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offsite link The Russians Have Either Biden or Zelens... Sat Jan 29, 2022 07:30 | Marko Marjanović

offsite link Nuland Wants China to Talk Russia Out of... Fri Jan 28, 2022 16:13 | Gabriel Crossley

offsite link Ukrainians Add Croatian President to The... Fri Jan 28, 2022 13:48 | Anti-Empire

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offsite link Snipping away the tangled web of hype on the threat to submarine cables Fri Jan 28, 2022 23:00 | amarynth
By Nat South for the Saker Blog ?The hype that some dastardly Russian special operation could sever a number of critical underwater telecommunications cables in one go, is plain scaremongering?. 

offsite link Panic and chaos is clearly setting in as the West fears peace above all else Fri Jan 28, 2022 21:22 | The Saker
Fun headlines for CNN: US and Ukraine at odds over threat of Russian invasion US and UK embassy withdrawals were a “mistake,” says Ukrainian president What??  Is that really CNN?

offsite link Thinking about the Future Fri Jan 28, 2022 20:58 | amarynth
By Walt Garlington for the Saker Blog Whatever the outcome with the latest wars and rumors of wars, folks interested in creating a brighter future, wherever they are in the

offsite link Andrei Martyanov?s commentary on the US response to Russia Thu Jan 27, 2022 22:50 | The Saker
Please visit Andrei?s website: https://smoothiex12.blogspo... and support him here: https://www.patreon.com/beP...

offsite link Le Monde?s circus invite: ?France is a leftist country which votes right? Thu Jan 27, 2022 22:06 | amarynth
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog In less than three months France will have a presidential vote, and I haven?t written much about it because I?ve been too occupied

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offsite link US Senate hearing of doctors who heal Covid patients Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:18 | en

offsite link Mukhtar Ablyazov organized Kazakh riots from Paris Fri Jan 28, 2022 07:43 | en

offsite link 55 Democrats urge president Biden to choose more dovish nuke policy Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:20 | en

offsite link Jens Stoltenberg Press Conference, by Jens Stoltenberg Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:05 | en

offsite link Fanaticisms at the service of the United States, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:00 | en

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national / crime and justice Saturday February 15, 2014 02:20 by fred
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Garda Ombudsman, under fire
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It was suspected that offices of the GSOC (garda siochana ombudsman commission) were being bugged. Shrouded in secrecy, they brought in specialists from the UK under advice from their equivalent body in the UK, the IPCC. These specialists did a high tech sweep of their offices under cover of darkness and a report was created which suggests that it was extremely likely that highly sophisticated bugging of the office had occurred. Government and high ranking gardai have closed ranks and are trying to spin this as a problem with GSOC instead of addressing the strong possibility that GSOC was bugged and who would want to do that and have access to do so except the gardai themselves. If true this is a grave issue. It is believed in some circles that this bugging may be related to investigations by GSOC into the case of large scale heroin importer Boylan who it is alleged has been working with gardai and has "magically" evaded conviction in the face of overwhelming evidence of trafficking huge amounts of drugs. This affair may go right to the top and has the potential to sink this government

national / anti-war / imperialism Thursday January 23, 2014 00:14 by Justin Morahan

Magaretta D'Arcy, a 79 year old peace activist who is also undergoing cancer treatment was arrested at home in Galway but NOT for bankrupting the country and saddling it with billions of debt, NOT for corruption and other white collar crime, but for the crime of having a conscience and actually caring about her fellow human beings. That's correct. In this country you can destroy it in all sorts of ways and you will be fine as no banker, politician, developer, bond holder or other types of people who have been involved in economically destroying this country, and causing widespread austerity, hardship and misery which in itself has led to many suicides and so forth. None of these people have come before the courts or been jailed. However for the really serious crimes of still having your humanity at 79 and doing something about it instead of shutting up and doing nothing, for these crimes, the state will bring the full force of the law against you and will always find some narrow argument to shut out the wider context of your action, to convict you and get you quickly behind bar. In that way the state quickly ensures that this dangerous contagion doesn't spread and it serves as a lesson to all as to what might happen to them.

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Magaretta D'Arcy, a 79 year old peace activist who is also undergoing cancer treatment was arrested at home in Galway.

national / environment Thursday November 14, 2013 22:47 by Fracking watch
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Licensed fracking areas in Leitrim, Cavan & Fermanagh

The Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring an invite only fracking workshop in London this Friday 15th Nov 2013 as part of its long term plan to introduce fracking in Ireland. It has already commissioned research to help 'determine best practice guidelines to regulate the shale gas industry in Ireland' (all their own words). There is no hint here fracking will NOT be allowed whatever the findings. This same body though is immune from prosecution under Irish law (See Box 1 below) making a mockery of it's regulatory role.

national / worker & community struggles and protests Saturday October 19, 2013 14:07 by T
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The future is not good for pensions and the further away you are from retirement the bleaker is the prospect that you will get anything like you have paid in. A number of factors have come into play to cause major trouble and nearly all of these affect the underlying basic fundamentals required for a pension system to work and along with the continual counter coup to remove the social gains of the past century by the financial elite, the prospects remain grim.

national / rights, freedoms and repression Friday September 20, 2013 16:14 by nmn
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A worrying undermining of our democracy??

The coming referendum on the abolishment of Seanad Éireann would, if passed, remove the existing constitutional right of the President to refer proposed Bills to the people for a referendum. It would pass the initial responsibility of passing Bills into law onto the Dáil alone - a dangerous development, particularly where any ruling party might hold an overall majority.

A vote to abolish the Seanad would in fact pass most law making decisions that impact upon the people to the Dáil alone, passing such responsibility to a single parliamentary body, thus removing existing safeguards meant to protect against the introduction of unconstitutional or politically or otherwise motivationally biased law.

Abolition of the Seanad would mean that a single body, the Dáil, will be responsible for passing any new laws through parliament, which must then be signed into law by the President.

However, the existing constitutional right of the President to refer any Bill to the people for referendum will be removed from the Constitution.



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