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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

LINKS:

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105223

national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Friday October 31, 2014 20:10 by Paddy Hackett   text 1 comment (last - friday october 31, 2014 21:17)
The anti-water charges campaign is a populist campaign driven by the opportunist politics of the Socialist Party, the Socialist Workers Party and other organisations including the UNITE trade union. The Socialist Party and the Socialist Workers Party merely view the campaign as a means to enhance their popularity within the working class while opportunistically impeding the development of communist consciousness among the working class. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday October 30, 2014 11:26 by john throne   text 5 comments (last - saturday november 01, 2014 16:01)
By John Throne. The so-called workers party which has recently had its conference played a major role in derailing the movement of the 1968/1970 period.
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IGB are responsible for so much suffering.
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Thursday October 30, 2014 09:37 by bernie wright   text 5 comments (last - friday october 31, 2014 20:15)   image 1 image
Smothered Greyhounds found dead.- U bet-They die.

The Alliance for Animal Rights (AFAR) wholeheartedly condemns the suffering inflicted on the eleven greyhounds found smothered on Monday on exiting the Irish ferries vessel in France.
As this news comes in the midst of a greyhound Racing crisis in Ireland we hope firstly that no more Greyhounds will suffer at the hands of the Greyhound Industry.
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Wayne Flanagan Tobin of DSSP
dublin / education / press release Wednesday October 29, 2014 22:20 by Dublin Suicide Prevention Project   text 2 comments (last - monday november 24, 2014 17:03)   image 1 image
The Dublin Suicide Prevention Project (DSPP) is an education and learning initiative which is being established to develop suicide prevention within communities and equip residents with the knowledge to refer at risk people to reach professional services. The project will also have a lobby function to campaign against cuts to all important mental health services. read full story / add a comment
Santa gives the 'GO!' at the 3rd Lock on Christmas Day!
international / history and heritage / event notice Monday October 27, 2014 12:49 by Sharon.   text 3 comments (last - sunday december 28, 2014 15:07)   image 4 images
On Christmas Day next (Thursday 25th December 2014) at 12 noon , the CABHAIR organisation will , for the 38th successive year, hold a sponsored swim at the 3rd Lock of the Grand Canal , at Inchicore , Dublin (opposite Kelly's 'Blackhorse Inn' pub) . read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / news report Saturday October 25, 2014 12:17 by Charlie   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 26, 2014 02:10)
Republican Network for Unity activists discovered water meters in Belfast despite NI Water denying their installation. read full story / add a comment
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international / education / news report Wednesday October 22, 2014 22:36 by wsm   text 1 comment (last - monday november 10, 2014 15:06)   image 1 image
Five years ago, the Irish Anarchist Review replaced Red and Black Revolution as the magazine of the Workers Solidarity Movement. It’s mission was to fill a vacuum in Irish radical circles, to be a publication that raised questions and provoked debate, rather than laying out blueprints for success, as had been the norm in the more theoretical work of the left. It was established at a time where a fightback was believed to be imminent, when the expectation was that as the (economic) beatings continued, morale would improve. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / event notice Tuesday October 21, 2014 23:52 by Right2Water   text 11 comments (last - friday november 28, 2014 17:04)   image 1 image
Sat Nov 1st is going to be a Right2Water National Day of Local Protests from 12am onwards

The Right2Water campaign is helping to coordinate dozens of local demonstrations across Ireland, all due to take place on November 1st.

Following on from one of the largest national demonstrations in Irish history, the Right2Water campaign says it will continue to build a mass movement of opposition to water charges.

The campaign – which involves trade unions, political parties and community groups – believes people are angry and unified in their opposition to these unfair charges.

The campaign is asking all anti-water charges groups – including political parties – to unify and work together to ensure as large a demonstration as possible in their home towns and cities. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 21, 2014 22:43 by john throne   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 28, 2014 22:54)
The degrees of violence against women and children and the slave labor inflicted on Irish women in the laundries are not caused by some flaw in the Irish character but by the nature of Irish capitalism and its relationship to the anti women dictatorial Catholic church. read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / event notice Sunday October 19, 2014 17:16 by An Spréach   image 1 image
An Spréach and D8HAC are to be yet again, brought before the perfidious decadent Irish justice system. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Sunday October 19, 2014 01:47 by john throne   text 4 comments (last - monday october 20, 2014 17:14)
Sinn Fein I believe are rightly under attack for the issues around the Cahill case and the way they are said to have handled this. Abuse of women (and Men) exists in the revolutionary left also. When this comes up the leadership of these organizations usually try to cover this up by citing the supposed interests of the organization concerned and the revolution. This puts enormous pressure of the victims of assault and has to be condemned. read full story / add a comment
derry / housing / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 21:16 by Radical Routes
Radical Routes begin an all-island speaking tour at the end of this month to people to set up their own co-ops. They are presenting this as a way out of both the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt.

The tour will draw on their experience where the Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops. They say that "While the legal and financial structures relevant to setting up a co-op are different in the UK and Ireland, the experience learned from establishing these projects in the UK is valuable to anyone in Ireland considering setting up a co-operative and taking control of their own housing situation."

Derry, Sunday 2nd November, Sandinos, 3 - 6pm. read full story / add a comment
galway / housing / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 21:14 by Radical Routes
Radical Routes begin an all-island speaking tour at the end of this month to people to set up their own co-ops. They are presenting this as a way out of both the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt.

The tour will draw on their experience where the Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops. They say that "While the legal and financial structures relevant to setting up a co-op are different in the UK and Ireland, the experience learned from establishing these projects in the UK is valuable to anyone in Ireland considering setting up a co-operative and taking control of their own housing situation."

16:30-17:30, Saturday 1st Nov, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway. -The latter time is to accomodate Water Charges protest. read full story / add a comment
cork / housing / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 21:12 by Radical Routes
Radical Routes begin an all-island speaking tour at the end of this month to people to set up their own co-ops. They are presenting this as a way out of both the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt.

The tour will draw on their experience where the Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops. They say that "While the legal and financial structures relevant to setting up a co-op are different in the UK and Ireland, the experience learned from establishing these projects in the UK is valuable to anyone in Ireland considering setting up a co-operative and taking control of their own housing situation."

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dublin / environment / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 16:29 by SparkyD   image 1 image
The Progressive Film Club will be hosting a free screening of 'The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community' on Saturday 25th October at the New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2. The club's 'Green Day' programme begins at 3pm, with a short, 'The Last Ice Merchant', followed by the main feature at 3.30pm. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / event notice Thursday October 16, 2014 20:33 by Philip and Zhyan
Protest to support the Kurds in Kobane and Kurdistan against the terror of ISIS A Public protest to raise awareness of the crisis in Kobane and Kurdistan and to highlight escalation of power of IS (the Islamic State otherwise known as ISIS) will take place on Saturday October 18th at 2pm at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin City Centre read full story / add a comment
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international / gender and sexuality / news report Wednesday October 15, 2014 14:49 by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)   image 1 image
Akbayan sends letter to US Ambassador demanding the surrender of PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 14, 2014 22:34 by fred   text 3 comments (last - friday october 17, 2014 00:18)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
A pre election sleight of hand giving out a few pennies to the poor with one hand while taking them back with the other via water charges? Here is some information on some of the changes read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:40 by Paddy Hackett   text 8 comments (last - wednesday october 15, 2014 23:58)
Single issue demands such as the movement against water rates hold back the class struggle by suggesting that capitalism can continue in the absence of these charges or taxes. This is because such demands are not embedded in a programme of an interlinked series of demands that challenges the capitalist system. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / event notice Monday October 13, 2014 13:36 by Guth Gafa
Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival

Guth Gafa (meaning ‘captive voice’) is Ireland’s only independent documentary film festival. We focus on showcasing the latest award-winning International and Irish documentary films on thought-provoking subjects, and promoting the art of great story-telling, through film, to rural Irish communities.

The festival returns this year in not one, but two magical locations, in Counties Donegal and Meath. It will get underway on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday October 26th in the unspoilt 17th century village of Malin, Co Donegal, its spiritual home. Over the following weekend, November 1st and 2nd, it will move to the magnificent and tranquil grounds of the 18th century Headfort House, a hidden gem close to the historic village of Kells in Co Meath. The objective of bringing a second location to the festival is about creating opportunities for as wide an audience as possible to see human rights and social issue documentary films.

Documentaries screened arouse great debate and discussion, and Guth Gafa’s trademark of inviting all filmmakers to present their films and discuss them with the audiences, makes the festival a unique experience for film lovers. There are few film festivals in Europe quite like Guth Gafa.

Every year, the festival brings an intimate but intense hotbed of documentary film to Ireland. With family screenings and workshops running in parallel, the 8th Guth Gafa promises to be another great festival. Guth Gafa is proudly presented with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Honeycomb – Creative Works, Fáilte Ireland, Donegal County Council, and Meath County Council. read full story / add a comment
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