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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

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Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Thursday February 07, 2013 13:22 by Elric   image 1 image
Confusion reigns in Iran. The Iranian people have suffered from Imperialist sanctions but corruption and incompetence is rife amongst the ruling elite. The governor of Iran’s Central Bank, Mahmoud Bahman has been sacked for making improper withdrawals from client accounts. Yassamine Mather analyses the situation. Full text at link.

In Iran, presidential elections are looming, the economy is in freefall, the public hanging of small-time criminals is creating an atmosphere of terror, repression is worsening and workers are protesting throughout the country. There are unconfirmed reports of an explosion at the Fordo uranium enrichment plant and the infighting between factions of the regime is shown live on state-owned TV. Meanwhile, Israel has bombed a military facility in Syria, claiming it is used by Iranian Islamic guards, and civil war is breaking out in Iraq, Iran’s main Shia ally. Finally, the country’s aerospace agency has sent a monkey into space! All in all, as far as Iranians are concerned, it has been an eventful start to 2013. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights and freedoms / other press Wednesday February 06, 2013 11:49 by Elric   text 4 comments (last - thursday february 07, 2013 02:25)   image 1 image
The Arab Spring has morphed into Islamic Winter in Tunisia. Full text at link.

A leading member of Tunisia’s opposition was shot dead on Wednesday morning as he was leaving his house in the capital Tunis. Chokri Belaid, who was secretary general of the leftist Democratic Patriotic Party, was shot in the head and neck and died as he was taken to hospital. A leading voice of secular opposition in Tunisia, he was also a harsh critic of the Islamists who have come to dominate Tunisian politics since the country’s revolution in early 2011. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday February 05, 2013 11:33 by Latin America Solidarity Centre
This is an opportunity for LASC members, volunteers, friends and community groups to exhibit photos of Ireland and Latin America during Latin America Week 2013. The title of the exhibition is:

“Digging at the Heart of Mother Earth”
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international / anti-war / other press Thursday January 31, 2013 13:43 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 05, 2013 20:23)
Russia has also issued warnings about the Israeli attack on Syria. Full texts at links.

Iran has threatened Israel, warning there would be “serious consequences” for a reported attack on a research center in Damascus.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Tel Aviv would face repercussions for the Israeli airstrike against a scientific research center in Jamraya, rural Damascus, the semi-official Fars news quotes him as saying.

Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali says Damascus has "the option and the surprise to retaliate." He gave no details on when the retaliation would be, only saying that the relevant authorities would be tasked with preparing for it. ...
http://rt.com/news/iran-israel-syria-consequences-171/ read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Thursday January 31, 2013 12:57 by John Cornford   image 1 image
Weekly Worker issue 947 - January 31 2013

SWP crisis: Professor Callinicos and the dark side
Finally a member of the SWP central committee attempts to defend its conduct. Paul Demarty wishes he hadn’t bothered

By the time you read this, it will be the 11th hour - the eve of the bureaucratically imposed deadline for conference recall motions in the Socialist Workers Party, a diktat which has no basis even in the SWP’s abortion of a constitution.

Letters
Unite scandal; No to cuts; Priorities; Not worthwhile?; Nothing learnt; Camouflaged; Deformities; Productivity; Regression; read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Monday January 28, 2013 12:28 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - monday january 28, 2013 12:40)   video 1 video file
Franklin Lamb writes on the destruction and looting of Syrias Built Heritage by Western backed mercenaries and religious fundamentalists, Full text at link.

According to archeological experts here, Syria, with its six UNESCO world heritage sites testifying to its deserved reputation as being one of the most archeologically well-preserved cradles of civilization, may soon to be the most wantonly destroyed in modern times (Iraq being the other). This frequently-predicted catastrophe is a result, not only of war in the usual sense, but war in its more subtle form of US-led sanctions aimed at political regime change. Of particular concern to UNESCO, whose UN mandate includes registering and protecting World historical sites, is the preservation of the Ancient Cities of Damascus, Bosra, Palmyra, Aleppo, Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’ at Salah El-Din, as well as the ancient villages of Northern Syria. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / other press Monday January 28, 2013 12:17 by Ceres
The Independent, the UK daily, in an exclusive report by Steve Connor said a section of the super-rich linked to fossil fuel industry back climate crisis deniers. The report headlined “Billionaires secretly fund attacks on climate science” said: A secretive funding organization in the US that guarantees anonymity for its billionaire donors has emerged as a major operator in the climate "counter movement" to undermine the science of global warming. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Friday January 25, 2013 18:34 by John Cornford   image 1 image
The latest edition of the Weekly Worker is now available online at http://cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/946

ANTHROPOLOGY: RECLAIMING THE DRAGON
What was primitive communism? Socialist Workers Party member Lionel Sims explores the meaning of the Eden myth and its significance for
women’s oppression

LETTERS
Fight now; Residual; Dogma dies hard; Feminist space; Detritus; Real men; Genuine vanguard; Ticket to hide;

ISRAEL: OLD WINE IN NEW ZIONIST BOTTLES
Tony Greenstein comments on the 2013 Israeli general election read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Monday January 21, 2013 21:26 by Elric
Read about the late Aaron Swartzs association with WikiLeaks. Full text at link.

In a series of tweets, WikiLeaks disclosed that deceased Internet activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz may have contributed to the organization and had even been in contact with Julian Assange. WikiLeaks said it was divulging this information “due to the investigation into the Secret Service involvement with #AaronSwartz.”

Swartz, who committed a suicide on Jan. 11, was arrested two years ago for breaking and entering into an MIT storage closet and accessing an Acer laptop that he programmed to download millions of scholarly articles from the JSTOR database. The Secret Service took charge of the Swartz investigation two days before his arrest and provided the prosecution with information that led to its harsh pursuit of the 26-year-old.
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national / anti-capitalism / other press Monday January 21, 2013 03:57 by lefty
Scandalous situation. Charity shops belonging to altruistic organisations such as St Vincent De Paul and Oxfam, helping the disadvantaged are expected to pay thousands in rates while the cushy offices of the Taoiseach, currently screwing the disadvantaged, are totally exempt. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / other press Monday January 21, 2013 03:39 by lefty
Interesting story in the independent regarding the promissory notes. The government is so worried that they have assembled a crack team of expensive lawyers (paid for by the people) to act against the interests of the people. Noonan, attendee of the last bilderberg meeting is apparently hopping mad that his new banking friends in Europe may have a problem getting all the billions of our money on time, which might require emergency legislation. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Sunday January 20, 2013 14:33 by Elric
Larry Everest shows that Sanctions are War by other means. Sanctions are Weapons of Mass Destruction. Full text at link.

The U.S. claims that its sanctions are only aimed at Iran 's government—the Islamic Republic—and its top leaders. But because the U.S. and its big power allies (Germany, France, Britain and other European countries) are sanctioning and embargoing Iranian banks, they have crippled Iran's ability to pay for urgently needed imports—including medicines—and halted many shipments. In addition, many drugs and needed chemicals aren't getting into Iran thanks to the banning under the sanctions of "dual-use" chemicals with possible military applications.

"Hundreds of thousands of Iranians with serious illnesses have been put at imminent risk by the unintended consequences of international sanctions, which have led to dire shortages of life-saving medicines such as chemotherapy drugs for cancer and bloodclotting agents for haemophiliacs," Guardian UK . read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Friday January 18, 2013 22:02 by lefty
In case you missed them, here are two provocative videos featuring Max Keiser and others. One from Kilkennomics festival where Bill black and Max tell it as it is to a squirming Pat Rabbitte, and a post mortem on Max's own show with Stacy Herbert, where the lies and deceptions of Michael Noonan are laid bare. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Thursday January 17, 2013 22:58 by John Cornford   image 1 image
SWP crisis: Opposition emboldened as demand for recall grows
The leadership can no longer lead - but a positive outcome to the crisis requires more than the removal of the entire CC, argues Paul Demarty

The Socialist Workers Party has been waiting a long time for a revolutionary situation. On some occasions, as with the fatuous ‘All out, stay out’ slogan it advanced to striking public sector workers last winter, it has tried, with dismal results, to force one - or delude itself into thinking there is one. Now, it has got one. But there is only one catch - it is not Britain that has been plunged into such a crisis, but the SWP itself.

Read more...

Letters
Rebellion; Shocking; Victim; Quantity left; Conflict site?; Coining it; Crippled; ‘Anti-Germans’; Erfurt required?;

http://www.cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/945 read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / other press Wednesday January 16, 2013 23:45 by lefty   text 2 comments (last - wednesday january 30, 2013 13:23)   image 1 image
This story was published in the Irish Times with quite a bit of a spin on it. But as an indictment of 2013 Ireland and it's austerity measures and lack of concern for the weaker members of society I personally think it needs a little more highlighting. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Wednesday January 16, 2013 23:00 by fred   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 17, 2013 23:10)
An article in the examiner states that 42% of Europe’s banking crisis is being paid by Ireland. Thats from a tiny population of 4 million. This is a completely ridiculous state of affairs. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / other press Monday January 14, 2013 12:56 by Atash
Iran is rapidly running out of vital medical supplies due to sanctions and an unavailability of foreign currency to buy supplies. The sanctions levied against Iranian banks, which are effectively cut off from the global financial system, have made it nigh impossible for Iranian companies to finance imports of whole drugs or raw ingredients, analysts say.

"There is not a proper channel through which they can pay, unless they send somebody to Pfizer with a suitcase full of cash," says Muhammad Sahimi, an Iranian political analyst and engineering professor at the University of Southern California.

Sanctions against Iran's oil industry have left the country short on foreign currency reserves. This week a prominent Iranian parliamentarian said oil revenues had declined 45% in the last nine months. Iran's currency, the Rial, is also believed to have lost 80% of its value against the dollar since the beginning of 2012, making imports prohibitively expensive. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / other press Sunday January 13, 2013 18:39 by SM   text 2 comments (last - wednesday january 16, 2013 14:47)   image 1 image
The continuing opposition by loyalists to the decision by Belfast city council to limit the flying of the Union Jack (bringing it into line with other council chambers) is a product of a deeply sectarian colonial settlement that smothers the importance of class. read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / other press Friday January 11, 2013 16:04 by lefty   image 1 image
Interesting article in the guardian about the use of games as a tool to propagate information / analysis on news items. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Thursday January 10, 2013 00:50 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 10, 2013 11:48)
Lobster Issue 64 Winter 2012 now available online.

Nobody told us we could do this (PDF)
by Simon Matthews

Chemtrails: the proof and the purpose (PDF)
by T. J. Coles

The view from the bridge (PDF)
by Robin Ramsay read full story / add a comment
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