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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 11, 2013 12:32 by Crazy Cat   text 2 comments (last - saturday december 14, 2013 00:57)
Yesterday the French Senat passed article 13 of the 2014-2019 French Defense Bill , an attack on freedom and fundamental rights.
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A true ecologist...
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 10, 2013 01:30 by Save the Irish Hare   text 5 comments (last - friday december 13, 2013 02:05)   image 12 images
Hares AND Greyhounds being forced to run in appalling weather conditions. Many greyhounds injured...

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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Thursday December 05, 2013 15:33 by Raibeart O'Longain   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 05, 2013 20:55)   video 1 video file
Glaring hypocrisy in the light the Smithwick tribunal. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 03, 2013 10:59 by FTA69   text 2 comments (last - monday april 28, 2014 15:40)   image 1 image
Recently returned from a stint in Palestine, the place that most struck me was the city of Hebron. It is here that the illegal settler policies of the Israeli government has led to the most conflict and it is here where I saw some of the worst poverty in the West Bank. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Monday December 02, 2013 22:07 by Sean Crudden
The United Nations' convention on the rights of persons with a disability does not confer any particular right on anyone. As a mental patient I have no more rights with it as I might have without it. However the UNCRPD has a political effect. The Irish Government must repeal the Lunatics Act of the 19th century to make Irish Law consonant with the UNCRPD. That old act is long and detailed and makes elaborate provision to prevent the exploitation of lunatics i.e. mental patients. But, it seems, a new law is required introducing assisted decision making by patients rather than providing an authority to make decisions on our behalf. read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday November 28, 2013 17:53 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.
On November 19th the Tánaiste (Vice-Prime Minister in Ireland) Eamon Gilmore, addressed the parliamentary questions raised by TDs Maureen O’Sullivan, Clare Daly and Seán Crowe, in relation to growing concerns about the escalation of political repression in Colombia. In recent months, scores of left-wing activists, trade union organisers, protesters and human rights’ defenders have been murdered. Many more have been imprisoned, injured and harassed. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday November 25, 2013 18:31 by Anthony Ravlich
The Occupation - often with good hearts but heads not straight due to the 'divide and rule' which stems from the UN. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday November 24, 2013 18:50 by Mark and Kathryn Llewellyn-Jones   text 30 comments (last - thursday january 22, 2015 12:29)
In a recent story on this website it was reported that a number of companies who had acted as agents for Metro Property Group in Detroit are facing litigation and/or have ceased trading.
Comments on this story were posted by an individual named Finn in which he or she openly accuses the plaintiffs in the lawsuit of serious criminal activity and bankruptcy.
In May this year the Irish company, Brendan Investments, publicly backed Metro Property Group in Detroit and the individual named Finn appears to be posting on the company's behalf. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday November 23, 2013 12:05 by Hugh Murphy
The Attorney General for Northern Ireland John F Larkin QC had called for an end to inquires into the Troubles and the death of civilians. However, this is not the first time the so-called rebel has refused to support an inquiry into innocent deaths. I transcribe below two letters I got from him. This man wrote these letters - fully aware that the several solicitors in Belfast took who took on this case would do nothing - and the last one Norman Shannon sat on it until it became Statute Barred.

How can the legal system, both in Belfast and Dublin get away with this cover up. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Friday November 22, 2013 09:49 by PM / PLM/ PMCJ   text 12 comments (last - friday december 27, 2013 09:50)   image 5 images
Capitalism is destroying the planet. Now we suffer. The devastating horror unleashed by monster-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) upon the eastern and central Philippines regions is unspeakable. As of writing, estimates of the number of casualties and actual damages are tentative because many areas remain isolated and communications, power, road and port systems are down.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 19, 2013 20:46 by Anthony Ravlich
In many neoliberal States social class discrimination is hidden and 'class-blind' societies fostered. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday November 14, 2013 18:24 by rebel
Here are some examples how secret service work, it can be useful to those who don’t have experience with them. Here are some examples how secret service work, it can be useful to those who don’t have experience with them. Of course, it has nothing with national security. In the West, they follow you on the basis of nationality, color of skin and religion. They make paranoia and create fears about immigrants in order to spread racism and justify repression (imprisoning and deportation) against immigrants.
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international / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday November 14, 2013 08:25 by Akbayan, Aksyon Klima, Yeb Sano   image 4 images
It seems these days that whenever Mother Nature wants to send an urgent message to humankind, it sends it via the Philippines. This year the messenger was Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda.

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international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 12, 2013 02:07 by Anti racism and anti animal cruelty   text 33 comments (last - saturday november 16, 2013 06:07)   image 9 images
I am involved with a number of groups that focus on opposing animal cruelty and from time to time I receive details of what people involved in controversial practises are getting up to. In particular I receive occasional information concerning what appears on a website called "Greyhound Nuts", a site that deals with aspects of Ireland's greyhound industry but specialises in promoting hare coursing.

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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 06, 2013 04:20 by NFI   text 4 comments (last - monday april 28, 2014 12:21)
People all over the world are fighting fracking you just won't hear that much about it in Irish media. This week after violent attacks from the police a few weeks ago, First Nations tribes people of New Brunswick, Canada, continue their battle to protect their children's health, water and land against fracking.
http://lastrealindians.com/for-immediate-release-sacred...ov-4/
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international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Monday November 04, 2013 00:14 by Nick Nile   text 10 comments (last - sunday november 10, 2013 01:53)
Not only should abortion be legal but it also is well worth arguing that having children should be made illegal (as in a crime). Now here is a statement even most sleeping Americans would agree is a radical proposition (so radical in fact you almost never encounter it). And yet it is a very practical and sane proposition, even to its extreme, logical outcome, that is allowing our very own human species to become extinguished (as in extinct). After all the ecological system of this world doesn’t need the human species and would undoubtedly be better off without it. Why would a baby want, for example, to be born into a world of global warming? Or why would a baby want to be born into a world of diminishing resources, in respect to the perpetually growing world population?
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international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Friday November 01, 2013 18:22 by Helen Prentice   text 56 comments (last - thursday november 21, 2013 21:07)   image 1 image
In May 2013 TV Star Eddie Hobbs' Company, Brendan Investments, publicly backed Metro Property Group in Detroit following news reports of a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed in Federal Court against Metro.The statement, published on Brendan Investments website, claimed that Metro Property Group had been transparent with them and they had no cause for concern.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 30, 2013 17:57 by Anthony Ravlich
Global ethical human rights will give the Lost generation of Youth a future. It really is a macabre understanding of peace and human beings when it is seen that only absolute control to crush potential is the way to achieve peace. In fact, in my view, it creates slaves and dangerous States which are not held to account. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday October 24, 2013 13:36 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 27, 2013 11:41)
Over the last couple of days we have witnessed massive media hysteria about the case of Maria, a young girl supposedly abducted by a Roma couple in Greece. DNA tests and Lombroso-style racial profiling [1] have come into action in a case that has stirred the irrational anxiety that feeds racism and bigotry. Beyond the fact that child abduction is a serious issue, the "whiteness" and "blondeness" of the alleged victim have been emphasised together with the "Roma" condition of the alleged culprits. Let us remember that this is taking place in Greece, a country where blatant racism (as expressed by Golden Dawn) is on the rise, so there are good reasons to be cautious about this whole case. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 16, 2013 09:32 by Confused Local   text 1 comment (last - friday october 18, 2013 21:37)
The controversial Shell Corrib gas pipeline project in Co Mayo has suffered a "major" setback after the Commercial Court today granted an order quashing the revised licence issued for the Shell gas terminal at Ballinaboy.

It appears to be a convenient coincidence for shell that this revised licence granted just as this years offshore work began, and was quashed just as the offshore work was complete!
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