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offsite link Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Fri May 07, 2021 21:57 | amarynth
Remarks at the meeting of the UN Security Council, ?Maintenance of international peace and security: Upholding multilateralism and the United Nations-centred international system,? held via videoconference, Moscow, May 7, 2021

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/05/07 ? Open Thread Fri May 07, 2021 19:00 | Herb Swanson
2021/05/07 18:00:02Welcome 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 On Red Lines and Core Interests Fri May 07, 2021 17:11 | amarynth
Note: I regularly post columns by guest authors with whom I do not agree.  This is also the case today.  First, I believe that Paul Schmutz Shaller has mistakenly attributed

offsite link An empire in love with its Afghan cemetery Thu May 06, 2021 17:41 | amarynth
The New Great Game 3.0 is just beginning with a hat tip to Tacitus and dancing to the Hindu Kush groove By Pepe Escobar with permission from the author and

offsite link Russian Navy in the Eastern Mediterranean ? snapshot of activity Thu May 06, 2021 13:06 | amarynth
A snapshot of the Russian Navy escorting Iranian shipping from the Suez Canal to Syria. By Nat South for the Saker Blog Back in April there was uncorroborated information circulated

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

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Lockdown Skeptics

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offsite link News Round Up Sat May 08, 2021 02:37 | Jonathan Barr
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about the virus in the past 24 hours ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link The Maddening Mystery of Imperial?s Invulnerable Reputation Despite its Dire Record of Failed Model ... Fri May 07, 2021 23:38 | Will Jones
Imperial College's modelling has been consistently poor at predicting the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet for some reason Neil Ferguson and the ICL team remain respected authorities on epidemic modelling.
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offsite link Vaccine Booking System Hasn?t Allowed Pregnant Women to Book the Specific Vaccines Recommended to Th... Fri May 07, 2021 22:20 | Michael Curzon
The NHS?s vaccine booking site hasn't just failed to keep people?s vaccine status private but has also failed to allow pregnant women to book the vaccines they have been advised ? by the NHS ? to receive.
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offsite link Vaccine Booking Site is National Disgrace Fri May 07, 2021 19:45 | Toby Young
We've published a guest post on Lockdown Sceptics by our technology correspondent. He's unimpressed by the NHS's vaccine booking site, where you can find out anyone's vaccine status if you know a few details about them.
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offsite link ?Cautious? Resumption of International Travel as Only 12 Countries Are Added to ?Green List? Fri May 07, 2021 17:59 | Michael Curzon
The Government has announced a "cautious" resumption of international travel for people in England from May 17th, with only 12 countries added to the quarantine-free "green list". The list will be reviewed every 3 weeks.
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LONDON - Julian Assange speaks from balcony of Ecuadoran embassy marking 6 months.

category international | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Friday December 21, 2012 12:46author by Solidarity Report this post to the editors

Julian Assange marked 6 months circled by British police in the Ecuadoran embassy by speaking from the balcony of the building last night (Dec 20th.) Those gathering in solidarity adopted a festive theme with carols, candles, sharing food and wine. Crowd included included journalist John Pilger, VeteransforPeace, members of the Ecuadoran Community, people who had flown from German and driven from Manchester. A 6 month daily solidarity vigil continues @embassy 3-5pm

Transcript of Julian's speech here:
http://tinyurl.com/c27gvbk

Youtube of speech here:
http://tinyurl.com/cy2agl5

VID - Solidarity carol singing
http://tinyurl.com/bwtokxf

Photos of solidairty outside the embassy
http://tinyurl.com/dywsvyp

More photos from outside the embassy
http://tinyurl.com/cau3dzd

Photos form SZ "Italian Friends of Bradley Manning"

Related Link: http://wiseupforbradleymanning.wordpress.com/
author by London Catholic Workerpublication date Thu Jan 03, 2013 16:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors


VID (1 min) LONDON - Catholic Workers mark "Feast of Innocents" at police siege of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOJYKk_ZPU8

For radical Christians, the Christmas narrative can only be understood in the context of the "Feast of Innocents" that follows on Dec. 28th. The feast day exposes imperial power and its collaboraters, in this case King Herod, striking back when sensing the imperial arrangement threatened. The children slain by Herod are echoed today by those killed in U.S. and British drone strikes, the thousands who have died in the recent invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and those threatened by the continual preparations for nuclear and interventionary war.

There are also stories of heroic nonviolent resistance contained within the narrative. The Maji break Herod's injunction and refuse to return to him with targeting intel for his search and destroy mission against the Christ child. Today that resistance is echoed in the lives of Bradley Manning imprisoned in the U.S. facing military court martial and Julian Assange presently encircled by British police in the Ecuadoran embassy in downtown London. Bradley and Julian are being pursued by modern day Herods who would rather we were kept in the dark in relation to the nature of their murderous deeds
http://collateralmurder.com/

Over this long decade of war, London Catholic Workers http://londoncatholicworker.org/ have annually marked the Feast of Innocents by taking nonviolent resistance to Northwood HQ. This year they decided to stand in solidarity with Julian Assange.

A daily solidarity (2pm-5pm) vigil continues outside the Ecuadoran embassy, Hans Cres.
Take the Harrods exit from Knightsbridge tube station

Tues Jan 8th. 2pm Gather at the U.S. embassy in solidarity with Bradley Manning as he fronts court for a pre-trial hearing at Ft. Meade, USA
http://tinyurl.com/atlrfdx

In the U.S. Catholic Workers were among those arrested on the "Feast of the Holy Innocents" at Davis Monthan AFB, the Pentagon and Offutt AFB.
Full reports here ..........
http://tinyurl.com/afx9qmh

Catholic Worker Brian Terrell is presently serving 6 months imprisonment for opposition to drone warfare
http://tinyurl.com/a4mbo57

Related Link: http://londoncatholicworker.org/
author by Epiphanypublication date Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"Epiphany Under Empire"
by Ched Myers

The origins of the feast of the Epiphany are historically complicated and ecclesially disputed. We might think of it as a kind of peace offering from the Western to the Eastern church, given the latter’s date (surely older) of Jan. 6 for the feast of the Nativity. The 12 Days of Christmas, in turn, bridge the two traditions, straddling exactly our celebration of the New Year. Epiphany has a rich cultural history in the West, from Plough Monday in early England (a drinking day for the peasantry) to La Fiesta de los Reyes Magos, still celebrated among Hispanics. What caught my attention in researching such traditions, however, was an old German practice of ritually purifying the household on the 12th day, the eve of Epiphany. Herbs were burned and the letters C+M+B (representing the legendary names of the Magi) inscribed above the entry to the house and barn, followed by a prayer asking for protection in the coming year “from the ravages of fire and water.”

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