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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
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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

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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.
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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.
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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??
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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.
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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.
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offaly / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday March 24, 2012 - 11:08 by Auld Rotten Hat   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 27, 2012 - 22:46)
For a number of years now, I have been going regularly to music festivals – everything from Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Life and much smaller independent music festivals which I have always found to be a huge contrast to the often staid, boring meetings and rallies on social justice issues. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 21, 2012 - 01:04 by O.O'C.   text 7 comments (last - tuesday february 28, 2012 - 15:24)
The Government seems determined to push ahead in the next few months with the ratification of two important treaties: the “Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union” and the revised “Treaty on the European Stability Mechanism.”

The two treaties would make member-states of the euro zone into regimes of economic austerity, involving deeper and deeper cuts in public expenditure, increases in indirect taxes, reductions in wages, sustained liberalisation of markets, and the privatisation of public property. ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Thursday February 09, 2012 - 18:18 by Glen Clifford
This post is a quick response to an SWP internal members bulletin, which was presumably leaked by one of their members - available to read here: http://tomasoflatharta.com/2012/02/09/kubla-heard-from-...else/. It gives an insight to the real views of the SWP on a number of issues including the ULA and the CAHWT. I want to take up some of their points relating to the Household tax campaign, which I object to and to offer what I think is the real situation with the campaign. ... read full story / add a comment
Overhead view of Dublin City Council’s planned “public transport priority” bridge at Marlborough Street – Hawkins Street.
dublin / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 24, 2012 - 11:32 by Vincent Byrne   text 1 comment (last - wednesday january 25, 2012 - 19:05)   image 1 image
Dublin is still reeling from its boom period and the cacophony of high-flown plans it threw up. Now that it's all over, how do the various projects stand up? ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday January 23, 2012 - 23:50 by Charlie Williams
The following open letter concerning hydraulic gas fracturing in Ireland was recently sent to the Pat Rabbitte, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources. Several other people have written to the minister and have received no reply.

This is an important issue because it concerns contaminating the land and water for the benefit of just a few over the rights and interests of many and protection of the environment. ... read full story / add a comment
antrim / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday January 19, 2012 - 18:31 by Pepe Escobar   text 2 comments (last - tuesday january 24, 2012 - 13:50)
Let's start with red lines. Here it is, Washington’s ultimate red line, straight from the lion’s mouth. Only last week Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said of the Iranians, “Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No. But we know that they're trying to develop a nuclear capability. And that's what concerns us. And our red line to Iran is do not develop a nuclear weapon. That's a red line for us.”

How strange, the way those red lines continue to retreat. Once upon a time, the red line for Washington was “enrichment” of uranium. Now, it’s evidently an actual nuclear weapon that can be brandished. Keep in mind that, since 2005, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has stressed that his country is not seeking to build a nuclear weapon. The most recent National Intelligence Estimate on Iran from the U.S. Intelligence Community has similarly stressed that Iran is not, in fact, developing a nuclear weapon (as opposed to the breakout capacity to build one someday). ... read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 15:42 by PAW
We Need To Be the Change that we want, we can complain all day long but that will achieve nothing, we need to take direct action against these bullies, these criminals, if we are too scared to do it for ourselves then we should do it for our children, any parent worth their salt would do whatever it takes to protect their child and that is exactly how we need to see this situation, what are we doing to protect our kids from what is being taken from them now and what will be increasingly taken from them as they grow up? ... read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 14:11 by Declan Cullen   text 2 comments (last - tuesday january 17, 2012 - 22:43)
Could someone please tell me who the present government serves? They have attacked people on social welfare, on low pay, the middle class, small businesses, the blind, the old and their pensions and carers, the disabled, children with special needs.................... ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday January 05, 2012 - 22:50 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh
I'm shocked but not surprised to see yet another stealth tax by the Government this time on 115000 Pensioners who have their own as well as the State Pension. Many of them are now going to be up to €4400 per year for a single person or €8800 per year for a couple worse off because they'll now be paying tax on their Pensions which they worked hard for all their lives. Why don't the Revenue Commissioners go after all the big tax evaders instead of vulnerable and soft targets like the Pensioners? Not that the Pensioners will be a pushover as they showed a few years ago when they resisted the Government's attack on their Medical Cards. ... read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday January 05, 2012 - 20:52 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh   text 4 comments (last - sunday january 15, 2012 - 20:46)
We Should All Support the Planned Protests by SIPTU for the Vita Cortex Workers at Kinsale Road in Cork City Including the National Mobilisations!! In fact I think Everyone Must Support these Mobilisations And Protests Whether Or Not you're SIPTU Members! I welcome the fact that the TEEU have also pledged their support for the Vita Cortex Workers. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday December 31, 2011 - 14:36 by KSI
We strongly condemn Thursday’s massacre at Sirnak in which 36 civilian Kurds were killed by Turkish air strikes. This year more than 4,500 people have been arrested under nebulous “terrorism” charges in Turkey, including dozens of journalists last week. This AKP-directed pogram, known as the KCK Case, began in 2009 against any Kurdish dissent in Turkey. Mayors, local councillors, journalists, human rights activists and Kurdish party workers are targeted. ... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Friday December 30, 2011 - 01:19 by InternationalistGroup
Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego. The blockade was called in solidarity with longshore workers fighting a union-busting assault in Longview, Washington and port truckers seeking union recognition in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This support should have been greeted. But now the class war on the West Coast docks is coming to a head, and it can't be waged from the outside. Bay Area labor has called for a caravan to Longview. The goal should be a real occupation of the terminal by the workers to prevent the loading of the scab cargo. Longshore militants have called on the longshore unions to shut down every port on the West Coast, and the East and Gulf Coasts, to smash EGT's union-busting. Can it be done? Yes, but only though sharp struggle against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy. ... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday December 22, 2011 - 10:28 by Paddy Hackett
The capitalist crisis can provide the working class with the opportunity to forcefully take power. ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 20, 2011 - 19:08 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh   text 7 comments (last - tuesday april 03, 2012 - 14:22)   image 1 image
The response to the legislation on household tax has been very encouraging. A poll taken on Sunday by Newstalk after the launch of the campaign opposing the tax, showed over 70% indicated opposition and a determination not to pay. This is a great start to what will be one of the dominant campaigns in 2012.  There will be a consistent and vicious propaganda campaign by the establishment which has already begun. There will be intimidation and pressure on people who can face massive fines if they refuse to register for this charge before the end of March. ... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Saturday December 17, 2011 - 01:14 by Jolly Red Giant   text 1 comment (last - sunday december 18, 2011 - 00:40)
Today, at Kazakhstan’s independence day, more than 3000 people assembled peacefully in Zhanaozen, to promote the demands of the oil workers who have been on strike since May. Police and special forces attacked the meeting and opened fire on the strikers and their families. By around 10 a.m., London time, 50 had already been killed, with at least 500 more wounded. ... read full story / add a comment
leitrim / housing / opinion/analysis Friday December 16, 2011 - 23:03 by John O'Neill   text 1 comment (last - sunday december 18, 2011 - 08:23)   video 1 video file
There are over 600 ghost estates in Ireland. This equates to nearly 20.000 properties which are incomplete or empty. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 13, 2011 - 01:09 by Diarmuid Breatnach   text 1 comment (last - wednesday december 14, 2011 - 19:59)   image 1 image
The Spectacle of Hope of Hope and Defiance on December 10th was visually and audibly wonderful but the exclusion of political parties was ultimately in the interests only of the social democrats, who sponsored the event. ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday December 05, 2011 - 19:46 by Wannabe Postgrad   text 8 comments (last - wednesday december 14, 2011 - 15:43)   image 1 image
The piece below describes how Budget 2012 has hit me. I hope that you will share your own reactions to the budget and how it will impact upon you. Let's hear the human stories behind the headlines ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday November 25, 2011 - 22:43 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. & David Landy   image 1 image
Cartoons have become explosive, underlining deep political fault lines in the new world order and more often than not, concealing bigotry and diverting debate from racism and imperialism to the much abused concept of “freedom of expression”. The latest episode was started by a cartoon published in Ha’aretz in which the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Minister of Defence Ehud Barak, say farewell to troops on the way to bomb Iran, while asking them to bomb the UNESCO offices in Ramallah on the way back. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday November 20, 2011 - 17:49 by socialist
The Dublin Occupy movement decided not to join the anti-austerity march on Sat 26th November. ... read full story / add a comment

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