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offsite link The Saker blog is now frozen Tue Feb 28, 2023 23:55 | The Saker
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
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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

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offsite link Nicola Sturgeon: I Was Part of the Problem on Trans Issues Mon May 20, 2024 18:17 | Will Jones
Nicola Sturgeon has said she was "part of the problem" on transgender issues and this was partly why she stood down as First Minister.
The post Nicola Sturgeon: I Was Part of the Problem on Trans Issues appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Infected Blood Report Finds Huge Cover-Up That Led to Sick Children Being Treated Like ?Guinea Pigs?... Mon May 20, 2024 15:40 | Will Jones
The infected blood scandal was "not an accident" but arose from shocking failures followed by a "pervasive" cover-up, a damning report into the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history concluded today.
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offsite link Elon Musk?s Love Affair With mRNA Mon May 20, 2024 13:14 | Robert Kogon
Elon Musk's endorsement of mRNA technology leaves many of his fans perplexed. What they don't appear to realise is Musk is part of the mRNA project and has a direct commercial stake in it.
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offsite link Happy International HR Day Mon May 20, 2024 11:13 | Steve Chilcott
Happy International HR day! On this most, er, sanctimonious of occasions, HR professional Steve Chilcott takes a look at what has gone so wrong in everyone's least favourite ideologically-driven department.
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offsite link Scottish Greens Expel 13 Members for Declaring That ?Sex Is a Biological Reality? Mon May 20, 2024 09:00 | Richard Eldred
Calls are being made to oust the Scottish Greens leadership following a decision to expel 13 members for declaring that "sex is a biological reality".
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Thursday January 17, 2013 - 22:58 by John Cornford   image 1 image
SWP crisis: Opposition emboldened as demand for recall grows
The leadership can no longer lead - but a positive outcome to the crisis requires more than the removal of the entire CC, argues Paul Demarty

The Socialist Workers Party has been waiting a long time for a revolutionary situation. On some occasions, as with the fatuous ‘All out, stay out’ slogan it advanced to striking public sector workers last winter, it has tried, with dismal results, to force one - or delude itself into thinking there is one. Now, it has got one. But there is only one catch - it is not Britain that has been plunged into such a crisis, but the SWP itself.

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Letters
Rebellion; Shocking; Victim; Quantity left; Conflict site?; Coining it; Crippled; ‘Anti-Germans’; Erfurt required?;

http://www.cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/945 ... read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / other press Wednesday January 16, 2013 - 23:45 by lefty   text 2 comments (last - wednesday january 30, 2013 - 13:23)   image 1 image
This story was published in the Irish Times with quite a bit of a spin on it. But as an indictment of 2013 Ireland and it's austerity measures and lack of concern for the weaker members of society I personally think it needs a little more highlighting. ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / other press Wednesday January 16, 2013 - 23:00 by fred   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 17, 2013 - 23:10)
An article in the examiner states that 42% of Europe’s banking crisis is being paid by Ireland. Thats from a tiny population of 4 million. This is a completely ridiculous state of affairs. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / other press Sunday January 13, 2013 - 18:39 by SM   text 2 comments (last - wednesday january 16, 2013 - 14:47)   image 1 image
The continuing opposition by loyalists to the decision by Belfast city council to limit the flying of the Union Jack (bringing it into line with other council chambers) is a product of a deeply sectarian colonial settlement that smothers the importance of class. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / other press Thursday January 03, 2013 - 20:44 by anon   text 2 comments (last - friday january 11, 2013 - 21:22)   image 1 image
There is a currently a very interesting and frightening case being fought by a Solicitor firm in Dublin against agents for the Irish newspaper industry. Basically the newspaper industry is trying to charge for websites and blogs and all the rest for posting links to any of their articles in their newspapers. They have already done the groundwork in their submission to the Copyright Review Committee in July 2012 those 15 newspapers asserted baldly

“It is the view of NNI that a link to copyright material does constitute infringement of copyright”. (Section 7 National Newspapers of Ireland Further Submission to the Copyright Review Committee) ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday December 21, 2012 - 20:59 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - saturday december 22, 2012 - 12:15)
Chris Marsden writes on how the UN have finally accepted that Syria is in the throes of a Civil War. Also on the build up of US equipment and troops in Jordan and false reporting about Alawite on Alawite violence. Full text at link.

A United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry has finally admitted that a sectarian civil war is raging in Syria. Its findings are based upon extensive investigations and interviews between September 28 to December 16, 2012.

They detail massacres and gross violations of human rights that have polarised Syria between the supporters of a Sunni insurgency and those Sunnis and various minority groups that have aligned themselves with the Alawite-led Ba’athist regime out of fear that its downfall will produce a yet more brutal Sunni chauvinist alternative. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Wednesday December 19, 2012 - 20:36 by T   image 1 image
Slovenia is being shaken by the first massive revolt in two decades and the first that is predominantly oriented against political establishment, austerity measures and is in some cities already gaining anti-capitalist character.

In less than three weeks there have been 35 protests in 18 cities, where more then 70.000 people participated altogether. Protests often turn into clashes with police that is violently breaking up the demonstrations. 284 people were arrested, some released, some not. Many people have been injured. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday December 18, 2012 - 16:23 by maolcholann   text 6 comments (last - thursday december 27, 2012 - 19:36)   image 3 images
A response to the latest in a series of provocative, offensive, and frankly fratboyish Facebook posts coming from Israel’s embassy in Ireland. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Monday December 17, 2012 - 23:57 by fred   image 1 image
The complexities of the Arab Spring and the struggle for political freedom throughout the Arab world should not obscure what has now become an absolutely essential understanding for all anti-imperialists: the Muslim Brotherhood is one of the most powerful weapons of the Western ruling class in the Muslim world. While that may be a difficult pill for some to swallow for emotional or psychological reasons, one need look no further than the insidious role the organization is playing in Syria and the abuses of power and human rights of the government of Egypt. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Sunday December 16, 2012 - 19:45 by fred   text 1 comment (last - monday december 17, 2012 - 04:42)   image 1 image
It has become clear that NGO's in Russia have ties with NED and the Orwellian titled "Freedom House". Russia has taken much flak for placing immense restrictions on foreign-funded lobby groups and NGOs, demanding that they exhibit the same level of transparency and honesty that they themselves demand of the government. Evidence has come to light that they were probably correct to do so. Clearly foreign funding and their links with NED and other organisations play a major part in how these people have operated in Russia. ... read full story / add a comment
Ahmed Hassan Jabbar Qdeih and Mohammed Qdeih.
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday December 16, 2012 - 17:38 by Elric   image 1 image
Joshua Brollier writes on the latest shooting of a Palestinian farmer, Mohammed Qdeih, by the IDF. Joshua also documents the story of ninety five years old Ahmed Hassan Jabbar Qdeih. Ahmed tells how Zionist militias terrorized his farm in 1948. Ahmed was detained, along with his family, and taken to their house where they were forced to watch as his father was murdered in front on them. The militias destroyed their home, bombed the well and set ablaze 60 dunams of land. Additionally, they stole 60 sheep and two cows to take with them. Full text at link.

Yesterday in al-Faraheen, Gaza , Israeli Occupation Forces shot and wounded an unarmed 22 year oldfarmer, Mohammed Qdeih, from behind. Mohamed and nine others went out to their fields in the early afternoon, walking approximately 250 meters from the Israeli border. Within minutes, two heavily armed Israeli military jeeps rushed to the security fence. They issued a warning for the farmers and residents to leave the area and shortly thereafter the Palestinians, intimidated by the heavy military presence, began to head back tothe village of Abasan . The soldiers were not satisfied and opened fire, piercing Mohamed's right arm from the backside. Israeli forces continued to shoot rounds of live ammunition while Mohamed and the others frantically evacuated and waited for an ambulance. Another young Palestinian, 19, was shot yesterday near the border in Jabaliya. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Saturday December 15, 2012 - 01:58 by John Cornford   image 1 image
In this week's issue:

SWP CONFERENCE: CRAZY CONTORTIONS OF SWP CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Following criticisms of the SWP’s culture and practice in the first two Internal Bulletins, the leadership has mobilised to rubbish opponents.
Peter Manson reports

ISRAEL-GAZA: WHY DID ISRAEL DO IT?
The success or failure of the onslaught on Gaza can only be judged against the operation’s aims, writes Israeli socialist Moshé Machover. This is an edited version of a talk given to the December 8 CPGB aggregate

The latest edition of the Weekly Worker is now available online at: www.cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/942 ... read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday December 10, 2012 - 14:39 by Zionism-Nazism   text 2 comments (last - monday december 10, 2012 - 17:05)   image 1 image   1 attached file
Yesterday an image that is purportedly British street artist Banksy’s Christmas card this year started making the rounds on Twitter.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 22:35 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 04, 2012 - 23:15)
How women are treated in Iraqi prisons. Full text at link.

When women in Iraq are arrested, they routinely go through three gruesome phases, starting with humiliation, followed by torture, and often ending with rape. I have received disturbing information from two different, well informed sources: one from qualified social workers in Al-Kadimiyah Women Prison, the other from three national guards officers who worked in the prison. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 22:26 by Elric   text 4 comments (last - monday december 10, 2012 - 18:58)
Once again the Imperialists are using chemical weapons as a pretext to plan an attack on Syria. Patriot missiles are being moved to Turkeys border with Syria and these weapons require US personnel. Full text at link.

The Obama administration and the corporate media have cited unspecified “intelligence” about the movement of chemical weapons to issue new threats of direct intervention in Syria, where Washington and its allies have been backing so-called “rebels” in a bid to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both made public statements Monday alleging a danger of Syria using chemical weapons and threatening US retaliation. ... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday December 04, 2012 - 15:11 by Brian Clarke
A loyalist mob which had gathered outside Belfast City Hall this evening
erupted into violence following a vote to limit the days on which the
British Union Jack flag flies above the building. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday December 02, 2012 - 21:44 by fred   image 1 image
The AP was caught with their pants down publishing a dubious graph and hyping up the "Iranian nuclear threat" lie again. "AP helped perpetrate a dangerous hoax, and owes an explanation and accounting for what took place, including identifying the "officials from a country critical of Iran's atomic program" who made false claims about what this is." ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday November 23, 2012 - 22:24 by Zionism=Nazism   text 35 comments (last - thursday december 13, 2012 - 21:04)   image 7 images   video 1 video file
The targeting of tunnels by Israeli airstrikes has restricted the flow of food and fuel into Gaza. ( http://www.unrwa.org/etemplate.php?id=1507)

Few shops remain open and the UN has warned of an impending water crisis. There are reports of bombing campaigns purposely targeting irrigation wells. The Ministry of Health in Gaza is out of 40 per cent of essential medicines and running low on basics like bandages and syringes. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/ove....html)

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international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday November 10, 2012 - 22:04 by serf   text 1 comment (last - sunday november 25, 2012 - 20:26)   image 3 images
A horrifying amateur video from Syria emerged online, showing an apparent mass execution of Assad supporters in Aleppo at the hands of rebels from the Free Syria Army.
The footage shows several bloodied men stripped down to their underwear being forced to kneel by a wall amidst a throng of excited, machine gun-touting men.
Once their captors open fire, the camera jerks away as the crowd momentarily disperses, seemingly unprepared for the nearly 40 seconds of uninterrupted shooting that follows. As the gunfire dies down, shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” resound as the once skittish onlookers victoriously raise their guns in the air, approaching what appears to be a pile of stripped-down corpses. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Thursday November 08, 2012 - 14:30 by Elric
Kourosh Ziabari interviews Muhammad Hussam, a 24-year-old university student living in Aleppo ,( he preferred not to disclose his full name because of the death threats he and his family received from the terrorists,) he explains how the Free Syrian Army mercilessly kills supporters of President Assad and even has set up a website in which it publishes the photos and personal information of its potential targets. ... read full story / add a comment

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