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offsite link The Islamic Republic of Iran, the US-Zionists-UK unholy trinity, and Domains of Grand Illusions Wed Dec 07, 2022 21:05 | The Saker
by  Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker blog We were defining success. Having lavishly financed and miserably failed all options that were on, under, above, besides, and in secret compartments of

offsite link Are Ukrainians Russians? Tue Dec 06, 2022 20:41 | The Saker
Are Ukrainians Russians? Seems like a simple question, but in reality it is immensely complex.  I will try to outline a few of the issues, assumptions and implications this question

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/12/06 ? Open Thread Tue Dec 06, 2022 07:00 | herb
2022/12/06 07:00:01Welcome 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 ­Die Einsatzgruppen ? Death Squads ? Eastern Europe: 1941-44 Mon Dec 05, 2022 17:02 | The Saker
By Francis Lee for the Saker blog During the Second World War in Europe, particularly in the East, special corps of mobile German extermination units known as ?Einsatzgruppen? (literally ?operational

offsite link The Yellow Vests at 4 years old: their 3 greatest historical achievements Mon Dec 05, 2022 16:46 | The Saker
By Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV On December 1, 2018, the Yellow Vests announced themselves to France, the world and the history books with their revolutionary graffiti tagging of

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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

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offsite link Climate Change Scepticism and ?Disinformation? are Not the Same Thing Thu Dec 08, 2022 11:00 | Toby Young
The Environment Editor of the Times is alarmed about the ?flood? of ?disinformation? on Twitter about climate change since Musk took over. What he means is that Twitter no longer suppresses criticism of Net Zero.
The post Climate Change Scepticism and ?Disinformation? are Not the Same Thing appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link New OpenAI Chatbot Displays Clear Political Bias Thu Dec 08, 2022 09:00 | Noah Carl
The new OpenAI chat bot behaves in a remarkably human-like way. But researcher David Rozado has found that it displays clear political bias. This is no small matter, given how influential it is likely to be.
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offsite link Massive Reduction in Cyclonic Storm Energy Across Northern Hemisphere in 2022 Thu Dec 08, 2022 07:00 | Chris Morrison
The latest data show a 33% fall in the cyclone energy index, which reflects frequency, intensity and duration of all hurricanes and tropical cyclones. Curiously, this fact has gone missing in the mainstream media.
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offsite link News Round-Up Thu Dec 08, 2022 01:30 | 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 Strep A Kills More Children Than Covid Did in its First Year ? as Deaths are Blamed on Lockdown Immu... Wed Dec 07, 2022 20:22 | Will Jones
Strep A infections blamed on lockdown immunity debt have now killed more children than Covid did during 2020 ? children whose childhoods were already stunted by restrictions imposed on them to protect fearful adults.
The post Strep A Kills More Children Than Covid Did in its First Year ? as Deaths are Blamed on Lockdown Immunity Debt appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday November 17, 2021 23:21 by RiseUp Eireann   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Outside Castlerea Prison, a ballad for Andy Heaseman, & the prisoners.


Tyranny in Irish prisons, & on Irish land.

Please join Sharon Dawn and others tmro/fri 19th nov .. Castlerea Gate Protest 4-6pm. Andy has been assessed by medical staff as needing to go to hospital over his back after the kick in his back from prison officers flared up his existing injuries. He is in pain after suffering this abuse.

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roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday September 29, 2021 23:50 by Anti Lockdown Ireland   image 1 image
Freedom Rally

Goff Street, Roscommon Town

Sat Oct 2nd @ 2pm
Free Speech Platform

Stand Up For Your Country
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roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday September 26, 2021 23:52 by Craig Backman

Letter from a serving member of the state of Victoria Police in Australia

Hi Tommy.

I am a current serving member of Victoria Police in Australia. I am embarrassed by my organizations approach to policing this so called pandemic. Just thought Id reach out to you and let you know that there are many among us that dont agree with this approach and are willing to put our careers on the line to speak out against it.

I am one of those and I hope that by me speaking out it may encourage others to do the same.

Following is the body of an email I sent to Victoria Police Management, yesterday, prior to todays protest in Melbourne.

It may cost me my Career but its a small price to pay in the pursuit of liberty and an end to this current dictatorship we are living under.

Keep up the good work.

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roscommon / arts and media / event notice Sunday July 13, 2014 19:22 by M.M.
Douglas Hyde Conference Friday 18th July 2014
Roscommon County Council is once again delighted to bring together many leading thinkers,
academics, poets, writers, musicians and speakers to discuss, debate and provide an opportunity for an interesting and challenging day‚s reflection for this year‚s Douglas Hyde Conference. read full story / add a comment
Patrick Chapman reading at Dublin launch
roscommon / arts and media / press release Thursday December 05, 2013 00:19 by Michael O'Dea   image 3 images
The Roscommon Anthology is more than a celebration of Roscommon's literary heritage; it is a book of national importance. The anthology with accompanying literary map reminds us that even the greatest literature is local. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / arts and media / event notice Friday September 13, 2013 23:22 by Michael O'Dea
The Roscommon Anthology is almost here. A Culture Night Reading in Roscommon town will whet the appetite for the new anthology. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 21, 2013 12:54 by Paul Laverty   text 3 comments (last - tuesday august 27, 2013 22:47)
Are we really supposed to cut off our critical faculties and forget what the CIA has done?

On the 16th of August Ken Loach and Paul Laverty spoke at a meeting in Effernagh, Co Leitrim, to commemmorate the 80th anniversary of the deportation of Jimmy Gralton, while across the river Shannon, the same evening, Mr John Brennan, head of the CIA attended a homecoming "Gathering" event in Kilteenan, Roscommon.
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roscommon / environment / event notice Thursday July 05, 2012 13:38 by Permaculture Gathering 2012   image 1 image
This year’s island-wide Permaculture Gathering will take place on an evolving Permaculture farm in the heart of Ireland this August 3rd – 6th. Building on the momentum from last years gathering in Wicklow, our goal again this year is to organize a weekend camp in a private location to support the growing number of permaculturalists in Ireland by providing an opportunity to network, celebrate & learn from one another.

Opportunities for learning how to work in non-hierarchal ways and share the surplus of knowledge will be key. This will not be a passive event laid on by some others, but rather an active participatory gathering where we create it together. Every participant has a role in making the event happen. Anybody can get involved and help out.
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roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday August 22, 2010 22:53 by Trade Union TV   video 1 video file
Over 8,000 people united and held hands around Roscommon Hospital to show that people would defend their public service Saturday 14th August 2010. read full story / add a comment
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roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday August 13, 2010 17:06 by éirígí Sligeach   text 1 comment (last - friday august 13, 2010 17:52)   image 2 images
Protest & March against proposed cutbacks at Roscommon County Hospital tomorrow (Saturday Aug 14). Organised by Roscommon Health Action Committee (HAC) read full story / add a comment
Free Political Prisoners !
roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday June 04, 2010 16:53 by Bobajob   text 3 comments (last - saturday june 05, 2010 09:59)   image 5 images
Cyclists from Merthyr in Wales en-route to Rossport Gathering stopped at Castlrea Prison to meet up with Shell to Sea supporters and stage a day of music and song on behalf of Niall Harnett and Pat 'The Chief' O'Donnell who are locked up for obstructing the cops in performance of their duty to protect the rights of Shell employees to continue work on the illegal Corrib gas project. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday April 04, 2010 12:14 by Paula Geraghty   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 07, 2010 09:21)   video 1 video file
Following on from the magnificent Clonmel protest against any attacks on acute services, the west of Ireland showed the depth of anger was not limited to the Tipperary region. More than 8,000 turned out on the streets of Ballinasloe after Palm Sunday Mass to demonstrate that enough was enough and they weren't going to let go of local health services. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / environment / news report Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:33 by Dave Donnellan   text 2 comments (last - wednesday march 31, 2010 12:44)   video 1 video file
As Pat O'Donnell continues his prison sentence in Castlerea prison for his opposition to the Shell Corrib gas project a group of supporters held a solidarity protest outside the prison on Saturday. read full story / add a comment
US marines asleep at their base in Falluja, Iraq. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty images
roscommon / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday August 12, 2007 13:13 by Padraig Murphy   text 7 comments (last - saturday august 18, 2007 02:58)   image 1 image
In today's issue of the Observer, Peter Beaumont in Baghdad reports that the US occupation army is enervated, all petered and in crisis: "Exhaustion and combat stress are besieging US troops in Iraq as they battle with a new type of warfare. Some even rely on Red Bull to get through the day. As desertions and absences increase, the military is struggling to cope with the crisis". read full story / add a comment
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roscommon / arts and media / event notice Monday July 09, 2007 16:01 by Revolt Video   text 1 comment (last - friday july 13, 2007 10:40)   image 1 image
Revolt Video will be part of this years Mantua festival cimema presentation.
For more details about the festival and other groups taking part check out

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roscommon / anti-capitalism / other press Monday February 12, 2007 14:34 by Paddy Murphy   text 19 comments (last - saturday december 06, 2008 00:17)   image 9 images   video 1 video file
The Irish Times is reporting that RAF/Baader-Meinhof gang member, Brigitte Mohnhaupt, after 24 years in jail would be released on five years probation on March 27. Brigitte, 57, was arrested in 1982 and sentenced to five life sentences for her role in the killings of leading German figures including industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer, Dresdner Bank head Juergen Ponto and federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback.

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roscommon / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday September 23, 2006 02:27 by Elaine Murphy   text 3 comments (last - saturday september 23, 2006 17:47)   image 1 image
Chavez : "As Chomsky says here clearly and in depth, the American empire is doing all it can to consolidate its hegemonic system of domination, and we cannot allow them to do that. We cannot allow world dictatorship to be consolidated. The world tyrant’s statement -- cynical, hypocritical, full of this imperial hypocrisy, from the need they have to control everything -- they say they want to impose a democratic model, but that's their democratic model. It's the false democracy of elites, and I would say a very original democracy that's imposed by weapons and bombs and firing weapons. What a strange democracy. Aristotle might not recognize it, or others who are at the root of democracy. What type of democracy do you impose with marines and bombs?" read full story / add a comment
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roscommon / environment / feature Wednesday December 14, 2005 01:07 by Terry   text 23 comments (last - monday november 24, 2008 01:42)   image 15 images
An interview with a campaigner against a pylon project in Roscommon and Sligo, plus a timeline of the campaign and lots of photos. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / arts and media / other press Wednesday November 09, 2005 01:13 by Upstart Radio America   text 1 comment (last - wednesday november 09, 2005 14:12)
Howdy, my name is Shawn Patrick Lennon. My Grandpa was from Athlone, he came over here to the US on the Celt out of Dublin. I'm a second generation Irie now living in California. I know you've been trying to get a radio station up and running. Good luck, hope you're streaming soon and you're welcome to my work if you care to use it.. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday September 29, 2005 21:22 by LabourWatcher   text 3 comments (last - friday september 30, 2005 02:13)
Following on from Labour Cllrs. McGarry and Cawley across the border in Sligo, Labour in Roscommon didn't what to be left out of the new populist policy towards minorities. Boyle Town Cllr. Willie Tiernan had interesting comments to say about a German couple, who have lived in the area for over 10 years, who lodged an Appeal to An Bord Pleanala about the building of a hotel, golf course and 297 holiday homes on Coillte land in Lough Key Forest Park. read full story / add a comment
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