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by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog The new Lebanese Government has been pre-destined to fail; and for no wrong doing on its part. Actually, PM Diab formed the cabinet

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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday January 09, 2013 - 18:17 by Kate Ferris   text 7 comments (last - thursday january 10, 2013 - 16:36)   video 1 video file
Article 40.6 of the Constitution of Ireland guarantees "the right of the citizens to assemble peaceably and without arms."

Speakers Corner We, The People claims this right.

There's a lot to say right now, a lot to discuss and we need to talk. We need to talk out loud and in public - we, the people.

This is a platform for inspiration, a chance to listen, to argue, to act!

"A rallying point for the disaffected!", as Connolly cried out!
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dublin / health / disability issues / event notice Sunday December 09, 2012 - 14:10 by Elric   video 1 video file
The Carers Association will protest outside Leinster House at 1pm on Tuesday 11th Decmber.

The Carers Association are extremely disappointed with the level of reduction of over 19% in the respite grant paid to over 77,000 family carers, 20,000 of whom receive no other support from the state for providing full-time care for a family member from their own resources. The grant is used by carers to buy in home care or pay for residential respite care for the cared for person in order to give the carer a much needed break from their caring role. Despite working 7 days a week, 365 days a year carers are entitled to no holidays and no breaks. This grant goes some way towards allowing this. Other carers use the grant to pay bills. ... read full story / add a comment
Public Meeting: Cuts Breed Racism
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday December 08, 2012 - 20:45 by Memzers   image 1 image   1 attached file
Anti Racism Network

Public Meeting:
Cuts Breed Racism - “Crisis and the Asylum Seekers in Ireland”
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90th Anniversary Commemoration to be held in Dublin on Saturday 8th December 2012.
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Thursday December 06, 2012 - 19:18 by Sharon.   text 4 comments (last - saturday december 08, 2012 - 19:45)   image 2 images
Rory O' Connor , Liam Mellows , Dick Barrett and Joe McKelvey to be commemorated in Dublin on Saturday 8th December 2012. ... read full story / add a comment
Location of so-called retirement village
dublin / environment / feature Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 10:05 by dublin rambler   text 6 comments (last - wednesday december 12, 2012 - 11:15)   image 2 images
Our political parties are at it again. They can't seem to stop. They are rezoning land in areas where the County Manager has already strongly opposed it and as usual FF councillors are at the forefront with FG very close behind. You would think that something might change after FF has led this country to economic ruin and has saddled everyone with debt that has nothing to do with them, restarted emigration and condemned the young, old and sick to cutbacks and poverty for an indefinite period with no end in sight. It all just goes to show the huge democratic deficit in this country and the fact that these self-serving political parties and their developer friends don't give a damn about anyone, the environment or our common future. And so we feel it is important to featurize this local but important story below.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown councillors are to vote on a murky rezoning project near Tibradden in the Dublin Mountains on December 10th, which breaches the county development plan and national policy, as well as policy on siting of facilities for older people. Most crucially it breaches the current limits of the no-building areas in the Dublin / Wicklow Mountains, which are a vital amenity for the whole community.

To date a majority of local councillors have been in favour, against the advice of the planners and even the County Manager - but have not explained their reasons for voting yes to this development. It will create a "retirement village" cut off from library, churches and other community contacts: perhaps isolation facility would be a better term. Despite all the scandals, it seems to be "business at usual" over at DL-Rathdown... ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday December 02, 2012 - 14:26 by Elric   image 1 image
National Open Pro-Choice Meeting

Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:00pm until 3:00pm

All who are interested in ensuring that what happened to Savita Halappanavar and others before her never happens again to another woman in Ireland, all who seek to ensure that women's rights to life, health and self-determination are respected and protected on this island are invited to an open meeting to launch a national pro-choice campaign on December 8th. It will be held in Dublin city centre. The venue is the Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday November 29, 2012 - 20:23 by a   text 1 comment (last - monday december 03, 2012 - 19:52)
Public Meeting
Thursday 6th December, 8pm
McClelland Room, Central Hotel, Dublin 2 ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday November 28, 2012 - 22:20 by Peoples Convention   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 29, 2012 - 21:14)
We would like to invite you to our public meeting in the Central Hotel Dublin. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Monday November 26, 2012 - 01:24 by Elric   text 2 comments (last - thursday november 29, 2012 - 10:18)
You are invited to a lunchtime talk and discussion on the recent Israeli attack on Gaza. The meeting will take place on Thursday 29th November from 1pm to 2pm in Theatre M in the Newman Building in UCD.

The meeting will look at the recent 8 day assault on Gaza by the Israeli military - which left at least 160 Palestinians and 5 Israeli citizens dead, and saw hundreds of others wounded – and discuss the conflict in terms of both local and regional geopolitical developments: upcoming Israeli elections; the Arab Spring; the drive for war with Iran; the political de-isolation of Hamas; the Palestinian UN statehood bid, etc. It will also look at what the offensive meant in terms of human and civil suffering.
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday November 25, 2012 - 00:28 by Elric   text 3 comments (last - wednesday november 28, 2012 - 15:41)   image 1 image
Protest for X Case legislation Dáil 6 pm 28 November.

NEVER AGAIN. Make the government hear us - Call for legislation for Savita on Wednesday November 28 at 6:00pm, Dáil Kildare Street.

The Dail Debate will be broadcast live outside. We need to make the government hear us - we need to keep the pressure on. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday November 23, 2012 - 22:24 by Zionism=Nazism   text 35 comments (last - thursday december 13, 2012 - 21:04)   image 7 images   video 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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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday November 21, 2012 - 03:22 by Diarmuid Breatnach   image 1 image
Leonard Peltier was jailed after a shootout in 1975 in which two FBI and one Native American were killed and he is still in a US prison today -- one of the longest-serving US prisoners. He is now an ill man, suffering from diabetes. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday November 18, 2012 - 20:22 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - wednesday november 21, 2012 - 23:54)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
NEVER AGAIN. Protest for Savita's Laws November 21, 2012 6:00pm

Join us and stand together for the introduction of Savita's Laws.

Dail, Kildare Street, Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:00pm ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Friday November 16, 2012 - 22:55 by Rita Fagan   image 1 image   1 attached file
What I am writing to you about is the next large protest which is planned to take to the streets of Dublin on Saturday 24th November 2012 at 1:00pm starting from the Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square. Again the ‘Spectacle of Defiance and Hope’ will be leading out the protest. It is a pre-budget mobilization a collective gathering of like minded people. The ’Spectacle’ will join with the Trades Council ‘Community Against the Cuts, House Hold Charges, Home Helps’ campaigns and lots of other group issues. The ’Spectacle’ will wear the red t-shirts and use some of their props. If you want to be part of the Spectacle please wear something red. This time we will be using the method of simple song, there is a practice run in Liberty Hall Tuesday 20th from 6.30pm and Wednesday morning 09.30 – 12.00pm. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday November 15, 2012 - 19:33 by Seomra Spraoi   text 2 comments (last - sunday november 25, 2012 - 20:41)   image 2 images
Queer Thing presents a night of film, music and performance in Seomra Spraoi - 10 Belvedere Court (off Mountjoy Square)

Queer Thing is a new radical queer group in Dublin. We hope to combine politics and fun, and put on events, workshops, film festivals, etc. We want to foster a radical queer community in Dublin, an alternative to the mainstream gay scene and the (mostly) hetero radical community. We are open to all genders and sexualities, and hope to create a space for thinking about anti-oppression in a context that includes queerness

Doors at 6:00
Film at 7:00
Music at 9:30

€10 waged/€5 unwaged ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday November 14, 2012 - 21:46 by T   text 69 comments (last - monday december 03, 2012 - 12:53)   image 22 images
Please take to the streets tomorrow (Thursday) to protest this outrageous attack on the already besieged Palestinian population in Gaza. We must demand an end to such actions and that our government and the international community take meaningful concrete steps to end Israeli impunity once and for all.

Assemble at 5.30pm at the Israeli Embassy, 122 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Thursday 15th November. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday November 12, 2012 - 16:40 by Indy Event Notice   text 1 comment (last - monday november 19, 2012 - 12:16)   image 1 image
RAG Presents: Two documentary films concerning the legalisation of abortion
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Filmbase
Curved Street, Temple Bar, 2 Dublin, Ireland ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / event notice Sunday November 11, 2012 - 01:50 by Twills
Thursday November 15th @ 6pm

Fracking info talk and discussion
Room A019, IADT, Kil Avenue, Dun Laoghaire.

followed by

Ska Reggae and D&B
Bakers Corner, Kil Ave, DL ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday November 06, 2012 - 01:11 by Elric   image 1 image
Mike Garde: Ireland's leading cult expert speaks to Theo
Public Event · By TCD Theological Society
Monday, November 12, 2012
7:00pm until 10:00pm in UTC, GMB, TCD. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Friday October 19, 2012 - 19:55 by pat c   text 2 comments (last - saturday october 20, 2012 - 13:02)
Rescheduled Meeting: Greece - Austerity and Resistance: Lessons for Ireland
ULA Public Meeting
SYRIZA MP Yiannas Stathas speaks on:

Greece - Austerity and Resistance: Lessons for Ireland

When: Saturday 20th October at 3pm, Wynn's Hotel, Abbey St, Dublin 1 ... read full story / add a comment
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