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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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national / elections / politics / other press Sunday October 02, 2011 16:25 by Groucho Marx   text 19 comments (last - sunday october 16, 2011 15:37)   audio 1 audio file
Eoghan Harris tried to run the 1997 election through Derek Nally, former head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors. He tried to destroy the Mary McAleese campaign by using Nally. That is where Harris's description of McAleese as a 'Tribal Time Bomb' came from. The bomb blew up in Harris's face when Nally found out. He ditched Harris and his political playmate, John Cadden, when he found out that he was a patsy. Nally was an unusual policeman who challenged the Garda 'Heavy Gang' in the 1970s.

The info is here:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/81368

Today, Harris wants to run the election through Gay Mitchell, see:
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national / elections / politics / news report Thursday September 22, 2011 09:16 by Audi O Murphy   text 23 comments (last - saturday october 08, 2011 11:33)   audio 7 audio files
Two successive days of entertaining radio as the motley crew opposing Martin McGuinness (Michael McDowell, Fintan O'Toole, Ed Moloney, Gregory Campbell, etc) get their act together.

Fintan and Ed have difficulty debating. On Tuesday (Sept 20) on the Pat Kenny Show, Ed Maloney refused to appear with Danny Morrison. That was after imposing the same conditions on the BBC. A very important fellow is Ed, who likes to be able to chose who is good enough to appear alongside his elevated self.

An even more important person is Fintan O'Toole, who, after a long innings on Radio Ulster's Stephen Nolan Show (September 21), took up his ball and ran. He was unable to persuade the great unwashed) to be quiet while the great one droned on uninterrupted.
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national / elections / politics / news report Sunday September 18, 2011 00:07 by Ruaidhrí O' Conghaile   text 41 comments (last - friday october 07, 2011 23:47)   audio 6 audio files
It was announced earlier today that Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is set to run for the office of Uachtarán na hÉireann, President of the Republic of Ireland.

The former Provisional I.R.A leader has said that he will run on a broad progressive platform building upon his role in the peace process in the north of Ireland.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 06, 2011 11:32 by Declan Cullen   text 57 comments (last - sunday october 02, 2011 08:13)   audio 1 audio file
With the 10th Anniversary of the events of 9/11 nearly upon us, it is about time that the other side of the 9/11 story is told instead of letting the usual talking heads such as Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield and Giuliani repeat ad nauseum the ridiculous 'Official' story....
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday August 27, 2011 19:00 by T   text 1 comment (last - sunday august 28, 2011 16:34)   audio 1 audio file
See this breaking news interview with War correspondent Pepe Escobar on Russia Today television.

The hostility persists in Tripoli and the Libyan rebels continue the search for Gaddafi, but who is leading the rebels? Who are the beneficiaries of the fall of Gaddafi? What will the blowback be for those in Libya and across the globe? Pepe Escobar, a correspondent for Asia Times, gives us some answers to these questions. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday August 16, 2011 22:45 by Ciaron   text 17 comments (last - wednesday november 09, 2011 16:28)   audio 1 audio file
Over the past week at Giuseppe Conlon CW House in Harringey London, we have recieived calls of concern, and requests for explanations, following the rioting and looting over the weekend that started in our borough of Harringey and extended across London and then to regional towns in England. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Monday May 23, 2011 23:03 by Dunk   text 9 comments (last - tuesday october 04, 2011 13:47)   audio 1 audio file
All are agreed, something amazing is happening right here and right now on this beautiful little planet. And, by Christ do we need it!!! A week ago, even in Spain, there wasn’t too much awareness of what was going on with the M-15 movement, but now, only days later and it appears that a bomb has gone off. Last look on the digital map of places participating in the #SPANISHREVOLUTION gave a count of 650 (yes that’s right SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY) places around the planet expressing solidarity with what’s going on here in Spain, or being inspired to bring the revolution to their part of the world. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday May 05, 2011 15:26 by Declan Cullen   text 19 comments (last - monday may 23, 2011 22:47)   audio 1 audio file
Please examine the attached photos that I believe was used to in relation the Bin Laden death story that was published in the Evening Herald on the 2nd of May 2011.
Do your own research and then make up your own mind about what have been told by the mainstream media. read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday April 30, 2011 22:21 by cropbeye   text 17 comments (last - friday may 20, 2011 10:52)   audio 3 audio files


Metropole Hotel McCurtain st on May 16th at 7pm open meeting to discuss expression of

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national / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday April 05, 2011 09:24 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 62 comments (last - wednesday april 20, 2011 15:14)   audio 2 audio files
Gardaí in Co Mayo have been recorded talking about threatening to rape a woman in their custody. The Gardaí, including a Sergeant, have been prominent in policing protests against Shell’s inland gas refinery. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Friday March 18, 2011 20:02 by Soundmigration   text 1 comment (last - monday march 14, 2011 11:05)   audio 2 audio files
Nazly Hussein speaks from outside the military courts which this afternoon (Friday 12th March) was supposed to address the people the army harrassed and arrested last Wednesday during a brutal attack on those occupying Tahrir Square. Nazly describes how several hundred plain clothes thugs was deployed against people in the square on Wednesday, who set about pulling down tents and beating people up. The army, under the pretence of ‘protecting’ those remaining in the Tahrir then began beating, arresting and electrocuting people within the the pro democracy movement. Over 170 people where arrested, most of whom where later released without charge. Many had been beaten and tortured with electrocution. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / news report Tuesday March 08, 2011 11:03 by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 08, 2011 11:05)   audio 5 audio files
Around 80 people took part in Sunday's annual Feminist Walking Tour to mark International Women's Day. The tour was organised by Choice Ireland, Lashback and RAG and for the first time was confined to the south side of the city, starting at Stephen's Green and ending up in Temple Bar. The audio from the individual stops on the tour is below. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / feature Thursday February 24, 2011 08:50 by T   text 5 comments (last - tuesday march 08, 2011 15:07)   audio 1 audio file
Given it is just days away from the election and a new government, most likely to be led by Fine Gael, many are probably wondering what exactly is the current state of Ireland and what are the prospects for recovery. In short, things are bad and a recovery is very unlikely. There are also wider and bigger global issues and we are unprepared and should be doing something about it now. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Friday February 11, 2011 03:18 by TD   text 31 comments (last - saturday february 12, 2011 19:57)   audio 3 audio files
Egypt's on Fire: The winds for democratic change are strongly blowing in that country to dislodge US/Israeli backed traitor Hosni Mubarak and his Obama picked replacement, Omar Suleiman (also, "Israel's favourite Egyptian", Robert Fisk). Yesterday afternoon in Dublin, Egyptians, Arabs, internationals and Irish people of conscience assembled outside the Egyptian Embassy in Clyde Road, Ballsbridge to give the ambassador and all who care to listen a strong message that Mubarak and Suleiman will no longer be endured or tolerated and both have to go and be replaced with true democracy. Judging from the shuttered and closed blinds of the Embassy windows, denial held sway and the blind eye and deaf ear was being turned to the trumpeting elephant inside.? read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / other press Friday February 04, 2011 09:47 by Fin Dwyer   audio 1 audio file
Episode 6 is the start of a fascinating story, full of twists and turns. Over the next three shows we will see the O Neill kingdom who have dominated the first five shows see their power challenged by the Dal Cais (the family of Brian Boru). This will see many challengers rise and fall as these two families battle it out for supremacy in medieval Irelan read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday February 03, 2011 17:13 by Bethany Survivors   text 4 comments (last - thursday february 03, 2011 22:11)   audio 3 audio files
See previous stories on this issue:
Bethany Home Children’s Graves discovered
Former residents call for memorial - Wednesday 26th May, 12 noon, at MOUNT JEROME Cemetery
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/96739
From Wicklow to Wakefield - a victim of Protestant prejudice and state neglect
Derek Leinster survived to become a trade union convener, a father and a grandfather
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92984

New Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Michael Jackson, spoke on the Bethany Home today. He was interviewed on RTE’s Morning Ireland, 3 February 2010 by Joe Little, RTE’s religious and social Affairs Corespondent.

LISTEN HERE:
http://www.rte.ie/news/morningireland/player.html?20110...h,257
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday January 29, 2011 03:18 by TD   text 15 comments (last - thursday february 03, 2011 13:14)   audio 1 audio file
Yesterday, on the fourth and most violent day of protests in Egypt against Mubarak's 30-year iron fist rule in which at least 20 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured, Ireland's Egyptian community along with people with live conscience from other Muslim countries, activists from the Irish group Act for Palestine and the Irish Anti-War Movement vented their outrage at the ongoing murderous repression of their countrymen outside the Egyptian Embassy in Clyde Road, Ballsbridge. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday January 27, 2011 21:23 by jp   text 9 comments (last - thursday february 03, 2011 13:51)   audio 1 audio file
A short song about what the IMF is all about. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday January 25, 2011 20:19 by gar   text 42 comments (last - friday february 11, 2011 18:23)   audio 1 audio file
Inspired by Tunisian demonstrators, thousands of Egyptian protesters on Tuesday gathered in Cairo and other major cities, calling for reforms and demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, The anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armoured police truck, were chanting slogans against Mubarak, who has ruled the country for three decades.Downtown Cairo came to a standstill with protesters chanting slogans against the police, the interior minister and the government, in scenes that the capital has not seen since the 1970s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRtMZH9Ddm4
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national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 15, 2010 04:48 by Anthony Coughlan, Emmett O'Connell   text 6 comments (last - saturday december 18, 2010 22:27)   audio 2 audio files
We need to know this if we are ever to recover. We need to know who was ultimately responsible for the situation we now find ourselves in, trapped inside the Eurozone when we did not need to join it. read full story / add a comment
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