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offsite link Big, huge changes, in the near future (a tentative list) Sun Sep 26, 2021 22:49 | The Saker
by Andrei for the Saker blog Note: I will be terminating the fund drive today, and I want to thank ALL those who donated, be it prayers, words of support

offsite link Who Really Runs the Middle East? Sat Sep 25, 2021 22:36 | amarynth
By Cynthia Chung for the Saker Blog Afghanistan is on many people?s minds lately, though the sentiment is rather mixed. Some think of it as a cause for celebration, others

offsite link Russian Federation ? Minister of Foreign Affairs Addresses United Nations General Debate Sat Sep 25, 2021 22:25 | amarynth
English #UN Charter is our rules.   Russian

offsite link Eurasian consolidation ends the US unipolar moment ? Part 2 of 2 Fri Sep 24, 2021 18:32 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times Part 1 is here The 20th anniversary summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, enshrined

offsite link Political Declaration adopted during the first ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends in Defens... Fri Sep 24, 2021 17:49 | amarynth
https://www.mid.ru/en/forei... 1. We, representatives of Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, the Democratic People?s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, the Lao People?s Democratic Republic, Nicaragua, the State

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The Daily Sceptic

offsite link How Can a Book About Science Denialism Ignore the Most Pervasive Forms of Science Denialism? Sun Sep 26, 2021 14:58 | Toby Young
We're introducing a new section to the Daily Sceptic today: Reviews. We're also publishing our first ever book review in which Dr. Bo Winegard writes about How to Talk to a Science Denier by Lee McIntyre. It's a stinker!
The post How Can a Book About Science Denialism Ignore the Most Pervasive Forms of Science Denialism? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Lancet?s Panel Investigating Covid Origins Disbanded Because of Ties to Peter Daszak Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:45 | Michael Curzon
A panel of scientists affiliated to the Lancet which has been investigating the origins of Covid has been disbanded because of its ties to Peter Daszak, the President of EcoHealth Alliance.
The post Lancet?s Panel Investigating Covid Origins Disbanded Because of Ties to Peter Daszak appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Does COVID-19 Have a Hidden Helper That Sometimes Makes it Deadly? Sun Sep 26, 2021 07:00 | Will Jones
The Spanish flu and Swine flu are both made much worse when a particular bacterium is present at the same time. Could Covid behave similarly?
The post Does COVID-19 Have a Hidden Helper That Sometimes Makes it Deadly? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Sun Sep 26, 2021 00:01 | Michael Curzon
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link Dutch Protest Against Vaccine Passports Sat Sep 25, 2021 22:12 | Michael Curzon
People have gathered in The Hague, Netherlands, to protest against the "medical apartheid" barring those who haven't been vaccinated or tested for Covid from bars, restaurants and theatres.
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Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Photographers can fool the best experts Sat Sep 25, 2021 06:14 | en

offsite link Joe Biden might call off war against North Korea Fri Sep 24, 2021 20:36 | en

offsite link General boycott of Covid-19 Global Summit Fri Sep 24, 2021 20:11 | en

offsite link Ahmad Massoud has fled Afghanistan Fri Sep 24, 2021 08:00 | en

offsite link Another stab at the "two-state solution" Fri Sep 24, 2021 07:46 | en

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international / politics / elections / opinion/analysis Thursday May 13, 2021 18:37 by Gary Jordan
The connections of Nadhim Zahawi prove he is not the best fit for an operation related to public health. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday May 13, 2021 13:42 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
Please Help to Save Ireland’s Small Businesses – and our Society!

GET MOVING GUYS – complete the template with your details, and at least TRY to save Ireland. They’ll be locking you down next winter, and closing schools for the next Flu D’Etat – mark my words ??
Fight now – or be made fools of…think of your children, if not yourself read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Wednesday May 12, 2021 21:14 by foie
Ireland's position on bee mortality permitted by pesticides questioned.

Failure to give Ireland’s EU position on pesticides a ‘democratic deficit’.

Six environmental groups have written an ‘Open Letter’ to four Ministers seeking Ireland’s position on the limits of mortalities permitted through the use of pesticides.

The groups are seeking Ireland's position on pesticides in last March’s meeting of the EU’s Standing Committee on Plant, Animal, Food and Feed and what position the State plans to take at the forthcoming meeting in June.

According to the letter to Ministers Ryan, Hackett, Heydon, and McConalogue, a majority of the Member States now favour at least doubling the 5% permitted threshold of mortalities after pesticide treatments (which can be repeated through the growing season) with some member states proposing to allow as much as 25% of a colony to be destroyed under the revised ‘Bee Guidance Document’. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Tuesday May 11, 2021 17:01 by Zachary Conti
On Monday, the International Monetary Fund approved a plan to pay for Sudan's debt owed to the financial institution. Using grants and internal resources, IMF leadership agreed to clear $1.3 billion in missed debt payments or arrears.
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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   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 / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday May 04, 2021 14:21 by ipsc   text 1 comment (last - friday may 28, 2021 12:50)   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
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