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For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
Small blip 21:00 Sun May 19, 2013 | doctorfive
Sunday Independent Entertaining Statement of the Week 14:30 Sun May 19, 2013 | Garibaldy
The Parallel Universe of the Fine Gael Back Bench 13:26 Sun May 19, 2013 | Garibaldy
Work life balance? sort of? 09:51 Sun May 19, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Spring 2013 edition of Resistance 09:49 Sun May 19, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
In God?s Country 00:39 Mon May 13, 2013
Fishy Talks Galway, 13 May 2013 13:36 Sun May 12, 2013
The Indo: Think I Know The Choice I?d Make.. 17:22 Thu May 09, 2013
Alan Ahearne, Johnny Boy 13:24 Mon May 06, 2013
Who Benefits from Austerity? Mechanics Institute Limerick Summer School, 4 May 2013 23:59 Fri May 03, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Framing ?The Gatekeepers? Fri May 17, 2013 17:46 | Raymond Deane
The May Issue of Socialist Voice is Out Now Fri May 17, 2013 17:14 | Communist Party of Ireland
Full-Sized Life Thu May 16, 2013 13:32 | Susan DuMars
Left MEPs to debate austerity and abortion rights in Dublin Wed May 15, 2013 13:53 | Irish Left Review
Action on X ? Protest May 18th Central Plaza, Dame St, Dublin 2, @ 4pm Tue May 14, 2013 17:59 | Irish Left Review
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
A shot at bias in the media
Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14
Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04
The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48
The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47
The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
Govt Plans to Sell Off Our Forests for 3 days Worth of Expenditure. Public Will Loose Access for 90 Years
national / environment / news report Wednesday March 20, 2013 21:15 by T 5 comments (last - tuesday april 02, 2013 17:33) 2 images 1 audio file 1 attached file
The government is planning to sell off our national forests which are currently owned by Coillte. The plan would be to sell harvesting rights on 500,000 acres out of 1.2 million that they manage. They claim it is worth €700 million although in the Peter Bacon report on Forestry, he puts the true value at €360 million or the equivalent of 3 days of government expenditure. Bacon said: "economic rationale for the proposed sale of harvesting rights no longer stands up and cannot be justified." and that he further concluded it would actually cost the state €1,300 million to sell the harvesting rights of Coillte due to various liabilities. The report says that the forests should be developed further as a public resource. read full story / add a comment
A hunger strike in the infamous Camp Delta in Guantanamo has been ongoing for over four weeks by a large number of prisoners who are protesting their mistreatment and abuse by US military authorities and the Obama administration’s refusal to repatriate prisoners who have been cleared for release. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / news report Wednesday March 20, 2013 14:07 by Charlie 1 image 1 attached file
Republican Network for Unity met at the ‘Croisbhealaí’ collective rooms in central Belfast on Tuesday March 19th , for the official public release of their latest publication ‘Revolutionary Republicanism’.
The publication sets out in concrete terms, our alternative proposals to the failed ways of constitutional Nationalism and suggests a clear and viable way forward for those who still propose National Liberation & Socialism as the real cure for Ireland’s ills.
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international / anti-war / other press Wednesday March 20, 2013 11:58 by Audio 3 comments (last - tuesday march 26, 2013 09:35)
international / anti-war / other press Wednesday March 20, 2013 00:14 by T 4 comments (last - thursday march 21, 2013 07:28) 2 images
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq. Ten years ago, the world watched the “shock and awe” bombing campaign light up the nighttime sky of Baghdad with billowing clouds of flame and smoke.
This campaign and the bloody ten years of occupation that followed had a devastating impact on what was once among the most advanced societies in the Middle East. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians were killed and millions were made homeless.
The American military’s conduct of the war produced crimes of staggering dimensions. This included the turning of Fallujah, a city of 350,000 people, into a free-fire zone, the bombarding of its occupants with white phosphorus shells, banned by international law, and the summary execution of wounded prisoners. Ten years later, the rates of child cancer and birth defects in Fallujah are similar to those in Hiroshima following the US atomic bombing. read full story / add a comment
BEN MURRAY MEMORIAL
On Saturday, March 9th, at Moy Bridge, Aughnacloy, a memorial was unveiled to Ben Murray, who resided close by. The construction of the monument was organised by a group from North Monaghan and South Tyrone, supported by the Friends of Charlie Donnelly and a broad group of Left and Republican organisations.
Ben Murray was a trade unionist and left-wing activist, who was killed fighting fascism in Aragon, Spain, in March, 1938. The unveiling took place on a cold, wet and windy Saturday afternoon, following the wreath-laying ceremony at Edendork, Dungannon, at the Charlie Donnelly monument. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday March 19, 2013 21:06 by Palestine News 1 comment (last - wednesday march 20, 2013 15:17) 2 images 1 video file
(LATIN AMERICA/PALESTINE) A Latin American has begun a hunger strike to express solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, which are objects of torture, even in several cases have been killed by the severity of injuries. read full story / add a comment
As a dozen car bombs exploded in Shia districts around Baghdad today, another 50 people are dead and many more injured, on the tenth anniversary of the US-UK invasion of Iraq. Britain's international legacy of hate continues, as yet another result of its poisonous, divide and conquer policies around the world it invaded, with the exception of just 10 countries. Sunni factions linked to al-Qaeda, continue attacks on Shias. A wing of al-Qaeda, has vowed to regain ground lost to the invading US/UK armies.A decade after US and British invaded, Iraq still struggles with fostered sectarian feuding among Shia, Sunni and Kurdish tribes..The cabinet has postponed elections in two provinces, Anbar and Nineve for six months because of violence there, further proof of absurdity of the invasion. read full story / add a comment
Democracy and School - 4th annual Symposium - Sligo School Project
18th of May
Discuss with: Brian Ruane (CHRCE), Niklas Gidion (EUDEC), Eva Haas (Kapriole Free Democractic School), Aideen O'Hara (SSP), Robert Hamm (SSP).
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Open call to join the Climate Space at the World Social Forum in Tunisia, March 26-30, 2013 read full story / add a comment
This meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to discuss the Property Tax, to get information on the details of this unjust tax, and the boycott.
Speaker Cllr. Bríd SMith. read full story / add a comment
dublin / summit mobilisations / event notice Sunday March 17, 2013 22:22 by Elric 2 comments (last - sunday march 24, 2013 14:04)
EU Warmongers go home!
Protest on Monday March 25th at 1:00 at Dublin Castle
Organised by The People’s Movement
EU Inter-parliamentary Conference on Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Defence and Security Policy (CSDP) to be held in Dublin Castle. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday March 17, 2013 22:01 by Elric 1 comment (last - wednesday march 27, 2013 23:59) 1 image
An appreciation of the work and legacy of Commandante Chavez by James Petras . Full text at link.
President Hugo Chavez was unique in multiple areas of political, social and economic life. He made significant contributions to the advancement of humanity. The depth, scope and popularity of his accomplishments mark President Chavez as the ‘Renaissance President of the 21st Century’.
Many writers have noted one or another of his historic contributions highlighting his anti-poverty legislation, his success in winning popular elections with resounding majorities and his promotion of universal free public education and health coverage for all Venezuelans.
In this essay we will highlight the unique world-historic contributions that President Chavez made in the spheres of political economy, ethics and international law and in redefining relations between political leaders and citizens. We shall start with his enduring contribution to the development of civic culture in Venezuela and beyond.
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international / workers issues / opinion/analysis Sunday March 17, 2013 21:34 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin 7 comments (last - wednesday march 20, 2013 12:54)
We are living in a society where the combination of fractional-reserve banking (lending out multiples of deposits) helped along by quantitative easing (printing almost unlimited quantities of money) based on fiat currencies (money without intrinsic value) has created exponential growth for the world’s financial elites. This led to unprecedented bubbles in the property market as banks made it easy for people to borrow more money than they would have been allowed in the past when a conservative banker guideline for a home buyer was to have a two to two and a half times mortgage-to-salary ratio.
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday March 17, 2013 15:14 by anon 4 comments (last - monday march 25, 2013 23:13)
lets not get weak knees lets have open debate without censorship and respect there has been a lot of media analysis about the election of the recent Pope
Do we need to get excited should he come clean and tell us about the truth of the political reality of the Military Junta of Argentina. cozy ties with the institutional church. who remained silent about the junta complicity of the disappearance of people also murder of political activists opposed to the junta read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion/analysis Friday March 15, 2013 19:04 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland 19 comments (last - thursday april 18, 2013 09:49) 8 images
Another Saint Patrick's Day...A Great Day for the Irish...what a pity that the Irish Hare, part of our wonderful wildlife heritage, is still at the mercy of coursing gangs backed by our government... read full story / add a comment
Treatment Of Basque Political Prisoners And Their Families – A Catalogue Of Abuse Of Human And Civil Rights
international / rights and freedoms / news report Friday March 15, 2013 17:06 by Cormac Mac Gall 1 comment (last - saturday march 16, 2013 02:39) 3 images
Over six hundred political prisoners, along with thousands of relatives and friends, are subjected to systematic abuse of human rights within the Spanish and French states. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Friday March 15, 2013 16:21 by ACHUSLA 2 comments (last - sunday march 17, 2013 05:28) 1 image 2 video files
Last year the Tory Mayor of London attacked the Irish community and Saint Patrick's Day celebrations there, describing them as left wing crap.This year a whistleblower inside MI5's multi-million pound palace in Hollywood, has revealed that Martin Corey, who has been locked up for almost three years without trial, charge or explanation of length of sentence, has in fact been indefinitely interned, for wearing a green tie at an Irish parade in Bodenstown. Martin and his family, have for almost three years been totally perplexed and confused, as to why he is imprisoned. read full story / add a comment
Latin America Week - Public Talk: Social and environmental impact of mega-extractive industries: the cases of Peru (La Conga) and Colombia
Saturday, 6th April 2013
Venue: Red Room, Room 2, Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin
The Latin America Solidarity Centre announces its annual
Latin America Week: 5th – 13th April 2013
"Digging at the heart of Mother Earth: The social and environmental impact of mega-extractive industries"
Speakers: Aida Julieta Quiñones Torres, Milton Sánchez.
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Weekly Worker issue 953 - March 14 2013
The latest edition of the Weekly Worker is now available on the CPGB
website at http://www.cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/953
In this week's issue:
SWP SPECIAL CONFERENCE: APPARATUS USES FAIR MEANS AND FOUL
Peter Manson asks what can still be saved from the SWP
Into the void; Nonsense; Not worth it; Alpha-rule; Off the cuff;
Special offer; Unreloaded; Mixed bag; Praise indeed; Reinstate Lee read full story / add a comment
Sun May 19, 2013 23:55 UK Indymedia Features
Anti-capitalists gear up for G8 protests Wed May 08, 2013 11:33 | Anti-capitalista | en
Rossport Solidarity Camp Week of Action 21st-30th June 2013 Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:45 | Rossport Solidarity Camp | en
Cuts Meeting at Birmingham Council House Blockaded Sat Mar 02, 2013 22:28 | IMC UK Features | en
Eileen House opened by Self-Organised London as new social space Sat Feb 23, 2013 08:01 | Self-Organised London | en
Secret City: Oxford Screening + Q+A Sun Feb 17, 2013 20:35 | AS | en