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WARN Fundraiser
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday May 12, 2012 15:10 by Ciarán   image 1 image
West Against Racism Network is having a fundraiser on Saturday 19th May at 8pm in An Chultúrlann, Falls Road, Belfast. read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday May 10, 2012 22:12 by Kev   image 1 image
Commemorating Al Nakba: Celebrating Palestine Tour in Belfast on Saturday 19th May

Venue: Crescent Arts Centre, University Road, Belfast – Doors 8pm – Entry £10

FOR BOOKING: belfast@ipsc.ie or tickets available from the venue

Please Like the following page for information about the whole tour plus updates: https://www.facebook.com/alnakbatourireland read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Tuesday April 03, 2012 11:11 by Martin O'Rourke
SIPTU is seeking the inclusion of a social clause into every funding contract. This clause would set a threshold of decency of employment conditions for every worker employed by community sector organisations funded by the public purse. read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday March 29, 2012 21:14 by SD
Greece: The new tyranny The war against Austerity

Vangelis Koutalis, activist in the Socialist group OKDE read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Monday March 05, 2012 17:35 by Martin O'Rourke
SIPTU concerned about the massive job losses suffered and keen to ensure the C&V sector gain the recognition they deserve for their excellent work have organised a celebration of their work in Stormont. read full story / add a comment
antrim / environment / news report Sunday February 19, 2012 23:59 by No To Fracking   text 4 comments (last - thursday february 23, 2012 17:03)
The prospect of Fracking moves one ominous step closer in the North Coast. Join the No To Fracking campaign! read full story / add a comment
Irish News front page 2nd February 2012 - full story here
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday February 02, 2012 19:38 by Theobald Wolfe Tone   image 1 image
The Irish News 2 February 2012
Exclusive - Full scale of abuse against Catholic worker revealed
Seanin Graham, Health Correspondent,

The full scale of the sectarian abuse against a Catholic social worker can be revealed today. Co Down woman Laurena Kane (43) was awarded a £60,000 payout from the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust at the High Court last week but The Irish News has now seen the result of an internal investigation which sets out the case in full.

While the trust did not admit liability until last month, the internal 2009 investigation concludes the "sustained" sectarian comments represented a "serious case of alleged harassment" which the trust failed to address.

The leaked document reveals the contents of interviews with the "chief protagonist" of the abuse - named in court as Barbara Lowry - and six other staff members.
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antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Sunday January 29, 2012 13:32 by SD
Open discussion on the Irish economy read full story / add a comment
antrim / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday January 19, 2012 18:31 by Pepe Escobar   text 2 comments (last - tuesday january 24, 2012 13:50)
Let's start with red lines. Here it is, Washington’s ultimate red line, straight from the lion’s mouth. Only last week Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said of the Iranians, “Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No. But we know that they're trying to develop a nuclear capability. And that's what concerns us. And our red line to Iran is do not develop a nuclear weapon. That's a red line for us.”

How strange, the way those red lines continue to retreat. Once upon a time, the red line for Washington was “enrichment” of uranium. Now, it’s evidently an actual nuclear weapon that can be brandished. Keep in mind that, since 2005, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has stressed that his country is not seeking to build a nuclear weapon. The most recent National Intelligence Estimate on Iran from the U.S. Intelligence Community has similarly stressed that Iran is not, in fact, developing a nuclear weapon (as opposed to the breakout capacity to build one someday). read full story / add a comment
The liberation of the empty Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast. Photo by Colin Parte.
antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday January 17, 2012 12:16 by Occupy Belfast   image 1 image
Occupy Belfast and other activists have liberated the empty and unused Bank of Ireland building on Royal Avenue, Belfast, in opposition to soaring homelessness, lack of affordable social housing and home repossessions. read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday January 10, 2012 15:31 by Belfast WSM   image 1 image
The Workers Solidarity Movement will be hosting a public meeting on fighting the cuts, the vicious class war and the anarchist working class alternative to the status-quo. The meeting is free and open to anyone including those who are interested in helping to build an act...ive and visible anarchist movement in this city and beyond. read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday January 10, 2012 13:23 by RNU Belfast   image 2 images
A dangerous splinter group from the far right British National Party is attempting to spread its tentacles across Britain in the wake of last years acrimonious split with the larger Griffen faction in a row over working conditions, corruption and harassment. And their base is to be Belfast. read full story / add a comment
Occupy Belfast Housing Protest
antrim / housing / press release Tuesday January 10, 2012 10:40 by Jimmy McPseudonym   image 1 image
Occupy Belfast Protest, City Hall Saturday 14th January 1pm Affordable Housing for Everyone- No Evictions, No Repossessions read full story / add a comment
antrim / anti-capitalism / other press Monday January 02, 2012 09:55 by Jimmy McPseudonym
Below is the full text of an email sent to all MLA's on Christmas day. Sorry I'm putting this up a bit late. read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 15, 2011 21:11 by Sean Matthews
The sixty million payoff to prison officers in Northern Ireland could be much better spent on addressing the causes of crime such as poverty, social deprivation and prison rehabilitation. Prison officers who served during the Troubles could walk away from their jobs with packages of more than £120,000 plus pension as part of a £60m redundancy programme aimed at ‘modernising’ the service. read full story / add a comment
antrim / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Tuesday November 01, 2011 01:21 by Grupo Raíces (Grúpa Fréamhacha)   image 1 image
Documentary Screening and Discussion with Javier Orozco, Colombian Refugee and Trade Unionist Mon. 7th Nov. 7 pm The Red Devil Bar, Falls Rd., Belfast read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday October 29, 2011 15:36 by WARN
Film screening about the Dale Farm evictions, followed by a discussion about anti-Traveller racism. Organised by the West Against Racism Network. read full story / add a comment
Máirtín Ó Cadhain: A Life in Struggle
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday October 26, 2011 23:35 by Ciarán   image 1 image
Léacht Harry Holland 2011
"Máirtín Ó Cadhain: A Life in Struggle"

le Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh
mar chuid de Fhéile Gaeilge le Bród ag Glór na Móna

Tá cáil ar Mháirtín Ó Cadhain mar scríbhneoir, ach ba shóisialaí agus poblachtóir é freisin a chaith a shaol ag troid ar son na cosmhuintire, go háirithe sna ceantair Ghaeltachta arb as dó féin.

Tá dhá leabhahr scríofa ag Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh ar an Chadhnach, agus tá cnuasach de shaothar an Chadhnaigh curtha in eagar aige freisin.

Beidh an chaint i mBéarla, agus beidh ceol ina diaidh le Gráinne Holland agus cairde. read full story / add a comment

antrim / arts and media / event notice Tuesday October 25, 2011 19:49 by FEE QUB   image 1 image   video 2 video files
Free Education for Everyone (FEE) in QUB are taking part in the mass screening of the new documentary THE REAL SOCIAL NETWORK on November 1st. The screening will be in the PFC at Queens University, Belfast at 6.30pm - the screening is totally free and everyone is welcome. read full story / add a comment
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