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offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2020/01/27 ? Open Thread Mon Jan 27, 2020 13:00 | Herb Swanson
2020/01/27 13:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Why the New Silk Roads are a ?threat? to US bloc Sun Jan 26, 2020 22:22 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar posted with permission The Middle East is the key to wide-ranging, economic, interlinked integration, and peace Under the cascading roar of the 24/7 news cycle cum Twitter

offsite link SITREP: Iraq?s million-man march against US occupation, and Pentagon admits to 34 injuries from Iran... Sat Jan 25, 2020 01:11 | The Saker
by Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog Iraqis have rallied in Baghdad in massive numbers to call for an end to US military presence in the country following high-profile assassinations and

offsite link The Power of Myth Fri Jan 24, 2020 18:03 | The Saker
by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog It is sometimes easier to ascertain the ambiguities, disentangle the intricacies, and recover the meaning of events long past, than it is to

offsite link Bankocracies: the real Western governance model ? ending a 10-part series Fri Jan 24, 2020 17:39 | The Saker
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog The Great Recession has exposed ?capitalism with Western characteristics? for what it truly is: banker cultural worship, but also banker political governance. The

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Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

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offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

offsite link Saudi Human Rights Violation Fri Aug 09, 2019 20:41 | Human Rights

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Cedar Lounge
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

offsite link 75 years 17:39 Mon Jan 27, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Dublin South West 12:26 Mon Jan 27, 2020 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link That Northern Ireland Executive and Brexit trade volumes 09:54 Mon Jan 27, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Government formation redux ? or a soft return to 2016? 09:24 Mon Jan 27, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Left Archive: Right2Change ? Progressive Principles for a Progressive Irish Government. Right2 Chang... 06:23 Mon Jan 27, 2020 | irishonlineleftarchive

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017

offsite link IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

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WorldbyStorm - 17:39 Mon Jan 27, 2020
Today and crucially, still within living memory. World leaders and Holocaust survivors have gathered at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz to mark the 75th anniversary of the camp?s liberation. Two hundred survivors of the holocaust were expected to attend, with visitors drawn from Israel, the US, Australia, Peru, Russia, Slovenia […]A
irishelectionliterature - 12:26 Mon Jan 27, 2020
A piece on my own constituency Dublin South West Sitting TD?s – John Lahart (FF), Colm Brophy (FG), Katherine Zappone (Ind), Sean Crowe (SF), Paul Murphy (RISE) All the TD?s are running again. As the minute Sean Crowe would be the only outgoing TD that I?d put the house on. I?d expect him to top […]A
WorldbyStorm - 09:54 Mon Jan 27, 2020
It?s funny how tropes become tropes. Effectively they?re simplifications. So for example, one will often read that the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive are a ?glorified county council? (check it out. Google that phrase, it?s an interesting exercise) but then one reads this from the ever excellent Tony Connelly of RTÉ and one realises that, […]A
WorldbyStorm - 09:24 Mon Jan 27, 2020
Pat Leahy on the IT politics podcast last week had a fair point, that the carefully constructed FF/soft left coalition that appeared to be moving inexorably towards power prior to the calling of the election was now – well, if not off the table, certainly sliding towards the edge. Why so? Because SF?s vote has […]A
irishonlineleftarchive - 06:23 Mon Jan 27, 2020
To download the above please click on the following link. right2change.pdf Please click here to go the Left Archive. Many thanks to the person who forwarded this to the Archive. Please note: If files have been posted for or to other online archives previously we would appreciate if we could be informed of that. We […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:31 Sun Jan 26, 2020
This is becoming a habit! During the 2007 General Election we had a series of communications from a number of intrepid canvassers that gave some flavour of that contest. You’ll find them, here, here, here, here and here. For those of us involved in the hard edge of political campaigning at this and other elections […]A
guestposter - 09:24 Sun Jan 26, 2020
The vitriolic reaction of so many Fianna Fáil TDs and councillors to the attempt by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to organise a commemoration for the policemen of the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police who were killed during the War of Independence was an ominous development.It indicated that the aggressive nationalism of the […]A
irishelectionliterature - 00:22 Sun Jan 26, 2020
Business Post Red C opinion poll. Taken over 7 days up to last Thursday. FF 26% +2 FG 23% -7 SF 19% +8 Greens 8% +1 Lab 4% -2 Solidarity-PBP 2% (NC) Social Democrats 3% +1 IND 14% -2 Aontú 1% Margin of Error +\- 3% Last comparable poll was November 2019 Pattern of FF […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:48 Sat Jan 25, 2020
This from Independent Left gives a sense of how things are going in one constituency.A
WorldbyStorm - 10:24 Sat Jan 25, 2020
I don?t know if I agree with the following, from the Guardian about ?meat-free? foods. But it also highlights a strange paradox underpinning the centuries-long pursuit of the perfect meat proxy: by trying to seamlessly remove meat from our diets, we are actually reinforcing its importance. ?There?s this kind of association of meat and the […]A

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