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offsite link The Data Suggest We?d Achieved Herd Immunity Before the Vaccines Were Rolled Out Sun May 16, 2021 21:13 | Toby Young
We're publishing an original piece of data analysis today by a leading British scientists. He believes the data show that the population had surpassed the herd immunity threshold in December, before the vaccine roll-out.
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offsite link Government NERVTAG Adviser Appears on the BBC Questioning the Models, Masks, Lockdowns and More Sun May 16, 2021 17:55 | Will Jones
Professor Robert Dingwall, a member of NERVTAG, appeared on BBC Radio 5 this morning to talk about the Indian variant, vaccines, models, masks and lockdowns. This is about as sceptical as you will get on the BBC.
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offsite link A Tenth of Britain?s Restaurants Lost During Lockdown Sun May 16, 2021 17:54 | Michael Curzon
Restaurants will be able to reopen for indoor service tomorrow, but only if lockdown hasn't already forced them to close for good. Data shows that there are now 9.7% fewer restaurants across Britain than in March 2020.
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offsite link More Than 20 Million People Fully Vaccinated against Covid in the U.K. Sun May 16, 2021 16:39 | Michael Curzon
The U.K. has reached the milestone of fully vaccinating more than 20 million people, yet concern over the Indian variant continues to dominate the Government's ? and the media's ? Covid narrative.
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offsite link Scientists Criticise WHO over Its Failure to Properly Investigate Covid Lab Leak Theory Sun May 16, 2021 13:34 | Michael Curzon
Scientists from around the world have criticised the World Health Organisation's investigation into the origins of Covid, saying that the agency has not properly looked into the lab leak theory.
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Thursday January 17, 2013 - 09:52 by Laurence Cox   1 attached file
Too often communication about social justice issues is left to commercial and state media, whose agendas are often very different from those affected. Social movements often struggle to create appropriate forms of communication which build links between people and communities, enable alternative voices to be heard and do not simply imitate official media. This evening brings together two leading figures in radical communications to share their experiences in Africa, Ireland and globally and discuss how to broaden the spaces of possibility.

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national / arts and media / other press Thursday January 03, 2013 - 20:44 by anon   text 2 comments (last - friday january 11, 2013 - 21:22)   image 1 image
There is a currently a very interesting and frightening case being fought by a Solicitor firm in Dublin against agents for the Irish newspaper industry. Basically the newspaper industry is trying to charge for websites and blogs and all the rest for posting links to any of their articles in their newspapers. They have already done the groundwork in their submission to the Copyright Review Committee in July 2012 those 15 newspapers asserted baldly

“It is the view of NNI that a link to copyright material does constitute infringement of copyright”. (Section 7 National Newspapers of Ireland Further Submission to the Copyright Review Committee) ... read full story / add a comment
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international / arts and media / event notice Monday November 12, 2012 - 10:33 by Afri   image 1 image
The International Peace Bureau is delighted to announce its decision to award the 2012 Sean MacBride Peace Prize to two Arab women: Lina Ben Mhenni from Tunisia and Nawal El-Sadaawi from Egypt. They have both shown great courage and made substantial contributions to what is known as the Arab Spring. ... read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / other press Friday July 06, 2012 - 13:33 by pat c
As Hugo Chavez faces another election the capitalist media has gone into overdrive. Its message is that dissent is crushed in Venezuela. Yet from below comes another meme: the story of alternative media. Full text at link.

Today we celebrate the national day of journalists in Venezuela. Because of this day, it’s worth remembering a phrase that was written in the streets of Argentina during the December 2001 crisis: “They piss on us and the press says it’s raining”. This aphorism captions the situation of the social media today. Readers are reading, listening, or watching the information they receive more and more carefully.

However, the people of Venezuela have gone beyond that. Thanks to legal, technological, technical, and formative support from the government of the president, Hugo Chavez, and because of the determination of citizens after 2000, a national system of community and alternative media started to be born. It’s a system which, even though it has a long way to go, it is a symbol of collective organisation and the satisfying of everybody’s right to communicate. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday June 04, 2012 - 00:04 by Dublin Film Qlub
We are delighted to announce that this screening will be introduced by a very special guest: the novelist, short story writer, critic, and manga expert

Katherine Farmar ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Thursday April 19, 2012 - 20:39 by Eugene Mc Cartan
Public meeting to discuss the presentation of class and class stereotypes embedded in the everyday culture of our society. ... read full story / add a comment
Ray Burke jailed 2005 - his role in taking donation from Independent Newspapers company missing from Mahon Tribunal report
national / arts and media / news report Saturday March 24, 2012 - 19:13 by Randy Tail   text 8 comments (last - monday march 26, 2012 - 19:41)   image 8 images   audio 2 audio files   1 attached file
Another thread speculated that recent attacks on RTE by the Sunday Independent were due to a generalised attack on the public sector, on relatively independent journalism in the publicly owned RTE during a period of recession, on disappointment at the election of Michael D Higgins and defeat for the right wing entrepreneur, Sean Gallagher (and the part played by RTE in exposing Gallagher). That story is here:

Sunday Independent that defended Bertie Ahern - on anti RTE, President Michael D Higgins, crusade
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/101574

There could be more to it than that. ... read full story / add a comment
Clare Daly T.D.
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday March 19, 2012 - 22:21 by Over The Edge   text 22 comments (last - wednesday november 28, 2012 - 01:11)   image 8 images   1 attached file
YOU ARE INVITED to the Dublin Launch of Mentioning the War - Essays and Reviews (1999 -2011) by Kevin Higgins published by Salmon Publishing
http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=255&a=108
The book will be launched by Clare Daly T.D.@ the Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
on Wednesday, June 6th
LAUNCH STARTS: 7pm
ALL WELCOME

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Mentioning the War
galway / arts and media / event notice Sunday March 04, 2012 - 21:35 by Over The Edge   text 2 comments (last - wednesday march 14, 2012 - 18:54)   image 1 image
YOU ARE INVITED to The Galway Launch of 'Mentioning the War - essays and reviews (1999 -2011)' by Kevin Higgins published by Salmon Publishing
http://www.salmonpoetry.com

The book be launched by Darrell Kavanagh @ Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway on Saturday, April 7th
LAUNCH STARTS: 3pm ALL WELCOME ... read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / other press Tuesday February 28, 2012 - 13:26 by JoeMc   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 28, 2012 - 16:13)
PhiliIMC reports on the slaying of Indymedia Kenya organizer Stephen Nyash last Tuesday . The shooting occurred in the Korogocho ghetto of Nairobi, where Nyash had lived and worked for most of his life. ... read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 17:13 by Eric   image 1 image   1 attached file
Starting this Thursday, we will be resuming our weekly film screenings at the bookshop. A full programme for the month of February will be up soon.
There is no cover charge for the screenings but donations are, as ever, much appreciated.   
( Beware, post-film discussion might be encouraged! )
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West Belfast Bobby Sands Hunger Strike mural
national / arts and media / news report Saturday January 07, 2012 - 18:03 by Terence McSwiney   text 13 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2012 - 01:30)   image 4 images   audio 2 audio files
Very interesting discussion on Today PK (RTE Radio One) of how media misinformation, most of which originated during the 1981 H Block hunger strikes resurfaced during the release of state papers in 2012. Allegations that: - Bobby Sands told the Pope's representative that he would come off the hunger strike; - that Raymond McCreesh's family forced him to remain on hunger strike; - that the British agreed the substance of the prisoner's demands between the death of the fourth and fifth hunger striker; are discussed, by journalist Eamon Mallie, historian Eamon Phoenix and 1981 prisoners' spokesperson Danny Morrison. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / news report Wednesday December 07, 2011 - 16:32 by Andrew   text 2 comments (last - wednesday december 07, 2011 - 22:38)   image 1 image
Shell to Sea has revealed that RTÉ is being compelled to broadcast an apology ahead of Wednesday's Six-One and Nine O’Clock TV news programmes, as a result of RTÉ's biased coverage of Shell's attempt to build an experimental gas pipeline and refinery in Erris. In this specific case, RTÉ chose to ignore the facts as explained to them by Shell to Sea around technical issues concerning the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) investigation into the conversation Garda had about threatening to rape two women Shell to Sea campaigners they had arrested in April this year. RTÉ instead reported as fact the false suggestions of Justice Minister Alan Shatter, that part of the recording of the arrest had been deleted ... read full story / add a comment
How to make the SINDO sing  - the paper that protects the strong and attacks the weak
national / arts and media / news report Thursday November 24, 2011 - 18:39 by Charles R Murrow   text 8 comments (last - tuesday november 29, 2011 - 02:06)   image 8 images
RTE broadcast an unforgivable and totally unjustifiable libel on Fr Michael Reynolds. They broadcast on air an untrue allegation that he fathered a child with a child in Africa - despite his offer to undergo a paternity test. He took them to court and rightfully to the cleaners. Now RTE are subject to a Broadcasting authority of Ireland enquiry as well as one undertaken by the Press Ombudsman, Professor John Horgan. Who has ridden over the ridge to to proclaim all that is holy in journalism? None other than Eoghan Harris, and his newspaper, the Sunday Independent. Harris wants Ed Mulhall, RTE's head of news, sacked (20th November). Harris has been attacking Mulhall for years. Who knows what for and who cares, just for the moment. ... read full story / add a comment
Grab them now...
dublin / arts and media / press release Wednesday September 28, 2011 - 14:57 by antrophe   text 7 comments (last - monday october 03, 2011 - 14:07)   image 1 image
rabble is a non-profit, newspaper from the city’s underground. It’s collectively and independently run by volunteers. rabble aims to create a space for the passionate telling of truth, muck-raking journalism and well aimed pot-shots at illegitimate authority. We stand within, and with, Dublin as it struggles from below against the ghost of the Celtic Tiger and the state it left us in. We support those who fight with a new world in their hearts and encourage those who create cultures that seed hope in bleak times. Those involved know each other from alternative media and street mobilisations, from raves, gigs and the football terraces, or by just living in the village that is Dublin. We range from people living and raising their families in the city, to community and political activists, to artists, messers and mischief-makers. We Are rabble. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / other press Tuesday September 27, 2011 - 17:49 by seedot   video 1 video file
The new season of Dole TV starts with this stormer of an episode. Whether its political hip hop, an analysis of Nama or the full series of Dotsy this is the best 20 minutes you can spend this week watching telly. And next week help make the show - doletv@dctv.ie ... read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / event notice Friday September 23, 2011 - 09:43 by One of the indymedia.ie   text 136 comments (last - sunday october 23, 2011 - 19:36)
A meeting to discuss moderation on indymedia.ie will take place as follows
Venue: Teachers club,
Date: Sunday October 2nd
Time: 2-4pm ... read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Saturday March 26, 2011 - 22:02 by anarkitty   image 1 image
at 8pm in Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street ... read full story / add a comment
Gig for Gaza - Rovics and Kelly
dublin / arts and media / event notice Friday February 25, 2011 - 01:23 by Deirdre Clancy   text 2 comments (last - sunday february 27, 2011 - 23:06)   image 1 image
Renowned indie singer-songwriter, David Rovics and talented punk poet and performance artist Connor Kelly are to play a gig at Murray's on O'Connell Street, Dublin 1at 8.30 pm on Thursday 3 March. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Friday February 11, 2011 - 12:08 by Dublin Film Qlub
FILM QLUB, in association with GOETHE-INSTITUT DUBLIN, is proud to present...

FEMME FATALE: PANDORA'S BOX (1929)
Wednesday, 2 march 2011, at 7:30 pm
Outhouse Theatre, 105 Capel st, Dublin 1
Day membership: 8 euro

This film is said to have captured the feel of the “roaring nineteen twenties”, a decade associated with androgyny, dissipation, and life on the fast lane. Whatever your orientation, let yourself be hypnotized by the magnetic Lulu, who breaks the hearts of men and women without discrimination. This screening of "Pandora’s Box" will coincide with the International Women’s Day celebrations – No, we are not celebrating evil women! We are paying homage to one of the greatest actors in movie history, Louise Brooks, in a magnificent performance.
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