Main ship telegraph recovered from Lusitania wreck 26 Jul 2017; posted by the editor - General, Ireland
The main ship's telegraph from the RMS Lusitania has been recovered from the wreck site off the Head of Kinsale and is undergoing preliminary conservation ashore. During a previous dive in July 2016, attempts to raise the telegraph were unsuccessful due to equipment failure.
What's Missing from Dunkirk Film 26 Jul 2017; posted by the editor - Features
By David Swanson
Yes, I'm going to tell you what's missing from this film without watching the film. Trump has, as promised, made me so sick of winning that I really could enjoy watching a defeat film, but I think I'll pass. If I'm wrong about what's missing from it (I mean one of the many things that are, no doubt, missing from it), I promise that I will eat an entire plan for victory in Afghanistan annually for the next decade.
'Free internet' just hours to live in Russia 24 Jul 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Internet news, Russia
Report by Reporter's Without Borders
Russia’s parliamentarians have given final approval to two laws intended to ban software that bypasses online censorship and tighten government control of search engines and messaging services. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) thinks they certify the death of a free Internet in Russia.
Ireland to Join Leading International Astronomy Collaboration 29 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - Science, Technology, Ireland
Ireland is joining the International LOFAR Telescope collaboration following the signing of a funding agreement between the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Trinity College Dublin to enable Ireland to join the collaboration. The agreement was signed on behalf of Trinity College Dublin by the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Patrick Prendergast.
Congress, Amartya Sen, and the Saudi-Imposed Famine in Yemen 26 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - United States, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
By Robert Naiman, Policy Director, Just Foreign Policy
The development economist Amartya Sen famously asserted that famines do not occur in democracies. ‘’No famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy,’’ he wrote, because democratic governments ‘’have to win elections and face public criticism, and have strong incentive to undertake measures to avert famines and other catastrophes.’’
Judicial Commission of Inquiry Into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse 23 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, International
Two years have passed since the Inauguration and Ceremonial Seating of the International Tribunal for Natural Justice on 15th June 2015 at Westminster Hall in London. The event marked the momentous occasion of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the western world’s most ancient and cherished legal treasure, the Magna Carta.
Masked men with machetes and knives attack four media outlets 19 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - Journalism, Gabon
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the simultaneous attacks that masked men armed with machetes and knives launched against four radio and TV stations in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, on 16 June in an attempt to get them to broadcast a threatening video message by a former presidential candidate.
Ireland elected to Government Body of International Labour Organisation 15 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - International, Ireland
Ireland has been elected to the Government Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as a full member in Geneva for a three year term. It is the first time Ireland has been a full member of the Governing Body of the ILO since joining the Organisation in 1923.
Corbynize This Trumped Up World 02 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - Opinion
By David Swanson Making Jeremy Corbyn the Prime Minister of the U.K. would do more for the world and everyone in it than either of the two available outcomes of any recent U.S. election could have done. Here in the U.S. I always protest that I am not against elections, I think we should have one some day. Well, now we have one - only it's across the pond.
Irish police phone tapping undermines citizens' rights 01 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Ireland
by Zarja Protner, EDRi intern
An Garda Síochána, the Irish police force has fallen, yet again, under public scrutiny for privacy violations of innocent citizens. An investigation by the Irish Independent newspaper has found that members of the public had their phones tapped without proper justification.