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An Irish Rising Day, November 17 2012 – “The great only appear great because we are on our knees. Let us rise!” – Jim Larkin

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http://www.facebook.com/actiononx2012

The foundations of the right-wing Fine Gael / Labour Coalition are shaking, trembling, and rocking from side to side :

If it falls, good riddance

“Today a statue of “Big Jim” stands on O’Connell Street in Dublin. The inscription on the front of the monument is an extract in French, Irish and English from one of his famous speeches:

Les grands ne sont grands que parce que nous sommes à genoux: Levons-nous.
Ní uasal aon uasal ach sinne bheith íseal: Éirímis.
The great appear great because we are on our knees: Let us rise.

The slogan, first used on the 18th century French radical paper Révolutions de Paris,[14] also appeared on the masthead of the Workers’ Republic, founded by James Connolly in Dublin in August, 1898. Originally the organ of the Irish Socialist Republican Party, this periodical later became the official organ of the Communist Party of Ireland, which was founded in 1921. The original slogan is usually attributed to Camille Desmoulins (1760–1794), the French revolutionary”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Larkin

 Today :

Mass protest is the only way to win change on abortion

http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/savita-protest-dublin-677586-Nov2012/

The November 17 Never Again Dublin Demonstration got huge media coverage in Ireland and abroad.

The Irish Times Reported :

It was headed by a giant banner which read “Never Again”, adorned with images of the 31-year-old Indian dentist.

Organisers of the Dublin march said about 20,000 people had turned out, but a Garda spokeswoman said they estimated the figure to be between 10,000 and 12,000.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/1118/breaking3.html

Clare Daly TD spoke powerfully :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=faZj8L5pqGw

See also this statement from the ULA TD’s Clare Daly and Joan Collins  :

Labour and Fine Gael bear responsibility for death of woman who was denied abortion

http://www.claredaly.ie/labour-and-fine-gael-bear-responsibility-for-death-of-woman-who-was-denied-abortion/

- The crisis is triggered by 7 governments’ refusals to act on the 20-year-old 1992 Supreme Court X Case Abortion Judgment

- The crisis is caused by the  preventable death of Savita Halappanavar - 20 TD’s voted for Clare Daly TD’s Bill to implement the X Case Judgment – 111 Members of the Leinster House Parliament – mainly Fine Gael and Labour Government Deputies – voted against – Read the rest of this entry »

Watch “Joe Higgins TD questions the Tanaiste on the illegal detention of Flotilla activists” on YouTube

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November 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm

FreedomWaves Ships to Gaza – Key Information and News Items

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Emergency Demonstration – Support the #FreedomWaves ships to Gaza – End the Siege of Gaza

Friday 4th November
6pm, The Spire
O’Connell Street
Dublin 1

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNGhWzv5Tzc

Gaza flotilla interception ‘violent and dangerous’

Sunday, November 06, 2011 – 04:09 PM

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/gaza-flotilla-interception-violent-and-dangerous-527312.html#.Tra8ZEFySKA.facebook

http://www.paulmurphymep.eu/breaking-news-bad-treatment-of-crew-of-mv-saoirse-in-israeli-prison

Irish Ship To Gaza campaign – http://www.irishshiptogaza.org/

See also http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/11/201111335159309793.html

Written by tomasoflatharta

November 3, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Posted in Gaza, Ireland, Palestine

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