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offsite link President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Meeting of the heads of state of the Collective Security Treaty ... Mon May 16, 2022 19:08 | amarynth
CSTO summit Taking part in the meeting, timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the organisation, were the heads of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. The main focus of the summit was on key issues

offsite link Death by a thousand cuts: where is the west?s Ukraine strategy? Mon May 16, 2022 17:26 | amarynth
The pounding, daily western narratives on ‘Ukrainian wins’ and ‘Russian losses’ underpins the lack of an actual, cohesive Grand Strategy against Moscow. By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission

offsite link FM Sergey Lavrov?s remarks at the 30th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy Mon May 16, 2022 13:56 | amarynth
Moscow, May 14, 2022 Mr Lukyanov, Mr Karaganov, Colleagues, I am glad to be here again, at this anniversary assembly. Last time, we met in this room on October 2, 2021. But I

offsite link Sitrep Operation Z: Many Rumors and not enough Facts Mon May 16, 2022 12:27 | amarynth
For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff While battles are raging, factual reports are few.  This is fog of war and it is better not to report on the minutiae

offsite link Gonzalo Lira: Ukraine Soldiers Can?t Complain About Western Weapons Mon May 16, 2022 10:12 | amarynth

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offsite link Keir Starmer to be Investigated by Police Over ?Beergate? Fri May 06, 2022 17:00 | Will Jones
Keir Starmer faces a police investigation into his lockdown curry, after repeatedly demanding Boris Johnson should quit for breaching rules.
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offsite link On Energy, the EU Is Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place Fri May 06, 2022 15:58 | Noah Carl
To meet its climate goals, the EU needs to make new investments in renewable energy. But to transition away from Russian oil, it needs to upgrade its fossil fuel infrastructure. Either way, energy will cost more.
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offsite link The Toxic Perfectionism Young People Have Learned From Social Media and Covid Conformity Fri May 06, 2022 13:03 | Tom Shaw
Social media, aided by Covid conformity, has led to young people pursuing a toxic perfectionism, where you must be seen as master of life, not for your own wellbeing, but to justify your inclusion in the world.
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offsite link WHO?s Dubious Model that Claims the Real Pandemic Death Toll is 15 Million ? and 5 Million of Them A... Fri May 06, 2022 07:00 | Will Jones
The WHO has claimed that the real pandemic death toll is 15 million and 5 million of them are in India. But it's based on dubious modelling and the Indian Government has strongly disputed the claims.
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offsite link News Round-Up Fri May 06, 2022 01:46 | 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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international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 26, 2021 22:11 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 1 image
Review of James Bond No Time To Die film

The latest Bond flick No Time To Die was certainly a rollercoaster ride of exciting action scenes and great special effects, yet contained more than a quantum of longueurs.

With a running time of 163 minutes it certainly tries the patience and the bladders of its audiences (who I saw popping out of the cinema throughout the film).

Personally, I think 90 minutes is enough for any film, especially since the disappearance of the intermission and ice-cream selling of yore.

In this case, the increased length seems to have been to incorporate backstories of some of the individuals involved.

The effect of this is to attenuate Bond’s appearances in the film, while adding very little to the story (hence the longueurs).

One effect of this narrative style is to put more emphasis on the story of Bond and less on the usual geopolitics and action we associate with Bond films. read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / news report Monday October 25, 2021 11:08 by Indy   image 1 image   1 attached file

Direct from UK Lawyer Anna De Buiscuit

Breaking news. share on all platforms: FDA document admits “Covid” PCR test was developed without isolated samples for test calibration, effectively admitting it’s testing something else.

A document just released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) openly admits that the infamous PCR test for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) was developed not with actual samples, but rather with what appears to be genetic material from a common cold virus.

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national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Sunday October 24, 2021 14:42 by Gary Jordan   image 1 image
Stoking The Flames of Hatred And Manipulating The Minds Of The Masses read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday October 22, 2021 19:19 by Justin Morahan
Daniel Hale the Whistleblower on drone killings is now in prison read full story / add a comment
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international / politics / elections / other press Sunday October 17, 2021 21:40 by 1 of Indy   image 1 image

This article by Thierry Meyssan on Voltairenet.org raises important questions about the political power of Facebook and echos statements made elsewhere how the Big Tech companies have now far more political power than our politicians who can be wiped out in a matter of hours by in the public sphere by Social Media orchestrated campaigns. The current wave of wokeism is just one manifestation of that.

Rarely mentioned but addressed in this article is the sheer amount of information that companies like Facebook have and the resources and data they have which is extremely powerful and useful in any sort of political campaign or objective.

People need to wake up to the fact that political power has already transferred to these entities and is a very dangerous situation and very much part and parcel of the ongoing creeping global totalitarianism

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national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Sunday October 17, 2021 19:55 by Irish Inquiry   video 1 video file
Consistently f!u season has been winter fodder for the Irish press. Until it vanished at a time when officials needed to boost c0v!d case numbers. Convenient. It's claimed it disappeared due to stringent public health guidelines which strangely didn't quash c0v!d. Now officials need a scapegoat for spiraling hospitalisations post vaccine roll-out & any flu will do. #FlipFlopFluFallacy read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Saturday October 16, 2021 01:00 by 1 of Indy
This article from Dr Mike Yeadon former chief scientist at Pfizier a number of years ago presents his commentary on Dr Fauci who is the head Covid Czar in the US. He raises very serious concerns about the vaccine and whether you have been jabbed or not, it is worth reading what he had to say read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Wednesday October 13, 2021 15:25 by Comms Manager, olivia@jubileeusa.org
The IMF World Economic Outlook report lowered economic growth projections for wealthy and poor countries. The IMF forecasts 5.9% global economic growth. read full story / add a comment
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday October 12, 2021 23:55 by Campaign for Truth & Proper Healthcare   image 2 images
Paid to Spin the Truth
Protest the Lies

Meetup outside The Examiner Office
80 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City

Thurs 14th Oct at 10am read full story / add a comment
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cavan / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday October 12, 2021 23:05 by Anti Lockdown Ireland   image 1 image
Rally for Truth and Freedom

Post Office Square in Cavan Town

Sat 16th Oct @ 2pm

Free Speech Platform read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / event notice Monday October 11, 2021 14:47 by Ireland on lockdown voice chat   image 1 image
Join here:
https://t.me/ireland_onlockdown
All welcome, invite family and friends and share this link.
11th October, 8.30pm. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday October 11, 2021 00:06 by Anti Lockdown   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 09, 2021 21:07)
GALWAY RESTAURANT IS THE FIRST BUSINESS IN IRELAND TO CHALLENGE THE VACCINE PASS AT COURT ON GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION 
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international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday October 10, 2021 19:25 by Gary Jordan   image 1 image
The shameful neglect of children by police departments obsessed with COVID-19 legislation. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday October 09, 2021 19:39 by Campaign for Truth & Proper Healthcare   text 3 comments (last - wednesday november 03, 2021 23:04)   image 3 images
We all know the October 22 promise, was just another carrot on the stick, as the Tyrannical Irish Government continues to mock us. The vote has passed for Tyranny to continue indefinitely. Stop the New World Order!

Dublin - Garden of Remembrance - Civil Rights Day - Peacefull Assembly -Sat Oct 23rd

Assemble at 2pm read full story / add a comment
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday October 09, 2021 13:16 by Campaign for Truth & Proper Healthcare   image 1 image
We all know the October 22 promise, was just another carrot on the stick, as the Tyrannical Irish Government continues to mock us. The vote has passed for Tyranny to continue indefinitely. Stop the New World Order! read full story / add a comment
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wexford / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday October 09, 2021 12:37 by Anti Lockdown Ireland   text 1 comment (last - monday october 18, 2021 22:52)   image 6 images

Éirí amach na hÓige will be there on Vinegar hill on the 17th of October to support the risen people in Wexford.

VINEGAR HILL, ENISCORTHY, OCTOBER 17TH AT 2PM.

Make your arrangements to be there. Join the united effort to free Ireland from tyranny.

John Caulfield, Stephen Delaney and others will be speaking at this public assembly on Sunday 17th October. Vinegar Hill was a significant site in the rebellion of 1798 and it's imperative we tap into that Irish fighting resistance for what's to come.

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King was arrested in 1963 for protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham.
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday October 08, 2021 20:33 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 1 image
The usage of the term ‘woke’ has spread rapidly in the last ten years from meaning awareness of racial prejudice and discrimination to describing the identity politics of various ethnic groups in the USA. The term has a long history reaching back to the 1930s when Black American folk singer-songwriter Huddie Ledbetter, a.k.a. Lead Belly finished a song advising people with the words to ‘best stay woke, keep their eyes open.’

The history of ethnic- or identity- based politics has long been a long one in the United States going back to the ethnocultural (ethnic, religious and racial identity) politics of the 19th century. Identity- based politics resurfaced in the 1960s with the Black Panther Party (BPP) (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense), a Black Power political organization founded by college students Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in 1966. In the 1970s, identity politics were seen with the Black feminist socialist group, Combahee River Collective, and spread with the LGBT movements of the 1980s. Today ‘wokism’ is associated with identity-based groups such as Black Lives Matter (BLM). read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Tuesday October 05, 2021 22:56 by 1 of Indy
Covid-19 is treated in the mass media as a very dangerous disease in the face of which mass vaccination and severe restrictions for the whole society are applauded despite few deaths beyond the risk groups. But in Norway, it has now been decided to treat it like other respiratory diseases, such as influenza or the cold virus, because according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health it is no longer more dangerous than these. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday October 05, 2021 14:17 by Jubilee USA Network
An investigation into more than 11 million private financial documents show hundreds of public officials in 90 nations using schemes to hide wealth offshore and avoid taxes. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the Pandora Papers in partnership with the Washington Post and 600 journalists in 116 countries. read full story / add a comment
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