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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Vladimir Safronkov: How to become a national hero, by Scott Humor Sun Apr 23, 2017 16:43 | Scott
As a story goes, back in the nineteenth-century, a Paris opera house decided to stage a play with insults towards Russia and its monarch, Alexander I. He sent his diplomat

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/04/23 ? Open Thread Sun Apr 23, 2017 15:00 | Herb Swanson
2017/04/23 14:00:01Welcome 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 Why voting for Trump was the right thing to do (7 reasons) Fri Apr 21, 2017 21:42 | The Saker
This article was written for the Unz Review:http://www.unz.com/tsaker/vot... Now that Trump has already comprehensively betrayed all his campaign promises and that he 100 first days in office are marked by

offsite link Champs-Elysees attack: Perfect timing, for some Fri Apr 21, 2017 04:02 | The Saker
by Ramin Mazaheri On the night of April 21st I was in my office in Paris, just 100 meters from the Champs-Elysees, when I got a phone call from a

offsite link Background on USS Carl Vinson ? Saga by LeDahu Thu Apr 20, 2017 15:58 | Scott
Here’s a background info sheet: US Navy statement: “After departing Singapore on April 8 and cancelling a scheduled port visit to Perth, the Strike Group was able to complete a

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link Barriers to first trimester abortion care. Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:31 | admin

offsite link Why would any country put abortion in the Constitution? Thu Apr 20, 2017 17:28 | Mirad Enright

offsite link Northern/Ireland After Brexit: Exploring the Human Rights Impact Tue Apr 18, 2017 15:06 | Liam Thornton

offsite link Call for Applications: Challenges to International Criminal Justice Summer Academy Northumbria Unive... Tue Apr 11, 2017 19:20 | Charles O'Mahony

offsite link #Strike4Repeal: Strike Against the Citizens? Assembly? Wed Mar 08, 2017 07:51 | Mirad Enright

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link J.J. Smyths to close this evening? 11:16 Sun Apr 23, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week 10:28 Sun Apr 23, 2017 | Garibaldy

offsite link Another UK Poll 09:31 Sun Apr 23, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Babylon 5 redux 12:57 Sat Apr 22, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link The Citizens? Assembly speaks 12:53 Sat Apr 22, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

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The Pursuit Of Julian Assange Is An Assault On Freedom And A Mockery Of Journalism

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | other press author Sunday August 26, 2012 11:31author by pat c Report this post to the editors

John Pilger writes on the latest British bluster about storming the Ecuadorian Embass in London to arrest Julian Asange and on the craven role played by the media. Pilger also reveals that: Four years ago, a barely noticed Pentagon document, leaked by WikiLeaks, described how WikiLeaks and Assange would be destroyed with a smear campaign leading to "criminal prosecution". Full text at link.

The British government's threat to invade the Ecuadorean embassy in London and seize Julian Assange is of historic significance. David Cameron, the former PR man to a television industry huckster and arms salesman to sheikdoms, is well placed to dishonour international conventions that have protected Britons in places of upheaval. Just as Tony Blair's invasion of Iraq led directly to the acts of terrorismin London on 7 July 2005, so Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague have compromised the safety of British representatives across the world.

Threatening to abuse a law designed to expel murderers from foreign embassies, while defaming an innocent man as an "alleged criminal", Hague has made a laughing stock of Britain across the world, though this view is mostly suppressed in Britain. The same brave newspapers and broadcasters that have supported Britain's part in epic bloody crimes, from the genocide in Indonesia to the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, now attack the "human rights record" of Ecuador, whose real crime is to stand up to the bullies in London and Washington.

Related Link: http://www.johnpilger.com/articles/the-pursuit-of-julia...alism
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