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Jan 27th Deadline for Submissions on Govt Bill to Prevent Citizens Objections to Bad Planning & Developments

The government is bringing in legislation that will more or less remove your right to object to various types of planning applications and will give free reign to developers and private companies to do as they please. The new rules would require objections only from established interest groups that are in existence at least 3 years and have more than 100 members for that time. Fees will also be far higher. This means if someone wants to put a motorway outside your door and dig a quarry in the field beside you, or build a windfarm outside your front window, a sewage works over the wall, then you have to have known about it somehow three years in advance, have formed an interest group and have 100 members, not 99 or 50 or 20 but 100 !

Friends of the Irish Environment are calling on citizens and citizens group to make their voices heard during the submission period to make our opposition clear to the State. The rights of citizens to access our courts goes back to the Magna Carta.

Submission can be made until January 27, 2020.
Submission site: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/public-consultation-general-scheme-housing-and-planning-and-development-bill-2019

For more info, see New Planning Bill ‘undermines EU environmental enforcement policy’ ‘Call to Arms’ over Planning Bill 2019

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday July 29, 2014 - 23:37 by wsm   image 1 image
The WSM have produced an article that puts in context the way the Palestinian land has been stolen from them by the Israeli state.

For the size of its population Ireland has seen very large Gaza solidarity demonstrations. It is also one of the few places in the world outside the USA where there has been public displays of support for the Israeli military assault. Internationally there are many variations of this map where activists present to their population what the expulsion of the Palestinians from much of the land they once occupied would look like in a local context. One of our members prepared this but we soon realised its an impossible image to post without some reflection on our own settler colonialist past. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday July 15, 2014 - 00:48 by T   text 3 comments (last - thursday august 14, 2014 - 19:27)   1 attached file
The Intercept -the website setup by Glenn Greenwald and others this week publishes a new summary of intercept capabilities used by the NSA and Britain's GCHQ, this time covering how the intelligence agencies working on behalf of the surveillance state disrupt public discourse on the Internet and seek to control the Internet.

The revelations cover a range of surveillance tools that are used to spy and collect information and as well as to disrupt individuals computers and to attack websites using the very same tools that the same state has imprisoned hackers for. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday June 19, 2014 - 10:17 by ipsc   image 1 image
Trócaire presents an exhibition & multi-media installation featuring photographs and testimonies from Breaking the Silence – a group of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday June 16, 2014 - 22:04 by Jenna Maus
Supreme Court Refuses Argentina Debt Case and Validates Hedge Fund Predatory Behavior. The US Supreme Court denied Argentina's appeal for a hearing today, leaving intact a lower court ruling that validates predatory behavior targeted towards countries in financial distress. The high court also denied a related appeal on behalf of the more than 92% of bond holders who had accepted Argentina's restructuring deal. In a final blow, the court also decided that hedge funds can access information on where Argentina holds financial assets around the world. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), legitimate Wall Street investors and the US government had sided with Argentina because of the case's impact on debt restructuring, poor country access to credit and global financial stability. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday May 30, 2014 - 00:32 by KM   video 1 video file
The Kiev Juntas mercenaries are adept at killing unarmed civilians and wounded soldiers but now they are suffering setbacks. 80 members of the fascist militia "National Guard" were captured by self-defense forces in Lugansk and a junta helicopter was shot down near the city of Slavyansk, killing Fourteen servicemen, including a major-general, Vladimir Kulchitsky. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 29, 2014 - 22:53 by Dave Moore   image 1 image
Eden College, one of Ireland's biggest private colleges and which until recently trumpeted former Minister for Education Batt O'Keefe as its President, abruptly shut up shop at the end of last week, laying off its staff. ICOS has been busy dealing with the fall-out. ... read full story / add a comment
meath / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday April 28, 2014 - 23:29 by Save Navan Hospital
The Save Navan Hospital campaign are organising a protest to vent their anger at the proposals to downgrade the Accident and Emergency department at Our Lady’s Hospital following a meeting last week attended by over 100 people.

Local campaigners fear they have just over a year to save Navan’s emergency department following a clear indication from senior HSE management two weeks ago that the facility will be relocated to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda next year
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday April 02, 2014 - 19:23 by Jim O'Connell
OUR WATER IS NOT FOR SALE!
Public Meeting
Featuring:
Bolivian Water Campaigner
MARCELLA OLIVERA
Maldron Hotel
John Redmond St. Cork
Thurs 3rd April 8pm
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday March 25, 2014 - 13:03 by KM   text 3 comments (last - tuesday march 25, 2014 - 23:35)
Looks as if the Ukrainian fascists are starting to outlive their shelf life. Just like the Brownshirts in The Night of the Long Knives they will be cut down by their masters. The hunter gets the bird, the dog that retrieves it gets a pat on the head, in the end a bullet in the head. Videos at he link below.

Notorious Ukrainian right-wing militant leader Aleksandr Muzychko, also known as Sashko Bilyi, has been shot dead during a police raid against his gang, confirmed Ukraine’s Ministry of Interior.

Muzychko was killed in Rovno, western Ukraine, where he coordinated actions of local groups belonging to the nationalist Right Sector movement. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday March 16, 2014 - 14:26 by KM
They don't just look like like fascists, they don't just trample on Democracy and suppress National Minorities. No! The Ukrainian fascists are also intent on driving Jews from the Ukraine. RT reports on the growing number of incidents. There is also a video at the link. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Saturday March 15, 2014 - 13:57 by KM   text 7 comments (last - thursday march 20, 2014 - 23:00)   video 1 video file
The situation in the Ukraine is worsening with fascist bands on the advance everywhere but in the East they are being repulsed. We live in a Looking Glass world where truth is inverted and Russia and Ethnic Russians in the Ukraine are portrayed as he aggressors.Here is a round up of recent stories. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday February 23, 2014 - 22:53 by Fracking watch
Attention Globalfrackdown family Here is the last news from Zurawlow, Poland, please forward it, also to all the journalists you know directly: Call for the direct support of in Zurawlow, Poland: Chevron plans to stop the protest by force on Monday February 24. The farmers have stood their ground for nearly 300 days! PROTEST SUPPORTERS AND VIDEO MAKERS ARE NEEDED! After almost 300 days, the longest in the history of post-war Polish protest of residents and inhabitants of ?urawlow and other villages of the municipalitiy of Grabowiec need our support. On Monday February 24, against the law and without official permits, the company Chevron plans to step in with heavy equipment onto the concession's Grabowiec leased plot. As usually practiced in such cases, a security company should give a support. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday February 19, 2014 - 11:01 by Julian Assange.   text 1 comment (last - monday august 18, 2014 - 11:56)
Julian Assange calls for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate the NSA, after documents show US spying on WikiLeaks and its supporters.

Today, documents were published from the national security whistleblower Edward Snowden, detailing US and UK spying efforts against the publishing organization WikiLeaks. One document shows that as far back as 2010 the US National Security Agency added WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to a “MANHUNTING” target list, together with suspected members of al-Qaeda. Another shows that the NSA wanted to designate WikiLeaks as a “malicious foreign actor” in order to expand the NSA’s ability to target WikiLeaks staff, associates and supporters. And a third document, from 2012, demonstrates that the NSA’s UK partner GCHQ also spied on WikiLeaks and its readers. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday January 31, 2014 - 14:16 by Events and Publicity Officer   image 2 images
Latin America Solidarity Centre is delighted to invite you to a Members and Volunteers OPEN EVENING ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday January 23, 2014 - 21:52 by shannon-watch   text 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
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday January 21, 2014 - 23:31 by T   image 3 images
This report is republished from the WSM site and covers the recent local uprising in the city of Burgos -north of Madrid, in Spain. There has been no press coverage about it but it concerns the case very similar to Turkey last year, where people were so fed up with local politicians and developers that they finally snapped on the latest effort to rip them off. The protest has now spread to over 45 cities in Spain. We should be learning lessons from these people and doing likewise given the recent scandals here and the ongoing austerity and other burdens placed on people in Ireland and which has brought many people to almost breaking point.

Just over a week ago, if you were thinking of cities in Spain most likely to host the start of a proletarian uprising, Burgos would have come pretty much at the bottom of the list. A sleepy, socially conservative, traditionally ultra-Catholic city in the Northern Castille plain, Burgos was up until now mostly known for its Cathedral and other mediaeval real estate and a local sausage uncannily reminiscent of Clonakilty black pudding. But since the initial clashes between police and protestors in the working class district of Gamonal on the night of Friday 10th January, Burgos has seen nights of continual rioting, a veritable military occupation by riot police, and solidarity demonstrations this week around 46 cities in Spain, including two successive nights of demos in the capital Madrid, resulting in clashes with the police, arrests and injuries. All this supposedly over a plan to redevelop the main road through Gamonal into a tree-lined Boulevard. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Sunday January 05, 2014 - 10:56 by WISE Up   image 2 images
Join Chelsea (Bradley) Manning's Irish supporters along with her family and friends in west Wales for two days of events celebrating Truth. All proceeds will go to the Private Manning Family Fund, raising money to support family members in Wales with the cost of prison visits to Chelsea in Kansas.

As Chelsea’s American grandmother said "If you can’t tell the truth, then don’t bother speaking!"
Chelsea told the truth and has paid with her liberty.

See: http://manningfamilyfund.org/2014/01/04/programme-for-t...fest/ ... read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday December 20, 2013 - 06:02 by Socialist International (SI)   text 7 comments (last - tuesday january 07, 2014 - 13:05)   image 3 images
The Socialist International is deeply moved by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the man who, representing the struggle for freedom of an entire nation, became a symbol for justice, reconciliation and peace for the entire world.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday December 18, 2013 - 19:42 by Justin Morahan   text 7 comments (last - saturday december 28, 2013 - 23:13)
The Arctic 30 who have been under threat of serving long sentences in Russia for their actions to prevent Arctic oil drilling, have been granted an amnesty by the Russian Parliament. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 11, 2013 - 12:32 by Crazy Cat   text 2 comments (last - saturday december 14, 2013 - 00:57)
Yesterday the French Senat passed article 13 of the 2014-2019 French Defense Bill , an attack on freedom and fundamental rights.
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