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The Saker
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offsite link Syrian Roulette Wed Aug 31, 2016 00:12 | mod editor
This comment was chosen by Mod TR from the post  ?Erdogan Calls Putin as Russia Seethes at Turkey?s Syrian Incursion?. The moderator believes this comment gives another perspective on the

offsite link Syrian War Report ? August 30, 2016: US-backed ?Rebels? and ISIS Unite Efforts in Hama Tue Aug 30, 2016 22:07 | The Saker
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/08/...

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/08/30 ? Open Thread Tue Aug 30, 2016 01:00 | Herb Swanson
2016/08/30 00:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Hillary vs Trump: follow the money Mon Aug 29, 2016 17:58 | The Saker
This is not new, but still very telling.  From Sputnik International: http://sptnkne.ws/bRKm

offsite link Ayatollah Khamenei warns foes against attacking Iran (+ Steve Lendman commentary) Mon Aug 29, 2016 17:53 | The Saker

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offsite link The rights of the unborn: a troubling decision from the High Court? Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:42 | Máiréad Enright

offsite link Progress Report on the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project. Mon Jul 11, 2016 13:40 | admin

offsite link The UN and the Eighth Amendment Thu Jun 23, 2016 09:46 | admin

offsite link Call for Papers: State Accountability for Vulnerability Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:29 | admin

offsite link UK at the CESCR: A Focus on Benefit Sanctions Thu Jun 16, 2016 08:17 | admin

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link What you want to say ? 31st of August 2016 03:54 Wed Aug 31, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link That Apple tax verdict? 19:15 Tue Aug 30, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Taxing times? 12:30 Tue Aug 30, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Political activism in the Facebook era? 10:14 Tue Aug 30, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

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national / irish social forum / news report Monday February 10, 2014 15:58 by Grace L
Ireland's failure to protect Louisa O'Keefe & countless others is not about "human nature":
The institutionalized abuse of children is a social ill, the holdover of a long dark age, from which society is only just awakening. read full story / add a comment
End Impunity
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 03, 2014 11:51 by brionOcleirigh   image 1 image   video 2 video files
More than 5,000 March on Bloody Sunday Anniversary

A crowd of more than 5 thousand people took part in the 42nd anniversary march of Bloody Sunday in Derry, where 14 people were shot dead and murdered by the British Army, on a civil rights march. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / news report Saturday January 25, 2014 19:25 by S Shriver   text 1 comment (last - monday january 27, 2014 12:27)   video 1 video file

Homocysteine, uric acid, animal fat or cholesterol, mercury, lead, and many other metals are some of the many compounds
present in meat and fish which harm the brain. Aluminum compounds and alcohol consumption as well cause loss of brain function. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Friday January 24, 2014 19:28 by Arielle Retrosi
Washington, DC - Heads of state, financial ministers, celebrities and representatives from many of the worlds most powerful corporations are meeting in Davos, Switzerland for the 2014 World Economic Forum. This year's theme of the forum is "The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business." The Forum has focused on income inequality, the impacts of low economic growth and climate change. In advance of this year's forum Oxfam International released a report that noted that the world's 85 richest individuals have as much wealth as 3.5 billion people or half the world's population. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday January 19, 2014 18:55 by Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project   video 1 video file
On Saturday 14th December 2013 the Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project held a public talk. read full story / add a comment
Sorcha Fox with the 'Free Private Manning' banner over the A40 in Pembrokeshire
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday January 17, 2014 21:26 by WISE Up Wales   text 3 comments (last - friday may 15, 2015 08:54)   image 6 images   video 1 video file
Why should the Irish in particular care about Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning and want to offer their ongoing support and solidarity as she begins a 35 year jail term in a US military prison?

For one, Manning has Irish roots on both sides of the family. Maternal grandfather Billy Fox was from Rathmines, Dublin and two paternal great-grandparents - both Mannings - were also Irish, from county Cork. An Irish grandfather gives Chelsea the right to claim Irish citizenship and an Irish passport if she so wishes.

For another, Manning passed through Shannon Airport as a US military intelligence analyst en route to Iraq. We have been reminded this week about the ongoing US military use of Shannon (troops, weaponry, rendition flights etc.) by the jailing of 79 year old Margaretta d'Arcy in connection with her protest against these abominations.

What's more, we know something about the impact of resistance at Shannon on both US and Irish governments thanks to US diplomatic cables released by Manning and published by WikiLeaks. One classified cable reveals how negative public perception of Shannon as a warport in the wake of the Pitstop Ploughshares acquittals led to the Irish government placing more restrictions on its military use and how this was forcing the US to reconsider its position. Then US Ambassador to Dublin, James Kenny, wrote: "we would appreciate Washington’s judgment as to whether the process of notification of almost everything of a military nature (including by contract carriers) through Shannon is becoming too difficult to make the airport a preferred transit stop."
http://humanrights.ie/civil-liberties/wikileaks-the-sig...ions/ read full story / add a comment
Martin Corey Political Internee British Occupied Ireland
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday January 16, 2014 12:17 by Brion O'Cleirigh   image 1 image
Martin Corey a politically interned republican prisoner of conscience
has been released on the condition, that he cannot speak to media, The Release Martin Corey Campaign has confirmed and welcomed his release with the following statement,. read full story / add a comment
Jose Maria Sison - CPP-NDFP-ILPS
international / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday January 15, 2014 13:56 by NDFP International Information Office   image 5 images
The international office of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is set to celebrate Prof. Jose Maria Sison’s 55 years of service to the Filipino people’s struggle for national and social liberation, and his 75th birthday, with a cultural event on Sunday, 09 February 2014, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday January 15, 2014 10:58 by G Felongco   image 1 image
Group justifies murder saying that the target committed ‘crimes and atrocities against the people’ read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday January 14, 2014 21:32 by newsmedia   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 05, 2014 13:09)
Greedy ISPs move to cash in on providing tiered Internet access
Judges at a federal appeal court in Washington have dealt what could well be a mortal blow to the freedom of the Internet. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Monday January 13, 2014 19:05 by Arielle Retrosi
The Supreme Court will review a lower court's order for banks to give information on Argentine assets, including those assets held outside of US jurisdiction, to a group of hedge funds seeking to collect from Argentina's 2001 default. Additionally, the High Court will review if it is legal for these predatory hedge funds to target assets for collection outside of a US jurisdiction.
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Justin and Colm
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday January 11, 2014 17:59 by Justin Morahan   text 5 comments (last - sunday january 12, 2014 15:59)   image 3 images
Two outside the Embassy. Letter refused. !5 hunger strikers being force fed but US military has stopped disclosing information about the hunger strikes since December last "as it serves no operational purpose" read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Monday January 06, 2014 11:35 by Sue Anthony
The Steve Irwin’s helicopter first located the Nisshin Maru at 64°44' S, 162°34' W, in New Zealand’s sovereign waters in the Ross Dependency Antarctic region, and inside the internationally recognised Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Monday December 23, 2013 19:11 by Jennifer Tong, Policy & Communications Director   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 24, 2013 05:03)
On December 13th, the Isles of Man, Jersey and Guernsey signed an intergovernmental agreement with the United States to improve international tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a US federal law designed to combat offshore tax evasion. The Isles signed a similar agreement with the United Kingdom in October. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Friday December 20, 2013 14:33 by Jennifer Tong, Policy & Communications Director
More than a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the country has paid approximately $900 million in debt repayments—more than twice as much as it’s received in pledged aid from countries around the world to support the recovery effort. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday December 19, 2013 18:48 by Ciaron   text 2 comments (last - wednesday january 08, 2014 14:18)
New Afri Vid (10 mins) - Family of imprisoned Pvt. Manning find solidarity & voice in Ireland
http://tinyurl.com/pjunes9 read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday December 18, 2013 19:42 by Justin Morahan   text 7 comments (last - saturday december 28, 2013 23:13)
The Arctic 30 who have been under threat of serving long sentences in Russia for their actions to prevent Arctic oil drilling, have been granted an amnesty by the Russian Parliament. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Wednesday December 18, 2013 19:36 by PETA and others
Bullfighting is a savage blood sport, an archaic barbarism which injures innocent bulls, horses, bullfighters and spectators. It is time for the Spanish, Mexican, Venezuelan, Argentinan, Chilean and all governments to outlaw it read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday December 18, 2013 16:26 by prank the pranksters   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 19, 2013 11:08)
We are delighted to learn that today two fake press releases were diffused in the news wire, spreading the rumour about a large accounting scandal
, negatively impacting the course of the Deutsche Bank's share.

1) Deutsche Bank finances in upheaval; CFO fired
2) Deutsche Bank restates its financial statements read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday December 17, 2013 18:09 by Jennifer Tong
Argentina is expected to appeal to the US Supreme Court by mid-February in response to a US 2nd Circuit Court ruling ordering the country to pay $1.33 billion to predatory hedge funds. The precedent the case sets will hurt poor countries in financial distress and could allow a small group of hedge funds to target assets that benefit vulnerable populations. read full story / add a comment
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