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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 22:35 by Elric 1 comment (last - tuesday december 04, 2012 - 23:15)
How women are treated in Iraqi prisons. Full text at link.
When women in Iraq are arrested, they routinely go through three gruesome phases, starting with humiliation, followed by torture, and often ending with rape. I have received disturbing information from two different, well informed sources: one from qualified social workers in Al-Kadimiyah Women Prison, the other from three national guards officers who worked in the prison. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 22:26 by Elric 4 comments (last - monday december 10, 2012 - 18:58)
Once again the Imperialists are using chemical weapons as a pretext to plan an attack on Syria. Patriot missiles are being moved to Turkeys border with Syria and these weapons require US personnel. Full text at link.
The Obama administration and the corporate media have cited unspecified “intelligence” about the movement of chemical weapons to issue new threats of direct intervention in Syria, where Washington and its allies have been backing so-called “rebels” in a bid to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both made public statements Monday alleging a danger of Syria using chemical weapons and threatening US retaliation. ... read full story / add a comment
A loyalist mob which had gathered outside Belfast City Hall this evening
erupted into violence following a vote to limit the days on which the
British Union Jack flag flies above the building. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday December 02, 2012 - 21:44 by fred 1 image
The AP was caught with their pants down publishing a dubious graph and hyping up the "Iranian nuclear threat" lie again. "AP helped perpetrate a dangerous hoax, and owes an explanation and accounting for what took place, including identifying the "officials from a country critical of Iran's atomic program" who made false claims about what this is." ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday November 23, 2012 - 22:24 by Zionism=Nazism 35 comments (last - thursday december 13, 2012 - 21:04) 7 images 1 video file
The targeting of tunnels by Israeli airstrikes has restricted the flow of food and fuel into Gaza. ( http://www.unrwa.org/etemplate.php?id=1507)
Few shops remain open and the UN has warned of an impending water crisis. There are reports of bombing campaigns purposely targeting irrigation wells. The Ministry of Health in Gaza is out of 40 per cent of essential medicines and running low on basics like bandages and syringes. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/ove....html)
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday November 10, 2012 - 22:04 by serf 1 comment (last - sunday november 25, 2012 - 20:26) 3 images
A horrifying amateur video from Syria emerged online, showing an apparent mass execution of Assad supporters in Aleppo at the hands of rebels from the Free Syria Army.
The footage shows several bloodied men stripped down to their underwear being forced to kneel by a wall amidst a throng of excited, machine gun-touting men.
Once their captors open fire, the camera jerks away as the crowd momentarily disperses, seemingly unprepared for the nearly 40 seconds of uninterrupted shooting that follows. As the gunfire dies down, shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” resound as the once skittish onlookers victoriously raise their guns in the air, approaching what appears to be a pile of stripped-down corpses. ... read full story / add a comment
Kourosh Ziabari interviews Muhammad Hussam, a 24-year-old university student living in Aleppo ,( he preferred not to disclose his full name because of the death threats he and his family received from the terrorists,) he explains how the Free Syrian Army mercilessly kills supporters of President Assad and even has set up a website in which it publishes the photos and personal information of its potential targets. ... read full story / add a comment
American Autumn is a well made and interesting documentary on the occupy movement in America. It is well worth viewing, whether you were pro occupy, anti occupy or just didn't really understand the movement. I'm linking to it here so all can view it free of charge while it remains available on Youtube. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday October 24, 2012 - 14:49 by Elric 8 comments (last - sunday october 28, 2012 - 16:09) 3 images 1 video file
The slaughter continues. Full story at the url.
Bani Walid, Libya, has been under siege for nearly three consecutive weeks. A man whose family is in the besieged city spoke with RT, and described the horrors allegedly taking place: Civilians are killed every day by toxic gas and heavy tank fire.Bani Walid, the last stronghold for supporters of deceased Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, has been under siege for 20 days, with no resolution to the conflict in sight.
RT has learned that militias are reportedly shelling the city indiscriminately, with footage from Bani Walid showing dead bodies, and women and children with missing limbs and disfigured faces. A man named Faraj, who is currently in Egypt but is in contact with relatives in Bani Walid, spoke with RT and claimed that the militias are committing genocide.
Militias have reportedly encircled Bani Walid, and are not allowing any supplies into the town including food, water, medicine or humanitarian aid. The town’s electricity and gas has also allegedly been cut off. ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Wednesday October 03, 2012 - 17:15 by volunteer 13 3 comments (last - friday october 05, 2012 - 08:45) 2 images
October 3, 2012 By Dara Gantly
The first large-scale study to explore surgical outcomes across Europe has found that Irish patients have the highest risk of dying in Western Europe and the fourth-worst mortality rate among 28 European countries. Ireland is placed behind Poland, Latvia and Romania in the overall mortality table, published in a recent issue of the Lancet (2012;380:1059-65), but is worse off than Slovakia or Croatia. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday October 02, 2012 - 23:37 by pat c 4 comments (last - sunday october 07, 2012 - 22:01)
Russias Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has fired a warning shot across NATOs bows regarding provocations as a pretext for an open military attack on Syria. Full text at link.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has called on NATO and Middle East countries not to devise pretexts for military intervention in Syria. Russia has expressed concern that some provocation could occur at the Turkish-Syrian border that may give NATO the green light to intervene in Syria.
"In our contacts with our partners both in NATO and in the region, including on international forums, we have called on them not to look for pretexts in order to carry out a [military] operation," Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told reporters on Tuesday in Moscow. In such a scenario, NATO would be obliged to intervene in the conflict to defend Turkey, a NATO member. ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Thursday September 27, 2012 - 09:12 by youth worker 20 comments (last - monday october 28, 2013 - 16:44) 5 images 1 video file
From The Irish Times , September 24 2012
Twelve months ago I gave a presentation on the subject of youth drug and alcohol abuse to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children. I highlighted the huge pressures facing Ireland’s youth, including peer pressure, bullying, unemployment and emigration, all within a national atmosphere of despair over our collective future. I focused on the widespread culture of binge drinking in Ireland, which appears to be often ignored, accepted or normalised by many parents, publicans, politicians and law enforcers.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday September 26, 2012 - 13:26 by pat c 2 comments (last - wednesday september 26, 2012 - 23:58) 1 image
Where are the condemnations? Where is the outrage at the murder of a journalist? Silence from Washington. Full text at link.
Iran’s Press TV claimed its Damascus correspondent was killed Wednesday by a rebel sniper while reporting on bombings in the Syrian capital. Two car bombs struck the Syrian Army’s command headquarters, setting one of the buildings on fire. Maya Nasser, a 33 -year-old Syrian national, was killed while reporting from the scene, Press TV said. Hussein Murtada – Press TV’s Damascus bureau chief and head of the Arabic-language Al-Alam TV network – was also reportedly injured in the attack. ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Saturday September 15, 2012 - 14:57 by Red Banner 1 comment (last - sunday september 16, 2012 - 12:47) 1 image
Issue 49 of Red Banner is out now, available for €2 / £1.50 from the address above or from bookshops ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / other press Tuesday September 11, 2012 - 13:37 by Gerry Downing 1 image
Page 2: Editorial: “Basic national loyalty and patriotism” and the US proxy war.
Page 4: Rank and file conference ConwayHall 11th August, By Laurence Humphries.
Page 4: London bus drivers Olympics’ bonus: Well done the drivers! - London GRL,On Diversions and ‘Total Victory’ By a London bus driver.
Page 6: Questions from the IRPSG ... read full story / add a comment
cork / history and heritage / other press Monday August 27, 2012 - 14:03 by Justine McCarthy 5 comments (last - monday september 10, 2012 - 20:40) 2 images
A SON of a war of independence veteran has accused a historian of publishing "untrue and unchecked claims" relating to a disputed IRA ambush in which his father participated 92 years ago.
Edward "Ned" Young was the last known survivor of the Kilmichael ambush, when the IRA killed 17 police auxiliaries on November 28, 1920. His son John Young has described as "palpably untrue" assertions made by Dr Eve Morrison about a phone conversation he had with her last month. Morrison's claims appear to contradict an affidavit Young signed five years ago, in which he denied that his father co-operated with a controversial book about the ambush. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday August 26, 2012 - 16:56 by lefty 1 video file
BBC are up to their tricks again, censoring video which shows syrian rebels in a bad light, i.e. guilty of war crimes against geneva convention. This is not the first time they have monkeyed with reality of course. Back in May the BBC used a years-old photo of dead Iraqi children to depict victims of an alleged government assault in the town of Houla. Also in Libya remember the fake photos of a crowd of "Anti Gadaffi protesters", many of whom carried Indian flags. (photo was just an unrelated gathering in india). You can't trust the MSM or al jazeera to give you the truth about Syria period. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday August 25, 2012 - 16:24 by pat c 27 comments (last - sunday september 16, 2012 - 12:59) 1 image
The US have turned down a Syrian offer of negotiations. Meanwhile France has joined with the US in threats to impose a No Fly Zone within Syria. Full text at link.
Fighting is intensifying in Syria and throughout the Near East, as US and NATO officials escalate threats against Syria after US President Barack Obama’s statement Monday night that Washington is planning for a US invasion of Syria. US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland dismissed Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil’s subsequent offer of talks, even though Jamil offered to discuss Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s resignation.
Jamil said that Assad’s resignation could be discussed during a “national dialogue,” as an external attempt to force a president’s ouster on the Syrian people would set a “very dangerous precedent.” It is hardly clear that the outcome of a “national dialogue” would be favorable to Washington, however, even assuming it could somehow be held in a country torn apart by a US proxy war. A January poll found 55 percent of Syrians support keeping Assad in office. ...
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Friday August 03, 2012 - 12:54 by pat c 5 comments (last - friday october 05, 2012 - 23:41) 7 images
Where are the United Nations? Where are the EU sanctions? Why is repression ok in Bahrain? Full text at link.
Bahraini riot police have fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of demonstrators attempting to block a highway. Frequent antigovernment protests have wracked the country since February 2011. Protesters and police clashed in several Shiite villages late Thursday and early Friday, witnesses told AFP. The recent protests are a move by Bahrain’s opposition to spark further street demonstrations in the country.
The ongoing uprising by the country’s Shiite majority, which claims systematic discrimination on the part of Bahrain’s Sunni monarchy, has weakened after multiple mass arrests. At least 50 people have been killed and many more detained since protests began 18 months ago. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday July 31, 2012 - 12:04 by pat c 7 comments (last - saturday august 04, 2012 - 01:26)
Even US media groups like CNN are admitting that foreign jihadists, particularly Libyans, are flocking to Syria. Writing in the New York Times, Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, warns that if Assad should fall from power, over 100 different opposition groups inside Syria would continue to fight for power with each other and with members of the Alawite, Shiite, Christian, and Druze religious minorities, threatening to turn Syria into “a larger version of Lebanon in the 1970s … There would be ethnic cleansing, refugee floods, humanitarian disasters and opportunities for Al Qaeda.” Full text at link.
The Gulf sheikhdoms, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have supplied millions of dollars’ worth of weapons to the Syrian opposition and pledged to pay salaries to “rebel” fighters. While Washington has claimed that it is providing “non-lethal” supplies to the opposition, such as night vision glasses and communications equipment, teams of CIA operatives are acknowledged to be working inside Turkey to coordinate the distribution of money and arms to the various militant groups. ... read full story / add a comment