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international / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday July 16, 2013 - 00:22 by Turing 12 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 - 22:32) 1 image
International Day of Protest against the Violent Abuse and Murder of Sex Workers
Friday 19 July at 3:00pm
Swedish Consulate, 12 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday July 09, 2013 - 23:24 by Rasher Ó Reilly 1 video file
OSSL claim that their company was a supplier to Shell in respect of the Corrib Gas Project. ... read full story / add a comment
In an interview with The Vast Minority, writer Paul Cudenec calls for anarchists to unite in "total opposition" to the global capitalist system. He says he is trying to unearth the primal force behind the philosophy and argues that anarchism has the potential to become a new "religion" for the current age. ... read full story / add a comment
On Thursday 20/6/13 a number of Protestors attended the Dail in Kildare Street to repeat their claims of widespread criminal wrongdoing and corruption within the Garda Siochana (police) and Legal System in Ireland. The Protestors met with members of the Dail (Parliament) who promised to do something about the shocking stories they heard. In addition many lay people enquired as to the reason for the protest and were largely shocked by the stories told. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday June 24, 2013 - 07:09 by Solidarity 20 comments (last - saturday august 03, 2013 - 17:07) 1 image
Interesting and thought provoking post from the excellent zero hedge site making some interesting points about what being poor in the US entails and how the poor are hit disproportionately hard by the way our capitalist blood sucking institutions operate in today's society. Although the article is US centric, much of it also applies here in our society which has been largely colonised and diseased by american society and its "values" or lack therof ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday June 15, 2013 - 02:32 by fred 8 comments (last - thursday april 03, 2014 - 02:24) 1 image
Some emails have come to light apparently hacked from the server of Britam Defence, the British private military company that operates mainly in the Middle East. These make for VERY interesting reading!! ... read full story / add a comment
Between 17th and 18th of June it’s starting again: The representatives of the eight strongest economic imperialist states meet for their yearly G8 summit. Since 1975, this meeting is organized every year, where head of states of Germany, the USA, Great Britain, Canada, Italy, France, Japan and Russia come together. ... read full story / add a comment
international / summit mobilisations / press release Thursday June 13, 2013 - 21:08 by Mark Covell 2 comments (last - thursday june 13, 2013 - 23:11)
It has been almost twelve years since the Genoa G8 2001 summit demonstrations descended into a Dantes hell for both sides. Amnesty itself has said of Genoa that there was ‘the biggest suspension of democratic rights in a western country since WW2’. My Name is Mark Covell and I was almost killed during the Diaz school raid. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday June 12, 2013 - 15:19 by Stuart 8 comments (last - monday june 17, 2013 - 21:20) 2 images
The government of Greece has condemned "inefficiency, opacity and scandal", suspending its (profitable but critical) state broadcaster. ERT (Hellenic Radio-Television) is the state-funded national broadcaster in Greece. The Greek government summarily suspended ERT with immediate effect last night, suspending all 2,500 employees (and an additional 250 freelancers) without pay.
ERT buildings have been occupied by the former state employees who are continuing to produce programmes for broadcast, which are being released through internet feeds and some Spanish television stations.
A petition has been started by AVAAZ at http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_the_shutdown_of_P...reece ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday June 10, 2013 - 17:33 by brionOcleirigh 11 comments (last - friday june 14, 2013 - 12:35) 3 images 4 video files
While British Parliament Buildings at Stormont in British Occupied Ireland have round the clock guards and thousands of British paramilitary operatives, backed up by 3,600 specially secretly trained police from England, patrolling the streets of Ireland, ahead of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne Resort in Co Fermanagh, British Occupied Ireland on June 17 and 18, it has come as a shock to many Irish citizens to see British drones regularly flying in Irish airspace recently. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday June 05, 2013 - 10:54 by Turing
On our way home we needed to cross a street on which there were some police. We approached them very carefully making it clear that we were not protesters. As soon as they saw us they grabbed us very forcefully and pushed us against a wall. We explained who we were and what we were trying to do but they proceeded to treat us very badly. My student - a Turkish citizen - was pushed on the ground and beaten around his stomach and buttocks with batons. They then told him they were not interested in him and kicked him to the other side of the street where he was able to escape. However, they held my friend, a Canadian national with Chinese origins, and myself. I was initially pushed to the ground and beaten very severely around the legs for ' what I was doing'. We were then marched around the centre of Izmir for a further 2 hours as the police decided what to do with us - constantly pushing us and harassing us - along with a number of Turkish people that they had taken into custody. Eventually we got away by being friendly to one police officer who suddenly said ' just disappear up this street'. At that stage the police (including very ferocious riot police who had orıginaly detained and beaten us) were escorting probably over a hundred Turkish citizens to some unknown destination.
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Paul Murphy MEP will give an eyewitness account of the explosion of mass struggle in Turkey in the face of despicable state brutality. Discussion and debate will follow.
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8 pm.
Wynns Hotel Dublin 35/39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 ... read full story / add a comment
This year's bilderberg attendee list is now available. I see Michael Noonan is not attending this year. I guess he's served his purpose! ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 04, 2013 - 14:08 by An Draigneán Donn 3 comments (last - wednesday june 05, 2013 - 15:04) 1 image
Answering the claim, by a certain Liberal, that Muammar al-Gaddafi wasted Libya's oil wealth. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday June 04, 2013 - 12:34 by Turing
Now the US mercenaries try to silence rt.com. Full text at link.
RT.com was temporarily disabled Monday for just under five hours by a DDoS attack. It coincided with RT's reporting on the trial of Bradley Manning and massive anti-government protests in Turkey, with coverage continuing uninterrupted on Twitter. The attack, claimed by anti-WikiLeaks hacker group AntiLeaks, also came as RT celebrated its status as the first international news agency to reach one billion views on YouTube. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Saturday June 01, 2013 - 17:00 by repost from Rabble 16 comments (last - tuesday june 11, 2013 - 12:29) 4 images 3 video files
A seemingly minor issue to the Turkish government at least has sparked huge protests in Istanbul and in other cities in Turkey where plans to remove a city public park and replace it with a shopping mall has triggered in the space of 24 hours has triggered the protests. It seems everywhere people are fed up with the arrogance of politicians and their corrupt moneyed backers.
The Erdoğan government’s dictatorial approach to town planning has awakened a sleeping giant. In the space of 24 hours a simple protest over a park’s future has become a nationwide rebellion against authoritarian government, violent police and creeping Islamisation of a famously secular society. rabble’s men on the ground ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday June 01, 2013 - 16:29 by Babbage 1 image
Full text at link.
The following is an interview with Adel Omar, from the foreign bureau of the Syrian Communist Party-Bakdash. The interview was conducted following an international peace conference held in Istanbul and Antakya, Turkey, April 25-28 and was published in the May issue of the Communist Party of Turkey’s monthly publication. The translation from Turkish is by Liberation News.
Can you describe the position of the Syrian Communist Party toward the imperialist aggression against Syria?
First and foremost, as the Syrian Communist Party, we believe that the course of events in Syria is neither a revolution nor a civil war. It is very clear that what has been taking place in Syria has been in accordance with the imperialist plans. It is not possible for us to define a process where NATO has been involved as a revolution. Besides, it is not the case that different sectors of the people of Syria are fighting one another. On the contrary, our people are resisting the imperialist forces together.
It is true that the people of Syria have demands and needs that need to be met, but the way to achieve this is not through destroying everything that belongs to the state of Syria. At the moment, our country is under attack, and achieving unity among the people to defend our homeland is what needs to be done first. At this point, we think it is especially crucial for the government to respond to the demands and the needs of the people. In order to be able to establish a solid resistance front against the imperialist attack, we believe a top priority for the government is to provide for the basic needs of the people, including food and medicine. Only then can the struggle of the people against imperialism be unrelenting. ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Thursday May 30, 2013 - 23:10 by Meg 1 comment (last - tuesday june 04, 2013 - 15:45) 1 image
Northwest Network against Fracking have launched a postcard and poster campaign, aimed at all elected representatives.
This image has gone viral on facebook, from South Africa to Australia, and more people are joining the campaign every day.
The postcards are available to download for free from www.frackingfreeireland.org
They can be bought from the same web address, in hard copy form. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday May 28, 2013 - 08:39 by Solidarity 5 comments (last - thursday june 06, 2013 - 22:13)
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