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ireland / britain | environment | news report Tuesday May 15, 2007 17:26 by D. Freeman - WSM - personal capacity
With Dick Not only the Water makes you sick
A story about how a Government who could see the winning line suddenly got side tracked by the issue of poisoning the very people they were hoping would elect them again.
In the same way that Leninists will forsake anyone and anything in order to get people into the ‘party’, the Fianna Fail party will do the same in order to maintain their grip on power. So it should come as little surprise that Charles McCreevy five years ago came up with the brainchild of taking some heat out of the economy by giving tax payers their money back if they would save for those five years. We all knew that we would be facing a general election this year, as did the Minister when he set this plan up. This SSIA scheme has to go down as the most crassly attempted effort to buy an election in the history of the state. The FF intellectual wing dream up this plan to give tax payers some of their own money back in one giant payout, and hold an election the month after that. It looked like all was going to plan, up until about the end of February, for a smooth transition from one Government; into another, and the ‘Real Republicans’ would still have their fat arses on the seats of power. Then the best laid plan started to unravel.
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Rural community in Ireland stop Shell drilling 19:31 Thu 12 Aug 0 comments
On Tuesday morning in the west of Irealand forty people from around Sruwaddacon Estuary in Erris brought Shell’s survey work in the area to a complete standstill when they walked out onto the mudflats at low tide to assert their cockle-picking rights and disrupt Shell’s borehole drilling survey. Shell has two barges drilling over 80 test holes in this Special Areas of Conservation, work that is opposed by the local community as part of their ongoing resistance to Shell's plan to run an experimental high pressure raw gas pipeline near their houses.
Shock and Horror as Irish Greens ‘compromise’ on yet another principle 19:35 Wed 10 Oct 1 comments
Green Party Minister John Gormley has given the green light for the Irish Coursing Club to capture hares for the coming enclosed hare coursing season.
Update on Shell campaign in Ireland and news of picket on Statoil Ushers Quay 21:21 Mon 08 Aug 0 comments
Over a dozen people picketed Statoil on Ushers Quay on Friday 5th August as part of the ongoing campaign of solidarity with the 5 men jailed for resisting a potentially dangerous gas pipeline being built near their houses. Significant victories have now been won in the campaign.
Thousands march against Shell in Dublin 18:25 Mon 25 Jul 1 comments
Saturday saw Irish anarchists joining thousands of other people to march through the streets of Dublin to demand the release of the Rossport 5 - locals jailed by Shell for opposing the construction of a gas pipeline.
Succesful pickets in Dublin against Statoil in solidarity with Rossport 5 17:24 Sat 23 Jul 1 comments
On Friday WSM members in Dublin and Cork took part in blockades of Statoil garages and the Shell deport in solidarity with the Rossport 5 - jailed for opposing a dangerous gas pipeline. Here are reports from WSM members at the various garages.
Second successful blockade outside the Shell Oil Terminal in Cork 18:29 Wed 13 Jul 2 comments
A second successful blockade was held this morning outside the Shell Oil Terminal on Centre Park Rd. in Cork. The blockade was held in solidarity with the Rossport 5. About 20 people turned up at 7.30 am. This time Shell reacted aggressively, 'ordering' protestors away from their gates.
Shell Oil Depot Blockade In Cork in solidarity with Rossport 5 17:42 Wed 06 Jul 0 comments
Oil trucks were prevented from entering and leaving the Shell Central Oil Depot in Cork this morning in solidarity with the Rossport 5 blockade. [Where Shell have had five locals jailed for blocking the construction of a gas pipeline - ed]
Protest at Irish Consulate In Edinburgh in support of Rossport 5 20:07 Tue 05 Jul 0 comments
A solidarity action calling for the release of the Rossport Five [jailed at the behest of Shell for blockading the construction of a gas pipeline in the west of Ireland] took place today outside the Irish Consulate in Edinburgh. In an action planned from the Irish Barrio and spread through the spokes council system, a bus load of Dissent participants left the camp at 7.30am and picketed the consualte.
Protest camp against Shell pipeline in Ireland 18:16 Wed 08 Jun 0 comments
Last bank Holiday weekend dozens of activists headed to the western coast of Ireland to join local residents at a protest camp against a Shell gas pipeline being brought ashore there. Two WSM members report on the camp and the issue.
The Anti-Raybestos Manhattan Campaign Dec 07 1 comments
The Raybestos Manhattan Corporation moved to Ireland in the mid-70s. A campaign opposing their operations began almost immediatly. It was a long and protracted struggle that eventually ended in victory. This article examines the campaign against the mulitnational and the lessons that can be learned from it today.
Irish Green Party Show Their True Colours Jul 09 0 comments
Following the recent General Election the Green Party has entered into a coalition for government , can they make any significant changes to capitalism's destruction of the environment?
Nicholas Stern's report on climate change Nov 14 1 comments
Anarchists have been writing on ecological issues since, at least, the 1960s. Murray Bookchin, who died earlier this year, lead the anarchist concern about ecological destruction with such classic works as "Post-Scarcity Anarchism," "Towards an Ecological Society" and "The Ecology of Freedom." His warnings have come true to a threateningly worrying degree. Sadly, his solutions are still ignored but that is unsurprising as they go to the heart of the ecological problem, namely domination within humanity as the recondition for the domination of nature and the nature of the capitalist economy.
Climate Change - Root Causes & Radical Solutions Jun 27 1 comments
The recent spate of unusually destructive hurricanes in the US and the severe floods in Eastern Europe over the last 2 years have seen the climate change issue climbing the headlines once more
In a small corner of Mayo in Ireland over the Summer a mass campaign of non-violent direct action systematically, and in part spontaneously, shut down a major development being carried out by several multi-national corporations and the state. Since this article was written the five men in jail as a result of these protests have been released pending a court hearing.more >>