Tipperary

How can a commons-based collaborate economy strengthen the resilience of our communities?

An exploration of commons based peer production and design with Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation. Participants will gain practical experience of open hardware projects including Wiki House. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / irish social forum / event notice Wednesday September 03, 2014 22:47 by p2p   image 1 image
As part of the week of convergence on Open Everything and A Collaborative Economy brought to you by the P2P Foundation, WeCreate and Cultivate there are a series of talks and these are taking place in Dublin, Limerick and in Cloughjordan ecovillage in Co. Tipperary

How can a commons-based collaborate economy strengthen the resilience of our communities?

Building on the FLOK Experience

A team of global peer researchers, lead by Michel Bauwens, founder and director of the P2P Foundation gathered in Ecuador this year to develop a societal transition model from patent and IP process toward a society based on the Open Source model of Free/Libre Open Knowledge (free as in freedom, not as in ‘beer’).

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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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