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antrim / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Saturday October 22, 2011 07:01 by Billy Bragg   text 3 comments (last - saturday october 22, 2011 15:34)
Assemble in front of QUB Students Union Wednesday 26th October 7pm read full story / add a comment
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antrim / anti-capitalism / event notice Friday October 14, 2011 13:42 by PRO   image 1 image
Jack O’Connor, Jackie McDonald, Carál Ní Chuilín, and John Gray will speak at a unique event hosted in Belfast City Hall on Friday 28th October to mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival of James Connolly in Belfast to organise dockers and mill workers. The evening will begin at 6.30pm with Belfast Mayor Niall Ó Donnghaile unveiling a portrait of Connolly painted by Belfast Artist Frank Quigley. The guest panel will follow with their discussion at 7pm. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Friday September 30, 2011 23:29 by Bernardo O'Reilly   image 1 image
Public meeting and discussion organised by Anti-Fascist Action.

Fresh Claim Cafe (48 King St.)
7:30pm read full story / add a comment
Remember the Hunger Strikers
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday September 29, 2011 09:59 by éirígí   image 1 image
This Monday, 3rd of October, marks the 30th anniversary of the conclusion of the 1981 Hunger Strike.

To mark this momentous event in our collective history éirígí calls upon all Republicans, Socialists and Progressives to join with them in 'Remembering the Ten'. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday September 28, 2011 14:27 by PRO   image 1 image
Teri Cregan
SIPTU

Boots workers have been left with no option but to hold a protest in response to their premium pay being reduced and have organised a day of action outside the companies store in Donegall Place, Belfast on Saturday 8th October from 12 til 2pm. We ask you to come along and show your support for their demands to have basic terms and conditions of employment re-instated.
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SIPTU facilitate Belfast Mayor Niall O'Donnghaile visit to Art Ability in June
antrim / health / disability issues / press release Tuesday September 27, 2011 12:11 by PRO   image 1 image   video 1 video file
In June of this year Art Ability – a community organisation assisting children and adults with disabilities - based in Agnes Street, Belfast, was given just one week’s notice that it’s funding was to be removed. A SIPTU organised campaign has been running since then to secure funding to protect this vital cross community organisation from closure, and to ensure its client’s needs were addressed. This campaign resulted in the initial securing of limited funding which did not fully protect the organisations future.

However, as a direct result of the SIPTU campaign we are delighted to be in a position to report that interim funding has been secured to enable the organisation to continue to operate. Art Ability will now be in a position to apply for further funding for the autumn quarter, and their doors remain open. read full story / add a comment
antrim / history and heritage / event notice Thursday September 15, 2011 19:56 by Anti-Fascist
7 cyclists who are touring round memorials to the International Brigade will lay a wreath at the Belfast memorial, Thursday 22nd, 9.30am. read full story / add a comment
antrim / history and heritage / press release Thursday September 15, 2011 19:43 by anti-fascist
7 members of National Clarion Cycling Club are visiting memorials to the Int Brigaders in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Wales and onto London to mark the 75th Ann of the Spanish Civil War. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday August 31, 2011 18:57 by Ciarán   image 1 image
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Na Croisbhealaí, Fresh Claim Café, Sráid an Rí
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Ceolchoirm & Greim - £10 (T.D.B.F) read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday August 23, 2011 20:32 by anti-cuts
Residents from South Belfast campaigning against the closure of Belfast City Hospital A&E will be protesting outside Parliament Buildings Stormont on the first day the Assembly meets to present the Minister for Health with thousands of petitions.

The Stop the Cuts Campaign is calling on all groups, communities and workers affected by cuts to join them on 12th September to send a message to the Assembly Executive that we do not support cut to jobs and services. read full story / add a comment
WARN: Working Against Racism
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday July 26, 2011 21:33 by Ciarán   image 1 image
St. Mary’s University College
Wednesday 3rd August, 2.30pm

Guest Speaker: Bernadette McAliskey, Coordinator, South Tyrone Empowerment Programme read full story / add a comment
Michael Cusack and the Revival of Gaelic Games in Belfast
antrim / history and heritage / event notice Monday July 25, 2011 16:47 by Ciarán   image 1 image
Gort na Móna CLG & Glór na Móna present
Community Lecture Series 2011

August – Tuesday 2nd, 7.30pm

Dónal McAnallen – Michael Cusack and the Revival of Gaelic Games in Belfast, 1897-1903 read full story / add a comment
Irish Internationalism and the Spanish Anti-Fascist War
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Friday July 22, 2011 23:57 by Ciarán   image 1 image
Gort na Móna CLG & Glór na Móna present
Community Lecture Series 2011

July – Saturday 23rd, 7pm

Manus O’Riordan – Irish Internationalism and the Spanish Anti-Fascist War read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / news report Monday July 11, 2011 22:55 by Jack White   text 1 comment (last - friday july 15, 2011 12:43)
It is this time of year again when the spectre of sectarianism and division comes to the fore in the north of Ireland. It is a time when communities, kerbstones and poles are marked and carved into territory. There are those who will be living in fear and silenced from speaking out while the rest of us are told to turn the other check in the interests of peace and stability. It is unfortunate, if perhaps somewhat inevitable, that the now annual battles around the ‘marching season’ fall along religious lines. The Orange parades are being used to test the supposed 'neutrality' of the northern regime and the PSNI in particular. The losing side in this dangerous game however is likely to be the working class, as the confrontations and the sectarian attacks that occur around the Orange marches drive people further into ‘their own’ communities.

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Anti-Racism World Cup 2011
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday July 07, 2011 00:56 by ARWC   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The Anti-Racism World Cup will take place again this year at Donegal Celtic FC in West Belfast from Friday 22nd July through to Sunday 24th.

For the last five years teams have travelled from across the world to play against teams from various ethnic minority groups and from local communities in Belfast and across Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / gender and sexuality / press release Monday July 04, 2011 16:27 by PRO   image 1 image
SIPTU is calling on the public to come out in support of the week long festivities for Belfast Pride from 23rd – 30th July. The full calendar of events can be found online at; www.belfastpride.com/.

The 21st Pride festival which the organisers hail as ‘a celebration of diversity’ will culminate with Ireland’s largest LGBT parade, making its way through Belfast city centre on Saturday 30th July.
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antrim / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday June 22, 2011 17:02 by PRO
SIPTU, the Trade Union representing the community and voluntary sector have appealed for calm in East Belfast, calling for an end to further attacks and praised the 'crucial' work of those community workers on all sides who were 'at the coalface' in dealing with the recent violence.

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antrim / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday June 08, 2011 15:22 by Northern Ireland Student Assembly   image 1 image
The Northern Ireland Student Assembly (NISA) has called a protest in accordance with the Prime Minister, David Cameron's visit to Stormont to talk in favour of a corporation tax cut in Northern Ireland. NISA is encouraging young people and trade unions to attend the protest. read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday June 08, 2011 15:11 by Northern Ireland Student Assembly
David Cameron, the man who is responsible for the attack on education, the working class and the public sector, will be visiting the Stormont Assembly to discuss the Lowering of Corporation Tax.

Under European rules on state aid to regions within nations, any cut in corporation tax would come with a price tag.
The compensating cost to the NI block grant could be £215m by 2015. read full story / add a comment
(Belfast Mayor Niall O'Donnghaile at Art Ability)
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Friday June 03, 2011 12:40 by PRO   text 1 comment (last - friday june 03, 2011 21:37)   image 1 image
SIPTU’s campaign to reverse the decision to cut funding to Art Ability continues. Thankfully as a result of the Campaign some element of funding has been secured but not sufficient to ensure it can continue to cater for the needs of the most vulnerable in society. Indeed 4 members of staff have been forced to seek alternative employment despite having initially worked on without pay to protect the needs of the clients of the centre.

Art Ability provides training and support for 48 young people aged between six and 16 as well as 24 adults.
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