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international / eu / event notice Tuesday January 04, 2005 11:58 by iosaf mac d. 9 comments (last - wednesday april 27, 2005 12:20) 2 images
The first official event will be on the 5th of the 1st 2005
a moment of silence throughout the union for the victims of the SE Asia disaster.
Flags will be at half-mast. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 28, 2004 12:38 by iosaf 1 comment (last - wednesday december 29, 2004 19:27)
As many Irish parents enjoyed their christmas giving presents to their offspring, I presume they felt secure that their innocence may allow them to grow, to enjoy "a good education" to become participative in their society, to the betterment of themselves.and maybe (hopefully) others as well.
And on the way naturally rebellion.
and little knocks.
and studying hard or not at all. read full story / add a comment
international / racism & migration related issues / opinion/analysis Thursday December 16, 2004 13:04 by iosaf mac diarmada 5 comments (last - saturday march 11, 2006 11:18) 2 images
"You sirs have talked only about yourselves and not of us..."
"from the 11th to the 14th we awaited our dead".
"on the 14th I voted I still hadn't received his [her son's] corpse"
Pilar Manjón - spokesperson for the victims of Madrid 11. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / other press Wednesday December 15, 2004 12:25 by iosaf 5 comments (last - thursday december 23, 2004 14:57)
France has ordered the TV station which is closely associated with terror groups to stop broadcasting to France tomorrow by tomorrow morning.
The decision has been made after continuous abuse of satelite communication and trans-national media rules, norms and values.
The decision follows an earlier confiscation of their hardware by the US security forces. read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Monday December 13, 2004 11:52 by iosaf with one of his little hats on, hurling in the ditch. 1 comment (last - thursday december 23, 2004 16:50)
a reminder that the exploitation of children by using them as workers, is ILLEGAL not only in Ireland but in Holy Ulster as well, (where until only thirty years ago they weren't even allowed use a public park on sunday) but throughout the European Union and the world at large.
Millions of children around the world miss out on their childhood as a result of poverty. Poverty deprives them of the capabilities needed to survive, develop and thrive. It prevents them from enjoying equal opportunities. It makes children more vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, violence, discrimination and stigmatization. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / other press Saturday December 11, 2004 12:48 by iosaf 3 comments (last - wednesday january 19, 2005 22:26) 1 image
The majority of Europe's constitutions specify the seperation of Ecclesiastic or Theocratic authority from that of the Judiciary, Executive and other State elements.
In France the legal seperation is based on "Loi 1905"
In Spain it is based on the accord signed between the Vatican and post dictatorship regime in 1979.
In Ireland (under the Eire constitution a special place is mentioned for the RC church) in Northern Ireland religious ministers look in the XXI century for photographic evidence of conflict resolution. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / other press Sunday December 05, 2004 15:59 by iosaf read and iosaf understood- 4 comments (last - thursday march 31, 2005 15:53) 1 image
A Polish general once remarked that the diplomacy was the war carried out through other means. A Chinese sage once founded a school of War which was through the milenia as influential as the school of debating at Rhodes.
I have like many others been exposed by others to terror again these last days in Spain as five bombs exploded in Madrid and I watched others wait for that half hour before they knew via the TV that no-one was killed another day till they spoke to their parents and friends. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / other press Wednesday December 01, 2004 21:25 by iosaf the ipsiphi 6 comments (last - saturday april 02, 2005 12:34) 1 image
Raul Rivero has been freed by the Government of Cuba.
A civilised country or state does not act against it's artists or poets. In a civilised country or state no Shostakovtich is muted no Lorca disappears. read full story / add a comment
didn't qualify as a free open democratic accountable election like the ones you get for school class rep.
Neither candidate has been photographed in an orange scarf or jumper. There is also a third candidate the ultra-nationalist Vadim Tudor.
Mr Tudor thinks Rumania's past when it was a fascist dictatorship and fought on the eastern front is not properly remembered. He was in favour.
Both Mr Nastase and Mr Basescu think Rumania's past when it was a Soviet satelite with friendly eat-your-young dicator Ceacescu has not been fully changed. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / other press Monday November 22, 2004 14:13 by iosaf 8 comments (last - sunday november 28, 2004 15:08)
didn't qualify as a free open democratic accountable election like the ones you get for school class rep.
Yushchenko versus Yanukovych
means - (according to aunty Beeb)
Imprisoned twice in his youth
Former governor of industrial Donetsk region
Raised pensions and public sector pay before election
Would make Russian second official language and allow dual citizenship
An economist and former central banker
Has an American wife
Promises to fight corruption, create five million jobs and pursue free market reforms
Would seek deeper relations with the Europe and the West read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / other press Monday November 22, 2004 12:31 by iosaf 1 comment (last - monday november 22, 2004 14:21)
Sharon has confirmed that his government will not stop the Palestinians of Jerusalem in taking part in their planned elections which will be celebrated in less than two months on the 9th of January.
It is not certain that Sharons government will survive the Knesset votes till then, so he's not gone yet. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / other press Monday November 22, 2004 11:39 by iosaf 10 comments (last - wednesday december 01, 2004 00:14)
for their annual ibero-american conference, the President of Spain Zapatero accompanied by Don JuanCarlos Bourbó de Bourbon (like a bourbon) the King of Spain discussed Zapatero's idea of an "alliance of civilisations" which would shape future relations between the continent and those who varyingly trade with it, invest in it, and exploit it.
The plan has been met with much enthusiasm not least from the popular "leftist" regimes. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / other press Thursday November 18, 2004 13:11 by iosaf merrovinginvanjan 3 comments (last - tuesday may 31, 2005 17:28)
Tomorrow President Chirac visits the UK for two days most british and french mainstream media organs look at the relationship between the two EU members with nuclear capability.
Chirac has confirmed that even though Blair is "supine" (one of three positions in which the body is laid flat upon the ground the others being prostrate and prone) in it's attitude to Washington, he still likes Mr Blair and has a photo of his young son Leo.
The same Leo who "someone" shopped for being drunk and disorderly years ago on Whitehall after a RTS! event.
Here are some other important things you should know- read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / other press Thursday November 11, 2004 20:44 by ;-) iosaf 5 comments (last - thursday january 05, 2006 12:56)
-"Non-religious songs cannot be sung at funerals under new guidelines for funeral masses published by the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Dr Dermot Clifford.
that's like if you want to get buried a catholicke."
Today's RTE national news message along with her exellency's an uachtarán Mary Mc Aleese's oath which now sworn gives her a second term under our constitution as president of Ireland.
Great stuff. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Wednesday November 10, 2004 19:00 by iosaf 1 comment (last - thursday november 11, 2004 08:15)
Animals have rights.
please remember that.
Some people go all the way and don't eat things with eyes, ( I'm not one of those) but it is very difficult to accept the current scientific orthodoxy of evolutionary theory and the emergence of modern human and not be struck by our animal nature. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday October 28, 2004 13:05 by iosaf 2 comments (last - thursday october 28, 2004 21:12)
For the First year ever, Ireland has achieved position one which it shares with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.
Congratulations to all journalists, editors and media workers who have finally brought Ireland into the fold! read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / news report Friday October 22, 2004 19:06 by iosaf 10 comments (last - thursday august 10, 2006 12:00) 1 image
Eurostat workers annualy disguise themselves as shoppers and infiltrate supermarkets throughout the Union and beyond taking note of the average price of essential items such as Dairy Products, Bread and Cereals, Eggs, Oils and fat, Fruits, Vegetables, Sugar jams and Honey, and luxury items such as Tea, Coffee and cocoa, Mineral Water and soft drinks, Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / other press Wednesday October 20, 2004 19:44 by iosaf 2 comments (last - wednesday september 14, 2005 01:58)
It's legal and free and based in Luxembourg the Skype company founded by Niklas Zennström last August offers users "free telephone calls". read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / other press Friday October 15, 2004 12:48 by iosaf 2 comments (last - friday october 15, 2004 21:23)
The polls were carried out in the following countries-
Canada, France, UK, Russia, Spain, Israel,
Japan, Australia, Mexico and South Korea.
The results signal 80% of the known universe favour Kerry over Bush (of course) read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday October 12, 2004 15:04 by iosaf 3 comments (last - wednesday october 12, 2005 19:35) 1 image
The day the italian Columbus, known as Colom to the Spanish, landed on a carribean island claiming it for the crown of Aragon (modern catalonia) thinking he had discovered India is also the day of the patroness of Zaragoza, the virgin Pilar.
Spain marks this day with a military parade in Madrid and homage to the flag, and the usual polemic between all those who despise or value such displays of nationalism / imperialism / cultural hegemony et cetera...
But there has been something never seen before-
Veterans of both the liberation of Paris and the republican side of the civil war and a volunteer for the fascist division on the Russian front have taken part.
Meanwhile in Zaragosa, Aragon, there is a big procession with statue bedecked in hundreds of thousands of flowers and a really good televised mass said to invoke the virgin, by no less than three cardinals assisted by all sorts of hooded holy types, a few score of altar boys and not a single woman. read full story / add a comment