New Events

Dublin

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Biden Administration Lied About Pipeline Sabotage Wed Feb 01, 2023 23:08 | The Saker

offsite link Miseducated (Andrei Martyanov) Wed Feb 01, 2023 23:04 | The Saker
Please visit Andrei?s website: https://smoothiex12.blogspo... and support him here: https://www.patreon.com/beP...

offsite link Trials and Tribulations of the Collective West Wed Feb 01, 2023 16:44 | The Saker
by Pepe Escobar, widely distributed on the Internet and posted with the author’s permission Sit back, relax and enjoy a race to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The only

offsite link The West Is Now Impotent In The Ukraine Conflict Wed Feb 01, 2023 15:16 | The Saker

offsite link U.S. Not Prepared to take on Russia / Col Doug Macgregor Tue Jan 31, 2023 23:11 | The Saker

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony

offsite link Waiting for SIPO Anthony

offsite link Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony

offsite link RTE bias complaint Anthony

offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link No, Ukraine Isn?t Losing and Stalemate Isn?t Inevitable Thu Feb 02, 2023 13:00 | Ian Rons
A recent article in Die Welt by Christoph B. Schiltz said it was impossible for Ukraine to win the war, claiming it is running out of men and matériel. In fact, the opposite is true.
The post No, Ukraine Isn?t Losing and Stalemate Isn?t Inevitable appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Democratic Countries Must Reject This WHO Power Grab That Threatens Global Lockdowns and Vaccine Man... Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:00 | Dr David Bell
The proposed new powers for the WHO give it the right to impose global lockdowns and vaccine mandates and must be rejected by all democratic nations, writes Dr. David Bell.
The post Democratic Countries Must Reject This WHO Power Grab That Threatens Global Lockdowns and Vaccine Mandates appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link The Large Hadron Collider and the War in Ukraine Thu Feb 02, 2023 09:00 | Noah Carl
No papers have been published at the Large Hadron Collider since last March because scientists object to co-authorship with Russian institutes and individuals. This virtue-signalling does nothing to help Ukraine.
The post The Large Hadron Collider and the War in Ukraine appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Could Sturgeon?s Trans Fiasco Be Woke?s Berlin Wall Moment? Thu Feb 02, 2023 07:00 | Nick Dixon
Nicola Sturgeon?s sudden fall from grace over her mad trans policies reminds us how flimsy woke ideology really is. With a little pressure, it could all collapse very suddenly.
The post Could Sturgeon?s Trans Fiasco Be Woke?s Berlin Wall Moment? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Thu Feb 02, 2023 01:40 | Will Jones
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the virus and the vaccines, the ?climate emergency? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Garda smash glass door in woman's face protesting against water charges at Fingal Co Co

category dublin | bin tax / household tax / water tax | news report author Tuesday April 14, 2015 00:15author by Solidarity Times - Solidarity Times - Free the Media, Be the Media Report this post to the editors

Garda action benefits companies that plan to buy Irish Water by crushing resistance

Garda have attacked an occupation of Fingal council offices by water charges protesters causing injuries like the one pictured.

We understand these happened when the Garda smashed a plate glass door in on top of the protesters who were occupying the entrance.

According to one of those attacked posting to the Balbriggan page "Garda have attached 3 of us and shattered the fingal county council office doors on top of us picture to follow. If you listen to the video u will hear the glass crashing on top of us" The video is at https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=633082310156899
garda_attach_council_occupation_apr13_2015.jpg

You can hear the women warning that Garda that they are going to break the glass door and hurt them right before the Garda smash the door in on top of them. You can also see one of the Garda appear to try and kick a women in the side through the partly open door.

After the injuries the women are heard asking for an ambulance with the Garda not responding apart from telling them to move.

This video taken just before the attack took place demonstrates the positive nature of the protest before the Garda intervened https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1574158919491276&s...35294

Garda Attack on Fingal County Council Occupation
The video aove bcomprises 3 different videos depicting a protest at Fingal County Council offices, including Gardaí smashing a plate glass door onto protesters occupying the entrance.

It is important to remember how other events have been handled. Will any Gardaí be punished for this? Will there be almost 2 dozen dawn raids as a result of this? Will there be rolling coverage on RTE and Newstalk, and streams of articles from the Independent and Irish Times?

Will this, for instance, get the same attention as did the story of a TD's constituency office being threatened 7 years previously, when this was repeated a few months ago?

Will this be denounced as an 'attack on democracy' by various establishment figures and journalists?

The real question is whether they will choose to ignore this story, or malign the protesters as rabble rousers, asking for trouble. If anything, the protesters will be blamed for an attack on democracy.

The Irish Times has already spun the story according to this angle: 'Fingal has spent €33,000 on security for staff and councillors since February 2013, when anti-property tax protesters attempted to occupy the council chamber.' A whole €33,000 keeping people out of a supposedly democratic institution so they can't protest their living standards being gutted. Will someone please think of the glass windows?

Events like this clearly demonstrate that the mainstream media are not objective, or unbiased, as they purport to be. But more specifically, and importantly, it shows they are - by and large, there are always some token exceptions - dedicated to the side of the powerful. Of course this is not news to anyone following the movement against the water charges, but it needs to be said every time lest we become inured to this rotten fact.

In the video, you can hear the women warning the Gardaí that they are going to break the glass door and hurt them right before the Gardaí smash the door in on top of them. You can also see one of the Garda appear to try and kick a women in the side through the partly open door.

After the injuries the women are heard asking for an ambulance with the Gardaí not responding apart from telling them to move.

Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/SolidarityTimes/photos/a.341910489331727.1073741828.341899462666163/354600108062765/?type=1&fref=nf

Caption: Video Id: 6caLiSUoU-M Type: Youtube Video
Youtube version of video on facebook


author by anonpublication date Tue May 12, 2015 22:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

When the state isnt beating protestors and selling of public assets to their capitalists backers, it will standby when those assets are sold off and then denied to the public.

In a good example of what privatisation of our water will look like, the city of Detroit in USA has begun a new round of water shutoffs as reported over on wsws.org


Detroit begins new round of water shutoffs

The city of Detroit began a new round of water shutoffs Monday, hanging shutoff notices on the doors of hundreds of residents who are unable to pay their water bills. As many as 25,000 households, or one in ten in the city, are threatened with losing one of the most basic necessities of life

Residents who are two months behind on their bills or owe more than $150 will receive shutoff notices. They will be allowed only 10 days to apply for a payment plan or pay their bills before their water is turned off.

Last year the city carried out tens of thousands of shutoffs, prompting worldwide condemnation, including from the United Nations, which called the water shutoffs a human rights violation. The city had temporarily suspended water shutoffs over the winter, as freezing temperatures made the procedure impracticable.

The city has already begun shutting off water to accounts that it claims are illegal, of which there are some 8,000.

Residents visiting the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) payment center on the city’s west side said that the department has been sending shutoff notices for weeks before the official resumption of shutoffs, prompting workers to scramble to catch up on their water bills

For many, this means falling behind on other bills. “You’re robbing Peter to pay Paul,” said Charlene Paris, a full-time caregiver for her disabled daughter. Charlene had to borrow money to even sign up for a payment plan to keep her water from being shut off....
.


Full text at link below

Related Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/detr-m12.html
author by BeTheMediapublication date Thu May 21, 2015 23:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

O'Connell at bridge has been blocked by water charge protesters demanding the release of Stephen Bennett who was remanded yesterday for a week for resisting the installation of water meters

 
© 2001-2023 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy