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For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
Pregnancy and class 08:00 Tue May 21, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
New LookLeft out now! 07:58 Tue May 21, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Professor Ray Kinsella in the Examiner on the Crisis 18:42 Mon May 20, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
CAHWT protest in Dublin Central 12:23 Mon May 20, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Does this make sense? 10:00 Mon May 20, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
In God?s Country 00:39 Mon May 13, 2013
Fishy Talks Galway, 13 May 2013 13:36 Sun May 12, 2013
The Indo: Think I Know The Choice I?d Make.. 17:22 Thu May 09, 2013
Alan Ahearne, Johnny Boy 13:24 Mon May 06, 2013
Who Benefits from Austerity? Mechanics Institute Limerick Summer School, 4 May 2013 23:59 Fri May 03, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Ireland Allows Google To Send it?s Profits Straight to Bermuda Company Which is ... Mon May 20, 2013 23:41 | Donagh Brennan
New LookLeft out now! Mon May 20, 2013 10:50 | Irish Left Review
Framing ?The Gatekeepers? Fri May 17, 2013 17:46 | Raymond Deane
The May Issue of Socialist Voice is Out Now Fri May 17, 2013 17:14 | Communist Party of Ireland
Full-Sized Life Thu May 16, 2013 13:32 | Susan DuMars
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
.The US military top brass has reacted with predictable feigned fury to the contents of documents leaked to Wire magazine last month that give an insight into US military thinking and planning . According to this article , US Army's Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley,a lecturer at the Defense Department’s Joint Forces Staff College , frequently invited civilian experts at the demonization of Muslims to address future leaders of the US military
“The U.S. military taught its future leaders that a “total war” against the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims would be necessary to protect America from Islamic terrorists, according to documents obtained by Danger Room. Among the options considered for that conflict: using the lessons of “Hiroshima” to wipe out whole cities at once, targeting the “civilian population wherever necessary.” read full story / add a comment
The imposition of Sanctions against Iran is War by other means. Majid Tamjidi writes on how the sanctions hit ordinary people and tghe nature of the Iranian Government. Full text at link
Over the last few years western governments have created an atmosphere of war against Iran and in the last few months severe sanctions have come into effect. In addition we face the threat of military attacks by Israel against Iran’s strategic centres, including nuclear facilities.
It is not difficult to rebuff western excuses for creating this atmosphere of war and sanctions. The west is Israel’s main ally in the region and that country is a nuclear power. The US and its allies have never questioned Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, nor have they threatened it militarily. The imperialist powers’ main interactions in the region are with Saudi Arabia, which must hold the gold medal (or at least silver) for human rights abuses. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Wednesday May 02, 2012 13:59 by Jean Shaoul 3 comments (last - wednesday may 30, 2012 21:10)
The persistence shown by Kenyan torture victims and relatives of those tortured and murdered during the Kenyan insurgency have forced the British government to admit that to cover up its crimes, the British Colonial Office in 1958 began a "highly organised" process of document destruction and removal that required “ massive administrative manpower on the ground.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has now released thousands of files it previously claimed had been “lost” after Britain withdrew from its former colonies. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Wednesday May 02, 2012 13:24 by Michael Copestake 2 comments (last - sunday may 06, 2012 10:35)
Michael Copestake reports on HOPI's successful weekend school held in London. Speakers included John McDonnel MP, Donnacha DeLong NUJ, Moshe Machover and Iranian activists. Full text at url.
“The only thing that is certain is uncertainty,” said Labour MP John McDonnell in his talk at the April 21-22 weekend school organised by the Hands Off the People of Iran at the University of London Union.
Given the negotiations between the five members of the United Nations security council plus Germany and Iran that have just completed in Istanbul and are due to resume next month in May in Baghdad (of all the places to talk peace in the Middle East, could there be a more ironic one?) and the decline in the number of those mobilised on demonstrations and marches against war, the truth of this statement should be well noted by all. The continued threat of direct military action against Iran combined with factors such as the US electoral cycle constitute a heady and unpredictable brew. read full story / add a comment
YOUTUBE - Jeremy Scahill Speech on Obama Administration and the Use of Drones in a Policy of Assassination
Jeremy Scahill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Scahill author of "Blackwater" is a former New York Catholic Worker now a writer for "The Nation" Magazine.
YOUTUBE - Jeremy Scahill Speech on Obama Administration and the Use of Drones in a Policy of Assassination
Excellent viewing.... http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/04/29/obamas-deat...ideo/
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Monday April 30, 2012 05:19 by lefty 1 comment (last - monday april 30, 2012 09:03) 2 images
For the last while we have been cultivated like proverbial economic mushrooms, "kept in the dark and fed a lot of economic shit". The fact is the current conditions have been deliberately cultivated to achieve exactly the effect they are having. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Friday April 27, 2012 12:02 by pat c 13 comments (last - wednesday may 09, 2012 11:19)
That money grubbing clown Senator Fergal Quinn now wants to use anti terrorist methods to monitor welfare claimants.The software would look for words like holiday or new car. This is the same crook who set up a separate company to get around hello money legislation. Full text at link.
Senator Feargall Quinn moments ago in the Seanad has suggested that the Government consider monitoring the use of the internet by social welfare recipients to detect instances of fraud. Keywords such as "holiday" and "new car" could indicate instances of fraud, according to Senator Quinn.
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"At the Pearly Gates" - Alexander Cockburn reflects on death of Christopher Hitchens *Relevant to the self defeating anti-christian sectarianism on this site!
international / miscellaneous / other press Friday April 27, 2012 10:23 by Ciaron 42 comments (last - sunday may 06, 2012 14:03) 3 images 2 video files
On April 20 there’s a memorial for Christopher Hitchens at the Cooper Union in Manhattan.
There’s a PEN tribute, also in Manhattan, on April 30.
Here’s my own little envoi. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / other press Tuesday April 24, 2012 23:46 by anon 1 comment (last - saturday august 04, 2012 00:18) 2 images 1 attached file
Jerrie Ann Sullivan, one of the women who made a recording public in the Garda "rape tape" controversy, has said that the Garda Ombudsman investigation into the incident has been "about protecting An Garda Síochána".
But James Gill, the sergeant found to have made remarks about two female protesters arrested at a controversial Shell gas project at Erris, Co Mayo will escape any action because he recently retired. read full story / add a comment
A21 REPORT - 40th. anniversary of the Harrisburg 7 Trial - F.B.I. attempt to destroy Catholic Resistance to Vietnam War
international / anti-war / other press Sunday April 22, 2012 20:01 by Ciaron 1 comment (last - sunday april 22, 2012 20:09)
international / anti-war / other press Sunday April 22, 2012 15:16 by An Draighneán Donn 2 comments (last - sunday april 22, 2012 18:03) 1 video file
Being Black in Libya, under the NTC régime, means being subjected to racially motivated torture and lynching. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / other press Monday April 16, 2012 22:13 by pat c 4 comments (last - tuesday april 24, 2012 03:21) 2 images 1 video file
Jean-Luc Mélenchon of the Front de Gauche is now the third candidate in the French Presidential election, at 16% he is level with La Pen but his trajectory is upward. His standing is sending shivers up the spines of the French Bourgeoisie, fearful of what concessions Edwin will wring from Hollande for support in the second round of voting. Here are two articles regarding his candidacy. Full texts at links. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Monday April 16, 2012 19:59 by pat c 2 comments (last - sunday april 22, 2012 16:07)
The UN deploy monitors but the US is preparing for a military intervention in Syria. The Fundamentalist opposition have little support within Syria and have publicly boasted of their intent to Ethnically Cleanse Christians and Alawis, this doesn't seem to bother their Western backers. Full text of article by Niall Green at link.
Despite the claims of the United States and its allies that they are seeking a peace deal and humanitarian relief in Syria, the Annan mission and the presence of foreign observers constitute a political fraud. They are a smokescreen behind which the imperialist powers and their regional proxies are advancing their agenda of regime-change in Damascus. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Saturday April 14, 2012 22:05 by pat c 4 comments (last - friday may 18, 2012 13:38) 1 image
Its not just a rogue attack from the Israeli Terrorist State thats on the agenda: Obama and his minions are deliberately psyching up the US people with their bellicose statements. Preconditions which cannot be met are being set for negotiations. Israel is being supplied with enhanced missile capability. Yassamine Mather deals with these points in the article below. Full text at link.
On Saturday April 14 Iran will attend talks with six world powers. The US has indicated this is Iran’s “last chance” to avoid military intervention and the Obama administration is taking very specific demands to the talks as preconditions for further negotiations: for example, Iran “must immediately close” a large nuclear facility allegedly built underneath a mountain if it wants to avoid a devastating strike. read full story / add a comment
"The failed north Korea rocket launch has been pounced upon gleefully by a servile media as an excuse to peddle and rehash the usual propaganda statements about North Korea that the US likes to see being propagated. To balance this wave of propaganda, here is an old article by war veteran Brian Willson which is somewhat less hysterical. Reproduced verbatim here under the terms of the global research site read full story / add a comment
Drinks body tries to deliberately soften wording of damning report relating alcohol to domestic violence and rape
national / anti-capitalism / other press Friday April 13, 2012 18:52 by lefty 8 comments (last - sunday october 07, 2012 10:24) 7 images
Profit takes precedence as drinks industry representative body tries to downplay damning report about alcohol and it's relationship with domestic violence and rape in Ireland. In light of this report, perhaps those in government who still have some semblance of a moral compass remaining could override their complete deference to money, economic considerations and profit as the most important things in our society, and might now consider removing sales of cheap alcohol from supermarkets. This is long overdue as the strains on our already underfunded health system from alcohol related cases and the social breakdown exacerbated by the availability of cheap alcohol, often cheaper than bottled water, are becoming more and more pronounced. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Saturday April 07, 2012 12:11 by Ali Baba 2 comments (last - tuesday april 17, 2012 19:32)
The Arab Spring morphs into the Islamic Winter. This is supposed to be moderate muslims in control? Full article at link.
Officials in Tunisia say two bloggers have been jailed for seven years after posting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on the internet.
The Ministry of Justice said the men had put naked caricatures of the prophet on their Facebook accounts.
Activists have criticised the sentences and voiced fears that they could herald a clampdown on free speech. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Saturday April 07, 2012 06:27 by BrianClarkeNUJ 1 image 1 video file
Mounties were apparently well-bred Englishmen defending the ideals of the British empire according to English writers. However. that's not exactly how writers from the rest of the world see them, with their history of shootouts and extra-judiciary killing and kidnapping. The Mountie according to Brit writers could ride into a hostile native American camp and arrest a chief 's son without raising his weapon, because of a violent reputation of power. residing not in himself but in the history of the British Empire he symbolized. read full story / add a comment
It's outrageous that John Kiriakou, a whistleblower, is the ONLY INDIVIDUAL TO BE PROSECUTED IN RELATION TO THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S TORTURE PROGRAM. read full story / add a comment
Video from the March 4th demonstration in Toronto against sanctions and the threats of war on Iran by the US and its allies. HOPI’s message – that we must oppose both war and the Iranian theocracy – is gaining ground, especially amongst Iranians living in Canada. This is evidenced by interviews with some of the demonstrators- and the numerous HOPI placards being waved around at the demo! read full story / add a comment
Tue May 21, 2013 09:56 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