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Jobstown trial: all defendants acquitted!

The jury in the Jobstown trial has just found that the defendants, who were accused of “false imprisonment” for a sit-down protest against water charges that blocked a politician’s car, are all not guilty. But, while the six defendants in … Continue reading

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Jobstown trial: verdict expected on Monday 26th, pack the court!

The long-running Jobstown trial of people accused of “false imprisonment” for sitting down in the road in front of a politician’s car and then walking slowly down the street is finally coming to a close. The verdict is expected on … Continue reading

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Jobstown trial – charges dropped against one defendant

The trial of the Jobstown protestors continues in Ireland, but one defendant, Ken Purcell, has walked free already after the prosecution’s case against him totally collapsed. The verdict for the other six defendants is expected soon. Meanwhile, a number of … Continue reading

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Irish Water updates – Jobstown and more

Over in Ireland, the struggle against water meters and water charges is still going strong, and the state is still attempting to criminalise it. The big story at the moment is still the Jobstown trial, where some protestors who caused … Continue reading

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Facing down repression: Turin, Tallaght, Dover and DC

There’s a pair of events coming up in London in solidarity with people facing repression. On Wednesday 17th, there’ll be an evening of information and discussions, and on Saturday 20th there’s a benefit party planned. Both events are focused on … Continue reading

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Strikes, bookfairs and court dates: events listing for May

Just a quick roundup of a few upcoming events happening throughout the month: In online developments, Housing Action Southwark & Lambeth are asking people to tweet at Southwark councillors as part of their dispute over four families living in unsuitable, … Continue reading

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Picket lines and court dates – pre-May Day round-up

On Monday 24th, the Jobstown trials against Irish water protestors will begin. It looks like the SP/NSSN are organising a solidarity protest outside the Irish Embassy in London on the first day of the trial on Monday April 24th at … Continue reading

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