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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday June 11, 2005 15:56 by Brian Nugent   text 20 comments (last - tuesday january 15, 2008 08:46)   image 2 images
"I believe that spies, the security services, in the world generally, are becoming increasingly powerful and that our civil liberties are being eroded." Justin Keating.
This article is an attempt to put flesh on those bones. I attempt to list some of those agencies active in ireland, to list some of the powers they can and do use to make life difficult for those that cross them and to look at some of the technology they have access to. I put in two appendices too that hopefully show the controlling role of those agencies in Irish paramilitary groups and some international comparisons to this type of intelligence agency support for 'terrorist' groups that they are ostensibly opposing. An Orwellian island in an Orwellian world! read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday June 02, 2005 22:43 by Michelle Clarke   text 6 comments (last - friday june 03, 2011 14:57)
The French have excelled. People started reading books, thinking, and voting.

The Dutch followed on.

What will happen in ireland? Will there be another No vote election not be acceptable to Govt . Let us recall, the 'machinery' kicked in another strategic vote....and apathy and people beckoned to the call of the Master!!!

Will it be the same this time....Do we really need to waste money on holding an 'Election' as a form of token gesture.


Where are the Watchdogs? Who has the teeth? Why aren't Corrupt Practices not made a criminal offence? What about the scandalous loopholes in those who pay tax and more importantly the Equitable Amount.

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national / politics / elections / feature Thursday April 21, 2005 22:02 by Barry   text 86 comments (last - sunday may 15, 2005 14:05)   image 1 image

From The Newswire: The emergence of a number of independent republican candidates in this years northern council elections has highlighted a growing discontent within the traditional republican base vote which Sinn Fein could previously have taken for granted.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday April 03, 2005 23:40 by An Dr. Coilín ÓhAiseadha   text 5 comments (last - monday january 09, 2006 22:10)   image 1 image
A new statistical analysis published on 31 March indicates that the official vote tallies in the presidential election of November 2004 may have been altered in favour of George Bush. The authors of the analysis demand a thorough investigation of the discrepancies between exit polls, which predicted that John Kerry would win by a margin of 3% of the popular vote, and official vote tallies, which awarded Bush the victory by a margin of 2.5%.

Americans are not taking the presidential election fraud of November 2004 lying down. Members of a grassroots pro-democracy movement are organising teach-ins, house parties and conferences to educate themselves about how election fraud is committed and how to combat it.

Must-see video clips of speakers at the teach-in held in Santa Monica on 26 February.

More information about the organisation of teach-ins, including more links to video materials. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday February 24, 2005 12:57 by Brian Nugent   text 28 comments (last - thursday october 18, 2007 16:43)   image 2 images
Some thoughts on reading the book 'Stasiland' on a society dominated by the secret police. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 23, 2005 00:51 by Michelle Clarke   text 1 comment (last - thursday june 23, 2005 20:07)
President Bush met President Chirac today...there is an urgent need to resolve disagreements and form strategies for peaceful resolutions worldwide.

Within months, the citizens of ireland review and vote on their choice for the EU constitution.

Perhaps it is time to review our own...in the light of the Peace Process.

Surely: our focus ought to be corrupt practices North and South but not make alleged criminality, at the last hurdle towards the conclusion of the Peace Process. The Gardai exist as do the PSNI let them seek out all illegal practices irrespective of origin and act with Due Process.

The Tribunals about land deals are evidence....... read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday February 20, 2005 22:42 by Michelle Clarke   text 8 comments (last - friday october 14, 2011 21:20)
Justice delayed is Justice Denied.

The CAB will not apparently being receiving early pensions. Instead, their skills refined through the 1980's/90's scandals of tax evasion will now prove refined to the degree that we may have an effective, speedy system of tribunals with prompt delivery to the Justice system


However, in the midst of all this exciting blame festering news let us not forget the important issues. We need to review children, we need to consider restorative justice, we need to appoint educational psychologists in our schools, we need Ethics established as a mind set of those entering the work environment, government etc. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Monday February 14, 2005 12:31 by iosaf   text 3 comments (last - wednesday november 14, 2007 12:06)   image 1 image
Microfinance is about giving small loans (generally upto 5000€) with as little interest as possible (ought to be none) to poor people so they can set up commercial or agricultural concerns.
It's very important for 3rd world agriculture and has played a pivotal role in conflict resolutions in the Balkans and Africa.
It's not quite "anti-capitalism", rather it is one of the tools of the system as it exists which can be better used to alleviate in the short term the suffering and under-development of the majority of humanity. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday January 27, 2005 22:31 by Kevin Walsh   text 12 comments (last - friday april 08, 2005 21:49)
Justice........Promises forsaken.......corruption

Answers need.

60 years today commemoration Auschwitz - 'knowledge is no load' a wise old Judge once said...... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / event notice Monday November 15, 2004 18:50 by Another Tarahead   text 2 comments (last - sunday november 28, 2004 04:19)
A demonstration against the proposed M3 motorway route through the national monument of the Hill of Tara is to be held in Dublin on Saturday, November 27, beginning at 1.30pm. The public are invited to gather at The Garden of Remembrance , Parnell Square and march up O’Connell Street to the Dublin Civic Offices at Wood Quay. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday October 23, 2004 20:31 by Rebiliun   text 15 comments (last - sunday december 12, 2004 17:15)   image 14 images
Several hundred people gathered at Free Derry Corner in Derrys Bogside for a march and rally in support of a fitted-up republican prisoner, Seamus Doherty.

Many friends and family members of Seamus held posters demanding his immediate release from prison.

A whiteline picket was also held en route through the city centre.

Members of the 32SCM and the IRSP spoke at the rally in a show of solidarity for the campaign. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday October 15, 2004 22:48 by jamesmactaffe   text 22 comments (last - sunday october 17, 2004 17:17)   image 1 image
Closet neo-fascist Justin Barrett gained a considerable coup on Thursday night in ingratiating himself with the debating elite of the Irish universities’ societies circuit. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday October 14, 2004 23:40 by Michael Hennigan   text 20 comments (last - thursday october 21, 2004 16:05)
There is a significant minority who oppose non-white immigrants. The asylum system shambles is used by some to paint immigrants on work permits as spongers. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Sunday June 20, 2004 23:51 by The Plough   text 15 comments (last - thursday june 24, 2004 18:53)
E-mail newsletter of the Irish Republican Socialist Party read full story / add a comment
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international / arts and media / feature Wednesday June 16, 2004 12:28 by dotdotdot   text 24 comments (last - saturday june 19, 2004 22:01)   image 2 images
A quote from Ulysses - more than 3 lines!!@!! read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Tuesday June 15, 2004 02:15 by paul o toole   text 3 comments (last - tuesday june 15, 2004 20:24)   image 1 image
Red carpet and 100,000 welcomes for the man who ordered the deaths of 40,000 Iraqi civiliansand about 800 US. soldiers,and a court room for someone who tried to prevent it read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / press release Thursday May 13, 2004 09:28 by Michael Gallagher   text 77 comments (last - monday june 14, 2004 11:08)
MICHAEL GALLAGHER
REVOLUTIONARY SOCIALIST

LOCAL ELECTION CANDIDATE

I am formally launching my campaign to stand in the North Inner City Ward as an Independent Socialist.
Born in the North Inner City, where I have lived - and struggled - for most of my forty-seven years, I will continue to fight for my community and the working class in the battles ahead against the capitalist system. In a time of unprecedented wealth, the divide between the rich and the poor has widened even further, pushing people even more to the margins and the growing 'underclass'. read full story / add a comment
dublin / summit mobilisations / opinion/analysis Monday May 10, 2004 01:02 by Alexander Trocchi   text 63 comments (last - friday june 25, 2004 10:22)
A personal account from a member of the Black Bloc about
the events in Dublin, including anarchist and Irish history and
tactical discussion. read full story / add a comment
from the Atlantic to the Urinal is Europe's Goal. From Cyprus to Kashmir is the goal implied in these flags. "iraq-ireland-israel" (alphabetically ordered we are piggie in the middle)
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday May 09, 2004 15:00 by iosaf the ipsiphi   text 4 comments (last - friday may 14, 2004 16:32)   image 2 images
Big issue today.
Help the 246,000,000 children under 14 years of age who daily compete with the workers of ireland who can't go protesting
to earn less than an average of 40cents.
Eurocents at that!

Barcelona Forum 2004 has been declared open, and now we all over have the God Given Right blessèd by the King of Spain to tell you all how to sort out your problems.
As long as we don't spoil his son's wedding, there's cake for everyone, except the protesters who take time off work over here, and don't know how Universal Dialogue is supposed to be done. read full story / add a comment
international / summit mobilisations / press release Tuesday May 04, 2004 17:10 by CWI Statement   text 34 comments (last - thursday may 06, 2004 15:00)
May Day 2004 takes place at a time of increasing bloodshed and turmoil in Iraq.

The conflict is at centre stage of world politics. Workers and youth across the world watch events in Iraq in horror. As well as marking international workers’ day, this year’s May Day will see protests against the imperialist occupation of Iraq. read full story / add a comment
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