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Kilkieran Bay
galway / environment / press release Wednesday December 04, 2013 21:59 by Ireland Against Salmon Farms   text 3 comments (last - monday october 03, 2016 00:32)   image 2 images
The destruction of Kilkieran Bay and Bertraghboy Bay by our state. Nine new cages for Kilkieran Bay and 5or 6 for Bertraghboy Bay in Connemara and more to be added. You could practically walk to them from the shore and this is an SAC and SPA.

Again economically supported by Udaras na Gaeltachta and now run by a multinational salmon feed lot operator. Replacing salmon farms that never worked and got huge funding from Udaras na Gaeltachta in the past and this is a SPECIAL AREA OF CONSERVATION. It is a total disgrace. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday November 21, 2013 23:19 by Fia
Enda Kenny will be in Galway attending the Christmas market, to turn on the lights. Does the City Council/Chamber of Commerce not see the IRONY in this? read full story / add a comment
galway / history and heritage / event notice Monday November 11, 2013 16:36 by John Cunningham
Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour & Class

Inaugural conference
At James Hardiman library (new extension)
NUI Galway

21-22 November 2013
I'm posting the full programme below. It's rather long, I'm afraid read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday October 25, 2013 17:29 by Jam   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 05, 2013 23:53)   image 6 images
No to State Racism
No to Irresponsible Media Reporting
End Racial Profiling. read full story / add a comment
Keith Bolender
galway / anti-capitalism / event notice Saturday September 28, 2013 21:28 by Simon McGuinness   image 1 image
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. read full story / add a comment
galway / crime and justice / event notice Saturday September 07, 2013 21:15 by I-I Admin   1 attached file
NOTICE OF MEETING

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

You are cordially invited to attend a meeting of Integrity Ireland.
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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
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday August 16, 2013 20:43 by Galway Alliance Against War
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The August GAAW Bulletin will be a rather truncated edition as we bring to your attention forthcoming activities by Galway’s local peace group.

The U.S. military hub at Shannon airport remains our principal focus. It is through here that Washington ferries its soldiers and its weaponry to kill innocent people in far off lands. This makes us direct accomplices to mass murder.
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 02, 2013 13:20 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - wednesday july 03, 2013 08:26)
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FOR YOUR DIARY

SOLIDARITY RALLY AT ENNIS DISTRICT COURT
10th JULY 2013 at 10.30am
JOIN US THERE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY

GAAW SUPPORTED PEACE EVENT
Shannon Peace Vigil
Sunday, 14th July, 2013
14:00 until 15:00
Meet at small roundabout just before Shannon Airport

CONTENTS
1. MARGARETTA’S COURT CASE
2. GAAW PRO TAKEN IN FOR QUESTIONING BY GARDAÍ
3. MEANWHILE AT SHANNON THE WAR GOES ON…..

4. FROM SOLDIER TO RESISTER – JOE GLENTON IN GALWAY
5. THE GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THEMSELVES

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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday June 27, 2013 22:09 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 4 comments (last - saturday june 29, 2013 01:43)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Niall Farrell of the Galway Alliance Against War has accused the Gardai of harassment after he was contacted today by Det. Roddy Bourke of Shannon Garda station seeking to “interview” him tomorrow in relation to an act of sabotage of a US warplane at Shannon airport in December 2011. read full story / add a comment
Letter from the "Boys in Blue"
galway / anti-war / imperialism / press release Monday June 24, 2013 11:34 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - monday june 24, 2013 18:52)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
The Galway Alliance Against War claims in a press release that the Gardai see themselves above the law “just like the paedophile priests in the bad old days.” read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 12, 2013 23:30 by Galway Alliance Against War
CONTENTS
1. FROM SOLDIER TO RESISTER – JOE GLENTON – TO SPEAK IN GALWAY
2. GAAW PAIR CHARGED OVER PEACE ACTION AT SHANNON
3. IRISH BACKING FOR BRITISH NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAMME
4. IS THE WAR IN SYRIA OVER OR ABOUT TO BEGIN?
5. PEACE PROCESS: COLUMBIA
6. MORE WARS IN AFRICA: SUDAN & SOUTH SUDAN – A (Thomas C.) MOUNTAIN VIEW
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galway / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday May 08, 2013 22:19 by OccupyGalway   image 1 image
At 12 midday on the 16th of May, Occupy Galway will return to Eyre Square to mark the first anniversary of the destruction of the Eyre Square camp. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday March 22, 2013 16:01 by GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR   text 3 comments (last - monday march 25, 2013 21:13)

CONTENTS

1. CAUSES FOR CONCERN: STOP EXTRADITION TO THE USA! GUANTANAMO HUNGER STRIKE
2. PEACE IN THE NORTH
3. 10 YEARS SINCE IRAQ AND ANOTHER MILITARY INTERVENTION ON THE OFFING
4. I AM BRADLEY MANNING
5. MAKE WAR NOT LOVE
6. RTE – NOTHING BUT THE SAME OLD STORY
7. CHINA – THE BOGEYMAN
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galway / miscellaneous / news report Monday March 11, 2013 18:45 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 5 comments (last - thursday march 14, 2013 15:35)   image 2 images
Galway S2S and Rossport Solidarity Camp members challenged the head of SEPIL, Michael Crothers, to answer for the crimes Shell has commited.

The Managing Director of Shell E&P Ireland, Michael Crothers, came to the NUI Galway Energy Night on the evening of Feb 28th. He was part of a PR delegation that promoted Shell's progress in attempting to bring the Corrib Gas Project on-stream. A group of local Galway Shelltosea activists and Rossport Solidarity Camp members with ethical objections to the Gas Project staged a peaceful protest to express their concerns. Shell has been allowed to remove 125,000 tonnes of peat bog from an area directly including, and surrounded by, EU Special Areas of Conservation. The Irish government has failed in its legal duty to protect the natural habitats upon which Shell are currently working. In relation to the negative environmental consequences of the CGP, Crother's response was to praise Shell's environmental record as "exemplary".
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday February 16, 2013 18:32 by Galway Alliance Against War
GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR
FEBRUARY 2013 BULLETIN
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/galway.antiwar
Or https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/312442090965/

CONTENTS
1. IRISH SOLIDERS TO TRAIN TROOPS INVOLVED IN OVERTHROW OF MALI’S DEMOCRATIC GOVT IN 2012
2. SHANNON’S BLOOD MONEY
3. OBAMA’S EMPTY PROMISES FROM THE “LAND OF THE FREE”
4. ON THE SCENT OF DEATH THREATS TO GAAW’S PRO
5. MING, GAAW’S COMPUTER & CORRUPTION IN THE GARDAÍ
6. UNEMPLOYED KILLER OF THE MONTH
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galway / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday February 03, 2013 14:15 by GPR   text 2 comments (last - thursday march 07, 2013 01:07)   video 1 video file
On Feb 1st, St. Bridget's Day and Human Rights Day, Galway Pussy Riot in solidarity with the three Pussy Rioters two who were sent to a Russian labor camp gave a 20 minute riotous and righteous rant outside AIB bank in Galway calling for the tearing down of the false gods of capitalism, the freemarket, greed, their minions in the Irish Government and the Troika. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday January 14, 2013 15:59 by Marta Fabregat   1 attached file
STARTS 30TH OF JANUARY

• COURSE DETAILS: 7 week course
• VENUE: Amnesty international shop in Galway, 2/3 Middle St.
• PRICE: 40 Euros
Contact: 0872031764 or marta@green-spiral.com
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galway / anti-capitalism / event notice Saturday January 12, 2013 22:44 by Food Not Bonds   text 6 comments (last - thursday january 17, 2013 06:44)   image 1 image
To highlight the start of this years lucky €17billion bondholder windfall.
Food Not Bonds will provide refreshments in Eyre Square with a bit of music, comedy and open mic to mark the €2.65billion to be paid out to Irish Life & Permanent bondholders on Monday 14th January. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday January 11, 2013 15:52 by Galway Alliance Against War
GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR
JANUARY 2013 BULLETIN

CONTENTS
1. GAAW CALLS FOR ACTION ON GUANTANAMO
2. IS IT TIME TO OCCUPY SHANNON WARPORT?
3. STIFFING “BRITS”: The Media Hypocrites & The Continuity IRA
4. LATEST WAR NEWS FROM SHANNON’S WARPORT
5. GAAW & THE GARDAÍ
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