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international / crime and justice / press release Thursday January 23, 2014 16:49 by Don MacThomais
International Parental Child Abduction is not a new trend as globalization bring people into a social setting normally not experienced in previous years . Relationships develop of course and love ,children and break ups are also to be expected. The removal of an Irish infant from Ireland is a crime under International law and the Non Fatal Offences Against the person Act under the Irish Statute book. There is also an international agreement called the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Parental Child Abduction which the Irish State signed in 1980.

The issue surrounding this legal instrument outside of the EU is vague with countries such as the USA providing little or no support to victims of this cruel crime and Irish Department of Foreign Affairs complete reluctance to challenge the USA whom citizens are responsible for the abduction of Irish infants born in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Thursday January 23, 2014 15:43 by Carl M.
This interview with Yassamine Mather from Hands Off the People of Iran appears on the BBC Persian Service . The broadcast coincides with the third year of the Arab Spring . read full story / add a comment
dublin / eu / event notice Thursday January 23, 2014 10:34 by protester   text 6 comments (last - monday january 27, 2014 09:41)
This Saturday at 9.00am sharp outside EU House on Molesworth street I will be protesting against the EU / Governments Blue Star Programme in Primary Schools , the training day for teachers who are taking part in the programme takes place there from 9am-3pm and I want to show my opposition to what they are doing.

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dublin / arts and media / press release Tuesday January 21, 2014 13:55 by Weldon
The series looks at the influence that the industrial dispute had on several different artistic disciplines from Literature and Song to Poetry, Drama and History. read full story / add a comment
kildare / miscellaneous / event notice Monday January 20, 2014 14:55 by R
Féile Bríde 2014 will look at issues of life, light and liberty with perspectives from our partner Abjata Khalif of the Kenya Pastoralist Journalists Network; from Fergal Anderson linking food sovereignty issues locally and globally, as a ‘small farmer’ from the West of Ireland; and Donal Dorr will be joined by a woman with personal knowledge of the issue of human trafficking to explore the meaning of slavery, sovereignty and sustenance. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / press release Friday January 17, 2014 18:43 by Sue Anthony   text 2 comments (last - sunday january 19, 2014 19:33)
A colossal pod of 250 plus Bottlenose dolphins including babies, juveniles and one baby albino dolphin is being held captive overnight in the cove right now. It will be a total of 19 hours before they will endure the torture of being ripped from their family and selected for captivity. Those not selected will be slaughtered for human consumption. read full story / add a comment
waterford / arts and media / event notice Thursday January 16, 2014 21:36 by anon
David Rovics in Downes Pub, Waterford, Tuesday, Jan 21st 2014

American singer-songwriter David Rovics plays in Downes Pub, Waterford on Tuesday, Jan 21st 2014

Rovics has been a modern Bob Dylan, singing songs about the Iraq War and social justice issues. Rovics started out as a busker in Boston’s subways before concentrating on his craft and recording albums. He has self-released all his recordings, and has also made them available as free downloads. He is also a writer for left-wing newspapers and magazines. His music has been featured by the BBC and other TV stations.
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antrim / arts and media / event notice Thursday January 16, 2014 21:28 by anon
David Rovics at the Realta, King Street, Belfast. 8pm on Jan 18th 2014

American singer-songwriter David Rovics plays in Realta, King Street, Belfast on Saturday Jan 18th 2014 at 8PM

Rovics has been a modern Bob Dylan, singing songs about the Iraq War and social justice issues. Rovics started out as a busker in Boston’s subways before concentrating on his craft and recording albums. He has self-released all his recordings, and has also made them available as free downloads. He is also a writer for left-wing newspapers and magazines. His music has been featured by the BBC and other TV stations. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday January 14, 2014 21:32 by newsmedia   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 05, 2014 13:09)
Greedy ISPs move to cash in on providing tiered Internet access
Judges at a federal appeal court in Washington have dealt what could well be a mortal blow to the freedom of the Internet. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 14, 2014 07:52 by Anthony Ravlich
Noam Chomsky's response to UN's 'Global Crime Against Humanity' which is described in my recent article, 'A Great World can be achieved by Great States ensuring global ethical human rights'. It also contains my reply. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Monday January 13, 2014 22:24 by Arielle Retrosi
Yesterday, Pope Francis appointed nineteen new Cardinals from around the world. Sixteen of the nineteen are eligible to vote for the next Pope. There were no new Cardinals selected from the United States. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday January 13, 2014 22:02 by john throne
The military campaign of the Republican groups was a failure. Some of us said this would be the case from the start. But some of us who did so did not put enough emphasis on the need to struggle for an international solution to the problems facing Ireland. This article seeks to put this right. It also seeks to look at the North and borders and the future taking into account the changes that have taken place and considering alternatives. A socialist united Ireland? Is this possible if the socialist revolution does not start first in England, Scotland and Wales and spread to Ireland North and South? Is it possible that the revolution could unfold in a way that would leave significant divisions in the working class and make the move to a socialist united Ireland not immediately possible? Perhaps some sort of Canton system like exists in Switzerland would be necessary for a time. Can the socialist revolution start first in the North given the deep division made worse by the past 40 years.? read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Monday January 13, 2014 19:05 by Arielle Retrosi
The Supreme Court will review a lower court's order for banks to give information on Argentine assets, including those assets held outside of US jurisdiction, to a group of hedge funds seeking to collect from Argentina's 2001 default. Additionally, the High Court will review if it is legal for these predatory hedge funds to target assets for collection outside of a US jurisdiction.
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dublin / environment / event notice Monday January 13, 2014 09:20 by Tadhg
Beidh Ceardlann na Croise Bríde ag siúl trí Ghailge ag an Ionad Buail Isteach, Siopa Connolly Bks, 43 Sraid Essex Thoir, BÁC 2 ar an Aoine 31 Eanáir idir 1 - 3 i.n. Beidh fáilte roimh chách agus cuirfear na luachra ar fáil agus beidh an teagasc trí Ghaeilge. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / event notice Monday January 13, 2014 09:15 by Tadhg
A Brigid's Cross workshop in the Irish language will take place in Connolly Books, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2 on Friday 31st December between 1.00 - 3.00 pm. All are welcome and rushes for the crosses along with instruction in Irish will be provided to participants. This annual event is organized by An tIonad Buail Isteach na Gaeilge.

The workshop will open with Brigid's flame (Brigid is Goddess of the hearth, fire and the element of fire) which will be lit by Bríd Ní Mhurchú, representing the Goddess aspect of Brigid for her important day 1st February, when Nature reawakens again (Imbolc), after the cold period of Samhain, the first season in the Celtic calender. The workshop will proceed and with the goodwill of all present aiming to make the Crosses 'as Gaeilge'. At the same time, copious supplies of Fair Trade tea and coffee will be available, along with watercress salad sandwiches and vintage cheese soda slices!!
Saor in aisce - beidh fáilte roimh chách. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / event notice Sunday January 12, 2014 19:49 by June Kelly
David’s essays are published regularly on CounterPunch, and the 200+ songs he makes available for free on the web have been downloaded more than a million times. Most importantly, he’s really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible.

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national / anti-war / event notice Saturday January 11, 2014 18:14 by June Kelly


David’s essays are published regularly on CounterPunch, and the 200+ songs he makes available for free on the web have been downloaded more than a million times. Most importantly, he’s really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible.

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national / arts and media / event notice Friday January 10, 2014 10:42 by HeadSpace   text 10 comments (last - thursday april 10, 2014 16:04)
Creative mental health magazine, HeadSpace, would like to invite you to the launch of its second issue at Sweeneys Bar, Dame Street, Dublin 2, on Friday 17th January 2014 at 7.30pm with musical performances and readings from contributors on the night. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 08, 2014 20:09 by Anthony Ravlich   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 12, 2014 21:43)
Describes what I see as the UN’s gross neglect of duty re UN Charter (in my opinion, a ‘global crime against humanity’) to uphold UDHR. Also I consider greater political and national unity is planned to execute a ‘near absolute’ control in States.
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday January 06, 2014 14:34 by fred
Sometimes a song can encapsulate our predicament so much better than a dry old article ever could. Here's a gem from Mick Blake that sums up our situation under a right wing neo liberal FG Labour pro privatisation EU ass kissing government in January 2014 after having been previously sold out by a series of right wing neo liberal pro privatisation EU ass kissing corrupt FF governments read full story / add a comment
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