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offsite link Mass Covid Testing a ?Waste of Time and Money?, MPs Told Tue Apr 20, 2021 20:13 | Michael Curzon
Biostatistics Professor Jon Deeks has criticised the Government's mass Covid testing plan as a waste of "time and money", highlighting that in some areas only one positive case would be found after 10,000 tests.
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offsite link Civil Service Job Advert Confirms Covid Passports Are In Development Tue Apr 20, 2021 18:12 | Michael Curzon
Michael Gove is visiting Israel to study possibilities for a Covid passport scheme in Britain. But new civil service job adverts suggest that the development of both digital and non-digital passes is already underway.
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offsite link Warning About Blood Clots Should be Added to Labels for Johnson & Johnson?s Covid Vaccine, Says E.U.... Tue Apr 20, 2021 17:17 | Michael Curzon
There is a "possible link" between the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine and blood clots, according to the European Medicines Agency. The regulator says that a warning should be added to labels for the vaccine.
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offsite link Ministers Created Confusion by Not Differentiating Between Lockdown Guidance and Law, Police Watchdo... Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:49 | Michael Curzon
Police have not been given enough notice about changes in the law and guidance relating to Covid, about which ministers added further confusion by not differentiating between the two, says Britain's police watchdog.
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offsite link More Than 810,000 UK Workers Have Lost Jobs Since March 2020 Tue Apr 20, 2021 09:13 | Michael Curzon
56,000 Brits lost their jobs last month, taking the total number of losses to 813,000 over the past year of lockdowns, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 15, 2013 - 15:55 by Comyn   text 65 comments (last - saturday march 01, 2014 - 13:41)
Dublin 1913 to Dublin 2013

What have we learned? What changes can be made?

Dublin 1913: It was before World War I, Ireland had negotiated a form of Home Rule/self government but there was inequality with extremes in wealth and poverty, nationalism and British Rule created the environment for dissent and rebellion. James Larkin "Big Jim" represented the low skilled workers and William Martin Murphy, a Catholic businessman represented the newly forming middle class. William Martin Murphy owned the Irish Independent newspaper, and the Dublin United Tramway Company and was making inroads against the power of the former elites.
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday January 09, 2013 - 18:17 by Kate Ferris   text 7 comments (last - thursday january 10, 2013 - 16:36)   video 1 video file
Article 40.6 of the Constitution of Ireland guarantees "the right of the citizens to assemble peaceably and without arms."

Speakers Corner We, The People claims this right.

There's a lot to say right now, a lot to discuss and we need to talk. We need to talk out loud and in public - we, the people.

This is a platform for inspiration, a chance to listen, to argue, to act!

"A rallying point for the disaffected!", as Connolly cried out!
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Anti-fascist Action
international / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday January 02, 2013 - 12:57 by Anti-fascist   text 22 comments (last - wednesday january 23, 2013 - 13:51)   image 11 images
Many groups, organisations and networks are coming together in Athens and call for an International day of action against Golden Dawn and the fascists in Greece.

"We call for international solidarity with participation in Athens demonstration on 19th of January and antifascist action around the world outside Greek embassies."

In Dublin, anti-fascists are meeting at the entrance of Stephan's Green park (top of Grafton St) at 2pm. From there we will be marching to the Greek embassy; 1 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2 ... 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
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday December 10, 2012 - 14:39 by Zionism-Nazism   text 2 comments (last - monday december 10, 2012 - 17:05)   image 1 image   1 attached file
Yesterday an image that is purportedly British street artist Banksy’s Christmas card this year started making the rounds on Twitter.
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Public Meeting: Cuts Breed Racism
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday December 08, 2012 - 20:45 by Memzers   image 1 image   1 attached file
Anti Racism Network

Public Meeting:
Cuts Breed Racism - “Crisis and the Asylum Seekers in Ireland”
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 22:35 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 04, 2012 - 23:15)
How women are treated in Iraqi prisons. Full text at link.

When women in Iraq are arrested, they routinely go through three gruesome phases, starting with humiliation, followed by torture, and often ending with rape. I have received disturbing information from two different, well informed sources: one from qualified social workers in Al-Kadimiyah Women Prison, the other from three national guards officers who worked in the prison. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday November 28, 2012 - 22:20 by Peoples Convention   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 29, 2012 - 21:14)
We would like to invite you to our public meeting in the Central Hotel Dublin. ... 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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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday November 22, 2012 - 15:41 by Anthony Coughlan   image 1 image
This memo details aspects of the McKenna judgement, the Coughlan case, two key legal battles waged by private citizens in the ongoing war for fairness in our media and by our government during Referenda and other government campaigns ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday November 21, 2012 - 03:22 by Diarmuid Breatnach   image 1 image
Leonard Peltier was jailed after a shootout in 1975 in which two FBI and one Native American were killed and he is still in a US prison today -- one of the longest-serving US prisoners. He is now an ill man, suffering from diabetes. ... 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
Savita Halappanavar
national / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Wednesday November 14, 2012 - 13:04 by indyjourno   text 44 comments (last - saturday december 08, 2012 - 07:05)   image 8 images   video 1 video file
Two demonstrations have been called in light of this tragic death
Pro-Choice Ireland have called a demonstration for 6 o'clock this evening Wednesday 14th November outside Leinster House.
Action on X in conjunction with Galway Pro-Choice has called a candle lit vigil for this Saturday the 17th of November beginning at the Garden of Remembrance at 4 o'clock .

UPDATE: "NEVER AGAIN" are holding a protest at the Dail, Kildare Street, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:00pm see HERE

31 year old Savita Halappanavar died last week after being denied a termination after presenting with a miscarriage. Having originally presented at the hospital with a back pain on October 21st, it was discovered that Savita was miscarrying. She was 17 weeks pregnant at the time.

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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday November 12, 2012 - 16:40 by Indy Event Notice   text 1 comment (last - monday november 19, 2012 - 12:16)   image 1 image
RAG Presents: Two documentary films concerning the legalisation of abortion
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Filmbase
Curved Street, Temple Bar, 2 Dublin, Ireland ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday November 09, 2012 - 17:34 by Nick Folley   text 2 comments (last - saturday november 10, 2012 - 00:35)
Some of the ideological reasons why am voting no and asking others to do so, tomorrow. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday November 06, 2012 - 01:11 by Elric   image 1 image
Mike Garde: Ireland's leading cult expert speaks to Theo
Public Event · By TCD Theological Society
Monday, November 12, 2012
7:00pm until 10:00pm in UTC, GMB, TCD. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Wednesday October 31, 2012 - 13:45 by Cllr Pat Kavanagh   text 16 comments (last - monday november 12, 2012 - 01:20)   image 1 image   1 attached file
The Children's Referendum is being held on Saturday, 10th November 2012.. There are lots of YES posters up but it seems few people really know anything about this referendum. What is it about? Indymedia have put this feature together to help people see and access some of the arguments.

The main article here is campaigning for the NO vote but there are also links to other articles which have taken a critical look at the new wording and what the potential ramifications are and these are linked here. We encourage readers to become familiar with them so that they can make a better choice on Voting Day. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday October 29, 2012 - 21:05 by Spartacist   text 2 comments (last - monday october 29, 2012 - 23:15)   video 1 video file
Following two years under house arrest in Britain, in mid-June Julian Assange, the founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Assange is facing extradition to Sweden on trumped-up allegations of “sexual molestation” and “rape” — which boil down to charges of unprotected sex in what were by all accounts consensual relations — but he rightly fears that this is simply a pretext to facilitate his extradition to the US. By granting him political asylum, Ecuador threw a monkey wrench into the process of handing Assange over to the US imperialists, who are intent on exacting retribution against Assange and WikiLeaks for having lifted the lid, however slightly, on the hideous crimes of US and British imperialism. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday October 29, 2012 - 19:33 by dole_drums   text 10 comments (last - saturday december 09, 2017 - 15:25)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The government are currently implementing some rather disgusting changes to the way social welfare recipients are treated. The changes involve orwellian tracking and harassment of people through their mobile phones. These changes need to be resisted, as they are the thin edge of the wedge. Just because you have had no choice but to avail of your legal rights to a social welfare payment to put food on the table, does not make you a criminal and you should not be tracked like one. This is not a police state. ... 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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