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offsite link Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at UNSC briefing on Ukraine Wed Sep 28, 2022 17:01 | The Saker
27 September 2022 Mr.President, As you know, referenda on accession to Russia have been held in the Donetsk and Lugansk People?s Republics, as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.

offsite link Africa has its sovereign right to choose partners Wed Sep 28, 2022 17:00 | The Saker
26 September 2022 Oleg Ozerov, Ambassador-at-large, Head of the Secretariat of the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum Unofficial translation As was announced several days ago, on 13th September, the second Russia-Africa Partnership

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offsite link Giorgia on our mind Wed Sep 28, 2022 16:47 | The Saker
by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author?s permission and widely cross-posted It?s tempting to interpret the Italian electoral results this past Sunday as voters merrily hurling a bowl of lush

offsite link A possible strategy for peace Wed Sep 28, 2022 16:43 | The Saker
by Gav Don for the Saker blog We now await the results of the referenda in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhiya and Kherson to request membership of the Russian Federation. In the

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offsite link Vaccination Increases Infection Risk by 44%, Oxford Study Finds Wed Sep 28, 2022 17:00 | Will Jones
Two doses of COVID-19 vaccine make you 44% more likely to be infected, a study from Oxford University on English data for 2021 has found, contradicting the basis of global vaccine policy.
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offsite link Who Sabotaged the Nord Stream Pipelines? Wed Sep 28, 2022 15:17 | Noah Carl
Who sabotaged the Nord Stream pipelines? There are four prime suspects: Russia, the U.S., Poland and Ukraine. We consider the evidence for and against each country having done it.
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offsite link Virgin Atlantic Allows Male Airline Crew to Wear Skirts to ?Express True Identity? Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:28 | Will Jones
Virgin Atlantic is allowing male cabin crew and pilots to wear skirts and women to wear men's suits so staff can ?express their true identity? at work.
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offsite link Liz Truss?s Net Zero ?Review? to be Led by Creator of Current Policy Wed Sep 28, 2022 07:00 | Dr John Fernley
Liz Truss has appointed to conduct a 'review' of Net Zero policy she promised during the leadership campaign one of the people, Chris Skidmore, who created the current policy, indicating no plans for change.
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offsite link News Round-Up Wed Sep 28, 2022 01:23 | 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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The Group of Eight

category international | summit mobilisations | opinion/analysis author Monday July 07, 2008 12:06author by Mark C - Poetry.ieauthor email mark at poetry dot ie Report this post to the editors

Poem about the member countries of the G8

This is a poem made up of acrostics that I wrote after the G8 meetings last year documenting my thoughts on the indvidual countries that make up 'The Group of Eight". Feel free to add your own creative writing/work (and/or comments).

The Group of Eight

Part The First
In which America is accused of not living up to its responsibilities.

Are you in a position to be
Moralising to the rest of us
Even though your own track
Record is not so good
In matters of
Care and charity?
And doesn’t it show you just don’t care?

Part The Second
Wherein, using Britain as an example, the poet shows Empire never ended.

Being a past empire
Really helps when you are
Invading another’s
Territory
And
Imposing your own ideology to create a
New ally.

Part The Third
Wherein the poet considers the plight of Kevin Yourdkhani.

Can a dad help his child?
And can the child be allowed back home?
No.
And no.
Dad cannot help his child
Anymore.

Part The Fourth
Being a stanza regarding the continued rise of the right in Europe.

Fraternity? No.
Real politic is the order of the day.
And real politic is ruling.
Nicola Sarkozy is seeing to that.
C’est la vie,
Est il?

Part The Fifth
In which the reader is asked to become reflective.

Get ready
Everyone.
Re-
Member
A rotten,
Nasty past,
Year by year.

Part The Sixth
Being a stanza treating of the poet’s perception of the world’s leaders.

In the future people might fare better, if
The world leaders are not
All raging capitalists
Like
Your Berlusconi.

Part The Seventh
Wherin Putin is shown to be learning from the west.

Rule, realise, and then reveal that the
United States exports
So that –
So that –
I, too, become
America

Part The Eighth
In which the poet propounds the view that the world will destroy itself.

Just wait and you’ll see
A missile attack from
Pyongyang.
A nuclear war on the horizon. A
New, clear horizon.

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