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offsite link Kadyrov about the Russian soldier who refused to denounce Christianity when captured by the jihadist... Tue Nov 12, 2019 01:59 | Scott
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By Pepe Escobar – Posted with permission Better not mess with the former Brazilian president; Putin and Xi are his real top allies in the Global Left He?s back. With

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For lefties too stubborn to quit

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

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Pussy Riot
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday April 20, 2012 - 13:01 by pat c   text 94 comments (last - sunday july 15, 2012 - 20:03)   image 3 images   video 3 video files
Police have arrested protesters outside a Moscow court during a custody hearing for three women accused of violating public order at a cathedral. At least 20 people were detained, both supporters and Russian Orthodox opponents of the women, said to be members of a punk band, Pussy Riot. The women were arrested last month after an obscene political song was played inside the cathedral in Moscow.

Contact President Putin To Ask For Their Release. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday April 14, 2012 - 22:38 by Kev   image 1 image
To mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2012, on Tuesday 17th April from 1-2pm the IPSC will be holding a symbolic lunchtime demonstration outside EU House, Molesworth Street (Dublin 2) to highlight the European Union’s ongoing facilitation of Israel’s apartheid policies and war crimes – including the imprisonment of over 4,400 political prisoners. ... read full story / add a comment
Gernika Bombing Commemoration Events Poster
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday April 11, 2012 - 15:26 by Gernika Bombing Commemoration Committee   text 1 comment (last - saturday april 14, 2012 - 09:52)   image 1 image
We will be comemorating the bombing of Gernika and other Basque towns by the German Condor Legion in support of the Spanish fascist forces fighting the elected Popular Front Government.
It was the first urban civilian population bombing and all of the countries in the world,except the USSR,stood by and let it happen.
Today Franco is dead but his spirit lives on in the repression of the Basques by the Spanish state. ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday April 11, 2012 - 09:32 by LASC
LATIN AMERICA WEEK 2012
From 10th to 21st April 2012 ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday March 15, 2012 - 01:41 by Pip O'Regan   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 15, 2012 - 11:58)   image 2 images
FOAD Musick presents Benefit and awareness night for Anti Fascist Action

Oi Polloi, Droppin Bombs, Complan, SFU.

Fibber Magees, Parnell St, 16 March, 9 pm, €10. ... read full story / add a comment
Aer Lingus introduces racist language testing
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday March 12, 2012 - 08:12 by Stuart   text 29 comments (last - thursday may 03, 2012 - 10:16)   image 10 images
Aer Lingus (http://www.aerlingus.com/aboutus/), the national flag airline of Ireland, has introduced language tests at check-in for foreigners flying to Ireland. The tests are stated to be a security measure intended to detect imposters travelling on fake or stolen passports from a number of European Union countries. The selected foreign nationals are required to pass a written comprehension test in English and in their own language before admission to the flight. The affected countries are stated to be Greece, Italy and Portugal.

Although targeting 'high-risk' EU nationals, the language tests are probably aimed at detecting Asian or African migrants travelling on passports from these countries. This may be a taste of things to come in Ireland, with language and civics tests on Alan Shatter's list of priorities for 2012 (http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PR12000001)
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The ex-sergeant himself
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday March 10, 2012 - 18:46 by Press release   text 7 comments (last - saturday january 03, 2015 - 22:10)   image 3 images
Friday 9th March at 6.30pm a group of two-dozen campaigners and Erris residents gathered outside the Broadhaven Bay Hotel in Belmullet, Co. Mayo where ex 'rape tape' Sergeant James Gill was having his retirement party. ... read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday March 08, 2012 - 14:42 by Tracy   text 8 comments (last - sunday march 11, 2012 - 19:48)   image 1 image
This is a copy of an email sent to our supporters today, we are appealing for people to come down to the camp in Galway and show their solidarity, or to help in any way they feel they can. ... read full story / add a comment
Another Corrib special sitting
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday March 06, 2012 - 20:52 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 8 comments (last - friday march 09, 2012 - 22:29)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Between the 20th and 24th of February 2012, 19 campaigners were tried at a 'special sitting' of Belmullet District Court, for alleged offences arising from protest against the Corrib gas project. Most of those tried were for Section 8 and 9 of the Public Order Act. Section 9 is obstructing 'the free passage of a person/vehicle’ in a public place and section 8 is failure to obey the directions of a Garda.

Overall the judge came down very heavily on the defendants. The hearings began only one week after public criticism from the minister for Justice Alan Shatter against what he called “protest tourism”. One campaigner received a prison sentence and three others received suspended sentences. Fines for all cases totalled €8350. ... read full story / add a comment
Israeli Apartheid Week 2012
national / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Wednesday February 22, 2012 - 23:24 by Kev   text 2 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2012 - 17:45)   image 2 images
Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events held across the globe. The aim is to educate people about the nature of Israeli apartheid against the Palestinian people and to build the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement locally and globally. Last year, IAW took place in over 60 cities across the globe and this year the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (http://www.ipsc.ie) is proud to again host a series of events in Ireland. ... read full story / add a comment
Occupy Shell
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 06, 2012 - 19:47 by Shelver   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Last weekend some members of the Irish Occupy camps came to stay at the Rossport Solidarity Camp. There was good numbers already on the camp for winter and so along with our fellow city based campers we numbered 25 – 30. We decided to try shut down Shell’s Aghoos tunnelling compound for the morning. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Friday February 03, 2012 - 11:00 by Indyjourno with Geri Timmons   text 1 comment (last - monday february 06, 2012 - 13:18)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist was born in 1944 in North Dakota on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. He is the 11th child of 13 children and from his early years suffered racism and brutal poverty at the hands of US government and its officials. ... read full story / add a comment
Take action. Protect the Irish Internet from censorship
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday January 27, 2012 - 10:01 by Indyjourno   text 7 comments (last - thursday january 03, 2013 - 21:51)   image 1 image
Sean Sherlock, Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, has introduced new legislation that is being called Irelands SOPA. The legislation is being introduced as a statutory instrument which means that it will be implemented by the signature of the Minster and not a vote in the Dáil. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday January 23, 2012 - 22:13 by pat c   text 4 comments (last - tuesday january 24, 2012 - 15:10)
More trouble for the islamist NTC. Full text at link.

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Fighters loyal to Libya's overthrown leader Muammar Gaddafi took control of a town south-east of the capital on Monday, flying their green flags in defiance of the country's fragile new government. The fightback by Gaddafi supporters defeated in Libya's civil war, though unlikely to spread elsewhere, added to the problems besetting a government which in the past week has been reeling from one crisis to another. Gaddafi himself was captured and killed in October after weeks on the run.

Accounts from the town of Bani Walid, about 200 km (120 miles) from Tripoli, described armed Gaddafi supporters attacking the barracks of the pro-government militia in the town and then forcing them to fall back. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday January 20, 2012 - 12:54 by NN   text 1 comment (last - monday january 23, 2012 - 13:42)
The Egyptian radical left is facing repeated attacks by an emerging alliance between the country's military rulers and the Islamists seeking power. This is a text by the Egyptian Libertarian Socialist Movement dealing with this situation.
It's about time! For weeks, several internet sites, and facebook pages that belong to the Muslims Brotherhood, either officially or administered by its members, launched an attack against Anarchists and Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt trying to single them out as inciters of violence and propagandists of State demolition. Today a member of the Brotherhood filed a lawsuit against three socialists one of them is comrade Yaser Abdel Kawy a well known anarchist and a member of the Egyptian Libertarian Socialists Movement. The general attorney forwarded the lawsuit to the State Security GA, an exceptional apparatus of the legal system that works only under the state of emergency. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday January 19, 2012 - 13:50 by Maryam Namazie   image 2 images
HOLD THIS DATE – 11 February 2012: A Day to Defend Free Expression

One Law for All is calling for a rally in defence of free expression and the right to criticise religion on 11 February 2012 in central London from 2-4pm. We are also calling for simultaneous events and acts in defence of free expression on 11 February in countries world-wide.

The call follows an increased number of attacks on free expression in the UK, including a 17 year old being forced to remove a Jesus and Mo cartoon or face expulsion from his Sixth Form College and demands by the UCL Union that the Atheist society remove a Jesus and Mo cartoon from its Facebook page. It also follows threats of violence, police being called, and the cancellation of a meeting at Queen Mary College where One Law for All spokesperson Anne Marie Waters was to deliver a speech on Sharia. Saying ‘Who gave these kuffar the right to speak?’, an Islamist website called for the disruption of the meeting. Two days later at the same college, though, the Islamic Society held a meeting on traditional Islam with a speaker who has called for the death of apostates, those who mock Islam, and secularist Muslims ... read full story / add a comment
The liberation of the empty Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast. Photo by Colin Parte.
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 12:16 by Occupy Belfast   image 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
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday January 03, 2012 - 23:48 by T   text 3 comments (last - sunday september 23, 2012 - 17:33)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on New Year’s Eve. The bill provides a massive $662 billion for the US war machine and makes unprecedented inroads into democratic rights, authorizing the US military to seize individuals anywhere in the world and hold them in a military detention facility indefinitely, without a trial or any other legal recourse. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday December 31, 2011 - 14:36 by KSI
We strongly condemn Thursday’s massacre at Sirnak in which 36 civilian Kurds were killed by Turkish air strikes. This year more than 4,500 people have been arrested under nebulous “terrorism” charges in Turkey, including dozens of journalists last week. This AKP-directed pogram, known as the KCK Case, began in 2009 against any Kurdish dissent in Turkey. Mayors, local councillors, journalists, human rights activists and Kurdish party workers are targeted. ... read full story / add a comment
Marian Price
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday December 14, 2011 - 20:25 by BrianClarkeNUJ   text 10 comments (last - saturday may 12, 2012 - 12:14)   image 1 image
SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey has challenged Justice Minister at Stormont about the continued internment without trial of Marian Price, highlighting the gross injustice of her political internment by the Queen of England's Secretary of State in British Occupied Ireland. ... read full story / add a comment
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