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Jan 27th Deadline for Submissions on Govt Bill to Prevent Citizens Objections to Bad Planning & Developments

The government is bringing in legislation that will more or less remove your right to object to various types of planning applications and will give free reign to developers and private companies to do as they please. The new rules would require objections only from established interest groups that are in existence at least 3 years and have more than 100 members for that time. Fees will also be far higher. This means if someone wants to put a motorway outside your door and dig a quarry in the field beside you, or build a windfarm outside your front window, a sewage works over the wall, then you have to have known about it somehow three years in advance, have formed an interest group and have 100 members, not 99 or 50 or 20 but 100 !

Friends of the Irish Environment are calling on citizens and citizens group to make their voices heard during the submission period to make our opposition clear to the State. The rights of citizens to access our courts goes back to the Magna Carta.

Submission can be made until January 27, 2020.
Submission site: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/public-consultation-general-scheme-housing-and-planning-and-development-bill-2019

For more info, see New Planning Bill ‘undermines EU environmental enforcement policy’ ‘Call to Arms’ over Planning Bill 2019

antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday March 06, 2019 - 09:11 by Laurence Cox
Book talk, QUB Old Staff Common Room

Part of the Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics ... read full story / add a comment
Stop the Drill Weekender Sat 18th and Sun 19th June : Woodburn : Terry Hooley presents 'Bad Vibrations' all island musical gathering on Saturday. Meet the 'NANAs' from England on Sunday.
antrim / environment / event notice Monday June 13, 2016 - 21:47 by anon   image 2 images
An oil and gas company called Infrastrata has been given a fifty year lease to drill less than 400 metres from a reservoir at Woodburn near Carrickfergus - on public land within our water catchment. At no point were we consulted.

The consequences of unconventional drilling on health and the environment are well documented. This is why it has been banned all over the world - from France to Germany, Wales to Nova Scotia..

We all live downstream.. We all share the same water table. This is a cross community all islands event with representatives from across the water and across the border who are facing or have faced similar challenges. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / summit mobilisations / event notice Monday June 10, 2013 - 17:25 by Caitlin Ni Chonaill   1 attached file
The trade unions and civil society organisations are challenging the policies of the G8.
March & Rally on Sat 15th June. Assemble 12 noon Custom House Square. Rally at Belfast City Hall.
The rally is planned to disperse at 2.00 p.m. following which there will be a number of events in the city focusing on different issues. (see link for details)
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Another World  is Possible!
antrim / summit mobilisations / event notice Tuesday May 21, 2013 - 19:30 by Ciarán   image 1 image
The amount of money used to bail out failed banks would have ended world hunger for 50 years. This is the world presided over by G8 leaders who meet every year to co-ordinate how to continue failed policies which favour the 'have yachts' over the 'have nots'. We say 'Another World is Possible' and over five days in June our Festival of Ideas hopes to challenge and inspire those who want to fight for it.

Check the website at www.anotherworldispossiblebelfast.org - More events are still being added ... read full story / add a comment
Rev. JB Armour
antrim / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 26, 2012 - 14:02 by J Keegan   text 9 comments (last - tuesday april 23, 2013 - 13:22)   image 1 image
The 28th September 2012 will be the centenary of the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant against Home Rule.

Far less well known is the ‘Alternative Ulster Covenant’, signed in October 1913 by some twelve thousand Protestants from County Antrim in support of Home Rule and against partition.

The Alternative Covenant was written by Rev JB Armour and Roger Casement.

A Public Talk on the Alternative Covenant will be held on 3rd October in the Belvedere Hotel, Denmark Street, Dublin, at 7pm. Speakers to include Rev David Frazer and Bill O'Brien. All Welcome. (See http://www.indymedia.ie/article/102491 )

A historical pamphlet discussing not only the Alternative Covenant but also what James Connolly predicted would be a ‘carnival of reaction’, north and south, will be launched on the night. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 04, 2012 - 14:42 by John McAnulty   text 3 comments (last - saturday september 08, 2012 - 03:29)
Observers of the north of Ireland are from time to time caught by surprise when the reality of life here contradicts their belief in a steady progress towards normality. Such a moment came outside a Catholic church in Belfast. A 12th July demonstration by one band playing a hate song went viral on Facebook and led to restrictions on further band processions outside the church. The decision of Orange order bands to break the Parades Commission ruling about marching and playing outside the Church was accompanied by unrestrained expressions of sectarian hatred more or less unlimited in the depths of bigotry that were unleashed. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday June 23, 2012 - 18:41 by JM
Against Monarchy, For Democracy and Socialism

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antrim / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday January 19, 2012 - 18:31 by Pepe Escobar   text 2 comments (last - tuesday january 24, 2012 - 13:50)
Let's start with red lines. Here it is, Washington’s ultimate red line, straight from the lion’s mouth. Only last week Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said of the Iranians, “Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No. But we know that they're trying to develop a nuclear capability. And that's what concerns us. And our red line to Iran is do not develop a nuclear weapon. That's a red line for us.”

How strange, the way those red lines continue to retreat. Once upon a time, the red line for Washington was “enrichment” of uranium. Now, it’s evidently an actual nuclear weapon that can be brandished. Keep in mind that, since 2005, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has stressed that his country is not seeking to build a nuclear weapon. The most recent National Intelligence Estimate on Iran from the U.S. Intelligence Community has similarly stressed that Iran is not, in fact, developing a nuclear weapon (as opposed to the breakout capacity to build one someday). ... read full story / add a comment
The liberation of the empty Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast. Photo by Colin Parte.
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 12:16 by Occupy Belfast   image 1 image
Occupy Belfast and other activists have liberated the empty and unused Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast, in opposition to soaring homelessness, lack of affordable social housing and home repossessions. ... read full story / add a comment
Occupy Belfast Housing Protest
antrim / housing / press release Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 10:40 by Jimmy McPseudonym   image 1 image
Occupy Belfast Protest, City Hall Saturday 14th January 1pm Affordable Housing for Everyone- No Evictions, No Repossessions ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday October 25, 2011 - 00:58 by WARN   text 2 comments (last - tuesday october 25, 2011 - 19:09)
Film screening about the Dale Farm evictions, followed by a discussion about anti-Traveller racism. Organised by the West Against Racism Network. ... read full story / add a comment
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antrim / anti-capitalism / event notice Friday October 14, 2011 - 13:42 by PRO   image 1 image
Jack O’Connor, Jackie McDonald, Carál Ní Chuilín, and John Gray will speak at a unique event hosted in Belfast City Hall on Friday 28th October to mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival of James Connolly in Belfast to organise dockers and mill workers. The evening will begin at 6.30pm with Belfast Mayor Niall Ó Donnghaile unveiling a portrait of Connolly painted by Belfast Artist Frank Quigley. The guest panel will follow with their discussion at 7pm. ... read full story / add a comment
Remember the Hunger Strikers
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday September 29, 2011 - 09:59 by éirígí   image 1 image
This Monday, 3rd of October, marks the 30th anniversary of the conclusion of the 1981 Hunger Strike.

To mark this momentous event in our collective history éirígí calls upon all Republicans, Socialists and Progressives to join with them in 'Remembering the Ten'. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / history and heritage / event notice Thursday September 15, 2011 - 19:56 by Anti-Fascist
7 cyclists who are touring round memorials to the International Brigade will lay a wreath at the Belfast memorial, Thursday 22nd, 9.30am. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday August 23, 2011 - 20:32 by anti-cuts
Residents from South Belfast campaigning against the closure of Belfast City Hospital A&E will be protesting outside Parliament Buildings Stormont on the first day the Assembly meets to present the Minister for Health with thousands of petitions.

The Stop the Cuts Campaign is calling on all groups, communities and workers affected by cuts to join them on 12th September to send a message to the Assembly Executive that we do not support cut to jobs and services. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / gender and sexuality / press release Tuesday May 17, 2011 - 00:09 by Danielle Ni Dhighe   text 1 comment (last - tuesday may 17, 2011 - 12:37)
IRSCNA's statement for the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia ... read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday March 19, 2011 - 14:50 by QUB PSS   image 1 image
'Budrus' is a documentary style film which gives an insight into the power of nonviolence, reconciliation and deeper humanity. It takes a village to unite the most divided people on earth and this is exactly what happened there. ... read full story / add a comment
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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Thursday March 03, 2011 - 12:08 by PRO   image 1 image
SIPTU, the union for Boots workers here, called together workers from across the stores to listen to the concerns of their membership and to work together on a coherent plan for the year ahead. The meeting, which took place in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, on 1st March, was a resounding success for what has been achieved so far - and what can be achieved in the future with their input. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday August 04, 2009 - 09:52 by Gary Mulcahy
A picket will be placed on Thomas Cook this lunchtime to protest against the arrest of 28 Thomas Cook workers who have been occupying their offices in Dublin. ... read full story / add a comment
Picture taken below the Black Mountain in West Belfast
antrim / miscellaneous / news report Thursday July 23, 2009 - 13:01 by Sean Matthews- personal capacity   text 4 comments (last - tuesday november 03, 2009 - 10:55)   image 1 image   audio 3 audio files
A conversation with WSM member Davy Carlin, from his early childhood growing up in the Ballymurphy housing estate in the midst of an ‘Irish War’ to community politics. Davy also reflects on his involvement in struggles to date from anti-racism, workplace organising and organisations from the Socialist Workers Party to Organise! Finally, we touch upon the politics of anarchism and his hope for the future. ... read full story / add a comment
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