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offsite link The Depravity of the Armchair Communists Mon May 23, 2022 01:35 | amarynth
By Kahlil Wall-Johnson for the Saker Blog The inter-imperialist camp, as it has been called, has dedicated itself to painting the Ukraine conflict strictly in terms of inter-imperialist struggle. In

offsite link Pepe Escobar : Interview with The Press Project Sun May 22, 2022 13:10 | amarynth
From a unipolar to a multipolar world.  This is my itvw with the wonderful folks at The Press Project in Greece.  In English, with Greek subtitles.

offsite link Sitrep Operation Z: Yes, it is ?The Grind? Sun May 22, 2022 12:34 | amarynth
For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff This is a short sitrep just to bring the latest information together.  First, Brian Berletic does a fine job of describing the battlefield

offsite link Germans ´schwedt´ hard for Russian oil Sun May 22, 2022 10:27 | amarynth
´Krautensuiciden´: by Jorge Vilches for the Saker Blog Germans will soon passionately conjugate a very strange new verb amongst themselves, the infinitive form of which is ? to schwedt ?.

offsite link Azov surrenders. Who will be the sacred martyr now? Sun May 22, 2022 10:05 | amarynth
By Batko Milacic for the Saker Blog On the night of May 17, after brief negotiations, Ukrainian army units, blocked by Russian troops at Azovstal in Mariupol, began to surrender.

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Public Inquiry
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offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap

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offsite link Humanity: Zero chance of survival Anthony

offsite link RTE gives balance – accidentally? Anthony

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Nick Hudson Coming to London ? Get Tickets Now Tue May 17, 2022 18:00 | Will Jones
Nick Hudson of PANDA is coming to London on Thursday May 26th to deliver ?The Quest for Open Science?, after which he will be interviewed by Jeffrey Peel from the New Era and take questions from the audience.
The post Nick Hudson Coming to London ? Get Tickets Now appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Don?t Panic Mr Monkeypox! Social Distancing Returns Due to New Viral Panic Tue May 17, 2022 16:53 | Toby Young
At least one medical practice in West London has reintroduced social distancing to reduce the risk of patients contracting Monkeypox. This, in spite of the fact that there are only nine cases so far in the U.K.
The post Don’t Panic Mr Monkeypox! Social Distancing Returns Due to New Viral Panic appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Are All Britain?s Current Woes Traceable to a Group of Entitled ?Tory Toffs? at Oxford in the 1980s? Tue May 17, 2022 13:00 | Toby Young
Simon Kuper's book about how a small group of 'Tory Toffs' who were at Oxford in the 1980s masterminded the Brexit project to reclaim their aristocratic birthright is highly entertaining, but not convincing.
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offsite link Forget Science ? Climate Now Has a Central Role in The Culture Wars Tue May 17, 2022 11:26 | Chris Morrison
You might think that if you debunk patently silly extreme weather claims, the entire fear agenda will go away. Think again. Climate change is now firmly embedded in the culture wars surrounding race, identity and gender.
The post Forget Science ? Climate Now Has a Central Role in The Culture Wars appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Would the U.S. Side With Ukraine?s Far-Right Against Zelensky? Tue May 17, 2022 10:10 | Noah Carl
Why didn't the US back Zelensky? The New York Times wrote earlier this year that his government could be overthrown by far-right groups if he ?agrees to a peace deal that in their minds gives too much to Moscow?.
The post Would the U.S. Side With Ukraine?s Far-Right Against Zelensky? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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international / economics and finance / press release Friday April 02, 2021 15:06 by Zachary Conti
Treasury notified Congress of its support for $650 billion in IMF global reserves, also known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to assist developing countries struggling with the coronavirus crisis. US law requires a ninety-day advance alert to Congress before the US votes for SDRs with the IMF board. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday March 30, 2021 16:16 by Zachary Conti
International Monetary Fund head Kristalina Georgieva warned of an uncertain global recovery as the world struggles with the COVID spurred economic crisis. The IMF Managing Director stated concern that average incomes in developing countries faced drops of 20% and 11% in advanced economies. "This loss of income means millions of people will face destitution, homelessness, and hunger," reported Georgieva during her curtain raiser speech ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday March 24, 2021 14:22 by Zachary Conti
The International Monetary Fund announced $650 billion in emergency reserve funds are needed to confront the global coronavirus health and economic crisis. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Sunday March 14, 2021 14:30 by dc
Kassel, Germany, March 05, 2021 - On Saturday the 20th March 2021, a World-Wide Demonstration for Freedom, Peace, and Democracy will take place in more than 40 countries all over the world. We will reclaim our fundamental rights, and take a stand against excessive Coronavirus restriction measures. read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / press release Wednesday March 10, 2021 20:49 by Zachory Conti
Congress passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that includes Puerto Rico anti-poverty measures and $900 million of increased food aid through the Nutrition Assistance Program. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday March 05, 2021 21:36 by Zachary Conti
Pope Francis kicks off a 3-day Iraq tour and meetings with Muslim leaders, government officials and representatives of the country's dwindling Christian population. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Friday February 26, 2021 21:19 by Zachary Conti
G20 finance ministers met Friday to discuss global coronavirus response. The group endorsed continuing stimulus plans in wealthy countries and supporting plans to increase aid and vaccine access for developing countries. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Thursday February 25, 2021 21:11 by Zachary Conti
A UN experts report offers 14 recommendations to stop the loss of trillions in public revenues. The UN group argues that money lost to transnational crime, corruption and tax avoidance could be used to address the pandemic, poverty and climate change. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Thursday February 25, 2021 16:57 by Zachary Conti
In a letter to the G20, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressed support for the G20 to determine a process for how global reserve funds (Special Drawing Rights) could be deployed to help low-income countries. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Wednesday February 24, 2021 21:27 by Zachary Conti
More than 215 organizations sent a letter to the G20 and IMF to issue $3 trillion in global reserves, known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). Spanning the globe, the signers argue that SDRs will help countries suffering from the coronavirus crisis and, "send a strong signal of renewed multilateral coordination..." read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Wednesday February 24, 2021 11:20 by foie
Call on public to support EU ‘Citizens Initiative’ on pesticides facing ‘strong political headwinds’
5878 more signatures required on pesticides Initiative for Ireland to reach its threshold

Ireland remains almost 6,000 signatures short of the required number to reach its threshold in an EU Citizens Initiative calling for greater control of pesticides.

The Initiative comes as the goal of a 50% reduction phasing out the use pesticides by 2030 is ‘facing strong political headwinds’, according to the environmental charity Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Tuesday February 23, 2021 22:23 by Zachary Conti   text 1 comment (last - thursday february 25, 2021 11:52)
The Biden Administration should support the release of $3 trillion in global reserve funds to support developing countries confront the COVID pandemic, say the US Catholic Bishops and Jubilee USA Network in a letter to President Biden. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday February 19, 2021 17:28 by Zachary Conti   text 1 comment (last - monday february 22, 2021 08:46)
G7 presidents and prime ministers, hosted by the United Kingdom, met virtually on coronavirus recovery plans. The G7 Summit focused on vaccine access, debt relief, curbing tax avoidance and climate change. President Biden pledged $4 billion to bring vaccines to poor countries at his first international summit. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Tuesday February 16, 2021 19:23 by Zachary Conti
In a letter sent to President Biden, 20 major Puerto Rico and US religious leaders urged actions on disaster relief, job creation and a legal move to aid people on the heavily indebted island. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday February 12, 2021 18:54 by Zachary Conti
G7 finance ministers met virtually to discuss economic recovery in the face of the coronavirus. The G7 agenda included global debt problems, vaccine distribution for developing countries, and accessing global reserve funds or Special Drawing Rights. read full story / add a comment
Bury’s Bridge to Carrigtwohill Cycle Route
national / public consultation / irish social forum / press release Thursday February 11, 2021 17:19 by cyclist   image 1 image
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has allocated €240m to walking and cycling projects, including to low-quality projects which are already designed, and new projects to be designed using old design standards.

This is in stark contrast to the UK where cycling route design guidance was updated before the extra funding was announced and before it was allocated. Funding was linked to higher-standards.

While the cycling infrastructure in the UK is far from perfect, the quality of projects in London and elsewhere has started to far surpass the quality of street changes built in Ireland. The higher standard infrastructure in the UK includes Dutch-style designs which the National Transport Authority has resisted implementing. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday February 05, 2021 14:35 by Zachary Conti
Zambia requested the G20 coronavirus debt relief process, the "Common Framework for Debt Treatment beyond the Debt Service Suspension Initiative." read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday January 27, 2021 18:42 by Zachory Conti
Student debt relief is now included in round the clock stimulus package negotiations on Capitol Hill. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday January 27, 2021 18:38 by Zachary Conti
Chad became the first country to officially seek debt reduction under a G20-established coronavirus response process. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Wednesday January 27, 2021 12:19 by anthony garvey   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 10, 2021 11:27)
The Global Alliance between Toastmasters International and Rotary International offers members the opportunity to collaborate and work together to make a positive impact in their communities in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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