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international / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Saturday August 20, 2005 15:58 by iosaf 16 comments (last - saturday october 15, 2005 22:41) 2 images
People are about to be killed in two provinces of Ecuador to protect the "rights" of an Oil corporation.
Ecuador's government (not an exemplary one) has asked for Venezuala's assistance to continue its exports of crude Oil. Venezuala is "loaning" the oil, which is then being "put through the global books" as Ecuadorian, so that they continue to "meet their international obligations".
They have been unable to "meet their international obligations" recently because the people of Sucumbios and Orellana provinces have been protesting because they believe their government are failing to "meet their national obligations". read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Friday August 19, 2005 15:34 by iosaf mac diarmada 92 comments (last - sunday september 04, 2005 18:07) 3 images
on the 14th of August 1969 British troops entered the statelet of Northern Ireland, an event which came to be seen by many as the start of modern Irish History.
on the 24th of March 1972 the post of "Secretary of State for Northern Ireland" was created by the UK government after the dissolution of the Stormont parliament which had ruled the statelet since 1922.
The 11th person to hold the post, and the only woman was Dr. Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam who was the British government direct ruler of northern Ireland from May 3, 1997 to the 11th of October 1999
She died today at 56 years of age. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday August 14, 2005 16:13 by iosaf .:. ipsiphi ·.· 16 comments (last - thursday august 18, 2005 14:14) 2 images
It has been long observed that people for some reason on their non-banking days readily absorb shite about Dangerous Places, Famous People, Sensible Saving Options, Holidays, Interesting facts, Sport results, Media, gardening and health as well looking ahead at “upcoming issues”.
Today is august, 8th month 2005.
It is also Tisha B’Av or the 9th of Av, year of Moses 5765.
It is also the 9th day of Rajab, 1426 since the Hegira.
Today is historic because it sees the deadline for unilateral withdrawl from the Gaza strip of some 8000 plus living Israeli citizens and many of their dead.
Today may also be historic as under extreme pressure from the USA the Iraqi government are supposed to present a draft constitution. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday August 13, 2005 14:54 by iosaf 2 comments (last - tuesday august 16, 2005 13:22) 1 image
Many of us being Irish will remember the green ribbons which were distributed by Saoirse for Irish political prisoner support during the British / Irish conflict / bother / trouble things in the early 1990s.
Since then green ribbons have been distributed globally by groups calling for support of organ donation issues, recovery of missing children, adoption issues, energy conservation, ending child abuse, christian free speech,
*and since yesterday in the UK at the behest of Nottingham Police chief constable Steve Green, in suport of British Muslims. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday August 13, 2005 13:51 by iosaf 1 comment (last - saturday august 13, 2005 19:34)
George Clinton, ex president of the USA, usually publishes opinion pieces in the Italian daily "la reppublica", but this week he launched his European opinion from the French "Le Monde" whence it has now been translated to spanish and is exciting the comment of big newspapers across the continent as being a heavy weight support of a "new theory".
That theory to put it most basically, is "the US & UK have gone mad". Or to use Clinton's words "we can not hide behind a wall or kill all our enemies" [the implication being that is exactly the policy wish].
Or to use the phrase I used on imc uk after the july bombings, "they entered psychosis". read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Tuesday August 09, 2005 23:51 by iosaf 2 comments (last - wednesday august 10, 2005 14:30)
5 members of the Cuban state government, which has stretched since its resplendent days of thrashing hotels and being squeezy hugged by Kruschev, hae had their court rulings annuled.
They have been held by the US since 1998
Since March 10, 2004, the three US magistrates assigned by the Atlanta Appeal Court"s 11th Circuit to revise the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez.have been doing their thing and their decision today to reverse the convictions was unanimous.
The "Red Avispa" or "red bee" spy ring story is a source of gathering solidarity and interest in both the USA and the Spanish speaking Americas. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Thursday August 04, 2005 21:47 by iosaf 16 comments (last - wednesday august 17, 2005 21:37) 4 images
Eden tsubari a 19 year old soldier with the Israeli defence forces, and a native of Tapuah an israeli settlement in the west bank, went a.w.o.l. today, and still dressed in his uniform opened fired on a bus passing through Shfaram near Haifa in the palestinian territories.
He killed 4 and injured several others. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Wednesday August 03, 2005 12:59 by iosaf 20 comments (last - friday february 16, 2007 14:30) 1 image
the Sub saharan state of Mauritania has seen events in the last 48 hours which suggest a coup d'etat in progress though latest news reports suggest an aborted coup.
The president Maaouya Ould Sid Ahmed Taya is currently in Riad to attend the funeral of the Saudi King.
"Islamist" military officers stationed troops on the street and shut the radio down, Mauritania doesn't really get much telly. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Sunday July 31, 2005 16:50 by iosaf .:. ipsiphi ·.· 8 comments (last - thursday september 08, 2005 16:40) 3 images
It has long been observed that we don't really agree on anything at all. Yippee its non banking day, the Sunday Papers is published this week on a Sunday, keen readers will recall the last edition the "Fatwa Edition" was published at midnight 21/7/05 local barcelona time.
It has now been 209 days since Ireland had her first tornado of the current age.
& and our neighbours in the same climate zone (the Engurlish) have had this week suffered that lamentable Hand of God action which saw many homes in the south of Birmingham left without roofing tiles. But because these were god fearing people there were no deaths or serious injuries. read full story / add a comment
U.S. ABC television network has been stripped of its accreditation at the Russian Defence Ministry after it broadcasted an interview with Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Sunday.
“We shall continue being open with the press, but that channel will never be invited to the ministry and there will be no interviews with it,” Ivanov emphasized.
“This channel has become persona non grata for the ministry, it is an outcast,” the head of the Russian ministry told reporters.
“If I have to express feelings over that (Basayev’s interview with ABC), I would put it in just one word – indignation,” the Russian defence minister emphasized.
Ivanov said he had given instructions to the head of the ministry press service to see that no military from the ministry maintained contacts with that television network any longer.
The Russians aren't the only people well pissed off with ABC TV... read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Saturday July 30, 2005 13:23 by iosaf 1 comment (last - tuesday august 02, 2005 11:46)
As most are now aware, the 4th July 21 London bombing suspect was arrested in Rome, but is not an i-t-a-l-i-a-n. He's an african. It appears the bombing cell were african, and not pakistani after all. It might emerge that the July 7 bombing had more to do with Africa than Madrasses after all.
No matter Pakistan still loses the income of 1,400 foreign students.
However the purpose of this thread is not to speculate, nor to condemn, nor to put any suspect to the trial of media. For Rome is Rome, and i-t-a-l-i-a-n-s do not practise British or anglo-saxon or its close relative irish law. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Wednesday July 27, 2005 17:45 by iosaf 5 comments (last - friday july 29, 2005 15:30)
Al Q "in the land of the two rivers" (mesopotamia)
have said today that the two Algerian diplomats, charge d'affaires Ali Belaroussi, (62yrs), and another Algerian diplomat, Azzedine Belkadi, (47yrs) kindapped on Thursday 21/7/05 in Baghdad are now dead.
This is the second direct attack on the representatives of North African muslim states by this group in Iraq. read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Wednesday July 27, 2005 17:17 by iosaf .:. ipsiphi ·.· 3 comments (last - tuesday october 13, 2009 17:05) 1 image
We all have had in the course of our trans-national campaigns occasion to read the english left of centre daily newspaper The Guardian.
many of us are fond of certain contributors, find ourselves @ times as if in a capioera with the opinion forming it takes our lead from and in addition to substantial daily sales offers free on the internet to the english speaking mostly european readers. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Sunday July 24, 2005 12:29 by iosaf .:. the ipisphi ·.· 8 comments (last - tuesday august 02, 2005 12:42) 3 images
*Over 80 dead in bombings yesterday.
*Ambassador to Baghdad killed two weeks ago.
*One wrongly accused citizen for the bombs in london that week.
*Been trying to get on well with everyone since Arafat's funeral in 2004.
*trying to get a tourism economy together.
*home to one of the several "pan-arabic" political traditions.
*about to have a presidential election dismissed by the main parties as a farce, which has led to them boycotting it.
*neighbours Israel, Libya, Sudan, Saudi Arabia.
*Jack Straw said yesterday that "egypt's fight is our fight"... is it?
I'll let the Irish reader or whomever else ponder the story of Magdi El-Nashar, the "other innocent". read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Friday July 22, 2005 13:55 by iosaf 1 comment (last - sunday july 31, 2005 16:49) 1 image
of the 510 men known to be held without trial illegally at the US camp on Guantánamo Island, Guantánamo bay Cuba, 52 are now on hunger strike recognised by the US for 3 days.
However Afghan news-sources alledge that 150 have been on hunger strike for two weeks.
7 inmates have been transferred to the middle east and Kabul in the last week on repatriation release orders after 3 years.
1 was extraditied to Spain. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Thursday July 21, 2005 15:05 by iosaf 1 comment (last - thursday july 21, 2005 21:04)
Sudan. Khartoum. Dharfour.
Condolence Rice is "trouble shooting" the region at the moment and had scheduled a visit to the refugee camps to monitor conditions there and in particular the conditions of women.
This morning at the press conference held with the President of Sudan and the US secretary for trouble shooting, Sudanese guards "man-handled" [sic] both the western journalists accompanying Miss Rice onboard her USAF jet but also members of her staff.
Miss Rice reboarded her jet, and at about 11h00GMT the schedule went wrong, demands for apologies were made, US network TV smarts from the injury to its dignity, and the women of Dharfour camp became less important.
Sudan has apologised. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday July 21, 2005 00:53 by iosaf .:. the ipisphi ·.· 10 comments (last - saturday may 20, 2006 23:32) 7 images
Today @ "time" / writing is
2005 the seventh month
Jumaada Awal 1426
5765 Tamuz between the feast of Rosh Chodesh and the fast after full moon.
Lúnasa read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday July 15, 2005 15:45 by .:. iosaf ·.· ipsiphi 2 comments (last - friday july 15, 2005 21:41)
On the 6th of july the EU parliament rejected software patents, another step in the struggle for ideas & information.
It wasn't reported (by me) as it that time the G8 seemed more important, and the Irish MEP votes on this issue which effects all europeans and all users of indymedia were already long decided on "party political ground".
In the end 14 votes were cast in favour, 648 against and 18 abstentions. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday July 15, 2005 13:21 by .:. iosaf ·.· ipsiphi 4 comments (last - friday february 10, 2006 10:29) 2 images
Last 21 of September 2004, Zapatero addressed most of the United Nations representatives (Israel was absent) on the proposals from the peninsula for
"An Alliance of Civilisations"
at U.N. level and reaching into all inter-cultural and trans-national initiatives as a key mechanism in the combat against emergent forms of imitative terrorism which use extremist islamic fundamentalist beliefs to recruit, fund, plan and execute attacks on civilians. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / other press Thursday July 14, 2005 15:55 by iosaf 1 comment (last - thursday july 14, 2005 16:13)
"the french commemorate their national day with a jail break" - Margaret Thatcher the helpful.
Today sees France celebrate Bastille Day.
There is as always a really big military parade,
and this year as extra special guests-
Lula accompanied by brazilian soldiers
gets to stand in the army jeep and review the soldiers and "oooo" and "awe" at the jets above.
On the street of Paris today are roma gypsies whose deportation / round-up has been botched. They include children. read full story / add a comment