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A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Why I Despise Douglas Murray and Other Such Propagandists (Gonzalo Lira) Sun Nov 27, 2022 20:21 | The Saker

offsite link Operation Claw-Sword: Erdogan?s big new game in Syria Sun Nov 27, 2022 18:03 | The Saker
by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author?s permission and widely cross-posted Wily Sultan is caught between his electorate, which favors a Syria invasion, and his extremely nuanced relations with Russia

offsite link Cruisin? for a Bruisin?, or, Don?t Spit in the Well Sun Nov 27, 2022 17:29 | The Saker
By Batiushka for the Saker blog ?The Ukrainian people will be liberated from their Neo-Nazi rulers, they deserve to live as friends and good neighbours and prosper alongside their Slav

offsite link Meeting with mothers of servicemen participating in the SVO (transcript) Sat Nov 26, 2022 21:33 | The Saker
Note: this is a machine translated (Yandex) translation of the full Russian text posted here: It was sent to me from a reader. Vladimir Putin met with mothers of

offsite link Finis Sinarum: Why I think China Cannot Win This Sat Nov 26, 2022 21:24 | The Saker
America Has Infiltrated China By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker blog In this naturally calm and composed piece of art, I will expose the global blueprint for the defeat

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offsite link Monkeypox to Be Renamed Mpox ?Because of Racism? Mon Nov 28, 2022 14:55 | Will Jones
Monkeypox is to be rebranded as ?mpox? after global health experts said the name had racist connotations and could lead to stigmatisation.
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offsite link Pfizer CEO Found to Have Misled the Public Over Child Covid Vaccination by Pharmaceutical Watchdog Mon Nov 28, 2022 09:00 | Will Jones
Pfizer?s CEO Dr Albert Bourla has been rapped by the UK?s pharmaceutical watchdog for making misleading statements about vaccinating children by saying they are at risk from Covid and will benefit from vaccination.
The post Pfizer CEO Found to Have Misled the Public Over Child Covid Vaccination by Pharmaceutical Watchdog appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Retired French Ambassador Skewers the ?Rules-Based International Order? Mon Nov 28, 2022 07:00 | Noah Carl
In an unusually frank outburst, the former French Ambassador to the US stated, "When the Americans want to do whatever they want, including when it?s against international law, as they define it, they do it."
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offsite link News Round-Up Mon Nov 28, 2022 01:58 | Will Jones
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the virus and the vaccines, the ?climate emergency? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
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offsite link School Indoctrination is Turning British Youth Woke, But the Tories Do Nothing Sun Nov 27, 2022 17:12 | Will Jones
Britain is becoming more illiberal and unpatriotic as today?s increasingly woke young people become voters, yet the Tories do nothing, says Eric Kaufmann, who has written about the worrying findings of his latest survey.
The post School Indoctrination is Turning British Youth Woke, But the Tories Do Nothing appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Zelensky trapped by Moscow and Washington, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Nov 22, 2022 07:02 | en

offsite link "Voltaire, International Newsletter" n°15 Sun Nov 20, 2022 14:01 | en

offsite link ?Voltaire, International Newsletter? n°14 Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:39 | en

offsite link Is the conflict in Ukraine a civil war? Tue Nov 15, 2022 17:44 | en

offsite link Who are the Ukrainian integral nationalists ?, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Nov 15, 2022 07:02 | en

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Bradley Manning
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday July 30, 2010 - 13:10 by pat c   text 12 comments (last - saturday december 04, 2010 - 14:28)   image 1 image
While media attention has bee heaped upon Wiki-Leaks, one person has been largely forgotten: Bradley Manning. Private Bradley Manning has been accused of previously supplying information to Wikileaks and is under suspicion of providing the documents which have been released. Bradley is now held in isolation from the outside world, in military detention in Kuwait. Bradley faces, for his alleged actions, up to 52 years imprisonment. Here are two articles regarding Bradley. Full texts at link ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday June 06, 2010 - 07:13 by Bazooka Joe   text 1 comment (last - monday june 07, 2010 - 04:11)   image 5 images
According to a Lebanese newspaper report on Saturday Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is considering travelling to Gaza in order to "break the Israeli blockade.” ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Friday May 28, 2010 - 15:03 by pat c
Jim Moody writes on the release of Iranian film maker Jafar Panahi and uses it to illustrate how international solidarity works. Rest of story at link below.

On Tuesday last (May 25), the Iranian regime bowed to growing worldwide pressure over its imprisonment of film director Jafar Panahi and released him on 200 million rials (Ł14,000) bail. However, he still faces serious charges brought by the regime following gigantic, militant protests over last year’s rigged presidential elections. But at least Iran’s vicious clerics were forced to let Panahi out of the vile Evin prison where he has languished alongside other political prisoners since his arrest in March. Panahi’s release is an encouragement to all those campaigning for democratic rights in Iran in solidarity with its people.... ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday May 19, 2010 - 12:57 by WSM Newsroom   image 1 image
The WSM and Semora Spraoi callout for the anti-capitalist bloc was reasonably successful - what looked like over 200 people showed up - including banners from the Revolutionary Anarcha-Feminist Group, Seomra Spraoi, Eirigi, the IRSP, the 32 County Sovereignty Movement and a student solidarity group. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday May 14, 2010 - 19:52 by pat c
Seymour Hersh reveals how US troops are executing pows in Afghanistan. He also speaks about thhow the Bush Adminstration had developed detailed plans for a military attack on Iran. Full text and vid at link.

"I'll tell you right now, one of the great tragedies of my country is that Mr. Obama is looking the other way, because equally horrible things are happening to prisoners, to those we capture in Afghanistan," Hersh said. "They're being executed on the battlefield. It's unbelievable stuff going on there that doesn't necessarily get reported. Things don't change." ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday April 29, 2010 - 10:37 by Mairead O'Shea   text 21 comments (last - friday may 21, 2010 - 06:42)
The latest recruit to the Labour Party is Mary Harneys buddy Mae Sexton. Sexton was the PD Dail Deputy for Longford up until she was defeated at the last General Election. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday April 28, 2010 - 15:35 by lynn   text 2 comments (last - friday april 30, 2010 - 11:54)
The courts have recently become a very hotly contested arena in the conflict over Shell's imposition of their unsafe project on Erris. Charges and prosecutions have been coming thick and fast over the last year and a half, but they seem to be more about persecuting campaigners than any concept of justice, and recent weeks have shown a clear bias in the policing of protest. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / other press Sunday April 25, 2010 - 13:31 by WMD   text 4 comments (last - monday april 26, 2010 - 19:54)   image 1 image
According to a notice issued by Eamon Ryan's Department of Transport, work is to re start shortly on the Corrib Pipeline. The notice gives a rough outline of plans to survey the estuary, but makes no mention of Shell/Garda security compounds, increased garda and navy presence, dodgy security guards with cameras, and articles in the O'Reily press saying "we need the gas".

Maybe that's a different department... ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday April 07, 2010 - 12:43 by Danny Kaplan   text 9 comments (last - friday april 09, 2010 - 18:03)   image 1 image
Democracy Now reports: Massacre Caught on Tape: US Military Confirms Authenticity of Their Own Chilling Video Showing Killing of Journalists.

The US military has confirmed the authenticity of newly released video showing US forces indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians. On Monday, the website posted footage taken from a US military helicopter in July 2007 as it killed twelve people and wounded two children. The dead included two employees of the Reuters news agency, photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday February 05, 2010 - 14:31 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 2 comments (last - friday february 05, 2010 - 18:54)
VID 58 minutes - Howard Zinn was an American historian, social critic, and activist. He is best known as author of the best-seller A People’s History of the United States. In one of his last lectures before his death last week, he spoke at Boston University on November 11 2009, on the subject of American “Holy Wars.”

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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday December 18, 2009 - 11:42 by pat c
Professors Mario Barbieri, Maurizio Barbieri & Paola Manduca have prepared a a report which shows that the 2006 and 2009 Israeli bombing has left Gaza in a dangerous copndition for its inhabitants. Not just from unexploded bombs but also from toxic metals in the soils. Full text at link.

The 2006 and 2009 Israeli bombings in Gaza Strip have left a high concentration of toxic metals in the soil. Those metals can cause tumours and problems with fertility, and they can have serious effects on newly born babies, like deformities and genetic pathologies. The metals are in particular tungsten, mercury, molybdenum, cadmium and cobalt.

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national / crime and justice / other press Monday December 07, 2009 - 17:27 by Buck Owen   text 4 comments (last - sunday march 19, 2017 - 17:16)   image 1 image
A court has upheld the right of a private citizen to film gardaí. A judge found the person filming to acting lawfully and within his rights, and fined the two members of the Garda Siochána who assaulted him to prevent him filming to have acted illegally. They were given small fines, even though they pleaded not guilty and lied to the court about the nature of the assault.

There is no law against filming anyone in a public place in Ireland, and that includes the police. If they don't want to be caught on camera doing something, then they shouldn't be doing it.

Lastly, can you imagine what the sentence would be for a protester who grabbed a garda and assaulted him to stop him filming? ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday November 24, 2009 - 16:35 by Kenny G
Thanks to the team, myself and a friend found ourselves with a once in a lifetime opportunity. We had won a competition to see Noam Chomsky speak.

The night to see Chomsky came and we were not sure what to expect, having only Chomsky’s Youtube broadcasts as a rough guide. As soon as he begun speaking though, our imaginations started firing. We listened to a man who spoke about what our hearts had told us, but what the world around us had convinced us not to believe. ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Friday November 20, 2009 - 23:37 by Diet Simon   text 2 comments (last - sunday november 22, 2009 - 11:46)
"In the heart of this first world I found scenes more reminiscent of the third world.."
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kildare / education / other press Thursday November 19, 2009 - 22:01 by Aidan Rowe   text 10 comments (last - saturday november 21, 2009 - 12:53)
The Student's Union of NUI Maynooth has confirmed, via email correspondence, that they will not be encouraging NUIM students to support the strike on Tuesday. The full text of the email correspondence is presented below. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Monday November 09, 2009 - 14:26 by pat c   text 2 comments (last - thursday november 12, 2009 - 18:40)
An important study which illustrates the paucity of US media reports of civilian deaths in Iraq. hence it is hardly shocking that US citizens are unaware tof the true extent of civilian casualties. Full story at related link.

In February of 2007 Associated Press conducted a survey of 1,002 adults across the United States about their perceptions of the war in Iraq. Whilst the respondents accurately estimated the death toll of U.S. soldiers (the median estimate was 2,974 while the actual toll at the time was 3,100), they grossly underestimated the number of Iraqi civilian casualties (the median answer was 9,890 at a time when several estimates put the toll at least 10 times that number and some as high as 50 times that number). ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / other press Sunday October 11, 2009 - 19:16 by Plebian   text 4 comments (last - monday october 19, 2009 - 16:21)   image 1 image
Recent research published in this week's New Scientist and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that 'commons' communities would do a better job of managing forests than state control. Government control generally leads to enclosure (privatisation) and licensing rights for logging, or an expectation that the forest will not last leading to unsustainable exploitation.

Carbon storage potential is especially improved when community organisations and their institutions "incorporate local knowledge and decentralized decision making" to "restrict their consumption of forest products". ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Thursday October 08, 2009 - 16:08 by Anne Mc Shane
Article analysing the results of the referendum and the current crisis in Irish society. Points to the lessons for the left, the dangers of just calling for a no vote and the prospects for struggle.

It seems to have become the norm here in Ireland for the government to repeat a referendum when it does not like the result of the first ballot. While farcical, these bullying tactics have a proven record of success. For an establishment intent on getting its own way, ‘no’ never really means ‘no’. ... read full story / add a comment

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