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World BEYOND War’s fourth annual global conference on the abolition of war will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th, in Limerick, Ireland, and include a rally on the 6th at Shannon Airport, where U.S. military forces routinely pass through in violation of Irish neutrality and of laws against war.
We’ll be marking the completion of the 18th year of the endless war on Afghanistan, as well as the 150th birthday of Mohandas Gandhi.
See list of 2019 speakers at https://worldbeyondwar.org/nowar2019speakers ... read full story / add a comment
Today in Limerick Court, the Irish state on behalf of capitalism and property in favour of its own citizens
and the original ideals of the 1916 proclamation, was planning to use the resource of the state to
carry out 170 home evications throwing potentially hundreds more citizens onto the streets. ... read full story / add a comment
As part of the week of convergence on Open Everything and A Collaborative Economy brought to you by the P2P Foundation, WeCreate and Cultivate there are a series of talks and these are taking place in Dublin, Limerick and in Cloughjordan ecovillage in Co. Tipperary
How can a commons-based collaborate economy strengthen the resilience of our communities?
An exploration of commons based peer production and design with Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation. Participants will gain practical experience of open hardware projects including Wiki House. ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Sunday April 27, 2014 - 19:28 by shannon-watch 1 image
Shannonwatch, in conjunction with The Bottom Dog publication, are proud to host a public talk by peace activist, writer and actress Margaretta D'Arcy in the Mechanics Institute, Hartstonge St., Limerick on Thursday May 1st at 7pm. Margaretta served almost 10 weeks of a three month prison sentence for protesting the use of Shannon Airport by US military, and was only released on March 22. She will talk about her life of activism and the ongoing campaign to rid Shannon of the US military. ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday February 13, 2014 - 21:31 by shannon-watch
As the weeks go by the warplanes continue to go through Shannon and Margaretta D'Arcy is still being held in Limerick prison. Please join us on Friday from 5pm to 6pm outside the prison to demonstrate against this appalling lack of proper justice ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday February 05, 2014 - 23:46 by shannon-watch
The next peace vigil at Shannon Airport will take place on Sunday February 9th from 2pm to 3pm. The airport continues to be used as a U.S. military base, with the full support of the Irish government but not the Irish people. This month we are asking for a large turnout as a mark of solidarity with imprisoned peace activist Margaretta D'Arcy. Margaretta normally attends the monthly peace vigils at Shannon but she has been imprisoned by the State because she opposes the U.S. military use of the airport. ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday January 23, 2014 - 21:52 by shannon-watch 1 comment (last - saturday january 25, 2014 - 20:50)
Demo in Support of Margaretta D'Arcy who is serving a 3 month sentence in Limerick Prison for refusing to remain silent about the US military use of Shannon.
Date: 24th January
Time 5 - 6pm
We plan to keep on supporting peace activist Margaretta D'Arcy as she serves time in prison. And we'll keep on repeating her demand - GET THE U.S. MILITARY OUT OF SHANNON. ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / education / event notice Tuesday April 16, 2013 - 15:02 by Latin America Solidarity Centre
Saturday 20th April -
Venue: TEACH FAILTE - University of Limerick Campus
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limerick / elections / politics / event notice Sunday October 31, 2010 - 16:06 by Limerick Socialist Party 4 comments (last - thursday november 04, 2010 - 18:56) 1 image
Joe Higgins will be speaking in Limerick on Tuesday November 2nd at 7.45pm in Pery's Hotel (Glentworth Street) at a public rally launching the Socialist Party's election challenge in the city. The rally, on "Fighting the Cuts & Building the Alternative" will also be addressed by Cian Prendiville, the Socialist Party's first ever Dáil candidate in Limerick. ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 17:03 by Zoe Lawlor 3 comments (last - tuesday june 01, 2010 - 20:51) 4 images
Over 100 people came out at short notice in Limerick today to protest against the murder of humanitarian aid activists on their way to Gaza by Israel. ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / environment / event notice Friday October 23, 2009 - 10:49 by Liamo 2 comments (last - sunday november 01, 2009 - 14:12) 1 image
The Age of Stupid (2009) is a film by Franny Armstrong, director of McLibel and founder of 10:10, and first-time producer Lizzie Gillett. The Executive Producer is John Battsek, producer of One Day in September.
The film is a drama-documentary-animation hybrid which stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, watching archive footage from 2008 and asking "Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?", referring to the current global warming.
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limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Friday August 07, 2009 - 12:17 by Limerick Socialist Youth 2 images
Socialist Youth are organising a picket/protest at the Limerick Chambe of Commerce as part of an ongoing campaign against pay cuts and in particular the threats to the minimum wage. As part of our campaign, we have been handing out peanuts to people, arguing that we are not monkeys – we need more than peanuts!. The protest, titled “We Won’t Work for Peanuts” is planned for next Tuesday, August 11th at 1pm outside the Chamber of Commerce on O’Connell St, opposite the White House. ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Tuesday August 04, 2009 - 13:34 by Cian Prendiville 2 comments (last - thursday july 30, 2009 - 20:23) 1 image
Element Six/De Beers’ plan to shut their Shannon plant, sacking 370 workers, and move production elsewhere is a disgusting stab in the back of the workers whose hard work has made them billions in profits over the years.
After huge sacrifices, including working part time on the promise that this would save jobs, the company now want to pack up and jump ship, with only a pittance of a redundancy. The entire cost of the redundancy scheme to the company is only €6.6m, about one week’s turnover for the factory, according to the Irish Independent!
Note: This article was written before management started discussing an "alternative" proposal saving "some" jobs, probably only a stay of execution, and demanding much reduced wages and terms and conditions. Therefore, the need for a fight still very much stands. ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Friday July 24, 2009 - 16:33 by Limerick Socialist Party 2 images
The announcement by Element Six that it is to close its manufacturing base in the Shannon Free Zone has been slammed as “a disgusting stab in the back” and the redundancy package was called "derisory", by the Limerick Socialist Party this morning. ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Friday July 03, 2009 - 18:14 by Limerick Socialist Party 3 comments (last - thursday july 09, 2009 - 12:13) 2 images 1 attached file
Every singe day in the last month 33 people were forced onto the dole in Limerick alone. Thats 1,000 people in 30 days. This is a crisis which demands emergency action by the state.
The situation is even worse for young people. Over 3,000 under 25s are now unemployed in this city. Given that there are less than 10,000 people between the age of 15 and 25 living in Limerick, and many of these are in education, the scale of the crisis is far worse than many assume.
The Socialist Party is organising a Public Meeting to discuss these issues, and how we can fight back.
Speakers: Councillor Mick Barry & a young worker
When: 7pm, Wednesday July 8th
Where: Pery's Hotel, Glentworth Street ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / animal rights / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 03, 2009 - 16:36 by John Fitzgerald 10 comments (last - sunday september 26, 2010 - 18:50) 1 image
The finding of three mutilated greyhound carcasses this week at a popular seaside resort (Kilteery Pier in County Limerick) shows just how expendable these animals are deemed by their owners once their performance days are over.
The likelihood that they were greyhounds bred for hare coursing, judging from their build, should serve as yet another reminder that we are one of the few remaining countries that still permit this depraved and viciously cruel blood sport.
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Human Rights Activist Caoimhe Butterly ~ public talk in the Absolute Hotel Sunday 24th May, 7.30pm. All very welcome.
Caoimhe will speak about the reality of life for Gazans in the aftermath of the last murderous attack by Israel and the ongoing siege of Gaza. ... read full story / add a comment
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