Ahoy, to celebrate the launch of #rabble13 and put a bit of steam behind our Patreon we’re absolutely peaked to say we’ve poached the legend that is Fiona Measham from the Club Health Conference to do a presentation on her rave related research and harm reduction work. And to make a real occasion of it, we’re gonna fittingly screen Notes On Rave In Dublin too. It’s been a bit of a scramble, so sorry for the late notice. Fiona Measham Presentation Fiona Measham is Professor of Criminology at Durham … Read More
Above: A still from the Youtube promotional video for the Green Ribbon campaign. Watch it here. This month sees the roll out of the Green Ribbon campaign, one of them cosmetic marketing pushes that state departments channel millions of euro into in order to create a nationwide perception that your government is being proactive. Sean Finnan says it’s far from enough. The Green Ribbon Campaign is rolling out over May 2017 and has over 90 Partner Organisations, as much of these campaigns do. ‘See Change: The National Stigma … Read More
One for later. Pauly Martin and Redmonk take over upstairs in Anseo for their irregular Tiny Cosmos party. They promise to “play it all, curve balls and crisp cuts.” Preview mix above and further details on Facebook.
Above: rabble reader Ciaran Boylan sent us these shots from a recent #JobstownNotGuilty demo. We had a few words with Paul Murphy before the trial started too for #rabble13. On April 24th, the court case of seven men accused of falsely imprisoning then Tanaiste Joan Burton during a protest at Jobstown began at the Criminal Courts of Justice. If our former Minister for Social Protection sought to criminalise one of the largest popular movements in our history over Jobstown – it was a move that backfired spectacularly with austerity … Read More
Our bundles of #rabble13 were stowed away in the middle of the night by our couriers and are whirring their way across the land. Copies have so far been spotted in some of the regular spots around Dublin. Follow #rabble13 on Twitter to find some near you.
Photographer Matthew Smith’s Exist To Resist documents the history of activism and having it in the years before and after the infamous Criminal Justice Act of 1994. This was a cunning piece of legislation designed to wipe out rave culture in the UK. The project smashed through its initial ask on Kickstarter by doubling its target. This isn’t another huckster making dollar off memory- it’s a sharp reminder of what we’ve lost. Rashers Tierney caught up with Matthew to talk branded protests and the enclosure of counter culture. Looking … Read More
With the Jobstown trials kicking off tomorrow, we caught up with Paul Murphy to check in with the campaign and hear what can be expected in the coming weeks. Okay, so not long now until the trial starts. What’s the sequence of events we can expect? Is everyone being tried at once or are there a few distinct cases on the go? First thing on Monday is a legal argument about the jury in court. The DPP is seeking a range of incredible exclusions from the jury – … Read More
rabble reader Ciaran Boylan sent us on these snapshots from Saturday’s demonstration against the water charges. That shot of RTE’s best over presenters does it for us. Any other reports from the march?
With festival season coming in fast why settle for one of those disposable crap gazebos from Capel St or Argos? When you could have this beauty of a thing from the folk at Irish Liquidators. You could be rallying the shite out of this Victorian monster at 9 O’Clock in the morning down at Electric Picnic playing your hard house classics compilations and absolutely fucking ruining Líadan De Burca’s morning three tents over who’d gone to bed early so she could catch the Dublin Gospel Choir at noon. It’s a … Read More
Things have been a tad quiet around here of late, we’re burning the candle with a blow torch on all ends at the moment hurtling through lay out for this fabled #rabble13. This came into us over the weekend and it seems appropriate given the day that’s in it. 17 years in fact to today that they set the miserable allowance for those trapped in Direct Provision. In that vein, one of our readers Jonna Thompson got in touch. We’ll let her take it from here: “I am an … Read More