About 45 people turned out to here Bashy Quraishy talk about migration, racism and Islamophobia last night. The event was co hosted by Comhlámh and the Trinity Global Development. Bashy Quraishy is internationally known for his work, being a leading voice on inter-culturalism, migration in the context of globalization, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Bashy contributes regularly in the Danish and European media on various issues concerning
The following is the text of the speech given by Mark Cumming, head of Comhlámh at the recent anti-TTIP mobilisation in Dublin. Comhlámh is the association of Volunteers and Development workers, a community of people who have lived and worked in the Global South Comhlámh has over the years worked on questions of fairness and justice when it comes to trade
Pictured: Barbara Sanga, 22 years old, is working actively with women in her community as Head of Programmes of the local peace committee in the 5th arrondissement, Bangui.Photo Credit and permission to use from Conciliation Resources / Tamanna Kalhar. Bobby Lambert is a Comhlámh member and writes here about a new initiative to promote peace and reduce violence. St Patrick’s Day is one of the
Pictured: Global Justice Now carried out some street theater in Brighton to highlight the power dynamics of TTIP in July of last year. Recent weeks have seen important developments for both supporters and opponents of TTIP. In early October the seventh round of TTIP negotiations drew to a close in Washington. A member of the Comhlámh Trade Justice Group talks about where the movement is going. This round focused
Comhlamh is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of photos and statements looking at experiences challenging the Corrib Gas project in Co Mayo. It’s taking place on Friday 30th January 2015,7pm, in the Comhlamh offices at 12 Parliament St. Full details are available on Facebook. After 14 years of challenging the oil and gas industry in north Mayo, what knowledge does the community
After attending a strategy meeting in Brussels organised by ALTER-EU (Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation), Simon Murtagh fills us in on the European-wide campaign for lobbying transparency. The requirement to register as a lobbyist in the EU (as in a small member state that we know too well) has until now been a “voluntary requirement” – something which would sound like a contradiction in terms.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Check out these cartoons produced by Comhlámh back in 2012 which show how the world could be with trade justice for all. Just click to view the difference. Why not give them a share on social media and let people know how they make you feel?
The elections are almost upon us, and the campaign for the Alternative Trade Mandate is well underway. Grainne O’Neill looks at how the campaign is faring. The Comhlámh Trade Justice group have been at the forefront of promoting this campaign here in Ireland – a Europe-wide campaign which has so far secured the commitment of more than 185 MEP candidates across Europe. The
Postcards from Gaza, a small, awareness-raising, arts project set up in Spring 2013, aims to encourage direct interaction between students in Gaza and the outside world. Media distortion and the restrictions of occupation mean that the message of the daily struggles, hopes and needs of Gazans is often lost and so last year, a handful of postcards were sent from Gaza City to addresses