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 StigmaRead More

Tiny Cosmos.

Posted by Rashers Tierney   on May 19, 2017
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  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.Read More

The Trial.

Posted by Niamh McDonald   on May 16, 2017
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  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 austerityRead More

Keep Yer Eyes Peeled.

Posted by Rashers Tierney   on May 5, 2017
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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.Read More
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. LookingRead More

Protest On Trial.

Posted by Rashers Tierney   on April 23, 2017
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  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

Shots From Saturday.

Posted by Rashers   on April 11, 2017
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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?Read More

Will We Do It?

Posted by Rashers   on April 11, 2017
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    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 aRead More

Help A Dude Out.

Posted by Rashers Tierney   on April 10, 2017
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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 anRead More
Above: Photographer Giuseppe Milo captures this piece of graffiti in the Bogside. Check out more of his work here. Well, that was pointless. To borrow a McGregorism. It should come as a surprise “to absolutely nobody” that talks intended to produce a new power-sharing executive in the North ended in failure last week.  Tommy Downshire takes us through what’s happening up the road. The two largest parties, the DUP and Sinn Fein, went into the three-week-long talks period at loggerheads and emerged the same way. According to negotiators onRead More