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Bluegrass blockade
mayo / environment / news report Thursday August 04, 2011 23:24 by j debender   text 16 comments (last - monday august 08, 2011 13:56)   image 19 images
Between a concrete lock-on blocking the road for almost 4 hours and a bluegrass country band playing tunes in front of a Shell truck, Wednesday 3rd August was another impressive day of stopping Shell's work on the onshore pipeline of the Corrib Gas Project. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Friday July 29, 2011 10:15 by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - friday july 29, 2011 11:35)
The Shell to Sea national day of action is now in progress in Erris with a WSM member at the scene reporting that all work has been stopped, several fences have been pulled down and up to 30 people are now occupying Shell's compound. This despite the deployment of large number of private security who along with Garda have assaulted campaigners in a failed attempt to stop them gaining access to the site. read full story / add a comment
This is the start of programme of direct action by Mayo women for the next two years. We have no other choice to protect our families
mayo / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday July 27, 2011 09:56 by Ann   text 1 comment (last - friday july 29, 2011 13:45)   image 1 image
This morning, Wednesday 27th July, at 7am, campaigners placed an enormous cement filled barrel or 'lock-on' in the middle of the road between Shell's Ballinaboy refinery and tunnelling compound at Aughoose. Two people are locked on to the barrel and it is expected that it will take the best part of a day before it can be moved. It is now stopping all truck deliveries between the two sites, seriously delaying Shell's work for the third day this week. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Friday July 22, 2011 14:26 by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - friday july 22, 2011 21:06)
Rossport Solidarity Camp is reporting that this morning Shell started work at the compound in Aughoose where they intend to start digging the tunnel to house a section of the experimental high pressure raw gas pipeline that has been opposed for a decade by the local community. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday July 20, 2011 13:09 by RSC   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 21, 2011 13:48)   image 4 images
At 10.30 am this morning Shell to Sea campaigners stopped work for the second day in a row at the Bord na Móna site at Shramore, near Bangor, Co. Mayo. They are currently on the site and occupying machinery. read full story / add a comment
The Gardaí, shortly before they attacked the protesters
dublin / crime and justice / other press Monday July 04, 2011 01:38 by Seán Ryan   text 1 comment (last - monday july 04, 2011 23:18)   image 1 image
On the 15th of May last year, Éirígí staged a protest on and outside the Anglo Irish Bank. The gardaí, led by Superintendent Joe Gannon (of Shell To Sea fame), were brutal in their response. The final trial has been heard.

Get an inside look at the whole scandal. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / press release Sunday July 03, 2011 13:47 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 1 comment (last - wednesday july 06, 2011 21:19)   image 1 image
Last week Shell put a notice in the paper that they will be starting the next stage of construction on the pipeline soon. The national campaign and the local community are preparing for this. As part of the ongoing opposition there will be a day of mass action on the Friday following when work begins again. We are calling for as many people to make it down to the site at Aughoos and take part in stopping Shell. The call out will go out via indymedia, this website and our mail update list. read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / feature Wednesday June 29, 2011 18:27 by WC   text 8 comments (last - monday july 04, 2011 15:59)   image 1 image
Sunday Independent journalist Jim Cusack has a consistent track record of writing highly dubious stories, based solely on anonymous Garda sources. In the June 19th edition of the newspaper, he makes a lame but insidious attempt to mitigate the behaviour of the Gardaí in Co Mayo who recorded themselves talking about raping women in their custody last March. He claims to have been shown new video footage, supposedly of the incident on March 31st, and this forms the basis of his article. Unfortunately for him, this footage, if it exists at all, is clearly not a recording of the incident in question. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / event notice Friday June 24, 2011 16:12 by rossport solidarity camp
Come up for a weekend of direct action training, meet the community and see this incredible place.

This is a great chance to get more involved in the campaign. All welcome, no experience necessary. Please try to arrive by the evening of Friday 22nd if possible.

It's open to complete beginners to try out different ways of protesting, learning your legal rights and planning a safe and effective campaign against Shell. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / event notice Sunday June 12, 2011 22:11 by rossport solidarity camp
Come up for a weekend of direct action training, meet the community and see this incredible place.

If you came up for the Party Against the Pipe festival, this is a great chance to get more involved in the campaign.

If you have ever wanted to take action and be part of the campaign, the time is now! All welcome, open to complete beginners-no experience necessary. Please try to arrive by the evening of Friday 24th if possible. read full story / add a comment
Dean Foley
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday May 30, 2011 13:50 by éirígí Sligeach   text 8 comments (last - thursday november 21, 2013 17:21)   image 3 images
Convicted garda walking free after leaving man he brutally assaulted for dead exposes corrupt two-tier nature of what passes for 'justice' in this state read full story / add a comment
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mayo / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday May 24, 2011 17:42 by party against the pipe   image 1 image
Come join us for the June Bank Holiday weekend & celebrate a decade of resistance to Shell’s Corrib gas project…it’s going to be a good family friendly party! You’ve seen The Pipe now come & see this incredible place for yourself. If this is your first time down to Mayo, we warmly welcome you. This event is open to all supporters of the Shell to Sea campaign.

Bands, music, circus, dance, comedy, performance, crafts, kid’s activities. Free camping. read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday May 24, 2011 17:06 by WC   text 4 comments (last - tuesday june 28, 2011 13:56)   image 1 image
The official Garda response to the release of the ‘rape tape’ last month was contrite and sympathetic, in accordance with the public mood of outrage. But behind the scenes, familiar tactics were deployed: Gardaí used the media to try to divert attention from the recording by maligning the women who released it. And while there was a lame attempt to blame the women for delaying the investigation in the first week, it now transpires that the Sergeant at the centre of affair still has not been interviewed by the Garda Ombudsman. read full story / add a comment
A shell security guard in front of a broken fence
national / environment / news report Saturday May 21, 2011 18:12 by Andrew   image 2 images
Today at mid-day Shell to Sea and rossport solidarity camp walked onto Shell land,
destroying fences, and yet again clashing with security guards in the ongoing dispute over the corrib gas field. read full story / add a comment
7.30am..
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday May 17, 2011 23:31 by KatyB   image 3 images   video 1 video file
In response to Shell's AGM today in The Hague and London, the Shell to Sea campaign have shut down the Belmullet Shell office in protest against the on-going controversial Corrib Gas project which has no local consent or benefit to the people of Ireland. Shell will attempt to begin construction on the high pressure raw gas pipeline shortly despite a legal challenge by An Taisce and two local residents.

This protest is also to highlight the fact that every hour Shell accumulates another £1.6 million pounds sterling ( 1.83 million Euro) by destroying communities across the globe, from the Niger Delta to the Canadian Tar Sands. Shell's appalling record of human rights abuses, oil spills, gas flaring and accidents forces people to protect their communities and their environment.

We call on all shareholders to disinvest.

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national / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday May 11, 2011 15:51 by Workers Solidarity Movement PRO
Responses to the economic crisis and the bank bailout in Ireland, Greece and Portugal, and reflections on recent revolutionary events in the Arab world will feature among the many topics up for discussion at the 6th Annual Anarchist Bookfair which will be held in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Saturday 14th May. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Monday May 09, 2011 14:44 by Andrew   text 5 comments (last - friday may 13, 2011 16:33)   image 7 images
The 6th Anarchist Bookfair will take place in Dublin the weekend of 14th May 2011 at Liberty Hall, Eden Quay. We have a full schedule of meetings planned and a varied range of book stalls from a host of anarchist and radical publishers and organisations. Doors open at 10am and the first meetings start at 11:30 so forgo the weekend lie-in, grab a coffee and come on down! Admission is free but a donation to costs is appreciated! read full story / add a comment
A recent action pulling up Shell's bogmats
mayo / environment / feature Saturday May 07, 2011 20:21 by rossport solidarity camp   text 1 comment (last - saturday may 07, 2011 12:55)   image 4 images
We are taking continuous action to frustrate Shell's work and need your support. Shell's Corrib Gas Project is already decade late and 3 times over budget - impressive for a rural community fighting one of the biggest multinationals in the world! The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday May 04, 2011 14:49 by Shell to Sea   text 4 comments (last - wednesday may 04, 2011 20:08)   image 8 images   video 1 video file
Yesterday 4 campaigners were arrested as work was stopped at Shell's compound in Aughoose for over 7 hours. In a damning sequence of events, Gardaí continue to use inappropriate and unsafe methods to police the protests. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday April 26, 2011 19:00 by Saor Éire   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 27, 2011 11:38)   1 attached file
They think they have bought half of us off with the withdrawal of the British garrison in Ireland to barracks and fooled the rest of us into believing that bail outs and tax breaks for the rich are somehow in the interests of working people.

However the fools they have left us armed with something far more dangerous than any bullet or any ounce.
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