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international / irish social forum / news report Saturday February 18, 2006 02:42 by Joe Carolan 11 comments (last - monday february 20, 2006 17:46) 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 / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 15, 2006 23:27 by Liam Mullen 2 comments (last - saturday february 18, 2006 15:45)
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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According to a report published by the London School of Economics and written by Joan O’Mahony, the Pope in his position as Cardinal and head of the Vatican’s 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 / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 14, 2006 22:28 by Liam Mullen
When looking at the reasons why the NGO’s might be up in arms when facing the policies of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, I have decided to focus on Trócaire 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. Trócaire was set up by the Irish Catholic Church in 1973 as a response mechanism to combat disasters, famines, and to offer aid to the “world’s poorest and most oppressed peoples”. (http://www.trócaire.org).
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national / irish social forum / news report Friday January 27, 2006 20:04 by Barry Finnegan 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 / irish social forum / news report Friday October 07, 2005 00:54 by Roger Eldridge 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 / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 14, 2005 06:52 by observer 18 comments (last - sunday september 18, 2005 10:09) 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
international / irish social forum / news report Wednesday April 13, 2005 21:24 by The plain truth 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
Stop the double tolling! read full story / add a comment
louth / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Friday February 25, 2005 14:21 by murphys 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
Dublin Social Forum (DSF) Working Group minutes from post October 2004 ISF and December meetings.
NEXT MEETING: 7.00 to 8.30 p.m., Thursday 13th January 2005, in the Comhlámh offices, 10 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2.
In general it was agreed that the October 2004 ISF was actually more of a DSF. That is to say that the groups, organisations, collectives and individuals that participated and did the background preparatory work were primarily Dublin-based and were not in fact reflective of the global justice movement / anti-neoliberal forces on the island as a whole. In light of this and in conjunction with the learning experience a number of us had in Workshops with Local Social Forums from around Europe during the European Social Forum (ESF) in London last October, we decided to bring the focus down to a more local, Dublin-based level. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Monday December 27, 2004 17:43 by Cathal Campbell-Shaw 56 comments (last - tuesday march 28, 2017 17:47) 2 images
A paper on the subject entitled “The origins of the Irish Travellers and the genetic structure of Ireland” concludes that “the Travellers are undoubtedly of Irish ancestry, due to their proximity to the centroid. Furthermore, the Travellers clustered with several heterogeneous counties in Ireland, including Wexford and Westmeath. Therefore, these data support that the origin of the Travellers was not a sudden event; rather a gradual formation of populations. Indeed, the Travellers probably originated with craftsmen and artisans forced to leave their monasteries (Crawford 1975). Later, their population grew as they were joined by various Irish groups that were forced to leave their homes because of various calamities and political upheavals (i.e. the potato famine and the repression of British occupation) (Crawford 1975). However, the timing of the Traveller origin is not certain and may have predated the historical period (e.g. Ni Shuinear 1996).” read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Thursday November 25, 2004 02:39 by Mary Kinane 1 comment (last - thursday november 25, 2004 11:13)
Two successfully organised Irish Social Forums later, and now where do we stand? Already a debate has begun amongst those involved in the current organising structures around the future direction and vision of the Irish Social Forum process. This discussion is to be continued this Saturday, Nov 27th. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / press release Thursday November 04, 2004 12:37 by Roughan Mac Namara 7 comments (last - thursday june 30, 2005 17:57)
FOCUS IRELAND CLAIMS BUDGET 2005 MUST REVERSE THE DAMAGE OF PREVIOUS BUDGETS AND BEGIN TO BUILD A MORE EQUAL SOCIETY
· Charity calls on Minister to close tax avoidance loopholes that allow some millionaires pay no tax while people struggle to survive on welfare.
· Charity calls for funding for a minimum of 10,000 new social houses next year and an increase in welfare payments by a minimum of €15 a week read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / feature Tuesday October 19, 2004 18:51 by seedot 16 comments (last - thursday october 28, 2004 15:36) 20 images 1 audio file
A report and pics from a weekend in London - covers Camden centre, Beyond the ESF and the Official ESF. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / news report Wednesday October 13, 2004 15:35 by Conall O'Caoimh 4 comments (last - thursday october 21, 2004 14:49) 5 images
Photos from the Irish Social Forum 2004 read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / feature Wednesday October 06, 2004 20:12 by Irish Social Forum 12 comments (last - saturday october 16, 2004 15:47) 2 images
A debate on how best to oppose the forces of neoliberalism and global capitalism – and indeed what to replace it with - is set to be the highlight of this year's Irish Social Forum, which will take place in Dublin next weekend, October 8th to 10th. Another central theme will be racism in Ireland and its role in neoliberalism. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / press release Tuesday October 05, 2004 16:39 by liz curry 1 comment (last - wednesday october 06, 2004 15:48)
Programme of Plenaries and Workshops
by Irish Social Forum Editorial Group - Irish Social Forum Tuesday, read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / feature Saturday September 11, 2004 18:56 by seedot 33 comments (last - thursday september 23, 2004 01:41) 6 images
The summer is always full of sport - the good weather sends us outdoors and between the cycling and the walking and the boating and the wrestling it can all get a bit competitive. But now that Mayday and Bush are behind us, and the summer is ending we move from sport to debate in the flow of the seasons. The Autumn is conference season and the movements generally have their shindigs around now. From Grassroots to SIPTU, from the Independent Media Support Group (c. 25 members) to the British TUC (c. 7 million members) it can be called a gathering or a meeting or a conference or whatever. From the committee rooms, the meetings and.. err.. the meeting rooms of the ongoing social forum process the full shocking story. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Saturday September 11, 2004 11:40 by Tom 1 comment (last - monday september 13, 2004 17:26)
"Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian."
- Emma Goldman read full story / add a comment
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