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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

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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday December 01, 2014 08:03 by Walden Bello   image 1 image
How do we bring fundamental reforms about at a time when organized minorities and disorganized, quiescent majorities appear to be the norm in both the North and the South? read full story / add a comment
Wayne Flanagan Tobin (right) with Teresa Weafer of the Ringsend Response to drugs
dublin / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday November 30, 2014 16:23 by Mary Cullinane   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 02, 2014 20:10)   image 1 image
Wayne Flanagan Tobin, former election has been given a suicide prevention award from the South West City Network read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / feature Saturday November 29, 2014 17:45 by Shane Cassidy   text 6 comments (last - monday january 19, 2015 23:01)   image 1 image
This article examines the Transatlantic Free Trade agreement and it's potential repercussions. In 2010 the US mining and gas company, Renco, managed to successfully avoid having to pay compensation to Peruvian locals who were harmed due to pollution by their companies by successfully using a provision of the Peru-US Trade Agreement[1]. Not satisfied with avoiding having to pay compensation, the company has since demanded $800 million from the Peruvian government as they argue that one of the companies they own, Doe Run, was forced into bankruptcy due to an expensive pollution clean-up which the Peruvian government required Doe Run to conduct [2]. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / news report Friday November 28, 2014 14:13 by Rua
RNU have forced Stormonts regional development minister to amend the law to ban water meters being installed. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Friday November 28, 2014 10:49 by FUSION SUNDAYS   image 1 image
Dublin's Only World Christmas Market read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / press release Thursday November 27, 2014 17:49 by Rua
RNU took direct action to disable water meters in Belfast. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax/household tax/water tax / event notice Wednesday November 26, 2014 17:08 by Right2Water
Right2Water Public Meeting -Dublin Walkinstown - Right The Water Charges
Greenhills Community Centre

Friday 28th November @ 8pm

Speaker: Paul Murphy TD read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / press release Tuesday November 25, 2014 17:54 by Rua
RNU call on the people living in the occupied 6 counties to actively engage in opposing water meters that have recently been installed by NI Water. read full story / add a comment
international / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Monday November 24, 2014 22:31 by john throne   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 25, 2014 14:44)
Tens and tens of thousands of Irish workers and youth have taken to the streets and confronted the government and the state. What is the nature of this movement and what is its potential? Should it just be seen as a movement to bring down this government and replace it with another government. Or should it be seen as having the potential to bring down the system and replace it with another system. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax/household tax/water tax / event notice Monday November 24, 2014 22:13 by Right2Water   image 1 image
LOCAL ASSEMBLY
25 November at 20:00 in UTC
Mill Theatre Dundrum in Dundrum, Dublin
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galway / miscellaneous / event notice Monday November 24, 2014 20:48 by ZAHEER I AHMAD
A talk has been organised on World Crisis and Pathway to peace at Galway Maryam Mosque read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Sunday November 23, 2014 16:55 by system failure
It is certain that various US think tanks will be monitoring right now the rise of the Left in Greece with the radical-Left party SYRIZA, as well as Podemos in Spain and other countries in Europe. read full story / add a comment
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international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Sunday November 23, 2014 01:40 by Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports   text 3 comments (last - friday november 28, 2014 21:57)   image 6 images
The recent death of ex-senator and architect, Jack Fitzsimons of Kells, County Meath, has been keenly felt by his family and by the many people who knew him in his former professions. Readers of his best-selling book, Bungalow Bliss, will remember him too for his professional and easy to follow advice on affordable house designs.

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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 18, 2014 14:23 by somethinghastobedone
SERIOUS BREACH - LEINSTER HOUSE WASTING TAX PAYERS MONIES - LET THEM PAY THE WATER CHARGE read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Monday November 17, 2014 20:14 by Political Hostage
In the meantime, Michael McKevitt sits in his prison cell, unlawfully detained, thirteen years into a sentence that was handed down on the word of a paid MI5/FBI informer who operated illegally within the twenty-six counties with the full connivance of the Dublin government.

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cork / anti-war / event notice Monday November 17, 2014 19:47 by KM   text 2 comments (last - thursday january 29, 2015 07:51)   image 1 image
"Odessa & Donbass. Tragedy of Ukraine" Photo Exhibition

Opening reception 20.11.14 6pm.
Witness conferencing by Julia S 22nd of November 2014 at 1pm.

Camden Palace Hotel Camden Quay Cork read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / other press Monday November 17, 2014 15:55 by RY
A podcast interview with US philosopher Steve Best about his new book.
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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Monday November 17, 2014 11:37 by anon   text 8 comments (last - wednesday november 19, 2014 23:12)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
It is clear that the governments is seeking to split the anti-water charges campaign by modifying the water charges and publicly attacking any violence surrounding the protests. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / news report Sunday November 16, 2014 22:43 by WISE Up Wales   text 6 comments (last - monday december 08, 2014 13:19)   image 3 images   video 2 video files
Policing for the G20 summit in Brisbane this past weekend was of overkill proportions. There was very little in the way of serious resistance, the Guardian reported that cops (6,000) outnumbered protesters and only 14 arrests were made. One of these was Irish-Australian Manning and Assange solidarity and anti-war activist Ciaron O'Reilly, who has been held in custody all weekend and will be brought before Brisbane Magistrates on Monday morning. read full story / add a comment
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international / bin tax/household tax/water tax / other press Sunday November 16, 2014 01:15 by T   image 1 image
This is a repost of an important article on the Irish Left Review website and goes into detail on the connection between the Water Charges and the upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which is currently being concluded in secret by the EU and US.

*** The water charges can and must be defeated by resistance and non-payment but water, as a human right, must also be secured as a publicly owned and controlled resource universally available. Remember, we had to fight water charges in the 1980’s and again in the 1990’s so let’s make this win a permanent one. read full story / add a comment
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