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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 11, 2014 23:08 by William Wraithwrite
Once you are born a creature (and irrespective of your personal circumstances which can vary greatly) that is as you were forced into existence (not by any choice on your part but according to European religious dogma originating in the Middle East) not just for a lifetime on earth but also forever after by some notion of an immortal soul, so then you are also forced into an immortality (almost like a vampire who too can never truly die in literature) and irrespective of however terrifying such an immortality might present itself. “What kind of God (or Yahweh) would put a soul, any soul (no matter how supposedly evil in human terms) into an eternal length of torture—and never having to contemplate acquiescence—what kind of compassion is that? This is as extreme of cruelty and barbarity as one could espouse. Such cosmic outcome, supposedly as Divine Justice, doesn’t even reach the categories of mere human ideas to justice. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday March 06, 2014 17:17 by Robert Long
Foreign backed coup in Kiev.

This year will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Observing the media of Europe and the U.S one could be forgiven for seeing startling similarities between 2014 and 1914. Imperialist powers and entangling alliances pitting the world into two opposing camps over the fate of a small nation. In this case the autonomous Republic of Crimea. Crimea which is an autonomous region belonging to Ukraine but with an ethnic Russian majority has held the attention of world since the Pro-Russian government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown by rioters in the countries capital of Kiev on February 23rd, 2014.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 05, 2014 00:59 by Anthony Ravlich
Major Western Powers invited to New Zealand gives opportunity to advocate a global 'turn-around' by adopting 'bottom-up' emphasis of global ethical human rights (developed in New Zealand) to replace 'near absolute', 'top-down' control of 'neoliberal absolutism'. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Friday February 28, 2014 17:52 by Albert Collins   text 2 comments (last - friday february 28, 2014 20:43)
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In recent times we have witnessed the ousting of two democratically elected presidents. The Egyptian president Morsi was deposed in an army coup, which, strangely, was not regarded elsewhere as a coup. Pro-Morsi demonstrators suffered about 800 casualties at the hands of the police and army. Little outside sympathy was shown towards the massacred and their families. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday February 27, 2014 05:45 by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party - Philippines)   image 3 images
The key feature of the global landscape is the continuing stagnation of the centers of the global economy, the United States and the European Union. The promise of sustained recovery from the financial implosion has eluded the United States for over three years now while most of Europe remains mired in very deep recession, with the notable exception of Germany. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Thursday February 13, 2014 01:35 by Joe Justice   text 3 comments (last - thursday february 20, 2014 17:22)   video 1 video file
Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression. Behind scenes of this shallow morality play …lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations.
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Rural pastime?
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 11, 2014 13:22 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 34 comments (last - saturday april 12, 2014 12:16)   image 7 images
The ICC (Irish Coursing Club) says hare coursing has nothing to hide and everyone is welcome at displays of this "delightful rural pastime". So why were two women manhandled and ejected from the National Coursing Meeting when they tried to film this event?

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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 11, 2014 07:30 by Party of the Laboring Masses (PLM)   image 3 images
The following is the English-language translation of a document on bayanihan socialism that was presented at the convention of the Philippines socialist party Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Labouring Masses, PLM) in December, 2013.
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 05, 2014 15:05 by Collective Lieux communs
Analysis about ows-like movements all around the world in 2011.

This text was written by the French Collective Lieux communs (lieux communs = commonplaces) in june 2011. It was translated in English in October 2012. If you wish to know who we are, you can read our declaration here: https://collectiflieuxcommuns.fr/spip/spip.php?article483 read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 04, 2014 06:13 by Nuala   text 12 comments (last - sunday november 23, 2014 23:19)   image 1 image
NO INNOCENT IRISH PEOPLE WERE FRAMED FOR THE MURDER OF AIREY NEAVE, THE MOST SENIOR BRITISH POLITICIAN EVER TO BE ASSASSINATED.
The case remains ‘unsolved.’
‘Unsolved,’ in 1970s parlance, means no innocent people were framed for it.
But why? Why this departure from standard procedure in 1970s England?
What was so special about Airey Neave - that they made an exception in his case? read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday February 03, 2014 15:15 by Robert Long
Last night's Super Bowl has had the unintended consequence of bringing the 9/11 terror attacks back into the forefront of the public mind. The controversy began several months ago, when Seattle Sea Hawks coach Pete Carroll began voicing doubts about the nonsensical, official 9/11 conspiracy theory pushed by the US government and mainstream media. Carroll put many of the official conspiracies incongruities and alternate theory's to a retired, four star General Peter Chiarelli, a former US army Chief of Staff.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday February 01, 2014 05:18 by Citizens Action Party (Akbayan)   image 1 image
Akbayan Party today said it welcomes with high hopes the signing of the last annex to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Aquino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
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Dirty War of Shannon Airport
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday January 30, 2014 11:48 by brian clarke   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 26, 2014 10:08)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
DIRTY WAR an Award-Winning Documentary Video - Full Film of Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill tracks tracking down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars out of Shannon Airport Ireland. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 28, 2014 00:45 by Anthony Ravlich
The UN by crossing a line to authoritarianism and creating ‘neoliberal absolutism’ means the Rule of Law they promote is not based on reason but rather elite interests. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 15, 2014 21:07 by Irish Republican & Marxist History Project   video 1 video file
This is the Story of Droichead Nua (Newbridge ) native Terry Moore. Moore first became interested in the ideas of Marx while studying in Edinburgh in 1971. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 14, 2014 07:52 by Anthony Ravlich
Noam Chomsky's response to UN's 'Global Crime Against Humanity' which is described in my recent article, 'A Great World can be achieved by Great States ensuring global ethical human rights'. It also contains my reply. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday January 13, 2014 22:02 by john throne
The military campaign of the Republican groups was a failure. Some of us said this would be the case from the start. But some of us who did so did not put enough emphasis on the need to struggle for an international solution to the problems facing Ireland. This article seeks to put this right. It also seeks to look at the North and borders and the future taking into account the changes that have taken place and considering alternatives. A socialist united Ireland? Is this possible if the socialist revolution does not start first in England, Scotland and Wales and spread to Ireland North and South? Is it possible that the revolution could unfold in a way that would leave significant divisions in the working class and make the move to a socialist united Ireland not immediately possible? Perhaps some sort of Canton system like exists in Switzerland would be necessary for a time. Can the socialist revolution start first in the North given the deep division made worse by the past 40 years.? read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday January 10, 2014 14:53 by Basque Solidarity   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 11, 2014 02:14)   image 1 image
While I´m writing these words they are arresting my brother. Again, yes. Now he is 40 and it looks like his crime is to building bridges between the political prisoners and the social collectives. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 08, 2014 20:18 by via Jim Lane   video 2 video files
A memoir of the 1950's and 1960's in the Irish Republican and Socialist Republican Movements. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 08, 2014 20:09 by Anthony Ravlich   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 12, 2014 21:43)
Describes what I see as the UN’s gross neglect of duty re UN Charter (in my opinion, a ‘global crime against humanity’) to uphold UDHR. Also I consider greater political and national unity is planned to execute a ‘near absolute’ control in States.
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