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A Greek Tragedy.

  Photo Credits: Jublilee Debt on Flickr. Jubilee Debt Campaign members dressed as bankers outside the European Commission hold Greece hostage     Eilis Ryan of the Debt & Development Coalition writes about recent events in Greece and draws out the lessons we need to learn. From the election of Syriza in Greece last January on a platform opposed to unjust debt, we have

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Cork Swapped Til It Dropped Again!

Evelyn Power, Global Citizen Award coordinator with EIL Intercultural Learning writes about the frenzy of fabric and colour that took place on Wednesday 16th September when the second madly successful Swap Til You Drop event took place in Cork. Were you one of the hundreds of savvy shoppers that filtered through the doors Camden Palace Cork with your reusable shopping tote in toe ready

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#Focus97 Is Back From Print.

Focus Magazine is Ireland’s leading magazine on global development issues and is produced and edited by one of our Comhlámh member groups, it reflects the range of interests and hot topics being discussed by our members. The latest edition just arrived back form the printers. Here’s a list of the range of content covered: A photographer shares her experiences of using her art form

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What’s Wrong With TTIP?

Pictured: Campaigners against TTIP make their point loud and clear at a demonstration at the Central Bank | Photo credit: Monica Manzzi Barry Finnegan from the TTIP Information Network takes a look at the trade deal. No one is against recognising each other’s standards for car airbags and indicators; the same goes for medical devices related to insulin, stints and the like. So let’s make

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1.3 Million Signed The Petition Against TTIP – Where Next?

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

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Trade Unionists Gather To Discuss TTIP.

Pictured: Barry Finnegan speaking at our #FirstWedsDebate on TTIP. He also spoke at the seminar in the Unite Hall. On the afternoon of Wednesdsay December 10th, International Human Rights Day, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions had a seminar on TTIP in the UNITE Hall on Abbey Street, Dublin. Jennifer Fay headed along and filed this report for Comhlámh. Because I was busy being civilly

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The #FirstWedsDebates Return To Look At The TTIP Deal.

Pictured is a protest against TTIP and CETA in Berlin. Foto by Jakob Huber/ECI Stop TTIP! Our #FirstWedsDebates series returns next Wednesday November 5th to look at the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Same as last time, the venue is the Twisted Pepper on Abbey St and we’ll be kicking off from 7pm. TTIP will drive renewal in Europe by supporting renewed growth rates of 1.5%

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Mark Cumming Addresses The Peoples’ Movement.

Last Friday, Mark Cumming shared a platform with other NGOs, unions and political representatives to share Comhlámh’s concerns about the TTIP If I told you that the government could be sued for changing the law on what chemicals are allowed in the processing or preservation of food, you would laugh at me! How could this happen? Surely any government can legislate for changing and

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Recalling Our Fair Trade Pioneers.

For Focus94 Inese Japina spoke to Colm Ryder about Ireland’s coffee culture pioneers Colm Ryder is an environmental engineer by profession. He was an early member of Comhlámh and worked with Campaign Coffee Group in Comhlámh throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Colm told us about the development of fair trade in Ireland. How did the idea of importing Fairtrade coffee into the Irish market

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