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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday June 05, 2010 11:46 by Fionn O Brian   text 48 comments (last - saturday june 12, 2010 03:06)   image 1 image
At last Monday’s meeting of Galway City Council two of Michael D’s Labour councillors joined with FG and FF councillors to defeat an emergency motion tabled by Clr Catherine Connolly, calling for the severing of Diplomatic Relations with Israel. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday June 04, 2010 09:30 by donkylemore   text 1 comment (last - saturday june 05, 2010 17:09)
Obama , crippled with an unfortunate triple legacy must make reality of his Cairo Rhetoric to sustain any Arab credibility.
- Israel bites the Hand that Fed read full story / add a comment
Critical mass in Gort
galway / environment / news report Tuesday June 01, 2010 00:31 by Boom Bike   text 3 comments (last - wednesday june 02, 2010 15:12)   image 3 images
Solidarity cycle ride close to Rossport with solidarity event in Castlerae read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday May 31, 2010 21:51 by Cyclist   text 3 comments (last - wednesday june 02, 2010 02:05)   image 3 images
Riders from the Merthyr to Mayo ride blockaded Galway's branch of Marks and Spencer with bikes today, in protest at the killing of international activists and the ongoing siege of Gaza.
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday May 31, 2010 18:06 by donkylemore   text 14 comments (last - thursday june 03, 2010 19:46)

Is this attack on an Aid ship Israel's taking advantage of an erstwhile preoccupied and unfortunate American President ? Or is it just more of Israel doing what Israel does best ..taking murderous and disproportionate action against civilians to further subjugate the Palestinian people - and doing all of this under the pre configured ideation imprinted on the Israeli mind that Europe 'owes' her because of the Holocaust - and therefore whatever would be deemed unacceptable by another country is Ok for Israel ? read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Friday May 21, 2010 08:31 by heikehv
Find out what's happening in Galway around Africa Day 2010 - Soccerfest, Film Festival, Music and much more! read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday April 28, 2010 14:56 by Galway Revolutionary Left
Getting the page into the public eye, informing the public that we're fed up sick and tired of the current "government", and that we want to inform the youth of Galway that there is an alternative, and hopefully inspire similar movements in other towns and cities in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday April 25, 2010 02:17 by donlylemore
Our European Commissioner was ''doorstepped '' and asked about her current pension/s in the light of the waiver of pension entitlements in the case of a retiring banker ...
With an overly hasty riposte she said to the reporter "That is a question that I have refused to comment on up to now and I continue to refuse to comment on it.''
The pique was palpable , and the affront visible .. she then canceled an arranged interview with RTE .
..but she is not alone .. and FG and Labour also have their formidable pension earners while still working..
and some ( teachers ) .. are they still blocking the appointment of a full time pensionable locum tenens ? - ''subs '' while they are in politics..and accruing more years for their teacher's pension also..

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galway / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Monday April 19, 2010 12:55 by Paula Geraghty   video 1 video file
Trade Union TV presents the Restaurant Workers Action Group protest at Supermac's Eyre Square Galway to defend restaurant workers minimum wages (16/04/2010)

Start you week with a little bit of resistance! read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday April 18, 2010 21:05 by donkylemore   text 6 comments (last - wednesday april 21, 2010 14:38)
The Curia has protected the Pope with a venal beguile The defence of their errant priests and bishops is to launch an attack of a tripartite nature ; the church as victim; the blame lies with the victims; the problem was one of incipient homosexuality . The three factors were advanced separately over the past 10 days by the pope and 2 different theologians . Not just ordinary Curia sycophants , but doctrinaire heavy hitters.
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday April 06, 2010 23:08 by Maura Harrington   text 11 comments (last - thursday april 15, 2010 20:20)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Shell to Sea activists from Galway and Mayo have spent a productive two days at both the INTO and ASTI conferences which are taking place in Galway this week. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday March 27, 2010 23:40 by donkylemore   text 1 comment (last - monday march 29, 2010 16:27)
What do the greens stand for anymore
They are Not about

1. Openness in government
2 not about reforming politics
3 not about accountability
4. Not about scaling the government down
5 not about protecting our revered sites and places of veneration
6 not about Honesty

A query and a reply illustrates something about a character type read full story / add a comment
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galway / miscellaneous / news report Thursday March 25, 2010 17:18 by Kevin Rattigan   text 3 comments (last - saturday march 27, 2010 12:06)   image 5 images
St Patrick’s Day saw Galway Shell to Sea organise a city-wide day of action and outreach. Massive crowds flocked to the city for the culmination of the Galway St. Patrick’s week festival and parade. The all-Ireland Irish language marathon “Rith 2010” also finished in the city centre on the same day. Given all this, Galway S2S felt such an opportunity was not to be missed to inform people about the plight of Rossport and the war Shell, Statoil and Vermillion Oil are waging against its residents with full support of the Irish State. The abhorrent jailing of Pat O’ Donnell was much publicised also. Over 400 copies of the excellent “Someday Independent” were distributed, along with copies of the Afri documents, DVDs and more. 6 banners were hung throughout the city’s busiest intersections, including directly over the parade route. read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday March 24, 2010 18:48 by GAAW PRO   text 7 comments (last - thursday march 25, 2010 15:09)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
So you are urgently in need of an Irish passport? Well never fear. Forget the queues at the passport office in Molesworth St, Dublin. Thanks to the actions of the Galway Alliance Against War today, Wednesday 24th March, a new Israeli Consulate was set up on Galway’s Shop Street. And as everyone knows, if you need an Irish passport in a hurry then just go to the Israelis and especially to Mossad.
Brandishing the Star of David flag GAAW members were handing out fake Irish passports to anyone who wanted one. No questions asked. And if you had your own Irish passport handy the same people were offering 5000 Israeli shekels to be allowed to clone it. All in defence of the Israeli state, don’t you know.? read full story / add a comment
Geshuri toxic emissions
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday March 23, 2010 22:41 by TD   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 06, 2010 14:30)   image 4 images   video 2 video files
Toxic Apartheid Israel : Specialising in the manufacture of pesticides, fertilisers and other chemicals, the Israeli company, Geshuri, forced to leave the Israeli coastal city of Netanyana on account of its plants toxic emissions simply relocated to land, stolen for the purpose, on the outskirts of the Palestinian city of Tulkarem in the north-east of the West Bank where the pollution, unabated and continues apace. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday March 19, 2010 14:12 by donkylemore   text 23 comments (last - thursday march 25, 2010 16:35)   image 1 image
Forget about Blair ..
As the baroness leads the EU team to negotiate in the region with the other members of the quartet
what can be achieved .
-Nothing unless sanctions are applied against Israel and the UN courts come out with less ambiguous deliberations .
The danger is that situation will escalate into another JIhad and open an opportunity for Iran to enter the fray.. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 16, 2010 13:25 by donkylemore
Both Shia communities In Iran and Iraq can see that ‘’ the enemy of my enemy is also my friend ‘’ and in this regard they will find common ground in their distrust of the West and Israel with possibly dreadful consequences .
So while it suited the US to have Iran and Iraq locked in a decade of war , the tables are perversely reversed now .
Mission Accomplished ?
The world is in a more parlous state after G.W Bush's military folly

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galway / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Friday March 12, 2010 11:45 by donkylemore   text 43 comments (last - monday may 17, 2010 00:10)   image 4 images   video 7 video files
The UN mandate 424 demands that Israel return to it's pre '67 borders.
She has refused to do so in 40 years.
Israel 's hegemony in the region is manifest in her military and social expansionist policies .
She ignores the rest of the world , perpetrates whatever atrocities she chooses with impunity. When criticized by the Goldstein report she attacked Goldstein , then attacken the UN for having the timerity to criticize her invasion of Lebanon and killing of over 1400 civilians.
There is one bizarre and paradoxical for a recalibrating the balance of power in the Middle East.... read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday March 11, 2010 11:26 by don mac namara   text 12 comments (last - thursday march 25, 2010 18:59)
A request to Green Party re travel arrangements for members has met with obfuscation and obscurantinism. Is this the party who espoused transparency , eschewed cronyism etc read full story / add a comment
Yuki Nishioka, who will play at The Forge at Gort festival, March 26 & 27
galway / arts and media / press release Friday March 05, 2010 14:41 by Fred Johnston   text 2 comments (last - saturday march 13, 2010 11:23)   image 1 image
Sponsors and venue operators get limelight in literary festival video for Gort's literary festival, March 26th and 27th read full story / add a comment
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