Blog Feeds

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/11/29 ? Open Thread Mon Nov 29, 2021 00:30 | herb
2021/11/29 00:30:01Welcome 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 The Menticide Manual ? ?The Second Subjunctive? Sun Nov 28, 2021 16:58 | amarynth
By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker Blog Part I. What They Do On July 4th, 2021, the globalists? flagship magazine The Economist published another apocalyptic prognosis for our planet?s near

offsite link China, Russia and India: Foreign Ministers Joint Communique Sat Nov 27, 2021 17:32 | amarynth
Joint Communique of the 18th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation, the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of China November 26, 2021 1. The 18th

offsite link Who Wants Some Ukraine? Thu Nov 25, 2021 22:22 | amarynth
by Dmitry Orlov, posted with permission of the author On Tuesday, 23 November, Russia’s most senior military general, Valery Gerasimov, had a “deconfliction” phone conference with US Chairman of the

offsite link Possible motives for a provocation against Russia Thu Nov 25, 2021 21:17 | The Saker
A lot of commentators have pointed out that the West really does not want a full scale war with Russia because this would, at best, be a suicidal proposition.  True.

The Saker >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link News Round-Up Sun Nov 28, 2021 23:34 | Luke Perry
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Mandatory Masks Return to Secondary Schools Sun Nov 28, 2021 21:03 | Toby Young
In a late addition to the raft of Covid restrictions announced yesterday, the Government has sneaked out the most controversial one late on a Sunday: mask mandates are returning to schools.
The post Mandatory Masks Return to Secondary Schools appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link NHS Chief Stephen Powis Claims the ?Overwhelming Majority? of Covid ICU Patients are Unvaccinated. B... Sun Nov 28, 2021 18:32 | Will Jones
NHS England Medical Director Stephen Powis has claimed that the "overwhelming majority" of Covid ICU patients are unvaccinated. But is he 'doing a Pritchard' and using out-of-date data from July?
The post NHS Chief Stephen Powis Claims the “Overwhelming Majority” of Covid ICU Patients are Unvaccinated. But Is He Using Out-of-Date Data From July? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Omicron Variant Spreads to Denmark And The Netherlands ? And Could Lead to Restrictions Tightening i... Sun Nov 28, 2021 18:26 | Luke Perry
With much of Europe already under lockdown restrictions, Denmark and the Netherlands have recorded their first cases of the Omicron variant, which may lead to additional measures being imposed on the Continent.
The post Omicron Variant Spreads to Denmark And The Netherlands ? And Could Lead to Restrictions Tightening in Europe appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Covid Hospital Admissions are Falling in England, as are the Total Number of Covid Patients ? and Om... Sun Nov 28, 2021 17:50 | Luke Perry
According to the Daily Sceptic's in-house doctor, there are half as many Covid in-patients today than there were this time last year, not 14 times as many as was claimed recently and Omicron is unlikely to change that.
The post Covid Hospital Admissions are Falling in England, as are the Total Number of Covid Patients ? and Omicron Looks Unlikely to Change That appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Watergate was a plot to oust Nixon Sat Nov 27, 2021 15:03 | en

offsite link Saif el-Islam Gaddafi's candidacy turned down Thu Nov 25, 2021 17:17 | en

offsite link At arms, the enemy is at the gates, by Manlio Dinucci Thu Nov 25, 2021 16:34 | en

offsite link France and Italy to steer the EU? Thu Nov 25, 2021 07:44 | en

offsite link Pentagon ready to intervene in Ethiopia Wed Nov 24, 2021 20:06 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Search words: Workers Solidarity

international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday December 05, 2011 18:40 by Ciaron   text 4 comments (last - sunday december 11, 2011 05:22)
Today, Veterans for Peace, Catholic Workers, Occupy London and other anti-war activists gathered outside the High Court in London in Solidarity with WikiLeaks activist Julain Assange. Julian has spent the past 363 days in England under house arrest without charge. A secret U.S. Grand Jury continues to sit in Virginia pursuing indictments. Leading U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gringrich has stated "Julian Assange is engaged in terrorism. He should be treated as an enemy combatant." We believe the U.S., British, Swedish and Australian governments are planning to do just that! We are all weary of the war which has now entered its second decade. We need to question the lies of our war making governments, defend the human rights and offer Solidarity to those resisters like Julian Assange and Bradley Manning who are being defamed and pursecuted for exposing the nature of these wars in which our governments remain complicit read full story / add a comment
Standing on the Peat truck outside the refinery
mayo / environment / feature Tuesday November 29, 2011 12:16 by j debender   text 5 comments (last - wednesday december 07, 2011 11:58)   image 4 images
Friday 25th November saw over 5 hours of Shell's peat and stone haulage completely blocked by campaigners, and no arrests were made. First thing in the morning four campaigners had trucks blocked for over an hour and a half, and later on one person climbed on top of a peat truck outside Shell's Bellanaboy refinery, remaining there for 3 and a half hours stopping all haulage. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Monday November 28, 2011 13:12 by Workers Solidarity Movement PRO
Anarchist organisation Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) has welcomed Wednesday’s public sector strike and called for this to be “the start of a sustained campaign of opposition to the government’s attacks on Workers and the unemployed.” read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday November 17, 2011 23:48 by Mairtin MacMaolain   text 1 comment (last - friday november 18, 2011 11:16)
In Solidarity with our Latin American sisters and brothers there will be a Vigil outside the US Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, on Saturday 19th November 2011 12pm-1.30pm to demand the closure of the School of the Americas, a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, Georgia. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday November 17, 2011 19:04 by Grupo Raíces
On November 4th the main leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Army of the People (FARC-EP), Commander Alfonso Cano, was killed near Suárez, Cauca, in an operation of the Colombian government, with logistical and intelligence support provided by the USA. The small guerilla force of 14 people was hunted down by over 1,000 troops in a multitude of Arpía helicopters. The preceding months had also witnessed massive and indiscriminate bombardments in Tolima and Cauca, and a military blockade of the area, with disastrous consequences for the local population, thousands of whom were forcefully displaced. In relation to this, our organisation: read full story / add a comment
antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 15, 2011 21:11 by Sean Matthews
The sixty million payoff to prison officers in Northern Ireland could be much better spent on addressing the causes of crime such as poverty, social deprivation and prison rehabilitation. Prison officers who served during the Troubles could walk away from their jobs with packages of more than £120,000 plus pension as part of a £60m redundancy programme aimed at ‘modernising’ the service. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 01, 2011 07:17 by London Catholic Worker   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 01, 2011 07:23)
On Saturday Oct 29th. London Catholic Worker was invited to take part in the "Sermon on the Steps" of St. Paul's Cathedral organised by Occupy London. Here's some youtube of "Sermon on the Steps".... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF9fIssJFQ4 Here's the Catholic Worker, christian @narchist sermon from Saturday............... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Wednesday October 19, 2011 08:38 by William Gomes   1 attached file
I convey my deepest condolences to the people and government on the death of Veteran journalist, writer and intellectual Mr. Hameed Akhtar who succumb to cancer in Lahore on Sunday, 16 October at the age of 87. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 11, 2011 11:11 by Tamer Mowafy & José Antonio Gutiérrez   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 16, 2011 20:40)
The military council in Egypt, the SCAF, is more and more isolated from the Egyptian masses each passing day. Once the people chanted in Tahrir square, just before Mubarak's fall, that the Egyptian people and "their" army were one. Now it is becoming clearer the gulf separating the two of them: while the people still suffer from inequality, poverty, violence, military courts targeting protestors, emergency laws inherited from the hated dictatorship, the SCAF is making sure that "transition to democracy" is nothing but empty words. They are doing everything in their power to make sure that nothing at all changes. It may be that the people toppled in February the commander in chief, but all of his repressive building was left intact, and the military's role, headed by general Tantawi, is to make sure that the status quo is not challenged. This is transition to democracy as promoted by the USA and the civilian-military elites of Egypt. So the dictator is gone, but everything remains untouched.

read full story / add a comment
euromedimage.jpg
international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday September 20, 2011 20:56 by Mick   image 1 image
This text was written by Madrilonia, a Madrid-based blog that writes about and participates in social movements. Madrilonia has been involved in the 15-M movement, which began with the mass protest organized by Real Democracy Now on the 15th of May 2011 and inspired Europe with the occupation of plazas across Spain. This text imagines a new form of strike across Europe and the Euro-Mediterranean region, a strike which is up to the task of confronting contemporary forms of exploitation and control.

Translated by Mick O’Broin, the Provisional University

The original Spanish language version is available here: http://madrilonia.org/?p=4802
read full story / add a comment
shell presume their fence is unclimbable
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday September 14, 2011 18:50 by j debender   text 4 comments (last - saturday september 17, 2011 12:21)   image 15 images
Tuesday 13th September six people from the Rossport Solidarity Camp went down to Shell's tunnelling compound in Aughoose, Co. Mayo to disrupt work. Work was slowed from three separate actions spread over 2 hours as people interfered with fencing work and then two people got up on a tractor making a delivery to the compound. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday September 05, 2011 17:46 by Ciaron   text 5 comments (last - thursday september 29, 2011 09:49)
We are ten years into a war on Aghanistan, 20 years into a war on Iraq and 250+ daze into the confinement without charge of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has done so much to expose the true nature of these wars. Wars that have no end date, no popular support and presently little visible opposition. read full story / add a comment
morning tresspass
mayo / environment / news report Friday August 26, 2011 20:12 by j debender   text 2 comments (last - wednesday august 31, 2011 16:49)   image 10 images
Between lock-ons, mass trespasses, lorry climbing and a breach of security at Shell's refinery, this week brought a lot of people out protesting. Locals who haven't been out on the roads in years have come out this week, and momentum is building. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday August 15, 2011 12:14 by Ciaron   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 16, 2011 09:34)

RTE TV News August 12th. 2011 (1 min 52 secs)

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0812/shannon.html#video

RTE AUDIO Agust 12th. 2011(2mins 37 secs) http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0812/shannon.html#audio

More documents RTE http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0812/shannon.html

Ahern suspected US carried prisoners through Shannon: WikiLeaks

http://www.thejournal.ie/ahern-suspected-us-carried-pri...0-12/

 

read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday August 10, 2011 12:41 by Paul Murphy MEP

Thousands of Kazakh oil Workers are now in their third month of strike action. In their struggle for trade union rights and negotiations over the implementation of a wage agreement, they have faced massive repression and intimidation. Hundreds of Workers have now been fired. Their lawyer has been imprisoned for six years for “stirring up social conflict”. The police and riot police have been used against the strikers as well as the company’s security. One of the key trade union activists has now been murdered.

read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday July 21, 2011 23:11 by Workers Solidarity Movement PRO   text 1 comment (last - saturday july 23, 2011 09:56)
Anarchist Organisation Workers Solidarity Movement has issued a statement supporting the demands of the Maghaberry prisoners for their Rights and Dignity to be respected read full story / add a comment
1274765851turksih_ship_gaza_forthofer.jpg
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Saturday July 02, 2011 19:23 by PFLP   image 1 image
Several boats that are part of Freedom Flotilla Two - Stay Human have been detained and prohibited to sail by the Greek Coast Guard, including the U.S., Canadian and Spanish Boats to Gaza, and the Greek government has prohibited any boats from sailing to Gaza from Greek ports. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine calls upon the Greek government to immediately end this active complicity with the Israeli siege on Gaza and release the boats to join the Flotilla to Gaza, and calls on all popular forces and movements in Greece and internationally to demand that the Greek government end its participation in the illegal Israeli blockade and allow the Freedom Flotilla to sail!

The Greek people have demonstrated, time and again, their firm Solidarity with the Palestinian people, taking to the streets en masse to stand with the people of Palestine against Israeli massacres, invasions and wars. The people of Greece have also taken to their streets in the millions in the past months, and Greek Workers risen in escalating general strikes over the past weeks, to stand against an EU/IMF economic austerity plan for their country which will mean misery, subservience, and suffering for Greece's people. read full story / add a comment
cu20111_1.jpg
international / anti-capitalism / event notice Friday June 17, 2011 20:07 by John Cornford   image 1 image
Our annual school – the Communist University – takes place in a world in flux. The near hysterical euphoria that surrounded the election of Barack Obama in 2008 has evaporated as US foreign policy is characterised by aggressive continuity – for all the flatulent talk of “change”. Change has come to the Arab world – from below. Millions have risen in defiance of batons and bullets in a revolutionary fight for democracy and freedom.

In the UK, we have see the first stirrings of revolt from the trade union movement against austerity and cuts with the gargantuan March 26 demo and talk of coordinated strike action. The movement across the rest of Europe is further advanced. We have seen huge mobilisations in Ireland, Greece and Spain. The battle lines are drawn. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / press release Tuesday June 14, 2011 15:48 by Paul Murphy MEP   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 14, 2011 22:22)
In light of the major movements taking place across Europe in the next week, I initiated an open letter of Left MEPs in support of these protests and urging the building of a one day general strike across Europe against austerity. Twelve MEPs from seven countries have signed the letter so far. read full story / add a comment
Mansour Osanloo
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Friday June 10, 2011 14:37 by John Cornford   image 1 image
Iranian Trade union leader Mansour Osanloo has been freed from prison after four years. Osanloo, chair of the Syndicat of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed), has been leading Workers in their fight for better conditions and for independent unions in Iran.

Arrested in July 2007, he was charged with organising “propaganda against the regime” and later accused of being a threat to national security. Throughout his imprisonment he has been subject to horrific abuse. In February 2010 there was an attempt on Osanloo’s life in Rajai-Shahr prison. He was attacked by a former member of the Revolutionary Guards state militia with the support of prison wardens. Two other prisoners intervened and saved him. Later in June 2010 further tragedy hit his family when security forces attacked Zoya Samadi, Osanloo’s daughter-in-law, causing her to miscarry.
read full story / add a comment
This page can be viewed in
English Gaeilge

IMC network

© 2001-2021 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy