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international / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 18, 2009 12:30 by Astrid Essed
With the EU guarantee to the Czech president, that the Czech State should not be exposed to property claims of expelled Germans after World War II, the EU not only implicitly consents with ethnical cleansings, it is also highly hypocritical, since the EU regularly points a finger to human rights violating countries like Sudan, Myanmar and Iran
It is high time the EU should look in its own mirror, among else with regard to police abuse, racism and violation of the rights of migrants and real or alleged terrorsuspects read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Friday November 06, 2009 10:26 by Republican Sinn Féin
The Czech Republic’s ratification of the Lisbon Treaty on November 3, paving the way for its adoption as EU law does not mark the end of history. The principles of upon which the campaign against the Lisbon Treaty was fought are timeless and will hold true as long as the human race exists. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Tuesday October 27, 2009 19:44 by Irish Socialist Network

Statement from Irish Socialist Network on Lisbon treaty result. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Saturday October 10, 2009 13:49 by ud   text 6 comments (last - saturday october 17, 2009 11:14)
The Green Party which consists mostly of a parliamentary section and a grassroot will continue
to support FF through whatever budget cuts FF deem necessary to the Irish economy without
question until 2012. it really turns the spotlight onto FG's failure to capture anybody's imagination
save the uber-blonde professional politician types that hang out round Mr Kenny.
Yesterday 09/10/09 Minister Gormley believed that he had the media in thrall from 9am-9pm
with his crack negotiating team comprised of Boyle, White and Ryan. White is notable in that
in her first joint budget with FF she stood and applauded cuts to old people, she is thus
not very bright (low wattage).
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national / eu / press release Wednesday September 30, 2009 23:00 by Fiachra Ó Luain
PRESS RELEASE - 30th September 2009

There has been a formal call for the OSCE to oversee the Irish Lisbon referendum amid growing concerns that the result of the Irish referendum may be manipulated by postal vote fraud. A source within the Dublin City Council has informed the former MEP candidate Fiachra Ó Luain of efforts by the head of the Franchise department to actively register residents of retirement homes, prisons and even the army.

The source has said that the head of the Franchise department has unsupervised and unregulated access to the postal votes and suggests that there may be concerted efforts to influence the outcome of the Lisbon referendum by manipulation of the postal vote system. This corroborates the fact that the ‘People’s Movement’, who are calling for a No vote, received notice from various county councils of the issue of postal votes the day after they had been sent out. read full story / add a comment
Voting for Lisbon and Xmas
galway / eu / news report Wednesday September 30, 2009 22:38 by TD   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Due to maximum effort in Shop Street, Galway, the past few days urging people to vote no on Friday and the consequent bony-weary tireness read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Tuesday September 29, 2009 15:01 by Barry McColgan   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Barry McColgan
National Organiser
Ógra Shinn Féin

Your vote is void, please vote again.

This effectively is the message being sent out by the incumbent Dublin Government as citizens across the 26 Counties are being asked to go to the polls again on Friday 2nd October to be good ‘wee’ Europeans and deliver the ‘right’ vote this time around on the Lisbon Treaty. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / press release Tuesday September 29, 2009 08:23 by W. Tone
A new film about protests in Germany against the Lisbon Treaty (including the demonstration in Berlin in early September) has just been released on YouTube etc. See:


(Click on the arrow icon in the bottom right corner for the sub-menu, and on CC in that sub-menu, to activate the English subtitles)

The demonstrators say they are counting on the Irish to vote NO, since they can't. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Tuesday September 29, 2009 01:12 by O.O'C   text 4 comments (last - tuesday september 29, 2009 21:14)   image 1 image
Below for your information is a copy of the letter that was delivered to Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chairman of the Referendum Commission, from Anthony Coughlan last Thursday, with the most relevant passages highlighted in bold read full story / add a comment
dublin / eu / opinion/analysis Monday September 28, 2009 18:20 by Terawrizt   text 5 comments (last - wednesday september 30, 2009 13:00)   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
New anti-Lisbon treaty music video i have released in aid of the No campaign. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Sunday September 27, 2009 20:16 by 32CSM   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 29, 2009 14:25)   1 attached file
Statement From Francie Mackey. 32CSM Chairman read full story / add a comment
international / eu / press release Saturday September 26, 2009 15:59 by Citizen X
The NeoConOpticon report, released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Statewatch,
reveals the extent to which Europe’s largest defence and IT contractors are benefitting from a €1.4
billion EU “security research” programme that has the explicit aim of fostering a European Homeland
Security industry to compete globally with the USA in a fast growing market. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Saturday September 26, 2009 12:33 by PBPA
People Before Profit Condemns Gilmores Attack on the Left
The People Before Profit Alliance today condemned Labour Party Eamonn Gilmore for his cynical attack on left wing parties who are campaigning against the Lisbon Treaty.

They called on him to engage in an honest debate on the Treaty rather than trying to scare voters into voting yes. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Thursday September 24, 2009 19:11 by PRO Workers Solidarity Movement   text 4 comments (last - monday september 28, 2009 15:29)
Anarchist organisation, Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) has attacked Michael O'Leary's support for the Lisbon treaty, describing O'Leary as "one of Ireland's most notorious anti-union employers"
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national / eu / press release Wednesday September 23, 2009 14:25 by Patricia McKenna
It is truly ironic that the EU Commission is here in Ireland urging Irish voters to vote Yes to the Lisbon Treaty under the guise of jobs and the economy, while it is allowing new member states, like Poland, to provide massive financial bribes to companies to move their operations out of Ireland. - The EU Commission could not care less about Irish jobs. They just want Lisbon passed so they can get more power for themselves at the expense of the people. says McKenna read full story / add a comment
Fantastic Mr. Cox and Friends
national / eu / news report Wednesday September 23, 2009 09:41 by Citizen X   text 7 comments (last - sunday october 04, 2009 01:41)   image 1 image
There are about 6 stories to Pat Cox: the Public Pat, Pat the Builder (aka the Eastern Adventurer), Dr. Cox - Medicine Man, Our Friend in Washington, the Cox Crusader, and lastly, Forty-Hat Pat. Let's meet them all. read full story / add a comment
Joe Higgins, Socialist Party MEP for Dublin
national / eu / feature Tuesday September 22, 2009 15:51 by Joe Higgins MEP   text 24 comments (last - sunday october 25, 2009 10:10)   image 4 images
Many issues have come up so far in the Lisbon debate, some very relevant, some less so. The key issues the Socialist Party have been raising so far are workers rights, public services and miltarisation. Elsewhere Jow Higgins has looked at the issue of workers' rights (http://www.joehiggins.eu/510) and public services (http://www.joehiggins.eu/489). Here, he goes into precisely how Lisbon boosts the armaments industry and is another step towards a militarised EU. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Tuesday September 22, 2009 13:40 by Taru   2 attached files
You are free to use our artworks for e-mail circulation or as ready-to-print posters etc. for the No campaign read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Monday September 21, 2009 19:44 by PRO Workers Solidarity Movement
Anarchist organisation Workers Solidarity Movement has stated that the foisting of NAMA on the Irish people is a clear reason why people should reject the Lisbon treaty, and has rejected attempts by establishment politicians to claim that there is no connection between the two. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Saturday September 19, 2009 18:32 by Patricia McKenna   text 4 comments (last - monday september 21, 2009 12:45)   image 2 images
Former MEP, Patricia McKenna has accussed the EU Commission head, Barroso of illegal interference in Irish referendum, she said "its conveniently opportune that less than two weeks before Irish people vote on the Lisbon treaty the Commission announces that it proposes to give €15m in aid to help former Dell computer workers find new jobs. , Barroso is head of the EU Institution that will gain most power if the treaty is ratified, he should stay out of the debate and respect the existing EU treaties until such time as they are changed”. He is abusing his position and this it quite unacceptable in a supposedly free and democratic society.” read full story / add a comment
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