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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

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2017/01/16 04:00:01Welcome 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 Guess what?s neither meat nor fish, but Ms. Chalupa and John Schindler, by Scott Mon Jan 16, 2017 03:34 | Scott
“What is this?” “This is no fish, neither meat, but Uncle Taras’ zalupa.” An insulting Ukrainian saying.     The first time I heard the word “chalupa” I was standing

offsite link Full Interview With Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov Mon Jan 16, 2017 02:02 | The Saker
Compare Dimiti Peskov to his US counterparts (Kriby, Psaki, etc.) and you will immediately see what the main problem and weakness of the USA is.  The Saker I noted that

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offsite link Reporting from Cuba: The absence of right?wing politics Sat Jan 14, 2017 22:03 | The Saker
by Ramin Mazaheri It is with great regret that I have to leave Havana after 1 month of special-assignment reporting for Press TV in order to return to Paris. That

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link Guest Post: Extension of the 14 day rule: potential implications for Irish embryos Thu Jan 12, 2017 18:05 | Eilionoir Flynn

offsite link Notes on Judge Harding-Clark?s Report on the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme. Thu Nov 24, 2016 17:50 | Máiréad Enright

offsite link The Practical Implications of Miller v SSEEU for Brexit: Nine Reflections Thu Nov 03, 2016 16:30 | Fiona de Londras

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

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national / economics and finance / press release Sunday August 21, 2016 22:11 by pbp
n August, a paper entitled “Inter-Governmental Group on Fuller Working Lives” appeared. It was an irrelevant document that did nothing to tackle the growing threat of poverty for older people.

The numbers aged 65 and over is estimated to increase from 570,000 in 2013 to 855,000 in 2026. But the government has already raided the National Pension Reserve Fund that was designated to pay for these growing numbers.

Workers contributed to this fund but it was literally stolen. There was €22 billion in it when the Celtic Tiger crashed but about €17 billion was used to bail out the banks. The rest was used to set up an Irish Strategic Investment Fund which has become a means of funnelling cheap credit to business people. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday August 19, 2016 12:39 by iDefend   image 3 images
Newly formed human rights coalition, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDefend|) calls on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte not to make his government’s war on drugs a war on human rights.
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national / consumer issues / news report Thursday August 18, 2016 22:49 by anon   video 1 video file
The Irish Cancer Society are organising two talks to promote the unsafe HPV vaccine and thereby are implicated in promoting this dangerous vaccine. The talks are titled: 'The HPV Vaccine – Warts And All' and will take place in Galway on August 23 and Cork on August 24.

The Gardasil / HPV vaccine which has been pushed on first year secondary school girls around this country (and elsewhere) for the past number of years has destroyed the lives so far of over 300 girls leaving them with debilitating conditions. A parents support group called R.E.G.R.E.T. (Reaction and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma) has formed to provide support and document the damage. However this vaccine has been pushed by the Dept of Health on unsuspecting parents who foolishly put their trust in these authorities who told them and continue to claim the vaccine is safe. And all of this for a condition that is not even contagious.

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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday August 18, 2016 17:09 by IPSC   image 1 image
This year the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign Sponsored Hill Walk will take place on Sunday 11th September 2016.

This year we will be taking one of the loop paths up along the cliffs of the stunning Howth Head. We will be setting off from the outside the DART station in Howth, Co. Dublin at 12pm, and finishing up with a meal and some liquid sustenance in Howth. The walk will take us along up Howth cliffs, taking in the stunning views of Lambay Island and Ireland’s Eye, accompanied by the scent of coconut from the bright yellow gorse on the heath. In total, the walk is about 10 kilometers.
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday August 18, 2016 16:38 by IPSC   image 1 image
On Thursday September 8th 2016 you are invited to spend an unforgettable evening with acclaimed Palestinian author, academic and activist Ghada Karmi as she launches her latest book, ‘Return: A Palestinian Memoir‘ (Verso, 2016).

The event, jointly hosted by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Academics for Palestine, will take place in the Ballroom in Wynn’s Hotel, 39 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1 at 7pm. Entry is free.

Ghada Karmi will be in conversation with well-known academic and journalist Harry Browne, and there will be time for questions from the audience. read full story / add a comment
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cork / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday August 17, 2016 22:37 by CHASE   image 2 images
CHASE is inviting volunteers to join the Sponsored Right-of-Way Clearing of the overgrown right of way path from Ringaskiddy Martello Tower to Gobby Beach which has been taking place every Saturday at 11am since June 23rd.

The right of way path, which was built along with the Tower, crosses over the proposed Indaver incinerator site. This is a right of way since time immemorial and we all have a legal right to use it. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday August 15, 2016 22:36 by 1 of Indymedia   image 1 image
Friends of the Earth Ireland will host a screening of two films in the surroundings of the Filmbase, Templebar, on Wednesday the 17th of August. The films are "Community Power" and "Atlantic".

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international / miscellaneous / news report Monday August 15, 2016 14:54 by Fírinne
Patrick Poole describes the discussion of a document entitled “The Project”, which so far has been limited to the top-secret world of Western intelligence communities.

It was only through the work of an intrepid Swiss journalist, Sylvain Besson, that information regarding The Project was finally been made public. It was found in a raid of a villa in Campione, Switzerland on November 7, 2001.

Included in the documents seized was a fourteen-page plan dated December 1, 1982, outlined a twelve-point strategy for a flexible, multi-phased, long-term approach to the “cultural invasion” of the West. read full story / add a comment
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international / racism & migration related issues / event notice Saturday August 13, 2016 11:47 by Rechte Netzwerke zerschlagen!   image 1 image
On 27th August the fifth „Imperium Fighting Championship“ will take place at Leipzig. Place of the event will be the Kohlrabizirkus in the southern part of the city. The organizer „Imperium Fight Team“ is interspersed with neo-Nazis. Well-known is certainly their coach Benjamin Brinsa. Brinsa was a leading member of the allegedly dissolved right-wing Ultra-group „Scenario Lok“ of the1. Football Club Lokomotive Leipzig. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / news report Friday August 12, 2016 17:18 by Karen O'Donnell

Dublin man, Simon Scriver will go for gold in the World Championship of Public Speaking in Washington DC, on August, 18th to 20th. Simon is the current Ireland and UK champion which he won recently in Limerick with his speech “Nuggets of Gold”. This is the final round of a contest with entrants from 15,400 Clubs in 135 countries!
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galway / gender and sexuality / press release Thursday August 11, 2016 12:35 by Díobháil   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 13, 2016 16:39)
In the early hours of Thursday morning, feminist pro-choice activists Díobháil (Bíonn Díobháil a dhéanamh againn: We make mischief) struck again and dropped a banner from Galway Cathedral stating “Repeal the 8th - Free, Safe, Legal” demanding access to abortion. For too long the Church and the State have controlled our bodies and our choices. It is time to finally end the unholy alliance of Church and State. While Díobháil respects peoples’ personal religious beliefs, these should not be imposed on others, and vast majority of people in Ireland agree. Let us not forget, St. Brigid was our first abortionist, and this is why we demand “Take your rosaries off our ovaries!”
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Thursday August 04, 2016 22:02 by right2water   image 1 image
The next Right2Water national demonstration takes place on Saturday 17th of September from 2pm onwards.

Right2Water will be hosting another national demonstration in Dublin to tell our government to respect our democracy and abolish water charges read full story / add a comment
national / racism & migration related issues / press release Thursday August 04, 2016 21:43 by pbp
In a statement, People Before Profit TD, Bríd Smith, has said that Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s claim that there is no alternative to the system of Direct Provision marks her ‘abysmal failure to deal with the issue following years of inaction by her party Fine Gael in this area’.

Deputy Smith also pointed out that the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights have labelled the system of Direct Provision in Ireland ‘a severe violation of Human Rights’. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday August 02, 2016 21:36 by ipsc   image 1 image
As part of the annual Felie An Phobail, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) present two days of events in solidarity with the Palestinian people. All events are FREE and there will be stalls and exhibitions throughout the day.

Palestine Day #1: Israel’s War on Palestinian Children
Thursday 4th August 2016
St. Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast.

Palestine Day #2: Boycott Israeli Goods
Friday 5th August 2016
St. Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday August 02, 2016 12:43 by Ploughshares

VID - Pitstop Ploughshares disarm U.S. War Plane Shannon Airport 2003
jailed-bailed-3 X tried-acquitted 2006...... ten years on the resistance continues
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dublin / housing / other press Thursday July 28, 2016 23:43 by 1 of Indymedia   image 2 images
The 2016 Census has again revealed there is no housing crisis. In fact about 1 in 8 houses were empty, a massive 259,562 dwellings in all.

So why are their hundreds of homeless on the streets and thousands in emergency accommodation. Why are rents soaring, particularly in Dublin, to level that mean most people can no longer afford to rent there? Why have house prices continued to increase far, far beyond the reach of the average worker? read full story / add a comment
Courtesy MayoNews -LIKE THE SUN A still image taken from a recording shows the glow from the flaring at the Corrib Gas terminal on New Year’s Eve.
mayo / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Thursday July 28, 2016 23:32 by shelltosea   image 1 image
As reported by MayoNews and ShellToSea two week ago...

SHELL E&P Ireland will appear before Dublin Metropolitan District Court on September 5 next over an intense flaring incident at the controversial Corrib refinery on December 31 last, The Mayo News can confirm. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has confirmed it issued a summons to Shell last week after a six-month investigation into what locals described as a ‘frightening’ event. They said it lasted 30 to 40 minutes, lit up the sky and was seen from as far away as Achill and Foxford. The fire from the giant chimney stack was accompanied by a ‘low, loud rumble like a supersonic boom’, according to local witnesses read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday July 27, 2016 23:32 by Justin Morahan   text 5 comments (last - saturday august 06, 2016 11:23)
Kevin and Karen Tracey won an important appeal in the Supreme Court on Tuesday read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday July 27, 2016 22:11 by Fusion Sundays   image 1 image
International Stalls,Street Food, pop-up performances, live music and much more at this Free Day out for the whole family! read full story / add a comment
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national / economics and finance / press release Tuesday July 26, 2016 22:27 by 1 of Indymedia   image 1 image
A new report from the independent progressive think tank TASC shows that consistent child poverty almost doubled during the recent economic recession. This data is contained in Cherishing All Equally 2016, the first annual update of TASC’s groundbreaking 2015 report on economic inequality in Ireland.

Cherishing All Equally 2016 – which was prepared by Dr Rory Hearne and Cian McMahon – updates 18 key economic inequality indicators including the distribution of income and wealth, as well as the provision of public services, taxation, family composition, people’s capacities and the cost of goods and services. In addition, the report includes two in-depth themed sections: ‘Children and economic inequality in Ireland’ and ‘Gender and economic inequality in Ireland’ – the latter section was prepared by UCD’s Dr Ursula Barry and Dr Maggie Feeley. read full story / add a comment
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