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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Aibreán 11, 2016 00:03 byWill Be Gnome
Recently David Gerstman of the Tower Blog (actually called “The Israel Project’s The Tower blog”) attacked the entire liberal arts Oberlin campus in Ohio as being lax on anti-Semitism because he doesn’t like what “one” of the college’s assistant professors wrote on her own personal face book page. Ironically Joy Karega, the alleged anti-Semite, was not really criticizing Jews in general, per se, but mostly what can be defined as some dirty politics of the State of Israel that is terrorist in nature. But conflating criticism of Zionists as supposed to mean anti-Semitism in general is what many propagandists are deliberately trying to d0—confuse various forms of debate in order to create a freeze on any negative criticism of the Zionist project in Israel as State for Jews or their Zionist influence here in America. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / event notice Déardaoin Aibreán 07, 2016 23:13 byanon
We are meeting in Massimo this Friday.
We have chosen Massimo as the venue this time round because there is more space there.

Anyone with an interest in cycling is welcome. It's a good opportunity to meet like-minded people while enjoying a pint and some nice food after work on a Friday.

There is funding available to organise Bike Week events so that's going to be a topic for discussion. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Dé Céadaoin Aibreán 06, 2016 11:45 byDublin Film Qlub
DUBLIN FILM QLUB SEASON SIX:
FUNCTIONAL FAMILIES
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Our new season continues with...
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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Aibreán 05, 2016 17:43 byAran   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin aibreán 07, 2016 23:24)
Dormit in Pace
2013:

Sitting in the cells beneath one of our country’s circuit courts, my travel-weary eyes settle briefly on my hands. Their stillness and my stoic-like composure belie my internal turmoil.

I cast a cold eye over my surroundings - stale urine and solid waste regurgitated from a steel toilet lays siege to the senses. Cigarette butts litter the floor; confetti of condemned men. Crude misspelt graffiti bears mute testimony to the length of their sentences and the shortness of their education. A reasonable inference using the inverse square law - my maths teacher would be proud. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Dé Máirt Aibreán 05, 2016 00:22 bywsm
Every year hundreds of people attend the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair for a day of inspiring discussions and the opportunity of meeting lots of other radicals, browsing books and meeting campaigns. The 11th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair will take place Saturday 16th of April around Smithfield square, there will also be a major event on the Friday night in the Teachers Club, Parnell Square. read full story / add a comment
cork / history and heritage / event notice Dé Luain Aibreán 04, 2016 21:01 bySéan Ó Murchú
1916 Centenary Celebrations Night read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / event notice Dé Luain Aibreán 04, 2016 20:40 bySéan ÓMurchú
Volunteer John Joe Kavanagh Commemoration read full story / add a comment
westmeath / environment / event notice Dé Luain Aibreán 04, 2016 18:07 byJune Kelly
Westmeath Environmental Group is holding a fundraiser night on Thursday the 7th of April 2016 at 8pm in the Annebroke House Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. We invite you and would greatly appreciate your support by purchasing ticket/tickets to the Documentary Night on Water Fluoridation. We shall be showing short films from both Irish and International Experts who highlight the health effects and the injustice of such a practice.

Ticket cost €10 or you can purchase Two for €15. Call (085) 778 0021 or contact us via e-mail: weg1@eircom.net and we shall get back to you a.s.a.p. -- limited seats are available so advised to purchase early.

www.weg.ie/fundraiser.html for more details.
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international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Márta 31, 2016 21:30 byCaoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
It has been one hundred years since the heroic Easter uprising of the IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood) and the ICA (Irish Citizen Army) against the might of the British Empire in 1916. The planning of the 2016 commemoration was thrust into the hands of the conservative Fine Gael/Labour government who would have been at least a bit uneasy about the potential for increasing the political support base for the more politically radical Sinn Féin. However, the problem of artistic representation of the events was at least partially resolved by the well-worn techniques used by successive conservative Irish governments over the years since the Easter Rising: mythologisation, diversion and counternarrative. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Márta 31, 2016 14:51 byjohn throne   text 1 comment (last - dé sathairn aibreán 02, 2016 22:59)
1916 was premature. read of the July days in Russia. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé Máirt Márta 29, 2016 22:43 by1 of Indymedia
This report was originally filed on 8th Mar by ShannonWatch. A recent report by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism entitled CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals is deeply worrying. Not only are civilians being killed in the initial so-called "targeted attacks" but it now appears to be US Government/CIA policy under the President Obama administration to send in secondary drone bombing attacks on the rescuer's who go in to drag survivors from the burning buildings. Even worse, there have been several incidents whereby the subsequent funerals of the victims of earlier drone attacks have been attacked by CIA drone bombings causing huge casualties among the mourners. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Dé Luain Márta 28, 2016 18:16 bySéan ÓMurchú
The 100th Easter 1916 Commemoration took place in St. Finbarrs Cemetery on Sunday 27th March. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Dé Domhnaigh Márta 27, 2016 17:12 bypbp
STATEMENT ON LUAS DRIVERS’ DISPUTE WITH TRANSDEV

The massive rejection by Luas drivers of the proposed settlement from the WRC is absolutely justified.

Despite the perception of the deal, the WRC proposals represented a major setback for Luas drivers who rejected this as a “divisive pay deal”.

Drivers would have to work an extra twelve days a year, the increase of 18.5% over three years would only apply to a minority of drivers and disgracefully, the new entrants rates of pay were being pushed back to 2004 rates at €29,000 per annum. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / feature Dé Domhnaigh Márta 27, 2016 01:23 byT   text 3 comments (last - dé domhnaigh bealtaine 29, 2016 07:17)

On the centenary anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising it is worth reflecting on what has happened since then and the aspirations of the proclamation to guarantee equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens and cherishing all of the children of the nation equally.

The Rising itself was doomed to failure from the start but as with life itself often the most unpredictable and unexpected things happen because despite the lack of initial public support, after the executions sympathies swung the other way and as they say the rest was history and the ripples spread out, because it has been said the fight for independence of India was inspired by the Irish Rising. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé Luain Márta 21, 2016 23:45 byfoie
The European Ombudsman’s Office is to review its decision to close the file against the Commission’s handling of a complaint over alleged failure to notify consumers of the levels of water-borne toxins trihalomethanes [THMs] linked to cancers in Irish public water supplies.

During the Commission investigation the Irish authorities told the Commission that THMs exceed the WHO/EU permitted parameters in 412,000 of Irish Water’s 1.5m customer base, more than 1,000,000 consumers. THMS are a group of more than 60 chemicals, including chloroform which are disinfectant by products created when water with a high organic matter – such as peaty water or excessive algae – is treated with chlorine. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / press release Dé Luain Márta 21, 2016 22:23 byNoel Kelly
Since 2008, during one of the worst financial crises to hit the state, government funding of the arts sector was significantly reduced as the overall Departmental budget has seen an increase. Department of the Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht reports show that central funding increased from 245,000,000 Euro in 2008 to 310,000,000 Euro in 2016. During this same period Arts Council reports show a fall in their funding from 81,620,000 Euro to 59,100,000 Euro. This has resulted in a fall in supports to the individual artist who the sector rely on to maintain Ireland as a place that is known for its living culture and the arts. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Dé Luain Márta 21, 2016 10:27 byGreen Shoes Events   text 2 comments (last - dé domhnaigh bealtaine 22, 2016 21:19)
Green Shoes Events presents the ultimate ‘ecumenical’ event - a Fr Ted Quiz and Lovely Girls Competition, taking place on Holy Thursday in Lillies Bordello, Dublin.

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national / housing / press release Dé Domhnaigh Márta 20, 2016 22:12 byanon
Cllr Paul Donnelly (SF) has welcomed the establishment of the Tyrrelstown Tenants Action Group after a meeting in the Tyrrelstown Educate Together School.

The action group agreed to hold a demonstration outside the Dáil next Tuesday, 22nd March. The group will meet at the Mansion House before heading to Davy Stockbrokers to hold a small demonstration and then will head to the Dáil to call for action against these vulture funds who are putting about 50,000 homes at risk". read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Dé Sathairn Márta 19, 2016 16:39 byRuared
Background to the internment of Tony Taylor

On 6th March 2014, after almost three years on remand in Maghaberry prison, Tony Taylor was convicted and sentenced to seven years - three in custody and four on license - for Republican activity. Tony was also given a lengthy sentence in the early nineties after being injured in an explosion in his native Derry.
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Dé Sathairn Márta 19, 2016 15:26 byPaddy Hackett
There is a good chance that FF will bring about a new general election in the not too distant future. This is because it is confident that there is a progressive electoral shift towards it. It is also in a buoyant mood because of its inchoate election recovery. It more than likely has the resources to fight another election. Both FF and FG expressly indicated that they would not form “a grand coalition”. The GE16 result means, in a sense, that the electorate don't want such a coalition. On the other hand SF, through Gerry Adams, indicated before the GE16 that it is prepared to form a coalition with SF. This means that the electorate may want a coalition with FF, SF and others.
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