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offsite link The Afghanistan ?peace deal? riddle Wed Feb 26, 2020 19:04 | amarynth
Pepe Escobar for the Saker Blog : Posted with permission  As far as realpolitik Afghanistan is concerned, with or without a deal, the US military want to stay in what

offsite link Highlights from the Assange Trial Thus Far Wed Feb 26, 2020 18:56 | amarynth
Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog Here are the most informative excerpts that I have noted from the best news-reporting from journalists who have been attending at the trial: CRAIG

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Pepe Escobar : Posted with permission and x-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation The New Silk Roads ? or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ? were launched by President Xi Jinping

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From TASS Has Vladimir Putin seen the Servant of the People TV series? Is dialogue with Zelensky possible? How to view Ukrainians? national identity? Are Russians and Ukrainians one people?

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Human Rights in Ireland
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Cedar Lounge
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

offsite link Legitimacy 09:43 Thu Feb 27, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

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WorldbyStorm - 09:43 Thu Feb 27, 2020
I find this piece by Fintan O?Toole remarkably limited. He takes to task Sinn Féin for supporting the PIRA armed struggle and argues that there is no difference between that struggle and that of dissident republicans now. And yet I can?t help but feel that his analysis rests on a basic misunderstanding, that he doesn?t […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:57 Thu Feb 27, 2020
As noted by Paul Culloty in comments BTL here, remarkable how slow things are moving. Indeed there’s an argument they’re actually decreasing speed… The Dáil?s next attempt to elect a taoiseach is unlikely to take place until the latter end of March following the announcement there will be no vote on the position when the […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:41 Thu Feb 27, 2020
Interesting points made on RTÉ?s Your Politics podcast. The panel noted that the response to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael?s self-imposed ban on talking to Sinn Féin was not great from Independent politicians and others, particularly around the country. And that Fianna Fáil might see pressure coming on them to engage with SF, possibly even […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:59 Wed Feb 26, 2020
An unusual article recently in the SBP from Elaine Byrne, where she argued that: Let’s not prematurely dismiss outright the proposal to build a Northem lreland-to-Scot­land bridge. Boris Johnson has ordered a fea­sibility study into the project, which has the support of the DUP and was also welcomed by the Irish government. It is easy […]A
guestposter - 09:33 Wed Feb 26, 2020
Some interesting thoughts here on FF Mayor Tom Brabazon and statements he’s made across the years and then a broader analysis of Irish politics in the current era.A
WorldbyStorm - 08:20 Wed Feb 26, 2020
As noted in comments by Paul Culloty, the latest group to emerge in the current Dáil is one composed of Independent TDs Marian Harkin, Michael Fitzmaurice, Michael McNamara, Catherine Connolly, Thomas Pringle and Joan Collins. Six in total, and that?s a diverse crew and no mistake. So we?ve now three groups of Independent/Others. Meanwhile we […]A
WorldbyStorm - 05:24 Wed Feb 26, 2020
As always, following on Dr. X?s suggestion, it?s all yours, ?announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose?, feel free.A
WorldbyStorm - 09:43 Tue Feb 25, 2020
Jennifer Bray on the IT podcast had a good point about the current dynamics in play politically. She said that the manner in which FF and FG are saying to SF ?go make a government now? is potentially counterproductive in that all three parties came in at near enough the same seat numbers. And that […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:43 Tue Feb 25, 2020
“A week of negotiations got underway” at Leinster House yesterday? But all of this shadowboxing to a great extent as parties prepare their bases for possible coalitions. And the public too come to think of it. Of which the ongoing focus on SF is part of that process. And when does the Dáil sit again? […]A
WorldbyStorm - 06:39 Tue Feb 25, 2020
Is this really true? The IT has a long piece about how SF and how it refers to the Republic and NI. It asks: What?s in a name? Quite a lot if you are engaged in the linguistic contortions Sinn Féin use to avoid calling the two political administrations on this island by their officially-recognised […]A

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