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dublin / education / event notice Monday April 13, 2015 23:57 by wsm   image 3 images
Yes it is on! The 10th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair which will take place Saturday 25th of April around Smithfield square. Come along and meet anarchists and hundreds of people curious about anarchism.

The 10th DABF will take place on the weekend of April 24-6th in the new locations of the Generator the Cobbloestone and Block T around Smithfield square. Saturday will see us host a day of talks and workshops emerging out of a range of struggles and new movements with book and organisation stalls in the Generator. read full story / add a comment
farmers protest against foxhunting and harrasment by hunts
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday April 22, 2015 12:15 by Against Fox hunting   text 6 comments (last - saturday april 25, 2015 13:14)   image 4 images
Fox hunters are making life a complete misery for farmers in Ireland. They trespass on their lands, rip up fields of crops, destroy fencing, spread disease, and scatter flocks and herds in all directions as they stampede across farm boundaries, heedless of the damage they cause. Farmers Against Foxhunting and Trespass (FAFT) is campaigning for a ban on fox hunting in Ireland and upholds the right of all landowners to refuse permission to hunts that want to bully their way onto their lands. Last week, FAFT mounted a demo outside IFA HQ in Dublin to highlight the conflict of interest in the IFA's use of a helpline solicitor who happens to have a long high profile association with foxhunting. Also, the demo drew attention to the plight of two County Kilkenny farmers who have been subjected to a horrific ordeal of harassment and intimidation by fox hunters. read full story / add a comment
Roger Casement in Putumayo
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Tuesday April 21, 2015 16:30 by Grupo Raices   image 1 image
The Dublin based human rights and solidarity organisation Grupo Raices (Grúpa Fréamhacha) in collaboration with the Ireland Institute invite you to discuss the legacy of Roger Casement in his struggle for the rights of the Putumayo Indians, in the Colombian-Peruvian Amazon, and the situation there 100 years on.
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Twenty-two Irish republican hunger-strikers to be remembered in Dublin on Saturday 2nd May 2015.
international / history and heritage / event notice Tuesday April 14, 2015 15:19 by Sharon.   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 16, 2015 14:30)   image 2 images
The annual RSF-organised hunger-strikers commemoration will be held at the GPO in Dublin on Saturday 2nd May 2015, beginning at 2pm. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Tuesday April 14, 2015 00:15 by Solidarity Times   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Garda have attacked an occupation of Fingal council offices by water charges protesters causing injuries like the one pictured.

We understand these happened when the Garda smashed a plate glass door in on top of the protesters who were occupying the entrance.

According to one of those attacked posting to the Balbriggan page "Garda have attached 3 of us and shattered the fingal county council office doors on top of us picture to follow. If you listen to the video u will hear the glass crashing on top of us" The video is at https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=633082310156899 read full story / add a comment
Wayne Flanagan Tobin
dublin / miscellaneous / news report Monday April 13, 2015 20:52 by Dublin Suicide Prevention Project   text 4 comments (last - tuesday april 14, 2015 20:40)   image 2 images
The refusal of Dublin City Council to deny the Dublin Suicide Prevention Project with a tiny grant for an educational information leaflet from the recent council community grant awards has been described as “pathetic” by award winning suicide prevention campaigner Wayne Flanagan Tobin. Director of the Dublin Suicide Prevention Project (DSPP) Flanagan Tobin has secured many services for communities as far back as 2008 when he was instrumental in obtaining a Suicide Prevention Officer for Dublin-Mid Leinster with his then group “Wicklow Against Suicide” and has achieved many awards for his work in Dublin including the South West Inner City Network (SWICN) last October for his voluntary work.
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Comrades
international / rights, freedoms and repression / photo-essay Monday April 13, 2015 15:43 by Rita Fagan   image 1 image
Bernie Dwyer will be with the Five and Cuba forever

The rhythmic sound of the waves and the warm sea breeze has harbored the ashes of a dear friend of Cuba, the Irish Bernie Dwyer, where were launched into our sea by Gerardo, Antonio, Fernando and René, along with the families and friends of the beloved social activist, who until her death, and even seriously ill, she continued to fight for the liberation of the Five. (Havana, 7th March 2015)
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Hares on the North Bull Island
international / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 08, 2015 19:43 by Protect the Irish Hare   image 2 images
The Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports (CACS) has issued this statement, dated April 8th, 2015:

We are alarmed at the news that hares are now EXTINCT on Dublin Bay’s North Bull Island, one of Ireland’s most important nature reserves and coincidentally one that for generations had been almost synonymous with the iconic Irish Hare.
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international / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday April 07, 2015 16:00 by Laurence Cox   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Day 3 of the Grassroots Gathering.

Joining the dots between grassroots movements, communities, campaigns...

A grassroots gathering is a one-off event run by a local group bringing together people involved in different community campaigns and social movements to learn from each other's experiences, talk about what works and what doesn't, develop networks and make alliances. read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday April 07, 2015 15:54 by Laurence Cox   text 1 comment (last - sunday april 12, 2015 21:45)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Day 2 of the Grassroots Gathering. We're coordinating with local groups so as to fit in with the Burn the Bills demo.

Joining the dots between grassroots movements, communities, campaigns...

A grassroots gathering is a one-off event run by a local group bringing together people involved in different community campaigns and social movements to learn from each other's experiences, talk about what works and what doesn't, develop networks and make alliances. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday April 01, 2015 23:13 by Molotov   image 1 image
Derek Warfield formerly of the Wolfe Tones will be giving a talk on the American Civil War and the Fenians attempted invasion of Canada to hold Canada hostage in return for Britain's disengagement from Ireland.

Derek will also sing some songs from the period.

This event is free to the public and family friendly. All welcome. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / event notice Wednesday April 01, 2015 23:00 by Molotov   image 1 image
Family friendly, please bring children. This event is to honour the memory of 1916 and what Easter week was actually about: a strike for freedom and equality against colonial occupation. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / event notice Wednesday April 01, 2015 22:37 by Molotov   image 1 image
Family freindly, please bring your kids.

Speakers:

Independent Workers Union (Tommy McKearney)

The Hub Ireland

Dublin Says No

The National Land League* *(not the New Land League) read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday March 31, 2015 19:03 by FUSION SUNDAYS   image 1 image
The kids hand delivered it to the squatters and everything!
dublin / housing / press release Tuesday March 31, 2015 13:31 by Grangegorman   image 1 image
In the past week an unprecedented amount of community support has been shown to the squatters of a NAMA property in Grangegorman, Dublin 7. The 6th year class from the Educate Together primary school which shares a wall with the squatters spent their yard break creating a 'Save Our Squatters' petition which the entire class signed. 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
on the gates
national / housing / news report Monday March 23, 2015 20:57 by Grangegorman   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 31, 2015 15:24)   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   text 8 comments (last - thursday april 09, 2015 11:18)   image 2 images
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
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