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Anti-Water Charges' Five Now in Jail 14 Days

Free the Protestors - Jail the Bankers


The Government acting on behalf of corporate and financial power who have set their eyes on our Water have disgracefully jailed 5 citizens of this country because they said No to Austerity. We demand their freedom immediately. The five are: Derek Byrne, Bernie Hughes, Michael Batty who are imprisoned for 27 days and Paul Moore and Damien O’Neill who are imprisoned for 56 days.

There is clearly one law for the rich and one law for the rest of us. Where are the bankers and developers who bankrupted this country and led to widespread hardship and a huge increase in suicides in this country, deaths which have devastated families. And what of the people who have died for lack of resources in our health system and of those evicted from their homes. It is time we stood up to this undemocractic sham and demand our country back from the claws of the elite.


Keep an eye out on social media and any websites related to the campaign against water charges for info on upcoming protests against the jailed 5.

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

National Water Protest - Sat March 21st
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Dé Sathairn Meitheamh 21, 2014 00:39 byV Marplot
Fine Gael relentlessly circles the wagons, to put a pretty new face on an ugly scandal, and baffle us with bull. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Déardaoin Meitheamh 19, 2014 10:42 by1 of Indymedia
We are calling on all anti-racist individuals and groups to join the rally against racist attack in Rathfarnham and show solidarity with the victim.

This is a very serious attack and nobody should be living in fear or worse, having to leave the country because of such racism. We can't allow such racist attacks to force people out of their homes, neighborhoods and Ireland.

Please join the rally and condemn racism.

Bring placards, flags, banners...

Rathfarnham Village, (Car Park) Thursday, 19 June 18:30 read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 18, 2014 20:19 byErin Kelso
In reaction to an adverse Supreme Court ruling against Argentina, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that Argentina would offer new bonds to its creditors governed under Argentine law. The proposed debt swap would involve the 92% of the country's creditors that agreed to restructure in the wake of the country's 2001 default. While the debt swap proposes an alternative for the South American country to avoid paying hold-outs, it fails to reverse the global implications on debt markets, debt restructuring and financial stability. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 18, 2014 18:36 byAnthony Ravlich
Secular ethical human rights, which are universal, can be adopted by any political party as its ethical base. This includes religious parties as secular ethical human rights virtually equate with the Golden Rule espoused by the major religions. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Luain Meitheamh 16, 2014 22:04 byJenna Maus
Supreme Court Refuses Argentina Debt Case and Validates Hedge Fund Predatory Behavior. The US Supreme Court denied Argentina's appeal for a hearing today, leaving intact a lower court ruling that validates predatory behavior targeted towards countries in financial distress. The high court also denied a related appeal on behalf of the more than 92% of bond holders who had accepted Argentina's restructuring deal. In a final blow, the court also decided that hedge funds can access information on where Argentina holds financial assets around the world. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), legitimate Wall Street investors and the US government had sided with Argentina because of the case's impact on debt restructuring, poor country access to credit and global financial stability. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Déardaoin Meitheamh 12, 2014 18:11 byRed Banner
Issue 56 of
Red Banner: a magazine of socialist ideas
is out now
€2 / £1.50 from bookshops or the address above read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / event notice Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 11, 2014 22:54 byDebt Ireland
Ireland and the wider world have gone through severe social and financial crisis over the last number of years, and many of us feel exasperated by attempts to communicate with our elected officials.

We send emails to TDs and sign our names to petitions, and yet we are left feeling that our messages go nowhere, just fall on deaf ears. We don’t feel heard, we don’t feel represented, and we don’t feel like we’re being given answers.

This compels us to wonder how do we use our voice? How do we communicate? Does dialogue even work anyway? read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 11, 2014 12:23 byAndrew   text 2 comments (last - dé luain meitheamh 16, 2014 01:39)
Almost two years after Shell smuggled their Tunnel Boring Machine out of Dublin port in the middle of the night, and then spent 3 days meeting resistance across the country before getting stuck in the bog, they removed it from Erris Monday night. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Dé Máirt Meitheamh 10, 2014 23:37 byiccl   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin meitheamh 12, 2014 18:13)
Ireland’s human rights watchdog, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has described the 65-page Cooke report into the possible bugging of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), released by the Government late this evening (10 June 2014), as “an exercise in smoke and mirrors”. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Dé Máirt Meitheamh 10, 2014 12:40 bySheila Ó Murchú
The Cork Cumann na mBan 100 years Anniversary Commemoration took place in St. Joseph's Cemetery on Sunday 8th June.

Cumann na mBan, lead the Colour party carrying the Tri-Colour, and flying the Cumann na mBan Cork and Cumann na Cailíni Cork flags. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Meitheamh 09, 2014 10:41 byPat Waine   text 2 comments (last - dé luain meitheamh 09, 2014 23:49)
Huge gains for the Anti Austerity Left - Where now and what will Sinn Fein do with this power. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Meitheamh 05, 2014 15:58 byjohn throne
The catholic church the main church of capitalism, undemocratic, anti women, has been exposed as throwing 800 young children into a septic tank in Tuam, Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Déardaoin Meitheamh 05, 2014 10:30 byDeborah
the feminist an anarchist challenges to the concept of rights, as well as why the rights-based position has become increasingly rare and controversial within the animal ‘rights’ movement. read full story / add a comment
dublin / sci-tech / event notice Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 04, 2014 19:17 byDublin Film Qlub
Season Four of the Dublin Film Qlub, “Burning the Closet!”, continues with…

TWICE A WOMAN

( Twee Vrouwen )
Dir. George Sluizer, 1979
Starring: Bibi Andersson, Sandra Dumas, Anthony Perkins
English

Saturday 21 June 2014
2:30 pm
(doors open at 2pm)

The New Theatre
East Essex street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Day membership €8
(free tea and coffee) read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 04, 2014 15:18 byLuke Eastwood   text 3 comments (last - dé haoine samhain 07, 2014 11:12)
Water is becoming a corporate resource - the sell off of Irish Water is almost certain Call me a cynic, but I am absolutely convinced that the current Irish government has created Uisce Éireann (Irish Water) with the sole purpose of selling Ireland’s water rights to the private sector within the next decade. Already Uisce Éireann has wasted over €80 million euro in consultancy fees paid to the private sector and it will continue to use private sector contractors to carry out its work, at as yet unknown cost. It is only the fact that it would be political suicide for the government right now that prevents a share issue in the near future. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 04, 2014 07:25 byAnthony Ravlich   text 2 comments (last - dé luain meitheamh 09, 2014 15:43)
Human rights group members ignore posts in which Pope urges UN to resist a 'Culture of Death' and where UN Watch reports the rise of repressive States to prominent UN positions. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Dé Máirt Meitheamh 03, 2014 15:26 byCon Carroll   text 1 comment (last - dé máirt meitheamh 03, 2014 15:45)
who cares, often we can allow apathy to set in. yet in Dublin 2014. we are now witness to events taking place at Paris Bakery Moore St read full story / add a comment
national / racism & migration related issues / event notice Dé Sathairn Bealtaine 31, 2014 13:00 byCon Carroll
Saturday 7 June at 13.30 writers sq. Belfast ICTU Belfast along with Northern Council for ethnic minorities have called for a march against racism read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Dé hAoine Bealtaine 30, 2014 00:27 bySaoirse
The inaugural Ruairí Ó Brádaigh Summer School will take place at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on June 6,7, and 8. The event will involve discussion and debate covering a range of topics and issues which were central to the life of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh such as the history and development of Irish Republicanism, the Irish language, the international dimension of the Irish struggle in the context of global anti-imperialism and the Éire Nua programme for a New Ireland of which Ruairí Ó Brádaigh was an architect and champion. The summer school will also include a reflection on the life of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh by people who were comrades and friends over many decades. Among the speakers are Professor Robert W. White, biographer of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Desmond Fennell, Dr Kevin Bean, Dr Marisa McGlinchey, Maura Harrington and the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Déardaoin Bealtaine 29, 2014 09:38 byDeborah   text 9 comments (last - dé céadaoin meitheamh 04, 2014 15:37)
rights are revolution - a consensus-based workshop on the theory of rights, from an anarchists and radical feminist perspective read full story / add a comment
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