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offsite link Rebuilding Ireland: Long on Promise, Short on Detail Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:20 | Eoin O'Mahony

offsite link Brexit and Other Issues: Comments on the Current Situation Mon Aug 29, 2016 21:52 | Brendan Young

offsite link Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft

offsite link Beyond Grexit & Brexit, Advocating an Irish and a British role in solving Europe... Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:18 | Tony Phillips

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Spirit of Contradiction

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offsite link Centrism extremism: how horseshoe-politics silences brutality Sat Jul 02, 2016 18:25 | yeksmesh

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTE News downgrades Olympic ticket corruption scandal

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offsite link Principle of ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ does not apply universal... Anthony

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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

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

offsite link Syrian War Report ? August 29, 2016: Militant Strongholds Fall near Damascus Mon Aug 29, 2016 17:51 | The Saker
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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday August 18, 2013 11:36 by Mick Fair
Drug trafficking in Peru and RTE's coverage of it. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday August 18, 2013 01:38 by Turing   text 2 comments (last - monday august 26, 2013 12:19)
Franklin Lamb gives an eyewitness report on the immediate aftermath of the bombing. Full text at link.

I stood for more than an hour just inside a women’s shoe store sometimes moving along the sidewalk, which front had been blown off and wanting to stay out of the way, just watching and grimacing as emergency vehicles began to arrive and thousands, not hundreds, of Hezbollah security and supporters, many armed, arrived and directed the fire trucks and ambulance, helped wounded neighbors among much shouting and emotion. Grown men crying, women praying, and before long a group of young men beating their chests in defiance, chanting “Haidar, Haidar, Haidar’ and Shia ritual meant to identify with the events of Karba in 680 when Hussein bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) sacrificed himself in defense of Islam. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday August 16, 2013 02:26 by Turing
The despotic House of Saud scatters its money around, causing mayhem throughout the Arab World. Money that is stolen from ordinary Saudis by the parasitic royal family. Finian Cunningham explains what is really going on. Full text at link.

If Saudi rulers had more brains, they might be formidably dangerous. Even with lackluster intelligence assets, they are already causing enough havoc and bloodshed across the Middle East and North Africa regions, pouring millions-of-dollars-worth of weaponry into Al Qaeda and other Takfiri networks that are destroying once proud civilizations in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Libya through nihilistic sectarianism.

And if the Saudi paymasters of terrorism could have it all their way, they would salivate at the chance of extending this destruction to Iran - the Shia power that they fear as their nemesis.

Fortunately, the Saudi rulers’ agenda of covert terrorism - an agenda that serves its Western masters - is not well concealed. This is because “Saudi state intelligence” is something of an oxymoron and leaves a trail of self-incriminating clues wherever it goes read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday August 15, 2013 16:51 by Anthony Ravlich
Hope to question Helen Clark, head of the UNDP and considered one of the world's most powerful women, regarding the failure of the UN to inform the global mainstream of the new plan to rule the world, global ethical human rights, for over five years despite the significant support it is receiving. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Thursday August 15, 2013 13:18 by Turing
This won't please the US, they will now have to find some other ruse to didrupt the UN process. Full text at link.

The Syrian government has accepted the ‘essential modalities’ under which the UN was ready to investigate whether chemical weapons had been used in the country, the body has announced, signalling that experts will shortly be travelling to Syria.

"The departure of the team is now imminent," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement. “As agreed with the Government of Syria, the team will remain in the country to conduct its activities, including on-site visits, for a period of up to 14 days, extendable upon mutual consent.”

The Secretary-General has expressed his appreciation to the Syrian government for accepting “the modalities essential for cooperation to ensure the proper, safe and efficient conduct of the Mission.”

The statement also reminded that the use of chemical weapons “by any side under any circumstances” would constitute an “outrageous crime.


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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 14, 2013 22:40 by Infernal Riddler   text 1 comment (last - thursday august 15, 2013 13:17)
Thoughts on the recent upsurge in stories on Gay rights in Russia and the links with the Edward Snowden revelations about the NSA ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday August 13, 2013 15:32 by Ciaron   text 2 comments (last - wednesday august 14, 2013 12:40)
5 mins 18 secs into this VID - Jello Biafra's statement in support of Bradley Manning & Edward Snowden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAieFnFwMus read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Sunday August 11, 2013 16:43 by john (Sean) Throne   text 1 comment (last - monday august 12, 2013 16:14)
This looks at the recent relative success of the Committe for a Workers International (CWI) in the election in Seattle. It tries to do so in an non sectarian manner. It also seeks for a balanced view of the CWI. In this it looks at the continuing left sectarian ways of the CWI and its mistaken internal life. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday August 07, 2013 22:13 by GCH np q
Last Sunday, we gathered at Giuseppe Conlon venue, as the sentencing phase for Bradley continues at NSA HQ, Ft. Meade,

Maryland, USA. We named our venue after Giuseppe Conlon who left his native Belfast for London as “an act of mercy” to visit
his son Gerry who had been fitted up, tortured and jailed. A similar fate was to meet Giuseppe and his in-laws the Maguires
who offered him for a bed for the night.

Giuseppe was to die in a British jail framed, libelled, tortured. Not even in death was he left alone as his body was flown back and forth
over the Irish Sea and stashed at Hereford before eventually being laid to rest. The Maguires too, who were also innocent, suffered long
years in British prisons. More on the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven here. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday August 06, 2013 20:59 by Turing
Comrades & friends, Please e-mail to info@embamex.ie addressed to Ambassador: Mr. Carlos Eugenio Garcia de Alba at the Mexican Embassy, Dublin. Protesting against these killings and to demand that his government bring the culprits to justice. The CPI has also send a message of solidarity to our sister organisation in Mexico asking them to pass on our sincere condolences to the families of our murdered comrades.

Communist Party of Ireland read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday August 05, 2013 20:54 by MJ2013   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 06, 2013 20:25)
Revelations from Snowden and Manning have shown the close nature and spying operations at an unseen level.
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international / arts and media / other press Monday August 05, 2013 18:06 by Mattie Lennon
The story of an attempted frame-up. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Monday August 05, 2013 13:42 by BoS
Sanctions grow more severe, even publication in academic journals isout for Iranians. Yassamine Mather discusses the limitations of Hassan Rowhani.

Iran’s new president, Hassan Rowhani, will take office on August 3. He faces major internal as well as international problems. It will be interesting to see how a man who describes himself as a ‘centrist’ will try to reconcile the warring factions of the Islamic Republic, but also the increasing divide between ordinary Iranians - victims of sanctions, poor economic management, as well political repression - with an increasingly paranoid religious dictatorship. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / news report Saturday August 03, 2013 17:29 by Mattie Lennon
John Cassidy goes global.......... Donegal man John Cassidy is embarking on a unique project.

The following is the story behind it;

In 2011 John found an old famine-pot, broken in pieces, in south Donegal. He had it welded, restored and mounted outside Leghowney Community Hall.

Such was the interest shown by American tourists that he decided to do some research on the whole Famine-pot/Soup–kitchen aspect of the famine and found that because of bigotry, pride, misguided patriotism and inherited false information,this aspect of the potato failure was almost air-brushed from our history. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Friday August 02, 2013 19:51 by Mattie Lennon
Switch care-homes with prisons read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday July 31, 2013 15:17 by Free Brad!   text 1 comment (last - friday august 02, 2013 09:55)
Three hours before the Bradley Manning verdict was to come down Tuesday (NSA HQ Ft.Meade, Maryland USA 1pm/ London 6pm), supporters of Bradley Manning gathered at the Eros statue in Picadilly Circuls London. The 15 gathered, included
folks from Aotearoa, Australia, England, Ireland, Iraq, Italy, United States. They included artists, a boat builder, Catholic Workers
fathers, former prisoners, mothers, musicians, priests, & students. They were joined by a Swiss tourist who picked a Bradley Manning placard. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday July 30, 2013 19:32 by nmn
In a show trial that focuses the biggest spotlight in decades to shine on the United States and its own goverment's flouting and twisting of the US Constitution in support of its militaristic ambitions, whistleblower Bradley Manning has now been cleared by a court martial's single judge of charges of 'aiding the enemy' by releasing secret government documents to WikiLeaks. It was the most damning of over 20 charges against him and carried a sentence of life in prison without parole.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday July 28, 2013 08:32 by Free Brad!
VID ( 5 mins) Free Speech: Use it or Lose it!
Sat J27: London Bradley Manning Solidarity Crew joined by NYC's Rev. Billy!
http://tinyurl.com/m8779ul read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday July 25, 2013 06:33 by Ciaron   text 4 comments (last - sunday august 04, 2013 00:29)
***Please RSVP asap as it helps us to organise the event
Email ciaronx AT yahoo.com or text 07 927 259 363 read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday July 24, 2013 23:04 by Paul O'Brien
As part of the International week of events, a rally in support of Bradley Manning, will be held on Friday 26th July 2013 – Bank of Ireland College Green Dublin - 2pm to 4pm.

So far, actions are planned in Canada, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and dozens of major cities in USA.

All welcome.
payday@paydaynet.org www.refusingtokill.net - Ireland – nowar@eircom.net 0861963134

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