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offsite link The colonial status of ?The Independent Ukraine? publicly confirmed Sun May 24, 2020 01:06 | The Saker
By Eugenia for The Saker Blog On May 19th, the member of the Ukrainian Parliament (Rada) Andrei Derkach revealed at a press conference tape recordings of the phone conversations between

offsite link Having Confidence In Your Case Is a Virtue or New Guiding Principles Have Emerged Sat May 23, 2020 22:00 | amarynth
Paul Schmutz Schaller for The Saker Blog PART I Living in a rich Western country is by far not without problems. Sure, until now, I do not suffer from material

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By Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog The ?War on Syria? is far from being over, and it will continue until all foreign forces illegally present on Syrian soil retreat;

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national / crime and justice / news report Thursday April 04, 2013 - 22:37 by RoyalDutchShellPlc.com   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 09, 2013 - 15:53)   image 2 images
OSSL claim that their company was a supplier to Shell in respect of the Corrib Gas Project. They allege that acting on Shell’s instructions, OSSL has distributed bribes on Shell’s behalf to parties connected with the project, including the Irish police force (the Garda) who have been the subject of serious accusations of wrong doing by environmental activists protesting against the project. The main accusation being that the Garda has acted as an offshoot of Shell security. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday March 25, 2013 - 23:58 by Newsmedia
From 'traitor' to Hero - whistleblower Bradley Manning is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize ... read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / news report Wednesday March 20, 2013 - 21:15 by T   text 5 comments (last - tuesday april 02, 2013 - 17:33)   image 2 images   audio 1 audio file   1 attached file
The government is planning to sell off our national forests which are currently owned by Coillte. The plan would be to sell harvesting rights on 500,000 acres out of 1.2 million that they manage. They claim it is worth €700 million although in the Peter Bacon report on Forestry, he puts the true value at €360 million or the equivalent of 3 days of government expenditure. Bacon said: "economic rationale for the proposed sale of harvesting rights no longer stands up and cannot be justified." and that he further concluded it would actually cost the state €1,300 million to sell the harvesting rights of Coillte due to various liabilities. The report says that the forests should be developed further as a public resource. ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday March 14, 2013 - 13:55 by Laurence Cox
MA Community Education, Equality and Social Activism podcast

A podcast of this remarkable political intervention (March 13, 2013) is now available at the website of the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism (CEESA). ... read full story / add a comment
Gentle animals sent abroad to die violently for profit.
waterford / animal rights / news report Tuesday February 26, 2013 - 10:51 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
The Al Mahmoud vessel has now left Waterford loaded with Cattle to make the 10-day trip to Tripoli in Libya.We know they tried to avoid the media and our VIGIL held on TUESDAY resulted in the ship leaving early to ‘avoid trouble at the dock’. Five security manned the checkpoint and even RTE were refused access to the ship.
Two Irish firms Murphy Hunter International and Quinn International are partnering with Syrian business Al Mahmoud to export the cattle to Libya.
We want to stop this trade and we ASK your help .
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Back amongst friends :)
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday February 23, 2013 - 22:00 by Shelver   text 7 comments (last - thursday february 28, 2013 - 19:53)   image 5 images
After a week and a half in custody, Shell to Sea activist Izzy Ní Graidim left Mountjoy prison yesterday at 1.30pm on temporary release! We'd expect that to turn into full release in a week's time when she's due back in there. ... read full story / add a comment
Bethany Home Survivors, family and supporters, gather at Mount Jerome Cemetery September 2012 - at site of 40 unmarked graves of Bethany children - cemetery contains unmarked graves of 219 Bethany children (one third died 1935-9, three fifths 1935-44)
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday February 20, 2013 - 10:34 by Niall Meehan   image 1 image
PRESS STATEMENT

Survivors of the Dublin's Protestant run Bethany Home today welcomed Taoiseach's apology to Magdalen survivors and the plan to institute a system of compensation and redress. They especially welcomed the government's decision to include Stanhope Street Magdalen laundry that had been excluded from consideration by the Martin McAleese enquiry into the laundries.

Bethany Survivors Chairperson, Derek Leinster said he "hopes the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter will act on his long-expressed promise to TDs, senators and northern MLAs to give justice to Bethany survivors". Mr Leinster noted, "Alan Shatter's first response to publication of the McAleese Report was to apologise for the delay in recognising the injustice done to the Magdelen women. We now suffer the same delay. Now would not be too early to give Bethany survivors the same apology and consideration as the Magdalen women". ... read full story / add a comment
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mayo / miscellaneous / news report Thursday February 14, 2013 - 19:27 by shell2sea   text 3 comments (last - friday february 15, 2013 - 17:57)   image 1 image
Ms Ní Ghraidm pleaded guilty to a Section 8 and 9 charge and refused to do community service as she felt her protest was a service to a community under siege from Shell. The Judge then sentenced Ms Ní Ghraidm to 3 months in jail. ... read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday February 03, 2013 - 14:15 by GPR   text 2 comments (last - thursday march 07, 2013 - 01:07)   video 1 video file
On Feb 1st, St. Bridget's Day and Human Rights Day, Galway Pussy Riot in solidarity with the three Pussy Rioters two who were sent to a Russian labor camp gave a 20 minute riotous and righteous rant outside AIB bank in Galway calling for the tearing down of the false gods of capitalism, the freemarket, greed, their minions in the Irish Government and the Troika. ... read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Saturday February 02, 2013 - 19:51 by S2S   text 3 comments (last - sunday february 03, 2013 - 12:55)   image 7 images
Today, Shell to Sea held a morning protest outside Bellanaboy refinery to highlight Shell's announcement of profits of €19.6 billion for 2012.

Brandishing signs including “Shell Destroys Communities & Environment” and “Harmful to Local Community”, members of the community blocked trucks drawing material to Shell tunneling compound at Aughoose. ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Tuesday January 29, 2013 - 23:10 by T   text 9 comments (last - tuesday february 12, 2013 - 22:12)
Last Thurs 24th Jan 2013, the Irish and British governments agreed on a memorandum of understanding for energy trading between Ireland and the UK. This will pave the way for the export of Wind Energy to the UK. This would likely make use of the electric interconnector completed last year between the UK and Ireland although it may need additional cables.

The wind resource in Ireland is probably greater than what the Irish electrical grid can cope with and hence the idea is that the surplus wind energy can be exported to the UK which has a far larger electrical demand than here and could probably take every watt exported.

Unfortunately it seems that there is a bit more to this though the official green good news because apparently there are plans by a number of companies to erect up to 2,300 wind turbines in the Midlands of Ireland. Is blighting our landscape for the UK the way to solve the energy problem? ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday January 23, 2013 - 13:27 by Anti-fascist   text 3 comments (last - wednesday january 23, 2013 - 14:00)   image 15 images
As fascism and racist attacks continue to grow in Greece and with the rising popularity of Golden Dawn, the physical presence of organised fascists on the streets of Greece has increased. Greek anti-fascists are ramping up their presence on the streets of Athens and other cities and are confronting the threat of Golden Dawn while defending minorities groups.

Over 100 people turned out at the Greek embassy in Dublin to support Greek anti-fascists, while solidarity demonstrations also took place in Cork and Derry. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday December 10, 2012 - 23:40 by anon   image 1 image
It has been reported that President Chavez of Venezuela will be returning to Cuba immediately for more cancer treatment and he has acknowledged the seriousness of his health situation in a televised address, saying for the first time that if he suffers complications Vice President Nicolas Maduro should be elected as Venezuela's leader to continue his socialist movement.. ... read full story / add a comment
March to the Dail this evening for the Budget 2012 protest. Image courtsey WSM photo stream
national / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Wednesday December 05, 2012 - 22:21 by T   text 8 comments (last - saturday december 08, 2012 - 15:46)   image 6 images
The key points so far are increases to PRSI working out at about €250 per year per person. Children allowance cut by €10. Property tax set around €500 per year for a Celtic Tiger era house. 10 cents on the pint.

Cuts to electricity allowance and telephone allowance for OAPs. The devil will be in the details. ... read full story / add a comment
A photo of Niall Farrell being taken away in handcuffs (behind his back) like a dangerous criminal on Tuesday morning. No doubt (Rtd Commandant) Edward Horgan - one of the Shannonwatch peace monitors at Shannon warport -  was treated similarly this mornin
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday November 23, 2012 - 13:56 by GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR   text 4 comments (last - monday november 26, 2012 - 00:53)   image 1 image
One of the main speakers at a booklet launch in Charlie Byrne’s bookshop, Galway, this evening at 6pm has been arrested by the Gardai in relation to ‘criminal damage’ at Shannon Airport. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday November 22, 2012 - 16:14 by Sean Clinton   text 3 comments (last - friday november 30, 2012 - 01:32)   image 1 image
On Saturday 24th November at 14:30 pm on Grafton Street, Dublin, Anne Clinton, a human rights activist from Limerick, will use a hammer to pulverise the diamond jewellery she got from her husband years ago in a public display of her outrage at jewellers for bankrolling Israeli war crimes in Gaza. ... read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Friday November 16, 2012 - 00:41 by Shelver   image 4 images
On Tuesday the 13th of November reports had come in that Shell had begun expanding the Glengad compound.

Around midday few of us at the camp house decided to head down for a look, and to see what could be done. ... read full story / add a comment
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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday November 15, 2012 - 23:19 by RSC   image 5 images
On Saturday the 10th of November the community opposing Shell's Corrib gas project in Mayo held a gathering to mark two important anniversaries occurring on that day:

1. The 17th anniversary of the hanging of Ken Saro Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists who opposed Shell in Nigeria http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2011/06/23/shell-and-the-...wiwa/

2. The 6th anniversary of the baton charge and violence by Gardaí against protesters opposed to the Corrib Gas Project http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz0zYd93nfo ... read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / news report Wednesday November 14, 2012 - 23:57 by Elric   text 9 comments (last - saturday january 04, 2014 - 17:37)
Lobby your TDs on the immediate need for legislation to give effect to the X case

Take action and ask your TD to make legislation for the X Case a priority for the government. Your action will make a difference to ensure that we do not have to wait another 20 years for legislation to implement the constitutional right to an abortion in cases where the life of the mother is at risk. TDs need to hear from the 79% of the population who believe abortion should be available in certain circumstances. Thank you for your support!

Send emails to your TDs here: http://www.nwci.ie/takeaction/ ... read full story / add a comment
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