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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

LINKS:

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

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international / summit mobilisations / news report Thursday June 27, 2013 20:55 by Republican Sinn Féin
Republican Sinn Fein would like to thank the Conway Mill, Belfast for the use of its facilities; the Orient Pub on the Springfield Road for hosting a very successful function on the Friday night and David Rovics for supplying great music and song. To those who helped in making the Forum possible; to those who took part in the sessions and to those who travelled from various parts of Ireland and a special thanks to those who travelled from abroad. We would also like to say particular thanks to Roy Garland who offered a Unionist perspective to the Forum. We are grateful to him for such insightful contributions over the two days.

A booklet will be printed within a short time with the submissions made to the Forum which will make for fascinating reading. It will be available from the Head Office at 223, Parnell Street, Dublin 1. ///

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international / summit mobilisations / press release Thursday June 13, 2013 21:08 by Mark Covell   text 2 comments (last - thursday june 13, 2013 23:11)
It has been almost twelve years since the Genoa G8 2001 summit demonstrations descended into a Dantes hell for both sides. Amnesty itself has said of Genoa that there was ‘the biggest suspension of democratic rights in a western country since WW2’. My Name is Mark Covell and I was almost killed during the Diaz school raid. read full story / add a comment
antrim / summit mobilisations / event notice Monday June 10, 2013 17:25 by Caitlin Ni Chonaill   1 attached file
The trade unions and civil society organisations are challenging the policies of the G8.
March & Rally on Sat 15th June. Assemble 12 noon Custom House Square. Rally at Belfast City Hall.
The rally is planned to disperse at 2.00 p.m. following which there will be a number of events in the city focusing on different issues. (see link for details)
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fermanagh / summit mobilisations / event notice Saturday June 01, 2013 01:07 by Lorraine
Monday 17th June
Afternoon Action
Protest On The Lough

A Flotilla of Protesters will take to the Lough – we expect this to happen around 4pm.
We are hoping to have a music/cultural event to accompany this event and will provide more details as they emerge. read full story / add a comment
dublin / summit mobilisations / event notice Tuesday May 28, 2013 13:49 by Turing
Come and hear why you should join the protests against the G8.

speakers include

Richard Boyd Barret TD
Nessa Ní Chassaide (Debt and Development Coalition)
Eamonn McCann (Journalist)
Joan Collins TD
UNITE Trade Union speaker
& Others

Gresham Hotel O'Connell Street, Dublin 1. 7:00pm, Tuesday 28 May. read full story / add a comment
Another World  is Possible!
antrim / summit mobilisations / event notice Tuesday May 21, 2013 19:30 by Ciarán   image 1 image
The amount of money used to bail out failed banks would have ended world hunger for 50 years. This is the world presided over by G8 leaders who meet every year to co-ordinate how to continue failed policies which favour the 'have yachts' over the 'have nots'. We say 'Another World is Possible' and over five days in June our Festival of Ideas hopes to challenge and inspire those who want to fight for it.

Check the website at www.anotherworldispossiblebelfast.org - More events are still being added read full story / add a comment
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dublin / summit mobilisations / event notice Thursday April 11, 2013 17:07 by Nico   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 30, 2013 11:11)   image 1 image
Dublin Alternative G8 Fundraiser
MAY DAY 2013 read full story / add a comment
dublin / summit mobilisations / event notice Thursday April 11, 2013 11:34 by Oppose G8   text 2 comments (last - friday april 12, 2013 02:46)
Oppose G8 Summit Demonstration , Dublin read full story / add a comment
dublin / summit mobilisations / event notice Sunday March 17, 2013 22:22 by Elric   text 2 comments (last - sunday march 24, 2013 14:04)
EU Warmongers go home!

Protest on Monday March 25th at 1:00 at Dublin Castle

Organised by The People’s Movement

EU Inter-parliamentary Conference on Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Defence and Security Policy (CSDP) to be held in Dublin Castle. read full story / add a comment
national / summit mobilisations / event notice Monday February 25, 2013 23:00 by Saoirse   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 26, 2013 03:57)   image 1 image
Republican Sinn Féin will be holding an Irish Anti-Imperialist Forum as a counter to the G8 Summit in June. The Anti-Imperialist Forum/Republican Alternative to the G8 will take place in Belfast on June 14 and 15. The forum will discuss all aspects of imperialism both in terms of British imperialism in Ireland as well as the new imperialism of the EU, ECB and IMF as experienced by the people of the 26 Counties. Delegates from international anti-imperialist organisations will provide a world perspective. read full story / add a comment
international / summit mobilisations / event notice Thursday January 31, 2013 15:11 by G8 summit   text 35 comments (last - wednesday may 29, 2013 16:35)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
2013 G8 summit will be held in Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh.

The summit will be held in June at the Lough Erne Hotel. read full story / add a comment
international / summit mobilisations / other press Wednesday May 19, 2010 16:58 by non-voter
Some of Italy's most senior police officers have been given jail sentences of up to five years for what the prosecutors called a "terrible" attack on demonstrators at the 2001 G8 meeting in Genoa and an attempted cover-up. It isn’t expected that any of the police will serve sentences because delays in bringing the prosecutions mean the offences are “ timed-out “ under statutes of limitations . But several of the most senior defendants were also given five-year disqualifications from public office . Victims of the police expressed delight at the sentences. read full story / add a comment
Could be Che?
international / summit mobilisations / other press Tuesday December 01, 2009 16:48 by Iron age   text 3 comments (last - wednesday march 10, 2010 00:39)   image 2 images
In these difficult times, many people have hoped for a sign from somewhere, showing that maybe, just maybe, everything will turn out okay.

The news from Methuen, a samll town in Essex County, Massachusetts has come, but in the surprising form of a picture of the face of an historical figure on an item of closely associated with unpaid labour.

The face of Karl Marx can certainly be made out, but what does it mean? read full story / add a comment
cork / summit mobilisations / event notice Friday November 06, 2009 01:57 by anita
This is a day long meeting being hosted in Cork with accomidation etc for outer towners.

It is preperation to COP 15, and there will a seperate workshop on community building and the future for cork social space. read full story / add a comment
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national / summit mobilisations / feature Friday September 04, 2009 23:39 by Chekov Feeney   text 38 comments (last - thursday october 15, 2009 10:06)   image 9 images   video 2 video files
One of the great problems that people encounter in making up their minds about the Lisbon treaty is that, depending on who you talk to, the treaty can appear to be an altogether different thing. According to those who are campaigning for a Yes vote, it merely serves to tidy up the existing European treaties, with a few changes to allow the EU to function more efficiently. read full story / add a comment
Obviously other Latin American leaders are made of stronger stuff.
international / summit mobilisations / news report Monday August 31, 2009 04:17 by iosaf   text 1 comment (last - monday august 31, 2009 17:42)   image 1 image
Medical authorities in Colombia have confirmed that president Uribe is currently infected with AH1N1 (or the dreaded swine flu). Colombian state press officer César Mauricio Velásquez told press that on return from the emergency summit called in Argentina to discuss new US bases to Colombia, Uribe suffered an exceptionally high fever and all the usual symptoms at which point they did the tests (& one presumes brewed up some chicken broth and ordered in some tamiflu). The Colombian state medical officer Juan Gonzalo López confirmed to press that the president is receiving clinical care at the presidential palace rather than in hospital.
On a trivial point this of course makes him the second head of state in the world to contract Swine Flu. The first was the president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias who caught the virus during his attempts to broker a settlement between the legitimate and usurpist regimes of Honduras earlier this summer. read full story / add a comment
international / summit mobilisations / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 24, 2009 16:20 by john   text 4 comments (last - thursday june 25, 2009 10:13)
Their names are John Kerr, former British ambassador to US and deputy chairman of Shell UK, also Jeroen Van der Veer, CEO Netherlands.

Also present at this meeting were Irishman Dermot Gleeson who is or has been involved with Independent News Media, has recently resigned as Chairman of AIB and is chairman of UCC governing body since 2007 and another Irishman Peter Sutherland who is worth looking at on Wikipedia as someone who has his fingers in a lot of pies.
A Guardian journalist, Charlie Skelton attempting to report on events was seriously followed and harassed over several days. read full story / add a comment
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international / summit mobilisations / news report Wednesday June 03, 2009 01:26 by NO G8   image 1 image
In 2001 G8 met in Genova.
They were violent days of the suspension of civil rights that still weigh on the collective consciousness, along with the memory and sorrow for the death of Carlo Giuliani.
They were also days in which the "greatest men of the earth" developed the new creed of liberal globalization as it was a new universal religion. read full story / add a comment
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