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offsite link Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Fri May 07, 2021 21:57 | amarynth
Remarks at the meeting of the UN Security Council, ?Maintenance of international peace and security: Upholding multilateralism and the United Nations-centred international system,? held via videoconference, Moscow, May 7, 2021

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/05/07 ? Open Thread Fri May 07, 2021 19:00 | Herb Swanson
2021/05/07 18:00:02Welcome 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 On Red Lines and Core Interests Fri May 07, 2021 17:11 | amarynth
Note: I regularly post columns by guest authors with whom I do not agree.  This is also the case today.  First, I believe that Paul Schmutz Shaller has mistakenly attributed

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

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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 The Maddening Mystery of Imperial?s Invulnerable Reputation Despite its Dire Record of Failed Model ... Fri May 07, 2021 23:38 | Will Jones
Imperial College's modelling has been consistently poor at predicting the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet for some reason Neil Ferguson and the ICL team remain respected authorities on epidemic modelling.
The post The Maddening Mystery of Imperial’s Invulnerable Reputation Despite its Dire Record of Failed Model Predictions appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Vaccine Booking System Hasn?t Allowed Pregnant Women to Book the Specific Vaccines Recommended to Th... Fri May 07, 2021 22:20 | Michael Curzon
The NHS?s vaccine booking site hasn't just failed to keep people?s vaccine status private but has also failed to allow pregnant women to book the vaccines they have been advised ? by the NHS ? to receive.
The post Vaccine Booking System Hasn’t Allowed Pregnant Women to Book the Specific Vaccines Recommended to Them by the JCVI and the NHS appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Vaccine Booking Site is National Disgrace Fri May 07, 2021 19:45 | Toby Young
We've published a guest post on Lockdown Sceptics by our technology correspondent. He's unimpressed by the NHS's vaccine booking site, where you can find out anyone's vaccine status if you know a few details about them.
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offsite link ?Cautious? Resumption of International Travel as Only 12 Countries Are Added to ?Green List? Fri May 07, 2021 17:59 | Michael Curzon
The Government has announced a "cautious" resumption of international travel for people in England from May 17th, with only 12 countries added to the quarantine-free "green list". The list will be reviewed every 3 weeks.
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offsite link Bolsonaro Refuses to Lockdown; Cases in Brazil Decline Anyway Fri May 07, 2021 16:21 | Toby Young
We're publishing a third postcard from our Brazilian correspondent today in which he explains that infections are declining across Brazil in spite of President Bolsonaro's stubborn refusal to lockdown.
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clare / politics / elections / press release Thursday May 30, 2019 23:43 by ShannonWatch
To coincide with US President Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland, protests will be held at Shannon Airport starting at 3pm on June 5th. The US President is expected to land at Shannon that day, to fly out and back again on June 6th, and to leave on June 7th. A Peace Camp will be set up outside the airport for the duration of his visit, including overnight on the 5th and 6th June, and people are invited to spend whatever time they can there in order to maintain an ongoing protest against his presence in Ireland.
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clare / crime and justice / news report Wednesday March 20, 2019 16:42 by Mary Kelly
Yesterday, a local court ruled that the German Government must do more to ensure its territory is not used by the US to carry out unlawful drone strikes in Yemen. read full story / add a comment
This was just one of the US military planes at Shannon today
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday March 07, 2019 17:18 by sw   text 1 comment (last - friday march 08, 2019 23:45)   image 5 images
A group of women known as the Raging Grannies will hold a Day of Mourning at Shannon Airport on March 8th, International Women's Day, starting at 11am. In doing so they will draw attention to the fact that the airport has been complicit in deaths all across the Middle East, with US troops passing through practically every day of the week. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Friday January 12, 2018 12:04 by pavel
Anti-war meeting at the Shannon Airport. read full story / add a comment
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday November 08, 2017 21:24 by anon   image 1 image
US Army out of Shannon - Vigil

Monday 13th Nov 5:30 - 6:30pm
Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Iveagh House, 80 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

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clare / environment / event notice Friday March 04, 2016 16:01 by Irish Seed Savers   image 2 images
Every year at Seed Savers we always acknowledge the coming season by hosting our Seed Share day. This is a big event for us and everyone is invited, if you have any spare seeds bring them along too for everyone to share. It doesn’t matter what types of seeds they are, you may arrive with some spare lettuce seed but end up going home with some rare Emerald Apple Tomato seeds from Russia. read full story / add a comment
clare / economics and finance / news report Thursday February 11, 2016 22:52 by No to TTIP
Victory Clare County Council voted to reject the TTIP( Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) on Mon 8 feb.
It’s official – Clare is now Ireland’s first TTIP Free Zone!

Monday night was a milestone moment in our fight to stop the toxic deal TTIP. Following a campaign led by Uplift members, Clare County Council passed a motion to declare the county a TTIP Free Zone. read full story / add a comment
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday October 02, 2014 23:37 by shannonwatch   text 2 comments (last - thursday october 09, 2014 20:40)   image 2 images
Shannonwatch are inviting groups and individuals from around Ireland to join them in organising a series of peace events at Shannon Airport on the weekend of October 11th and 12th. The main event of the weekend will be a public demonstration on Sunday 12th at 2pm, calling for an end to the US military use of the airport.

The event is being co-organised and supported by a large number of groups including Shannonwatch, Galway Alliance Against War, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM), Afri, and the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Bus transport is being arranged from Dublin on Sunday 12th and as a result a large turnout is expected (contact details for the bus are given below). read full story / add a comment
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clare / environment / event notice Wednesday September 17, 2014 22:03 by Friends of Irish Environment   image 1 image
To celebrate the international day of action on climate change on Sunday September 21st you can join the family friendly event in Clare.

On Sunday, September 21st, just days before a landmark climate summit at the UN, Avaaz members around the world are taking part in a People's Climate March. World leaders don’t believe enough of us care about climate change, that’s why they’re still not yet rising to the challenge of saving our planet. But on September 21, we have an unprecedented chance to prove them wrong, with the largest climate mobilisation in history. We're joining with the Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers who are organising a cleanup on the day. Together we'll make a local difference and add our voices to the global call for sane political responses to climate change.
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday September 11, 2014 23:24 by shannonwatch   image 1 image
Shannonwatch are calling on peace and anti-war groups as well as other organisations and individuals around the country to join together in a mass protest at Shannon on Sunday 12th October. Thirteen shameful years of support for global warfare is more than enough. We want our integrity and our neutrality back. read full story / add a comment
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday February 05, 2014 23:17 by shannon-watch   text 4 comments (last - thursday february 20, 2014 23:04)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
A large peace demonstration will take place in Shannon on Sunday February 9th from 2pm to 3pm. The demonstration is being held in opposition to the U.S. military use of the airport, and in solidarity with imprisoned peace activist Margaretta D'Arcy. read full story / add a comment
Guantanamo Granny - Margaretta D'Arcy
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday December 12, 2013 17:57 by Margaretta D'Arcy   text 3 comments (last - thursday december 12, 2013 21:31)   image 1 image
Margaretta (Guantanamo Granny) D'Arcy's account of the judgement at Ennis Court on Wednesday 11th December read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday October 30, 2013 23:56 by anti-war   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 31, 2013 00:18)   video 1 video file   2 attached files
Demonstration at Shannon Airport Roundabout on the 2nd Sunday of every Month. Next Demo is Sun 10th Nov

End the Afghan War 2001 - 2013

Supported by Peace & Neutrality Alliance and ShannonWatch read full story / add a comment
Target areas for fracking are: County Clare, County Limerick and North of Co. Kerry
clare / environment / event notice Sunday October 27, 2013 13:02 by anti-fracking   text 5 comments (last - friday november 15, 2013 18:41)   image 2 images
Important notice to all residents of south & west Clare.

The future survival and well-being of all residents of west and south County Clare is about to be decided on how the two single most important issues of our time are decided. (1) The internal divisions of the Cap Reform Payments in Ireland as a result of the 2013 CAP reform recently agreed in Brussels .Failure to achieve a fair and equitable division of these subsidies will result in the disappearance of at least 30% of the existing farming community and the elimination of many business in the rural towns and villages of Co.Clare.The UFA National Officers will present at this public information meeting the options for a fair and equitable distributions of the new payments facts and figures. Be aware the future of family farming as we know it is at stake here. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday October 18, 2013 15:29 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 5 comments (last - wednesday october 30, 2013 18:09)   video 2 video files
So this is the little US "beauty" that landed at Shannon Warport on the 5th Sept and departed on the 6th Sept. US Air Force Hercules AC-130W reg 87-9288
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FvmWBx6BLw (Preview)

THE US MILITARY HUB AT SHANNON AIRPORT & LABOUR’S MAKEOVER FOR DEREK NOLAN

The Galway Alliance Against War has stated that the publication of a parliamentary question confirming an armed US warplane landed at Shannon “underlines the need to close the US military hub at Shannon airport.”

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Margaretta D'Arcy and Nial Farrel outside Ennis Court
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday September 13, 2013 13:49 by Margaretta D'Arcy   text 6 comments (last - tuesday september 17, 2013 21:16)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
A packed courtroom yesterday erupted into laughter after ‘Guantanamo Granny’-79-year-old anti-war activist Margaretta Darcy,
blew a whistle and declared: “I am a whistleblower”. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday February 03, 2013 23:47 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 3 comments (last - friday february 08, 2013 12:08)   video 1 video file
Rtd Commandant Edward Horgan has just been in contact. After a vigil today at Shannon, which was specially to mark the 10th anniversary of the peaceful act of sabotage on a US warplane by the catholic ploughshares people, there was evidence of a lot of Irish military activity at the airport. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday January 17, 2013 14:05 by margaretta D'Arcy   video 1 video file
Why have I not been charged for being on the runway at Shannon airport Oct 7 as part of the Drone action week? read full story / add a comment
The Central Miltown Malbay
clare / arts and media / event notice Friday March 30, 2012 17:40 by PKMiltown   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Playing their first ever show in Co Clare, Ottawa natives Morgan Friend, Greg Langille, and Max Cossette are guaranteed to get the party started with their unique brand of "stipped-down, hillbilly punk-folk!" Come along and join the fun - it kicks off at 10pm shatp and there is no cover charge! All welcome!
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Cover of Harry Browne's book on the Pitstop Ploughshares
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday December 21, 2011 17:00 by Trevor   text 20 comments (last - thursday december 29, 2011 14:36)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
A sketchy report on the Irish Anti-War Movement website states that a U.S. troop carrier plane was attacked and sabotaged at Shannon airport. From other sources I understand that that Omni used this aircraft as a spare and that was parked in a relatively remote area of the airport when disarmed a day or so ago by having its hydraulic or fuel lines severed. read full story / add a comment
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