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national / consumer issues / news report Thursday October 27, 2022 - 21:08 by 1 of Indy 1 attached file
Tesco is pushing card to usher in the cashless technocratic society and they are a key pillar of that effort. Once the cashless society is here then the corporate and banking elite will have full control over everything you do. Time to reject this future. In recent days Tesco has ramped up its tactic so much so that the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has begun to take notice and have written a letter to Tesco CEO.
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international / consumer issues / news report Thursday January 07, 2021 - 21:32 by 1 of indy 1 image
One of the biggest scandals of the COVID Plandemic is the needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of people who died needlessly because the FDA refused to issue off-label emergency use for hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a safe drug whose patent ran out years ago, and that thousands of doctors around the world have used effectively, often with a 100% success rate, in treating COVID patients.
And it was reported back in late December that the world's second largest supplier of raw materials to make HCQ blew up. ... read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / news report Thursday November 12, 2020 - 23:19 by T 1 comment (last - friday november 13, 2020 - 14:30)
It was announced on Monday by BillBoard the music industry website that Ticket Master is rolling out a system whereby you will have to prove you were vaccinated before you could go to any concert organised by them. Ticket Master control probably close to 60% of all concert sales in the USA and Europe.
In other news it was announced something similar would be rolled out for attending Premier League football matches. What we see here is the full rollout of the Global Totalitarian Police State. In a very short span of time this will apply to everything from staying in Hotels, using AirBnB, travelling by plane, train, ship and bus. In fact it will be everywhere. It amounts to complete and utter control of each person.
These vaccine certificates will be digital which means they are a way of tracking each person. You might think well sure, I will just take the vaccine but already the media are letting it be known, that the vaccine will wear off and you will have to get regular boosters. You will also be tested regularly.
None of this is in anyone's interest. The question is why are they so desperate to do this? It is certainly about the opportunity to make billions, but it is more than that. Once you submit to total control like this, you are a prisoner no matter what they tell you. And who knows what on Earth they will be jabbing in your arm. One day in the far future, it could contain something to sterilize you or perhaps give you chronic illness. You will never know. ... read full story / add a comment
The Irish Cancer Society are organising two talks to promote the unsafe HPV vaccine and thereby are implicated in promoting this dangerous vaccine. The talks are titled: 'The HPV Vaccine – Warts And All' and will take place in Galway on August 23 and Cork on August 24.
The Gardasil / HPV vaccine which has been pushed on first year secondary school girls around this country (and elsewhere) for the past number of years has destroyed the lives so far of over 300 girls leaving them with debilitating conditions. A parents support group called R.E.G.R.E.T. (Reaction and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma) has formed to provide support and document the damage. However this vaccine has been pushed by the Dept of Health on unsuspecting parents who foolishly put their trust in these authorities who told them and continue to claim the vaccine is safe. And all of this for a condition that is not even contagious.
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Government campaign to sabotage Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann bus services through privatisation has begun
national / consumer issues / feature Friday February 20, 2015 - 16:29 by missing our buses already 6 comments (last - tuesday may 12, 2015 - 00:10) 4 images 1 video file 2 attached files
Just three weeks ago the National Transport Authority (NTA) officially started the tendering for 2016 of initially 10% of Dublin Bus routes and a further 10% of all Bus Eireann routes with most of the routes in Waterford City, and a number of Dublin commuter routes are to be privatised. In the original plan a number of Cork City routes were to go but these will probably happen later. This process has been the culmination of a relentless effort by Fine Gael (FG) in the present government and their predecessors and fellow Neo-Liberal ideologists, Fianna Fáil (FF) in the last government where they have consistently pushed for the break up of both Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann so that it can be handed over to their friends in the private sector to run on a profit basis. The NTA is used as a sort of cloak of respectability to give the impression that they will actually be a regulator with teeth of which we know very few regulators have any teeth, with the banking regulator during the Celtic Tiger coming to mind, plus many other examples and the function of NTA is really for propaganda value to convince the middle class. However this whole scheme is about ideology and is NOT about competition but about privatisation. ... read full story / add a comment
Maternity Group calls for review into Maternity Services as Budget 2015 continues to ignore Patient Safety and appropriate care options.
The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) are demanding an immediate response from the Government in budget 2015 on calls for a review into patient safety and appropriate care models in Irish maternity services. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / event notice Tuesday May 07, 2013 - 15:09 by asdf 11 comments (last - friday may 29, 2015 - 14:48) 2 images 1 video file
Join us on a worldwide march against MONSANTO on May 25th in Dublin and Cork at 2pm and Clare at 2:30pm
Events are taking place worldwide on May 25th against MONSANTO who are taking over our food and spreading GM crops everywhere. The genes are designed to make crops resistant to heavy doses of their herbicide RoundUp but this ends up in our food and kills the soil and destroys biodiversity. This is something every single person should be concerned about as it directly impacts your health. ... read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / other press Tuesday March 26, 2013 - 18:52 by fred 2 images 1 attached file
The US House of Representatives quietly passed a last-minute addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 last week - including a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks. ... read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / feature Thursday November 24, 2011 - 11:12 by Paul Gavan 1 image 1 video file
Fair Hotels is an initiative of hotel workers employed in Fair Hotels throughout Ireland and trade union representatives. Hotels listed on www.fairhotels.ie were invited to participate in the Fair Hotels campaign by their own staff and their staffs' representatives. Each of the hotels listed on www.fairhotels.ie has agreed to participate. Our objective is to support and promote quality employment in the hotel industry in Ireland. ... read full story / add a comment
protest in support of the residents of Priory Hall Saturday 29th October 2011 at 14:00 Assemble at main entrance of Donaghmede shopping centre then march to Priory Hall. ... read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / feature Wednesday April 13, 2011 - 06:38 by Michael O'Callaghan 14 comments (last - wednesday february 12, 2014 - 22:36) 3 images
• Scientists accuse European Food Safety Authority of corruption and fraud
• Doctors invoke the Precautionary Principle
• Consumers want GM-free Irish label to support responsible farmers ... read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / event notice Tuesday April 12, 2011 - 10:28 by Pierce Farrell 6 comments (last - thursday april 14, 2011 - 20:28) 1 image 1 video file
Karmabanque's progress was followed monthly in the Ecologist Magazine. Its targets include Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Ryanair. ... read full story / add a comment
AIMS Ireland, the Association for Improvement in the Maternity Services, would like to announce the new details of the re-scheduled Birth Healing Workshop for women in the Dublin area. We apologise to all concerned for having to re-schedule at such short notice. Our facilitators were unable to get back for the workshop due to the volcanic ash flight disturbances.
The May 29th Workshop is suitable for women who have suffered a distressing or traumatic birth experience and wish to take steps toward healing. ... read full story / add a comment
Once upon a time, we used to buy what we needed.
Now that we have all we need, we buy for other reasons: to impress each other, to fill a void, to kill time. Buy Nothing Day is a simple idea: try not to shop for a day, and see how your view of our world changes.
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday September 06, 2009 - 14:28 by Vincent O'Malley 1 image
The McCarthy or “Bord Snip Nua” report on public spending outlined a range of proposed cuts in government expenditure. Of the €5.3b in possible savings, it can be safely said that at least €4b of this (and probably more) targets the working class. Indeed, a full third of the cuts are aimed at pensioners and unemployed. In the private sector, attacks on our class continue in the form of pay cuts, short time and lay-offs. ... read full story / add a comment