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offsite link Why have I stopped posting maps of the situation in the Ukraine and a few other questions Wed Aug 10, 2022 19:48 | The Saker
A reader recently asked me why I have not posed any maps of the military situation in the Ukraine, and that is a fair question which I will answer below.

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offsite link Only NATO Could De-Militarise Itself! Wed Aug 10, 2022 16:07 | The Saker
By James Tweedie for the Saker blog In a scene from the 1974 film The Four Musketeers, the second part of the previous year?s The Three Musketeers, the vain Porthos

offsite link Needham?s puzzle in retrospect Wed Aug 10, 2022 16:07 | The Saker
by Jean-Pierre Voiret for the Saker blog First note: With all its problems, Needham?s Science and Civilisation in China (SCC) is definitely a tremendous contribution to the history of science

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offsite link PM Contender Liz Truss Pledges Free Speech Will Be No Less Protected Online Than Offline ? But is it... Thu Aug 11, 2022 00:09 | Will Jones
In a sign of the anti-woke agenda breaking through in the race to pick the next PM, leading candidate Liz Truss pledged to ensure free speech does not have fewer protections online than offline. But is it enough?
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offsite link How Many Lives Did the Vaccines Save and How Many Did They End? Wed Aug 10, 2022 19:40 | Will Jones
As near-universal natural immunity renders the Covid vaccines largely obsolete, we can weigh up how many lives they saved and how many they ended. The calculation does not come out well for the vaccines.
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offsite link Excess Non-Covid Deaths Top 12,500 in 14 Weeks As Oxford Professor Joins Call for Government to Inve... Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:49 | Will Jones
There have now been 12,517 excess non-Covid deaths in England and Wales in the last 14 weeks, according to official data, as an Oxford Professor joins the call for the Government to investigate the alarming trend.
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offsite link Schools Which Let Boys Use Girls? Toilets and Use Preferred Pronouns Without Medical Advice are Brea... Wed Aug 10, 2022 07:00 | Will Jones
Schools that only offer 'gender neutral' lavatories or allow pupils to 'socially transition' are acting unlawfully, Suella Braverman has said as she sets out the Government?s legal advice on transgender pupils.
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offsite link News Round-Up Wed Aug 10, 2022 00:34 | 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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Stop and search powers illegal according to the European court

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | other press author Tuesday January 12, 2010 17:53author by Campaigner Report this post to the editors

Spotted this on the eirigi website and it could have some possible and very welcome repercussions right across Ireland.

The European court has ruled that stop and search powers which the British government has given to various police forces by virtue of Sections 44&45 of the Terrorism Act 2000 are illegal. The Strasbourg court had been hearing a case involving two people stopped near an arms fair in London in 2003. The European Court of Human Rights said the pair's rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights had been violated.

The court said the stop and search powers were "not sufficiently circumscribed" and there were not "adequate legal safeguards against abuse".

Obviously, in the North where there has been concern about the rise in the use of stop and search powers, the PSNI will have to re-assess their use.

However, I think that the case could also impact upon the Gardaí and the way they have policed and harassed many on their way to various protests and demo's such as at Rossport, Tara, etc.

Perhaps, a few test cases are needed now on the back of this ruling.

This other article about the ruling is from the Guardian this afternoon and contains a link to the full judgment at the bottom http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/12/stop-and-se...legal

Related Link: http://www.eirigi.org/latest/latest120110.html
author by Gearoid O Loingsighpublication date Tue Jan 12, 2010 23:35author address author phone Report this post to the editors

What about section 30 of the offences against the state act?

author by Campaignerpublication date Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Its interesting that Liberty, the main human rights organisation in Britain, helped in bringing this case through the various stages. Perhaps, the ICCL which also has a similar remit should consider doing likewise, including in relation to any abuse of Section 30 of the OSA.

author by Malachy Steensonpublication date Thu May 12, 2011 15:57author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Section 30 searches require the Garda's suspision that you have committed a scheduled offence

Likewise drug searches require reasonable suspision that you are in possession of drugs. For a drug search you can refuse to be searched in the street and demand to be taken into a Garda Station.

There is no general stop and search powers in this State nor is there any power where the state can compel you to them where you are going, there is no requirement to account for you future movements.

Likewise the knocking on doors on the routes and demanding information and access to buildings are not backed up by any legal requirement, people should refuse to answer any questions in these circumstances.

The silence on all of these matters is deafening and if they get away with it on this occasion it will be used in the coming months years as this society further breaks now.

The Police state is well and truely here.

author by nbpublication date Thu May 12, 2011 16:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

it is also insanity that the left ignores the use of section 12 of the mental health act to arrest anyone who 'looks funny'

 
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