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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
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Samhain 02, 2015 23:19 byCitizen Sane 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin samhain 11, 2015 22:09)
Herein we will focus on what seems to be a somewhat elaborate, albeit loosely organized, conspiracy (one hesitates to use the word as arguments are quickly dismissed as conspiracy theories) in the making in which a relatively large number of pro-Israeli factions (both students attending American campuses as well as outside organizations as well as outside monies)are attempting to manipulate and intimidate people so Americans relinquish their right to free speech on American campuses—that is the right to say critical things about peoples and organizations including Jews, Zionists and Israelis. read full story / add a comment
The political trial of 18 people who delayed Joan Burton in her car began today. It is an escalation in the attempt to demonise and vilify an entire community for rejecting the Labour Party.
Four AAA members were present in court, as part of the targeting of our own organisation by the Gardai and the establishment. On top of these charges, we have had permission to collect money door to door refused in two Garda districts, including Tallaght and there has been the revelations around Operation Mizen which has seen Gardai carry out surveillance on water charge activists including Paul Murphy TD. read full story / add a comment
Dublin Film Qlub Season Six:
Our new season continues with... IGNORANT FAIRIES
(Ferzan Ozpetek, 2001)
Italian with English subtitles
cast: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi...
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international / elections / politics / event notice Dé Sathairn Deireadh Fómhair 31, 2015 16:09 byJack Lane
"What Is A Nation?" by Ernest Renan and Joseph Stalin
Introduction: Brendan Clifford read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Deireadh Fómhair 29, 2015 23:41 byPaddy Hackett 2 comments (last - dé luain samhain 02, 2015 23:25)
The annual budget statement is a bourgeois matter. It is the obligation of communists to highlight the latter rather than getting exclusively immersed in its details. No matter how popularly appealing a budget appears it can never serve the class interests of workers. Sections of the Left relate to state budgets as if they are pliable and can consequently meet workers' needs. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Deireadh Fómhair 29, 2015 22:49 byDeaglan O'Riain
Is it possible that Europe will sleepwalk into another Yugoslavia.
The prognosis for Europe in general is not good at all! read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / event notice Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 27, 2015 12:19 bygalway grassroots network
Invitation to the Galway Activist meeting on Saturday 31 October 2015 from 1 to 3pm in the Westside Resource Centre, Galway.
Invited are all activist / grassroots / community groups and organizations, as well as individuals. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Dé Sathairn Deireadh Fómhair 24, 2015 22:36 bylasc
Inspired by our compañeros at Comhlámh (#FirstWedsDebate) LASC presents #LascWedsTalks! We will discuss core issues facing Latin America, examining political, social, economic, and cultural realities facing the region. We'll have a variety of speakers from Latin America as well as experts on particular issues to give their insights.The talks will be interactive with lots of time for questions and debate, so come along and get involved! Talks will be held on the last Wednesday of every month @7pm. read full story / add a comment
DUBLIN FILM QLUB SEASON SIX:
LGBTQ people have been defining 'family' in alternative ways since the beginning of human history. Circles of caring friends, mentors into gay culture, support groups, social networks, organically grown mixtures of biological and vocational relatives... LGBTQ people thrive in the mutually-supportive families
they enrich and build. It is time we celebrate our imaginative, courageous, loving families. Our functional families.
To watch our exclusive trailer for Season 6:
Our new season kicks off with the brilliant... read full story / add a comment
national / racism & migration related issues / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Deireadh Fómhair 15, 2015 22:07 bypbp 18 comments (last - dé domhnaigh deireadh fómhair 25, 2015 07:32)
Accommodation is one of the most critical issues for the Traveller community and is identified in the 2013-2020 Healthy Ireland Report as the most significant determinant on health.
The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 enshrines in law the requirement of local authorities to provide culturally appropriate accommodation in all its forms, including halting sites, group housing schemes, standard houses and transient accommodation to Travellers.
Local authorities, following a consultation process with locally based Traveller organisations and the Traveller community are required to prepare and adopt a 5 year Traveller Accommodation Programme (TAP) to meet the existing and projected accommodation needs of Travellers in their areas.
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dublin / environment / news report Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 14, 2015 10:29 bydublin rambler 1 comment (last - dé máirt deireadh fómhair 20, 2015 17:41)
Repeatedly-rejected proposal to isolate old people in the middle of nowhere turns up *again* on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown agenda read full story / add a comment
kildare / history and heritage / event notice Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 14, 2015 09:46 byLaurence Cox
Public lecture in Maynooth for the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism Tuesday November 3rd, 6 pm Maynooth University, Callan Building, lecture hall CB7 (north campus) Admission free – all welcome read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 23, 2015 23:31 bypbp
The European Commission has been investigating how Apple got away with paying a tax rate of just 2 percent on massive profits. It has concluded that the company benefited from an illegal deal with the Irish government. This judgement will be announced shortly. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 23, 2015 23:21 byshannonwatch
The Department of Transport has revealed that in 2014 a total of 272 flights were given permits to take weapons or explosives through Shannon Airport. In response to a freedom of information request by Shannonwatch they confirmed that the majority of the flights were taking US troops between military bases and locations in the Middle East. The information also shows that US troop carriers and aircraft with machine guns, rocket motors and other war material are routinely allowed to fly through Irish airspace. Again the majority of these are flying to or from US military bases around the world. read full story / add a comment