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offsite link My ?Tribe? Abandoned Me in Covid ? But I Gained a New One That Loves Freedom Wed May 22, 2024 17:52 | Dr David Bell
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday December 18, 2009 - 11:42 by pat c
Professors Mario Barbieri, Maurizio Barbieri & Paola Manduca have prepared a a report which shows that the 2006 and 2009 Israeli bombing has left Gaza in a dangerous copndition for its inhabitants. Not just from unexploded bombs but also from toxic metals in the soils. Full text at link.

The 2006 and 2009 Israeli bombings in Gaza Strip have left a high concentration of toxic metals in the soil. Those metals can cause tumours and problems with fertility, and they can have serious effects on newly born babies, like deformities and genetic pathologies. The metals are in particular tungsten, mercury, molybdenum, cadmium and cobalt.

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national / crime and justice / other press Monday December 07, 2009 - 17:27 by Buck Owen   text 4 comments (last - sunday march 19, 2017 - 17:16)   image 1 image
A court has upheld the right of a private citizen to film gardaí. A judge found the person filming to acting lawfully and within his rights, and fined the two members of the Garda Siochána who assaulted him to prevent him filming to have acted illegally. They were given small fines, even though they pleaded not guilty and lied to the court about the nature of the assault.

There is no law against filming anyone in a public place in Ireland, and that includes the police. If they don't want to be caught on camera doing something, then they shouldn't be doing it.

Lastly, can you imagine what the sentence would be for a protester who grabbed a garda and assaulted him to stop him filming? ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday November 24, 2009 - 16:35 by Kenny G
Thanks to the SpunOut.ie team, myself and a friend found ourselves with a once in a lifetime opportunity. We had won a competition to see Noam Chomsky speak.

The night to see Chomsky came and we were not sure what to expect, having only Chomsky’s Youtube broadcasts as a rough guide. As soon as he begun speaking though, our imaginations started firing. We listened to a man who spoke about what our hearts had told us, but what the world around us had convinced us not to believe. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Friday November 20, 2009 - 23:37 by Diet Simon   text 2 comments (last - sunday november 22, 2009 - 11:46)
"In the heart of this first world I found scenes more reminiscent of the third world.."
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kildare / education / other press Thursday November 19, 2009 - 22:01 by Aidan Rowe   text 10 comments (last - saturday november 21, 2009 - 12:53)
The Student's Union of NUI Maynooth has confirmed, via email correspondence, that they will not be encouraging NUIM students to support the strike on Tuesday. The full text of the email correspondence is presented below. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Monday November 09, 2009 - 14:26 by pat c   text 2 comments (last - thursday november 12, 2009 - 18:40)
An important study which illustrates the paucity of US media reports of civilian deaths in Iraq. hence it is hardly shocking that US citizens are unaware tof the true extent of civilian casualties. Full story at related link.

In February of 2007 Associated Press conducted a survey of 1,002 adults across the United States about their perceptions of the war in Iraq. Whilst the respondents accurately estimated the death toll of U.S. soldiers (the median estimate was 2,974 while the actual toll at the time was 3,100), they grossly underestimated the number of Iraqi civilian casualties (the median answer was 9,890 at a time when several estimates put the toll at least 10 times that number and some as high as 50 times that number). ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / other press Sunday October 11, 2009 - 19:16 by Plebian   text 4 comments (last - monday october 19, 2009 - 16:21)   image 1 image
Recent research published in this week's New Scientist and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that 'commons' communities would do a better job of managing forests than state control. Government control generally leads to enclosure (privatisation) and licensing rights for logging, or an expectation that the forest will not last leading to unsustainable exploitation.

Carbon storage potential is especially improved when community organisations and their institutions "incorporate local knowledge and decentralized decision making" to "restrict their consumption of forest products". ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Thursday October 08, 2009 - 16:08 by Anne Mc Shane
Article analysing the results of the referendum and the current crisis in Irish society. Points to the lessons for the left, the dangers of just calling for a no vote and the prospects for struggle.

It seems to have become the norm here in Ireland for the government to repeat a referendum when it does not like the result of the first ballot. While farcical, these bullying tactics have a proven record of success. For an establishment intent on getting its own way, ‘no’ never really means ‘no’. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / other press Tuesday October 06, 2009 - 11:25 by Socialist Party   image 1 image
The Socialist Party's analysis of the Lisbon referendum result, titled: "Lisbon victory not endorsement for hated government" is now online.

A significant 2/1 majority, on a higher turnout, passed the Lisbon Treaty overturning the decision of June 2008. It is clear that the economic crisis served to shift opinion across the board to a yes vote because people felt that passing the Treaty might boost Ireland’s prospects for economic recovery.

Last year Lisbon was rejected because people feared the consequences of the changes it brings to the EU and because of a distrust of the political establishment. For a majority this time around the actual Treaty and its contents were secondary to the economic crisis.

Read it all at link below. ... read full story / add a comment
international / eu / other press Wednesday September 30, 2009 - 09:49 by paul o toole
Is all not well in the Yes Camp???
A text poll conducted on Newstalk No-66% / / Yes-34%.
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dublin / environment / other press Tuesday September 22, 2009 - 01:11 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
The critically aclaimed documentary "The End Of The Line", which takes a closer and more serious look at overfishing and the state of our oceans, was screened at the Irish Film Institute on September 21st 2009.

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No to NAMA
cork / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday September 20, 2009 - 16:56 by Hilary Quinn   image 5 images
Some images from the No to NAMA march yesterday in Cork. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / other press Saturday September 19, 2009 - 22:48 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
Tracey O'Neill, founding member of the PORTOBELLO CANAL PROTECTION GROUP, cleaned up a stretch of the canal in Portobello supportet by WILD TIME host/producer Thomas Janak and his girlfriend Nicole.

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dublin / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday September 15, 2009 - 12:14 by Critical Massacre   text 4 comments (last - thursday september 17, 2009 - 15:46)
Oops we accidentally mixed in live bird flu with our seasonal flu vaccine
national / anti-capitalism / other press Tuesday September 15, 2009 - 11:38 by SavedByFerrets   text 62 comments (last - tuesday june 12, 2018 - 00:44)   image 4 images   video 3 video files
Baxter have secured an immunity from liability from the Irish government in the event that their rushed to market swine flu vaccine has "unforseen" problems. Essentially If your kids die or get sick as a direct result of taking their vaccine then tough luck ... read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / other press Saturday September 05, 2009 - 18:39 by Mairtin Og Meehan
A DEADLY haul of drugs, including the powerful horse tranquilliser ket-amine, has been discovered by children after being abandoned in a north Belfast street.
The mix, which included Class A drugs, was found by children playing in a built-up residential area in the Oldpark area of North Belfast this week.

A local Parent then contacted CFAD who subsequently passed the haul to the Sacred Heart Parish Priest, Ciaran Dallat for safe disposal.........

Irish News - Allison Morris - 5/9/09
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national / miscellaneous / other press Friday September 04, 2009 - 12:42 by Socialist Party   text 16 comments (last - tuesday september 08, 2009 - 13:53)
A Sinn Fein councillor has announced his defection to the Socialist Party.

In a statement, Domhnall O Cobhthaigh said Sinn Fein now shares a "right-wing economic agenda" with the other main Assembly parties. ... read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Thursday September 03, 2009 - 15:27 by über pleb   text 1 comment (last - friday september 04, 2009 - 08:02)
"This one looks, walks and quacks like a duck. It's time to stop hedging and call this bird what it is."

So writes Howard L. Berman, chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee in this morning's LA Times in an opinion article which demands that the US State deparment under Hillary Clinton formally declare the Honduran crises as coup & thus cut all funding. His call is significant for several reasons. ... read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / other press Thursday August 27, 2009 - 08:18 by Azzoncao and Antifascist Youth of Bochum
In December 2008, we created an anti-fascist mural in Bochum, to commemorate those seven anti-fascist from different european countries, who had been killed by neo-nazis during the last years.

After we photographed the whole process of production, we brought those and several other materials together and made a documentary of it, about the mural and the background of the seven murdered antifas. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday August 17, 2009 - 14:15 by Mirian Cotton and David Manning   text 6 comments (last - friday august 28, 2009 - 18:59)
Mirian Cotton and David Manning piece in Counterpunch discussing how the “dominant media” in Ireland treated the Iranian elections and compares that media's handling of the elections in Honduras which occurred around the same time. The dominant media Cotton and Manning refer to is the right wing, corporate press. The Irish left wing media which took an identical ahmadjian-stole-the-election, pro green wave line to papers such as the Irish Times do not get mentioned in the article.
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