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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

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Anti-Water Charges' Five Now in Jail 12 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
antrim / elections / politics / event notice Saturday March 29, 2014 22:13 by JM
socialists, workers and elections
Learning from the Argentinian experience

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international / environment / other press Friday March 28, 2014 16:00 by T   text 3 comments (last - wednesday april 02, 2014 15:44)
Recent research has found a link between the use of the Monsanto weed-killer Roundup which is used with all GM crops. It is used because the genetic material added to GM crops makes them resistant to Roundup. Normally any crop sprayed with too much weed killer not only kills the weeds but begins to kill the crop. The use of GM crops allows you to spray even more of the stuff.

Residues of Roundup has to be on and in the plants and this is where the research picks this up. read full story / add a comment
longford / environment / event notice Friday March 28, 2014 15:53 by NWT
Our previous two volunteer days in Farnaght earlier in the year had to be cancelled due to the weather so there's a lot to be done. On the day we will be planting a new hedge and checking on how our previously planted trees are doing. Farnaght was first planted over ten years ago and the birch in particular has shot up making this reserve a great place to visit to see how quickly native woodland can be established.
Bring Suitable clothing and lunch.
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cork / environment / event notice Friday March 28, 2014 15:46 by IWT
The event is Free and it is recommended to wear warm clothing a rain coat and comfortable shoes. This walk is led by Conor Kelleher from Cork County Bat Group in conjunction with Irish Wildlife Trust Cork branch for Lifelong Learning Week.
Conor will talk about different bat species, the importance of bats in nature, their diet and their habitat.
We will also demonstrate how to track and identify bats by using a bat sensor. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday March 28, 2014 14:22 by Anthony Ravlich
Describes the 'Profound' Arrogance of bureaucratic elites at the UN in disregarding history, as if they 'know', to reinvent human rights to emphasize elites rather than individuals. Discussion with Islamic academic on global ethical human rights. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / event notice Wednesday March 26, 2014 08:24 by Over The Edge   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 03, 2014 00:56)
BOOK LAUNCH: THE GHOST IN THE LOBBY by KEVIN HIGGINS @ The 2014 Cúirt International Festival of Literature with Mick Wallace TD

Sunday 13th April – Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street- 4:00pm read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 25, 2014 17:27 by Arielle Retrosi
Jubilee USA Network, a religious anti-poverty coalition, along with 78 other religious and development groups filed with the US Supreme Court in the case between Argentina and NML Capital read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday March 25, 2014 13:03 by KM   text 3 comments (last - tuesday march 25, 2014 23:35)
Looks as if the Ukrainian fascists are starting to outlive their shelf life. Just like the Brownshirts in The Night of the Long Knives they will be cut down by their masters. The hunter gets the bird, the dog that retrieves it gets a pat on the head, in the end a bullet in the head. Videos at he link below.

Notorious Ukrainian right-wing militant leader Aleksandr Muzychko, also known as Sashko Bilyi, has been shot dead during a police raid against his gang, confirmed Ukraine’s Ministry of Interior.

Muzychko was killed in Rovno, western Ukraine, where he coordinated actions of local groups belonging to the nationalist Right Sector movement. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Sunday March 23, 2014 22:25 by shannon-watch
At a News Conference in Buswell's Hotel today (Saturday, March 22, 2014), immediately following her release from Mountjoy Prison, peace activist, artist and human rights campaigner, Margaretta D'Arcy, discussed her nine weeks in both Limerick and Mountjoy Prisons and the reasons for her arrest.

Ms D'Arcy continues to refute the charge that she and her co-defendant, Niall Farrell, were interfering with the 'proper use' of Shannon Airport by going onto the runway in October 2012 and again in September 2013 (for which a second trial is pending). They were in fact highlighting the 'improper use' of Shannon Airport by the US military, who have colonised an Irish airport. Since 2003, over 2 million US soldiers and their weapons and thousands of US military aircraft and cargo planes have transited Shannon Airport on their way to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere. The Government of neutral Ireland has 'improperly' facilitated these movements of troops and weaponry - which could easily have included killer drones and depleted uranium - through Shannon, and failed to inspect any of these military cargos. They've also never inspected any of the CIA planes implicated in illegal rendition flights. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Thursday March 20, 2014 18:45 by sean throne
How the working class movement and the left must oppose the special oppression of women. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / event notice Thursday March 20, 2014 17:06 by Rachel O'Hanlon
Lajee Cultural Tour Ireland 2014
Ireland meets Palestine for a night of traditional music and dance
Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin 1
Sunday 13th April read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / press release Wednesday March 19, 2014 21:05 by Friends of Irish Environment
Ahead of tomorrow’s opening of the An Bord Pleanala hearing into the plans for the clean up of the old steel plant’s toxic dump on Haulbowline Island, Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] has called for the work to be extended to the site of the steel plant itself.

The current proposal is limited to the 9 hectare waste dump on the island.

FIE says numerous reports show that the contamination on the island includes not just the 9 hectare East Tip which is the subject of the license hearing but the 12 hectare site of the steel plant itself which is being ignored. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / press release Wednesday March 19, 2014 01:46 by Dublin 32CSM
Media censorship of an attempt made by the 32CSM to hand the UN document on the violation of Ireland's national sovereignty to the EPP. read full story / add a comment
sligo / education / event notice Monday March 17, 2014 19:54 by robert
Depth of investigation combined with the atmosphere of an informal meeting. More enjoyable than academic conferences - more productive than aimless small-talk.

Open communication in school:
If communication happens between members of different status groups: how does their position impinge on the communication?
How do hierarchies, formal and informal, influence communication?
How does the institutionalisation of education influence the communication that goes on in schools?
How does the professionalisation of education in schools influence communication?
How do different cultural backgrounds influence communication in schools?
What does all that mean for a concept of open communication? read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday March 16, 2014 14:26 by KM
They don't just look like like fascists, they don't just trample on Democracy and suppress National Minorities. No! The Ukrainian fascists are also intent on driving Jews from the Ukraine. RT reports on the growing number of incidents. There is also a video at the link. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / press release Saturday March 15, 2014 15:05 by HBC
Friday 14 March 2014 marks the one year anniversary of the kidnapping and imprisonment of five Palestinian teenagers (at the time aged 15-17) for alleged stone-throwing, following a settler car accident that took place close to their village of Hares in Salfit district (West Bank), Palestine. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / event notice Thursday March 13, 2014 18:04 by Seán Ó Murchú   text 1 comment (last - sunday april 20, 2014 16:25)
Republican Sinn Féin Annual Easter 1916 Commemoration - Cork

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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday March 13, 2014 16:06 by Cat Shumway   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 01, 2014 11:16)
Launch of Attac Ireland with a public talk by Esther Jeffers (University of Paris VIII and European Attac Network)

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dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Tuesday March 11, 2014 23:37 by D_D   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 12, 2014 09:24)
Fund raising pub table quiz read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 11, 2014 23:08 by William Wraithwrite
Once you are born a creature (and irrespective of your personal circumstances which can vary greatly) that is as you were forced into existence (not by any choice on your part but according to European religious dogma originating in the Middle East) not just for a lifetime on earth but also forever after by some notion of an immortal soul, so then you are also forced into an immortality (almost like a vampire who too can never truly die in literature) and irrespective of however terrifying such an immortality might present itself. “What kind of God (or Yahweh) would put a soul, any soul (no matter how supposedly evil in human terms) into an eternal length of torture—and never having to contemplate acquiescence—what kind of compassion is that? This is as extreme of cruelty and barbarity as one could espouse. Such cosmic outcome, supposedly as Divine Justice, doesn’t even reach the categories of mere human ideas to justice. read full story / add a comment
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