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national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday February 08, 2024 22:18 by ipsc   image 1 image

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, supported by scores of other Irish civil society groups, has called another National Demonstration for Palestine on Saturday 17th February, starting at the Garden of Remembrance at 1pm and going to the Department of Foreign Affairs on St. Stephen’s Green to bring our demands to the Irish government’s doorstep.


END GAZA GENOCIDE!
END ISRAELI APARTHEID!
SANCTIONS NOW!
FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE!

This march – endorsed by scores of Irish civil society organisations – has been called as part of the Global Day of Action for Gaza. Last month we made history with one of the largest demonstrations in Irish history, bringing 100,000 people onto the streets for Palestine. Let’s make this one EVEN BIGGER!

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national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday January 11, 2024 20:00 by IPSC   image 1 image
As Apartheid Israel continues pounding the captive and besieged people of Gaza with indiscriminate bombing and a full scale invasion, all with the blessing of Western powers, we ask you to join us at an emergency solidarity rally in support of the Palestinian people. Note, not all these actions are organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday November 06, 2023 23:22 by IPSC   image 1 image
As Apartheid Israel continues pounding the captive and besieged people of Gaza with indiscriminate bombing and a full scale invasion, all with the blessing of Western powers, we ask you to join us at an emergency solidarity rally in support of the Palestinian people. Note, not all these actions are organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / news report Wednesday January 18, 2023 22:59 by 1 of Indy   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 22, 2023 11:54)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
On Dec 13th 2022, Andrew Bridgen UK MP finally had enough and decided he could no longer stay silent and gave a speech in the British Parliament. Since that day for the crime of breaking the narrative the establishment has carried out a witch hunt to vilify him and to throw destroy his career and slandering and spreading lies and mistruths about him since.

The whole point of the witch hunt is to send a warning to anyone else to not even think about breaking ranks because this big huge open secret about the dangers and terrible harm caused by the Covid vaccine must not be spoken.

There was widespread coverage that he had said something upsetting to the system but for those searching it would be hard to find out what it was he said so to redress the balance we carry the text of his speech and the video and audio as well as a link to an interview he did sometime later where he gave some background to the whole affair. read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / news report Wednesday February 23, 2022 15:51 by McKenna for Seanad   video 1 video file
Former MEP and barrister Patricia McKenna has declared her candidacy in the forthcoming Seanad by-election for the University of Dublin constituency. McKenna, one of seventeen candidates contesting the by-election, is seeking to fill the seat left vacant following the election of the Labour Party’s Ivana Bacik in the Dublin Bay South by-election last July.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday November 22, 2021 17:00 by De Piorraí
I originally wrote this piece in September 2021 following the announcement by United States President Joe Biden that US forces would withdraw from Afghanistan, but never sought to publish the piece. The Irish Government is playing both sides on the matter of foreign affairs, calling for peace and claiming to be 'neutral' while actively supporting Western military imperialism. In this peice, I examine and criticise the involvement of Ireland in the Afghanistan War, with sources provided at the end.

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday November 12, 2021 22:07 by JK
Dear Friends, A reminder about forthcoming vigils for Julian Assange
Vigils: Forthcoming Vigils in Dublin for Julian Assange over the next 4 Saturdays:

- Saturday 13th November at the Australian Embassy (St Stephen's Green between the Shelbourne Hotel and the bottom of Leeson Street - No. 49 Stephen's Green – opposite end to the St Stephen’s Green Shopping Mall.
- Saturday 20th November at the British Embassy (on the Merrion Road - on the DART line or by bus, 27X, 4 and 7A, I believe),
- Saturday 27th November at the US Embassy (we all know where that is), and
- Saturday 4th December at the Department of Foreign Affairs (Iveagh House, between the bottom of Leeson Street and the bottom of Harcourt Street). read full story / add a comment
national / indymedia ireland / news report Wednesday October 27, 2021 23:22 by 1 of Indy

Indymedia Ireland was 20 years old this month, on Oct 10th in fact. It has been a long road to here and at times debateable whether it would survive in the latter years. This short article gives a quick overview of its history and where it is now.

Back in 2001 the big anti-globalisation demonstrations of Seattle 1999 were still fresh in people's minds when the first Indymedia centers were setup and the network was still rapidly growing. In Ireland back then there was a great need for an alternative voice and there was no central site that could been considered Left leaning.

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national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday April 10, 2021 14:50 by Joe Terry
A media news item reads: “EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders.”
Irish soldiers could be used as sandbags for on-coming Soviet air-to-ground missiles. A real possibility in the future, if Ireland does not pull back from the growing EU militarisation program.
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday March 08, 2021 01:40 by Gary Jordan   text 1 comment (last - monday march 08, 2021 22:11)   image 1 image
The plea for tyranny is loud in Ireland in 2021. The people are asking for their chains to be tightened. Orwell was right. But do the people realize what they are asking for ? They should be careful what they wish for. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday December 17, 2020 12:28 by Justin Morahan   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 17, 2020 12:40)
Carmen who worked with the homeless in a New York shelter is banged up. Please write to him on plain white paper with a blue pen and, unbelievably, no pictures allowed even at Christmas. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Tuesday November 10, 2020 20:19 by foie

Twelve years after losing their original case against the planning permission for a LNG terminal on the shannon River, Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] today received a High Court order quashing An Bord Pleanala’s grant of permission and awarding costs in their favour. The proposed terminal was due to process Liquid Natural Gas [LNG] from the USA for consumption in Ireland and to be distributed throughout the EU.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 25, 2020 18:03 by Justin Morahan   text 3 comments (last - sunday november 08, 2020 19:29)
Dave Donnellan and Colm Roddy, both with addresses in Dublin, attempted to get shannon personnel to search a US plane for arms in 2916 and were charged with criminal damage. A jury has found them not guilty. The following report is based on sources (listed below). Due to the pandemic I was unable to attend read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday October 17, 2020 13:17 by Justin Morahan   text 2 comments (last - monday october 19, 2020 11:58)
The 7 Plowshares activists who were found guilty of damage at Kings Bay, (Georgia USA) nuclear base back in 2018 are being sentenced, Liz Mc Alister was first. Fr. Steve Kelly second. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday September 10, 2020 20:18 by foie
EU Court scuttles planned fracked gas terminal permission

‘Far reaching’ EU Court ruling on shannon LNG terminal welcomed

The European Court of Justice has advised the Irish High Court that the 2018 extension by An Bord Pleanála to the 2008 planning permission for the construction of a proposed €500m fracked gas terminal on the south bank of the River shannon estuary must be considered as a new permit for the purposes of the Habitats Directive and must be subject to a new Assessment under the Habitats Directive.

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national / environment / press release Wednesday September 09, 2020 22:52 by foie
European Court to rule on shannon LNG Planning Permission
Court Advised to quash An Bord Pleanala’s consent for shannon fracked gas terminal

An Bord Pleanála’s extension to the 2008 grant of planning permission for a €500m liquified natural gas terminal on the shannon Estuary will be the subject of a Reference from the European Court of Justice on Wednesday.

A Preliminary Reference to the European Court was made by Irish High Court Justice Garret Simons on 1 February 2019 after a Judicial Review was brought by Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE].

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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday August 11, 2020 18:21 by Justin Morahan
On Sunday last there was a protest at shannon airport and I was unable to attend. A US plane was spotted there and Ed Horgan nade formal requests that it should be searched, His request was refused. The letter below is my support for the protest and for the request to search the plane and all such suspect planes at shannon airport. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Friday July 03, 2020 22:20 by IAWM   text 1 comment (last - sunday july 12, 2020 16:51)
IRELAND'S UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT

LETTER SENT TO IRISH BROADSHEET NEWSPAPERS

Sir,

Ireland’s previous stint on the UN Security Council in 2001 is nothing to be proud of in terms of promoting world peace.

In 2001, under the then Fianna Fail Government with Brian Cowan as Foreign Minister, Ireland voted for several resolutions that ultimately approved the US led invasion of Afghanistan, one of the poorest countries in the world, in what then Labour TD Michael D. Higgins termed “an illegal war”. Nineteen years later with no end in sight America’s longest war has caused the deaths and injuries of tens of thousands, many of them women and children, and has created deep bitterness, division and sectarianism. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Wednesday July 01, 2020 00:08 by foie
shannon LNG faces further challenge in High Court
Judicial Review of listing as ‘Project of Common Interest’

The controversial shannon LNG terminal proposed for the shannon Estuary faces its second challenge in the High Court from the environmental charity, Friends of the Irish Environment today. The environmental organisation is asking the Irish Court to seek a ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union on whether the inclusion of the project on a list of priority European Energy infrastructure was lawful. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Monday June 22, 2020 18:46 by icsh
The Programme for Government produced by Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Green Party promises a lot that is encouraging, but on the issue of US military use of shannon Airport - which the majority of Irish people oppose - it is disappointing. The change of government provided an opportunity to end Irish complicity in the ongoing cycles of war and occupation that have been responsible for the loss of millions of lives this century. The military industrial complex is also the single biggest polluter on the planet (see recent study from Brown University’s Costs of War project). The US. Department of Defense has a larger annual carbon footprint than most countries on earth, and with its global network of bases and logistics networks the US military is the single biggest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world outside of nation-states themselves. [1] read full story / add a comment
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