Closure of Everton mental health facilitie – Stormont delivers!!!

It has been brought to the attention of Belfast 32csm that the much needed mental health facilities at the Everton Centre in Ardoyne are to be closed due to a lack of funding…….

Everton Centre - Crumlin Road

Facilities like this are s necessity in the Ardoyne area which has a substantially high number of people with mental health issues, as do many working class communities. We totally condemn the closure of such services due to the lack of funding whilst at the same time British security forces including MI5, Special Branch,

Ardoyne residents protesting for their civil rights

SAS and the unreformed RUC are receiving millions of pounds of tax payers money to harass and oppress this small republican community. With the closure of Everton Centre many patients will have to travel to different unfamiliar facilities, in many cases these facilities are based in the heart of loyalist areas which would inevitably cause even more distress and anxiety.

Stormont delivers - punishing the poor.

Over the next few weeks we would ask everyone to highlight this issue and hopfully bring an end to the closure of this much needed service and show that we all support mental health treatment right across the board.

With many thanks to: Conchobhar Óbreaslain 32 County Sovereignty Movement :!/story.php?story_fbid=10207738094801018&id=1552765316


El Salvador

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42nd Annual NJ Irish Festival Public event !

    • Sunday, 10 June 2012
    • 12:00 until 19:00 in EDT
  • Join us for a great day of brilliant Irish fun….Entertainment on two stages, Irish Step dancing, food and craft vendors, a sanctioned Pipe and drum competition, the return of the “Human Horse Race” proceeds from Festival to benefit the Wounded Warriors.

175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ 07757
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6 week sewing and dressmaking course

Sewing tools

Six week sewing and dressmaking class starting from this week
Monday class: 10.30 am or 6.30pm
Wed class 6.30pm or 8pm
Sat class : 11am or 12.30pm

Also pattern drafting class Mondays @ 8pm only €25 drop in

When poppy met daisy
5/6 capel street, d1 Dublin, Ireland
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The Rebel Shamrock Festival

Shamrock-Festival Rebel

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Official Opening Party!!!

English: 2009 Coatbridge St. Patrick's Festiva...

    • 9 June at 12:00 until 10 June at 01:00
  • Since we wanted to cater to everyone’s demand’s for an Irish Bar in Coatbridgeand opened within 4 days, we didn’t get a chance to throw an Official Opening Party, so now is the time!!! Saturday 9th of June is when it will all be happening!!!We’ll have Lisbon Lion Berty Auld joining us!! Music from our resident band Fianna, An Spoirad & Adelante… we’ll also have Face Painters, Irish Dancers, beer bar out the back and if the sun’s shining we might even stick a wee BBQon!Guaranteed to be a great day from start to finish! Get Involved and help us let people know McGunnigal’s has arrived!!! 🙂


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Siúlóid Ná Saoirse – Walk of Freedom

Thanks again for registering to take part in the Sperrins Challenge 2012. There are a few things we need to mention ahead of the walk.

Dogs are not permitted

    • Please note that, due to the Lambing Season, no dogs are permit on the hike. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

      Protecting our environment – ‘Leave No Trace‘ approach

      The organisers of the Sperrins Challenge are asking all participants to adopt a‘Leave No Trace’ approach and to leave the route of the hike in as good a condition, or better, than that in which they found it.

      I have attached a link to Mountaineering Ireland’s recently adopted policy on Organised Events in Ireland’s Mountain Areas. This document includes practical guidelines for event organisers and also participants.

      We hope that you will take a few minutes to consider how this policy and that you will take on board the positive spirit of the guidelines for the benefit of the mountains, the local community and other hillwalkers.

      Should you require further information, please do not hesitate in getting in touch.

      Thanks you in advance for your cooperation. Wishing you well for the Sperrins Challenge 2012!


      Sperrins Challenge Organising Committee.

  • Declan Mc Aleer



    • 27 May at 22:00 until 9 June at 02:00





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2-yr-old Girl Waits Decision / Come to DC in July; Add Your Voice

Dear Kevin


Come with CAICW, ‘Save Veronica,’ and others to Washington DC, July 11-13, 2012
We are gathering in DC in July – Come Add Your Voice to the Call to Protect Children from
• To protect the individual rights of Indian children and their families
• To ensure they maintain the right to a safe, supportive and stable family
• To request support for appropriate amendments to the ICWA
While said to have been established with good intentions, the ICWA has frequently hurt families and their children of Native American heritage. Federal dollars are being used to support adherence to this law; however in many cases, the law is destroying loving, stable families.
Though proponents of ICWA argue that the act has safeguards to prevent misuse, numerous multi-racial children have been affected by it.  Children who have never been near a reservation nor involved in tribal customs have been removed from homes they love and placed with strangers chosen by Social Services.  Other children have been denied the security of stable home life in preference for a series of foster homes.
Issues of concern:
 — 1)  Equal opportunities for adoption, safety and stability are not always available to children of all heritages.
 — 2)  Some families, Indian and non-Indian, have felt threatened by tribal government.  Some have had to mortgage homes and endure lengthy legal processes to protect their children.
 — 3)  Some Children have been removed from safe, loving homes and placed into dangerous situations.
 — 4) The Constitutional right of parents to make life choices for their children, for children of Indian heritage to associate freely, and for children of Indian heritage to enjoy Equal Protection has in some cases been denied
Tentative Agenda
July 10-13
July 10 – Arrive in DC
7 p.m.
Welcome and Kick-Off Reception at the Capitol Hill Suites
Remind everyone of purpose of visit ~ Lobbying Skills 101 ~ Our message to Congress ~ Q&A time
July 11 – Advocacy and Education Day
9-11 a.m.
Raise Awareness on Capitol Hill
~ Visit Legislative Offices
~ Pass out invitations to the afternoon teach-in/luncheon
12 p.m.
~ Invite legislators and staffers
~  Speakers: Johnston Moore and Mark Fiddler
1-4 p.m.
Impact of the ICWA ‘Teach-in’
~ Speakers:
  • Mark Fiddler, nationally known attorney specializing in adoption, foster care and the ICWA. Mark resides in Minn. and is a member of the  Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
  • Dr. William B. Allen, former Chair, US Commission On Civil Rights (1989), Emeritus ProfessorPolitical Science MSU
  • Johnston Moore, national speaker, adoptive and foster care father, and advocate about adoption and foster care. He has personally battled ICWA and can speak from personal experience regarding his two sons.   
~ Have families share their stories
July 12 – Lobby Day for Amendments
Participants meet one-on-one with members of Congress.
July 13 – Lobby Day for Amendments
Participants meet one-on-one with members of Congress.
Accommodations will be at the Capitol Hill Suites in DC. They have provided us a rate of $199/night which for the location and quality is very good. Almost everything in DC that time of year is $249+. We’ll let you know as soon as we have the group name so you can make your reservation. These suites are large, comfortable, and have a kitchenette so you don’t have to eat out every meal. They are just two blocks from the Capitol.
PLEASE HELP with expenses for the DC trip – DONATE NOW
2- Year-Old Veronica, a Latino child with less than 2% Cherokee ancestry, was removed from the only home she ever knew soley due to the Indian Child Welfare Act. Had South Carolina law been applied in this custody case, the petitioners would have had no standing.

We have never seen this kind of reaction before. THOUSANDS have joined Veronica’s facebook page and signed the petition. We have been called by news media and contacted by Congressional offices. This might be the time for change to happen –  JOIN US in the effort to save Veronica and children just like her!
     Two years ago Veronica’s Latina birth mother chose Matt and Melanie to love, nurture and raise her child. Matt was there to cut her cord, and Melanie stayed in a room at the hospital to begin nurturing her daughter from day one. To this day, Veronica’s birth mother remains committed to her decision and Veronica has been a thriving child residing in a stable, nurturing environment.
 On or around Jan. 4, 2010, the birth father signed papers agreeing to give up his daughter. However, he later changed his mind and because he had a small amount of Cherokee heritage, the Cherokee Nation intervened in the adoption proceedings and argued that this happy, healthy two-year-old be transferred to her birth father. Because of the ICWA, a family court judge ruled in his favor.
     The ruling placed the wishes of the birth father and tribe above the best interests of this small child. Child-bonding experts agree that removing her from her home and family is devastating and will have long-lasting consequences. Yet on Dec. 31, 2011, Veronica was handed over to her biological father as if a possession without rights—and with only two hours of “transition” time. She was placed in a car with literal strangers and taken hundreds of miles from her home.

CAICW, a national 501(c)3 organization, has been fighting to bring awareness of the ICWA since 2004.  Now, due to Veronica’s tragic story, the public has begun to pay attention and this organization’s years of fighting is gaining traction at a national level. Veronica’s case has caught the eyes of the media and lawmakers.

      On January 6, “Save Veronica” officially became an advocacy and awareness campaign of CAICW  – so that the efforts to save Veronica could fall under the auspice of a nonprofit org. This allows Veronica’s supporters to be protected under a legal entity and allows supporters to donate to the family’s legal defense fund for a tax deduction.
    100 percent of funds collected for the ‘Save Veronica Fund’ go directly to the family’s legal defense fund.  (Ray Godwin, Esq., Capobianco Trust account).
     The Campaign has two goals:
1) Raise Necessary Funds for Veronica’s Appeal to State Supreme Court
2) Press in on Congress to make necessary legislative changes to ICWA
      According to the 2000 census, approximately 75% of people claiming to have American Indian ancestry live outside the reservation. Further, interracial marriages are a fact of life. It is must be recognized that most children of heritage live off the reservation and have extended family that are non-tribal. This is a politcial issue – not a racial issue.
      The Cherokee Nation alone is currently tied up in about 1,100 active ICWA cases involving some 1,500 children.
      The Cherokee Nation, in particular, is known for targeting children of minimal heritage. CAICW has worked with families in the past with heritages of less than 5% – some children being 98% or more NON-tribal.  How many of the 1500 children currently under the crosshairs of the 115 Cherokee Nation attorneys are just like Veronica – children of minimal heritage living in happy, healthy homes?  How many are children of more substantial heritage living in happy, healthy homes?
      My husband chose to raise his children apart from the current destructive culture on his home reservation.  How many of the 1500 targeted by the Cherokee Nation are children living exactly where their parents and/or extended family have placed them and want them to live?  What is the purpose of ICWA?
     Lastly, those 1500 children and 115 attorneys are for just one tribal government. There are 500+ tribal governments.  Some have been responsible in their use of ICWA, other have not. How many children, total, are currently threatened?
     While we want more than anything for Veronica to be allowed to come home, Congressmen are unable to interfere in court proceedings.   Please Contact your Congressmen and ask them to CHANGE THE ICWA Law.

Please ask them as an elected representative to:

1)      Do whatever possible to protect Veronica’s rights.
2)      Speak out on this issue and let your constituents know clearly where you stand
3)      Sponsor legislative changes that will prevent this from happening to any more children.
4)      Encourage fellow Congressmen to support the amending of the Indian Child Welfare Act:
A.     Guarantee protection for children of Native American heritage equal to that of any other child in the U.S.
B.     Guarantee that fit parents, no matter their heritage, have the right to choose healthy guardians or adoptive parents for their children without concern for heritage.
C.     Recognize the “Existing Indian Family Doctrine” as a viable analysis for consideration and application in child custody proceedings. (See In re Santos Y, In Bridget R., and In re Alexandria Y.)
D.     Guarantee that U.S. citizens, no matter their heritage, have a right to fair trials.
E.      Include well defined protections for Adoptive Parents.
F.      Mandate that a “Qualified expert witness” be someone who has professional knowledge of the child and family and is able to advocate for the well being of the child, first and foremost.
G.     Mandate that only parents and/or legal custodians have the right to enroll a child into an Indian Tribe. Because it is claimed that tribal membership is a political rather than racial designation, we are asking that parents, as U.S. citizens, be given the sole, constitutional right to choose political affiliation for their families and not have it forced upon them.
– Remove the words “or are eligible for membership in” 1901 (3)
– Remove the words “eligible for membership in” from 1903 (4) (b), the definition of an ‘Indian child’ and replace with the words “an enrolled member of”
PLEASE HELP with expenses for the DC trip – DONATE NOW


“Save Veronica” – Music Video by LedbyRain
“Our Life with James” – The tragic experience of James and Deb Belford
Concluding remarks from Dr. William Allen, Emeritus Professor, Political Science, MSU, and former Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
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CAICW, 501c3 non-profit Christian ministry as well as family advocacy, is the ONLY national org advocating for families who have lost or risk losing children due to the Indian Child Welfare Act. 


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