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offsite link Alternative Copy of thesaker.is site is available Thu May 25, 2023 14:38 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
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offsite link The Saker blog is now frozen Tue Feb 28, 2023 23:55 | The Saker
Dear friends As I have previously announced, we are now “freezing” the blog.  We are also making archives of the blog available for free download in various formats (see below). 

offsite link What do you make of the Russia and China Partnership? Tue Feb 28, 2023 16:26 | The Saker
by Mr. Allen for the Saker blog Over the last few years, we hear leaders from both Russia and China pronouncing that they have formed a relationship where there are

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/27 ? Open Thread Mon Feb 27, 2023 19:00 | cafe-uploader
2023/02/27 19:00:02Welcome 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 stage is set for Hybrid World War III Mon Feb 27, 2023 15:50 | The Saker
Pepe Escobar for the Saker blog A powerful feeling rhythms your skin and drums up your soul as you?re immersed in a long walk under persistent snow flurries, pinpointed by

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTEs Sarah McInerney ? Fianna Fail supporter? Anthony

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offsite link Robert Watt complaint: Time for decision by SIPO Anthony

offsite link RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony

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Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link News Round-Up Fri Feb 23, 2024 00:47 | Richard Eldred
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the virus and the vaccines, the ?climate emergency? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
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offsite link Europe Faces Industrial Wipeout From Net Zero, 73 Major Companies Warn Thu Feb 22, 2024 19:00 | Will Jones
A group of 73 major companies from 17 sectors including chemicals, pharmaceuticals and engineering have warned the EU that the continent faces industrial wipeout from Net Zero.
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offsite link Together Declaration Calls on Supporters to Back Anti-Lockdown, Pro-Freedom Candidates Thu Feb 22, 2024 17:34 | Will Jones
Together Declaration, a prominent anti-lockdown and pro-free-speech pressure group, has announced its intention to support candidates who align with its principles in elections this year.
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offsite link Just Stop Oil Co-Founder Says Group is Giving Up on Labour to Save Us From ?Climate Terror? as She A... Thu Feb 22, 2024 15:30 | Sallust
Just Stop Oil co-founder Sarah Lunnon has said JSO is giving up on Labour to save us from the coming climate "terror" as she announces "escalation" in the activist group's protests.
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offsite link The Fairy Tale of Pandemic Risk Thu Feb 22, 2024 13:30 | Dr David Bell
For decades, life expectancies have been rising globally while infectious disease deaths have plummeted. This should have prevented the rise of the pandemic preparedness industry. But the WHO had other ideas.
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Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws: The Politics and Consequences of a Moral Panic

category international | gender and sexuality | other press author Sunday June 23, 2013 19:47author by TDoT Report this post to the editors

Cai Wilkinson on recent LGBTQ developments in Russia. Her geographic focus is on the former Soviet Union, and she is currently working on projects about LGBT rights and human rights norms in Kyrgyzstan and Russia.
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The issue of LGBT rights in Russia first properly came to mainstream international attention in March 2012, when the St Petersburg Duma passed a law prohibiting “public acts aimed at the propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism amongst minors“. The law provoked an international outcry, including calls for tourists to boycott St Petersburg, sister-cities to consider cut off ties with Russia’s “window on Europe”, and condemnation from the EU, with the European Parliament passing a resolution noting that it was “gravely concerned by developments which restrict freedom of expression and assembly on the basis of misconceptions about homosexuality and transgenderism” and calling on Russia and other countries considering the adoption of similar legislation to “demonstrate, and ensure respect for, the principle of non-discrimination”.

In actual fact, this was not the first “anti-gay” law to be passed in Russia; Ryazan Oblast’s Duma adopted an amendment to local legislation to outlaw the “propaganda of homosexualism” in May 2006, and Arkhangelsk and Kostroma Oblasts followed suit in 2011. Yet the passing of the St Petersburg law proved to be a catalyst for other administrations to introduce similar laws, with a further six subsequently adopting similar legislation and others considering it (so far only the Moscow Regional Duma has rejected legislation). Most significantly, these laws paved the way for consideration of a federal bill outlawing the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors”, which the Russian Duma passed on June 11 despite continuing international condemnation and the fierce opposition of local LGBTQ activists and their supporters, who frequently endured physical attacks and arrests while protesting against the law.

Related Link: http://thedisorderofthings.com/2013/06/23/russias-anti-gay-laws-the-politics-and-consequences-of-a-moral-panic/

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   russia sucks but Saudi Arabia needs to be sorted out first     sexpropaganda    Sun Jun 23, 2013 22:35 
   Wheres your article about SA?     TDoT    Mon Jun 24, 2013 00:04 
   they need a david norris equivalent in russia     Ciara    Tue Jul 16, 2013 16:55 


 
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