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international / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday March 23, 2014 13:56 by v for vendetta   image 1 image
Huge protests are taking place in Spain over bank bailouts of nearly 50 billion and subsequent crippling austerity measures imposed by the Spanish government on the Spanish people and jobless figures of 50% among the under 24 age group. The otherwise peaceful protest was marred at the end when a small group of masked youth engaged with police in violent scuffles. Very convenient and needless to say this is the subject matter of the first sentence in most MSM news reports read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday March 18, 2014 17:44 by 0   image 1 image
Patrick MacGill was born in 1889 in County Donegal Ireland. The same county as myself. He became known as the "Navvy Poet."This was after his work for a time as a "navvy", this term comes from working with a shovel building roads, the shovel was called a navvy shovel, something to do with navigating and the roads. Before he worked as a navvy he worked as a farm laborer, a ditch digger and a quarryman. He later fought as a young man in Flanders in the First World War. He became a poet and writer. Below are two of his poems. The first on his work as a navvy and how he saw society with its brutal class divide. The second on his experience in the trenches in Flanders in the imperialist war. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday March 16, 2014 14:26 by KM
They don't just look like like fascists, they don't just trample on Democracy and suppress National Minorities. No! The Ukrainian fascists are also intent on driving Jews from the Ukraine. RT reports on the growing number of incidents. There is also a video at the link. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Saturday March 15, 2014 13:57 by KM   text 7 comments (last - thursday march 20, 2014 23:00)   video 1 video file
The situation in the Ukraine is worsening with fascist bands on the advance everywhere but in the East they are being repulsed. We live in a Looking Glass world where truth is inverted and Russia and Ethnic Russians in the Ukraine are portrayed as he aggressors.Here is a round up of recent stories. read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / other press Monday March 10, 2014 21:33 by v for vendetta   text 3 comments (last - wednesday october 22, 2014 17:49)   image 1 image
Shock Horror! Another Tory sex scandal!
Tory internet porn filter adviser to David Cameron up on child porn charges.
You couldn't make it up. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday March 09, 2014 10:48 by Red Banner
Issue 55 of
Red Banner: a magazine of socialist ideas
is out now
€2 / £1.50 from bookshops or the address above read full story / add a comment
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national / eu / other press Tuesday March 04, 2014 22:06 by Gary Boyne   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 04, 2014 22:18)   image 1 image
http://www.people.ie/news/PN-100.pdf
PEOPLES NEWS issue no. 100 Date: 3 – 3 – 14
Table of Contents below

THE PEOPLES NEWS contains comment on developments in the EU from an Irish and democratic perspective

Back issues of the newsletter are available from the website www.people.ie

The Peoples Movement Blog www.irishreferendum.org
The Peoples Movement Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/peoplesmovementireland?ref=hl read full story / add a comment
'I dare you to take my gun!' AK-47-toting Ukraine far-right leader Aleksandr Muzychko tells officials
international / miscellaneous / other press Saturday March 01, 2014 12:55 by Paul Craig Roberts   text 9 comments (last - monday march 17, 2014 00:10)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Its worth pointing out that Roberts is an associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy, so hes hardly a loony leftie. He is however a Democrat in the real meaning of the word. KM

Reality on the ground in Ukraine contradicts the incompetent and immoral Obama regime’s portrait of Ukrainian democracy on the march. To the extent that government exists in post-coup Ukraine, it is laws dictated by gun and threat wielding thugs of the neo-Nazi, Russophobic, ultra-nationalist, right-wing parties. Watch the video of the armed thug, Aleksandr Muzychko, who boosts of killing Russian soldiers in Chechnya, dictating to the Rovno regional parliament a grant of apartments to families of protesters. http://rt.com/news/radical-opposition-intimidating-tech...-882/

Read about the neo-nazis intimidating the Central Election Commission in order to secure rule and personnel changes in order to favor the ultra-right in the forthcoming elections. Thug Aleksandr Shevchenko informed the CEC that armed activists will remain in CEC offices in order to make certain that the election is not rigged against the neo-nazis. What he means, of course, is the armed thugs will make sure the neo-nazis win. If the neo-nazis don’t win, the chances are high that they will take power regardless. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday February 24, 2014 10:51 by Allyn Fisher-Ilan
This is an article about an important topic that gets very little coverage. For all the complaining Israel does about discrimination and unfairness one would think they would be an example of tolerance and harmony. The truth is far from that as many around the world have been realizing recently. This story I came across enraged me and I'm sure it will others. The sheer hypocrisy makes one wonder if the Israeli leadership has finally just gone insane. Judge for yourself. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Wednesday February 19, 2014 12:33 by Oliver Campbell and Peter Symonds   text 9 comments (last - saturday march 01, 2014 13:24)   image 4 images
Fascist elements are among the protesters in Kiev. They are armed and are shooting at police. They are using the cover of protesters to advance a fascist coup.

Violent clashes between police and protesters yesterday in Kiev mark an escalation of the campaign by the pro-Western opposition to oust Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. The opposition, backed by the United States and German governments, aims to install a far-right regime committed to integrating Ukraine within the European Union and implementing its demands for austerity measures.

Bloody street-fighting erupted when opposition protesters marched on parliament, demanding it pass a planned law to decrease Yanukovych’s powers. When the vote went against them, the opposition supporters attacked the headquarters of the ruling Party of the Regions. Clashes between police and protesters erupted and spread throughout the city. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday February 19, 2014 11:01 by Julian Assange.   text 1 comment (last - monday august 18, 2014 11:56)
Julian Assange calls for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate the NSA, after documents show US spying on WikiLeaks and its supporters.

Today, documents were published from the national security whistleblower Edward Snowden, detailing US and UK spying efforts against the publishing organization WikiLeaks. One document shows that as far back as 2010 the US National Security Agency added WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to a “MANHUNTING” target list, together with suspected members of al-Qaeda. Another shows that the NSA wanted to designate WikiLeaks as a “malicious foreign actor” in order to expand the NSA’s ability to target WikiLeaks staff, associates and supporters. And a third document, from 2012, demonstrates that the NSA’s UK partner GCHQ also spied on WikiLeaks and its readers. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / other press Tuesday February 18, 2014 23:28 by O. O'C   text 3 comments (last - friday february 28, 2014 18:55)
THE PEOPLE’S NEWS contains comment on developments in the EU from an Irish and democratic perspective

Back issues of the newsletter are available from the website http://www.people.ie/

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national / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday February 16, 2014 23:43 by fred   text 2 comments (last - monday february 17, 2014 20:44)   image 1 image
Stephen Donnelly, in an aticle in the independent has highlighted the government's complete lack of interest in the 13,000 mortgage holders from Irish Nationwide. In an excellent article he bares the reality of how current government's neo liberal ideology takes precedence over the suffering of families in mortgage arrears and how foreign vulture capitalists are allowed to get a large discount on these houses but the families actually living in them and supporting the local economy are prevented from getting the option of such a discount read full story / add a comment
Is State dept scumbag Nuland trying to illustrate current US credibility?
international / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Saturday February 08, 2014 13:01 by fred   text 9 comments (last - thursday march 06, 2014 08:58)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
US state dept diplomat Nuland "mutt" and Geoff are caught out nicely, in a hacked and leaked phone call. In what is probably the most brazen feat of brass necked hypocrisy I've ever seen, the mainstream media have tried to make it about how awful the russians are for spying on them. And this after the Snowden revelations!! "Fuck the EU" they say. But by far the worst thing about this is how they treat this uprising they are stoking with the aid of far right fascist thugs trained by NATO on the Russian border, like it's just some sort of a chess game.
And of course the EU don't care much about the insult because they are all on exactly the same page, as the second part of the transcript clearly illustrates. Read on.... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / arts and media / other press Friday February 07, 2014 22:29 by T   image 1 image
This from broadsheet.ie ....

You may know Exchange Dublin, a booze free, arts and community co-op space in Temple Bar, Dublin, is being forced to vacate its premises {by landlords The Temple Bar Cultural Trust] for three months following incidents of ‘anti-social’ behavior outside the space. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday February 05, 2014 23:53 by shell2c   image 1 image
The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / other press Thursday January 30, 2014 20:20 by O. O'C   text 1 comment (last - friday january 31, 2014 03:15)
http://www.people.ie/news/PN-98.pdf
Peoples News issue no. 98 Date: 26 – 1 – 14
Table of Contents below

THE PEOPLE’S NEWS contains comment on developments in the EU from an Irish and democratic perspective

Back issues of the newsletter are available from the website www.people.ie

The Peoples Movement Blog www.irishreferendum.org
The Peoples Movement Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/peoplesmovementireland?ref=hl read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Sunday January 26, 2014 02:19 by ISP Sleuth   text 3 comments (last - wednesday january 29, 2014 01:08)
How many have noticed that in the quiet hours of night/early morning their Eircom email accounts become unavailable?
And that is on a regular daily, or nightly as it is, occurrence. read full story / add a comment
Kyiv City Hall, occupied by the Ukrainian opposition led by Svoboda and turned into their “Revolutionary HQs”. The cross in the circle is a neo-nazi symbol.
international / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Thursday January 23, 2014 21:44 by T   text 7 comments (last - sunday february 09, 2014 18:46)   image 2 images
Asheville Fm radio, based in western North Carolina, aired a fascinating interview with an anarcho-syndicalist named Denys, from the Autonomous Worker’s Union in Ukraine. In the interview, Denys debunks many of the myths surrounding the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, and explains motives behind the stories and propaganda being circulated around the protests.

Why is the Free Association Agreement with the EU (which would mostly benefit the ultra-rich oligarchs of Ukraine) deliberately being
construed as actual integration? Ukrainian leaders backed off from signing it at the last minute. Meanwhile, Russia is trying to pull
Ukraine into her Customs Union by offering Kyiv a deal for promised purchases of billions of euro of Ukrainian products, and a 30 percent
discount on Russian Natural Gas.

Denys explains that when the protests broke, the political class of Ukraine was taken by surprise. However, the opposition, a coalition
leaning towards far-right (with fascist Svoboda being the most visible of them all) quickly regrouped and turned the street into their PR
machine. The opposition had massive demonstrations in their plans, as fascist Svobodas leader declared in an interview in March 2013. Evidence emerged of the opposition leaders plans to overthrow the current government with the financial and political support of Germany’s
conservative Angela Merkel, the EU leaders from Brussels, and with visible support of the United States, whose envoy, conservative John
McCain was the guest star of the Euromaidan.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday January 23, 2014 15:43 by Carl M.
This interview with Yassamine Mather from Hands Off the People of Iran appears on the BBC Persian Service . The broadcast coincides with the third year of the Arab Spring . read full story / add a comment
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