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Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link We Make Our Own History: Discussion and Book Launch Mon Nov 16, 2015 13:59 | Laurence Cox

offsite link Reflections on Water Movement and Right2Change Development Tue Nov 10, 2015 14:31 | Jimmy Dignam

offsite link November Socialist Voice is Now Available Online Mon Nov 09, 2015 21:49 | Communist Party of Ireland

offsite link Championing the Self-Employed Thu Nov 05, 2015 22:51 | Michael Taft

offsite link Begruding the Recovery Tue Nov 03, 2015 15:36 | Michael Taft

Irish Left Review >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link Kautsky – The crisis of capitalism and the shortening of working time Mon Nov 09, 2015 22:34 | James O'Brien

offsite link How to do better things with words Fri Oct 23, 2015 07:38 | modulus

offsite link Syriza and Israel: Syriza’s response Thu Aug 20, 2015 18:10 | yeksmesh

offsite link What does a Corbyn victory mean? Tue Aug 18, 2015 00:32 | Sami El-Sayed

offsite link SYRIZA: Was capitulation inevitable? Fri Jul 17, 2015 14:14 | Sami El-Sayed

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Diamaid Ferriter: Mean-spirited in giving credit to Atheist Ireland

offsite link Fintan O’Toole: Falling for the myth that the people are to blame Anthony

offsite link Tom Lyons: A journalist unlikely to ask the tough questions Anthony

offsite link Breaking news: Sinn Fein responsible for IBRC farce Anthony

offsite link Atheist Ireland banned while Iona Institute enjoys full access to schools Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link A HYBRID WAR TO BREAK THE BALKANS? ?. by Andrew Korybko Sun Nov 29, 2015 14:02 | Saker-Admin
A HYBRID WAR TO BREAK THE BALKANS? By Andrew KORYBKO In the spirit of the New Cold War and following on its success in snuffing out South Stream, the US

offsite link Silk Roads, Night Trains and the Third Industrial Revolution in China ? by Pepe Escobar Sun Nov 29, 2015 13:57 | Saker-Admin
Silk Roads, Night Trains and the Third Industrial Revolution in China by Pepe Escobar The US is transfixed by its multibillion-dollar electoral circus. The European Union is paralyzed by austerity,

offsite link Russia reacts to Turkey?s attack SITREP November 29, 2015 by Scott Sun Nov 29, 2015 04:41 | Scott
Historically, Russia?s big wheels turn slowly, almost invisible to the naked eye, but they do turn and grind anything getting between them into fine dust. On November 24th something extraordinary

offsite link Ukraine Syria Turkey Crisis News November 28, 2015 Sat Nov 28, 2015 18:49 | Scott
Help produce more actual and interesting content, join our struggle by donating via PayPal: or via: The growing number of violations of the ceasefire regime in Donbass is

offsite link International Military Review ? Syria, Nov. 27, 2015 Sat Nov 28, 2015 04:16 | Scott
Help produce more actual and interesting content, join our struggle by donating via PayPal: or via: Over the past 3 days, Russian warplanes have conducted 134 sorties, hitting

The Saker >>

national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday October 29, 2015 23:41 by Paddy Hackett   text 2 comments (last - monday november 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 Thursday October 29, 2015 22:49 by Deaglan 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
Wash area
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday October 28, 2015 19:34 by Concerned   image 1 image
Prisoners call on the Department of Justice to make public a recent prison doctors report that highlights the dangers prisoners are exposed too, legionnaires disease for example and other serious respiratory health risks due to the extremely poor conditions. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:19 by galway 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
RSF commemorations from the 1st to the 15th November 2015.
national / history and heritage / event notice Monday October 26, 2015 14:24 by Sharon.   text 3 comments (last - sunday november 01, 2015 12:42)   image 1 image
Frank Driver, Kevin Barry, James Daly and the Edentubber Martyrs : commemorations, November 2015. read full story / add a comment
dublin / economics and finance / event notice Sunday October 25, 2015 22:30 by anon   image 1 image
All welcome to our Financial Transaction Tax Working group meeting on Wednesday 11th November, 9.30 am

Banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share to clear up the mess they helped create.

The Financial Transaction Tax is a tax on banks that would give billions to tackle poverty and climate change - in Europe and abroad. It would be applied to trading in bonds, shares and derivatives. The European Commission is proposing a tax of 0.1% on trading in bonds and shares and 0.01% on trading in derivatives. Eleven Member States are working to implement this tax under the EU enhanced cooperation procedure. France, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Germany are among them but Ireland and Britain have stood outside the group. Michael Noonan is saying no to its introduction

Interested? Get in touch with Nina at read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday October 24, 2015 22:36 by lasc
Inspired by our compaeros at Comhlmh (#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
Map from CommonDreams article (April 2015) The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Saturday October 24, 2015 11:49 by shannonwatch   text 3 comments (last - monday october 26, 2015 17:20)   image 1 image
Over the years there have been regular movements of US military refuelling planes through Shannon. The government won't tell us why they land there however. Are they refuelling US military planes just outside Irish airspace? Are they collecting cheap fuel? Are they on their way to warzones to re-fuel fighter jets? read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Tuesday October 20, 2015 08:26 by Danny Dullea   video 2 video files
This is a recording of a public meeting of Fracking Free Network Ireland and Northern Ireland held at the Ballroom of Romance Glenfarne on Saturday October 17 2015. There are two parts. Part 1 is the panel presentations. Part 2 the discussion and Q&A will follow. For comments or further information please contact me at read full story / add a comment
Photo: MSF. A destroyed area of the MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan is visible at first light on 03 October 2015, the morning after the facility was hit by sustained bombing
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Monday October 19, 2015 22:06 by Stephen Lendman   text 1 comment (last - friday november 06, 2015 14:34)   image 3 images
Changing US explanations following the October 3 Kunduz hospital attack were all lies willful deception, covering up a deliberate attack on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) facility.

Pentagon officials knew it was a hospital, yet attacked it anyway multiple times for over an hour, killing 24 doctors, other medical staff and patients, injuring 37 others.

Make no mistake! This was a deliberately planned war crime. An AP report said US analysts knew (the) Afghan site was (a) hospital. read full story / add a comment
1,200 items of printed material of a republican nature will be distributed , in various-sized 'packs', at this event.
national / history and heritage / event notice Monday October 19, 2015 16:04 by Sharon.   text 1 comment (last - monday october 26, 2015 12:20)   image 3 images
A picket will be held on Sunday 25th October 2015 at the Half'penny Bridge in Dublin , beginning at 1pm. read full story / add a comment
Calling for  ban on hare coursing in Ireland...
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Sunday October 18, 2015 15:31 by Ban hare coursing in Ireland   image 1 image
This weekend's two day live hare coursing event at Edenderry, Co. Offaly was the target of a lively and very loud (though non-violent) protest by campaigners against the cruel so-called "sport".

On October 17th, members and supporters of several animal protection groups gathered outside the hare coursing venue, which is located close to the Tesco and Lidl supermarkets in the town.
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Friday October 16, 2015 16:13 by Dublin Film Qlub



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 Thursday October 15, 2015 22:07 by pbp   text 18 comments (last - sunday october 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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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday October 15, 2015 21:57 by sp reporter   image 1 image
The horrendous double bombing attack that struck a protest rally for peace organized by several trade unions in Ankara, Turkeys capital city, on Saturday 10 October, led, at the last count, to at least 128 deaths, and hundreds injured. It is the largest terrorist attack in the countrys history. Many victims are still in intensive care units in various hospitals, while a number of bodies, unrecognizable, have not yet been identified. This attack, by its human and political magnitude, has shaken the country to its foundations. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / news report Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:29 by dublin rambler   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 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 Wednesday October 14, 2015 09:46 by Laurence 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 / indymedia ireland / news report Tuesday October 13, 2015 16:01 by 1 of Indymedia   text 8 comments (last - monday october 19, 2015 16:22)   image 1 image
The Indymedia website returns to service today after an almost two week outage from Sept 29th until today Oct 13th.

This was an unplanned outage and unfortunately it took much longer than expected to restore and may have led people to think we had shutdown permanently. We hope our contributors and readers will return and continue to make use of Indymedia for it's intended purpose of posting news, reports and events by the public and activist communities. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday September 28, 2015 14:01 by IPSC   image 2 images
This year the IPSC Sponsored Hill Walk will take place on Sunday 11th October 2015. This year we will be trekking along the Coast Road from Dn Laoghaire to Dalkey, via the Dalkey Quarry. We will be setting off from the seaside side of the Peoples Park in Dn Laoghaire, Co. Dublin at 1pm and finishing up with a meal and some liquid sustenance in Dalkey. The walk will take us along Dublis stunning south coast, and up to the former Quarry at Dalkey. In total, the walk is about 10 kilometers. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday September 24, 2015 12:29 by IPSC   image 1 image
To coincide with the visit to Ireland by Riya Hassan of the Palestinian BDS National Committee, the Ireland-Palestine Solidairty Campaign has organsied a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action on Saturday 26th September focusing on the chain retailer Tesco across the island of Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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