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Book talk, QUB Old Staff Common Room
Part of the Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics ... read full story / add a comment
An oil and gas company called Infrastrata has been given a fifty year lease to drill less than 400 metres from a reservoir at Woodburn near Carrickfergus - on public land within our water catchment. At no point were we consulted.
The consequences of unconventional drilling on health and the environment are well documented. This is why it has been banned all over the world - from France to Germany, Wales to Nova Scotia..
We all live downstream.. We all share the same water table. This is a cross community all islands event with representatives from across the water and across the border who are facing or have faced similar challenges. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / summit mobilisations / event notice Monday June 10, 2013 - 17:25 by Caitlin Ni Chonaill 1 attached file
The trade unions and civil society organisations are challenging the policies of the G8.
March & Rally on Sat 15th June. Assemble 12 noon Custom House Square. Rally at Belfast City Hall.
The rally is planned to disperse at 2.00 p.m. following which there will be a number of events in the city focusing on different issues. (see link for details)
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The amount of money used to bail out failed banks would have ended world hunger for 50 years. This is the world presided over by G8 leaders who meet every year to co-ordinate how to continue failed policies which favour the 'have yachts' over the 'have nots'. We say 'Another World is Possible' and over five days in June our Festival of Ideas hopes to challenge and inspire those who want to fight for it.
Check the website at www.anotherworldispossiblebelfast.org - More events are still being added ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 26, 2012 - 14:02 by J Keegan 9 comments (last - tuesday april 23, 2013 - 13:22) 1 image
The 28th September 2012 will be the centenary of the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant against Home Rule.
Far less well known is the ‘Alternative Ulster Covenant’, signed in October 1913 by some twelve thousand Protestants from County Antrim in support of Home Rule and against partition.
The Alternative Covenant was written by Rev JB Armour and Roger Casement.
A Public Talk on the Alternative Covenant will be held on 3rd October in the Belvedere Hotel, Denmark Street, Dublin, at 7pm. Speakers to include Rev David Frazer and Bill O'Brien. All Welcome. (See http://www.indymedia.ie/article/102491 )
A historical pamphlet discussing not only the Alternative Covenant but also what James Connolly predicted would be a ‘carnival of reaction’, north and south, will be launched on the night. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 04, 2012 - 14:42 by John McAnulty 3 comments (last - saturday september 08, 2012 - 03:29)
Observers of the north of Ireland are from time to time caught by surprise when the reality of life here contradicts their belief in a steady progress towards normality. Such a moment came outside a Catholic church in Belfast. A 12th July demonstration by one band playing a hate song went viral on Facebook and led to restrictions on further band processions outside the church. The decision of Orange order bands to break the Parades Commission ruling about marching and playing outside the Church was accompanied by unrestrained expressions of sectarian hatred more or less unlimited in the depths of bigotry that were unleashed. ... read full story / add a comment
Against Monarchy, For Democracy and Socialism
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antrim / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday January 19, 2012 - 18:31 by Pepe Escobar 2 comments (last - tuesday january 24, 2012 - 13:50)
Let's start with red lines. Here it is, Washington’s ultimate red line, straight from the lion’s mouth. Only last week Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said of the Iranians, “Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No. But we know that they're trying to develop a nuclear capability. And that's what concerns us. And our red line to Iran is do not develop a nuclear weapon. That's a red line for us.”
How strange, the way those red lines continue to retreat. Once upon a time, the red line for Washington was “enrichment” of uranium. Now, it’s evidently an actual nuclear weapon that can be brandished. Keep in mind that, since 2005, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has stressed that his country is not seeking to build a nuclear weapon. The most recent National Intelligence Estimate on Iran from the U.S. Intelligence Community has similarly stressed that Iran is not, in fact, developing a nuclear weapon (as opposed to the breakout capacity to build one someday). ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 12:16 by Occupy Belfast 1 image
Occupy Belfast and other activists have liberated the empty and unused Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast, in opposition to soaring homelessness, lack of affordable social housing and home repossessions. ... read full story / add a comment
Occupy Belfast Protest, City Hall Saturday 14th January 1pm Affordable Housing for Everyone- No Evictions, No Repossessions ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday October 25, 2011 - 00:58 by WARN 2 comments (last - tuesday october 25, 2011 - 19:09)
Film screening about the Dale Farm evictions, followed by a discussion about anti-Traveller racism. Organised by the West Against Racism Network. ... read full story / add a comment
Jack O’Connor, Jackie McDonald, Carál Ní Chuilín, and John Gray will speak at a unique event hosted in Belfast City Hall on Friday 28th October to mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival of James Connolly in Belfast to organise dockers and mill workers. The evening will begin at 6.30pm with Belfast Mayor Niall Ó Donnghaile unveiling a portrait of Connolly painted by Belfast Artist Frank Quigley. The guest panel will follow with their discussion at 7pm. ... read full story / add a comment
This Monday, 3rd of October, marks the 30th anniversary of the conclusion of the 1981 Hunger Strike.
To mark this momentous event in our collective history éirígí calls upon all Republicans, Socialists and Progressives to join with them in 'Remembering the Ten'. ... read full story / add a comment
7 cyclists who are touring round memorials to the International Brigade will lay a wreath at the Belfast memorial, Thursday 22nd, 9.30am. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday August 23, 2011 - 20:32 by anti-cuts
Residents from South Belfast campaigning against the closure of Belfast City Hospital A&E will be protesting outside Parliament Buildings Stormont on the first day the Assembly meets to present the Minister for Health with thousands of petitions.
The Stop the Cuts Campaign is calling on all groups, communities and workers affected by cuts to join them on 12th September to send a message to the Assembly Executive that we do not support cut to jobs and services. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / gender and sexuality / press release Tuesday May 17, 2011 - 00:09 by Danielle Ni Dhighe 1 comment (last - tuesday may 17, 2011 - 12:37)
IRSCNA's statement for the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday March 19, 2011 - 14:50 by QUB PSS 1 image
'Budrus' is a documentary style film which gives an insight into the power of nonviolence, reconciliation and deeper humanity. It takes a village to unite the most divided people on earth and this is exactly what happened there. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Thursday March 03, 2011 - 12:08 by PRO 1 image
SIPTU, the union for Boots workers here, called together workers from across the stores to listen to the concerns of their membership and to work together on a coherent plan for the year ahead. The meeting, which took place in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, on 1st March, was a resounding success for what has been achieved so far - and what can be achieved in the future with their input. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday August 04, 2009 - 09:52 by Gary Mulcahy
A picket will be placed on Thomas Cook this lunchtime to protest against the arrest of 28 Thomas Cook workers who have been occupying their offices in Dublin. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / news report Thursday July 23, 2009 - 13:01 by Sean Matthews- personal capacity 4 comments (last - tuesday november 03, 2009 - 10:55) 1 image 3 audio files
A conversation with WSM member Davy Carlin, from his early childhood growing up in the Ballymurphy housing estate in the midst of an ‘Irish War’ to community politics. Davy also reflects on his involvement in struggles to date from anti-racism, workplace organising and organisations from the Socialist Workers Party to Organise! Finally, we touch upon the politics of anarchism and his hope for the future. ... read full story / add a comment