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offsite link Gonzalo Lira: The Pentagon Says: Russia No?But China Yes Tue May 17, 2022 11:41 | amarynth

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

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offsite link Are All Britain?s Current Woes Traceable to a Group of Entitled ?Tory Toffs? at Oxford in the 1980s? Tue May 17, 2022 13:00 | Toby Young
Simon Kuper's book about how a small group of 'Tory Toffs' who were at Oxford in the 1980s masterminded the Brexit project to reclaim their aristocratic birthright is highly entertaining, but not convincing.
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offsite link Forget Science ? Climate Now Has a Central Role in The Culture Wars Tue May 17, 2022 11:26 | Chris Morrison
You might think that if you debunk patently silly extreme weather claims, the entire fear agenda will go away. Think again. Climate change is now firmly embedded in the culture wars surrounding race, identity and gender.
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offsite link Would the U.S. Side With Ukraine?s Far-Right Against Zelensky? Tue May 17, 2022 10:10 | Noah Carl
Why didn't the US back Zelensky? The New York Times wrote earlier this year that his government could be overthrown by far-right groups if he ?agrees to a peace deal that in their minds gives too much to Moscow?.
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offsite link The Covid Fearmongers Return Tue May 17, 2022 07:00 | Will Jones
Fear is ramping up again. Articles are appearing talking up the threat from Omicron. Leading U.S. scientist Dr Eric Topol, Director of Scripps Research in California, has produced a classic of the genre.
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offsite link News Round-Up Tue May 17, 2022 02:19 | 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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Protest at Mountjoy for Maura Harrington

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Saturday June 26, 2010 11:03author by Andrew Report this post to the editors

Dublin Shell to Sea organised a protest at Mountjoy prison last night after receiving the news that Shell to Sea campaigner Maura Harrington had been arrested for non payment of fines and was on her way to the prison for the 5th time int two years. Some 40-50 people turned up on a few hours notice including a contingent from the Critical Mass cycle that was taking place.
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In what is hardly a coincidence Shell have sent letters to residents of the local area, warning them that drilling works are about to start in Sruwaddacon Estuary. It is a feature of the campaign that Gardai often find reasons to arrest prominent campaigners whenever Shell needs to start work.

Terence Conway a Shell to Sea spokesperson from the area commented that the “jailing is purely and simply timed to help Shell to undertake their destructive drilling in Sruwaddacon. The dangers we've seen very clearly with the Deepwater Horizon spill, as well as the giveaway of Ireland's natural resources, are the reasons why three campaigners are now stuck in prison. Maura Harrington has been a resolute opponent to Shell, and it is clear to everyone in this area that the Gardai have gone out of their way to persecute her because she has been such an effective campaigner.”

A picket was maintained at the front gates of the prison for over an hour, watched from across the road by a couple of car loads of secret police. Between September 2006 and December 2009 some 12.6 million euro was spent suppressing protest in Erris on police overtime and expenses alone (ie excluding the normal wages).

Related Link: http://www.dublinshelltosea.com

Some of the Critical Mass came to join the demonstration
Some of the Critical Mass came to join the demonstration

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author by observerpublication date Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

If it is true that Maura Harrington is in jail for non payment of fines it flies in the face of assertions made last month by Minister Dermot Ahern who said the Fines Bill 2009 was about to go into law. He declared again and again that the era of jail for non payment was well and truly at an end.

Then in the last weeks it was reported that up to 900 inmates had been fast tracked to release because the number of people in prison was away over the limit. Not Pat o Donnell and Niaill Hartnett and instead an increase of one by the addition of Maura Harrington. Who is running the country - the lack of cohesion in policy is away beyond embarrasement.

 
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