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Occupy Glengad
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
Outside Gate 1 with the new crosses
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
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday November 08, 2012 - 15:01 by Elric   text 7 comments (last - tuesday november 13, 2012 - 18:21)   video 1 video file
Vid at link. Full interview on Friday on RT.
In an exclusive interview with RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad said he will not leave Syria. Assad also spoke on the calls for armed foreign intervention in Syria, and the possible fallout on the country’s internal conflict and across the region.

“We are the last stronghold of secularism and stability in the region and coexistence, let’s say, it will have a domino effect that will affect the world from the Atlantic to the Pacific and you know the implication on the rest of the world,” Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told RT in an exclusive interview that will air on Friday, November 9.

“I am not a puppet. I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other country,” he said. “I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria,” Assad said during the interview. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday November 02, 2012 - 18:39 by serf   text 4 comments (last - sunday november 04, 2012 - 02:02)
So called Syrian "freedom fighters" claiming to be rebelling against atrocities committed by the Assad government are seen here massacring wounded men on the ground. If that's not an atrocity, what is?
RTE have been reporting in a very one sided manner on Syria, painting these "rebels" in a good light while putting the boot into the Assad "regime" at every opportunity. Our Taniste went on a one sided tirade against the leadership in Syria for 15 minutes of the prime time program recently before going to the UN to urge them to create a no fly zone in Syria. These murdering thugs in this video are the people they are protecting. Tanaiste, RTE, you have blood on your hands! ... read full story / add a comment
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international / racism & migration related issues / news report Sunday October 28, 2012 - 21:22 by Kruk   image 1 image
73 people detained at Immigration Detentions Centres in Bialystok, Biala Podlaska, Przemysl and Leszowola decided on beginning a hunger strike together. It is not the first protest of detained refugees, but for the first time information about a strike reaches the public. In the past, strikers had been put in isolation and punished in various ways, while the public knew nothing about it. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday October 24, 2012 - 01:54 by (A)
What´s going on at the 14th of November? There is a call for a General Strike in several countries and the security services gave a foretaste in the last weeks what they think about it. The radical left in Europe has only one month left to consider something how to operate in this day also in the countries where no general strike takes place. ... read full story / add a comment
Location of the Estelle when news came in
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 21, 2012 - 00:41 by Supporter   text 8 comments (last - sunday october 28, 2012 - 00:50)   image 4 images
The latest in the series of ships to Gaza - the Estelle has been boarded by the Israelis. Initial reports had indicated it was being attacked.

The ship with a crew of 20 aboard with people of eight nationalities was boarded by Israeli forces and forced to sail to the port of Ashdod
In an act violating international maritime law, Israeli naval forces boarded a humanitarian aid ship, the SV Estelle, that was en route to the Gaza Strip bringing humanitarian aid supplies including musical instruments and building materials. These are among the thousands of items still banned by Israeli forces from entering Gaza. ... read full story / add a comment
Figure 1. Pros and Cons for many email providers to a few dominat global providers
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday October 16, 2012 - 20:15 by T   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 18, 2012 - 10:29)   image 1 image
With the closure of Ireland.com free email service, considering the alternatives automatically raises the questions of how safe is our email, who is reading it, what power does it give to those hosting it and when it comes to comes to the likes of gmail with over 400 million accounts, do we have any privacy left and is Big Brother already well and truly established. ... read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday October 16, 2012 - 12:41 by Anonymous   text 2 comments (last - tuesday october 16, 2012 - 23:12)   image 1 image
Occupy Galway anniversary assembly disrupted by Gardai: Yesterday marked the 1st anniversary of the establishment of the Occupy movement in Galway. Between the Lisbrook house refugee eviction protest, the hearing of a spurious courtcase against two occupiers for "chalking", a subsequent spontaneous "chalking" reunion in the square and some heavy handed police action, it was not uneventful! ;-) ... read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Monday October 15, 2012 - 18:09 by Paul Gavan
A number of Home Help workers will be making visits of a different kind this week as they attend a Dáil Debate on Home Help Services. Home Help and Home Care activists who are part of SIPTU’s new “Time to Care” campaign will be attending the two-evening debate on a motion calling on the Government to immediately reverse recent cutbacks in funding for the service. ... read full story / add a comment
Shannon vigil 14 Oct 2012
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 14, 2012 - 20:24 by Peace Activist   image 2 images
Security at Shannon was over the top today as the monthly Shannon vigil took place in the wake of last Sunday's "outrageous" peace action by Margaretta Darcy, who at 78 years of age allegedly scaled the perimeter fence and with Niall farrell carried a protest on the main runway at Shannon against US military use of Shannon airport. ... read full story / add a comment
Lock-on at Gate 1of refinery
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Saturday October 13, 2012 - 00:19 by Shelver   text 3 comments (last - tuesday october 30, 2012 - 18:15)   image 4 images
On Thursday night Shell's efforts to move parts of a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) critical to the Corrib gas project hit another delay as protesters blocked the main gate of the refinery site with a concrete lock-on. ... read full story / add a comment
Gilmore 'Credibility'
international / irish social forum / news report Friday October 12, 2012 - 17:31 by BrianClarkeNUJ   text 2 comments (last - friday october 12, 2012 - 18:19)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today, that parties of the centre left in Europe needed to prove that they had “credible answers” for the economic crisis.

Addressing a conference of European social democrat politicians on "Progressive Governance", the Leader of Labour in the Coalition Government said the European mood has shifted towards the centre left, “But we have to build now, on that success.”
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Turkish Air Force F-16s moved to border.
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday October 10, 2012 - 18:36 by pat c   text 5 comments (last - thursday october 11, 2012 - 21:54)   image 2 images
US forces have been moved to the Jordan - Syria border. NATO says it will "defend" Syria. Turkey moves jets to Syrian border all of the pieces are being put into place for an intervention in Syria by the Imperialist powers and their local clients. Iraq however is not going along with the charade.

Meanwhile the "rebels" continue to target media workers: A Syrian cameraman for a state television channel was shot dead on Wednesday in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, broadcaster Al-Ikhbariya announced. Cameraman Mohammad al-Ashram “was killed by terrorists,” Al-Ikhbariya director Imad Sara told AFP.

The truth about the mortaring of Turkey also emerges. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 07, 2012 - 21:56 by Eoin   text 13 comments (last - sunday october 14, 2012 - 17:35)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Two peace activists from Galway Alliance Against War were arrested on the runway at Shannon Airport today, marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks on Afghanistan. US military and CIA flights have passed via the Irish airport to and from the region since the war began. ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Friday October 05, 2012 - 19:59 by Contaminated Crow   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 06, 2012 - 09:15)
Last week two activists from Bhopal in India came to Ireland seeking solidarity and support for their campaign to force the American transnational corporation Dow Chemical to take responsibility for toxic waste abandoned in Bhopal by Union Carbide, which Dow Chemical took over in 2001. ... read full story / add a comment
#Global FrackDown - Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.Leitrim
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday September 18, 2012 - 15:33 by member of NFI   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 18, 2012 - 17:39)   image 2 images
On Sept 22, 2012, The Global Frackdown Day will unite citizens everywhere for a day of action against fracking and the extraction of onshore unconventional gas. We will be gathering at the Tourist Office, on the Quays, Carrick on shannon at 1pm.

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national / environment / news report Wednesday September 12, 2012 - 01:48 by Dagda   text 6 comments (last - thursday february 14, 2013 - 23:21)   image 1 image
A look at the ongoing GM potato trials in Ireland, the European context, a little bit of history and analysis as well as important information on patent holders.
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Counihan Family
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday September 11, 2012 - 13:24 by Gerry Downing   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 10, 2012 - 05:00)   image 1 image
The plight of the Counihan-Sanchez family has got extensive coverage in the Irish Post and Irish world. Basically a family of seven is facing eviction onto the streets because Anthony, the father, inherited nine acres in Galway and Brent Council decided in January this year that this "capital asset" rendered then ineligible for Housing Benefit. They were issued with an eviction notice for 13 August, which was halted by court action. ... read full story / add a comment
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