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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday May 07, 2011 - 08:11 by Prison Solidarity   text 1 comment (last - sunday may 08, 2011 - 08:49)
Bradley Manning's jail conditions improve dramatically after protest campaign

Switch of WikiLeaks whistleblower suspect from maximum security jail means more rights and liberties in runup to trial

Bradley Manning's new jail conditions were hailed by the Ohio Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich as a victory for Manning's supporters, who claimed his original treatment amounted to torture. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday May 06, 2011 - 08:42 by Solidarity with Hancock 37   text 2 comments (last - friday march 02, 2012 - 14:19)
Fiction as Reality: Two Perspectives, Two Drones, One Demonstration,
and 37 Bodies

VID (18 mins) http://indytv.blip.tv/file/5089236/
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international / history and heritage / other press Monday May 02, 2011 - 13:52 by Mark Fischer   text 6 comments (last - monday may 02, 2011 - 23:13)
Mark Fischer interviews Clive Bloom on his new book 'Restless revolutionaries'. A book which examines the legacy of Republicanism in British history. Full text at url.

You talk about the history of republicanism’s “crushing failures” in the book. One way that these struggles are crushed, of course, is that the victor writes the histories ...

Exactly. You have to unearth these histories, the documentation. You have to search for the graves where these people are buried - there are no monuments to guide you. More than that, you have to reconstruct the politics of the time to understand these rebellions in their context.

In the case of William Courtney and the 1838 rebellion in Dover, for example, there is a plaque on the church wall commemorating the dead. But why, when this guy turned up preaching as he did, were people prepared to believe it and to die for it? When we understand that, then history comes alive for us and speaks directly to how we live now, the struggles that surround us in today’s world. ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Monday April 25, 2011 - 13:26 by Tom Stokes
If citizens thought that they might play a meaningful part in commemorating the 1916 revolution on its 95th anniversary at the epicentre of the revolution they were wrong. The State had its plan, and ordinary people would play no part in it other than as curious and distant observers. ... read full story / add a comment
North Kildare's Liffey Champion spreads the warning
national / sci-tech / other press Sunday April 17, 2011 - 01:00 by getouttamyhead   text 9 comments (last - wednesday april 20, 2011 - 13:54)   image 3 images
With the government leasing frequencies to companies world-wide to test their electromagnetic equipment in a live environment, word is finally spreading of the dangers associated with new technology. The DOnegal Democrat and the Liffey Champion have both noted community resistance to placement of towers near homes, schools and businesses. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday April 13, 2011 - 11:25 by Celia S   text 14 comments (last - sunday april 24, 2011 - 15:01)
In the article below Michael Parenti deconstructs the body myths surrounding the question of the Dalai Lama/Tibet. Very relevant given the love-in going on today. What say you Andy Storey/Afri? ... read full story / add a comment
 San Rafael Glacier in Patagonia, one of the 270 glaciers included in this study, has retreated about 8km since the peak of the 'Little Ice Age'
international / environment / other press Monday April 04, 2011 - 13:51 by Namor   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 05, 2011 - 19:34)   image 2 images
More evidence of a rapid increase in ice melt: Studies showed glaciers have lost volume on average "10 to 100 times faster" in the last 30 years. Full text at url below.

Melting mountain glaciers are making sea levels rise faster now than at any time in the last 350 years, according to new research. Universities at Aberystwyth, Exeter and Stockholm looked at longer timescales than usual for their study. They mapped changes in 270 of the largest glaciers between Chile and Argentina since the "Little Ice Age". Studies showed glaciers have lost volume on average "10 to 100 times faster" in the last 30 years.

The rapid melt rate is linked to their contribution to global sea level. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday April 03, 2011 - 08:28 by Ciaron   text 2 comments (last - friday june 10, 2011 - 08:27)
As was the case with Gulf War 1, more serious resistance to the present wars on Afghanistan and Iraq has come from within the military in the United States & Britain than from the anti-war movements in civil society. A culture of solidarity is not evident in either countries anti-war movements. Military resisters often end up isolated and demoralised by anti-war movements that incite them to resist and then abandons them! Support those who are offerig solidarity to military resisters "Courage to Resist" www.couragetoresist.org "Bradley Manning Support Group" www.bradleymanning.org ... read full story / add a comment
Libya: Saving the revolution killed the revolution
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Friday April 01, 2011 - 18:36 by Moshé Machover   image 1 image
Moshé Machover is an Israeli Socialist and Anti Zionist. He addressed addressed last weekend's CPGB aggregate on the defeat of the Libyan revolution, Al-Jazeera, and the goal of Arab unity. Full text at the link.

Why did they go for Libya and not other places? For me there are three main reasons. Firstly, there is the question of oil. Do not underestimate this factor. Of course, the quantity of oil Libya offers is next to nothing in comparison to Saudi Arabia, but it is its quality which makes them interested in it. It is just about the best oil you can find, particularly for aircraft fuel...
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dublin / racism & migration related issues / other press Wednesday March 30, 2011 - 16:20 by Grace
The Near Media Co-op is seeking 8 participants (4 Irish and 4 non-EU nationals) to take part in a new project, “Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media.” ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday March 04, 2011 - 05:42 by Ciarn   text 1 comment (last - saturday march 05, 2011 - 06:35)
Full View
12-min TV program on Bradley Manning EXCELLENT! ... and usable
(thanx Ray!)
http://daserste.ndr.de/panorama/media/panor165.html ... read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / other press Friday February 25, 2011 - 12:31 by Andrew   text 13 comments (last - sunday february 27, 2011 - 20:43)   image 4 images   video 1 video file   1 attached file
Today, in an even more meaningless exercise then normal, a minority of the population of Ireland will choose between two almost identical options as to who will implement the ECB / IMF austerity plans for southern Ireland. Outside of this plan the wealthiest 1% will continue to set economic policy tomorrow as they did yesterday and have throughout the last decades. The electoral circus we are now going through provides the rest of us with the illusion of control even though deep down almost everyone acknowledges the ritual as having no real impact on what policies are actually implemented. ... read full story / add a comment
Frank O'Neill
national / miscellaneous / other press Saturday February 05, 2011 - 23:05 by Saoirse   text 19 comments (last - monday june 06, 2011 - 20:03)   image 1 image
The National offices of the Irish Freedom Committee, and the Charlie Kerins Cumann in Chicago, regrets to inform our friends and supporters of the death of veteran Irish republican Frank O'Neill last night in Chicago. Frank was 88 years old. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / other press Friday February 04, 2011 - 09:47 by Fin Dwyer   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Episode 6 is the start of a fascinating story, full of twists and turns. Over the next three shows we will see the O Neill kingdom who have dominated the first five shows see their power challenged by the Dal Cais (the family of Brian Boru). This will see many challengers rise and fall as these two families battle it out for supremacy in medieval Irelan ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday January 26, 2011 - 16:57 by pat c   text 6 comments (last - monday january 31, 2011 - 19:32)
Tariq Ali believes that the documents are genuine and that they expose the abject treachery of sections of the PLO leadership. Full text at link.

The ‘Palestine Papers’ being published this week by al-Jazeera confirm in every detail what many Palestinians have suspected for a long time: their leaders have been collaborating in the most shameful fashion with Israel and the United States. Their grovelling is described in grim detail. The process, though few accepted it at the time, began with the much-trumpeted Oslo Accords, described by Edward Said in the LRB at the time as a ‘Palestinian Versailles’. Even he would have been taken aback by the sheer scale of what the PLO leadership agreed to surrender: virtually everything except their own salaries. Their weaknesses, inadequacies and cravenness are now in the public domain. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday December 01, 2010 - 11:42 by Teaandtoast
Shocking reading: Wikileaks document on Shannon:
Government wanted to be seen to be hard on the US to win votes in 2007 General election.
US government considered handing the Irish Government the bill for the plane damaged by the 'Shannon Five'.
Repost this to expose the shame of the Irish Government's complicity in the transport of war munitions and prisoners en route to US detention facilities.

http://www.teaandtoast.ie/?p=399 ... read full story / add a comment
According to Morgan Kelly, this is where our economy is headed
national / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday November 09, 2010 - 13:30 by T   text 8 comments (last - sunday november 14, 2010 - 09:34)   image 4 images   1 attached file
In the latest piece in Monday's Irish Times from Prof. Morgan Kelly who at the height of the boom in 2007 said Anglo had lent over €100 billion and would eventually go bust, now says the country is facing a wave of mortgage defaults and that the country is effectively gone bust already. ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / other press Tuesday November 02, 2010 - 17:51 by Ajax
Michael Mann writes about the ongoing campaign by the climate Change deniers to not just deny Global Warming. Some, funded by Oil companies like Shell, have a broader agenda of repealing environmental measures such as fuel efficiency for vehicles. Full article at url.

I'd like to say I was surprised when news broke a year ago that emails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, UK, had been hacked into and leaked, and that scientists' personal emails were being quoted out of context to disingenuously imply impropriety on their part. But I wasn't.

Books such as Merchants of Doubt by science historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway have detailed how front groups for the fossil-fuel industry have been waging an orchestrated, well-funded campaign against climate science and climate scientists for more than two decades. Hacking into the CRU's email was simply the latest skirmish in this war against science, timed to forestall any progress towards lowering carbon emissions at the Copenhagen climate conference being held about a month later. ... read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Friday October 29, 2010 - 09:51 by Catholic Worker
The U.S. System of Punishment: an expanding balloon of wealth, racism and greed
by Jenny Truax on October 28, 2010

(Jenny Truax has been a member of the Karen House Catholic Worker community in St. Louis for thirteen years)
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 18:32 by pat c   text 8 comments (last - friday december 17, 2010 - 12:06)
While we hear of Wikileaks and Julian Assange, lets not forget about Private First Class Bradley E. Manning who made it all possible. He is the one who is suffering the consequences. Here is his story as told by Denver Nicks. Full text at link.

Midnight, May 22nd, 2010. Army intelligence analyst Private First Class Bradley E. Manning is sitting at a computer at Contingency Operating Station Hammer, east of Baghdad. He is online, chatting with Adrian Lamo, an ex-hacker and sometimes-journalist based in San Francisco. “Hypothetical question,” he asks Lamo. “If you had free reign over classified networks for long periods of time… say, 8-9 months… and you saw incredible things, awful things… things that belonged in the public domain, and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington DC… what would you do?” ... read full story / add a comment

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