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international / miscellaneous / other press Thursday March 12, 2015 15:27 by Joe McIvor
Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher knew about politicians sexually abusing children , according to the article linked to below - but failed to act against them. According to the UK campaigning MP , Simon Danczuk , ""There is no doubt about it now, from what we know, that she turned a blind eye to people who were quite clearly paedophiles ".
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dublin / miscellaneous / news report Sunday February 08, 2015 23:31 by dublin rambler   text 1 comment (last - friday february 13, 2015 10:36)
In 2012 public opposition forced the ditching of a plan for a "retirement village" on the side of the Dublin mountains, isolated from services and public transport and cut off by the M50, in an area normally zoned for agriculture and public amenity and widely used by the public. A previous plan for a private school on the site had been rejected for similar reasons in 2005. After the 2014 local elections the plan came back in a lightly tweaked form, with the developer's sister among a number of newly elected councillors supporting the project. A proposal to amend the development plan to include this project is due to be voted on this Tuesday evening, February 10th. Meanwhile some interesting shenanigans have developed. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday January 27, 2015 11:57 by Laurence Cox
Photo and voice exhibition of what people have learned in the struggle against the Corrib Gas pipeline and want to share with other communities. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Thursday January 08, 2015 22:27 by maken (from Dublin Film Qlub)
The Emma Goldman Papers Archive at Berkeley, facing closure! read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / event notice Monday November 24, 2014 20:48 by ZAHEER I AHMAD
A talk has been organised on World Crisis and Pathway to peace at Galway Maryam Mosque read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday October 30, 2014 11:26 by john throne   text 5 comments (last - saturday november 01, 2014 16:01)
By John Throne. The so-called workers party which has recently had its conference played a major role in derailing the movement of the 1968/1970 period.
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday October 01, 2014 14:17 by Occupy Everywhere   text 3 comments (last - tuesday october 07, 2014 13:38)
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday September 23, 2014 21:37 by msf
Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick, Chairperson of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) will give a talk about his recent experience in Sierra Leone.

The talk will take place on Thursday 25th September at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Doors open at 6.30pm and the talk will commence promptly at 7pm. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday September 01, 2014 17:41 by sean throne   text 14 comments (last - wednesday september 10, 2014 11:44)
Sectarianism has many aspects to it. One is to seek to use any opportunity to try and gain advantage for your own group or organization irregardless of the interests of the movement, or irregardless of paying respect for other workers and activists. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 27, 2014 21:36 by ordinary citizen
when we finally get a left leaning government and we start really taxing the rich why not use the money wisely and invest it into a renewable energy model that involves Irish people buying shares in the projects and the money raised by the taxes can be used to subsidise the projects. then when we have reached 100% energy production and are exporting our energy we can use the money raised to reverse the austerity measures implemented and improve Irish society as a whole. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday July 09, 2014 15:35 by Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC)
A TALK FOLLOWED BY Q&A: Alvaro Sanchez (Charge d'affaires, Venezuelan embassy to Ireland and the UK). Introduced by Jack O'Connor, SIPTU general president.

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 19:00

At the Liberty Hall.
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international / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday June 18, 2014 20:19 by Erin Kelso
In reaction to an adverse Supreme Court ruling against Argentina, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that Argentina would offer new bonds to its creditors governed under Argentine law. The proposed debt swap would involve the 92% of the country's creditors that agreed to restructure in the wake of the country's 2001 default. While the debt swap proposes an alternative for the South American country to avoid paying hold-outs, it fails to reverse the global implications on debt markets, debt restructuring and financial stability. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Friday May 30, 2014 00:27 by Saoirse
The inaugural Ruairí Ó Brádaigh Summer School will take place at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on June 6,7, and 8. The event will involve discussion and debate covering a range of topics and issues which were central to the life of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh such as the history and development of Irish Republicanism, the Irish language, the international dimension of the Irish struggle in the context of global anti-imperialism and the Éire Nua programme for a New Ireland of which Ruairí Ó Brádaigh was an architect and champion. The summer school will also include a reflection on the life of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh by people who were comrades and friends over many decades. Among the speakers are Professor Robert W. White, biographer of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Desmond Fennell, Dr Kevin Bean, Dr Marisa McGlinchey, Maura Harrington and the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Monday May 26, 2014 17:25 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   text 2 comments (last - thursday june 26, 2014 11:34)
Christian Aid Ireland, Grupo Raíces (Grúpa Fréamhacha), Justice for Colombia Ireland, LASC and Trócaire are calling the Irish Parliament not to ratify an EU-Colombia Free Trade Agreement which could probably be voted in June this year.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/tds-and-senators-...ombia read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday May 06, 2014 13:29 by Laurence Cox
Are you

- active in social movement struggles but need space to stand back, reflect, recharge?
- involved in community and voluntary activism but feel trapped by the structures?
- politically minded but don’t know how to turn that into an effective and radical practice?
- clear that social change is central to you but unsure how to build a life around it?
- interested in spending a year with your peers and experienced practitioners?
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday May 03, 2014 00:36 by loudmouthedresistance
Every first wednesday of the month, along with your weekly dose of socializing and a scrumptious vegan cafe... come get yer soapbox on!
Everybody knows somethin about somethin.

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mayo / miscellaneous / news report Friday May 02, 2014 10:30 by Rossport Solidarity Camp
To: Former participants/members of the Rossport Solidarity Camp, potential future volunteers, all who wish to work in solidarity for social, environmental and economic justice in the struggle against the Shell Corrib Gas Project.

We invite you to a meeting to review the current status of the solidarity movement and discuss how we can best continue our work into the future. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Monday April 28, 2014 22:38 by wsm
At this open meeting the organisers of DABF 2014 will explain what is involved in putting on the Anarchist Bookfair and invite feedback & critique of both specific aspects of the book fair this year and the overall year on year organisational process. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 28, 2014 17:57 by John Throne   text 1 comment (last - monday april 28, 2014 22:03)
Along with Anto Macaba I recruited Joe Higgins to socialism and Militant/SP. He would later go on to refuse to support my right to appeal against my expulsion from that organization. He put his own position in that organization over principle.

Editors Note: The Socialist Party website has a statement reproduced in the first comment below, saying that Joe is NOT retiring from political activity but will NOT stand in the next general election read full story / add a comment
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