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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday September 12, 2012 - 04:16 by Michael O'Callaghan
Please join this non-violent protest to stop the patented GMO potato field trial now underway at Teagasc's Oak Park site in Co Carlow.
Meet today Wednesday 12 September at 11:30 at the Wolfe Tone memorial on the North East corner of Stephen's Green (near the Shelbourne hotel) in Dublin.
The procession will start at 12:00 sharp, proceeding along Stephen's Green via Dawson Street and Molesworth Street to Agriculture House on Kildare Street, where a letter and spade will be delivered to our Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday September 11, 2012 - 13:24 by Gerry Downing 1 comment (last - wednesday october 10, 2012 - 05:00) 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
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 04, 2012 - 14:42 by John McAnulty 3 comments (last - saturday september 08, 2012 - 03:29)
Observers of the north of Ireland are from time to time caught by surprise when the reality of life here contradicts their belief in a steady progress towards normality. Such a moment came outside a Catholic church in Belfast. A 12th July demonstration by one band playing a hate song went viral on Facebook and led to restrictions on further band processions outside the church. The decision of Orange order bands to break the Parades Commission ruling about marching and playing outside the Church was accompanied by unrestrained expressions of sectarian hatred more or less unlimited in the depths of bigotry that were unleashed. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday August 29, 2012 - 22:45 by Dublin Basque 2 comments (last - monday september 03, 2012 - 19:21) 1 image
Arturo/ benat villanueva, a basque political activist, has been living in belfast from 2003 until this year when he went to live in the northern (french-controlled) basque country. He was arrested under the same warrant that a british court rejected previously.
Saoirse do Arturo Benat Villanueva! protest this Monday 3 September 5.30 pm at Alliance Francaise, the French Embassy's cultural centre at the corner of Nassau Street and Kildare Street. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday August 17, 2012 - 10:37 by pat c 2 comments (last - friday august 17, 2012 - 18:11) 2 video files
The Anti-WikiLeaks hackers may be CIA agents, a wholly owned CIA subsidiary or just funded by the CIA. But they certainly advance the cause of US Imperrialism.
They have now set their sights on RT.com and brought it down foe three hours this morning.
RT,com is a vital source of information for activists on many issues from Syria to Iran to the struggles of Julian Assange. Assange presents an interviw show on the RT television station. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday August 17, 2012 - 09:56 by Poster 40 comments (last - wednesday september 12, 2012 - 20:15) 5 images 1 video file
Please watch and share this video report of a solidarity rally in Dublin yesterday with Pussy Riot. Interviewed are the Irish Times foreign affairs journalist Paddy Smyth, legendary feminist Rosita Sweetman, with her balaclavad Holy Mary Mary's, poet Arthur Broomfield along with others. The rally was heckled briefly with a passerby saying that the Pussy Riot women should be locked up and shot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY98sZWxt-w ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday August 16, 2012 - 11:45 by pat c 14 comments (last - tuesday august 21, 2012 - 13:21) 1 image
The British are threatening to lift the Diplomatic status of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to facilitate the arrest of Julian Assange. The law the UK has informed Ecuador it could use in the case is the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987. It allows the UK to revoke the diplomatic status of an embassy on UK soil, which in this case would potentially allow police to enter the building to arrest Mr Assange for breaching the terms of his bail. This law was intended to deal with terrorist situations - not where someone was seeking refuge.
A BBC correspondent said he could not recall a precedent in which the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987 had been used in this way. And former government lawyer Carl Gardner told BBC Radio 4's Today programme legal advisers would be "urging the most extreme caution".
Live stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupynewsnetwork ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday August 08, 2012 - 13:47 by Tony Greenstein 1 comment (last - monday august 13, 2012 - 17:23)
Despite Western hypocritical attacks on Political Islam, the true enemies of Zionism and the Israeli state have always been secular and radical Palestinian and Arab nationalism. The Muslim Brotherhood have often provided a cover for imperialism, as in Egypt. In Gaza, where the PFLP is strong, Israel prefers Hamas to a secular regime (unless of the quisling Abbas type).
Ahmad Sa’adat was kidnapped from Jericho Prison, where he was held under guard by British and foreign forces and effectively handed over to Israel. He was imprisoned for being leader of a group which assassinated the leader of the Moledet-Transfer Party, General Rehavam Zvi. Targeted assassinations are regular Israeli activities but the oppressed are not supposed to indulge in similar actions. Ahmad Sa’dat’s statement below on how negotiations only serve as a camouflage for occupation and conquest are a message for all Palestinian groups and those in the West who choose, despite the evidence, to foster such illusions. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Friday August 03, 2012 - 12:54 by pat c 5 comments (last - friday october 05, 2012 - 23:41) 7 images
Where are the United Nations? Where are the EU sanctions? Why is repression ok in Bahrain? Full text at link.
Bahraini riot police have fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of demonstrators attempting to block a highway. Frequent antigovernment protests have wracked the country since February 2011. Protesters and police clashed in several Shiite villages late Thursday and early Friday, witnesses told AFP. The recent protests are a move by Bahrain’s opposition to spark further street demonstrations in the country.
The ongoing uprising by the country’s Shiite majority, which claims systematic discrimination on the part of Bahrain’s Sunni monarchy, has weakened after multiple mass arrests. At least 50 people have been killed and many more detained since protests began 18 months ago. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday August 03, 2012 - 06:58 by Jose Maria Sison 12 comments (last - sunday august 12, 2012 - 12:30) 15 images
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), condermn in the strongest terms the duplicitous scheme of the US and NATO in instigating, funding and arming the so-called Syrian National Council and Free Syrian Army to seek the violent overthrow of the Assad government in Syria and at the same time pushing a “peace plan” and then a “transitional government” under the auspices of the UN in order to politically outmanuever the Assad government and the anti-imperialist and democratic forces. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday August 02, 2012 - 12:07 by resting camper 12 comments (last - saturday august 04, 2012 - 17:01) 5 images
Day three and things are still looking bad for Shell. Protesters and the Irish bog have the upper hand, with Shell receiving flack and Gardai humbled as crane sent packing. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday July 29, 2012 - 12:35 by pat c 1 comment (last - wednesday august 01, 2012 - 00:58) 1 image
“Four Corners”, an Australian Broadcasting Corporation current affairs program, this week broadcast what amounted to an exposé of the frame-up of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange on allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden. Assange remains inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seeking political asylum from the threat of being removed to Sweden, which would in turn facilitate extradition to the US. ... read full story / add a comment
The Gasyard Feile in association with the Derry BDS Group is proud to invite you to a public talk by Haneen Zoabi MK, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Parliament on Wednesday 8th August in the Unison Building, corner of Clarendon St and Queen St, Derry at 8pm.
This is a rare opportunity to find out directly from a public representative in the Israeli parliament how the self proclaimed “only democracy in the Middle East” truly functions. It promises to be an informative and eye-opening experience, and will afford those in attendance the opportunity to learn about issues relating to both the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the continuing erosion of democratic freedoms inside Israel, including the crackdown on the work of domestic and international NGOs. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday July 09, 2012 - 20:59 by pat c 3 comments (last - tuesday august 07, 2012 - 19:19) 1 image
Where is the UN? Where is Clinton? Where is NATO? Where are the Sanctions? Where are the international conferences in support of the Saudi Shia people? Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy, a dictatorship, but it doesn't bother those who are out destabilise Syria. Actually Saudi Arabia is arming and bankrolling the Syrian fundamentalists.
Two men have been killed in Saudi Arabia during a protest against the arrest of a prominent Shia cleric.
Activists said Akbar al-Shakuri and Mohammed al-Filfil were shot by police while attending a demonstration in Qatif, a city in Eastern Province.
The interior ministry said there had been no clashes with police, and that the incident was being investigated. ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Saturday July 07, 2012 - 15:28 by Eugene Mc Cartan 1 comment (last - saturday july 07, 2012 - 20:34)
The Communist Party of Ireland expresses its solidarity with TDs who operate under the banner of the United Left Alliance and to all members and supporters of the ULA at this time. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday July 06, 2012 - 11:11 by pat c 1 image
" Poster Fish Promotions presents Going Underground. . .
a night of Mod, Reggae and Punk with in aid of AFA Ireland
10pm - 2am Sat 14th July
The Dark Horse Inn
Admission €5 All proceeds go to Anti-Fascist Action Ireland ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday July 05, 2012 - 15:13 by WikiLeaks 41 comments (last - thursday july 12, 2012 - 14:45) 2 images 2 video files
Today, Thursday 5 July 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria Files – more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012.
This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture.
Over the next two months, ground-breaking stories derived from the files will appear in WikiLeaks (global), Al Akhbar (Lebanon), Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt), ARD (Germany), Associated Press (US), L’Espresso (Italy), Owni (France) and Publico.es (Spain). Other publications will announce themselves closer to their publishing date ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday July 04, 2012 - 12:02 by An Drighneán Donn
A film documentary of one of the worst miscarriages of justice in US history. ... read full story / add a comment
This Saturday July 7th, at 5pm Solidarity Books will host the Cork segment of a European speaking tour with Antti Rautiainen, a Finnish Anarchist from Moscow who will talk about the anarchist movement in Russia, its successes and failures. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday June 26, 2012 - 12:49 by pat c 1 comment (last - wednesday june 27, 2012 - 00:23) 1 image
Yes, brought to you courtesy of Obama. Paraguays democratically elected President was deposed in a parliamentary coup. Shamus Cooke explains how the Obama Administration are responsible. Full text at link.
It's obvious that the President's real crimes are that he chose to ally himself more closely with Paraguay's left, which in reality means the working and poor masses of the country, who, like other Latin American countries, choose socialism as their form of political expression. ... read full story / add a comment
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