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#Strike4Repeal

In Blog, Featured, Highlights by JamLeave a Comment

Thousands of marchers blocked O’Connell Bridge for a couple of hours on International Womens day in an impressive and well executed direct action at our archaic reproductive rights laws. Since we were on strike for the day in solidarity, here’s our belated rundown.

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Far Right Rising?

In Blog, politics by Martin Leen1 Comment

The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the far right all over Europe.Ireland is no exception. With the election of Trump they are starting to come out of the woodwork. A new party The National Party is being launched tomorrow in the plush surroundings of the Merrion Square Hotel.

Speaking at the launch will be nutter Justin Barrett ex Youth Defence, Mother and Child Campaign and No to Nice and James Reynolds the deputy president. Their message is of a similar rhetoric to that of Trump, anti-elitist, anti-immigration, anti multiculturalism, and of course speaking on behalf of the “silent majority”.

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#JobstownNotGuilty Rally For Justice.

In Blog by Shane RagbagsLeave a Comment

Here’s the The latest from #JobstownNotGuilty trial. A 17 year-old is due to hear today whether he will be found guilty of falsely imprisoning the then-Minister for Social Protection and Tanaiste, Joan Burton. You can read the teenager’s own words on it over on Bogman’s Cannon. Get down to the court this morning if you can. The verdict is due at noon today with a Rally for Justice called for tomorrow, Saturday 1pm … Read More

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How The Irish Went Protest Mad.

In #rabble12, Blog, Featured, politics, Print Edition by Shane Ragbags1 Comment

It feels like a lifetime ago that Brian Cowen slurred his words on the radio, the IMF landed and Bertie got collared outside the Dail signalling the booting they were about to get. Well it’s not been a lifetime, but it has been an “electoral cycle” as they call it. In this review of the Fine Gael-led coalition, Shane Ragbags takes us through how the Irish eventually learnt to hate the regime.

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Responsible Types.

In #rabble12, Blog, politics, Print Edition by Oireachtas Retort Leave a Comment

The protracted pantomime over government formation has somewhat overshadowed the gravity of what occurred in February’s general election. With regime support at historic lows, Oireachtas Retort looks at how some middle ground commentators continue to dismiss the movement against Irish Water. As soon as ballot boxes opened in February it quickly became clear that voters had delivered a kick in the teeth that neither politicians nor their media priests had … Read More

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Pathetic PEGIDA.

In Blog, Highlights, politics by Ed Ludd9 Comments

Above: rabble’s footage of the fascists legging it off can be seen on Youtube.  Elsewhere, Flickr user BagelCurry shared an album of gorgeous monochrome shots from the demonstration yesterday too.   So,  after all their online bluster and hype yesterday saw a pitiful turn out from PEGIDA, while their scattered far-right sympathizers were forced to cower in the side streets of our capital. When it came down to it pathetic PEGIDA were … Read More

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Road To Ruin.

In Blog by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

We shared some photography from the height of the Newbury Road protests 20 years back earlier in the week. Here’s something that came back with us from a Youtube sink hole afterwards. It’s a classic dose of mid 1990’s video activism, just straight up rolling footage of a protest with a few interviews thrown in. Good guys versus bad guys, and of course, some Chemical Brothers for good measure. The … Read More