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Shannonwatch, 11 Dec 2014:
Shannonwatch are appalled at the shocking revelations about CIA torture of detainees in the US Senate intelligence committee report released on Tuesday Dec 9th. Details of the methods used, the extent of the torture and the scale of lies and deceit from a government agency are even worse than was already known. Ireland’s complicity has already been documented by other reports, but given this new information it is now well past time for a full investigation of the role played by Shannon in the brutal and illegal interrogation undertaken by the CIA.
by Jamison Maeda
After two massive protests against water charges and water privatisation, Ireland is gearing up for possibly the largest public protest in our history this Wednesday on International Human Rights Day. In the last two months, Right2Water protests were attended by as many
as two hundred thousand people in cities and villages across the country along with solidarity protests in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
by Jamison Maeda
Michael Brown, an unarmed 18 year old, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. It’s the infamous, American narrative; White police officers killing black people because of institutionalized racism and discrimination. Most people around the world are aware of it. Americans certainly are. But to what extent are black people more likely to be shot by police than other races or ethnic groups? The truth is, no one really knows the truth.
Following Ibrahim Halawa’s case, Three month ago, the trial of Mr Halawa was deferred and transferred to a new venue and a new judge, without a date being fixed. Referring to his trial on August 12 last, which was dramatically abandoned mid-hearing, Ibrahim writes: “I didn’t get to talk to my lawyer and the court cage was sound-proof (the one I didn’t even enter) which is also illegal. We refused to leave until we get to see a judge as a result we were beaten up, dragged down the stairs, handcuffed in threes, we were spat on and all this just because we refused to leave until we were to see a judge.”