October 2010

Customs seize 1200 deliveries of abortion drugs for desperate women

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Through a 'Freedom of information' request the pro-choice campaigning group Choice Ireland have revealed that over a thousand desperate women were denied an abortion last year because customs seized the medicine that they had ordered over the internet. In many cases these women were unable to travel to Britain because of poverty or because they were immigrants who felt unable to risk leaving Ireland lest they be refused readmission.

Figures show 33,000 Irish millionaires still own assets worth €121 billion - Yes there is a pot of gold!

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Confirmation that a large amount of wealth remains concentrated in the hands of a tiny number of Irish people has come from an analysis of figures by Tom O’Connor, Lecturer in Economics in Cork Institute of Technology. O’Connor has analysed the figures contained in the Bank of Ireland’s ‘Wealth of the Nation’ report which stated that there were 33,000 millionaires in Ireland in 2006.  The total ‘net worth’ of these individuals (i.e. excluding the value of their principal residences and allowing for any borrowings) in 2006 was €156.21 billion.

Winter Talks Solidarity Books

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Winter Talks Series Solidarity Books Cork

Number 3

The Spainish Revolution James O'Brien

8pm Solidarity Books , 43 Douglas Street Cork

Winter Talks Solidarity Books

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Winter Talks Series Solidarity Books

Number 4

Labour Militancy 1917-1923  Conor Kostick

Conor Kostick will speak on the subject of his ground breaking book, Revolution in Ireland , Popular Militancy 1917-1923. The book has been republished by Cork University Press this year.  Conor lectures in history in Trinity and is aformer editor of  Socialist Worker.

8pm Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street, Cork

Cork: Kropotkin the Anarchist Prince - Winter Talks Solidarity Books

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Winter Talks Series Solidarity Books

Number 6

Kropotkin the Anarchist Prince

Jim McLaughlin who has taught political and social geography for many years will deliver this talk on the thought of this extremely groundbreaking thinker.

8pm Solidarity Books 43 Douglas Street, Cork

Benefit Table Quiz

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Table Quiz to help defray  legal costs of Mary Kelly, who took action against US war planes at Shannon airport.

Spailpin Fanach, South Main Street, Cork 8pm

Organised by the Independent Workers Union

€15 billion of cuts not necessary if wealthy made to pay their share

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Announcing their support for Saturday’s 1% Network ‘Halloween Treasure Hunt’, anarchist organisation Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) has said that the government’s proposed €15 billion of cuts would not be necessary if the wealthy were “made to pay their share.”

 

Halloween Treasure Hunt to visit homes of Bernard McNamara, Dermot Gleeson and others - press release

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Brian Lenihan might claim that there is no pot of gold to be had from the wealthy.  We intend to show him otherwise - Gregor Kerr, 1% Network spokesperson

The 1% Network has announced details of the route of its Halloween Treasure Hunt, due to take place on Saturday evening, 30th October.  Among the venues which the event will visit are the homes of well-known developer Bernard McNamara and former AIB chairman Dermot Gleeson.

Climate Change - Radio Solidarity Program 7

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An issue that’s been put on the back burner since the economy has fallen through the plug hole.  We talk in Program 7 of Radio Solidarity to two women Jerrieann Sullivan and Molly Walsh who’ve been to the forefront of activism in ensuring that this issue has not disappeared off the agenda. They’ve both been involved in the recent Climate Camps amongst other campaigns and actions. 

Hands Off The People Of Iran free film

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