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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link A Russian warning Wed Jun 01, 2016 03:53 | The Saker
We, the undersigned, are Russians living and working in the USA. We have been watching with increasing anxiety as the current US and NATO policies have set us on an

offsite link The End of M.A.D. ? The Beginning of Madness Wed Jun 01, 2016 03:51 | The Saker
by Eric Zuesse John Helmer, who explains military-strategic matters better and more knowledgeably than just about anyone, headlined on May 30th, ?The Red Line Crossed, In the Cross-Hairs, At Trigger

offsite link Russian President Vladimir Putin Joint press conference of with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsip... Wed Jun 01, 2016 02:37 | Scott
  Following the Russian-Greek talks, Vladimir Putin and Alexis Tsipras made a joint statement for the press. May 27, 2016  Athens kremlin.ru Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras (retranslated): I would like to welcome once again President of the Russian

offsite link ?Hero of the Ukraine? Nadezhda Savchenko addresses the Rada Tue May 31, 2016 19:09 | The Saker
Interesting footage today.  The “Hero of the Ukraine” Nadezhda Savchenko made her first speech before the Ukrainian Rada.  She was introduced by another bona fide Nazi, Andrei Parubii, the new

offsite link 5 Reasons Washington Has Already Decided to Go to War with Russia Tue May 31, 2016 18:15 | The Saker
by Peter Lavelle for The Duran The writing would seem to be on the wall ? Washington and its stenographers union (better known as the west?s mainstream media) are all

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link Minority Government, Human Rights, and the Opportunity for Constitutional Dialogue Fri May 06, 2016 11:36 | Ntina Tzouvala

offsite link Intensifying the glare of the United Nations? spotlight Wed May 04, 2016 06:46 | GuestPost

offsite link PhD studentships at DCU Fri Apr 29, 2016 17:15 | Eoin Daly

offsite link The Role of Sport in the Recognition of Transgender and Intersex Rights Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:54 | Eoin Daly

offsite link Call for Papers: ?International and Comparative Law in the 21st Century: Lessons learned?? Wed Mar 23, 2016 17:58 | GuestPost

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link What you want to say ? 1st of June 03:35 Wed Jun 01, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link It?s getting closer now ?.. 22:49 Tue May 31, 2016 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link Liam Daltun: 50 years after the Easter Rising, a Socialist Republican?s ?Reflections on the Easter j... 22:45 Tue May 31, 2016 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link Unintended consequence of Brexit for the Tories. 20:00 Tue May 31, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link A former Minister writes on the poll 12:50 Tue May 31, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

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dublin / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday January 13, 2016 13:08 by Save Moore Street   text 1 comment (last - wednesday january 13, 2016 13:11)   image 1 image
There will be a Rally to Save Moore Street at Leinster House tomorrow (Wednesday 13th January) to coincide with the return of the Dáil after the Christmas break. It will take place at 1pm. Please help protect our 1916 heritage and join the rally. #jointherising #savemoorestreet — with Marty Gahan. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / press release Tuesday January 12, 2016 23:10 by foie
STATE QUESTIONED OVER INSURING FISH NOT PEOPLE

Friends of the Irish Environment have had no response to their letter to Minister Simon Coveney questioning his decision to ‘supplement and complement commercial insurance arrangements’ for salmon farms against ‘natural disasters’ and ‘adverse climatic events’ when the State will not do so for people. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday January 12, 2016 22:55 by Emilio José Lemos de Lima
Brazilian blogger accuses senator of commanding the invasion of his computing systems and of harassment.
Brazil: Censorship on the Internet read full story / add a comment
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mayo / crime and justice / event notice Tuesday January 12, 2016 22:50 by II   image 1 image
There is 'a plan' for tomorrow, Wed Jan 13th folks at Castlebar
Courthouse - where we hope and intend to (peacefully) place the
spotlight on the outrageous abuses of the law and the Constitution which
are ongoing daily in our so-called 'Courts of Justice!' Amongst the
issues we wish to highlight are: (1) NO more private or secret Courts.
(2) NO more illegal assaults on the public. (3) Registrars and Judges to
abide by the law. (4) Proper sanctions for fraud, perjury and contempt
of Court (by authority figures). (5) Proper action on legitimate
citizen's arrests. (6) Equality for lay litigants. (7) ..and an end to
multiple abuses of our fundamental rights by politically-appointed
Judges and Registrars. TV cameras are expected, so let's make the most
of it! read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Monday January 11, 2016 23:14 by IPRT
IPRT welcomes commencement of legislation to address “damaging and wasteful” practice of imprisonment for fines default

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) strongly welcomes the commencement today (Monday 11 January 2016) by Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD of the Fines (Payment and Recovery) Act 2014, including the introduction of the facility to pay court-ordered fines by instalment, more than 5 years after it was first included in the Fines Act 2010.

IPRT particularly welcomes that imprisonment will be a sanction of “last resort” for fines default, used only when other sanctions have failed. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday January 11, 2016 20:33 by Paddy Hackett   text 3 comments (last - tuesday january 19, 2016 19:47)
Society determines the character of culture. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday January 10, 2016 10:22 by Paddy Hackett   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 16, 2016 22:07)
Marx's morality is not materialist read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday January 10, 2016 06:26 by Nancy Carvajal   image 3 images
Killings and harassment of the Lumad, or the indigenous people (IP), should stop and those accountable should be brought to justice, according to Ola Almgren, the UN country representative and humanitarian coordinator.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday January 06, 2016 14:35 by L. Alejandro Molina   image 2 images
As Oscar López Rivera approaches his 73rd birthday on January 6, 2016 the National Puerto Rican Agenda and National Boricua Human Rights Network are launching a social media campaign (Twitter and Facebook) calling for his release. read full story / add a comment
galway / history and heritage / news report Tuesday January 05, 2016 18:32 by Redshoedancer   video 1 video file
A 16-year-old girl has stunned the music industry in Ireland with a brilliant song called Freedom Day, which highlights the suffering of thousands of children facing poverty and oppression across the world.

Róisin Seoighe won a contest organised by the charity PREDA with a song called Freedom Day. Irish singer Damien Dempsey admitted to being overcome with emotion “because this young song writer truly connected with the plight of the children”. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 05, 2016 17:08 by John Throne
The weak Irish capitalist class were missing in action in the 1916 rising - The repercussions. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 05, 2016 14:20 by Sean Crudden
There is no doubt that the images in the film The Danish Girl are lovely and a joy to watch as are the leading actors Eddie Redmayne as Einar Wegener and Alicia Vikander as Gerda Gottlieb. Screenplay is by Lucinda Coxon an excellent minimalist job as regards dialogue but eloquent as regards narrative. The director is Tom Hooper. This is a classy really well shot and well worked out film. I am not going into the plot. The best way to get that is to attend the film. One thing that struck me apart from the drama is that the film presents a marvellous portrait of what marriage should really mean. But despite the beauty of the images this is an unsettling film. Please excuse me if I share below some of the thoughts the film provoked for me. read full story / add a comment
louth / environment / event notice Monday January 04, 2016 22:30 by Sean Crudden   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 24, 2016 22:45)   image 1 image
The right to water is one of the 17 sustainable development goals 2030 decided by the United Nations. How does this transfer to a local level here in The Cooley Peninsula? Water is one element in the whole panoply of sustainability. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday January 04, 2016 19:39 by Dublin Film Qlub
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DUBLIN FILM QLUB SEASON SIX:
FUNCTIONAL FAMILIES
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our new season continues with...

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national / environment / event notice Monday January 04, 2016 18:02 by Cleo de Vito
Community groups, Mayo Organic Group, & The Good Life Network, are organizing a follow-on day to discuss techniques & information, from the 2015 Soils Matter conference, held in July, at Claregalway Castle.

Want to find out more about carbon sequestration? How to grow soil? How to minimize work on the land? read full story / add a comment
Minister White's Christmas message to the High Court & the people of Mayo
mayo / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 30, 2015 23:09 by Shelver   text 3 comments (last - sunday january 03, 2016 03:35)   image 2 images
White uses Christmas to sign off on Corrib gas despite pending judicial review of EPA licence. read full story / add a comment
Life Light photo: KC Galway
national / arts and media / press release Wednesday December 30, 2015 22:34 by Kathryn Crowley   image 1 image
An open art project that welcomes participation from anyone affected by a fatality (or injury) on Irish roads. No art skills are required. read full story / add a comment
international / racism & migration related issues / event notice Saturday December 26, 2015 14:58 by Calais Migrant Solidarity
NEW YEARS NOISE DEMO at COQUELLES Detention Centre
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national / environment / press release Thursday December 24, 2015 20:31 by foie
The Boycott Farmed Salmon campaign has issued a reply to an IFA statement on Friday alleging the campaign was engaging in a ‘smear campaign’. It has published two more pre-slaughter tests confirming the presence of antibiotic, anti-parasitic and anaesthetic chemicals. [1]

In a statement the campaign said it stood entirely behind the publication and accuracy of the pre-slaughter test results for farmed salmon they published on line last week showing the presence of 10 chemicals. The Information Commissioner reversed the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Foods 2012 decision not to release these reports in July of this year. [2]
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derry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday December 20, 2015 00:51 by Michael Steinberg
The author's account of his visit to the North of Ireland in 1985, on the occasion of its 3oth anniversary; read full story / add a comment
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