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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday March 12, 2009 21:13 by Alan Davis   text 14 comments (last - friday april 24, 2009 07:59)
The Societies Guild at UCC has twice rejected applications to set up a pro-choice society on campus on the spurious grounds that this issue is already covered by other groups - including in their first rejection the ludicrous suggestion that this was done by the anti-choice "Students for Life". read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday March 03, 2009 16:18 by KarenMcDonnell
Ethical Development Action will be hosting a conference that will be looking at the conditions the saharawi are forced to live in, both in the Algerian refugee camps and in the Occupied Territories of the Western Sahara. Conference will take place on friday the 3rd April.

For more information please email us at edacork@gmail.com or check out the website www.edacork.org read full story / add a comment
Workers' Party members picket Billy Kelleher's office in Cork
cork / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Saturday February 14, 2009 20:19 by John Jefferies   text 2 comments (last - sunday february 15, 2009 13:44)   image 3 images
The Workers' Party today held a protest at the constitutency office of Junior Minister Billy Kelleher who earlier this week strongly hinted at moves to cut the statutory Minimum Wage. read full story / add a comment
cork / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday February 12, 2009 16:22 by Cork HOV   text 1 comment (last - thursday february 12, 2009 17:19)
Hands off Venezuela (HOV) held a highly successful public meeting in the Victoria Hotel In Cork on Wednesday February 11. The meeting posed the question : The venezuelan Revolution: An Alternative to the Capitalist Crisis? Francesco Merli of the HOV international campaign, addressed the meeting.

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cork / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Wednesday February 11, 2009 11:38 by Alan M.   text 6 comments (last - sunday february 15, 2009 19:00)   image 1 image   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
Noel Atkins and Pat Phelan, Waterford Crystal workers and Unite Shop Stewards, travelled to Cork last night to speak out against the attempted closure of the plant. They spoke from the heart as workers tossed on the scrap heap after decades of service. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / press release Sunday February 08, 2009 22:56 by Cork Foodweb   text 10 comments (last - saturday february 28, 2009 10:41)   image 6 images   video 2 video files   audio 1 audio file
Cork is biting back at the recession with a new web-started community which aims to get us outside working together to grow our own food. Cork Food Web imagines a network of community gardens, allotments, urban and rural farms and food parks all over Cork city and county run autonomously by local communities and linked by the shared need to feed ourselves and mind our environment. The website is a ‘social networking site’ so allows users to create their own profile, get to know each other and form groups. In just a few months of existence membership has grown to 154, with members from the city and all across Cork county forming online interest groups, exchanging information and skills and creating events together. read full story / add a comment
cork / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 03, 2009 21:35 by Paul O' Sullivan   text 3 comments (last - wednesday february 04, 2009 19:35)   1 attached file
Account of covering local council meetings read full story / add a comment
cork / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday February 03, 2009 00:45 by Teddy
On Saturday the 31st January approximately 80 concerned citizens demonstrated in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their plight for justice. The group convened at Daunt Square at 1pm and commenced a tour of the city's shopping centres before marching for a mile past Turners Cross to Woodies DIY Store near the Kinsale Road Roundabout. The protest called on the people of Cork to join in the campaign to Boycott Israel and in particular for shoppers to be conscience of what they may be supporting in buying Israeli products namely the recent massacre in Gaza and the persistent violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian legal standards. read full story / add a comment
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cork / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday January 29, 2009 01:46 by gota hope   text 4 comments (last - monday february 02, 2009 19:34)   image 5 images
It was a very wet and windy saterday, in cork . but despite this people were keen to express there outrage at the carnage being inflicted on a unarmed population in Gaza. read full story / add a comment
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cork / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday January 07, 2009 20:37 by Carl   text 23 comments (last - thursday january 08, 2009 18:48)   image 6 images
On a freezing early evening in Cork city a stall was set up and a vigil held to show solidarity and support for the innocent people in Gaza. read full story / add a comment
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cork / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday January 04, 2009 08:33 by Free Palestine   text 9 comments (last - monday january 12, 2009 16:35)   image 3 images
Members of the MacCurtain/Doherty (Cork City) and the W.I.T. cumann of Ógra Shinn Féin attended the Irish Palestinian Solidarity rally in Cork's Daunt Square on Saturday the 3rd of January, as Ógra Shinn Féin continued its campaign to heighten awareness of the situation and to campaign for an immediate ceasefire.

The protest was well attended by a great variety of groups on the left, and there was quite a sizable crowd, bringing traffic to a standstill as they marched up Patrick’s Street.
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday December 13, 2008 19:59 by Joe Moore   text 3 comments (last - monday december 15, 2008 12:54)
December 10th 2008 marked the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) This event was marked across the globe last Wednesday. The anniversary was also marked by numerous events around Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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cork / miscellaneous / press release Thursday November 20, 2008 18:23 by Fianna   text 2 comments (last - friday november 21, 2008 19:34)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams will address young Republicans as they converge in the Rebel County this December for Ogra Shinn Fein´s Comhdhail Naisiunta.

The Comhdhail Naisiunta will take place in the UCC Campus, Cork City from the 5 – 7 December and will also include debate and discussion, attendance from international guests, workshops, a campaign launch, the premier screening of new DVD, a massive Rebel Night and much more.
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Epiphany of the Mulroy Bay II Photo by Calvin Jones
cork / arts and media / news report Monday November 17, 2008 18:30 by sheelaghnagig   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 18, 2008 13:20)   image 2 images


Last Saturday, Baltimore-based artist, Sheelagh Broderick, teamed up with lighting designer, Chantelle Stewart, and a band of volunteer torchbearers, photographers and videographers to light an abandoned fishing boat at Church Strand. read full story / add a comment
Poster for Gathering
cork / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday November 11, 2008 13:07 by Elinor   text 3 comments (last - saturday november 15, 2008 16:23)   image 2 images
All the information you need to participate in the Gathering i.e. Timetable, map, and accomodation info is all under upcoming events on this site please pass it on to any technophobes you know and love ! read full story / add a comment
Fancy Dress for a fancy war - sing-along-a-slaughter
cork / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday November 08, 2008 18:22 by Tom Barry   text 4 comments (last - sunday november 09, 2008 13:37)   image 5 images
Cork Lord Mayor Brian Berminghan (Blueshirt Party) has organised a fun evening in remembrance of Irishmen deluded into fighting for the British Empire. They got sense after being ordered to stop machine gun bullets and after the 1916 Rising. Cllr Birmingham has yet to get his. Hopefully this disgrace to the 'rebel' county will be answered, and soon.

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Fancy Dress in Cork - World War One - it's a killer - what a thriller - fun for all the family
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/89339?comment_limit=0&c...38445
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cork / environment / news report Saturday November 08, 2008 11:25 by Jack Murphy   text 2 comments (last - monday november 10, 2008 13:26)   image 4 images
Peaceful protest against pollution of Irish rivers. Al protest at national Ploughing Championships. read full story / add a comment
A garden make-over for one of Cork 'exclusive' private schools
cork / crime and justice / news report Tuesday October 28, 2008 18:08 by Peter Sullivan   text 9 comments (last - wednesday november 19, 2008 00:00)   image 2 images
A new garden make over for one of Cork's exclusive private school says it all about the Green Party read full story / add a comment
HDMS Vaedderen at Cork's Custom House Quay
cork / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 19, 2008 11:15 by John Jefferies   text 7 comments (last - sunday october 26, 2008 10:22)   image 2 images
For the second time in just over a month Cork Port has been visited by a warship of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), in breach of Irish neutrality. read full story / add a comment
Health Demo, Patrick's Bridge, Cork 18.10.08
cork / anti-capitalism / news report Saturday October 18, 2008 16:38 by John Jefferies   text 6 comments (last - tuesday october 21, 2008 12:38)   image 13 images
Several thousand people took part in a protest on St. Patrick's Bridge in Cork this afternoon to demonstrate against the Fianna Fáil / Green / PD parties budget decision to axe automatic entitlement to medical cards for over 70 year olds. read full story / add a comment
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