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Human Rights in Ireland
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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Progressive Film Club ? A reminder about Saturday?s films 21:42 Thu Mar 26, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

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offsite link Sinn Féin and government formation after the next election 11:58 Thu Mar 26, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

offsite link FIANNA FÁIL AND THE BANK INQUIRY : SOME INITIAL OBSERVATIONS 21:04 Mon Jan 12, 2015

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 25, 2015 19:18 by Anthony Ravlich
Some of what I saw behind the Global Iron Curtain which, in my view, exists between the UN and the rest of humanity. I describe what I consider to be very much of enormous and profound importance hidden from people. read full story / add a comment
national / education / event notice Wednesday March 25, 2015 09:05 by Laurence Cox   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 25, 2015 15:58)   1 attached file
Presentations of two remarkable research projects on social movements in Ireland and beyond read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Tuesday March 24, 2015 21:23 by Bernard Moffatt   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 25, 2015 06:50)
A scenario that was thought to have ended with the Cold War seems set to return with vulnerable fishing communities in the front line. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Monday March 23, 2015 23:36 by peoples movement   image 1 image
Following Enda Kenny’s support for TTIP during his meeting with Obama on St Patrick's Day, and Minister Dara Murphy's spurious assertion in Brussels on Thursday that huge financial gains are possible for Ireland, it is important to demonstrate our opposition to the treaty. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / housing / feature Monday March 23, 2015 22:56 by Grangegorman squat   text 5 comments (last - tuesday march 24, 2015 22:54)   image 4 images   video 2 video files
A massive eviction is underway in Dublin. It is at the complex of occupied houses and former factory spaces in Grangegorman. Reports indicate that at 7am in the morning a very large number of private security angle grinder their way through one of the metal gates, invaded the area en massed and are erecting barriers (pictured) inside and trying to evict the occupants. read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / news report Monday March 23, 2015 20:57 by Grangegorman   image 1 image
This Morning at 6.30am we were woken from our beds.Private security working for NAMA were breaking into our homes. We live in a flourishing squatted community in Grangegorman.This space which was once disused warehouses filled with rubble, asbestos and broken glass has been turned into an inspiring and beautiful place to be.The place is coved with artwork, and the community garden has begun to blossom.We have a circus space, poetry nights, folk gigs, Art Exhibitions, Fairs and a community Kitchen.

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national / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Sunday March 22, 2015 23:27 by Zero hours worker   image 1 image
Many Dunnes Stores wrorkers are being screwed over by the company because they are on zero-rated hours which means you don't know until each given day how many hours you will be working and it can vary alot from week to week. This means you have no idea how much you will be earning from week to week and therefore it becomes almost impossible to budget for anything, let alone pay bills, rent, food etc from one week to the next. And this practice is widespread with other employers.

On Thursday, 2nd April 2015 (Holy Thursday) Mandate members in Dunnes Stores will stage a one day strike in 107 stores across the Republic of Ireland unless senior management in the Company agree to a meeting with the workers through their trade union in order to discuss all of the issues in dispute. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / photo-essay Sunday March 22, 2015 22:49 by Water is a right   text 1 comment (last - sunday march 22, 2015 23:53)   image 22 images
There was a good turnout yesterday, Sat 21st in Dublin for the anti-water charges demonstration. The plan was for the various groups to assemble at Heuston Station, Connolly Station and Merrion Square and converge at O'Connell brigde which they did. There were groups from all over the country, from Navan to Clonakility to Galway to Dundalk as well as thousands of people from the various communities in the greater Dublin area. Thousands and thousands arrived with banners, flags and placards of all types adding a lot of colour to the demonstration clearly showing this movement is still very much alive and vibrant and gives us all hope and confidence that we can still win. read full story / add a comment
cork / history and heritage / event notice Sunday March 22, 2015 19:46 by Seán Ó Murchú   text 1 comment (last - monday march 23, 2015 19:40)
Shinn Féin Poblachtach Chathair Chorcaí agus contae
Republican Sinn Féin Cork City and County Annual Easter 1916 Commemoration - Cork
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cork / history and heritage / event notice Sunday March 22, 2015 19:34 by Seán Ó Murchú
Shinn Féin Poblachtach Chathair Chorcaí agus contae
Republican Sinn Féin Cork City and County Annual Easter 1916 Commemoration - Cork read full story / add a comment
1.6 Million Workers Exploited
international / anti-capitalism / news report Friday March 20, 2015 19:08 by Future Is Now   image 3 images
It has been 10 years since the European Court of Human Rights fined British courts 57,000 pounds for denying free speech to Steel and Morris in London Greenpeace V McDonald's,
Unionbusting, obesity, strokes, heart attacks, cancer, animal agony, deforestation, rainforest destruction, energy waste, crime, litter, employee burns, unusual ingredients continue to be
associated with the Western wrold's biggest restaurant chain read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday March 20, 2015 18:33 by Anthony Ravlich
American Professor describes the World's State Criminals deciding human rights issue at the international level. In my view, a Global Iron Curtain exists with the UN hiding much of enormous and profound importance from the rest of humanity. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Friday March 20, 2015 01:33 by Jason Deegan
Have you ever witnessed a revolutionary idea that develops into an action and spreads globally, gathering more than 150 young people from all around the world with passion and dedication to make the world a better place? If you haven't, now is the right time to pay attention because a positive change is about to happen and it is called Anti-Corruption International. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / press release Friday March 20, 2015 00:24 by Finch Lawless   image 1 image
In the heart of Dublin, a new collective has occupied an old building to create a new radical, autonomous social centre and infoshop for our city. read full story / add a comment
dublin / racism & migration related issues / event notice Monday March 16, 2015 10:53 by Kieran OSullivan
#M21Ireland – A broad, democratic initiative for the ‘UN Anti Racism Day Rally’, called and organised by a number of anti-racist groups, civil society associations, NGOs, trade unions and others. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Sunday March 15, 2015 01:00 by John Keats   text 7 comments (last - thursday march 26, 2015 13:02)   image 1 image   video 1 video file

The Poet, Satirist and Political Activist Kevin Higgins has announced his candidacy for President of Ireland.

"At any poetry readings I do between now and the next Irish Presidential Election in November 2018, I will insist on being introduced as "Kevin Higgins, next President of Ireland".

My presidency would be a presidency of reform and renewal; mostly for me, I badly need it. " read full story / add a comment
offaly / arts and media / event notice Saturday March 14, 2015 23:44 by Tadhg
The Irish Latin American Film Festival continues to make available to Irish audiences shorts and documentaries pertaining to the most interesting continent on Pachamama – Latin America. Focus on Chile takes place in Birr on Wednesday 8th in The Tin Jug Studio, starting with an arpilleras workshop at 4.00 pm, followed by Chilean Shorts at 6.00 and Chilean documentaries at 8.00
All welcome and free admission. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday March 14, 2015 17:29 by Con Carroll
when are we going to demand the truth, we could be hours, days, nights awaiting. will we ever get there who benefits. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / event notice Thursday March 12, 2015 23:19 by spud
Potatoes are not only very versatile as a food in dishes, they are good for the soil and will grow in just about any soil. They dislike soggy soil though, because they do all their growing underground. Our annual potato day will again showcase how easy it is to grow potatoes as a pioneer or start-up crop for new gardeners, breaking up heavy soils and also various new ways to grow them more easily with no dig under plastic, under thick mulch and in loose, loamy soil in ridges and beds.

Our main guest speaker Trevor Sargent and Admission is Free read full story / add a comment
RSF and NFÉ Easter commemorations, Dublin 2015.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Thursday March 12, 2015 15:52 by Sharon.   image 2 images
Republican Sinn Féin and Na Fianna Éireann to hold commemorations in Dublin at Easter 2015. read full story / add a comment
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