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offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/07/26 ? Open Thread Mon Jul 26, 2021 19:30 | Herb Swanson
2021/07/26 18:30:01Welcome 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 The ECHR rejects the Russian request for interim measures Mon Jul 26, 2021 18:04 | The Saker
I love the EU and its institutions!  They are so, sooooooooooooo “democratic” that each time they take a decision I tell myself “thanks God I stopped believing all this nonsense

offsite link BRI vs New Quad for Afghanistan?s coming boom Mon Jul 26, 2021 17:52 | amarynth
The race is already on to build and extend Afghanistan’s shattered infrastructure as rival powers advance competing initiatives by Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times Over

offsite link Spoilers may create hurdles in the Afghan Peace Process Mon Jul 26, 2021 15:37 | amarynth
By Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog The recent air strikes on the Taliban positions in Afghanistan is an open breach of the Peace Treaty signed between the Taliban and

offsite link Excuse me, Sir, but are you civilized? Sun Jul 25, 2021 18:47 | amarynth
by Naresh Jotwani for the Saker Blog Washington Post recently ran an article with headline which contained the two phrases “civilized nations” and “deter Beijing and Moscow” (see a review

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

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Lockdown Skeptics

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offsite link University Union Calls for Full Vaccination of All Students by September and Continuation of Mask-We... Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:47 | Michael Curzon
The University and College Union, still unconvinced that it is safe for university life to return to normal, demands that all students are fully vaccinated by September and that mask mandates continue on campuses.
The post University Union Calls for Full Vaccination of All Students by September and Continuation of Mask-Wearing on Campus appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Only 1.6% of Schoolchildren Forced to Self-Isolate For 10 Days Went on to Develop Covid Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:20 | Toby Young
A new study out of Oxford has found that of the one million schoolchildren sent home and forced to self-isolate for 10 days every week last term, 98.4% did not go on to develop Covid. Totally unnecessary in other words.
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offsite link Domestic Holiday Industry Hit by Staff Shortages at Start of Crucial Season Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:02 | Michael Curzon
The domestic holiday industry was relying on this crucial summer season to make up for losses from the past year. But hotels, theatres and cafes are being forced to close due to staff shortages caused by the "pingdemic".
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offsite link Why is This Government so Wedded to the Ruinously Expensive and Completely Useless Test and Trace Pr... Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:55 | Toby Young
We're publishing a guest post on the Daily Sceptic by David McGrogan, Associate Professor of Law at Northumbria Law School, about why Boris has spent £37b on the useless Test and Trace programme. Answer? Vanity and hubris.
The post Why is This Government so Wedded to the Ruinously Expensive and Completely Useless Test and Trace Programme? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Fri Jul 23, 2021 01:51 | Toby Young
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about the virus in the past 24 hours ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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international / politics / elections / press release Friday February 19, 2021 17:28 by Zachary Conti   text 1 comment (last - monday february 22, 2021 08:46)
G7 presidents and prime ministers, hosted by the United Kingdom, met virtually on coronavirus recovery plans. The G7 Summit focused on vaccine access, debt relief, curbing tax avoidance and climate change. President Biden pledged $4 billion to bring vaccines to poor countries at his first international summit. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Tuesday February 16, 2021 19:23 by Zachary Conti
In a letter sent to President Biden, 20 major Puerto Rico and US religious leaders urged actions on disaster relief, job creation and a legal move to aid people on the heavily indebted island. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday February 16, 2021 15:30 by 1 of indy
Some successes at last. The Dutch government has been told by the court to reverse its coronavirus pandemic curfew after The Hague ruled there was no legal basis for it and called it an infringement on people’s rights.

In a statement, The Hague declared that the government's use of the Extraordinary Powers of Civil Authority Act – an emergency act which allows the state to bypass the legislative process to impose a curfew in “very urgent and exceptional circumstance” – was not justified in this case during the Covid-19 crisis. read full story / add a comment
international / education / other press Saturday February 13, 2021 04:19 by Makuachukwu
Lee Merritt gives a great explanation of exactly what this is and what it is intended to do,
Yes, we are at war!!!!!!! read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday February 12, 2021 18:54 by Zachary Conti
G7 finance ministers met virtually to discuss economic recovery in the face of the coronavirus. The G7 agenda included global debt problems, vaccine distribution for developing countries, and accessing global reserve funds or Special Drawing Rights. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday February 07, 2021 21:43 by 1 of indy   video 2 video files
Hundreds of people opposing the Danish government’s response to the covid-19 pandemic marched through the capital, Copenhagen, in a fresh protest on Saturday.

the protest was organized by the ‘men in black’ group, who are unhappy with Denmark’s partial lockdown and the looming rollout of a digital system which will track vaccinations and issue certificates confirming people’s inoculation status. The passports are to be used for international travel and potentially to give access to public venues in Denmark itself. Plans for a digital vaccine "passport" were a main target of their anger.

Previously back in November there was public outcry an 9 days of protest against similar measures and the government appeared to back done, but this proves governments cannot be trusted. read full story / add a comment
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international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Saturday February 06, 2021 18:17 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   text 1 comment (last - thursday february 25, 2021 11:58)   image 1 image
The general problem of culture today is its ability to facilitate and support negative aspects of society through encouraging escapism, diversion and ignorance regarding many important issues of contemporary life, such as economic crises, repressive legislation, poverty, and climate chaos. Or worse still, the use of culture to promote elite views of society regarding power and money, as well as imperialist agendas through negative depictions of a targeted ethnic group or country. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday February 05, 2021 14:35 by Zachary Conti
Zambia requested the G20 coronavirus debt relief process, the "Common Framework for Debt Treatment beyond the Debt Service Suspension Initiative." read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Sunday January 31, 2021 23:19 by 1 of indy   image 2 images   video 1 video file
In what is becoming almost a daily report of massive nursing home deaths following injections of experimental mRNA COVID shots, a nursing home in the U.K. is reporting over one third of their residents have died after receiving the mRNA experimental COVID injections.

We are now seeing a very predictable pattern as we are reporting all over the world where the elderly are dying at a very alarming rate following mass vaccinations of the experimental mRNA injections.

And in all of these cases, the local media is quoting local officials as saying that the “vaccines” have nothing to do with the deaths. They are also stating that deaths following the experimental mRNA injections are “expected.” read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Sunday January 31, 2021 22:37 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
James (he gives his last name in the video) is a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), and he recorded this video as a whistleblower because he could not keep silent any longer.

James reports that in 2020 very few residents in the nursing home where he works got sick with COVID, and none of them died during the entire year of 2020.

However, shortly after administering the Pfizer experimental mRNA injections, 14 died within two weeks, and he reports that many others are near death.

The video is long (47 minutes), and it is clear that James is suffering from emotional stress, and he admits that he has nothing to gain from going public, and that he will probably lose his job for doing so. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday January 28, 2021 18:50 by Justin Morahan   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 28, 2021 20:36)
Summary :: A double request to President Biden may have had one surprising response read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday January 27, 2021 18:42 by Zachory Conti
Student debt relief is now included in round the clock stimulus package negotiations on Capitol Hill. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday January 27, 2021 18:38 by Zachary Conti
Chad became the first country to officially seek debt reduction under a G20-established coronavirus response process. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Tuesday January 26, 2021 19:39 by Zachory Conti
The International Monetary Fund released projections on the world economy as countries continue to wrestle with the coronavirus. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Monday January 25, 2021 14:20 by Zachary Conti
World leaders, including Pope Francis, UN General Secretary António Guterres and the IMF's Kristalina Georgieva, gather for a high-level climate summit hosted by the Netherlands through Tuesday. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday January 21, 2021 17:27 by 1 of indy
COVID lockdown rulebreakers in Germany will be arrested and detained in refugee camps located across the country, it has been revealed.

We first highlighted the story on Friday, citing reports that people who repeatedly flout the rules will be held in a ‘detention camp’ in Dresden.

Now authorities in numerous different areas have outlined where they will incarcerate those who break lockdown laws or refuse to self-isolate after catching COVID. read full story / add a comment
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international / arts and media / press release Wednesday January 20, 2021 16:55 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
It is not often that people write important books and then make them freely available under Creative Commons Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives 4.0 license so it can be accessed and downloaded (without cost) in various forms but that is exactly the case here.

The author Dr Mike Healy has written goes by the title "Marx and Digital Machines Alienation, Technology, Capitalism" and it explores digital technology and alienation. The book is peer reviewed and has been published by University of Westminster press.
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international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday January 20, 2021 14:21 by Zachary Conti
President Biden will extend the freeze on student debt payments as one of his first executive actions after his inauguration. The Department of Education will be directed to continue the student debt payment suspension through September. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday January 16, 2021 20:26 by 1 of indy   image 6 images
Some 10,000 people marched through the center of the Austrian capital Vienna on Saturday to protest against restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19, and to demand the resignation of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

Coronavirus skeptics took to the streets as Kurz and his government discussed the possibility of extending the ongoing third lockdown in Austria, which includes movement restrictions and the closure of all non-essential businesses. The official announcement is expected on Sunday read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Saturday January 16, 2021 17:46 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - monday january 25, 2021 20:09)   image 1 image

As predicted the experimental vaccines is causing unnecessary deaths. There are plenty of cheap and workable treatments, even preventive treatments such as Vitamin D, Zinc, Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin. After all the governments everywhere are so concerned about old people but they are quite happy to let them die by injecting them with experimental vaccines for which the companies producing them are exempt from all liabilities.

The risks with this vaccine are so high, it is foolish for any healthy or young person to take it since there chance of dying from Covid is less than 0.1% and for older age groups only slightly higher. So why give it to elderly people whose immune systems are already deterioating as they reach old age especially when drugs like Hydroxychloroquine when given early make an excellent preventive. The media have never covered the fact that the study published in the medical journal The Lancet which gave Hydroxychloroquine the bad name, used fabricated data and had to be withdrawn and their findings were as fabricated as the data. The media and government still pretend this did not happen.

So is it surprising now to hear of this latest news reported from Norway and is very likely repeating itself all over the world.

The Norwegian Medicines Agency announced today that 23 people died after receiving the experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID injections.

Norway’s health authorities have allegedly changed their recommendations for injecting the elderly, as all 23 deaths were among people older than 80 years old.

“If you are very frail, you should probably not be vaccinated,” Steinar Madsen at the Norwegian Medicines Agency said at a webinar on corona vaccine for journalists on Thursday.

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