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The RSF Dublin Easter Commemoration will be held on Easter Monday (28th March 2016).
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Thursday January 28, 2016 18:47 by Sharon.   text 3 comments (last - wednesday march 30, 2016 14:54)   image 4 images
From Garden of Remembrance (Parnell Square) to the GPO (O'Connell Street). read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / photo-essay Wednesday January 27, 2016 14:30 by T   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 28, 2016 19:00)   image 10 images
There was a reasonable turnout at Saturday's Water Charges protest in Dublin. There were two main assembly points, Christchurch and Connolly station and both groups met up on O'Connell street outside the GPO where the speeches were given and crowd generally entertained with music at the start and end.

Estimates for the numbers are hard to come back as it seems RTE, the government and media like to play down the numbers while the estimate from Right2Water seemed a bit high but it was probably somewhere between 10,000 and 20,00 in Dublin. read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / other press Sunday January 24, 2016 02:09 by 1 of Indymedia   video 1 video file
Homeless has steadily risen in the last few years and is now at crisis level. However the state is not interested and likes to imply high rates means the economy is doing well. It actually means we're just being screwed even more. The eviction last week with the full support of the Garda shows where the State's loyalty is and that is with landlords. In this case we have a house abandoned for years, but once they realize there is a squat there no resources are spared to evict people out on the street even if they have to smash up the place to do so. Bottom line is that they would rather wreck a house than have people paying no rent. Notice also how the law doesn't apply to them. See the report below from the WSM.

Monday (Jan 18th) saw an eviction without court order in Dublin involving Garda and private security / builders at Villa Park, Dublin 7. The house had been left abandoned for at least two years according to neighbours before being brought back into use last October by people who needed a home. One of them told us that it was a “Beautiful house that was to be demolished in order to make a new route to warehouse / bakery behind it but neighbours objected and planning permission was refused. The person claiming ownership seemed to be very wealthy and is listed as a director of over 28 companies.” read full story / add a comment
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dublin / economics and finance / event notice Friday January 22, 2016 14:22 by 1 of Indymedia   image 1 image
A coalition of 40 Irish Civil organisations are launching the Robin Hood Tax Campaign Ireland, united in the belief that it is time to make Irish financial institutions pay their fair share in tax to help clean up the mess they have helped create, and to help avoid another financial crash happening by curbing speculative trading.

The Nevin Economic Research Institute is estimating a net gain in the range of 320 to 360 million Euro each year from the Financial Transaction Tax to the Irish exchequer. Ten other European countries are about to introduce the tax while the Irish Government is NOT taking this opportunity. The campaign aims to change this Government position and campaigns for Ireland to join the other European countries and introduce a Financial Transaction Tax.
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dublin / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Thursday January 21, 2016 11:43 by anon   image 1 image
The Annual Assembly of Claiming Our Future organisation takes place this Sat 23rd Jan in the Teachers Club in Parnell Square from 11am to 2pm.

The agendas that concern us are changing and proliferating in every direction. To name a few...

At a global level there are: Climate Change and COP 21; permanent war zones; refugee and migrant flows and the failure to respond to these; UN Sustainable Development Goals; the need to reclaim EU values and solidarity to agree on strategies for the refugees and threats of EU downsizing or breakup

At a national level there are: growing homelessness; inadequate health care; an uneven economy; privilege for the 1%;; the constant stop/go of the Good Friday Agreement; political corruption and political disaffection.

How does civil society respond? Do we work harder in our own areas or improve interconnection with other movements? Do we concentrate on lobbying the state, especially in election periods, or give up on t failing states and advocate community solutions? read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday January 20, 2016 22:29 by lasc
In the northern highlands of Peru, in a region known as Cajamarca, indigenous-campesino communities are struggling to protect their land and their water supply from destruction. A multinational mining corporation, backed up by the World Bank, wants to turn the mountain lakes, the source of water for tens of thousands of subsistence farmers, into immense open pits. This would be the biggest extractive project that Latin America has ever seen.

Speaker: Lynda Sullivan

Weds 27th Jan @ 7pm read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday January 16, 2016 16:38 by Fusion Sundays   image 1 image
International Stalls, World Street-Food, Interactive Workshops, and Live Music read full story / add a comment
Canvassing for votes for the election with no date.
dublin / politics / elections / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 13, 2016 19:01 by S.C. Carroll   text 2 comments (last - friday january 15, 2016 22:57)   image 1 image
Fine Gael canvas through the letterbox for an election they have not even announced. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday January 13, 2016 13:08 by Save Moore Street   text 1 comment (last - wednesday january 13, 2016 13:11)   image 1 image
There will be a Rally to Save Moore Street at Leinster House tomorrow (Wednesday 13th January) to coincide with the return of the Dáil after the Christmas break. It will take place at 1pm. Please help protect our 1916 heritage and join the rally. #jointherising #savemoorestreet — with Marty Gahan. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday January 04, 2016 19:39 by Dublin Film Qlub
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DUBLIN FILM QLUB SEASON SIX:
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our new season continues with...

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dublin / arts and media / event notice Saturday December 05, 2015 11:02 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin Film QLUB Season Six:
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Our new season continues with our XMAS SCREENING...
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Friday December 04, 2015 21:39 by pbp
As nurses and teachers prepare to strike come along to our public meeting next Tuesday December 8th at 8pm in The Cherry Tree Lounge in Walkinstown to discuss who really benefits from “The Recovery.” read full story / add a comment
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dublin / economics and finance / event notice Tuesday December 01, 2015 23:34 by di   image 1 image
DDCI invite you to the launch of our annual WB/IMF Watch Report 2015, and panel discussion with Sargon Nissan (IMF expert, Bretton Woods Project) and Aideen Elliott (author of DDCI’s annual WB/IMF Watch Report 2015).

We will hear about the implications of the IMF’s behaviour in different parts of the world, and an activist’s account of attending the annual WB/IMF meetings in Peru this year, and have ample time for an engaged discussion. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday December 01, 2015 23:07 by dri   text 2 comments (last - sunday december 06, 2015 17:37)
December 6, 2015 is a momentous day for Digital Rights Ireland: it is our 10th birthday. To celebrate ten years of being at the forefront of the fight for digital rights, you are invited to help us launch a month of #dri10 festivities at DRI’s 10th Birthday Party Celebration in Dublin: read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday November 26, 2015 20:52 by Fusion Sundays   image 1 image
International Stalls, World Street-food, Interactive Workshops, Live Music and Performances! A great day out of the whole family... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday November 19, 2015 21:35 by msf
An incredible line up of musicians who have generously donated their talents to show their solidarity with the plight of the refugees. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday November 12, 2015 23:10 by ipsc   image 1 image
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) and The New Theatre proudly present Palestinian Culture Night on Sunday 29th November 2015. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Thursday November 12, 2015 23:01 by swp   image 1 image
We live in changing and dramatic times. Come to this year's Marxism Festival- a weekend of political debate and discussion.

Creche and Accommodation on request. read full story / add a comment
Crosses remembering the Ogoni Nine in Mayo
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday November 07, 2015 17:48 by Shell to Sea   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 07, 2015 19:48)   image 1 image
Remember the Ogoni Nine on the 20th anniversary of their murder by the Nigerian government at the behest of Shell. read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday November 04, 2015 23:21 by People's Movement
"Do not listen to those who say there is nothing you can do to the very real and large social and environmental issues of our time. A life of activism gives hope, which is a moral imperative in this work and in this world. You meet the nicest people, you help transform ideas and systems, and you commit yourself to leaving the earth in at least as whole a condition as you inherited it." -Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, addressing Trent University in June 2009 after being awarded an honorary doctorate of laws. Maude Barlow will be one of the speakers

This meeting is an opportunity for trade unionists and all those concerned with democracy to learn exactly how CETA will damage our society and how we can all work together to apply pressure on our representatives in the EU Parliament to vote No to CETA read full story / add a comment
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