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The Trump-Putin Peace, Trade, And Friendship Talks 12:11 Iúil 03 2 comments
EU Commission proposes new strict EU-wide rules on single-use plastics 12:29 Beal 29 0 comments
Red faces in governments around the world after Cambridge Analytica dirty laundry comes to light 22:49 Márta 23 0 comments
Protecting WIldlife in Ireland from Hedge Cutting and Gorse Burning 23:37 Feabh 23 0 comments
From Facebook to Policebook 22:18 Feabh 03 0 commentstuileadh >>
The National Transport Agency (NTA) wants to redesign all Dublin Bus routes. They promise a faster, more efficient bus service with more buses and better frequency for Dubliners. They also promise a more environmentally friendly transport system for the capital. If this was delivered it would mark a major step forward for life in the city. But the reality is not that simple. The plan hinges on 16 new radial bus corridors on the busiest routes – primarily linking outer suburbs with the city centre. At a future (non-defined) date, they also promise orbital routes to link the outer parts of the city together.
Although it has the fourth largest army in the world, the United Kindom is unable to defy Russia without the support of allies. It therefore has to invent a casus belli to make its partners react and lead them to stand beside it.
Lets be clear the chemical attack last week was not done by Syria. It would make absolutely no sense. They have already more or less beaten the US/Uk/France (via Saudi proxies) backed ISIS terrorist group with the great help of Russia. Besides Syria destroyed all their chemical weapons a few years back under the watchful eyes of international agencies. So why on Earth would they bring the wrath of the world upon themselves. They are not that stupid. No this chemical attack like the other ones, is done via the terrorist cells (-trained, financed and armed by Western powers through local proxies) - against the "moderate terrorists" and ultimately arranged by their sponsors which is as US, UK & France, the very same states crying crocodile tears about human rights when they regularly bomb countries and people for "human rights". Even now as they screech in unison about this staged attack by them blaming it on the Syrians they have absolutely zero interests in the lives of the people in question. Even the most unobservable person can see it is used merely as a pretext to their agenda. That agenda however is not just to take action and drop bombs as always but something bigger and it is brilliantly outlined in the article written back before this latest fiasco where intelligence had already revealed that the US/UK were planning this latest attack. In short the agenda is to link the clumsy chemical poisoning of Skripal with the Syria chemical attack. The plan was simple. Russia is a monster for using chemical poisoning (except they didn't) and so is Syria too (except they didn't) and they are friends. Therefore Russia should be expelled from the 5 member UN security council and if that could be pulled off then the US/UK & France could safely ignore China and the "Western Free World" would have a free hand to bomb and intimidate who they like. You see the problem is the USA is in debt and technically should be insolvent but because the dollar is the global reserve currency backed by threat of US military, special forces and colour revolutions no-one dares challenge it except of course the Russia-China axis. Nevertheless USA had it's day in the sun and their power is declining. The UK think they can re-establish their colonial relationship and presumably they would be the dominant partner and need to hang on the coat tails of the USA to achieve their aims. Even though the USA is clearly the bigger of the two, the UK are much better at this game than the US could ever hope to be, hence the confidence they can successfully use them.
We are publishing this piece by PANA explaining what PESCO is about and how it means the loss of our neutrality. Unfortunately since then on Dec 7th the Dail voted by 75 to 42 to join PESCO. Some key points are:
Monday the 24th of September at 5pm is the deadline for making submissions to An Bord Pleanála on the South Dublin County Council & Coillte plans for what is known as the Dublin Mountains Project for the Hellfire Club & Masseys Wood nearby. The plan is one dreamed up by the council and will cost € 19 million of taxpayer money i.e. collected property tax etc for what is basically a bit of a white-elephant project that will damage the environment, limit public access and charge a fee for what is now free and is expected to run at a loss for at least first 3 years, but yet the private contractors running it will be "insulated" from losses. In essence the project will put an valuable amenity that is in public hands effectively into private hands and give them a license to milk the public forever on it. If this gets through, it will be replicated all over the country in that arrogant and greed driven way we are all familiar with from the Celtic Tiger days and again today.
These are my initial published thoughts on the terrorist attack I and my partner survived and endured 17th August 2017.
Céad 15 Lún, 05:00
Summerhill housing occupations 3rd day sees Leos early risers gather outside 23:04 Sath 11 Lún 0 comments
Yesterday the housing activist occupation at 35 Summerhill Parade entered its third day. Approximately 100 people attended the 'Leo’s Early Risers'* event yesterday evening to show solidarity and support to the local community and all those involved in the occupation.
Petition to Pope Francis for Julian Assange 01:19 Aoine 03 Lún 0 comments
Justin and Anne Morahan have started a petition to Pope Francis asking him to intervene in the case of Julian Assange. There have been recent reports of Julian's health deteriorating due to lack of light, fresh air, isolation (no visitors allowed). There are also rumours afloat that he may be removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and extradited to Mr Trump's United States where capital punishment is still in vogue.
Vegans in Temple Bar Square: the End of an Era 20:59 Luan 23 Iúil 0 comments
The Vegan Information Project are saying a sad farewell to Temple Bar Square in the heart of Dublin after featuring its "Vegan Information Day" events there since 2013.
World Premiere of BAOITE from 12th -22nd July in An Taibhdhearc, Galway 23:33 Máirt 17 Iúil 1 comments
BAOITE, is a new play by Darach Mac Con Iomaire, premiering this week at the Galway International Arts Festival.
19 June - Dublin Protest for Julian Assange 12:52 Céad 20 Meith 1 comments
As part of a worldwide protest, solidarity was shown in Dublin to Julian Assange. Mairead Maguire called on the Irish Government to mediate between Britain and Ecuador to secure his release. Mick Wallace and Clare Daly also spoke.
MORE BAD NEWS FROM AFRIN? 18:03 Céad 16 Beal 0 comments
Ongoing abduction and rape of women and young girls by Turkish ‘Security’ Forces in Afrin, Rojava
Israel has massacred over 60 Palestinians: 18:06 Máirt 15 Beal 0 comments
n response to Israel’s horrific massacre of some 60 unarmed Palestinians, and wounding of thousands, yesterday in Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has organised a series of protests around Ireland to take place today. Protests are expected to continue in Gaza, and casualties are expected to mount.
A reign of terror: Extra-judicial killings in Duterte’s Philippines 10:03 Aoine 04 Beal 0 comments
Since Rodrigo Duterte began his term as the 16th president of the Philippines in 30 June 2016, Filipinos and the international community have watched in horror at accounts of dead bodies found nightly in the country’s streets, linked to extra-judicial killings (EJKs).
Gaza tomorrow 14:02 Déar 26 Aib 0 comments
After dozens were killed and hundreds injured in the Friday demonstrations in Gaza, it appears inevitable that there will be further such killings and mutilations tomorrow as the protests continue. The following letter to the Israeli Ambassador in Ireland expresses fears that Israel will continue their unjust use of violence.
France In Revolt – Workers And Students Unite 20:48 Domh 22 Aib 0 comments
While the Irish media focus only Macron bombing Syria and making speeches in praise of the EU French workers and students are in full scale revolt against the French President’s neo-liberal policies.
Would you Believe? Lún 03 1 comments
Imposing a President
The Greek Wildfire Catastrophe – Climate Change And Austerity Combine Iúil 30 0 comments
The wildfires that struck Rafina, north east of Athens, have now claimed at least 80 lives with the number set to rise as many are still missing. This terrible catastrophe shows the interaction of climate change and austerity, both the result of a society that puts people before profit.
Globalization: hope on the horizon despite the Fake Liberals Iúil 19 0 comments
The UN's globalization and neoliberalism seek to eliminate global freedom and western culture. It creates multi-culturalism and diversity which in the extreme undermines western culture but if a country is to survive it must defend its culture. The fake liberals, really a social class, drive both neoliberalism and globalization which gains the support of the swamp. Other political parties need to be chosen to overcome the swamp. For example, Donald Trump in America is having some success against the swamp.
Ireland's, Embassies Galore Meith 03 1 comments
In an advanced technological communications era, what a waste and nonsense to even contemplate opening yet another embassy to add to the seventy-four existing Irish missions across the world?
EU/Irish Government Deception? Meith 03 0 comments
Inaugural Irish Defence Forces Values Champion Awards?more >>
More than 1 million consumers affected by chemical exceedences Lún 03 Friends of Irish Environment 0 comments
European Commission issues Court proceedings against Ireland over water quality
Animal Exploitation in Ireland Iúil 28 Vegan Information Project 1 comments
This recently updated video shows animal exploitation in Ireland in a variety of settings, including slaughterhouses, farms, laboratories, hare coursing fields, and dairy parlours.
New Student Loan Rule Sides with For-Profit Colleges Iúil 27 Jubilee USA Network 0 comments
This week the US Department of Education proposed new student "borrower defense" rules.
Senate Bill Offers Debt Relief for Puerto Rico Iúil 25 Jubilee USA Network 0 comments
New Senate legislation offers additional options for Puerto Rico to cut its debt. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the US Territorial Relief Act. If Congress passes the act, US Territories that experience natural disasters could qualify for debt relief.
Lack of enforcement of environmental laws ‘a national scandal’ Iúil 23 Friends of Irish Environment 0 comments
Council planner ‘unable to do any enforcement files’