Facebook, Zuckerberg & Far Right Mobilisation in Ireland

Illustration: Mark Malone Authors Note: In April 2019, the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg visited Ireland. The visit was part of a European public relations tour, itself part of a global exercise to minimise the damage caused by a stream of controversies around data privacy, information leaks, and centrally, Facebook's  unwillingness to face up to … Continue reading Facebook, Zuckerberg & Far Right Mobilisation in Ireland

#MentalHealthMonth A vignette

A daily diet of death, of conscious murder, fed through a TV news less 24hr than today but none the less onmipresent. A daily diet of fear, of conscious fear and insecurity. A daily choice to change your route to work so as to make it less likely you get shot and leave behind hopes … Continue reading #MentalHealthMonth A vignette

#GreenWave or Green Wash: A Thread by Laurence Cox.

Yesterday, Laurence Cox, writer, activist, teacher on social movements in posted this thread in Twitter yesterday. I thought it was worth sharing out. You can follow Laurence on Twitter here Tensions have already began to show with Saoirse Mc Hugh saying she will leave the Greens if they go into government with FF or FG. … Continue reading #GreenWave or Green Wash: A Thread by Laurence Cox.

Shell to Sea Submission on Policing Reform – 31st January 2018

Shell to Sea Submission on Policing Reform – 31st January 2018 Shell to Sea has over a decade of experience of dealing with An Garda Siochana as they policed the Corrib Gas protests.  The Corrib Gas protests are the single largest source of Garda complaints that GSOC have had to deal with although no Garda … Continue reading Shell to Sea Submission on Policing Reform – 31st January 2018

#CopOnComrades: Statement from feminists based in Ireland.

We are a group of activist women from a wide variety of backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Last week, a good number of the left-wing men we work and organise with seriously disappointed us. These men - our friends, our fellow trade unionists, activists, writers, organisers, and artists - shared and commented on a … Continue reading #CopOnComrades: Statement from feminists based in Ireland.

BREAKING: @Lawyers4Choice publish draft bill following Citizens Assembly vote.

A group of lawyers have  published a draft bill following the Citizens Assembly votes around reproductive health at the weekend. The bill: "gives effect to the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations for abortion law reform. The purpose of the Bill is to codify the Assembly’s proposals, and to show how simply and easily that can be done." … Continue reading BREAKING: @Lawyers4Choice publish draft bill following Citizens Assembly vote.

Kenny, Fitzgerald protecting sexually abusive #Spycops in Ireland.

  Today, four women deceived into relationships with undercover police in the UK [1,2] have written to the Irish Prime minister, Minister for Justice and Equality, and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade. Their letters [3] ask why they were targeted in Ireland for abusive relationships by UK undercover officers, and demand a full Inquiry … Continue reading Kenny, Fitzgerald protecting sexually abusive #Spycops in Ireland.

Nationwide Demonstrations Planned At Police Stations Across Ireland.

Nationwide Demonstrations Planned At Police Stations Across Ireland. A national mobilisation against police corruption is underway as part of the public response to recent uncovering of systemic abuses within An Garda Siochana, the Irish police force. People have responded to an initial call to show solidarity with Maurice McCabe and his family by organising vigils … Continue reading Nationwide Demonstrations Planned At Police Stations Across Ireland.