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Pluto Press launch new book of Abdullah Öcalan's writings

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:28:08 +0100

April 15 saw the launch of Abdullah Öcalan's new book: The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan - Kurdistan, Women's Revolution And Democratic Confederalism’ published by the British-based progressive publisher, Pluto Press.



How A Car Bomb Works

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:32:46 +0100

(image) HOW A CAR BOMB WORKS


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Irish Writers Open Letter on The Jobstown 18

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:42:54 +0100

(image) To help highlight the case of the Jobstown 18 we are republishing an open letter by Irish Writers.

We write as writers concerned with the impact of proposed jury restrictions in the case of the Jobstown 18 on freedom of expression in Ireland.


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'March for Justice' in solidarity with the Jobstown Not Guilty campaign

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:49:44 +0100

(image) March for Justice for Jobstown Not Guilty tomorrow, ahead of the trial which starts next week. 1pm at Central Bank Dame St in Dublin. Please watch this information clip, share and join the protest tomorrow.


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Irish Neutrality is not Obsolete

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:55:48 +0100

In an article published in the Irish Times on April 8th, the paper's former foreign correspondent Patrick Smith claimed that the concept of neutrality was obsolete for Ireland. In a response published on April 14th John Maguire outlines why that is not the case. ShannonWatch has reprinted his excellent letter in full on their website and it is reprinted here too.



Dramatically rising house prices further evidence of the fundamental failure and incompetence of Fine Gael Housing policy

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:21:48 +0100

Press Release - People Before Profit - April 20th 2017
Richard Boyd Barrett- Dramatically rising house prices further evidence of the fundamental failure and incompetence of Fine Gael Housing policy

Inflated personal debt and further evictions will now compound the already dire housing and homelessness crisis

In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, for the People Before Profit Alliance has said the latest figures showing a continuing and dramatic rise in house prices was “further evidence of the fundamental failure and incompetence of Fine Gael’s housing policy.”



“Now Lawless” – Turkey Indicted Again

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:01:24 +0100

Turkey continues to be indicted for Human Rights abuses
Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)'s report “Turkey’s descent into arbitrariness: The end of rule of law”, released on 14 April last, slammed the Turkish state for its abuse of human rights, its own citizens and in particular, its assault on an independent judiciary, vital for a country to maintain the rule of law with any notion of justice – instead arbitrariness in the application of the law in Turkey has now become the norm, SCF says.



Hypocrisy and Deceit Regarding Fake News and Free Speech from the ACLU is Beyond Chilling and Can No Longer Be Ignored (Amicus Curiae)

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:25:32 +0100

One would think there would be enough intelligent and discerning people within the lawyerly world of the ACLU to have paid some real attention to the actual many and damning Wikileaks (both before the election and after), as well from real progressives like the Sane Progressive Debbie Lusignan, H.A. Goodman, and equally top quality libertarian writers like Justin Raimondo (and dozens of others who have actually been trying to tell truth against the avalanche of lies coming from both the traditional left and traditional right and mainstream media).



Progressive Film Club - Celebrating Trade Unionism and Solidarity - 3 Films

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:56:30 +0100

(image) Dublin’s free political cinema presents it’s April 2017 screenings:
Progressive Film Club - Celebrating Trade Unionism and Solidarity - Saturday 22nd April 2017
Venue: The Ireland Institute, The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

2 pm - Salt of the Earth (1954)
3.45 pm - Where's the Fire Brigade, Daddy?
4 pm - Ditching the Fear (2015)

Admission (as always) is free of charge.


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Activists block gasoline terminal in Western harbour Amsterdam

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:21:26 +0100

(image) On Saturday morning, a group of 25 people entered the terrain of gasoline trader Vitol in the Amsterdam harbour, forcing a suspension of all activities on the terrain. Their message: Stop the export of toxic gasoline to West-Africa – and end the era of fossil fuels.
Report on Toxic Gasoline


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Trainers convicted of “blooding” greyhounds on live rabbits still have full access to greyhounds and other animals...

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:34:40 +0100

(image) A blot on Ireland's shamed greyhound industry...
With the Greyhound Industry Bill due before the Oireachtas in the coming weeks, legislators need to be lobbied to ensure that any greyhound owner or trainer convicted of “blooding” greyhounds be banned FOR LIFE from access to, or ownership of, animals of any kind.



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PEOPLE’S NEWS -Issue No. 165 - 8th April 2017 - How Banks are Avoiding Tax

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:29:56 +0100

(image) And lots of other stories too including a look at NATO
Yet another issue of the bi-monthly People's News has been published just last week and it carries an important story reproduced here on how the banks are avoiding paying tax, some at low rates comparable to the Apple deal at 2%.

There are other important articles carried too including a look inside NATO and how it's creeping influence over the EU is growing.

Yet another bank rip-off—facilitated by the Irish government
and
A look at NATO’s web site


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Anarchist Gathering 2017 - Sun 23rd April

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:33:37 +0100

Anarchists are gathering to discuss how we can better organise and fight for a free society.

The Anarchist Gathering 2017 will take place on Sunday, 23nd April, 10am-5pm in the Teacher’s Club (36, Parnell Square West, Dublin 1).



Latin America Week 2017: Building generations of environmental defenders

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:45:23 +0100

(image) April 22nd Dublin - April 24th Belfast - April 25th Galway
What is Latin America Week?

Latin America Week is a range of conferences, meetings, workshops and cultural events around Ireland, focusing on different issues each year in April. An annual programme of educational, cultural and campaigning events on issues relating to human, social and economic rights in Latin America. LAW began as Central America Week in 1986 in order to increase the impact of many separate campaigns and events being organised by a variety of groups. It became Latin America Week after its tenth anniversary in 1996. The overall aim of LAW is to concentrate the attention of the public on Latin America for one week, so as to highlight the justice issues at stake in the region and thus to facilitate campaigning and solidarity actions between Ireland and Latin America.


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Thousands march to oppose water charges on April 8th in Dublin - Report

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:01:08 +0100

This is a repost of a report by the WSM on the Water Charges protest last Saturday April 8th.

Thousands of protesters converged on Connolly and Heuston stations in Dublin yesterday as part of the 9th national demonstration against the water charges. The demonstration was called by Right2Water, the umbrella group of left wing political parties and trade unions, as part of an effort to pressurise the government to abandon their attempts to implement water charges.




Nationwide Vigils to highlight the Ongoing Crisis within our Health Service

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:34:43 +0100

(image) Still Waiting Ireland Health Campaign - Vigils on April 14th @ 5pm
Still Waiting Ireland Health Campaign are holding nationwide vigils to highlight the ongoing crisis within our health service on April 14th @ 5pm

Locations: Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Kildare, Kilkenny, Kerry, Cork, Louth:, Waterford, Dublin, Wexford


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Kurdish Hunger Strikes Intensify Despite Hopes Of Dialogue

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 13:25:03 +0100

Kurdish Political Prisoners on 54 day of Hunger Strike
Kurdish Political Prisoners Hunger Strike enters 54th Day



South County Dublin Council holding 'Open Day' in Tallaght Stadium on Hellfire Project

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:01:56 +0100

(image) Open Day - Friday April 7th from 8am to 8pm
We would like to make you aware of two Drop In /Open Days for members of the public hosted by South Dublin County Council and Coillte on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 at Tallaght Stadium from 8am to 8pm where the "Project Team" will be on hand to discuss the proposed development with you.

Separate opportunities to meet the Project Team are also available for representatives of local community groups. Appointments may be made at econdev@sdublincoco.ie

Maps, Drawings and other Documents Available


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Pub Quiz - Fundraiser in Aid of Save the Hellfire

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:06:07 +0100

(image) Pub Quiz - Fundraiser in Aid of Save the Hellfire

The Save The Hellfire campaign are holding a fundraiser pub quiz in the Goat Grill & Bar next Tues Apr 11th. For details of what the campaign is about see: http://www.savethehellfire.com

Who:
All Welcome

When:
Tuesday April 11th @ 8pm


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Representative Doggett and Senator Whitehouse Introduce Legislation to Close Tax Havens

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:08:06 +0100

Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and ‎Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)‎ introduced versions of the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act in the House and Senate.