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offsite link Woke insanity: why is there so little pushback?! Fri May 14, 2021 01:51 | The Saker
[this column was written for the Unz Review] The Biden Administration has gone out of its way to show itself as absolutely ?woke-compatible? and even as a champion of ?wokeness?

offsite link Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and UN Secretary-General Guterres: press conference in Moscow Wed May 12, 2021 23:13 | amarynth
Please forward the video to time marker 1:06 This is an important press conference as Mr Guterres completely supported the concepts of International Law (instead of some rules based international

offsite link Roger Waters just tweeted a video of an Irish MP speaking the truth to an Israeli ambassador Wed May 12, 2021 22:13 | The Saker
One of many reasons I love Ireland and its people. Love R. PS I bet the Israeli Ambassador?s answer was a hoot. So I do. pic.twitter.com/YFXjUsofD4 ? Roger Waters (@rogerwaters)

offsite link Insider view: the tragedy of the US Deep State Wed May 12, 2021 18:32 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar with cross-postings Henry Kissinger, 97, Henry the K. for those he keeps close, is either a Delphic oracle-style strategic thinker or a certified war criminal for those

offsite link Pictures of a Ukrainian Dream Tue May 11, 2021 18:19 | amarynth
Pepe Escobar for The Saker Blog Picture yourself about to meet a girl with kaleidoscope eyes? No. Sorry. Actually picture merry lines of code in the R programming language ?

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Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

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

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

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Lockdown Skeptics

Lockdown Sceptics

Stay Sceptical. Control the Hysteria. Save Lives.

offsite link 27% Of Adults in the E.U. Unlikely to Accept a Covid Vaccine, According to a New Survey Thu May 13, 2021 16:12 | Michael Curzon
More than a quarter of adults in the E.U. are either "very unlikely" or "rather unlikely" to accept a Covid vaccine, according to a new survey. Lack of trust in the safety of the vaccine is the main reason for hesitancy.
The post 27% Of Adults in the E.U. Unlikely to Accept a Covid Vaccine, According to a New Survey appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Boris Confirms ?Nothing? is Ruled Out in Responding to Indian Variant. How Worried Should We Be? Thu May 13, 2021 13:22 | Will Jones
Boris Johnson confirmed today that "nothing" is ruled out in responding to the Indian variant including new lockdowns. But does the data show that the variant is anything for us to worry about?
The post Boris Confirms “Nothing” is Ruled Out in Responding to Indian Variant. How Worried Should We Be? appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link ?Externality Argument? for Lockdown Isn?t as Strong As It Seems, Argue Economists Thu May 13, 2021 11:43 | Noah Carl
The ?externality argument? for lockdown says that government should restrict our freedoms to prevent us from harming others. In a recent paper, two economists explain why this argument isn't as strong as it seems.
The post ?Externality Argument? for Lockdown Isn’t as Strong As It Seems, Argue Economists appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Almost Five Million People Waiting to Start NHS Hospital Treatment in England Alone Thu May 13, 2021 10:47 | Michael Curzon
The number of people waiting to start hospital treatment has risen to 4.95 million in England alone, according to the latest NHS figures.
The post Almost Five Million People Waiting to Start NHS Hospital Treatment in England Alone appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Some Funeral Venues Still Imposing 30-Person Limits on Services After May 17th Thu May 13, 2021 10:21 | Michael Curzon
The 30-person limit on the number of mourners who can attend funerals is set to end in England on May 17th, but some venues are still imposing this restriction beyond the next step of the "roadmap" out of lockdown.
The post Some Funeral Venues Still Imposing 30-Person Limits on Services After May 17th appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

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international / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 05, 2021 - 00:19 by 1 of indy   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 13, 2021 - 14:39)   image 7 images   video 1 video file

It is quite amazing just as Europe is beginning to ease lookdowns due to rising public impatience that a new scare comes along at just the right time for the governments trying to impose these pointless lockdowns for which there are over 37 peer reviewed scientific papers proving they do not work.

For the past few weeks, the 24x7 constant fear and propaganda has switched its focus to India to give us the impression that half country is dying. So Lets break down the figures and put things in context.

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national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday April 18, 2021 - 12:47 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
This took place last month (Mar 9th) but will be of wide interest In this episode of the #TheHealthyDebate, we will be chatting about the post-pandemic economy and asking our guests what effect a year of rolling lockdowns will have on our lives over the coming years.

Our guests tonight are financial adviser and media personality, Eddie Hobbs, and financial market analyst Mark O’Byrne. We will also be joined at the end of the show by Diarmaid O’Cadhla, organiser of the recent ‘Rally for Truth’ event in Cork City. ... read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Monday March 08, 2021 - 22:50 by Irish Inquiry   video 1 video file
While most people in Ireland – fortunately – have no personal experience of COVID 19, virtually every family in the country is affected by the shut-down of schools. Children are missing out on their education and social life, while parents struggle to combine home schooling with working from the bedroom. If they have to go to work – like nurses, gardai, and shop assistants – they can’t call on grandparents to help with baby sitting. In tonight’s programme, we discuss the stark reality of the schools shut-down with a teacher and student from a northside Dublin school and with Chris Brett, a health benefit analyst who’s campaigning for the re-opening of schools in England. ... read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 10, 2021 - 23:13 by Irish Inquiry   video 2 video files
The Healthy Debate brought to you by Irish Inquiry and Health Freedom Ireland have continued to hold their weekly Tuesday night show and as a catch exercise, we bring you two episodes 8 and 10 covering

Episode 8: - Covid Talking Points of 2020
Episode 10: - How Small Traders & Markets have been impacted over the past year ... read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 22, 2020 - 22:36 by Irish Inquiry   video 2 video files
The fourth episode of the Healthy Debate on the Lay of the Law aired a few weeks back on Dec 1st and the fifth episode on Dec 8th

This show looks at one of the most fundamental aspects of life, our human and civil rights. We are joined by barrister and junior council, Martin Byrne, and civil rights lawyer, Sabrina Sullivan, to talk about the recently renewed Health Act, and what this means for us.

How does the recently renewed Health Act impact our human and civil rights?

In Episode 5 Dr. Walter Weber, Specialist in Internal Medicine from Germany, discussing his views on PCR testing with Prof. Bill Tormey, the Editor-in-Chief of The Irish Medical Journal. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 23:15 by hfi   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Tonight (Tues 17th Nov) on #TheHealthyDebate our presenter Lindie Naughton will be joined by neuro-linguistic programming Master Coach and Trainer, Sara Haboubi, to talk about how specific words and phrases have shaped the Covid-19 narrative. Dr Pat Morrissey, GP, will join from Limerick to talk through how Covid-19 has affected his patients and Dr Kevin Corbett, PhD. will dial in from the UK to discuss the known failings of PCR testing and its use as a diagnostic tool. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 23:01 by hfi   image 1 image   video 1 video file

TheIrishInquiry @IrishInquiry Tuesday evening LIVE at 9pm - the first episode of The Healthy Debate with @HealthFreedomIE


!In the sea of misinformation, we need courage, we need the truth, we need #TheHealthyDebate. Tomorrow we talk about the role of the media in reporting the #COVID19 situation in #Ireland

If you missed the show don’t fret. We have the replays available:

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national / public consultation / irish social forum / feature Saturday August 11, 2018 - 23:39 by pbp   text 1 comment (last - monday october 01, 2018 - 22:39)   image 1 image
The National Transport Agency (NTA) wants to redesign all Dublin Bus routes. They promise a faster, more efficient bus service with more buses and better frequency for Dubliners. They also promise a more environmentally friendly transport system for the capital. If this was delivered it would mark a major step forward for life in the city. But the reality is not that simple. The plan hinges on 16 new radial bus corridors on the busiest routes – primarily linking outer suburbs with the city centre. At a future (non-defined) date, they also promise orbital routes to link the outer parts of the city together. ... read full story / add a comment
Source: Office of National Statistics and authors? calculations.
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday May 27, 2018 - 21:44 by 1 of indy   image 5 images
This is story is being reposted as it is considered to be of noteworthy interest to the issue of Brexit since it will probably have a significant impact on Ireland

Remainers claim that Brexit will be an economic apocalypse. But it provides the opportunity for a radical break with neoliberalism.

Nothing better reflects the muddled thinking of the mainstream European left than its stance on Brexit. Each week seems to produce a new chapter for the Brexit scare story: withdrawing from the EU will be an economic disaster for the UK; tens of thousands of jobs will be lost; human rights will be eviscerated; the principles of fair trials, free speech, and decent labour standards will all be compromised. In short, Brexit will transform Britain into a dystopia, a failed state ? or worse, an international pariah ? cut off from the civilized world. Against this backdrop it?s easy to see why Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is often criticized for his unwillingness to adopt a pro-Remain agenda. ... read full story / add a comment
tipperary / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Sunday September 07, 2014 - 22:27 by p2p
The conference in Cloughjordan Ecovillage Tipperary on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th Sept has a number of talks & discussions throughout which are either free or a donation is requested. The Friday talk is: The Commons And Community

A talk and public interview with Michel Bauwens, Belgian integral philosopher and Peer-to-Peer theorist, moderated by Professor Peadar Kirby, resident of Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

€5 suggested donation (pay on the door) ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Wednesday September 03, 2014 - 23:01 by p2p
As part of the week of convergence on Open Everything and A Collaborative Economy brought to you by the P2P Foundation, WeCreate and Cultivate there are a series of talks and these are taking place in Dublin, Limerick and in Cloughjordan ecovillage in Co. Tipperary

How can a commons-based collaborate economy strengthen the resilience of our communities?

An exploration of commons based peer production and design with Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation. Participants will gain practical experience of open hardware projects including Wiki House. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Wednesday September 03, 2014 - 22:47 by p2p   image 1 image
As part of the week of convergence on Open Everything and A Collaborative Economy brought to you by the P2P Foundation, WeCreate and Cultivate there are a series of talks and these are taking place in Dublin, Limerick and in Cloughjordan ecovillage in Co. Tipperary

How can a commons-based collaborate economy strengthen the resilience of our communities?

Building on the FLOK Experience

A team of global peer researchers, lead by Michel Bauwens, founder and director of the P2P Foundation gathered in Ecuador this year to develop a societal transition model from patent and IP process toward a society based on the Open Source model of Free/Libre Open Knowledge (free as in freedom, not as in ‘beer’).

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international / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday February 10, 2013 - 09:37 by BrianClarke   text 2 comments (last - tuesday february 12, 2013 - 00:29)   image 8 images   video 1 video file
Unions, which organized the rallies, claimed more than 100,000 people attended, with 60,000 marching in Dublin. Demonstrators also protested in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Sligo and Waterford.

"It would be fatal for people to believe this issue is now resolved and we can all move on," David Begg a supposed Union leader said. "At the onset of the crisis Ireland had one of the lowest debt to GDP ratios in Europe. The difference between then and now is due entirely to Ireland socializing bank debt at the behest of the ECB, to save the European banking system."

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Gilmore 'Credibility'
international / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Friday October 12, 2012 - 17:31 by BrianClarkeNUJ   text 2 comments (last - friday october 12, 2012 - 18:19)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today, that parties of the centre left in Europe needed to prove that they had “credible answers” for the economic crisis.

Addressing a conference of European social democrat politicians on "Progressive Governance", the Leader of Labour in the Coalition Government said the European mood has shifted towards the centre left, “But we have to build now, on that success.”
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 14:11 by Declan Cullen   text 2 comments (last - tuesday january 17, 2012 - 22:43)
Could someone please tell me who the present government serves? They have attacked people on social welfare, on low pay, the middle class, small businesses, the blind, the old and their pensions and carers, the disabled, children with special needs.................... ... read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / other press Tuesday August 30, 2011 - 02:16 by Ruaidhrí O' Conghaile   text 2 comments (last - wednesday september 12, 2012 - 21:25)   video 1 video file
In the current economic climate, the issue of drug policy is all too easily swept under the carpet by our politicians, who instead prefer to focus on budgetary cuts as a means of addressing our massive fiscal deficit. What our politicians apparently fail to recognize however, is the economic idiocy of continuing to pour hundreds of millions of euros of taxpayers money into a failed drug policy. ... read full story / add a comment
international / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday August 07, 2011 - 19:07 by Paddy Hackett

Throwing more debt, in the short or long run, at the problem will not solve the problem. At most it merely alleviates or postpones the problem. This is precisely because the source of the problem does not lie within the process of circulation (i.e. money and credit spheres). It is contained within the production process­­­.

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international / public consultation / irish social forum / other press Wednesday June 08, 2011 - 21:21 by Speranza   text 26 comments (last - monday june 13, 2011 - 14:57)   image 1 image
Climate scientists lives are at risk. Why? Because they have produced evidence which shows the erxtent of Global Warming and the damage done to the environment. The deniers don't like this and neither do the big mining and oil companies. They go crazy at the idea of paying a carbon tax. These companies have deep pockets and it wouldn't be surprising if they slipped a few dollars to the nuttier deniers to threaten scientists and perhaps go further.

Most deniers are harmless folk, they rarely leave their computers and wouldn't have the nerve to counter protest at an environmental demo. But there is always the mad few, looks as if they may be at work in Autralia.

A number of Australia's leading climate scientists have been moved into safer accommodation after receiving death threats, in a further escalation of the country's increasingly febrile carbon price debate. The revelation of the death threats follows a week of bitter exchanges between the government and the opposition in the wake of a pro-carbon price TV advert featuring actor Cate Blanchet. Being a denier of GLOBAL warming and supporting the destruction of the Environment is easy. ... read full story / add a comment

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