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Is The ESB “Techwashing” Israeli Apartheid?

In Blog, Politicsby Kevin SquiresLeave a Comment

Above: BDS campaigners in Dublin back in March 2016. Courtesty of the IPSC. With little fanfare, in May 2015 the ESB signed a contract with a start-up called Driivz to provide an “enhanced charge point management system” for electronic vehicles, basically the software that links EV chargers nationwide. Everyone loves eCars, they’re going to save the planet apparently, so what’s the problem you ask? Kevin Squires, National Coordinator of the Ireland-Palestine … Read More

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Rogue Banks Move Against Solidarity.

In Blog, Politicsby Daniel LambertLeave a Comment

Activists demonstrate against the revisionism of the ‘Mayo Tapestry’ hung at Bank of Ireland, College Green.    Social media was aghast at the recent closure of the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaigns bank accounts by the suits in Bank of Ireland. This take place in the context of a wider coordinated, attack on Palestinian rights and pro-BDS organisations in Europe. Daniel Lambert takes a look for rabble. The Ireland Palestine Solidarity … Read More

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Love Football, Hate Apartheid.

In Blog, Politicsby David Landy1 Comment

As an Israeli team played Dundalk last Thursday, several hundred protestors stood outside the ground demanding that cultural and sporting links with Israel be cut until Israel respects the rights of Palestinians. Most of the fans on the night were supportive and there were a fair few Palestinian flag flown inside the stadium. However the keyboard warriors were busy.

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Palestine Fight Night.

In Blogby fedayn2 Comments

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s annual boxing fundraiser takes place tonight in Croke Park. One of the final events marking “Israeli Apartheid Week” is a fundraiser for the IPSC which is an independent, non party political organisation run by volunteers and committed to promoting a just peace in the Middle East. While the amateur boxing night is always entertaining, there is also music, raffle, auction and a late bar. Last … Read More

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Banksy’s Back In Gaza.

In Blogby Fedayn6 Comments

Street artist Banksy has been back to Gaza and he’s created a parody travel advert to document his new work. Banksy has been busy in Gaza for a decade now and his subversive art highlights the vicious Israeli regime’s treatment of Gaza’s imprisoned people. For background and earlier artwork visit EI. Banksy’s site has a fuller catalogue of his recent Gaza work. If you’d like to support the Gaza Toy Drive check out their … Read More

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IDF Presents The Air Raid Dub.

In Blog, Cultureby Rashers Tierney7 Comments

One of the harder parts of the Gaza bombardment for people to get their heads around was the ghoulish glorification of war within Israeli society and military. Not to be out done by people gathering on hills to cheer bomb raids, Twitter users doing the “Gaza strip” or that strange sudden demand for solider spunk from people undergoing IV: the official IDF Youtube channel vomited up this god awful shitty mash up … Read More

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You’re Dead? You Deserve To Be Dead.

In Blog, Politicsby Fedayn114 Comments

The comedian Joan Rivers continues to be outspoken on the plight of trapped Palestinians in the Gaza strip. When asked by TMZ reporter about the 2,000 deaths in Gaza she responded: “When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead. Don’t you dare make me feel bad about that.” “They were told to get out. They didn’t … Read More

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SIPTU Calls On Members to Boycott Israeli Goods.

In Blog, Politicsby Fedayn9 Comments

SIPTU, Ireland’s largest Trade Union with a membership of 200,000, has issued a statement calling on it’s members to boycott Israeli goods and participate in demonstrations until Israel withdraws from Gaza. The call follows Mandate union’s approaches to major retailers to pursue a boycott of Israeli goods and not place workers in a position where they may feel they are jeopardising their employment by acting conscientiously and refusing to handle … Read More

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Boycott Actions On Rise In Ireland.

In Blog, Politicsby Ronan Burtenshaw22 Comments

On Thursday Ireland saw one of its busiest days of action yet for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, Ronan Burtenshaw reports. As the death toll in Gaza rose above 1,600, actions took place in six locations across the country in shops that stock Israeli goods. In Cork, Galway, Castlebar, Westport and Limerick activists went to Marks and Spencer, Tesco, and SuperValu. They filled trollies with Israeli products, brought … Read More

From Dublin With Love.

In Blog, Politicsby fedaynLeave a Comment

  Thousands marched in Dublin today to show solidarity with the Palestinian people and to call for action against the ongoing Israeli attacks. Speakers called for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions from the stage to extended applause as businesses which have publicly announced their own boycotts were also applauded. There were also calls to expel the Israeli Ambassador, Boaz Modai, and a further call from former MEP Paul Murphy who declared … Read More