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international / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday February 10, 2013 09:37 by BrianClarke   text 2 comments (last - tuesday february 12, 2013 00:29)   image 8 images   video 1 video file
Unions, which organized the rallies, claimed more than 100,000 people attended, with 60,000 marching in Dublin. Demonstrators also protested in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Sligo and Waterford.

"It would be fatal for people to believe this issue is now resolved and we can all move on," David Begg a supposed Union leader said. "At the onset of the crisis Ireland had one of the lowest debt to GDP ratios in Europe. The difference between then and now is due entirely to Ireland socializing bank debt at the behest of the ECB, to save the European banking system."

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international / anti-capitalism / news report Monday November 22, 2010 21:52 by GCH CW   text 18 comments (last - sunday november 28, 2010 05:54)   image 16 images
**Photos of opening of Giuseppe Conlon House - a London Catholic Worker Project offering hospitality to destitute refugees and nonviolent resistance to the war machine. read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Monday April 20, 2009 21:47 by Sean Matthews-personal capacity   image 4 images
Belfast City Centre was brought to a standstill last Friday lunchtime in a rally organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) against the latest job losses in the manufacturing and textile industry.

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international / arts and media / press release Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:26 by some eastern european wannabe   text 1 comment (last - friday october 24, 2008 10:27)   image 1 image
London Anarchist Bookfair!.... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Wednesday June 25, 2008 12:56 by Jolly Red Giant   text 4 comments (last - friday june 27, 2008 15:19)
The Court of Appeal has issued its judgement on the case of the Belfast airport shop stewards who were sacked in 2002 by airport security firm, ICTS, after they had organised a strike over pay. read full story / add a comment
Belfast airport workers occupy Transport House seeking jusice
national / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Friday May 16, 2008 11:34 by Jolly Red Giant   text 50 comments (last - thursday june 12, 2008 22:58)   image 8 images   2 attached files
The UNITE Trade Union leadership go back on their promises to pay legal fees and compensate the sacked shop stewards. read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Saturday April 12, 2008 12:22 by CWI   text 3 comments (last - wednesday may 14, 2008 17:29)   image 2 images
The five day hunger strike by three sacked airport shop stewards, Gordon McNeill, Madan Gupta and Chris Bowyer was suspended at 5.30 this afternoon after the workers received a letter from the union solicitors guaranteeing that their demands would be met. read full story / add a comment
Gordon McNeill taken to Belfast City Hospital
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Thursday April 10, 2008 08:03 by sp   text 35 comments (last - thursday april 17, 2008 10:49)   image 3 images
Hunger Strike Update- Gordon McNeill Taken to City Hospital

Hunger striker Gordon McNeill has been rushed to City Hospital for treatment. An ambulance was called to the scene at Transport House due to a deterioration in his condition. Gordon is on his fourth day without food and his second day without water. Also on hunger strike are Madan Gupta and Chris Bowyer. The former airport shop stewards have taken the action to demand talks with the leadership of Unite/TGWU, who have refused to meet with the workers.

For more information, contact Chris Bowyer on 07764850945, Madan Gupta on 07810290938 or Gary Mulcahy on 07743282321.
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Belfast airport workers occupy Transport House seeking jusice
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Monday April 07, 2008 14:36 by f   text 18 comments (last - monday may 26, 2008 20:05)   image 6 images
Please send protests to UNITE against the scandalous treatment of their members. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Friday August 17, 2007 20:33 by Jolly Red Giant   text 3 comments (last - sunday august 19, 2007 14:33)
Aer Lingus and government betrayal - Unions must act now!

There was palpable anger at a meeting of Aer Lingus workers at a meeting in Shannon airport where Aer Lingus Chief Executive, Dermot Mannion, officially announced the move from Shannon to Belfast. workers jeered, heckled and booed Mannion during his speech and many workers walked out of the meeting when Mannion indicated that he would not answer questions from the workers. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday April 20, 2007 12:07 by Martin Clancy   text 5 comments (last - sunday april 22, 2007 18:21)
This article consists of notes for a guest lecture in NUI Maynooth on the anti-war movement in Ireland at its highpoint between September 2002 and March 2003. The focus is on the use of direct action in opposition to the use of Shannon airport for re-fuelling by the American military, and the different arguments within the anti-war movement in favour of, or against, the direct action tactic. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday February 03, 2007 17:24 by Liberates   text 12 comments (last - thursday march 01, 2007 00:17)
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Pitstop Ploughshares action at Shannon airport in which a US navy plane was decommissioned with the aid of tools and symbols of peace.

This five-part article by Harry Browne charts the journey of the action from inception to acquittal, and in turn, paints a portrait of each of the five activists who sacrificed so much, that others might not suffer. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / feature Sunday July 09, 2006 02:14 by Paul MacGiolla Bán   text 23 comments (last - tuesday july 25, 2006 13:52)   image 8 images
This week, the five Pit Stop Ploughshares are on trial in the Four Courts, charged with criminal damage of US$2.5 million to a US Navy war plane at Shannon airport three and a half years ago. At the outset of their trial, this article contains some thoughts on some of the other activities of the group, to put the action at Shannon in context. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday March 05, 2006 20:06 by Sean   text 13 comments (last - tuesday march 07, 2006 16:26)

From WCR 11. We don't usually print articles from WCR so soon after publication but in light of requests made in the wake of the rioting in Dublin sparked by an attempted Love Ulster rally we are making this article available online at this time.
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Grassroots Gathering social evening
national / anti-capitalism / feature Monday January 30, 2006 19:30 by Terry   text 14 comments (last - tuesday february 28, 2006 11:07)   image 1 image
The story of the Grassroots Gatherings, left-libertarian get-togethers, which have their fifth birthday this year. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / feature Monday January 02, 2006 21:00 by James R/kevin/redjade/c.   text 6 comments (last - wednesday january 03, 2007 19:52)   image 13 images
A run down of what filled the newswire over the past 12 months. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Friday December 16, 2005 17:18 by Emily Henry   text 6 comments (last - sunday december 18, 2005 19:59)
From the black block havin’ a go, to the clown army tickling cops and putting flowers in their hair, from marches to smashing McDonalds, gluing locks to throwing bricks and even it seems going to rock concerts– all of these activities have had the term direct action applied to them incorrectly. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday November 11, 2005 14:29 by Stickie   text 27 comments (last - monday february 20, 2006 14:01)
“Garland the Target Since 1972”
Oration by Des O’Hagan,
Central Executive Committeee member of The workers’ Party at Milltown Cemetery - Sunday 30 October 2005 - On the 30th Anniversary of the Pogrom, October 1975 read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Sunday October 23, 2005 21:42 by Paul MacGiolla Bán   text 36 comments (last - tuesday november 08, 2005 01:26)   image 6 images
Together with Deirdre Clancy, Nuin Dunlop, Karen Fallon and Damien Moran, Ciaron is one of the group known as the Pit Stop Ploughshares. In early February 2003, these five took part in the non-violent disarmament of a US Navy War Plane at Shannon airport. They have been charged with US$2.5 million damage to the plane, which was forced to return to Texas rather than continue its journey to Iraq. Their trial begins on Monday Oct 24th 2005 at the Four Courts, Dublin, Ireland. This article gives a brief insight into the motivations of these dedicated peace activists. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday September 22, 2005 11:48 by Thomas Byrne   text 6 comments (last - friday september 23, 2005 12:58)
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