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Jan 27th Deadline for Submissions on Govt Bill to Prevent Citizens Objections to Bad Planning & Developments

The government is bringing in legislation that will more or less remove your right to object to various types of planning applications and will give free reign to developers and private companies to do as they please. The new rules would require objections only from established interest groups that are in existence at least 3 years and have more than 100 members for that time. Fees will also be far higher. This means if someone wants to put a motorway outside your door and dig a quarry in the field beside you, or build a windfarm outside your front window, a sewage works over the wall, then you have to have known about it somehow three years in advance, have formed an interest group and have 100 members, not 99 or 50 or 20 but 100 !

Friends of the Irish Environment are calling on citizens and citizens group to make their voices heard during the submission period to make our opposition clear to the State. The rights of citizens to access our courts goes back to the Magna Carta.

Submission can be made until January 27, 2020.
Submission site: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/public-consultation-general-scheme-housing-and-planning-and-development-bill-2019

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national / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday October 15, 2013 16:13 by Republican Sinn Féin Galway
Statement by the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton, October 15, 2013 read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 01, 2013 15:25 by Paddy Hackett
Below is a piece from me analysing the interview with Maurice Coakely concerning his recently published book Ireland in the World Order: A History of Uneven Development?

The interview was published on the website PoliticalEconomy.ie on March 28th 2013 read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Friday September 27, 2013 12:56 by Turing
Cuba Support Group Ireland is pleased to announce the dates and venues of a nationwide speaking tour by Canadian academic and author, Keith Bolender, a world expert on the blockade of Cuba.

His talk will be based on his latest book, Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, the Revolution and Its People.

In it, Bolender explores how Cuban society has been affected by 50 years of ‘non stop hostility from the world’s most powerful nation’. He offers extensive historical analysis, firsthand interviews and expert comment.

Most significantly, perhaps, Bolender puts the blockade of Cuba into the historical military context of the tactic of siege and analyses the psychological impacts of this on the besieged population, with some remarkable insights from historical parallels. Through this contextualisation, the potential of American policy to deliver its stated intentions is evaluated with uncomfortable conclusions for policy makers. read full story / add a comment
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wicklow / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday September 25, 2013 15:21 by The Boy General   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 02, 2013 12:38)   image 1 image
This year 2013,the year of the 100th anniversary of the Great Dublin Lock Out of 1913, also marks the 36th anniversary of the murder of Socialist Republican Seamus Costello. Seamus was murdered by anti Working Class forces in Dublin on October 5, 1977. A great loss to the fight for Socialism and Republicanism. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 18, 2013 17:25 by Con Carroll
Just stop for a moment and imagine the power and belief in working class political non violent direct action. What have we done with the words of Irish Scottish political activist CONNOLLY: "you can hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle but unless you build a Social Republic, all your efforts will be in vain" remember Irish republican Peader o Donnell read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday September 15, 2013 22:36 by Luke Eastwood   text 4 comments (last - tuesday september 17, 2013 10:25)   video 1 video file
On why it is so difficult to break away from the established social order read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / press release Friday September 13, 2013 12:50 by Turing   text 7 comments (last - monday september 30, 2013 11:21)   image 1 image
In 2012 the attempt by the government to Quebec to introduce a 75% fee hike was defeated by the organisation of a mass student strike that lasted over 6 months. That fee increase was part of the global process of imposing the privatisation and commodification of education. Since the victory, organisers of the strike have been being doing speaking tours to aid the process whereby "youth and students everywhere are becoming increasingly conscious of the need to organize as a means to defend education as a social right". In September this tour reaches Ireland where we need to hear how a sustained and militant student movement that can win is built. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday September 10, 2013 05:24 by brionOcleirigh   image 2 images   video 1 video file
A report this Thursday will reveal MI5, the FBI in the USA, and special branch in the Irish State in the south, "starved" paramilitary police in British Occupied Ireland, of vital intelligence, that would have prevented a massacre, in which twenty-nine people died after a 500lb bomb exploded in the middle of Omagh..The victims families commissioned a private report by a London law firm, the SBP, which included experts, who obtained sensitive intelligence, demonstrating major failings by all the Police forces, before the attack, which caused the massacre. read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Saturday September 07, 2013 19:36 by SHAC - Social Housing Action Co-op   text 2 comments (last - sunday september 15, 2013 14:16)   image 1 image
On wednesday last a squat in galway was evicted.One young woman arrested for "trespass likely to cause fear in another person", after she had been woken from her bed to the sound of 3 burley men attempting to kick in the door. Meanwhile, to every 1 homeless person
are 67 deralict houses in Ireland read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 28, 2013 17:18 by newsmedia   text 4 comments (last - monday september 02, 2013 02:33)
Merriam-Webster defines democracy as:

1 a : government by the people : rule of the majority b (1) : a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly (as in the ancient Greek city-states or the New England town meeting) — called also direct democracy (2) : a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them indirectly through a system of representation and delegated authority in which the people choose their officials and representatives at periodically held free elections — called also representative democracy

2 : a community or state in which the government is controlled by the people; specifically : a state in which the supreme power is held and exercised directly by the people rather than by their elected agents *in a democracy the people meet and exercise their government in person; in a republic, they assemble and administer it by their representatives and agents— James Madison read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday August 19, 2013 17:22 by R.Ascal   text 3 comments (last - wednesday august 21, 2013 11:13)   image 1 image
At the dawn of the 21st century, the long struggle for Irish National Liberation is far from completed. Today Ireland and her people find themselves subjected to the interests of International Imperialism. Three giants of International Imperialism co-operate and compete with each other for dominance in Ireland, namely the US, the European Union and British Imperialism.
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international / anti-capitalism / press release Sunday August 18, 2013 21:57 by Seomra Spraoi   image 1 image
On the morning of the 14th of August police raided Rigaer 94, Fridel 54, Reiche 63a and several other flats, there was also a comrade arrested at Liebig 34. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday August 15, 2013 00:25 by Turing   text 2 comments (last - sunday august 18, 2013 13:00)   image 1 image
The bloody dissolution of the sit-ins in Al-Nahda Square and Raba'a al-Adawiyya is nothing but a massacre—prepared in advance. It aims to liquidate the Muslim Brotherhood. But, it is also part of a plan to liquidate the Egyptian Revolution and restore the military-police state of the Mubarak regime.

The Revolutionary Socialists did not defend the regime of Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood for a single day. We were always in the front ranks of the opposition to that criminal, failed regime which betrayed the goals of the Egyptian Revolution. It even protected the pillars of the Mubarak regime and its security apparatus, armed forces and corrupt businessmen. We strongly participated in the revolutionary wave of 30 June.

Neither did we defend for a single day the sit-ins by the Brotherhood and their attempts to return Mursi to power. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday August 06, 2013 20:59 by Turing
Comrades & friends, Please e-mail to info@embamex.ie addressed to Ambassador: Mr. Carlos Eugenio Garcia de Alba at the Mexican Embassy, Dublin. Protesting against these killings and to demand that his government bring the culprits to justice. The CPI has also send a message of solidarity to our sister organisation in Mexico asking them to pass on our sincere condolences to the families of our murdered comrades.

Communist Party of Ireland read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 24, 2013 22:11 by Padddy Hackett   text 16 comments (last - monday august 12, 2013 19:50)
Neither public nor private debt is the problem. Instead public/private debt is a product of the problem of profitability. Because of the lack of profitability debt has ballooned thereby reinforcing the problem.

For capitalism to economically recover a very deep depression involving massive reductions in the value of labour power and social welfare spending is a necessity. The only other (authentic) option is global communist revolution.
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday July 18, 2013 18:57 by R.Ascal   text 1 comment (last - thursday july 18, 2013 20:52)
Recent hysteria in the corporate media has exposed a growing fear in the capitalist establishment at the rise of socialist republicanism in Ireland,

The latest example follows a protest outside Leinster House in Dublin, called to demand the Jailing of Ireland's Bankers when a group of anti- austerity protestors confronted Labour minister for communications, Pat Rabbitte.
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 16, 2013 16:14 by Towards A Socialist Republic   text 4 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 21:55)
The question on the lips of many people who have attended the recent anti- austerity protests in Ireland is ‘where are the masses?’ Some who have taken to the streets have been disappointed by the numbers turning out, comparing Irish protests to those in Greece or Turkey and have begun to ask ‘why aren’t the Irish people fighting back?’ read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday July 15, 2013 21:18 by R.Ascal   text 1 comment (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 09:15)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
In many countries fighting for national liberation, the revolutionary forces are coordinated by a 'broad front'. Throughout history, coalition's of anti- imperialist groups have come together to wage a revolutionary class war that seeks to end the exploitation of the working class and establish socialism.
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national / anti-capitalism / feature Wednesday July 10, 2013 22:19 by dave   text 124 comments (last - friday february 20, 2015 08:44)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
People are getting fed up. We have had the Anglo Tapes released and the government decides to go after the whistle blower instead. Since 2008 unemployed has risen to 14% and it would be a lot higher only that 40,000 people are leaving the country every year. The government job initiative is welfare for business interests and as described here is a scam. It is time to high light this even though many have known it for months. It seems like everytime I view the FAS website more and more real jobs are disappearing from it and being replaced with free labour internships. When I search for specific sectors now all I seem to find are internships. This scheme is absolutely sickening me as it has potentially destroyed several thousand entry level jobs. I can't believe that Joan Burton and the Labour Party have completely ruined the youth labour market with a scheme which is:

-replacing real paid jobs with "internships"
-exploiting the jobless
-wasting tax-payer money to provide companies with free labour
-putting underqualified/inexperienced/unvetted people in jobs with far too much responsibility(working with kids etc...)
-distorting our unemployment figures
-putting existing paid jobs at risk
-being used to makeup for a shortfall of skills in the public service due to the recruitment embargo read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday July 10, 2013 12:47 by Turing   image 1 image
Press statement

New book entitled 'Let us Rise!' on the 1913 Dublin Lockout including essay on role of women, the solidarity effort in Britain, the revolutionary aftershock and a response by Joe Higgins TD to Jack O'Connor's Larkin graveside speech

Official Launch Monday 15th July 6:30pm Gutter Bookshop, Cow Lane, Temple Bar

Commenting on the imminent launch of Let us Rise! which will be available from all good bookshops from next week Joe Higgins TD said:

“This book commemorates the immortal 1913 Dublin Lockout. This struggle, with brilliant leaders like Jim Larkin and James Connolly, heralded the emergence of the working class as the key social and political force. It ushered in a decade of struggle which could have changed the course of Irish history.

“This period is rich in lessons for working class people today. The struggle waged in 1913 is a beacon that can shine a bright light on the way forward, if its lessons are fully absorbed.” read full story / add a comment
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