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600 a Week Dying from Heart Attack in London

In London alone 600 people a week more are now dying from heart attack because they were afraid to go to hospital.
Fear-Fueling Lockdowns Have Caused Gargantuan Excess Deaths Spikes They’re Trying to Blame on Covid-19
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cork / arts and media / event notice Saturday June 29, 2013 16:11 by Yvonne Coughlan   audio 1 audio file
RSVP's song creation installation 'Harmony' at The Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Cork. Friday July 12th 7.30-10.30pm. Once again, all our installations offer a FREE ENTRY opportunity to get involved! Discuss what it means to be Irish today. Voice your concerns within the positive creation of art. Be an advocate of positive action. Come have some fun for FREE! read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 16, 2013 02:46 by fred   text 16 comments (last - friday may 31, 2013 22:26)   audio 1 audio file
Today, for a brief moment, America knows how awful it feels to live in one of the states they have invaded or that they have helped reduce to sectarian nightmares with imported jihadist mercenaries, CIA advisors, funds and weaponry, such as Iraq, Syria or Libya, where explosions like this occur every other day read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Wednesday March 20, 2013 21:15 by T   text 5 comments (last - tuesday april 02, 2013 17:33)   audio 1 audio file
The government is planning to sell off our national forests which are currently owned by Coillte. The plan would be to sell harvesting rights on 500,000 acres out of 1.2 million that they manage. They claim it is worth €700 million although in the Peter Bacon report on Forestry, he puts the true value at €360 million or the equivalent of 3 days of government expenditure. Bacon said: "economic rationale for the proposed sale of harvesting rights no longer stands up and cannot be justified." and that he further concluded it would actually cost the state €1,300 million to sell the harvesting rights of Coillte due to various liabilities. The report says that the forests should be developed further as a public resource. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 22, 2013 21:47 by Spade Speaks   text 12 comments (last - saturday february 02, 2013 11:16)   audio 1 audio file
Few things are more dangerous to a nation’s citizenry than when its leaders decide to turn on their own or selected groupings of their own people (and Jewish people should especially understand this). Tyrannical governments should be feared far more than various types of weapons—especially when tyrants have no or few restrictions on their own selection of weapons. The progressive idea of the 2nd Amendment was the notion that common people can have the right to defend themselves against tyrannical governments (including and especially when their own choose to turn on them—which has happened all throughout history). THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND ITS CURRENT DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL DOES NOT WARRANT TRUST ENOUGH FOR THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY TO HANDOVER GUNS TO THIS CORRUPTED STATUS QUO.
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international / arts and media / other press Friday October 05, 2012 17:57 by Revolt Video   text 1 comment (last - friday october 05, 2012 19:41)   audio 1 audio file
This is our pilot show for the Revolt Radio Series, they will be released in a as is and on the fly manner as we can.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday October 05, 2012 13:27 by Tina Becker   text 9 comments (last - saturday october 13, 2012 23:02)   audio 1 audio file
Norman Paech, a prominent member of the German left party, Die Linke, has joined others in withdrawing his support for the Iran Tribunal after approaches from supporters of Hands Off the People of Iran, reports Tina Becker. This is an edited version of an article recently published on the website of the German magazine Hintergrund1

The Iran Tribunal continues to divide the Iranian left. Yassamine Mather’s articles in the Weekly Worker have been hotly debated in Iran, across Europe and the United States. Since she started to expose the links of the organisers to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a number of organisations and individuals have withdrawn their support. Other groups and parties have split over the issue.

It is therefore timely to take a closer look at the tribunal, its gestation, its corruption - and the fallout from Hopi’s scathing criticism.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday April 17, 2012 11:03 by Vetarans for Peace UK   text 4 comments (last - tuesday april 24, 2012 08:33)   audio 1 audio file
Veterans for Peace UK held its inaugural meeting on Easter Sunday. 11 veterans attended the meeting. The meeting was started with the reading of The Statement of Purpose. We then had an extended check in where there was a good exchange of experiences.
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national / arts and media / news report Saturday March 24, 2012 19:13 by Randy Tail   text 8 comments (last - monday march 26, 2012 19:41)   audio 2 audio files
Another thread speculated that recent attacks on RTE by the Sunday Independent were due to a generalised attack on the public sector, on relatively independent journalism in the publicly owned RTE during a period of recession, on disappointment at the election of Michael D Higgins and defeat for the right wing entrepreneur, Sean Gallagher (and the part played by RTE in exposing Gallagher). That story is here:

Sunday Independent that defended Bertie Ahern - on anti RTE, President Michael D Higgins, crusade
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/101574

There could be more to it than that. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Tuesday March 13, 2012 23:40 by Taking the blue pill   text 25 comments (last - monday april 16, 2012 22:52)   audio 1 audio file
For the past six months and longer once Libya had fallen to the NATO sponsored 'rebels', we have faced a continuous media onslaught about Syria with reports of protests, shootings, killings, attacks, bombing and so forth. The backdrop to the narrative is that this is part of the Arab Spring which started last year and it is a good thing overall. So many people are probably wondering what really has been happening, given that this is the same media that was cheer leading the Iraq war almost 10 years ago even though at least a million+ are now dead as a result. And yet somehow they want to imply that they are doing the right thing now. We should also recall that this is the same media that is promoting austerity and encouraging us to accept the blame for the mad years of the bubble and as a consequence we should pay up the €90 billion bailout and in the process see all the state services stripped to the bone. They are presenting the uncomplicated truth surely read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / news report Monday March 12, 2012 12:50 by Benito Mussolini (Sean Gallagher loolalike division)   text 21 comments (last - sunday march 18, 2012 18:59)   audio 1 audio file
Sean Gallagher is about as useful to Irish society as the cartoon behind his picture and his presidential policies had the same substance as the sugary drip he is sucking.

RTE is the victim of a political scam artist who sold his story (for how much?) to the Sindo. This chicken (shit) farmer who tried to scam nearly 60,000 Euro is now trying to scam the public. It is all a big ball of smoke. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday March 11, 2012 11:59 by Auntie Propaganda   text 9 comments (last - monday march 12, 2012 18:29)   audio 1 audio file
Predictably, the Sunday Independent goes to town today against RTE over the demise of its favoured candidate Sean Gallagher in the November 2011 Presidential election.

There is a non-story on the front page:

Pat McGuirk: 'RTE wanted me to gun down Gallagher'
RTE claims whistle-blower 'was happy with his Frontline experience'
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/rtes-statement-...tmlpo

But read the RTE response:

RTE's statement: 'McGuirk expressed his happiness with programme experience in fulsome terms'
RTE's statement on Pat McGuirk and 'The Frontline' presidential debate
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/rtes-statement-....html
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dublin / housing / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 16:28 by Andrew interviews Cat & Moira   audio 1 audio file
On Saturday 28th January Unlock NAMA opened an occupied building in the center of Dublin for a day of lectures about NAMA, Ireland's 'Bad Bank.' The event was cut short by a large number of police who turned up and ordered them out of the building. In this 40 minute interview Andrew Flood interviews Cat & Moira from Unlock NAMA about the occupation, what NAMA is and what Unlock NAMA demands. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday January 28, 2012 14:16 by Catherine O'Dea   audio 1 audio file
Free Laughter Yoga in City Centre: Wednesday 8th February at 5 pm in Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2.

To book a place e-mail Catherine at “info@dublinlaughteryoga.com”.

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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday January 28, 2012 13:45 by Catherine O'Dea   audio 1 audio file
Free Laughter Yoga in City Centre: Wednesday 8th February at 5 pm in Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2.

To book a place e-mail Catherine at “info@dublinlaughteryoga.com”.

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dublin / history and heritage / event notice Sunday January 08, 2012 23:35 by Edward S Moody   text 7 comments (last - wednesday february 01, 2012 17:31)   audio 1 audio file
History Ireland Editor Tommy Graham will chair a Hedge School debate

National Library of Ireland (Dawson Street). 11 January 2012, 7pm

The War of Independence: ‘four glorious years’ or squalid sectarian conflict?
with David Fitzpatrick (TCD), John M. Regan (Dundee), Eve Morrison (TCD) and John Borgonovo (UCC) read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / news report Saturday January 07, 2012 18:03 by Terence McSwiney   text 13 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2012 01:30)   audio 2 audio files
Very interesting discussion on Today PK (RTE Radio One) of how media misinformation, most of which originated during the 1981 H Block hunger strikes resurfaced during the release of state papers in 2012. Allegations that: - Bobby Sands told the Pope's representative that he would come off the hunger strike; - that Raymond McCreesh's family forced him to remain on hunger strike; - that the British agreed the substance of the prisoner's demands between the death of the fourth and fifth hunger striker; are discussed, by journalist Eamon Mallie, historian Eamon Phoenix and 1981 prisoners' spokesperson Danny Morrison. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Monday November 28, 2011 14:19 by Declan Cullen   text 16 comments (last - tuesday december 02, 2014 12:27)   audio 1 audio file
Listen folks, do your homework. Goldman Sachs has taken over Ireland and the Irish Government. Research the people they have put in place around the EU to manage the takeover of other countries. Peter Sutherland ........... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday November 24, 2011 15:14 by pat c   text 57 comments (last - saturday january 21, 2012 10:47)   audio 1 audio file
Hands Off the People of Iran unequivocally condemns the ratcheting up of sanctions on Iran in the aftermath of the much-heralded report of the International Atomic Energy Agency on that country’s nuclear capability on November 8. The report did little more than confirm the assessment that Hopi arrived at some time ago: that at worst Iran may be interested in the so-called ‘Japanese’ option. This is nuclear development that stops just short of the capacity to produce a nuclear weapon - but only by a month or so. But this is something that has been commented on many times before.

Despite the fact that this report contained little or nothing that was new (it was little more than a compilation of UK satellite pictures and the pre-existing reports of the CIA and other western intelligence agencies), imperialist leaders have fallen over themselves to express horror and outrage at these ‘new’ findings: read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday October 22, 2011 18:26 by CB   text 4 comments (last - thursday november 24, 2011 19:07)   audio 1 audio file
On the 15th October 2011 the Ireland Institute on Pearse Street played host to the second annual Raymond Crotty lecture, which was sponsored by the People’s Movement. The topic of this year’s lecture was Rancher and Banking interests in the modern Irish Economy and was delivered by Conor McCabe. McCabe’s recent book, Sins of the Father, is an examination of the Irish economy from the Anglo – Irish Treaty up to the present day. http://www.theirishstory.com/2011/10/21/review-conor-mc...ITBIH read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / feature Monday October 03, 2011 01:34 by T   text 48 comments (last - tuesday december 06, 2011 12:54)   audio 3 audio files
NEW YORK TIMES: Updated, 3:35 a.m. Sunday | In a tense showdown above the East River, the police arrested more than 700 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests who took to the roadway as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon. (After a 2 week corporate media blackout, #occupywallstreet direct action is now front page news) read full story / add a comment
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