NO al terminal de GNL en Irlanda – STOP LNG- Cambio climático y metano

2018-11-22   from Workers Solidarity, video in English.
Entrevistamos a William Hederman, un investigador ambiental que vive en el condado de Clare, sobre la planeada terminal de gas natural licuado en Shannon.

Su construcción significará que Irlanda no cumplirá con sus compromisos de Cambio Climático y, en cambio, estará atada a bombear gases de efecto invernadero adicionales durante décadas.

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Como el GNL provendrá de los EE. UU., será gas del Fracking, un proceso prohibido en Irlanda que libera tres veces más metano  que el gas convencional., muy perjudicial para el Cambio Climático,   [video]

William está trabajando como parte de Futureproof Clare  (FB, Twitter) que está haciendo campaña contra Shannon LNG. La planta estaría en el estuario de Shannon en Ballylongford, en North Kerry.

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No LNG terminal on the Shannon – Climate Change & Methane


We interviewed William Hederman, an environmental researcher living in County Clare, about the planned Liquefied Natural Gas terminal on the Shannon. Construction of it will mean Ireland will fail to meet its Climate Change commitments and will instead be tied into pumping out additional Greenhouse Gases for decades.

As the LNG will come from the US it will includes fracked gas, a process banned in Ireland that releases three times as much of the very powerful Climate Change gas methane as conventional gas. [video]

William is working as part of Futureproof Clare (FB, Twitter) who are campaigning against Shannon LNG. The plant would be on the Shannon estuary at Ballylongford, in North Kerry.

Extinction Rebellion solidarity rally in Dublin


Dublin saw a few 100 people gather last Saturday to take part in a rally in solidarity with Extinction Rebellion, the group which has recently emerged in Britian and which yesterday occupied 5 bridges across the Thames, blocking them for about 4 hours and resulting in large numbers of arrests.  This act of Civil Disobediance is in the context of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that says we have only a decade to reduce emmissions by about 45% in order to try and keep Climate Change down to a 1.5 degree centagrade increase in global tempertures. [video]

In Ireland we have a particular problem with the plan to construct a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in the Shannon that would import Fracking gas from the United States and would result in considerable release of greenhouse gases for the next couple of decades, well past that UN deadline.  Particularly in the short term the methane released is a very much stronger global warming gas than carbon dixode is, see for more

Ireland’s Women Force Abortion Referendum: It’s Time to say ‘Yes’

‘Ireland’s current abortion law is a long-standing human rights violation, and it needs to be changed’.
  ‘May 25 can be one of the remarkable days in history, not only for women in Ireland, but also for all women around the world’,

by          text shared via Al Jazeera

The countdown has started for Ireland to, hopefully, liberalise its abortion law, which is one of the most restrictive in Europe.

A referendum to repeal article 40.3.3, known as the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, will be held on May 25.

If the majority votes “yes” to repeal the amendment, this will pave the way for a new abortion law, one that is in line with today’s human rights standards.

A draft bill that would replace the current abortion law, if Ireland chooses to repeal, has already been shared with the public – If “yes” votes are loud enough, women will have the right to request an abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

  see also : 8 reasons we are voting Yes to Repeal the hated 8th

 Ireland’s current abortion law is a long-standing human rights violation that has been depriving women of their right to life, health, privacy, information, equality and non-discrimination, as well as their right to be free from torture and ill-treatment.

On May 25, Ireland will finally have an opportunity to put an end to all this. Continue reading “Ireland’s Women Force Abortion Referendum: It’s Time to say ‘Yes’”

We will March for Choice. Will you?.. Sat, 30th Sept. Dublin

from  Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland)

Ask yourself a question.

A relative, a friend, a neighbour, a co-worker or a stranger on a bus says to you that they were pregnant but exercised their right to choose and secured a termination. Would you then imprison them for 14 years? If you wouldn’t jail someone for exercising their right to choose, would you want to be associated in any way with their jailors?

If the answer to the above is ‘no’, then you might consider joining the 6th Annual March for Choice will take place in Dublin this Saturday, 30th September. We anarchists of the Workers Solidarity Movement will be assembling with thousands of other pro-choice people at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square from 1.30pm, before we march on Dáil Éireann at 2pm.

We anarchists of the Workers Solidarity Movement think that access to abortion should be free, safe and legal. An anarchist society is one in which all people – men, women, trans* – are free to make choices about their own lives. This includes choices about whether or not to become pregnant, remain pregnant or to have children by any means. Continue reading “We will March for Choice. Will you?.. Sat, 30th Sept. Dublin”

“We’re Many and Growing Globally” – the Irish Strike4Repeal Campaign


In the last few months campaigns fighting for women’s rights, and in many places reproductive justice, have been growing in both number and popularity. Over 40 million people participated in the recent Global Women’s marches, Argentinians made headlines worldwide with their cries of ‘Not One Less’ and in Poland over a hundred thousand people took to the streets in a strike that stopped the government in its tracks in its attempts to ban abortions. Continue reading ““We’re Many and Growing Globally” – the Irish Strike4Repeal Campaign”

Guerilla Gays Triumph in new Ireland.


 Oisin McKenna takes a look at queer activism today and republican activism in the past in his new show Gays Against the Free State. James Beggan sat down with him to find out what’s what.

 shared from with thanks          Okay so, you’ve done a show at Fringe before – GRINDR – a love story, and you’ve done Write/Performer/Salesman, both back in 2013. Is this your first show since then?Image result for Gay ireland

Yeah this is my first show since then, so it’s been three years, the show that I’m making now took way longer to make than those ones before. I felt like with the other two shows I did, they were about my own life whereas this isn’t at all. The subject matter is quite dense and I needed to know a lot more about it so it took way longer to make. It’s really different as well so it was harder to make, yeah it took a while.”Image result for Gay ireland

Did you have many people helping out with this one compared to the last one. Are there more moving parts?

Yeah definitely, way more. In terms of the cast, there are five people in this whereas with my first show was just me and the second one had two people. Then there’s the bigger production team as well, production manager and stage manager, more design people. Before it would’ve been quite small with maybe six people on the whole thing.

This in general is bigger, my other work felt quite intimate, introverted kind of, but this is really maximalist. There are parts that are self-consciously tacky, any time i had an instinct to go bigger or make a point in a more confrontational or inflammatory way, I did that.” Continue reading “Guerilla Gays Triumph in new Ireland.”

Breaking Irish News..Category 5 Turfnado Headed For Midlands !

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A FREAK Climate Change phenomenon is threatening to rain tonnes of peat down on the midlands later today, with Mullingar set to take the brunt of the bog-based storm.
Dubbed a “Turfnado”, the deadly storm formed after a category 5 tornado passed over the Bog of Allen, pulling huge amounts of turf into the air.

Continue reading “Breaking Irish News..Category 5 Turfnado Headed For Midlands !”

I’m a woman. I’m a feminist. And I am angry!

I am angry that I live in a country that doesn’t allow women access to safe, legal abortion.

I’m angry that despite thousands of people taking to the streets to demand that the Eighth Amendment be repealed, the government said a referendum on the issue is not a priority for them.

I’m angry that I live in a country with one of the lowest rates of conviction for rape cases in Europe. Continue reading “I’m a woman. I’m a feminist. And I am angry!”

Rivers of People vs. New Tax on Water #IrishWater

Ireland’s Streets Turn to Rivers of People, 1 Million,

Wiping Out New Tax on Water #IrishWater

 11/01/2014 from  REVOLUTION NEWS

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Ireland’s government blackmail on the Irish people – accept a new tax on water or increase in property taxes – has failed already, as the streets all over Ireland turned into rivers of people standing up and saying: “No means fecking No“. All in all it seems that in the entire Ireland, 1 million people took it to the streets to say they won’t pay and stop water privatization. This means a third of Ireland participated to #IrishWater protests. Continue reading “Rivers of People vs. New Tax on Water #IrishWater”

Abortion.. every Woman’s right to Choose.

Abortion: It’s every Womans Right to Choose  By Patricia McCarthy.

Anarchists believe that every woman has the right to choose an abortion when faced with a crisis pregnancy irrespective of the reasons for the abortion.

Women worldwide have always sought to control their fertility through abortion no matter how difficult it is for them to get access to abortion and they probably always will.

This is because it is essential for women to be able to control their own fertility and not to be reduced to the level of their biological function as child-bearers only if they are to achieve true equality and liberation. Continue reading “Abortion.. every Woman’s right to Choose.”

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