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offsite link RTE news bias – Destroying credibility Anthony

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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Striking a Strategic Balance ? Putin?s Preventive Response Tue Oct 23, 2018 16:01 | The Saker
By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/... source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/...   I think that Vladimir Putin at Valdai not at all incidentally started talking

offsite link President Putin?s meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club Tue Oct 23, 2018 16:00 | Scott
Full official English language transcript. Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the 15th anniversary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club. October 18, 2018 Sochi The main topic is The World We Will Live In:

offsite link Insights Into The Khashoggi Ordeal; Who And Why Tue Oct 23, 2018 15:56 | The Saker
by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog In this insane historical era in which we currently live, events, their causes and consequences do not necessarily follow this particular logical sequence

offsite link Brazil ? Bolsonaro Towards a Military Dictatorship ? Worse than 80 Years Ago Tue Oct 23, 2018 15:53 | The Saker
by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog One week before the second round of voting in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the extreme right-wing candidate from the Social Liberal Party (PSL), against

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link 112 Pro-Biafra Imo Women Arrested Sat Aug 25, 2018 16:30 | Human Rights

offsite link Traveller Community in Galway Fri Aug 03, 2018 16:28 | Human Rights

offsite link US Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council Thu Jul 19, 2018 16:32 | Human Rights

offsite link Maldives Remain UK Priority Thu Jul 19, 2018 16:31 | Human Rights

offsite link Yemen Conflict Wed Jul 18, 2018 16:38 | Human Rights

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Speaking of lists? how about that list for Cabinet? 11:16 Tue Oct 23, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Bus(dis)Connects? 10:43 Tue Oct 23, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Wrong side of history. 07:47 Tue Oct 23, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Reckless? 07:43 Tue Oct 23, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link The elephant in the room 13:35 Mon Oct 22, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

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WorldbyStorm - 11:16 Tue Oct 23, 2018
A snippet in the Phoenix suggests that it was Seán Canney’s former comrades in the Independent Alliance who were instrumental in pushing him forward as junior Minister again. Indeed it mentions in passing that Canney and his friend, turned rival, ‘Boxer’ Moran, are on good personal terms again, this predating Canney’s remarkable re-ascent (to coin […]A
WorldbyStorm - 10:43 Tue Oct 23, 2018
There?s a rising buzz of hostility towards the BusConnect proposals, and it?s telling to me that this is manifesting itself as much on the government side as the opposition. For example, the IT reports this week that Fine Gael TDs including Varadkar and Bruton (or rather their offices) made representations about the concerns of constituents […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:47 Tue Oct 23, 2018
Good piece by Daniel Geary a little while back here which recalls one small but far from insignificant fact in relation to Paisley and Paisleyism and a broader point too? The year 1968 is most associated with youthful activism on the left. From Prague to Paris, from Chicago to Derry, people demanded a more egalitarian […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:43 Tue Oct 23, 2018
Got to enjoy this line from Micheál Martin from the weekend?s Fianna Fáil Wolfe Tone commemoration? On Brexit, Mr Martin said: ?It would be reckless to have an election in the midst of all of that. We need a parliament and we need a government that can respond to the unexpected around Brexit, and we […]A
WorldbyStorm - 13:35 Mon Oct 22, 2018
Interesting, this from the PUP conference, a speech by Dr. John Kyle. There?s a lot of stuff in that I suspect many would say was quite reasonable, even if many of us would have different views on the overall dispensation. Now in fairness perhaps this is just a part of a much longer speech – […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:16 Mon Oct 22, 2018
Just a reminder, when looking at polls, at how they fared in 2016. Even the exit polls were a bit awry – not least and this was reflected throughout polling in the campaigns where SF?s rating was a good 1-7% out. Smaller parties had it rough. That said average out the last five or so […]A
WorldbyStorm - 09:15 Mon Oct 22, 2018
So, Peter Casey has restarted his campaign. Last week’s little controversy clearly was but a speedbump – though his performance on Friday on the radio news was such to indicate that he had looked into the abyss and drawn back. And… Writing in the Sunday Independent, Mr Casey said that he took the decision to […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:00 Mon Oct 22, 2018
To download the above please click on the following link. the-worker.pdf Please click here to go the Left Archive. Many thanks to the person who forwarded this to the Archive. This edition of the Worker joins two already in the Archive and from the same period. The Worker was the regular publication of the Socialist […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:43 Sun Oct 21, 2018
More than a million people in the UK live in ?food deserts? ? neighbourhoods where poverty, poor public transport and a dearth of big supermarkets severely limit access to affordable fresh fruit and vegetables, a study has claimed.Nearly one in 10 of the country?s most economically deprived areas are food deserts, it says ? typically […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:21 Sun Oct 21, 2018
Jason O’Toole, known to us at this site for his interviews, tackles the Conor McGregor phenomenon in the Mirror. An interesting case study in celebrity, sport and capitalism/commercialism I’d have thought.A

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