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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 09, 2015 01:00 by1 of Indymedia   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin nollaig 10, 2015 23:11)
In the recent elections in Venezuela the right wing opposition long backed by Washington has secured a majority by winning 107 out of 167 seats. This is the first time since the early days of deceased former president Chavez rose to power that the right has had control of the parliament.

This allows them to to remove ministers from the presidential cabinet. Had they won 111 seats, they would have been enough power in the legislative body to dismiss Supreme Court Judges, reform the Constitution and convoke a recall referendum of the national executive without having collected the minimum quota of signatures required by the Bolivarian Constitution. It is likely they will try this anyhow.

In the second victory for the empire, the neo-liberal right wing got back into power in Argentina just two weeks ago in late November with the election of right-wing candidate Mauricio Macri from one of the country's richest families
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limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Dé Máirt Nollaig 08, 2015 22:13 byshannonwatch
A public talk entitled 'From Shannon to Lesvos: Cause and Effect in the Refugee Crisis' will take place in Perys Hotel, Glentworth St. Limerick on Thursday Dec 10th at 7.30pm. It will provide a first-hand perspective on the human consequences of war for refugees fleeing from violence, and will explore the implications of Shannon Airport’s support for military interventions in the Middle East. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Nollaig 08, 2015 20:39 byPaddy Hackett   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin nollaig 10, 2015 11:36)
The piece is a brief criticism of the policy document of the Right2Change movement. It highlights its anti-working class nature and its effort to save capitalism by reforming it. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / news report Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 06, 2015 16:29 byIndymedia Uk User
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 06, 2015 01:24 by1 of Indymedia
Thursday, December 3, 10am EST, WikiLeaks releases new secret documents from the huge Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which is being negotiated by the US, EU and 22 other countries that account for 2/3rds of global GDP. Coinciding with the ongoing climate talks in Paris, the publication touches on issues of crucial relevance including the regulation of energy, industrial development, workers' rights and the natural environment. WikiLeaks is also publishing expert analyses of the documents. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Dé Sathairn Nollaig 05, 2015 11:02 byDublin Film Qlub
Dublin Film QLUB Season Six:
FUNCTIONAL FAMILIES
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Our new season continues with our XMAS SCREENING...
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Dé hAoine Nollaig 04, 2015 21:39 bypbp
As nurses and teachers prepare to strike come along to our public meeting next Tuesday December 8th at 8pm in The Cherry Tree Lounge in Walkinstown to discuss who really benefits from “The Recovery.” read full story / add a comment
international / environment / other press Déardaoin Nollaig 03, 2015 22:47 by1 of Indymedia   text 3 comments (last - dé luain nollaig 21, 2015 10:02)
Corporate Europe Observatory has investigated the influence of corporate lobbying on EU climate policy and lift the lid on something the corporate media generally refuses to discuss in any real depth.

Articles produced by CEO are important because the mainstream media no longer informs the public, it in fact misleads them, yet an informed public is essential for making informed decisions and for the safe and proper functioning of society.
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Déardaoin Nollaig 03, 2015 21:58 bypm
The current edition of People's News, dated 22 November 2015, is available for download. The opening lead article discusses "The Myth of Social Europe" documenting the continue attack on workers rights and conditions.

Later one of the more important articles in this newsletter discusses how the CETA is probably more dangerous than the TTIP agreement.

....Importantly, it doesn't matter who has the highest standards to start with: what matters is how the corporations from both sides of the Atlantic will use the regulatory co-operation and ISDS provisions of CETA to lower standards across the board. Also, in both Canada and Europe there are internal processes already deeply committed to the deregulation of environmental, health and labour standards, as well as the privatisation of public services. CETA will speed up the pace of this process in both Europe and Canada.... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Dé Máirt Nollaig 01, 2015 23:07 bydri   text 2 comments (last - dé domhnaigh nollaig 06, 2015 17:37)
December 6, 2015 is a momentous day for Digital Rights Ireland: it is our 10th birthday. To celebrate ten years of being at the forefront of the fight for digital rights, you are invited to help us launch a month of #dri10 festivities at DRI’s 10th Birthday Party Celebration in Dublin: read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé Máirt Samhain 24, 2015 21:35 byfoie
Last year we had alot of coverage in the Irish mainstream news about farmers and individuals being stopped from extracting peat -the reason is because most of our bogs which are wonderful habitats are almost completely destroyed. However we never heard or was it mentioned that there was no attempt to stop the industrial extraction of peat by large private companies yet this does infinitely more damage. It seems there is one law for the people and no law for business interests. If we are going to save our bogs we should at least make the laws applicable to ALL parties. Peat extraction to be exempted from planning permission Press Release - 23 November, 2015 Friends of the Irish Environment The industrial extraction of peat is to be removed from planning controls, according to statements by horticultural peat extraction companies Bulrush and Westland in the High Court on Friday. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 22, 2015 22:43 bysiptu
SIPTU and TEEU local authority members working under the management of Irish Water have today (Friday, 20th November) overwhelmingly voted for industrial action to prevent the privatisation of the public water service. Last month, Irish Water said that it intended reduce the local authority workforce in the company by up to 1500 by 2021. The unilateral announcement was in breach of the Service Level Agreement reached with trade union representatives in 2013 which obliged the company to consult with them in relation to any proposed changes in staffing numbers read full story / add a comment
mayo / crime and justice / event notice Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 22, 2015 20:05 byIntegrity Ireland
Castlebar Courthouse tomorrow, Mon Nov 23rd, 100 house repossession cases scheduled to be heard by County Registrar (& Sheriff) Fintan Murphy - despite the fact that he remains under citizens arrest for inciting affray! Garda Management still refusing to take jurisdiction for the arrest of Murphy and other rogue Gardai who have assaulted and injured members of the public recently.. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 22, 2015 19:34 byjohn throne   text 7 comments (last - dé céadaoin samhain 25, 2015 22:51)
This article deals with how much left sectarianism has damaged the workers struggle in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Déardaoin Samhain 19, 2015 21:35 bymsf
An incredible line up of musicians who have generously donated their talents to show their solidarity with the plight of the refugees. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Dé hAoine Samhain 13, 2015 23:28 byAAA
AAA responds to government claims of ‘grossly out of date’ figures: “Has the government built thousands of new council homes in the last 3 weeks?”

Government should clarify latest up to date figures since October 22nd

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has responded to government claims that figures which show that only 20 council houses have been built this year and zero in the second quarter of the year are ‘grossly out of date’ despite being published by the Department of the Environment on October 22nd. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Déardaoin Samhain 12, 2015 12:08 byLaurence Cox
Ireland has a long tradition of intellectual work outside of the education system, and nowhere more than around social movements and communities in struggle. What makes for good work in this context? How do people keep going? What impact does such work have? And what can new generations do in this area? read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Samhain 11, 2015 14:07 byPatrick Hackett
The hullabaloo over the commeroration of the 1916 Rising is merely another device intended to perpetuate the deception of the southern Irish working class. It forms a part of the overall ideological paradigm under which southern Irish workers are to be oppressed and divided from much of the working class in the North. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Dé Céadaoin Samhain 04, 2015 23:27 bypbp
The lobbying activity of major corporations like Kennedy Wilson on rent controls should not be tolerated, according to Annette Mooney, the People Before Profit representative in Dublin Bay South.

‘There is a large rental sector in this constituency and we have already come across countless cases where people are being effectively evicted because they cannot pay exorbitant demands for rent rises.

‘Rent controls are clearly needed but we now discover that the global real estate company Kennedy Wilson is using economic leverage to influence Irish state policy.

Kennedy Wilson is a huge US company that has become one of the biggest property owners in Ireland since the crash. read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Dé Céadaoin Samhain 04, 2015 23:21 byPeople's Movement
"Do not listen to those who say there is nothing you can do to the very real and large social and environmental issues of our time. A life of activism gives hope, which is a moral imperative in this work and in this world. You meet the nicest people, you help transform ideas and systems, and you commit yourself to leaving the earth in at least as whole a condition as you inherited it." -Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, addressing Trent University in June 2009 after being awarded an honorary doctorate of laws. Maude Barlow will be one of the speakers

This meeting is an opportunity for trade unionists and all those concerned with democracy to learn exactly how CETA will damage our society and how we can all work together to apply pressure on our representatives in the EU Parliament to vote No to CETA read full story / add a comment
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