Tent City report back and organizing meeting a success

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On September 18th comrades from Tent City as well as friends and supporters gathered to discuss the successes and failures of tent city as well as ways to move forward. Out of this discussion it became quite clear that despite the victory of the action the contradictions that gave rise to tent city are not yet resolved.

To further move things to their logical conclusion the people at this meeting came forward with a three point program that will create a more egalitarian Kitchener 1. Those individuals who signed up for housing whom have not been housed must be housed immediately. 2. Stop the war on the poor and end social cleansing 3. Send social and welfare workers into the community to provide services to those in need

This Monday the conclusions of this meeting and the three demands will be presented to city council at 7pm in the council…

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FIRE SALE OF STATE ASSETS BY FG-LAB THROUGH FINANCE MINISTER NOONAN

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Will Shane Ross, John Halligan, Finian McGrath Protect Noonan and NAMA From INVESTIGATION??

NOONAN WILL NOT APPEAR BEFORE THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON NAMA FIRE-SALE—-MINISTER VERADKAR ON THE WEEK IN POLITICS ON RTE

GOVERNMENT  WANTS TO CONFINE STATUTORY INQUIRY INTO NAMA TO PROJECT EAGLE-VERADKAR

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NOONAN PRESSURISED NAMA TO SELL OFF ASSETS QUICKLY THOUGH PROPERTY PRICES WERE RISING COSTING THE STATE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS

“This is confirmed by people with knowledge of the agency’s dealings. In his letter to the Minister for Finance decrying the C&AG report, Nama chairman Frank Daly pointedly remindedMichael Noonan that it was operating on his instructions when it accelerated the sale of its loan book.

Daly reminded Noonan this approach was “endorsed by you” during the agency’s 2014 review, when it adopted the target of 80 per cent of senior debt (a cumulative total of €24 billion) by the end of 2016.-Irish Times 15/09/2016

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The Fenian Proclamation (1867) Almost 150 years later…

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On the 5th of March next year it will be 150 years since this text was published. The Fenian Proclamation called for an Irish Republic where “justice demands that […] associations should rest upon a basis which maintains equality instead of destroying it” and where “The soil of Ireland, at present in the possession of an oligarchy, belongs to us, the Irish people.” As we approach the 150 years anniversary of such a revolutionary document it’s well worth reading and seeing how not a whole lot has changed in the way of power relations and in terms of inequality. Here it is:

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– Proclamation! –

The Irish People to the World

We have suffered centuries of outrage, enforced poverty, and bitter misery. Our rights and liberties have been trampled on by an alien aristocracy, who treating us as foes, usurped our lands, and drew away from our unfortunate…

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“We are the memory-keepers, we are the storytellers”

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panel discussion during Republic - a group exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin

I don’t know what it is about public speaking but I was worried about it all day. Of course, I shouldn’t have.  Once we got into it, and the various panelists started expounding and expanding on their views, I settled in and found it stimulating and quite moving. You should’ve been there.

It was chaired by Marcus Howard, the independent film-maker, and the other speakers were artists Pamela de Brí, Claire Halpin and Kelly Ratchford, and the curators of “Republic”, Olivier Cornet and myself.

Marcus Howard has spent this year capturing on film the stories of relatives of those who were involved in the Easter Rising of 1916. Believe it or not he has recently completed his 76th short film on the subject. (Check out his Youtube channel: Easter Rising Stories).

It all started with Moore Street. Would you believe that there’s still the possibility of the whole historical…

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Oglach Tom Williams: An Turas Deireanach (documentary)

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Am not sure if this is still available to buy, but can currently be watched on Youtube.

It’s worth the time to sit down and watch as it is a great piece of film because so little has been recorded about the generations of republican activists in Belfast before the 1960s.

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Hunter Of Cecil The Lion Said His “Life Is Ruined”

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Theo Bronkhorst business destroyed

The hunter behind the killing of Cecil the Lion, Theo Bronkhorst, hired by American Dentist, Walter Palmer, has stated that since news broke out about Cecil the Lion and him identified as the hunter who aided Palmer in the hunt, his life has turned upside down as his business was shut down.

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Sitting anxiously in his car awaiting trial earlier yesterday, Bronkhost was swarmed by reporters. He repeatedly said that he had the proper document and the hunt was legal. When asked about the collar on Cecil, he said that collared lions were hunted every year and he believe that he was the fall guy and that the charges ruined his life.

“Well, it’s destroyed us, it’s destroyed the family, my business,” said an emotional Bronkhorst. “You know, we employ a lot of people, and they are on half-time now…”

While the shooting of Cecil was against the law…

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Is It Cold In His Shadow? – An Appreciation of Vol. Brendan Hughes

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By Mark Hayes

A short time ago I was asked by TAL’s editor if I would consider writing a short piece about Brendan Hughes. As readers of TAL will doubtless be aware Brendan Hughes figures prominently in the narrative of modern Irish Republicanism, and much has already been said and written about him. What else, I pondered, might usefully be added to the wealth of material that already exists? Moreover, there is a sense in which the effort to recollect causes much more pain than pleasure. Why inflict more discomfort by revisiting the past? Perhaps it would be far better to press on without glancing backwards.

As it turns out Talman posited the question at precisely the right time because recent events have made remembering an obligation for anyone who claims to profess adherence to the Republican creed. It is not the gradual and insidious elision from principled armed resistance…

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PUBLIC ALERT: Co Meath: GARDAI ISSUE PEADOPHILE WARNINIG AFTER 3 ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTIONS

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Gardaí warn vigilance after three suspected abductions in Meath

Concerns are being raised over a suspected peadophile in Co Meath, after three attempted child abductions were reported in recent weeks.

Two attempted abductions were reported in Navan, the third in Trim.

In all three cases, a man is understood to have tried to lure young girls into a car.

It has led to a warning from local gardaí that parents should stay vigilant and keep a close eye on their children. www.garda.ie

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PARENTS in Co Meath have been warned to keep a close eye on their children amid fears that a dangerous paedophile is on the loose.

Three attempted child abductions have been linked to the same pervert who, in one particularly disturbing case, attempted to snatch a 10-year-old girl while he was naked from the waist down.

All incidents have taken place in the…

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A FASCINATING LOOK AT ICONIC HUNGER STRIKER

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

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DOCUMENTARY maker Brendan J Byrne sets out to bring  us the man behind  the  icon in this  detailed look  at the life of the hunger striker Bobby Sands. He achieves his aim exceptionally well in this fascinating  film that contextualises this torrid period in the North of Ireland’s history, and the events that led Sands and the other hunger strikers to take the dramatic action they did. The movie looks at the history of hunger striking, how self-starvation can impact on the body, and why 10 prisoners  died in their fight for special category status to be returned in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh Prison. Coming at the story from each and every angle, Byrne has given us a comprehensive and balanced film which also features the writings and hunger – strike diaries of Sands himself, voiced brilliantly by Belfast actor Martin McCann in the film. In fact, this is one of the best documentaries ever made about the Troubles – informative, brilliantly put together by Byrne and his editor Paul Devlin and at times incredibly moving.

 Featuring the contributions of several commentators and historian’s, it tells the story from the Unionist context also, with contributors including terrified prison officer’s recalling their fear at their families being attacked. As well as going into intimate historical details about the history of the Troubles – from the perspectives of both sides of the Irish Sea – and how the hunger strikes came to pass, the film also examines how they impacted in other parts of the world. It’s a stirring, wonderfully made documentary and an important account of a grim period in our trobled history.

With many thanks to: Esther Mccarthy. Sunday World.

 

RIC & DMP to be Commemorated as part of Free State 1916 Centenary Events

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27 August 2016: Interdenominational service for DMP and RIC dead of 1916. At the Church of St Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus, Dublin 6W, at 2.30pm.  This event has been organised by the Harp Society.

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“A follow up to the odious ‘Wall of Shame’ erected in Glasnevin Cemetery and the State commemoration for British soldiers in Grangegorman Cemetery earlier this year, the counter-revolutionary Free State is now gearing up to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police who were killed by the Revolutionaries of the Easter Rising which declared an All Ireland Republic in 1916.

No other State on earth goes out of its way to commemorate the war dead of their enemies in such fashion as the Irish Free State; established with pure…

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