View Post

Five Irish Companies Profiteering From Occupation.

In #rabble14, Blog, Print Editionby Kev SquiresLeave a Comment

Above: A photo by Dennis Jarvis from Flickr. Both home and abroad, companies are profiteering left, right and centre from the Israel apartheid state. kev squires give us the lowdown on six companies that directly benefit from the occupation and put a corporate sheen over Isreal’s continued barbarity. Hewlett-Packard HP is up to its eyes in profiteering from Israel’s occupation and human rights abuses. HP’s technology and equipment facilitate Israel’s … Read More

View Post

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

View Post

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

View Post

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.

View Post

The Art Of War.

In #rabble9, Blog, Culture, Illustration, Politicsby Stephen BourkeLeave a Comment

  Stephen Bourke visited The Gazing from Gaza exhibition in Dublin 8’s Back Loft gallery and found a Democratic world of dozens of palestinian artists channeling life, death and hope during wartime. When Mohammed Lubbad looks north out of the Gaza strip from his home in Beit Lahiya, he can see gasometers in the distance at the Dorad and Rotenberg power stations. Just beyond is Askalon, his family’s ancestral home. It’s … Read More

View Post

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

View Post

Turning Paper Promises Into Practical Politics.

In Blog, Politicsby Rashers Tierney6 Comments

Eamonn McCann delivered this blazing speech at Saturday’s Dublin demonstration in solidarity with the people of Gaza. The Derry firebrand, who came to prominence during the birth of the Northern Irish civil rights movement and the Derry Housing Action Committee, argued that Palestine was on the historic front line of global justice today. Core to his  speech was how to make the BDS campaign take off: “To make the boycott, … Read More

View Post

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

View Post

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

View Post

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