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galway / miscellaneous / press release Friday February 06, 2009 12:55 by Volunteer
As the country gears up for increasing economic and social pressures, Ireland is likely to see a rise in campaigning from people of all walks of life. This coupled with the increased awareness of our responsibilities to be active citizens, has inspired two Galway based agencies to join forces in creating a new Advocacy Internship programme.

SpunOut.ie, the Galway based national youth charity and the Community Knowledge Initiative at NUIG are launching the new Advocacy Internship programme to give young people an opportunity to work on promoting activism, awareness and civic engagement in the community and to encourage others to get involved in creating positive change.

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galway / education / feature Wednesday February 04, 2009 21:17 by FEE - Galway   text 26 comments (last - friday february 06, 2009 13:36)   image 4 images   video 5 video files
Statement about protest held in NUIG on 2nd Feb at FF TD Bertie Ahern's visit. read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 02, 2009 18:56 by TD   text 7 comments (last - wednesday february 25, 2009 22:34)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
Last Saturday, members of the Galway Palestine Children's Appeal were "overwhelmed" by the public response to their appeal for humanitarian aid for the children and people of Gaza - expecting one 40ft container to be filled with medical supplies, household goods, non perishable food, clothes and toys, a further two had to be ordered and to ease the pressure, a request was broadcast by the local radio station, Galway Bay FM, for donors to procrastinate their visit to the drop-off point at the Black Box theatre until the delivery of the third container - this morning, at 7AM two of the stuffed containers started their journey of mercy and there is a large stockpile of aid awaiting the arrival of the third.

Including an operating table from Letterkenny Hospital, medical staff in the west donated money and supplies and businesses such as the Galway Radisson Hotel gifted 100 duvets and pillows.

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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday January 26, 2009 20:55 by TD   text 24 comments (last - monday february 02, 2009 23:28)   image 9 images   video 1 video file
Outraged and revulsed at the wanton butchery in Gaza and wanting to do more than wring our hands in impotent empathy, a number of concerned people and activists two weeks ago formed a flying picket and for the last two Saturday's protested outside Galway stores selling Israeli products (and one pro-Zionist fast food eatery), urging shoppers with conscience to boycott Israeli goods and food stuffs until such time - to mention just a few our concerns - as Israel complies with international and humanitarian law, UN resolutions, Fourth Geneva Convention, withdraws from the Occupied Palestinian Territories and dismantles its illegal West Bank colonies

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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday January 25, 2009 18:33 by Socialist Society NUIG   text 86 comments (last - sunday february 01, 2009 17:18)   image 4 images
David Irving has been invited to speak at NUI Galway's Literary and Debating Society. read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday January 18, 2009 16:32 by TD   text 6 comments (last - wednesday january 21, 2009 14:30)   image 10 images
To encourage people of good conscience to boycott Israeli goods and produce, yesterday, activists and supporters of the Free Palestine Campaign picketed nine of unethical companies profiteering from their sale of Israeli foodstuffs, goods and support of Zionism, distributed information leaflets, garnering warm public support and severly embarrassing the Filthy Nine in the process. read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday January 14, 2009 11:39 by TD   text 1 comment (last - friday february 20, 2009 20:50)   image 4 images
With the death toll from Israel's genocidal attack on Gaza now approaching 1,000 and the "international community" standing idly by twiddling its hypocrisy, Galway Free Palestine Campaign in empathy with the Gazans did an eight hour protest in Shop Street yesterday and will continue to do so until the killing frenzy stops.

At least one forthright man is not prepared to mouth the usual inanities about "restraint" and all that nonsense but unequivocally condemned Israel for its genocide: "The number of victims in Gaza is increasing by the day... The situation is untenable. It's genocide ... the Palestinian people have been subjected to subhuman treatment for decades and this (the Israeli offensive) is going to make matters worse." (Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the UN General Assembly)

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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday January 13, 2009 14:07 by Global Women's Strike Ireland   text 2 comments (last - thursday january 15, 2009 00:30)
Since last week women have been maintaining a daily vigil for Gaza in the centre of Galway city. read full story / add a comment
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galway / arts and media / press release Saturday December 20, 2008 15:46 by Over The Edge   image 2 images
The Galway literary events organisation Over The Edge has been informed that it is to receive a 30% increase in its funding from Galway City Council for 2009 and will keep the same level of Arts Council funding for 2009 as it received in 2008. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Friday December 05, 2008 12:06 by Maureen Gallagher
Launch of poetry collection by poet Maureen Gallagher. read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday November 21, 2008 21:06 by GAAW   text 10 comments (last - sunday may 31, 2009 13:37)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
The Galway Alliance Against War marked the 7th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan yesterday, Thursday 20th November and called on the Irish government to withdraw Irish troops from this occupied country. Ireland’s involvement in this conflict does not stop at Shannon airport. Irish officers are presently working alongside NATO forces in Kabul and some of those soldiers are known to come from Galway’s Liam Mellows barracks. read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday November 19, 2008 19:49 by Medusa   text 11 comments (last - sunday november 23, 2008 08:46)   image 5 images
A Shell to Sea meeting in Galway adopted a new initiative, a nationwide petition for the renegotiation of the State's terms of agreement with the oil & gas corporations. Photos T.D. read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday November 17, 2008 19:26 by TD   text 19 comments (last - friday november 28, 2008 12:53)   image 10 images
Last Saturday's information stall in Shop Street was again focused on EU complicity with Israeli war crimes against Palestinians, particularly Gazans; it's almost a year ago now since Commissioner-General for United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, Karen Koning AbuZayd, warned: “Gaza is on the threshold of becoming the first territory to be intentionally reduced to a state of abject destitution,” citing the EU and international community as accomplices in the barbaric siege of Gaza . Despite the fact that the Fourth Geneva Convention defines collective punishment as a war crime, the EU runs empathetically with the hare in condemning such a crime whilst, at the same time hunting, cheek by jowl, with the hounds who perpetrate such criminality. read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-capitalism / news report Saturday November 15, 2008 21:16 by Margaretta D'arcy   text 2 comments (last - sunday november 16, 2008 20:21)   image 5 images
It was great gas in Galway on Friday 14th Nov, exposing the Great Gas Giveaway of 1992, when Bertie Ahern and Ray Burke handed over not only the Corrib Gasfield to Shell Oil but the Erris Peninsula as well. read full story / add a comment
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galway / animal rights / press release Saturday November 15, 2008 11:21 by ALiberation   image 2 images
Debate: NUIG Literary & Debating Society
Motion: “That this house would ban vivisection”

Dr. Roger Yates will be debating at the Literary & Debating Society of the National University Ireland of Galway. In a motion by the Literary and Debating Society, “That this house would ban vivisection.” Dr. Yates will examine the use of animals in human-nonhuman relations, our dysfunctional way of seeing them as property, and our failure to respect their rights. Yates is inspired by the writing and activism of law professor and philosopher Gary L. Francione (www.abolitionistapproach.com)
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galway / arts and media / press release Wednesday November 12, 2008 18:18 by Feardorcha Mac Seanín
Tá trí ceardlanna scríbhneoireachta trí Ghaeilge á reachtail ag Ionad Scríbhneoirí Chaitlín Maude an geimhreadh seo read full story / add a comment
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galway / arts and media / press release Tuesday November 11, 2008 02:21 by Western Writers' Centre, Galway   image 1 image
At an awards ceremony in Galway's Radisson Hotel last night presided over by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, The Western Writers' Centre - Ionad Scríbhneoiri Chaitlin Maude - was one of the three major awards recipients.
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Alex Gibney, director of the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature; Taxi to the Dark Side outside Galway Town Hall during last Summer's Film Fleadh with Peoples Inspection Team and GAAW activist, Laurent.
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday November 01, 2008 14:50 by TD   text 6 comments (last - monday november 03, 2008 16:48)   image 5 images
Criminally complicit in facilitating the transit of CIA torture flights via pit stop Ireland, it's reported that the Government is shaping up to do a cap-in-hand spineless slither to "the incoming US administration on the issue of extraordinary renditions and on the US military's use of Shannon Airport ... (and a) Cabinet committee will examine and strengthen legal provisions to ensure that gardaí and airport authorities have adequate legal powers for search and inspection of aircraft. This may involve strengthening the provisions of the Air Navigation and Transport Acts." (Irish Times).
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galway / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Tuesday October 21, 2008 12:34 by Airport Worker   text 7 comments (last - sunday july 18, 2010 13:12)   image 1 image
SIPTU members at Galway Airport have voted decisively for industrial action because of the airport management’s decision to impose cuts to workers's hours rather than work through the normal industrial relations process. read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday October 06, 2008 14:24 by TD   text 14 comments (last - tuesday october 28, 2008 22:11)   image 6 images
"Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and in-human to impose the Jews on the Arabs" (Mahatma Gandhi)

"I believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men of our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence for fighting for our cause, but by non-participation of anything you believe is evil" (Albert Einstein)

In weather, more the revenge of Gaia than ultra bad, after their testimony at the Galway Inter-Faith Alliance organised; A Commemoration of the Life and Work of Mahatma Gandhi, three Palestinians joined Free Palestine Campaign activists at their Shop Street info stall last Saturday, Dr. George Rishmawi, Director of Siraj, Center for Holy Land Studies, Dr. Mohamed Altawil, Dr. of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, UK and Tareq Natsheh of the Palestine Progressive Youth Union. read full story / add a comment
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