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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday June 04, 2017 17:46 by séamas carraher
As minister-for-poverty in one of the richest countries in the World (or at least one of the most indebted) Minister Varadkar achieved fame in the run up to the Leadership context with his April 2017 Campaign against welfare recipients and the unemployed: ‘Welfare cheats cheat us all“. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday May 30, 2017 08:22 by various groups   image 4 images
Statements on the imposition of martial law in Mindanao
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday May 28, 2017 18:02 by séamas carraher
“It is a hate campaign. Never was there a campaign like it coming after a period of austerity.”
— Bernadette Gorman, former social welfare inspector, (Irish Times, May 2017)

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday May 23, 2017 14:31 by séamas carraher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released its 67 page report on pain management in Guatemala: 'Punishing the Patient - Ensuring Access to Pain Treatment in Guatemala.' read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday May 18, 2017 12:08 by séamas carraher
Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned head of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been nominated for the Sydney Peace Prize. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday May 15, 2017 11:25 by séamas carraher
"Dozens of Saudi women have told Human Rights Watch that the male guardianship system is the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the country, effectively leaving adult women legal minors who cannot make key decisions for themselves." (Human Rights Watch) read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Friday May 05, 2017 17:49 by séamas carraher   text 10 comments (last - saturday june 17, 2017 18:46)
"Horrific cruelty endured by Irish cattle in Turkey", Gabriel Paun, Animals International, Australia. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday May 03, 2017 10:09 by séamas carraher
"3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession." (UNESCO) read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday April 30, 2017 11:04 by séamas carraher
Saturday, 29th April, early morning, Wikipedia "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" is blocked in Turkey. The block affects all language editions of the site. Try to access it from downtown Istanbul and all you will get is a "timeout" error message. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday April 28, 2017 16:09 by seamas carraher
The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), has requested prisoners to come off hunger strike as the conditions within the prisons have been brought to international attention and they are able to continue this struggle through other means. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday April 25, 2017 18:28 by séamas carraher
April 15 saw the launch of Abdullah Öcalan's new book: The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan - Kurdistan, Women's Revolution And Democratic Confederalism’ published by the British-based progressive publisher, Pluto Press. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday April 20, 2017 12:01 by séamas carraher
Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)'s report “Turkey’s descent into arbitrariness: The end of rule of law”, released on 14 April last, slammed the Turkish state for its abuse of human rights, its own citizens and in particular, its assault on an independent judiciary, vital for a country to maintain the rule of law with any notion of justice – instead arbitrariness in the application of the law in Turkey has now become the norm, SCF says. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday April 10, 2017 21:45 by lasc   image 1 image
What is Latin America Week?

Latin America Week is a range of conferences, meetings, workshops and cultural events around Ireland, focusing on different issues each year in April. An annual programme of educational, cultural and campaigning events on issues relating to human, social and economic rights in Latin America. LAW began as Central America Week in 1986 in order to increase the impact of many separate campaigns and events being organised by a variety of groups. It became Latin America Week after its tenth anniversary in 1996. The overall aim of LAW is to concentrate the attention of the public on Latin America for one week, so as to highlight the justice issues at stake in the region and thus to facilitate campaigning and solidarity actions between Ireland and Latin America. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Monday April 10, 2017 21:01 by wsm   video 2 video files
This is a repost of a report by the WSM on the Water Charges protest last Saturday April 8th.

Thousands of protesters converged on Connolly and Heuston stations in Dublin yesterday as part of the 9th national demonstration against the water charges. The demonstration was called by Right2Water, the umbrella group of left wing political parties and trade unions, as part of an effort to pressurise the government to abandon their attempts to implement water charges.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday April 09, 2017 13:25 by séamas carraher
Kurdish Political Prisoners Hunger Strike enters 54th Day read full story / add a comment
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Thursday April 06, 2017 22:01 by Save The Hellfire   image 2 images
We would like to make you aware of two Drop In /Open Days for members of the public hosted by South Dublin County Council and Coillte on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 at Tallaght Stadium from 8am to 8pm where the "Project Team" will be on hand to discuss the proposed development with you.

Separate opportunities to meet the Project Team are also available for representatives of local community groups. Appointments may be made at econdev@sdublincoco.ie

Maps, Drawings and other Documents Available read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / news report Thursday April 06, 2017 15:08 by Greg Williams
Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and ‎Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)‎ introduced versions of the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act in the House and Senate.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday April 04, 2017 06:37 by Plowshares   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 11, 2017 19:42)
It has been confirmed by London lawyers that Assange & Manning solidarity activist and organiser Ciaron O'Reilly of the Catholic Worker and Ploughshares movements is one of ten people named by an anonymous whistleblower as having their email accounts illegally hacked by a secretive Scotland Yard unit working with Indian police and hackers. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday March 28, 2017 21:04 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
Andrew (WSM) spent the day of March 8th 2017 recording #Strike4Repeal and has edited this 20 minute video account of how the day went down in Dublin. Below you will also find a text transcript of his account. read full story / add a comment
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cork / environment / news report Wednesday March 22, 2017 22:24 by CHASE   text 1 comment (last - sunday march 26, 2017 15:43)   image 1 image
Bord Pleanala have failed to meet their current deadline of 22 March for a decision on the Ringaskiddy incinerator application ( http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/PA0045.htm ) and are to defer for a fourth time in order to request further information from the applicant, Indaver Ireland. No new date has been set. read full story / add a comment
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