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offsite link Maria Zakharova on the deep meaning of the ?cancel culture? Sun Jun 26, 2022 03:11 | The Saker
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offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/06/25 ? Open Thread Sat Jun 25, 2022 19:30 | herb
2022/06/25 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 BRICS+ show themselves as an alternative to the current international financial system, but stil... Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:36 | amarynth
By Guilherme Wilbert for the Saker Blog Since the beginning of Operation Z in Ukraine, unfortunately interpreted as an invasion or an occupation of Ukrainian territory by the Russians, realpolitik

offsite link French vote shows the undemocratic rot of the pan-European project 1/2 Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:03 | amarynth
by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV France?s election season finally got interesting, but only marginally. Even though his brutal repression of the Yellow Vests should disqualify him from being

offsite link Herr Habeck firehoses oil & gas Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:39 | amarynth
by Jorge Vilches for the Saker Blog German Economy Minister Robert Habeck is now getting very cold feet because the strategy of madly firehosing the excellent oil & gas sourcing

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

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offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

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

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

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Lockdown Skeptics

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offsite link News Round-Up Sun Jun 26, 2022 00:27 | Will Jones
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link Who Do Liberal Left Commentators Pretend it?s Only the Right Who are Fighting a Culture War? Sat Jun 25, 2022 17:00 | Toby Young
Ian Leslie, author of How to Disagree, has written a great Substack post about the dishonest way the liberal left brands anyone who challenges the relentless leftward shift of our public institutions a 'culture warrior'.
The post Who Do Liberal Left Commentators Pretend it’s Only the Right Who are Fighting a Culture War? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Landmark Study Reveals Devastating Toll of Lockdowns on Children Sat Jun 25, 2022 15:30 | Toby Young
According to a major investigation undertaken by the Mail, young children are paying a terrible price for school closures and other Covid restrictions. We must never lockdown again.
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offsite link Free Speech on Campus in Britain and America Sat Jun 25, 2022 14:00 | Noah Carl
Surveys in Britain show that students have become less supportive of free speech since 2016. But surveys in America show no trend over the same time period. Why the difference between the two countries?
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offsite link Martin Kulldorff: I Was Attacked by Anthony Fauci and Hung Out to Dry by Harvard ? Just For Challeng... Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:30 | Toby Young
In an interview for UnHerd TV, Martin Kulldorff, an original signatory of the Great Barrington Declaration, talks about the attempt to smear him afterwards, Harvard's lack of support and why Sweden got it broadly right.
The post Martin Kulldorff: I Was Attacked by Anthony Fauci and Hung Out to Dry by Harvard ? Just For Challenging Lockdown Orthodoxy appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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international / politics / elections / opinion/analysis Friday June 10, 2022 00:17 by Julian
The January 6 House select committee begins its public hearings this Thursday night. Members of the committee have promised to reveal stunning new evidence to the American public, with committee member Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland vowing they "will really blow the roof off the House." read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Monday June 06, 2022 23:25 by foie
Video urges Bord na Mona to ‘do better’ on bog restoration
€108m Bord na Mona rehabilitation questioned in East Galway bog video

A video of a bog restored last year by Bord na Móna in East Galway published by the environmental defenders Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] urges Bord na Móna to ‘Do Better’ in its bog restoration program. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / opinion/analysis Thursday May 26, 2022 15:16 by 6 takeaways from primaries in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas
6 takeaways from primaries in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas
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international / sci-tech / news report Tuesday April 26, 2022 17:12 by x
In the months leading up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, two obscure American startups met to discuss a potential surveillance partnership that would merge the ability to track the movements of billions of people via their phones with a constant stream of data purchased directly from Twitter.
American Phone-Tracking Firm Demo’d Surveillance Powers by Spying on CIA and NSA
Anomaly Six, a secretive government contractor, claims to monitor the movements of billions of phones around the world and unmask spies with the press of a button.

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national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Sunday April 24, 2022 23:09 by JK
Dear Editor,

Change we would all agree is essential if the world is not destined to endure further destruction and devastation and even a third world war .

A ceasefire in Ukraine and the declared neutrality of Ukraine long sought after by Russia would be beneficial to all concerned.

Would this not be preferable to an escalation of armed conflict which is all too often the preferred option in a world conditioned and habituated to the belief that the world is divided up into goodies and baddies. “We” being preternaturally the “goodies”.

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national / economics and finance / news report Thursday April 21, 2022 23:19 by 1 of Indy

All State Land And Property To Be Sold To a Private Entity Called The Land Development Agency. Yes you heard this correctly.

The government is transferring all state land and property to a private entity called the Land Development Agency. We cannot allow this to happen. The Post Offices are semi-state owned but they are actually being starved of cash.

Richard Boyd Barret TD: In the Dail

Just wow is all I can say… of course the minister has already left the building. The boys are back in town. Fianna Fáil and the developers. This is a hyper-speed version of “The Mistakes of the Past”. This legislation is a heist, is a legal method to pillage the land bank, the entire public land bank. It’s absolutely extraordinary. It’s not just local authorities, it’s every single public sector and their land. Not just housing land, “any relevant land” you can look at the definition in the legislation. They can take any bit of land from any public body and they can do what they like with it.

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international / health / disability issues / other press Wednesday March 23, 2022 22:41 by 1 of Indy

As the carnage from the so called vaccines continues both in Ireland where many are now very sick because their immune systems have been badly damaged by the gene therapy vaccines and abroad, this article about the Romanian football team highlights the reality

The owner of Romanian side Steaua Bucharest has sensationally announced the club will ban all players vaccinated against Covid-19 from playing for them.

Mr Gigi Becali – a Romanian businessman and politician – said he is not allowing vaccinated players to play anymore because they are ‘powerless’.

Becali went on to claim that people who are vaccinated against the virus die in hospitals, as opposed to those who have refused the jabs.

He also claimed players at Romanian rivals CFR Cluj and Rapid Bucuresti were struggling as a result of taking the vaccine, singling out 36-year-old winger Ciprian Deac.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday March 20, 2022 18:06 by bg
Lots of loose ends and other rare informations for the astute researcher. The closest neighbor to bush in Paraguay is the most ding-a-ling sun yung moon, with his own huge spread.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Sunday March 13, 2022 01:25 by 1 of Indy

This is the address of of former Vatican Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Viganò, in his declaration on Monday. Wh is it published here. Because it matters that even the official church denounces the tactics of Biden and NATO who provoke this war and are doing everything possible to give moral support to the Neo Nazis so as to prolong the war as long as possible for their own objectives.

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday March 03, 2022 22:26 by Lawyers For Justice Ireland
URGENT CALL FOR TD’S TO TABLE A MOTION ON THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION’S AGREEMENT ON PANDEMIC, PREVENTION, PREPARATION AND RESPONSE: STOP THE GOVERNMENT FROM AGREEING TO A GLOBAL LEGAL INSTRUMENT THAT SUSPENDS IRISH SOVEREIGNITY UNDER ARTICLE 6 OF THE CONSTITUTION

We have received several queries following our post of 27th February. We have below explained the implications on a World Health Assembly legal Treaty or Regulation on pandemic response and, at the end of this post, we have drafted a submission that people can send to their TD’s to table a motion. The people of Ireland have a right to be publicly informed and involved in any decision that could potentially suspend our Constitutional right to sovereignty. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday February 24, 2022 20:36 by Joe Terry
From the outset, the composition of the Defence Forces Commission was flawed. The list of members does not represent the citizens of Ireland in a balanced way. Of the fifteen commission members, two-thirds are pro-EU ex-military men and officials favouring expanding military spending; people who benefit from enhanced career opportunities, have vested interests in remuneration, careers, promotions, salaries, pensions and medals, resulting from an enlarged military budget allocation. Foreign agents, Haakon Bruun-Hanssen a Norwegian, Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen a Dane and Esa Pulkkinen a Finn, should have no place on neutral Ireland’s Defence Forces Commission.

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national / environment / press release Thursday February 10, 2022 23:10 by foie
Legal first: European Court of Justice must decide if ministers broke law with unsustainable fishing limits

In a legal first in the history of fisheries, the Court of Justice of the European Union has been called on to decide if EU ministers have illegally set unsustainable fishing limits. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Tuesday February 01, 2022 22:11 by foie
INVITE TO VIRTUAL EU WIDE PESTICIDES PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW MORNING AT 9 AM

IRELAND’S OPPOSITION TO DIRECT TRANSMISSION OF FARMERS PESTICIDES RECORDS TO BE CHALLENGED.

Friends of the Irish Environment, Pesticides Action Network [PAN] Europe members, GLOBAL 2000 and ClientEarth, invite you to a press conference to present our new findings on the Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Input and Output [SAIO] on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 9.00 AM Irish time.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 01, 2022 16:34 by Joe Terry
“Under British regulations, passengers arriving from Ireland are not required to self-isolate, nor undergo covid testing.” This situation contrasts greatly with the horde of travel restrictions promulgated in the Irish Government citizens advice website, obstacles that have proved insurmountable: read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Friday January 28, 2022 12:22 by Joe Terry
Russia is no threat to Ireland, never has been and won’t be invading any time soon, or ever. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / press release Tuesday January 25, 2022 22:38 by foie
JUDICIAL REVIEW CLAIMS ALTERNATIVE PLAN TO €10M DURSEY ISLAND CABLE CAR NEVER ASSESSED

An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve a €10m visitors centre and cable car for Dursey Island in west Cork may face a Judicial Review after Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] were given permission today by High Court Justice Niamh Hyland to bring an application on 31 January, 2022. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / press release Tuesday January 18, 2022 00:10 by Battle of the Axe
Doctors, Medics, Comedy and Song Thank You Show for Frontline Workers

Ireland’s legendary Battle of the Axe open mic comedy and song night is back with an ONLINE open mic Thank You Show to frontline workers donating all gig profits to heroesaid.ie

Following on from its very successful, first online nationwide show in September 2021 as part of Culture Night Ireland, Battle of the Axe is delighted to back with its first online show of the new year on January 28, 2022. Highlighted at No 9 out of 1200 events for Culture Night, the show delivered a splendid night of comedy and song. Now the club wishes to turn their next gig into a thank you night for frontline workers around Ireland and worldwide online. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Thursday January 06, 2022 21:52 by 1 of Indy

This report from rt.com underscores the serious concern of many doctors about the current situation where medical fascism has taken over. There are many more doctors like him but they afraid of having their medical licenses removed if they speak out.

After two full years battling the virus, it’s clear that some of the decisions made in the effort to contain it will have far-reaching consequences for the future wellbeing of those previously in good health.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday December 26, 2021 23:18 by 1 of Indy
One of the most vaccinated nations on earth is seeing increased public pushback over Covid-19 jabs, as demonstrators in South Korea are demanding accountability for deaths that they blame on the shots. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday December 19, 2021 22:19 by 1 of Indy

Chris Hedges wrote this a week ago but it is as relevant now as then because it is about the slow execution of Julian Assange who is still a relatively young man but who know is very weak and frail, still unjustly in prison and had a stroke last week.

He exposed empire as a criminal enterprise. He documented its lies, its callous disregard for human life, its rampant corruption, and its innumerable war crimes. But, as history shows, empires kill those who inflict deep wounds.

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