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WE THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND declare our ownership to all the natural resource of Ireland

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This day, Anno Domini 24th. April 2014, WE THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND declare our ownership to all the natural resource of Ireland for the present and future benefit of all Irish citizens.

Natural resources include, inter alia, mineral rights, oil and gas rights, state lands, state bodies, water rights, fishing rights on land and sea waters, air rights, health care rights, educational rights, transport rights, freedom rights, communication rights, media rights, banking and currency rights and the inviolable right of citizen to the ownership of his/her own home, as enshrined in the Irish Constitution.

Forthwith we place all on notice that any and all contracts and deals that have involved and will involve the selling of said natural resources will NOT be honored by the people of Ireland unless and until all such contracts and deals have been approved through a national referendum.

Signed:

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Thomas Clarke


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Biggest Strike In China’s History Enters 6th Day: Police Arrested Organizers, Workers Battle SWAT Troops

The largest strike in China’s history has entered the sixth day, defying state attempts to repress workers struggling against economic and social injustice. Police arrested several organizers of the strikers at the Yue Yuen factory, which produces shoes for Nike and Adidas.

As the situation deteriorates, the thousands of workers are ever angrier after the management of the factory completely denies any violations in the payment of their social security. Workers in Dongguan, where exists the largest labor rights movement, have taken solidarity actions with the strikers of Yue Yuen. Large numbers of workers in Dongguan – apparently in thousands – took it to the streets to protest wage injustice and the government’s oppression of migrant workers, and to demand the government pay the social security it owned to the workers.

The Dongguan workers warned the Yue Yuen strikers that the government and the companies want to use force against them.

The production of the factory is almost paralized, as party cadres have started a smearing campaign against workers calling them “traitors”. The police arrested several organizers. Strikers battled special police troops, SWAT, on the streets. They threw water bottles at riot police SWAT, which attacked them brutally and arrested several of them.

When the wife of an organizer learned that the police arrested her husband during the fifth night, thousands of people flocked the administrative center and all shouted that Mr. Yang be released immediately.

According to the Shenzhen Chunfeng Labor Dispute Service on April 17th, the police arrested at their home the youngest workers on strike and took them away. Next day, demanding their release, thousands of workers took it to the streets, but their march was blocked and many demonstrators were taken away by the police. Some seem to have been arrested just for taking pictures of the unrest. Lots of plainclothes police – apparently in their hundreds – were deployed among the demonstrators to steal their phones so they could not take any pictures.

The number of the workers gathering outside the factory and refusing to work was well over 20,000.

The companies and the government made a third set of proposals, hoping to convince the strikers to go back to work. Apparently the state and the companies admitted they owe unpaid social security to each worker, and they promised to finance the housing fund, but the workers did not gave up, and the factory strike continued unabated.

According to the Shenzhen Chunfeng Labor Dispute Service workers continued their strike, because the responses they got from the government were not satisfactory. What seems to have angered them terribly was the fact that the factory management completely denied that they committed any violations in the payment of the contributions for the workers’ pensions and other social security.

full article at source: http://revolution-news.com/biggest-strike-chinas-history-enters-6th-day-police-arrested-organizers-workers-battle-swat-troops/


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An animal centre in Kildare has said today that it needs to raise at least €8,000

An animal centre in Kildare has said today that it needs to raise at least €8,000 “to simply catch up”.

The Kildare Animal Foundation made the appeal on its Facebook page today, stating “We have nowhere else to turn”.

Describing the situation as “now very serious”, spokesperson Geraldine O’Hanlon outlined the extent of the centre’s financial plight.

“We need help,” she stated.

“Those who supply us with food and provide veterinary care have been more than patient. It is now almost seven weeks since we have been able to make any payments. Our electricity supply is tenuous on a very severe and unsustainable payment demand.

“Every coin jar has been emptied, every pocket searched and we have nowhere else to turn.

“The cause is simple – there are more animals than ever coming to us for care and fewer people in a position to donate. We have not been extravagant or wasteful, there is more going out than coming in.”

“We do not engage in random and regular appeals. We ask now only when we have nowhere else to turn.

“Please if you can, help us to turn this situation around so we can go back to what we do best.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the centre can do so via the Kildare Animal Foundation’s website.

source:http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/we-have-nowhere-else-to-turn-says-cash-strapped-animal-centre-628635.html#.U1f6tHLYZVE.facebook


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Russia Warns West “Remove Forces”; Begins Military Exercise On Ukraine Border

UPDATE: Dutch fighter jets were scrambled after Russian bombers approached Dutch airspace; the Russian planes turned away

With both sides appearing to have entirely un-de-escalated and the truce deal now a thing of the past (besides a few hundred Dow points), the Russians are speaking up today – and are not happy:

  • RUSSIA IS EXTREMELY SURPRISED BY KIEV AND WASHINGTON’S “DISTORTED” INTERPRETATION OF AGREEMENT REACHED IN GENEVA LAST WEEK ON DE-ESCALATION OF UKRAINE CRISIS – FOREIGN MINISTRY
  • RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS KIEV AND WASHINGTON “CLOSING THEIR EYES” TO PROVOCATIVE ACTIONS BY NATIONALIST FORCES IN UKRAINE

And, on the heels of Turchynov’s official restart of the so-called anti-terrorist operation, Russia is calling on Ukraine to pull back military from Ukraine’s southeast… and rattles its sabre by undertaking a military exercise on the border.

Bloomberg reports,

Russia is surprised by distorted interpretation of Geneva accord from govts of Ukraine, U.S., RIA Novosti reports, citing Russia’s Foreign Ministry.

 

*RUSSIA CALLS ON UKRAINE TO REMOVE MILITARY FROM SOUTHEAST: RIA

 

Russia says Ukraine, U.S. closing eyes to provocations by right-wing extremists: RIA

 

Russia still believes partners are serious about resolving crisis in Ukraine: RIA

and in addition

  • RUSSIAN MILITARY CONDUCTS MILITARY EXERCISE IN ROSTOV REGION, BORDERING UKRAINE – DEFENCE MINISTRY OFFICIAL

All of this sets the scene for an important set of meetings next week…

Russia ready to host EU, Ukraine energy officials in Moscow or consider other cities for talks, Russian Energy Ministry spokeswoman Olga Golant says by phone.

 

Golant confirms EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger invited Russia to gas talks

 

Slovakia planning talks on use of gas pipeline in reverse to supply Ukraine on Apr. 28 in Bratislava, Eustream pipeline operator spokesman Vahram Chuguryan says by phone

full article at source:http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-23/russia-warns-west-remove-forces-begins-military-exercise-ukraine-border

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