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Bahraini policemen arrest protestors during an anti-government demonstration in the village of Bani Jamrah, West of Manama, on August 2, 2012 (AFP Photo / Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Friday August 03, 2012 - 12:54 by pat c   text 5 comments (last - friday october 05, 2012 - 23:41)   image 7 images
Where are the United Nations? Where are the EU sanctions? Why is repression ok in Bahrain? Full text at link.

Bahraini riot police have fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of demonstrators attempting to block a highway. Frequent antigovernment protests have wracked the country since February 2011. Protesters and police clashed in several Shiite villages late Thursday and early Friday, witnesses told AFP. The recent protests are a move by Bahrain’s opposition to spark further street demonstrations in the country.

The ongoing uprising by the country’s Shiite majority, which claims systematic discrimination on the part of Bahrain’s Sunni monarchy, has weakened after multiple mass arrests. At least 50 people have been killed and many more detained since protests began 18 months ago. ... read full story / add a comment
Human Rights - Syria
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday August 03, 2012 - 06:58 by Jose Maria Sison   text 12 comments (last - sunday august 12, 2012 - 12:30)   image 15 images
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), condermn in the strongest terms the duplicitous scheme of the US and NATO in instigating, funding and arming the so-called Syrian National Council and Free Syrian Army to seek the violent overthrow of the Assad government in Syria and at the same time pushing a “peace plan” and then a “transitional government” under the auspices of the UN in order to politically outmanuever the Assad government and the anti-imperialist and democratic forces. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday August 02, 2012 - 12:07 by resting camper   text 12 comments (last - saturday august 04, 2012 - 17:01)   image 5 images
Day three and things are still looking bad for Shell. Protesters and the Irish bog have the upper hand, with Shell receiving flack and Gardai humbled as crane sent packing. ... read full story / add a comment
Supporters of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange gather outside the Ecuador Embassy in central London (Reuters)
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday July 29, 2012 - 12:35 by pat c   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 01, 2012 - 00:58)   image 1 image
“Four Corners”, an Australian Broadcasting Corporation current affairs program, this week broadcast what amounted to an exposé of the frame-up of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange on allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden. Assange remains inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, seeking political asylum from the threat of being removed to Sweden, which would in turn facilitate extradition to the US. ... read full story / add a comment
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday July 27, 2012 - 14:24 by Kev   image 1 image
The Gasyard Feile in association with the Derry BDS Group is proud to invite you to a public talk by Haneen Zoabi MK, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Parliament on Wednesday 8th August in the Unison Building, corner of Clarendon St and Queen St, Derry at 8pm.

This is a rare opportunity to find out directly from a public representative in the Israeli parliament how the self proclaimed “only democracy in the Middle East” truly functions. It promises to be an informative and eye-opening experience, and will afford those in attendance the opportunity to learn about issues relating to both the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the continuing erosion of democratic freedoms inside Israel, including the crackdown on the work of domestic and international NGOs. ... read full story / add a comment
Protesters carrying portraits of Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday July 09, 2012 - 20:59 by pat c   text 3 comments (last - tuesday august 07, 2012 - 19:19)   image 1 image
Where is the UN? Where is Clinton? Where is NATO? Where are the Sanctions? Where are the international conferences in support of the Saudi Shia people? Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy, a dictatorship, but it doesn't bother those who are out destabilise Syria. Actually Saudi Arabia is arming and bankrolling the Syrian fundamentalists.

Two men have been killed in Saudi Arabia during a protest against the arrest of a prominent Shia cleric.

Activists said Akbar al-Shakuri and Mohammed al-Filfil were shot by police while attending a demonstration in Qatif, a city in Eastern Province.

The interior ministry said there had been no clashes with police, and that the incident was being investigated. ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Saturday July 07, 2012 - 15:28 by Eugene Mc Cartan   text 1 comment (last - saturday july 07, 2012 - 20:34)
The Communist Party of Ireland expresses its solidarity with TDs who operate under the banner of the United Left Alliance and to all members and supporters of the ULA at this time. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday July 06, 2012 - 11:11 by pat c   image 1 image
" Poster Fish Promotions presents Going Underground. . .

a night of Mod, Reggae and Punk with in aid of AFA Ireland

10pm - 2am Sat 14th July

The Dark Horse Inn

Admission €5 All proceeds go to Anti-Fascist Action Ireland ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday July 05, 2012 - 15:13 by WikiLeaks   text 41 comments (last - thursday july 12, 2012 - 14:45)   image 2 images   video 2 video files
Today, Thursday 5 July 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria Files – more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012.

This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture.

Over the next two months, ground-breaking stories derived from the files will appear in WikiLeaks (global), Al Akhbar (Lebanon), Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt), ARD (Germany), Associated Press (US), L’Espresso (Italy), Owni (France) and Publico.es (Spain). Other publications will announce themselves closer to their publishing date ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday July 04, 2012 - 12:02 by An Drighneán Donn
A film documentary of one of the worst miscarriages of justice in US history. ... read full story / add a comment
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday July 03, 2012 - 10:29 by Eric   image 1 image

This Saturday July 7th, at 5pm Solidarity Books will host the Cork segment of a European speaking tour with Antti Rautiainen, a Finnish Anarchist from Moscow who will talk about the anarchist movement in Russia, its successes and failures. ... read full story / add a comment
 President Lugo at the World Economic Forum back in 2010 -src Wikimedia
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday June 26, 2012 - 12:49 by pat c   text 1 comment (last - wednesday june 27, 2012 - 00:23)   image 1 image
Yes, brought to you courtesy of Obama. Paraguays democratically elected President was deposed in a parliamentary coup. Shamus Cooke explains how the Obama Administration are responsible. Full text at link.

It's obvious that the President's real crimes are that he chose to ally himself more closely with Paraguay's left, which in reality means the working and poor masses of the country, who, like other Latin American countries, choose socialism as their form of political expression. ... read full story / add a comment
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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday June 25, 2012 - 19:34 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 2 comments (last - tuesday june 26, 2012 - 13:53)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Today the AGM of Mayo Co. council was disrupted by a high pitched grinding noise; a recording of the sounds that came from Shell's compound in Aghoose during the June bank holiday weekend. Local residents aimed to demonstrate how they were ignored when they tried to complain about this disturbance which lasted for four days, and were told the council offices were closed on the bank holiday.
... read full story / add a comment
Complaint, RTE response and Tom Cooper reply attached as PDFs below
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday June 25, 2012 - 09:58 by Tom Cooper   text 8 comments (last - friday july 06, 2012 - 10:05)   image 2 images   3 attached files
RTE has upheld a complaint against Eoghan Harris and Gerry Gregg's short television documentary An Tost Fada ('The Long Silence') on two counts (Sunday Times, 24 June 2012 - see article below and letters back and forth to RTE).

The complaint, RTE’s response and reply to RTE are attached here as separate PDF files - right-click and save them to read.

At least one programme mistake resulted from suppression of information.

Other very serious errors in the programme were not addressed by RTE. I have asked RTE to address them and to make a balancing programme. I have also asked RTE to bring back its abandoned policy of using a historical adviser on such programmes.
... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday June 23, 2012 - 19:12 by Kev   image 1 image
On Tuesday 26th June, from 5-6.30pm at Dublin’s Spire on O’Connell St, the IPSC will hold a solidarity vigil for three Palestinian political prisoners who are now on hunger strike. One of them is in “imminent danger of death” according to human rights organisations in Palestine and Israel. The Irish media has refused to cover this story and the Irish government has refused to act to save the lives of these men. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Friday June 22, 2012 - 02:41 by Emma Purdy   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Charles Taylor’s sentencing to 50 years’ imprisonment on 11 counts of war crimes is undeniably momentous. However, with Sierra Leoneans still suffering abject poverty and remaining in dire need of aid, it must be questioned for whose benefit the costly War Crimes Court really is, writes EMMA PURDY ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday June 19, 2012 - 13:37 by JoeMc   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 19, 2012 - 17:08)
The Irish Times reported last week that Israel's Deputy Ambassador to Ireland, Nurit Tinari-Modai, is advocating a campaign of intimidation, smears and falsification against Israeli human rights activists who campaign in solidarity with Palestinians . Nurit Tinari-Modai suggests that a good way of undermining opponents of Zionism is to insinuate that "sexual identity problems" motivates those who protest the treatment oif Palestinians .
“Israel’s Channel 10 News reported that Nurit Tinari Modai, who is cultural officer at the embassy and is married to ambassador Boaz Modai, advised that the foreign ministry should adopt a new strategy in which it would “try to hit [the activists’] soft underbellies .” ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday June 13, 2012 - 22:23 by pat c
Carole Lucas MP reveals the role of police agent provocateurs who infiltrated the Animal Liberation Front. Full text and vid at link.

An MP has used parliamentary privilege to name an undercover police officer who allegedly planted a fire bomb at a London department store in 1987.
Green MP Caroline Lucas said a jailed man, Geoff Sheppard, believed police officer Bob Lambert planted a device. Mr Lambert infiltrated the Animal Liberation Front and his evidence helped convict two men of fire-bombing three Debenhams stores. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday June 11, 2012 - 19:40 by .   text 6 comments (last - wednesday june 13, 2012 - 14:54)   image 2 images
On, Saturday, June 16th, at 1pm at the Spire on O'Connell Street, we will take to the streets in Dublin in solidarity with the people in Greece who will vote against fear, and in the hope and shared dream of a Europe based on justice, dignity and social solidarity.
... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday June 07, 2012 - 15:13 by LASC
Even the Rain (También la Lluvia) Playing for 1 week exclusively in The Light House Cinema from Friday June 8th

We had a full house in The Light House cinema last Sunday for the premiere of Even the Rain. If you missed it, there's no cause for worry as the film starring Gael Garcia Bernal, is out this Friday exclusively at Light House Cinema. The film will run for one week from Friday 8th June. We hope you can make it down. It is an excellent film and well worth seeing. ... read full story / add a comment
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