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Protest in solidarity with striking Kazakhstan oil workers

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Support Kazakh oil workers strike – oppose repression. Protest 1pm this Friday August 12th at Esso station, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin. Thousands of Kazakh oil workers are now in their third month of strike action. In their struggle for trade union rights and negotiations over the implementation of a wage agreement, they have faced massive repression and intimidation. Hundreds of workers ...

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EU’s acquiescence on food price speculations is disgusting

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International aid agencies are now warning that the famine in the Horn of Africa is possible the worst famine in over two decades. 1,000 people are fleeing Somalia every day as a result of the worsening food crisis. While drought and crop failures are undoubtedly a key factor in the present crisis, the situation is exacerbated by greedy speculation on ...

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The downgrading of Irish debt to junk status just confirms our inevitable default

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The almost-euphoria tones that the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, spoke in yesterday morning now looks more than a little premature. Four months since resurrecting the failed policies of Fianna Fail and the Greens, this Government has got its scorecard from Moody’s rating agency. Despite continuing to implement the savage austerity demanded by the markets, this has still failed to ...

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Special Needs & Education protest – Wednesday 13 July

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On Wednesday 13 July, parents, teachers, special needs assistants, and pupils, will gather outside the Dail in a Day of Protest to demand a reversal of the devastating cutbacks that the government is standing over in primary education, particularly in relation to services for children with additional needs. The protest action is coinciding with a discussion in the Dail around ...

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Trichet’s rate increase is nail in coffin for PIGS economies

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The European Central Bank’s decision to increase interest rates by 0.25% will have devastating consequences for mortgage holders across Ireland. For many, this extra €500 a year or more will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and can leave them facing eviction. Jean-Claude Trichet’s announcement is also a further nail in the coffin of economies like Greece, Ireland ...

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Latest updates from the Irish Ship to Gaza [Regularly Updated]

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Over the next few days, I will be taking part in the Irish Ship to Gaza campaign, travelling to Gaza aboard the MV Saoirse along with solidarity activists from across Ireland. Along the way, we will be joining up with 1,000 “Freedom Flotilla” activists from around the world where aim to bring humanitarian aid to the people of the Gaza ...

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Video: EU must end complicity in Palestinian oppression

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While the High Representative for Foreign Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, has been quick to criticise the flotilla as an incorrect response to the situation in Gaza, criticism of Israel has not been so forthcoming. In the past, the elite of the European Union have been content to merely ask Israel to play nicely and then at best to turn the ...

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Israeli Military: Palestine activists should expect the same treatment as last year’s Freedom Flotilla

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Last week, Reuters carried quite a shocking article discussing the proposed response that the Israeli Defence Forces plan to take next week when the second Freedom Flotilla sails to Gaza carrying much need humanitarian aid. In the article, an official in the Israeli Defence Forces said that activists could expect the same treatment as was that meted out to participants ...

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Public Meetings: Jobs not Dole!

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I’m currently an organising a series of public meetings around the city focusing on the issues of unemployment, emigration and the attacks on the JLC rates of pay. The next two meetings are as follows: Phibsboro: Wednesday 15 June, Doyle’s Pub at 8pm Donaghmede: Monday 20 June, Donaghmede Inn at 8pm More meetings will be taking place across the city ...

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