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Dear friends As I have previously announced, we are now “freezing” the blog.  We are also making archives of the blog available for free download in various formats (see below). 

offsite link What do you make of the Russia and China Partnership? Tue Feb 28, 2023 16:26 | The Saker
by Mr. Allen for the Saker blog Over the last few years, we hear leaders from both Russia and China pronouncing that they have formed a relationship where there are

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2023/02/27 19:00:02Welcome 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 The stage is set for Hybrid World War III Mon Feb 27, 2023 15:50 | The Saker
Pepe Escobar for the Saker blog A powerful feeling rhythms your skin and drums up your soul as you?re immersed in a long walk under persistent snow flurries, pinpointed by

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Public Inquiry
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offsite link RTEs Sarah McInerney ? Fianna Fail supporter? Anthony

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Human Rights in Ireland
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The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Nigel Farage Was Right About Britain Needing to Escape the Clutches of a European Evil Empire. Why N... Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:00 | Ian Rons
Nigel Farage was one of the few British politicians to stand up for our right to self-determination and helped us to break free of an overbearing European power. Why can?t he see the Ukrainians are in the same position?
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offsite link Come and See Nigel Biggar Talking About His Book on Colonialism in London on June 27th Mon Jun 24, 2024 09:00 | Laurie Wastell
The Daily Sceptic?s new Associate Editor Laurie Wastell invites readers to a lecture he is hosting this Thursday with Professor Nigel Biggar about his book Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning.
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offsite link Scarcely a Day Passes Without the Met Office Announcing Another ?Record? Temperature. But How Many o... Mon Jun 24, 2024 07:00 | Chris Morrison
Recent UK temperature records at Heathrow and Hull East Park have left the Daily Sceptic's Environment Editor wondering if nearby jet engines and solar farms had any part to play...
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offsite link News Round-Up Mon Jun 24, 2024 01:21 | Richard Eldred
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the ?climate emergency?, public health ?crises? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
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offsite link Police Hunt Suspect After MP Stella Creasy Has Windows Smashed and ?Genocide? Graffiti Daubed at Off... Sun Jun 23, 2024 19:00 | Richard Eldred
Ex-Labour MP Stella Creasy has had her office vandalised, with smashed windows and "Labour child bombing liars" graffitied on the pavement outside.
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IFPAL Press Release 29th June

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | press release author Tuesday June 30, 2009 11:50author by Sean Clinton - IFPAL Report this post to the editors

Six months after the end of "Operation Cast Lead", Israel's lethal assault on the civilian population of Gaza that left at least 1400 dead, the International Committee of the Red Cross has stated that the 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza are still "trapped in despair".

According to the ICRC, Gaza residents lack adequate shelter after the destruction of their homes, the water supply is patchy, and sanitation is on the point of collapse. Building materials are not getting into Gaza, while basic medicines and reliable hospital equipment are in short supply. Gaza's economy, already in crisis after two years of blockade by Israel, is now at a standstill and its population has been reduced to poverty. According to the Red Cross, "Worst affected are the children, who make up more than half of Gaza's population".

Sean Clinton, a spokesman for the recently formed group IFPAL (Irish Friends of Palestine Against Lisbon), commented that "while Israel is clearly to blame for this shocking situation, it has been assisted in maintaining its illegal blockade on the Gaza Strip over the last two years by the governments of Egypt and the European Union, which are jointly responsible for controlling the border crossing-point at Rafah.

Not only has the EU acquiesced in Egypt's collusion with the Israeli regime which has seen huge quantities of humanitarian supplies held up at Rafah, but the EU has consistently failed to penalise Israel for its ongoing violations of Palestinian human and political rights, while penalising the Palestinians for having elected Hamas in January 2006 by refusing to accept the election results and continuing to make demands of Hamas that are never made of Israel. The EU’s purported shared values of human dignity, liberty, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights stand exposed as worthless rhetoric. Five months on from the Israeli assault not a single shipment of aid has been sent by the EU via international waters to the port of Gaza – a telling indictment of the EU’s contempt for the values so liberally proclaimed in every EU treaty including the Lisbon Treaty.

Instead of responding to Israel's breaches of the ‘essential’ human rights provisions of its Association Agreement with the EU - which grants Israel trading privileges - with suspension of that Agreement, the EU has signalled its intention to upgrade Israel's status as if its actions merited reward rather than sanctions. The recent decision to postpone this upgrade is clearly cosmetic, since all the structures have been put in place for its implementation as soon as the public outrage has subsided and the Lisbon referendum in Ireland has taken place."

Mr Clinton concluded: "The EU's actions constitute one-sided political support for the Israeli rogue state. We believe that such support does not represent the wishes of the Irish people, who have consistently expressed their sympathy for the Palestinian cause. Nonetheless, and despite Minister Martin's occasional token criticisms of Israel, our government has allowed its policy on Palestine to be dictated by large states like Germany, France, and the UK which have a pro-Israeli agenda due to the activities of powerful Zionist lobbies.”

IFPAL calls on the Irish people to vote No to Lisbon, thus calling a halt to the implementation of a Common Foreign and Security Policy which is subject to manipulation by embedded political lobby groups that are inimical to the interests of the Palestinians, to the protection of human rights and to Ireland's good standing internationally.

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