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international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 01, 2014 19:56 byjohn throne
We are all familiar with the monstrous crimes that have been carried out by the Catholic hierarchy in Ireland, the slave labor in the Magadlene prison laundries, the physical and sexual abuse in the children's prisons.The victims have to be given compensation. Not by the taxpayers but from the vast wealth of the Catholic church. More generally responsibility has to be allotted for this. Responsibility lies with different forces, the Catholic hierarchy, the Irish capitalist class, but also the members of the Catholic church. John Throne. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 01, 2014 14:17 byOccupy Everywhere
Solidarity with the demonstrations and resistance in Hong Kong read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Dé Sathairn Meán Fómhair 27, 2014 19:04 byfred   image 1 image
The Phones4U scandal has a serious lesson for us all
about how completely amoral capitalism has become
and how at risk we all are from it's predations. read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / news report Déardaoin Meán Fómhair 25, 2014 22:28 byAn Spréach   text 2 comments (last - dé haoine meán fómhair 26, 2014 18:11)   image 1 image
The idea that we can tackle Ireland’s increasing homeless crisis by packing people into tightly fitted shipping containers is unfathomable, ill-conceived and an insult to injury to the countless number of homeless people in need of decent, adequate housing. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 24, 2014 12:53 byEilis   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin meán fómhair 25, 2014 14:37)   image 1 image
Discussion on creative use of the law and action for bodily automony - 2pm 28th Sept @ Wynn's Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin 1 read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / event notice Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 24, 2014 12:46 byEilis
After-party for the 3rd March for Choice: come to Filmbase where there will be tea, coffee and cakes. You’ll be able to hang out with other amazing pro-choice people and activists, participate in our interactive workshop, speak or listen at the Speak Out and enjoy live music and DJs til late. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Dé Máirt Meán Fómhair 23, 2014 21:37 bymsf
Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick, Chairperson of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) will give a talk about his recent experience in Sierra Leone.

The talk will take place on Thursday 25th September at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Doors open at 6.30pm and the talk will commence promptly at 7pm. read full story / add a comment
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wicklow / anti-war / event notice Dé Máirt Meán Fómhair 23, 2014 21:24 byipsc   image 1 image
This year the IPSC Sponsored Hill Walk will take place on Sunday 28th September 2014. This year we will again be trekking up (and back down) the famous Sugarloaf Mountain in Co. Wicklow. We will be setting off from Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow at 11.00am and finishing up with a meal and some liquid sustenance back in Kilmacanogue. The walk will take us up one of Ireland’s most famous small mountains and provide a beautiful view of the surrounding areas. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Dé Luain Meán Fómhair 22, 2014 23:36 byIPRT
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT), Ireland’s leading penal reform campaign organisation, has today (Wednesday, 17 September 2014) warmly welcomed the publication of the final report of the Strategic Review on Penal Policy as a blueprint for a fairer and more effective penal system. IPRT endorses the vast majority of the recommendations, and urges the Minister for Justice and Equality to consider their implementation in full. IPRT will closely shadow the implementation of the Review Group’s recommendations, to ensure that Ireland’s criminal and penal policy meets its stated goal of making Ireland “a safer and fairer place.” read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / event notice Dé Luain Meán Fómhair 22, 2014 23:25 byFluorideGirl   image 1 image
I am really excited to have such a great line up for you. Coming all the way from the USA, Professor Paul Connett of Fluoride Action Network and the gorgeous red lipped Hot Press journalist Adrienne Murphy will share the whys, the who's and the hows about the fluoride chemicals in our drinking water.

The night will be hosted by my good friend and comedian Aidan Killian who will keep the event running smoothly and prevent any of us from over talking (which happens all the time when we start on about fluoride). I'd love to see lots of people coming who know nothing about fluoride, so if you have any one in your life that is on the fence please bring them with you and they will get the admission for free read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / other press Dé Domhnaigh Meán Fómhair 21, 2014 03:28 byJay   text 1 comment (last - dé domhnaigh meán fómhair 21, 2014 14:12)
Irish Water have resorted to recruiting private military contractors..... Pathetic nasty people...

http://www.gumtree.ie/a-drivers-security/dublin/special...75909 read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / other press Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 17, 2014 23:08 byfred   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine meán fómhair 26, 2014 17:44)   image 1 image
It seems the US has realised it can cynically exploit the current Ebola crisis to further increase it's military presence in Africa. Speaking at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama declared: “Faced with this outbreak, the world is looking to the United States and it is a responsibility we are prepared to embrace. We are prepared to take leadership on this.” This is, of course a load of horseshit. It's just an excuse to bolster US military forces in a resource rich region. read full story / add a comment
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clare / environment / event notice Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 17, 2014 22:03 byFriends of Irish Environment   image 1 image
To celebrate the international day of action on climate change on Sunday September 21st you can join the family friendly event in Clare.

On Sunday, September 21st, just days before a landmark climate summit at the UN, Avaaz members around the world are taking part in a People's Climate March. World leaders don’t believe enough of us care about climate change, that’s why they’re still not yet rising to the challenge of saving our planet. But on September 21, we have an unprecedented chance to prove them wrong, with the largest climate mobilisation in history. We're joining with the Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers who are organising a cleanup on the day. Together we'll make a local difference and add our voices to the global call for sane political responses to climate change.
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international / environment / event notice Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 17, 2014 21:35 byFriends of Irish Environment   text 3 comments (last - dé domhnaigh meán fómhair 28, 2014 12:17)   image 1 image
Be part of the biggest worldwide climate mobilisation in history on September 21st and join us at The Bandstand in St Stephen's Green from 12-2pm for a picnic and fun activities to show you care about climate change!

Next Sunday, in cities and towns around the world, people will be getting together to show they care about climate change. You can be part of this worldwide movement by joining us for: The People's Climate Picnic

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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 17, 2014 01:56 byjohn throne   text 2 comments (last - dé máirt meán fómhair 30, 2014 00:02)   image 2 images
Claiming to stand for the Protestant working class Paisley was in fact their enemy read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / event notice Dé Céadaoin Meán Fómhair 17, 2014 00:04 byIntegrity Ireland
Integrity Ireland is a citizens - driven network and support group
set up to tackle corruption within this state, particularly within the legal
profession, An Garda Sochna, and statutory oversight bodies.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 @ 6.00pm
Topic for discussion: Effective tactics against corruption, collusion & cover - ups
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national / crime and justice / press release Dé Máirt Meán Fómhair 16, 2014 23:27 byThumper
Republican Network for Unity shine a light on the revolving door policy of the PSNI regarding ex-RUC officers.

15 years ago the Patten Report consigned the RUC to history and ushered in a new accountable police force, or so we were led to believe. Instead, the people of the 6 counties received an MI5 controlled militia with a revolving door for ex-RUC gunmen.

Today (16th September) Drew Harris was appointed as deputy chief constable of the PSNI. Just like his senior George Hamilton, who was appointed chief constable earlier this year, Drew is an ex-RUC officer who was involved in a force that thoughtlessly used shoot-to-kill and oversaw collusion at the highest level read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Dé Máirt Meán Fómhair 16, 2014 23:01 byPeople's Movement
The Dail Resumes on 17th September at 2.30pm. We need ANGRY people at the Dail on that day to welcome back the traitors. When we say ANGRY we mean ANGRY. Because if you are not angry you are not suffering.

Wed Sep 17 2014 at 11:30 am
Dáil Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland

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international / anti-war / other press Dé Máirt Meán Fómhair 16, 2014 13:14 byKM   text 5 comments (last - dé haoine meán fómhair 19, 2014 15:30)
The Ukrainian parliament has approved laws on special status for the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, as well as amnesty for those participating in the hostilities. The special status law has received 277 ‘yes’ votes from a total of 450 MPs, while the amnesty law was approved by 287 parliamentary members. The session of the Verkhovna Rada is underway during which MPs are to ratify an agreement with the EU. The law on the special status of Lugansk and Donetsk Regions guarantees the right to use and study Russian or any other language in Ukraine. It also states that local elections are to take place in the regions on December 7 read full story / add a comment
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dublin / workers issues / event notice Dé Domhnaigh Meán Fómhair 14, 2014 14:50 byClaiming Our Future   image 1 image
How we can make the ultimate antidote to inequality more than an egalitarian fantasy?

The idea of a “maximum wage” — a cap on the annual income any one person can claim — has been around ever since the time of Plato. In today’s staggeringly unequal world, that idea is making a comeback, in everywhere from Egypt to New Zealand.

Tuesday, September 16, 6-8pm, The Ark, Eustace Street, Temple Bar read full story / add a comment
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