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offsite link Roger Waters ? ?The Bravery of Being Out of Range? Sat Apr 17, 2021 21:39 | The Saker
Roger Waters, a “one man peace movement”, released this superb video just a few hours ago.  This man is truly a musical genius and one of the greatest people of

offsite link Russian amphibious options and how to debunk a Ukie lie (OPEN THREAD #13) Sat Apr 17, 2021 19:23 | The Saker
You probably have heard that Russian moved almost the entire Caspian Flotilla to the Black Sea, including quite a few amphibious assault ships.  What you might not know is that

offsite link So Who Wants a Hot War? Sat Apr 17, 2021 17:27 | amarynth
by Pepe Escobar and cross-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation It?s not by accident that the Hegemon is going no holds barred to harass and try to smash Eurasian integration by

offsite link Russian official statements about counter-actions to US sanctions Fri Apr 16, 2021 23:58 | The Saker
16 April 202119:28 Foreign Ministry statement on measures in response to hostile US actions The latest attack by the Biden administration against our country cannot go unanswered. It seems Washington

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offsite link Young People Should Not be Strong-Armed Into Getting Vaccinated Sat Apr 17, 2021 17:22 | Toby Young
We're publishing an original piece today by Bella Wallersteiner, a Senior Parliamentary Assistant, setting out the case against making entry to pubs/clubs/festivals conditional on showing a 'Covid Status Certificate'.
The post Young People Should Not be Strong-Armed Into Getting Vaccinated appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Almost 15% Of English Health Service Workers Remain Unvaccinated Sat Apr 17, 2021 16:34 | Michael Curzon
Reports are emerging that many health service workers in England are refusing the vaccine, as the number of workers coming forward to receive a Covid jab is falling.
The post Almost 15% Of English Health Service Workers Remain Unvaccinated appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Vaccine Immunity ?Won?t Just Disappear? in Face Of Covid Variants, Says JCVI Member Sat Apr 17, 2021 13:48 | Michael Curzon
A member of the JCVI has dismissed claims that the Government's "roadmap" out of lockdown could be "scuppered" by Covid variants as "pessimistic", saying that the immunity gained from vaccines "won?t just disappear".
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offsite link Would Cameron Have Handled the Covid Crisis Better Than Boris? Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:06 | Toby Young
In an entertaining blog post, Russell David imagines how different the past 13 months would have been if David Cameron, not Boris, had been in charge. The answer is much, much better, according to Russell.
The post Would Cameron Have Handled the Covid Crisis Better Than Boris? appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Pregnant Women Should Be Offered Covid Vaccine, New Government Advice Says Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:13 | Michael Curzon
Pregnant women should be offered a Covid vaccine, new Government advice says. The AstraZeneca jab will be given where another is not available despite the JCVI saying "more research is needed" on its impact on pregnancy.
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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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international / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Friday April 09, 2021 22:13 by Dr. Marcus De Brun   image 5 images
Having recently stated publicly that I would ‘not administer a genetic-vaccine to a healthy animal, never mind a ‘healthy human being,’ I have been asked by friends (and foes) to clarify this statement, and will attempt to do so here.

Having recently stated publicly that I would ‘not administer a genetic-vaccine to a healthy animal, never mind a ‘healthy human being,’ I have been asked by friends (and foes) to clarify this statement, and will attempt to do so here.

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international / crime and justice / other press Sunday April 18, 2021 02:30 by Bill Gallagher
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Did we ever think this could happen in Ireland ?
national / history and heritage / feature Thursday April 15, 2021 22:58 by T   image 13 images   video 1 video 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 / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday April 13, 2021 14:32 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
Iconic author Frederick Forsyth has accused the UK government of waging a “campaign of mass fear” against the British public by using psychological methods to ensure compliance with lockdown that resemble those used against East Berliners in the 1960’s. Forsyth was responding to an article published in the Telegraph which exposed the “covert tactics” being used by the British government to frighten the public into complying with COVID regulations. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday April 10, 2021 15:06 by Joe Terry
A mood of anxiety throughout the country prevails; Will the crisis ever end? Has worse news yet to come?
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national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday April 10, 2021 14:50 by Joe Terry
A media news item reads: “EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders.”
Irish soldiers could be used as sandbags for on-coming Soviet air-to-ground missiles. A real possibility in the future, if Ireland does not pull back from the growing EU militarisation program.
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international / economics and finance / press release Friday April 09, 2021 17:49 by Zachary Conti
The Development Committee, a ministerial-level consensus building and policymaking body for the World Bank and the IMF, met as part of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / news report Wednesday April 07, 2021 22:37 by NoMasksInClass   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Parents against masks for our Secondary School children have launched a campaign. You can find them on twitter at: https://twitter.com/teenheard or search for #NoMasksInClass

If you’re a parent and want to support your teenager struggling with masks, lockdowns, and any other reasons during these critical times, join us on telegram at https://t.me/joinchat/-dnzO9P4GJE5OTI0
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international / health / disability issues / other press Tuesday April 06, 2021 22:47 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - sunday april 11, 2021 12:18)   image 6 images

"What’s striking about all the above predictions of infections and deaths is not just that they were all wrong. It’s the arrogance and confidence behind each of them"

This report clearly shows that as with Florida where there is no lockdown, restrictions or masks, people are not dying. Now Texas has reversed all the Orwellian draconian rules and cases are falling. There is NO disaster. The doom sayers are completely wrong

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international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday April 06, 2021 17:49 by Zachary Conti   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 07, 2021 16:01)
The IMF warns that rising US interest rates could impact the ability of developing countries to pay debt, leading to prolonged economic crisis. The warning comes ahead of IMF, G20 and World Bank meetings, with the Fund's release of the Global Financial Stability Report. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday April 06, 2021 15:08 by Zachary Conti
"The pandemic will reverse the progress made since the 1990s in reducing global poverty and will increase inequality," states the IMF in its flagship World Economic Outlook report. read full story / add a comment
international / indymedia ireland / news report Tuesday April 06, 2021 00:56 by 1 of indy
Oscailt v4.0, the software used by Indymedia Ireland, has been released just 4 months after the last version. It can be downloaded from it's SourceForge homepage. This release introduce a long overdue feature of tagging for stories which have been a common feature for quite a long time with other software. The changes for this required considerable work to add in the management of tags and the integration of them with searching and database queries, newswire filters and their import and export. This release increase the compatibility level of Oscailt up to PHP 7.4. As with with previous release, the User Guide has been updated to document these changes.
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday April 06, 2021 00:05 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
Tracy O'Mahony, the lone brave Barrister -(where are her colleagues? ) who has been speaking out about the stripping of our freedoms and civil liberties is asking people to help out with lobbying politicians who will have to vote on the part 3 of the Draconian Health Preservation Act limiting our Freedoms to extend it before 9 June 2021. If it is not extended then the government will not have the authority to continue with the lockdowns and restrictions. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Monday April 05, 2021 17:12 by Zachary Conti
The IMF Executive Board extended a process to cancel debt payments for the world's 28 poorest countries. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Friday April 02, 2021 15:06 by Zachary Conti
Treasury notified Congress of its support for $650 billion in IMF global reserves, also known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to assist developing countries struggling with the coronavirus crisis. US law requires a ninety-day advance alert to Congress before the US votes for SDRs with the IMF board. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday March 30, 2021 16:16 by Zachary Conti
International Monetary Fund head Kristalina Georgieva warned of an uncertain global recovery as the world struggles with the COVID spurred economic crisis. The IMF Managing Director stated concern that average incomes in developing countries faced drops of 20% and 11% in advanced economies. "This loss of income means millions of people will face destitution, homelessness, and hunger," reported Georgieva during her curtain raiser speech ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday March 29, 2021 22:26 by Riseup   image 4 images
It is time the lockdowns were ended. There is no excuse for these over zealous lockdowns. They are nothing to do with health and have everything to do with control. It is our right to meet, travel freely and continue normal life.

***** RiseUp **** Easter Sunday ***** Freedom Walk.
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