New Events

International

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link Sanctioned by PayPal Thu Aug 04, 2022 21:31 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Spain Limits Heating to 19ºC, Cooling t... Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:39 | Associated Press

offsite link WHO Declares Monkeypox a “Global Healt... Sat Jul 23, 2022 21:01 | Apoorva Mandavilli

offsite link Zelensky Says Ukrainian KIA Down From Pe... Sat Jul 23, 2022 18:13 | Anti-Empire

offsite link German Health Ministry: 1 Severe Adverse... Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:25 | Matthew Roscoe

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link The Second Coming of the Heartland Sun Aug 14, 2022 19:25 | The Saker
by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author?s permission and widely cross-posted It?s tempting to visualize the overwhelming collective West debacle as a rocket, faster than free fall, plunging into the

offsite link We will come after you! Message for the Ukronazi terrorists Sun Aug 14, 2022 04:51 | The Saker

offsite link What War, Mr. Kissinger? Sat Aug 13, 2022 22:27 | The Saker
Please visit Andrei?s website: https://smoothiex12.blogspo... and support him here: https://www.patreon.com/beP...

offsite link Guo Xi and the Great Emptiness ? in Times of the Collapse of the West Sat Aug 13, 2022 21:14 | The Saker
by Nora Hoppe and Tariq Marzbaan for the Saker blog Notes and reflections by Nora Hoppe and Tariq Marzbaan Foreword: This contribution does not intend to provide a profound analysis

offsite link A Tale of Two Cities Sat Aug 13, 2022 16:33 | The Saker
By Batiushka for The Saker (With Apologies to Charles Dickens) Moscow and Washington It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of

The Saker >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link New Icelandic Study Shows Covid Reinfection Rates Rise With Number of Vaccine Doses Mon Aug 15, 2022 07:00 | Thorsteinn Siglaugsson
A new study in Iceland seems to show that, for most age groups, the more doses of COVID-19 vaccines you have, the more likely you are to be reinfected.
The post New Icelandic Study Shows Covid Reinfection Rates Rise With Number of Vaccine Doses appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Sun Aug 14, 2022 23:54 | Jonathan Barr
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.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Tell the Police to Stop Investigating Our Tweets and Start Policing Our Streets Sun Aug 14, 2022 19:14 | Toby Young
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak should both pledge to do more to protect free speech as part of their leadership pitch. How about promising to ditch ?Non-Crime Hate Incidents??
The post Tell the Police to Stop Investigating Our Tweets and Start Policing Our Streets appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Daniel Hannan Deservedly says ?I Told You So? in Article Linking Our Economic Problems to the Lockdo... Sun Aug 14, 2022 16:14 | Toby Young
Dan Hannan has written a blistering column for the Telegraph, deservedly saying "I told you so? about the catastrophic impact of the lockdown policy on the economy, something he warned of in May 2020.
The post Daniel Hannan Deservedly says ?I Told You So? in Article Linking Our Economic Problems to the Lockdown Policy appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link No, the Arctic isn?t Warming Four Times Faster Than the Planet Sun Aug 14, 2022 14:30 | Chris Morrison
Is the Arctic really heating up four times faster than the rest of the planet? Only if you cook the data, says Chris Morrison.
The post No, the Arctic isn?t Warming Four Times Faster Than the Planet appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Voltairenet.org is taking a hiatus Thu Jul 14, 2022 20:47 | en

offsite link Paradoxes of Russophobia Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:46 | en

offsite link EU-Russia agreement on supplying Kaliningrad Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:26 | en

offsite link Political destabilization plagues the West Thu Jul 14, 2022 05:40 | en

offsite link Ukraine destroys its Nova Kakhovka factory Wed Jul 13, 2022 07:53 | en

Voltaire Network >>

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.

Related Link: http://www.poetry.ie
© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy