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dublin / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Saturday April 22, 2006 16:28 by Liam Mullen   text 6 comments (last - tuesday march 25, 2008 23:52)
A revenue source has claimed that hundreds of taxi drivers are deserting their jobs, rather than submit to rigorous audit checks being carried out by the Department of Revenue. Rogue drivers have been amassing undeclared income, and under new tax clearance rules established by the regulator when the industry was deregulated, many are falling prey to the new tightening of regulations. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Tuesday April 18, 2006 18:32 by Barney Hartnett - ATGWU RMA Dublin Branch


Irish Senior Citizens Parliament Conference
21st and 22nd April 2006.
Address: C/o Ms Mary Shop, Ballymun SC, Ballymun, Dublin 11
National/ Irish Socail Forum/ Event Notice
BARNEY HARTNETT - AMALGAMATED TRANSPORT AND GENERAL WORKERS UNION -
RETIRED MEMBERS DUBLIN BRANCH.
 

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ESF Athens May 2006 Poster
dublin / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Tuesday March 28, 2006 23:42 by Barry Finnegan   image 2 images
It is being organised by the people who did the work to put on the 1st and 2nd Irish Social Forums in 2003 and 2004 and its called the Dublin Social Forum (DSF). If youre into saving the environment, establishing gender equality, getting the debt dropped, facing down racism, dismantling/smashing capitalism, rebuilding our communities, ending war ... then I think you should come. In other words for those who oppose the violent racist sexist war-waging community-destroying public-service-selling ecocide of a neoliberalist capitalist system and its processes of globalisation, there must be some way that we can meet each other publicly, and this forum is one way to meet.

[Scroll to the end for this months DSF title, venue, details, egroup, etc.]

WHY SHOULD ONE GO?

I firmly believe that politically and environmentally there is too much at stake for us not to engage each other, I firmly believe that one way to do this is through active participation in an open political forum and that in this forum we can create an atmosphere where we can learn what opposing neoliberalism means to others like us but not necessarily the same as us, in this forum we can learn from each other so as to better understand the world around us, and to build trust and action to co-ordinate and strengthen our various struggles for the betterment of all.

Part of the demand for such a monthly antineoliberalist forum springs from the observation that sectors of the antineoliberalist movements, be they trade union, development, hard-left, environmentalist, libertarian, gender, human rights, community, etc, tend to meet just themselves at their own meetings, protests and conferences, and that one of the things we need collectively, is a challenging open space, a forum to learn from each other, to try to convince each other to support each others perspectives and campaigns, to build alliances for specific campaigns and issues, and to perhaps learn to work together better for the collective benefit of all our struggles ... or indeed to clarify the issues on which we disagree. read full story / add a comment
dublin / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Tuesday March 07, 2006 22:30 by Womym
A conference to celebrate women's voices and women's activism locally and globally, for long-time and new activists in the women's movement in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
dublin / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Thursday March 02, 2006 20:07 by Barry Finnegan
Despite the goodwill towards the ISF, throughout 2005 there was a quite limited number of activists willing to put in all the work required to stage big one to three day type Social Forums. In light of this, activists involved with the working groups of the Irish Social Forum in 2003 and 2004 have proposed to focus on the local: the Dublin Social Forum, and to hold the event monthly and in the evenings. 30 people may come, or 150, well see! [Dates of first one and next DSF meeting are below.] read full story / add a comment
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international / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Saturday February 18, 2006 02:42 by Joe Carolan   text 11 comments (last - monday february 20, 2006 17:46)   image 1 image
THOUGHT THIS MIGHT GIVE YE A LAUGH BACK HOME!-

A good way to get used to indymedia is with "Indymedia Bingo" once you can cross off all the squares you should know the site pretty well; finding a chicken liberation article is really easy, which is why you need 3 before you can yell bingo. an American conspiricy article is harder- Hint: it most likely wont be posted as an article, but as a comment on a totaly unrelated article. The other squares such as "Happy Vally Protesters" and "Dogmatic Anti-Leninism" are also quite easy. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 15, 2006 23:27 by Liam Mullen   text 2 comments (last - saturday february 18, 2006 15:45)
Perhaps, yes!

However, if Ireland is to establish a press council we should look elsewhere to see what lessons could be learned from such an endeavour. The British press introduced this form of self-regulation in 1953, but Commissions set up to examine the effectiveness of the council were critical.
In their book Power without Responsibility, Curran and Seaton, argue that the council should embody and promote a professional culture among journalists. This would be the ideal, but the reality has proved somewhat different. The press council has been criticised by a number of Commissions, which threatened government legislation, and brought much needed reforms. In 1977, the Commission imposed sweeping changes, which led to further reforms from 1989 to 1990. A new code of conduct for journalists was proposed, but the Calcutt Committee recommended that the press council be disbanded and replaced with a more effective body.
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international / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Wednesday February 15, 2006 00:39 by Liam Mullen
According to a report published by the London School of Economics and written by Joan OMahony, the Pope in his position as Cardinal and head of the Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith knew of the existence of married priests in the Czech church in 1990.
The problem arose because Czechoslovakia was under strict Communist rule for 40 years, and launched a crackdown on Catholic clergy. Under the Communist regime, a secret clergy or underground church developed when Czech bishops took over the clandestine ordination of men whom the state refused to approve for ordination. This was a requirement of the Czech State at the time.
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international / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 14, 2006 22:28 by Liam Mullen
Introduction.
When looking at the reasons why the NGOs might be up in arms when facing the policies of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, I have decided to focus on Trcaire and Concern, two Irish organisations passionately involved in debt relief for the Third World. Concern has been in existence since the Biafra famine of 1968, and has become internationally recognised in the intervening years. Trcaire was set up by the Irish Catholic Church in 1973 as a response mechanism to combat disasters, famines, and to offer aid to the worlds poorest and most oppressed peoples. (http://www.trcaire.org).
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Sunday February 05, 2006 20:33 by Barry Finnegan
The first ISF Working Groups meeting of 2006 is on Thursday 9th February from 7.30 to 9.00pm in THE TEACHERS CLUB, PARNELL SQ., DUBLIN 1.

A few Dublin-based activists who worked with the ISF Working Groups for the 2003 and 2004, 1st and 2nd ISFs thought it would be good idea to hold a meeting, talk about the following points (below) and see where we go from there. If you would like to come, please read the WSF Charter Of Principles first and see if you are interested, available at: http://www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/main.php?id_menu=4...age=2 read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Friday January 27, 2006 20:04 by Barry Finnegan   text 4 comments (last - wednesday february 08, 2006 22:53)
Its been just over a year now since the last ISF so maybe we should have another one this year. There has been lots of activism since then and the movement for global justice [or whatever we are called] has a lot to link up about. On top of that the ESF is back this year, this time in Greece. Is anyone bothered? A crowd of us think that people should get together and talk about it. Here's the proposal:

The first ISF Working Groups meeting of 2006 is on Thursday 9th February from 7.30 to 9.00pm
NB Change of venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB, PARNELL SQ., DUBLIN 1 .

A few Dublin-based activists who worked with the ISF Working Groups for the 2003 and 2004, 1st and 2nd ISFs thought it would be good idea to hold a meeting, talk about the following points (below) and see where we go from there. If you would like to come, please read the WSF Charter Of Principles first and see if you are interested, available at: http://www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/main.php?id_menu=4&cd_language=2 read full story / add a comment
international / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Friday October 07, 2005 00:54 by Roger Eldridge   text 39 comments (last - tuesday october 11, 2005 23:58)
The furore surrounding the publication of research on parental versus institutional child care raises some interesting points other the ones that hit the headlines. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 14, 2005 06:52 by observer   text 18 comments (last - sunday september 18, 2005 10:09)   image 1 image
Events in Belfast over the weekend seem to have been missed totally by indymedia. Despite serious violence and rioting, not to mention heavily armed assault on the police, there is nothing to be found on indymedia. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / other press Saturday June 25, 2005 20:07 by James Sorensen
Review of Renewable Energy technologies for the elimination of the energy crisis and for Real Sustainable economic Development. read full story / add a comment
international / public consultation / irish social forum / other press Friday June 24, 2005 23:18 by Henk Ruyssenaars
It's not only their genocide in Iraq and Afghanistan: in England twenty-two-thousand old people died as a result of the cold last year. In Brussels however, the British PM shamelessly lied about his country as 'supporting a social Europe'. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / other press Monday June 20, 2005 15:15 by Hans Beckman
Review of Sustainable Technologies for eradicating Hunger and for Real economic Progress.
Many Links to organic and sustainable technology web sites. read full story / add a comment
international / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Wednesday April 13, 2005 21:24 by The plain truth   text 22 comments (last - thursday january 03, 2008 15:03)
The unanimous decision by the Derry County Board of the GAA to oppose opening Croke Park to other sports, followed by probable similar decisions by all six northern counties, though not necessarily by the same margin, while disappointing is nevertheless unsurprising. read full story / add a comment
international / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Friday March 18, 2005 00:15 by fresh off the press-   text 9 comments (last - saturday june 18, 2005 12:04)   image 1 image
The First Mediterranean Social Forum will be held in Barcelona from the 16th of June to the 18th of June 2005.

Your attendance is requested.
Your colaboration is requested. read full story / add a comment
louth / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Friday February 25, 2005 14:21 by murphys   text 16 comments (last - wednesday march 09, 2005 12:44)
DUBLIN, Ireland (Reuters) -- They hit the headlines when there were too few. And now the humble spud is back in the limelight ... because there are too many. read full story / add a comment
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