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All the latest news posted to Indymedia Ireland's open publishing newswire. Indymedia Ireland is a collectively run media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth, offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage of Ir



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Dublin Canals Action Day - Sat 21st April

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:12:55 +0100

(image) Dublin Canals Action Day - Sat 21st April

The 2018 Dublin Canals Action Day will be held on the 21st of April. We would love to have you join us. Sign up below for more information.


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150 trade unions, parties, NGOs and faith groups call on EU to stop funding Israeli arms companies

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:27:48 +0100

(image) Posted belatedly
Today (17th April), on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners, more than 150 European trade unions, political parties, human rights organizations and faith groups from over 16 European countries issued a call urging the EU to uphold its legal responsibilities and exclude Israeli military companies from EU Framework Programs.

This call – accompanied by an explainer video – comes at a time when at least 35 unarmed Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli snipers during three weeks of protests at Gaza’s border with Israel.


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Palestinian Freedom Conference: Overcoming the Ongoing Nakba (May 12th & 13th)

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:59:44 +0100

(image) Palestinian Freedom Conference - Overcoming the Ongoing Nakba
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 2018 – Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian #Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Trade Union Friends of Palestine and BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights are honoured to host an inspiring and action-focused weekend of talks from important voices in the Palestinian struggle for Freedom, Justice and Equality.


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Condemnation of Overnight Attacks Carried out by Western Powers in Syria

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:12:11 +0100

Joint Statement by Peace and Neutrality Alliance and by World Beyond War
The Peace and Neutrality Alliance along with World Beyond War condemns unreservedly the overnight attacks carried out by Western powers on the Syrian Arab Republic.

The pretext for this offensive is that a chemical weapons attack has allegedly been carried out by the Syrian Government and that international law banning prohibiting chemical weapons must be upheld. Given that the bombing of a sovereign state is itself a violation of international law, we are being asked to believe that international law must be broken in order that it be upheld -- a manifest absurdity.



MDEG Publishes Wildlife Protection Leaflet

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:20:31 +0100

(image) Publication Marks Anniversary of Gougane Barra Inferno
The Macroom and District Environmental Group have published a new leaflet aiming to protect wildlife in Ireland.


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Protecting Wildlife in Ireland from Hedge Cutting and Gorse Burning

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:47:37 +0100

(image) Information on habitat destruction, wildlife laws & emergency numbers
As printed 2018 edition


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Letter to Ecuadorian Embassy re Julian Assange

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:24:35 +0100

Whistleblower's human rights denied
(On 28 March the new Ecuadorian government and its President cut off all use of the internet from Julian and forbade him all future visitors. His friends have rallied and are asking all who care to protest and work on his behalf. The letter below explains itself)



Sustainable travel – long term development for Galway’s future : Panel Discussion

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:25:41 +0100

Seven Bar, Bridge Street, Galway @7pm

Chairing the discussion will be Lorna Siggins, Western and Marine Correspondent with The Irish Times and the panel will include:

Catherine Connolly TD
Padraic O’Donoghue Chartered Engineer, Professor of Civil Engineering at NUIG
Shane Foran, Galway Cycling Campaign Policy and Research Officer and representative on Galway City Community Network
Brian Connolly, Regional Manager, Bus Éireann




Fusion Sundays

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 21:25:08 +0100

(image) World Culture Market
World Culture Market with a family friendly atmophere

www.fusionsundays.ie


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Eir redundancies confirm failure of telecoms privatisation

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:42:14 +0100

Press Release - Workers Party -12th April 2018
The Workers’ Party has said that the scale of voluntary redundancies announced today (Thursday) by Eir, are further proof of the failure of privatisation in the telecoms sector.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Workers’ Party Cllr. Éilis Ryan said:
“The redundancies at Eir are just further proof that privatisation of Telecom Éireann was only ever about one thing – reducing the quality and number of jobs in the company.

“Eir’s workforce today is around 3,000 workers. This is less than a quarter of Telecom Éireann’s pre-privatisation workforce. A public utility was privatised for the profit of others, and workers’ jobs were decimated as a result.”



The Agenda of the US Staged Chemical Attack in Syria and the Skripal Chemical Poisoning in UK

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:23:37 +0100

(image) Lets be clear the chemical attack last week was not done by Syria. It would make absolutely no sense. They have already more or less beaten the US/Uk/France (via Saudi proxies) backed ISIS terrorist group with the great help of Russia. Besides Syria destroyed all their chemical weapons a few years back under the watchful eyes of international agencies. So why on Earth would they bring the wrath of the world upon themselves. They are not that stupid. No this chemical attack like the other ones, is done via the terrorist cells (-trained, financed and armed by Western powers through local proxies) - against the "moderate terrorists" and ultimately arranged by their sponsors which is as US, UK & France, the very same states crying crocodile tears about human rights when they regularly bomb countries and people for "human rights". Even now as they screech in unison about this staged attack by them blaming it on the Syrians they have absolutely zero interests in the lives of the people in question. Even the most unobservable person can see it is used merely as a pretext to their agenda. That agenda however is not just to take action and drop bombs as always but something bigger and it is brilliantly outlined in the article written back before this latest fiasco where intelligence had already revealed that the US/UK were planning this latest attack. In short the agenda is to link the clumsy chemical poisoning of Skripal with the Syria chemical attack. The plan was simple. Russia is a monster for using chemical poisoning (except they didn't) and so is Syria too (except they didn't) and they are friends. Therefore Russia should be expelled from the 5 member UN security council and if that could be pulled off then the US/UK & France could safely ignore China and the "Western Free World" would have a free hand to bomb and intimidate who they like. You see the problem is the USA is in debt and technically should be insolvent but because the dollar is the global reserve currency backed by threat of US military, special forces and colour revolutions no-one dares challenge it except of course the Russia-China axis. Nevertheless USA had it's day in the sun and their power is declining. The UK think they can re-establish their colonial relationship and presumably they would be the dominant partner and need to hang on the coat tails of the USA to achieve their aims. Even though the USA is clearly the bigger of the two, the UK are much better at this game than the US could ever hope to be, hence the confidence they can successfully use them.


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NO to an EU Army - Peoples Movement Protest

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:16:28 +0100

(image) Please join us at Dail Eireann, Kildare St on Thurs April 19th at 1pm to highlight the rapid development of an EU army without any public debate.

Placards will be provided


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Palestinian journalist dies of wounds sustained in Gaza border clashes

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 07:11:25 +0100

Yaser Murtaja, a Palestinian journalist has died after succumbing to wounds he sustained during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories.



Some Sensible and Logical Analysis to the Skripal poisoning case and Others

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:02:03 +0100

The Western Corporate and State media has been saturated for the past month or so over the Skripal poisoning case of an ex Russia intelligence officer and his daughter. The level of hysterical reaction is enough to make you sit up and realize there is a lot more going on here and there is some kind of agenda being sent and it is clearly part of the relentless ongoing Russia phobia and hating campaign that we have all had to bear with over the last few years and particularly so since the US sponsored Neo Nazi coup in the Ukraine in Feb 2014 and then the nerve of the Russia army to be invited into Syria by the Syria government and their near total elimination of the US-UK-France backed ISIS terrorists injected into Syria (via Saudi Arabia and Turkey before the latter's turn away from US) to push their own agenda to destroy regimes not compliant to the West.


In this analysis below from "The Saker" he uses simple logic to completely show the absurdity of the claims of the UK government regarding the Skripal case although in a more wider context. It is quite clear to anyone with a few brain cells that this is part of a deep state operation.




Under the Gun in Ireland 1983

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 22:32:06 +0100

An Irish American's Visit To the North of Ireland in 1983



Screening Of 'Tierra Madre' (2009)

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 10:31:58 +0100

Dublin Film Qlub Season 8
'NO VICTIM: LGBTQ Experience Around the World'

continues with the screening of...



Cork Unity 1916 Rising Commemoration

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 16:08:20 +0100

Cork Unity 1916 Rising Commemoration will take place in St. Finbarr's Cemetery, Sunday 1st April 2018.



AFRIN IS NOT ALONE! WORLD DAY FOR AFRIN MARCH 24

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:33:18 +0100

An International Day of Global Solidarity has been called for Afrin, Rojava, Saturday, March 24… Make noise… so that together we can say its long past time when lunatic dictators with an addiction to power and violence can hold half the world to ransom...



Red faces in governments around the world after Cambridge Analytica dirty laundry comes to light

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:49:27 +0100

Red faces in government circles as UK and Kiev government use of Cambridge analytica, the company who "stole" (or bought?) data from 50 million facebook accounts, comes under scrutiny



RSF Dublin Easter 2018 events.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:31:07 +0100

(image) Three RSF events will take place in Dublin this Easter weekend.
O'Connell Street, Crumlin and Deansgrange.


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