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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

offsite link The forthcoming inevitable battle for Middle-East Peace Wed May 05, 2021 20:04 | amarynth
by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog The alleged stray ground-to-air Syrian missile that landed near the nuclear reactor in Dimona Israel carried many messages; both overt and covert. And,

offsite link The Feminization of Western Men Wed May 05, 2021 09:48 | amarynth
By Paul Craig Roberts and posted with permission In a remarkable interview published on Russia Insider in March 2019, RT?s Anissa Naouai interviewed Danish journalist Iben Thranholm about the disappearance

offsite link Financialization and its Discontents Tue May 04, 2021 19:21 | amarynth
By Francis Lee for the Saker Blog THE NONAGE The term financialization is generally used as a reference to that part of the economy indicated by the acronym FIRE (Finance,

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

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Lockdown Skeptics

Lockdown Sceptics

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offsite link Why has the NHS COVID-19 app not been withdrawn? Wed Apr 28, 2021 16:46 | Toby Young
If the NHS app is going to be used as the vaccine passport app, is the NHS Test and Trace app going to be withdrawn, as Matt Hancock promised Harriet Harman?
The post Why has the NHS COVID-19 app not been withdrawn? appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link The EU?s Vaccine Passport Scheme Could Destroy Peace in Northern Ireland Wed Apr 28, 2021 16:36 | Toby Young
The European Parliament is about to waive through the EU-wide roll-out of vaccine passports. Ciarán McCollum, a Northern Irish barrister, is concerned that this scheme will destroy the fragile peace in Northern Ireland.
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offsite link Number of Covid Hospital Patients in England Falls to Seven-Month Low Wed Apr 28, 2021 15:59 | Michael Curzon
The number of people in English hospitals with Covid has fallen to the lowest level since last September, according to the latest NHS figures. The total is down by 96% from the peak in January.
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offsite link Almost 70% Of English Adults Have Covid Antibodies Wed Apr 28, 2021 13:29 | Michael Curzon
New data from the ONS shows that across the U.K, more than half of adults are likely to have Covid antibodies. The figure is highest in England, where 68.3% were likely to have tested positive for antibodies.
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offsite link The Growing Plague of Mandatory Testing in UK Workplaces Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:59 | Will Jones
A Lockdown Sceptics reader writes to tell us about the depressing new "normal" in his workplace. Colleagues were sent home halfway through the day if they hadn't had a test, even if they'd recently recovered from Covid.
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international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Thursday May 06, 2021 09:56 by steven
In january, the french police annonced 121 mobile phone masts had been sabotaged in only one year in France. At the time of this article, in the end of march 2021, a new communication on France Info radio, annonced the number had rose to 173. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 05, 2021 21:57 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
Born in controversy but then ignored in its youth, the film Salt of the Earth has matured beautifully into a classic film in the neorealist style. Set in Zinc Town, New Mexico, a mining community with a majority of Mexican-Americans strike for working conditions equal to those of the white, or “Anglo” miners. The town and the mine is run by Delaware Zinc Inc. who refuse to negotiate with the workers and the strike goes on for months. The story focuses on Ramon Quintero (Juan Chacón) and his wife Esperanza Quintero (Rosaura Revueltas) who is pregnant with their third child. Ramon is arrested by police and beaten in prison at the same time his wife gives birth to their new baby. read full story / add a comment
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international / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 05, 2021 00:19 by 1 of indy   image 5 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 / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday May 04, 2021 14:21 by ipsc   image 1 image
Both An Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland are engaged in an EU research project called ROXANNE, working in collaboration with the notorious Israeli Ministry of Public Security. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 04, 2021 01:08 by Gary Jordan
The Terrorizing of the Irish public by the FG/FF/GP Cartel read full story / add a comment
Garda break entry into bedroom of Pat Sweeney to inform him they are abducting his kids.
national / crime and justice / news report Monday May 03, 2021 21:12 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - wednesday may 05, 2021 22:03)   image 1 image
On Saturday night at 3:30am the man, Pat Sweeney, who filmed Garda breaking up a mass in a church in Athlone just one week ago, was woken by Garda at the end of his bed to find they were taking him to Longford Garda station there and then because they were "concerned" about his health. It turns out they were using powers under the Mental Health Act to imply he was not well and that his kids were somehow at risk. In the video / audio of the event, you can hear the Garda say in response to his question -"where are my kids" -that they are being taken into care by TUSLA who have farmed them out to someone else.

This is a new low for the government and represents a scandalous abuse of power to target a man who happened to expose their evil and criminal ways the previous week. Thankfully the video of this event has gone viral but not anywhere on mainstream media.
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national / environment / press release Wednesday April 28, 2021 21:35 by foie
High Court quashes last 8 of Bord na Mona’s ‘ghost’ planning applications
Lack of public consultation leads to quashing of 10 An Bord Pleanala consents

The High Court has quashed decisions of An Bord Pleanala to grant leave to apply for substitute consent, in respect of a number of peat extraction and quarry applications. The two-step, ‘substitute consent’ system, by which developers had to make ‘threshold’ applications to regularise previous unauthorised activities before applying for planning permission, was found not to comply with the EIA Directive by the Supreme Court in July 2020 in cases brought by An Taisce, the National Trust, and Peter Sweetman in relation to a quarry in County Kildare. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 27, 2021 20:15 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
*This article contains spoilers*
A well-meaning New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato, finds himself in a frightening situation when he discovers that his son, Adam, was in a hit and run accident with a son of the local mafia boss, Jimmy Baxter. Adam had been visiting the site of his mother’s death when approached by local guys. He drives off at speed only to drop his inhaler on the car floor during an asthma attack. As he struggles to drive the car and pick up the inhaler at the same time his car is in a collision with Jimmy Baxter’s son’s first spin on his motorbike. Rocco Baxter, the son, chokes to death on his own blood at the side of the road as Adam panics and drives off. When Michael realises who the dead boy was he tries to protect his son by arranging with Adam to cover up what happened. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday April 25, 2021 20:51 by Gary Jordan   text 1 comment (last - monday april 26, 2021 09:44)   image 5 images
The Fascists Are Complicit In Their Own Enslavement read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion/analysis Friday April 23, 2021 22:43 by Gary Jordan
The climate change movement remain tight-lipped when it suits them. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Friday April 23, 2021 19:43 by Zachary Conti
The United Nations convened on COVID response and development needs for vulnerable, small island and landlocked countries. The President of the Economic and Social Council, Pakistan Ambassador Munir Akram organized the high-level event to focus on countries struggling with specific disadvantages from the crisis. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday April 23, 2021 00:03 by tracey   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 04, 2021 23:48)   image 2 images   video 2 video files   2 attached files
Update on the Digital Green Certificate Regulation (Vaccine Passport) and the next vote to make the regulation law and also link to new template letter to lobby MEP's included in the description box to the video. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Thursday April 22, 2021 22:35 by Zachary Conti
Financial decisions play a critical role in solving climate change, advocated Treasury Secretary Yellen during a US-hosted climate summit. More than 40 world leaders are attending the two-day virtual gathering convened by President Biden. Biden announced a new US target to halve fossil fuel emissions by 2030 and eliminate them by 2050. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Monday April 19, 2021 15:34 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
AK-47: Kalashnikov (2020) is a biographical film about Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (1919–2013), the inventor and designer of the AK-47 automatic rifle. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday April 18, 2021 12:59 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
Are you expecting a baby or did you give birth in Ireland during Covid?

This special episode of The Healthy Debate is a must watch.On this week’s show we’ll be talking about pregnancy and child birth during lockdown.

What problems have Covid regulations brought for expectant mothers? What is the experience of giving birth during lockdown?

We’ll also be discussing whether getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy causes any risks to the unborn child. read full story / add a comment
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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
Did we ever think this could happen in Ireland ?
national / history and heritage / feature Thursday April 15, 2021 22:58 by T   text 4 comments (last - sunday may 02, 2021 23:25)   image 19 images   video 5 video files   audio 1 audio file

There is no doubt about it that religion and spirituality are under attack and the pressure has been massively increased on the back of the Covid Scamdemic.

The level of suppression and repression now in force against the church has not been seen here for centuries. The irony is that the church hierarchy are largely going along with it. The attack on spirituality is a bit harder to discern but it is there and part of the wider trend. Overall what appears to be going on is the corporate takeover of society and that is the new religion and it is intolerant of any other belief systems. This is a characteristic of all totalitarian systems. They want you to transfer any beliefs you have to them. During the worst periods of the USSR we saw churches burned or closed down and all religious practice suppressed. Similar things happened during the Chinese cultural revolution. What it represents is a demand to turn towards the reigning power and an insistence that this is the only belief system. What the socialist revolution was promising was salvation through socialist organisation of society and by directing the productive forces to the benefit of all peoples, in effect creating heaven on Earth. It didn't quite turn out that way for various reasons. Now the corporate regime is trying the same without the promises.

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international / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday April 13, 2021 11:27 by NHS Doctor
This letter from a consultant in the NHS appeared in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in the rapid response section of BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n810 (Published 29 March 2021) explaining how staff in the NHS who have received the Covid vaccine are getting sick and some of them very seriously too. The BMJ has already removed the article but it is reproduced here.

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