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January 23, 2014

The Irish Times published an article by Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, titled “Trade missions are not the place to raise human rights”.  In his article, Mr. Bruton responds to the criticism of the Irish government not raising the human rights issues during the Irish trade mission to Gulf States Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.

Response to Richard Bruton: Trade missions are the place to raise human rights

December 5, 2013

Today, there is a sense of joy among the EU and Turkish politicians; a joy that is shared and reported enthusiastically by the mainstream Turkish and European media. The main headlines give the good news in big bold letters: "Visa free travel for Turkish citizens to EU countries!" But wait! There is a much smaller, almost invisible sub-heading underneath this joyfully breaking story: "Readmission Agreement to be signed between EU and Turkey on December 16". Horror hits you!

Today, there is a sense of joy among the EU and Turkish politicians; a joy that is shared and reported enthusiastically by the mainstream Turkish and European media.

The main headlines give the good news in big bold letters: ''Visa free travel for Turkish citizens to EU countries!''

August 16, 2012

It was the year of 1998, the former Chilean military dictator, mass murderer and torturer Pinochet had arrived to UK, a country that he called his “most favoured country in the world”. No wonder why he would choose Britain as his favourite place. He was kept there under a very comfortable house arrest, effectively under the protection of the British government. Court trials, endless diplomatic debates and meetings with his favourite person, Thatcher, kept Pinochet in Britain safe and well until he was allowed to return to Chile in 2000 and to die in his comfortable military hospital bed some years later.

November 9, 2011

The lines are drawn and borders are set.  These are lines, drawn by the crisis in Europe and the world, between the possessed and the dispossessed, the poor and the rich. The time to stand right in the middle and sit on the fence is over. One has to be either on one side or the other.  The nonsense that we are the children of the same nation, under one flag, walking on the same streets as equals has been exposed with this crisis. This is now the struggle between the hungry and full.

The lines are drawn and borders are set.  These are lines, drawn by the crisis in Europe and the world, between the possessed and the dispossessed, the poor and the rich. The time to stand right in the middle and sit on the fence is over. One has to be either on one side or the other.  The nonsense that we are the children of the same nation, under one flag, walking on the same streets as equals has been exposed with this crisis. This is now the struggle between the hungry and full.

October 6, 2011

10 YEARS OF UNJUSTIFIED WAR - IAWM PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN
IAWM BULLETIN 05 OCTOBER 2011
PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN.

END THIS SENSELESS WAR NOW – STOP THE DRONE MURDERS
IRISH TROOPS OUT OF ISAF - US TROOPS OUT OF SHANNON
JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ and PALESTINE

10 YEARS OF UNJUSTIFIED WAR - IAWM PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN
IAWM BULLETIN 05 OCTOBER 2011
 
PROTEST THIS THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 5-7PM AT DAIL EAREANN.
 
END THIS SENSELESS WAR NOW – STOP THE DRONE MURDERS
IRISH TROOPS OUT OF ISAF - US TROOPS OUT OF SHANNON
JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ and PALESTINE