Resistance is Fertile - Radio Solidarity Program 8.


In this program, Podcast available here on Near podcast site, Trade Union Demo, Place de Bastille,  Paris 14th Sept. 2010we bring your a report from the Walking tour undertaken by the 1% network through the Golden Circle in Dublin 2,4.  A map is contained here.

Dublin: March In Opposition To Garda Brutality Against Protestors


Students call on other students, workers and all opposed to Garda violence and intimidation of protestors to join us next Wednesday in marching to Pearse Street Garda Station.

Meet up point: Wolfe Tone statue, Stephens Green. (6p.m.)

The Belfast police mutiny of 1907


During the 1907 Dock strike in Belfast there was a police mutiny involving 70% of the Belfast police.  In this article John Gray argues that "When we look at the 1907 Dock Strike in Belfast and the police mutiny of the same year simple myths begin to evaporate. We find unskilled workers, mainly Protestant, fighting the employers, many their future leaders in the UVF, we find policemen, many Protestant, mutinying, we find the Independent Orangemen mustering hundreds of Protestant workers under a platform asking Protestants as Irishmen to play their part in the development of Ireland as a nation." The article is from Anarchy No 6, published in London in 1970

Cork: Spanish Revolution talk given by James O'Brien


This Tuesdays Winter Talk at Solidarity Books, 8pm! 02/11/10 Come learn about The Spanish Revolution with a talk given by James O' Brien!

Dublin: Asylum Seekers Protest at Dail


Facilitated by Residents Against Racism

Demonstration by asylum seekers 

Dail Eireann

Kildare Street

Wed. 6th October, 12:30pm

No Forcible Transfer

Close bad hostels - keep good ones

End deportation to unsafe countries

Right to education and work

Anglo Irish Boss calls for Water Tax


Anglo Irish Bank Boss, Alan Dukes, called for the immediate imposition of a Water Tax on every household in the country, in an RTE interview at the weekend. Dukes enjoys a TDs pension of €45,500, a ministerial pension of €55,000 on top of his undisclosed salary of over €100,000 as bank boss. When asked recently would he give up these pensions in the countrys' interest as he has a extremely well paid job, he answered no.

Garda wielding commando knife brings 19 hour Shell rig occuption to an end


A spokesperson for the Rossport Solidarity Camp described how an occupation of a Shell drilling platform was brought to an end when the last campaigner was removed when "a Garda climbed out to him with a commando knife and no harness or support gear to hold himself up. He slashed through the ropes, pulled at the person and elbowed him in the head."  This followed a a successful 12 hour occupation of a Shell's platform earlier this week (see photo).

Shell to Sea campaigners occupying Shell drill rig in Srwaddacon Bay


Just before 7am this morning, Shell to Sea campaigners swam out to one of Shell's drilling platforms in the Srwaddacon Bay Special Area of Conservation (SAC) in Erris. Two people climbed up one of the drills and have occupied it since as part of the ongoing resistance to the imposition of an experimental gas pipeline on the community around Rossport.

Ardoyne Riots


This summer’s Belfast riots must have been the most anticipated for some time, being widely predicted throughout politics and the media. The August rioting in Ardoyne (and Short Strand, the Markets, Lower Ormeau, New Lodge, Broadway; and Lurgan, Derry & Armagh) saw three days of trouble, shots fired at police and a landmine attack in South Armagh.

Corrib enquiry day 1 as new gas field claimed off west coast


Yesterday saw the first day of the new An Bord Pleanala oral hearing into Shell’s attempts to impose an experimental gas pipeline on the people of Kilcommon in Co. Mayo. Shell stand to make billions out of the Corrib gas field with the Irish state seeing almost no revenue from these profits or the profits that are likely to arise from other oil & gas discoveries now being made. Claims for a field much bigger than Corrib off the west coast have been made in the last few days.

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