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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday January 03, 2012 - 23:48 by T 3 comments (last - sunday september 23, 2012 - 17:33) 1 image 1 video file
President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on New Year’s Eve. The bill provides a massive $662 billion for the US war machine and makes unprecedented inroads into democratic rights, authorizing the US military to seize individuals anywhere in the world and hold them in a military detention facility indefinitely, without a trial or any other legal recourse. ... read full story / add a comment
Christopher Hitchens has departed the mortal coil. He used to to be a true anti-imperialist but ended as a supporter of Imperialism. Unlike other ex leftists however Hitch held on to a lot of his radical views and didn't disown his past (like Martin Amis did). But does this balance out his support for the slaughter in Iraq? Sean Fenley pens a critical obituary. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday December 16, 2011 - 17:14 by David Douglas 5 comments (last - tuesday december 20, 2011 - 14:04)
David Douglass reports on how some English Anarchists slid down a slippery slope with their support for Islamic rebels in Libya. Full text at link.
On Sunday November 6 I was confronted out of the blue by a political development in anarchism which knocked me off my feet. Surrounded by comrades in a fairly well attended meeting of the Northern Anarchist Network and the North East Anarchists at the Bridge Hotel in Newcastle, I listened with jaw dropping to the item on the agenda marked ‘Libyan Solidarity Campaign’.
The ‘Support Nato bombing tendency’ is how I would roughly designate it. I subsequently traced back this disturbing development to Ian Bone’s blog. Ian, a long standing comrade of mine, founder of Class War and many great initiatives, surely could not be the origin of this absurd and reactionary viewpoint? ... read full story / add a comment
Anne McShane writes about the cutbacks, the DCTU march and the inadequacies of the fughtback campaign to date. On November 26 2,000 demonstrators marched in Dublin against the December 5-6 budget. This budget marks year two of a four-year plan to slash public spending and raise taxes - all part of stringency measures imposed by the International Monetary Fund/European Central Bank 2010 bailout.
The numbers on this year’s demonstration were tiny compared to last November. Then a mass demonstration was organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. An estimated 150,000 braved snow and ice to show their opposition to the strategy of draconian austerity. Militant speeches were given by the president of ICTU, Jack O’Connor, and its secretary, David Begg. Both pledged their active and wholehearted resistance to the IMF/ECB deal and vowed to defeat it. ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / other press Saturday November 26, 2011 - 16:55 by Emily Chung 10 comments (last - saturday december 10, 2011 - 11:20) 1 image
The shrinkage continues, the sea level rises. We are all ion peril.
The recent loss of sea ice in the Arctic is greater than any natural variation in the past 1½ millennia, a Canadian study shows. "The recent sea ice decline … appears to be unprecedented," said Christian Zdanowicz, a glaciologist at Natural Resources Canada, who co-led the study and is a co-author of the paper published Wednesday online in Nature. "We kind of have to conclude that there's a strong chance that there's a human influence embedded in that signal." ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / other press Tuesday November 22, 2011 - 13:25 by pat c 10 comments (last - wednesday november 30, 2011 - 14:03) 4 images 2 video files
Johannes Stern writes on how the US client Military Junta in Egypt has carried out a murderous attack on protesters. Interestingly: State TV cited US police actions against Occupy Wall Street protests to justify the repression of protests on Tahrir Square. Tellingly, many of the tear gas canisters used against Egyptian protesters were made in the US. Full text at link.
The US views the military as the backbone of the Egyptian bourgeois state, defending capitalist rule and the interests of Western imperialism in the Middle East. Ever since the mass uprising that led to the ouster of Mubarak on February 11, the Obama administration has worked closely with SCAF to try to end strikes and protests by Egyptian workers demanding social equality and democratic rights. It has sought at all costs to prevent a second revolution. ... read full story / add a comment
This article by Jan Lundberg of CultureChange.org suggests we should be occupying the land as Jan has pointed out elsewhere that the Occupy movement hasn't really taken on the environmental crisis and sustainability into its core thinking and what will matter in the end is access to land for food when the whole system does eventually crash. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday November 11, 2011 - 19:33 by pat c 2 comments (last - saturday november 12, 2011 - 10:30) 1 image
James Turley writes about the criminalisation of those who have burned poppies and elaborates on the imperialist agenda behind the whole remembrance charade. Those who fell should be remembered but not to glorify imperialism.
It is that time of year, again, when the world is colonised by plastic poppies. No establishment luminary will be seen in a public forum without one of these slightly naff trinkets pinned to his or her lapel; and thousands more people around the country will likewise sport the designated symbol of remembrance for the war dead.... .
More troubling is the fate of three Northern Ireland teenagers, about whom little is known except their ages - two are 17 and one 16 - and that they were pulled up before Coleraine magistrates court, charged with ‘incitement to hatred’. The 16-year-old also faces charges relating to ‘improper use’ of a social networking site, thanks to his publication of damning visual evidence of the ‘crime’ on Facebook.... ... read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Wednesday November 02, 2011 - 00:30 by An Puc ar Buile 1 comment (last - monday november 07, 2011 - 13:13)
This article questions why the current crisis has so far failed to bring us together as a people and why, in the face of the prospect of economic meltdown, we're still merrily clinging to the status quo of individualism and conservatism. It also asks what role a progressive nationalism has to play in getting us out of the crisis. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Monday October 24, 2011 - 17:39 by pat c 1 image
HRW reveal that Gaddafi supporters were subject to mas execution after surrendering. Ful story at link.
We found 53 decomposing bodies, apparently Gaddafi supporters, at an abandoned hotel in Sirte, and some had their hands bound behind their backs when they were shot. This requires the immediate attention of the Libyan authorities to investigate what happened and hold accountable those responsible.
Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director at Human Rights Watch ... read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / other press Sunday October 23, 2011 - 00:53 by An Puc ar Buile 10 comments (last - wednesday october 26, 2011 - 02:47) 1 image
How can the Irish people vote for a former Fianna Fáil luminary after all that has happened under the watch of the Soldiers of Density? ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday October 20, 2011 - 13:44 by Maryam Namazie
See a wonderful protest of Tunisian for secularism and free speech against the Islamist attempts to silence free speech by attacking the broadcast of the film Persepolis via a TV station: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/oct/19/tunis...video ... read full story / add a comment
A thought provoking collection of essays from an Anarchist perspective. Issue 1 (2011) of the journal Anarchist developments in Cultural Studies has special edition on 9/11. Full texts at link.
Ten Years After 9/11: An Introduction
Two New York City Radicals Discuss "9/11 Conspiracy Theories"
9/11 at Nine: The Conspiracy Industry and the Lure of Fascism
Bill Weinberg (93-102)
A New Path to Real Peace: Sander Hicks Responds to Bill Weinberg
Sander Hicks ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / other press Sunday October 09, 2011 - 18:23 by P. Rampal 64 comments (last - tuesday october 18, 2011 - 14:18) 7 images
The discussion continues as to why climate modelling may underestimate Arctic sea ice loss.
In recent decades, Arctic sea ice has suffered a dramatic decline that exceeds climate model predictions. The unexpected rate of ice shrinkage has now been explained by researchers at CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They argue that climate models underestimate the rate of ice thinning, which is actually about four times faster than calculations. This model bias is due to the poor representation of the sea ice southward drift out of the Arctic basin through the Fram Strait. When this mechanism was taken into account to correct the discrepancy between simulations and observations, results from the new model suggested that there will be no Arctic sea ice in summer by the end of the century. This work was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research on 29 September 2011.
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This extract gives an update on the current state of play, and a little background, from the yankee 'backyard' of Latin America. It indicates there are lessons for our predicament that our betters would prefer we didn't learn.
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national / politics / elections / other press Sunday October 02, 2011 - 16:25 by Groucho Marx 19 comments (last - sunday october 16, 2011 - 15:37) 1 audio file
Eoghan Harris tried to run the 1997 election through Derek Nally, former head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors. He tried to destroy the Mary McAleese campaign by using Nally. That is where Harris's description of McAleese as a 'Tribal Time Bomb' came from. The bomb blew up in Harris's face when Nally found out. He ditched Harris and his political playmate, John Cadden, when he found out that he was a patsy. Nally was an unusual policeman who challenged the Garda 'Heavy Gang' in the 1970s.
The info is here:
Today, Harris wants to run the election through Gay Mitchell, see:
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The new season of Dole TV starts with this stormer of an episode. Whether its political hip hop, an analysis of Nama or the full series of Dotsy this is the best 20 minutes you can spend this week watching telly. And next week help make the show - email@example.com ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday September 22, 2011 - 13:39 by An Draigneán Donn 26 comments (last - tuesday september 27, 2011 - 14:11)
Libya is not only a republic. Officially, it does not call itself a ‘Jumhuriya’. Instead, it is described as a ‘Jamahiriya’, meaning a republic with a system of direct democracy. Not too many non-Libyans are aware that this North African country, conquered several times in the past - and which lost thousands of its citizens, including the legendary hero Omar Mukhtar, as martyrs, to colonialism - has been experimenting since the late 1970s with a governmental policy and practice that enables it to credit its own society as being ahead of a number of Western regimes that have habitually claimed to be the cradle of democracy.
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national / miscellaneous / other press Friday September 09, 2011 - 14:45 by MediaMega 2 comments (last - sunday september 11, 2011 - 09:30)
IRELAND is in the grip of a "heroin epidemic", while alcohol abuse among the young is leading them towards drug use, two youth support organisations warned yesterday.
The Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children were told by Spunout and the Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Centre that alcohol was both a gateway and relapse drug and that issues such as the availability of alcohol and its below-cost selling needed to be tackled as a matter of urgency. ... read full story / add a comment
Proof that the Garda Ombudsman is a paint job. ... read full story / add a comment