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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday April 29, 2010 15:04 by LASC   text 3 comments (last - friday april 30, 2010 07:49)   audio 1 audio file
The two individuals whose deaths have been confirmed are Beatríz Alberta Cariño, the director of CACTUS and member of the Southeast Mexican Indigenous Community Radios Network, and Jyri Jaakkola, an international solidarity observer from Finland.

Four people have been confirmed disappeared: David Venegas Reyes and Noe Bautista Jimenez, from VOCAL, and Érika Ramírez and David Cilia, reporters from Contralínea. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday April 26, 2010 11:09 by Andrew   text 2 comments (last - saturday may 29, 2010 15:17)   audio 1 audio file
The audio below is a recording of the second 'Rethinking Revolution' meeting which took place last week in Seomra Spraoi on the topic of 'Will there be a revolution in our lifetime.' read full story / add a comment
international / education / other press Friday April 16, 2010 21:44 by D. Grant Haynes   text 3 comments (last - saturday april 17, 2010 06:34)   audio 1 audio file
A culture and educational system that permits a student like Irish teen Phoebe Prince to be bullied and harassed until driven to suicide needs to undergo vast systemic changes immediately.
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dublin / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 13, 2010 17:17 by Paul (speaker) Andrew (editing)   text 5 comments (last - thursday april 15, 2010 10:46)   audio 2 audio files
The left talks a lot about class but in a manner that often confuses more than it clarifies. In this audio recording of a Rethinking revolution seminar at Seomra Spraoi Paul Bowman wonders just how useful the classification obsessed approach of the left actually is.
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dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Tuesday March 09, 2010 14:53 by editing and recording by Andrew Flood   text 8 comments (last - wednesday august 04, 2010 10:35)   audio 11 audio files
On Sunday to mark international Women's Day over 150 people took part in the annual Feminist Walking Tour in Dublin organised by Choice Ireland, RAG, Lash Back and friends. These are audio recordings of all seven stops of the tour plus audio recordings from three of the stops from the 2009 tour. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Friday March 05, 2010 15:21 by Fergal / Theresa (edited by Andrew Flood)   text 1 comment (last - monday march 08, 2010 15:12)   audio 3 audio files
An audio recording of the'Better Questions' seminar on Social Movements and Praxis' held in Seomra Spraoi Wed 3rd March 6.30pm. Speakers are Fergal Finnegan and Theresa O’Keefe. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 24, 2010 12:49 by Paddy/Alessandro (recorded by Andrew)   text 1 comment (last - thursday february 25, 2010 11:57)   audio 2 audio files
This is an audio recording of a Better Question discussion if the ideas of the French left philosophers Jacques Ranciere and Alain Badiou. A fifty minute introduction is given by Paddy Bresnihan and Alessandro Zagato followed by about forty minutes of discussion about the presentations. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday February 23, 2010 12:31 by Andrew N Flood   text 8 comments (last - monday march 01, 2010 22:32)   audio 2 audio files
The week before last Erris fisherman Pat O'Donnell was jailed for seven months for his part in the communities ongoing resistance to Shell's attempt to impose an experimental gas pipeline on them. Across the country local Shell to Sea groups have been holding solidarity protests and other events for Pat. In Dublin this has included two protests and a public meeting in UCD. Meanwhile Shell have been forced to admit a temporary defeat in the face of local opposition and call off the construction they have planned for Glengad this year. read full story / add a comment
kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Monday February 22, 2010 11:58 by Brendan Guilfoyle   audio 3 audio files
Deputy Jackie Healy Rae has told public service workers that he is powerless to prevent further cuts to services in Kerry. Healy Rae made the comments to 65 members of the Kerry Public Service Workers’ Alliance (KPSWA) who protested at his constituency clinic in Killarney on Saturday. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / news report Tuesday February 16, 2010 23:11 by Andrew   text 3 comments (last - wednesday february 17, 2010 17:15)   audio 1 audio file
Over 50 Shell to Sea campaigners gathered at the Shell head quarters in Leeson street Dublin this evening to protest at the jailing of Erris fisherman Pat O'Donnell for resisting Shell's experimental gas pipeline. Pat received a seven month sentence which has the added benefit for Shell of taking his boat off of Broadhaven Bay for the period they need to carry out major underwater construction work and repairs. Pat has twice previously been arrested and held without charge when Shell has needed to carry out work in the bay. read full story / add a comment
kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Tuesday February 16, 2010 11:01 by Brendan Guilfoyle   audio 3 audio files
A Kerry North Fianna Fail TD has told public servants that there will be further cuts in the public service if they choose to vote for any alternative candidates in the next general election (audio clips below). Deputy Tom McEllistrim made the comments during his address to members of the Kerry Public Service Workers’ Alliance who picketed his Tralee constituency clinic on Saturday. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Sunday February 14, 2010 23:30 by Niall Harnett   text 13 comments (last - saturday january 04, 2014 21:42)   audio 2 audio files
A number of high profile Shell to Sea campaigners including 'the Chief' Pat O'Donnell and Maura Harrington sought to appeal certain criminal convictions in cases heard last week at Castlebar Circuit Court from 9th - 11th February. A few of the appeals were successful but some of the convictions were upheld by the court.

Judge Raymond Groarke concluded that Pat O'Donnell is a thug and a bully, and Maura Harrington is a vigilante.

This article has a look at the reality. read full story / add a comment
national / education / opinion/analysis Thursday February 04, 2010 17:54 by Speakers: Mick & Laurence Editing: Andrew   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 09, 2010 15:19)   audio 2 audio files
Recording of the Better Questions seminar at Semora Spraoi, February 3rd 2010. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Friday January 29, 2010 23:50 by Dunk   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 03, 2010 11:33)   audio 3 audio files
Just over a month ago in Copenhagen’s free town of Cristiania there were firey words spoken, followed by baracades of fire, conflict with riot police and mass arrests of cliamte justice activists. The talk, with Noami Klein and others, led to the later arrest of Tadzio Muller for “instigating a riot” under the new Danish “anti terrorist laws“. The talk was our “party night”, December 14th 2009, 2 days before the RECLAIM POWER demo… PUSHING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

Below is the video compilation of that important talk, what happened after and what that has led to. Reclaim Power was not an end in itself, it was only that hugely difficult and important first step… read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / other press Friday January 29, 2010 12:27 by Dr Doom   text 32 comments (last - saturday april 11, 2015 23:24)   audio 1 audio file
At last Wakefield has been exposed as the crook that he is. He spread scare stories about the MNR Vaccine knowing that his claims were false.

The doctor who sparked a worldwide panic over the MMR vaccine could be struck off after being found guilty yesterday of a series of misconduct charges related to his “unethical” research. Andrew Wakefield, who in 1998 claimed an unfounded link between the vaccination and autism, “showed a callous disregard” for the suffering of children, subjecting them to unnecessary, invasive tests, a hearing found. The General Medical Council (GMC) ruled that he abused his position of trust as he researched a possible link between the MMR vaccine, bowel disease and autism in children.

It found that Wakefield and two colleagues acted dishonestly and irresponsibly in carrying out research on children against their best interests and without official permission. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Wednesday January 27, 2010 23:52 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
All he needs is about USD 91 000 to give old elephants a loving home read full story / add a comment
national / racism & migration related issues / opinion/analysis Monday January 25, 2010 12:05 by Ronit Lentin (speaking) Andrew Flood (recording/editing)   text 2 comments (last - monday january 25, 2010 21:43)   audio 2 audio files
This audio is a recording of Ronit Lentin's talk on 'Race and State in contemporary Ireland' given as part of the Better Questions seminar series in Seomra Spraoi last Tuesday. Ronit Lentin brings together the theoretical insights of Foucault, Agamben and Goldberg to explore the deepening relation between race, migration, the state and power in contemporary Ireland read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / feature Wednesday January 20, 2010 18:00 by Andrew Flood   text 14 comments (last - saturday january 30, 2010 15:57)   audio 1 audio file
As predictions for the death toll from the Haitian earthquakes rise over 200,000, ABC News have reported that planes carrying medical equipment and relief supplies are having to compete with soldiers for the valuable slots at Port-au-Prince airport which was taken over by the US military after the quake. Since the start of the great anti-slavery republican insurrection nearly 220 years ago, Haiti has been presented as a dangerous place incapable of running its own affairs and requiring foreign intervention. Yet the reality is its people were the first enslaved population to deliver themselves from slavery and also carried out what was only the third successful republican insurrection on the planet. The threat of this good example was rewarded with centuries of invasion, blackmail, the robbery of Haiti's natural resources and the impoverishment of its people. This articles summarizes that history of intervention and the resistance to it in order to put into context what is happening in Haiti after the quake read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday December 30, 2009 14:35 by Freda H   text 5 comments (last - wednesday december 30, 2009 19:51)   audio 2 audio files
To remember the horrific events that happened in Gaza in December and January last year, the IPSC has organised a nationwide series of commemoration events - including vigils, film screenings, rallies and boycott actions. We hope you will join us in remember the tragedy that was the Israeli assault on Gaza. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Friday December 18, 2009 23:18 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
The first part of this full-length interview went out on http://www.thedigitalhubfm.com globally and on 94.3fm all over Dublin's inner city on December 18th 2009 read full story / add a comment
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