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offsite link Sputnik V: The geopolitical veto from the North Mon May 10, 2021 23:37 | amarynth
By Fabio Reis Vianna for the Saker Blog The scandalous smokescreen represented by the refusal of the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to recommend the use of the Russian Sputnik

offsite link ?For a return of the honor of our rulers?: 20 generals call on Macron to defend patriotism Mon May 10, 2021 18:17 | amarynth
Translated by Gary Littlejohn for the Saker Blog Translation of First Letter April 21 2021. At the initiative of Jean-Pierre Fabre-Bernadac, career officer and manager of the site Place d?Armes

offsite link Hezbollah raises war readiness to 100%: Report Mon May 10, 2021 14:57 | amarynth
Original link: http://middleeastobse... Description: A recent news report by the Lebanese news outlet Elnashra claims that Hezbollah has gone to full-level war alertness amid rising regional tensions between Israel and the Iran-led Axis

offsite link Nasrallah: Israel?s demise is imminent Mon May 10, 2021 14:44 | amarynth
Translation: resistancenews.org Address of Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, on May 5, 2021, as part of the joint speech of the leaders of the Axis of Resistance, in anticipation

offsite link Propaganda and the Media: Part 1 ? Introduction Mon May 10, 2021 12:51 | amarynth
By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, May 10, 2021 Note to Readers: For a period of about ten years, I operated a website of political commentary that contained thousands of articles, many of

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offsite link A Note on the Election Result Mon May 10, 2021 02:33 | Toby Young
Incumbents got a boost at the local elections, but not because they handled the coronavirus crisis well. They got a boost because they've been faced with lacklustre opponents and a supine media.
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offsite link Keeping Social Distancing Beyond June Would Be ?Morally Wrong?, Says Steve Baker Sun May 09, 2021 22:36 | Michael Curzon
Conservative backbencher Steve Baker says that it would be morally wrong for anti-Covid measures such as social distancing to stay in place past June 21st.
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offsite link COVID-19: Just the Facts Sun May 09, 2021 19:54 | Toby Young
We're publishing an original piece today by Dr Will Jones, one of Lockdown Sceptics' editors, answering 12 key questions about COVID-19 as factually as possible, referencing the best, most up-to-date evidence. A must read.
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offsite link Britons Catching Covid after Being Vaccinated Get Milder Symptoms Sun May 09, 2021 17:11 | Toby Young
According to the data gathered by the ZOE Covid Study app based at King's College London, Britons catching coronavirus post-vaccination get a milder form of the disease.
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offsite link Two Covid Deaths Reported in Last 24 Hours Sun May 09, 2021 16:33 | Michael Curzon
The number of Covid deaths has fallen by 86% in a week and just two deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday April 18, 2021 12:47 by 1 of indy   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
national / history and heritage / feature Thursday April 15, 2021 22:58 by T   text 5 comments (last - monday may 10, 2021 21:37)   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 / other press Tuesday January 05, 2021 12:00 by 1 of indy   audio 1 audio file
This is a podcast from The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it. In this episode the host covers a recent vaccine trial that took place in India followed quickly by a mystery illness in the same location. In the rest of the podcast there is lots of background information provided by the different vaccine trials and the efforts by the establishment to introduce mandatory vaccines. Missing from the debate so far has been your right to not have to take any form of medicine that would injure you and how all of this impacts your fundamental rights

If you are in doubt about the Covid vaccine, then listen to this podcast and followup by researching each of the topics discussed. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Friday November 20, 2020 21:43 by 1 of indy   audio 1 audio file
Top pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson told government officials in Alberta during a zoom conference call that the current coronavirus crisis is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.” Hodkinson’s comments were made during a discussion involving the Community and Public Services Committee and the clip was subsequently uploaded to YouTube. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Thursday September 10, 2020 20:49 by 1 of indy   audio 1 audio file
As reported back in April, Dr Marcus De Brun a GP from Dublin, who resigned from the Irish Medical Council over the mismanagement of Covid-19, was interviewed by Broadsheet. Because of his views, he has been silenced by the mainstream. His crime is that he has dared to criticize the Covid narrative. The 2nd crime is that he has a backbone and principles unlike most of the medical profession. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Friday May 29, 2020 23:08 by 1 of indy   audio 1 audio file
This interview by Dublin City FM discussing matters of freedom on health vaccines and the lockdown was about to be aired at the end of April but twas then pulled at the last minute and Health Freedom Ireland have made it available.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday May 10, 2020 12:57 by 1 of indy   audio 1 audio file
Since you won't find any useful news in the mainstream media other than stay indoors, this interview with whistleblowing ex-World Bank economist Peter Koenig and a real expert on China Jeff Brown who has lived there for many years and written extensively on it, are both interviewed in this podcast.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday May 09, 2020 23:12 by 1 of indy   text 3 comments (last - thursday november 05, 2020 10:44)   audio 2 audio files
This page holds videos of interest to help decipher what is going on politically and globally with the Covid crisis.

As people know the world economy has been more or less put in lockdown and if you wanted to crash it then this is how you would do it. Also anyone paying attention to the numbers will realize the government are lying outright and talking up the numbers and grossly exaggerating how deadly it is. It is so far no worse than the flu which of course kills many each year

The bio-weapon angle has come up multiple times and has gone as high as a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry saying that the virus was genetically created and was a bio-weapon of some kind. People at that level of officialdom don't say things like that without backing from people higher up the chain of command.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday April 29, 2020 22:55 by 1 of indy   audio 1 audio file
This is a repost of a story covering the video of the two brave doctors from California explaining how the lockdown is not necessary. The video was banned on YouTube but was then put up on Vimeo but has not been banned from there too.

Dr. Daniel W. Erickson of Bakersfield, California, is a former emergency-room physician who co-owns, with his partner Dr. Artin Massih, Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield. They are experienced medical professionals who have 40 years of hands-on experience in dealing with viruses and respiratory infections. Watching the news in China in January, they knew the virus was on its way. They ordered many COVID-19 tests because they knew they would need them. They tested many thousands of people, and discovered for themselves what epidemiologists around the world are saying: COVID-19 came here earlier than previously believed, is more ubiquitous, and ultimately for the general population less deadly than we thought. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / event notice Tuesday June 07, 2016 23:53 by Feasta   audio 1 audio file
On the afternoon of June 8th 2016 in Dublin there will be a briefing on CapGlobalCarbon. CapGlobalCarbon is a proposal for non-governmental actors to create a new global system to

(a) make sure the necessary reductions in total global carbon emissions are achieved
(b) reduce emissions in a way that also reduces poverty and inequality.

The system would operate as a back-up to the inter-governmental negotiations and provide vital reinforcement to community-led climate initiatives worldwide.

The purpose of this afternoon is to brief attendees on the proposal, set it in a context of the commons and social justice, and to generate ideas about how to implement CapGlobalCarbon. read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday January 29, 2016 21:00 by Roo Demol   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 09, 2016 09:51)   audio 1 audio file
Amnesty International Cork and Amnesty International UCC are organising a gig in Crane Lane to raise awarenss of the plight of Ibrahim Hawala, who has been improsined for over 2 years in Egypt, after taking part in a peaceful demonstration.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 18, 2015 23:10 by 1 of Indymedia   text 15 comments (last - thursday january 28, 2016 10:35)   audio 1 audio file
In light of the butchery that took place in Paris on Fri 13th by Terrorists largely financed, supported, trained and armed by Western powers and corporate entities directly and through Gulf state and Turkish state intermediaries and the totally inadequate analysis from the mainstream media, we reproduce here in full this article from Voltaire Net.

The French Republic taken hostage by Thierry Meyssan

The war which has now spread to Paris is incomprehensible for those French citizens who are ignorant of practically all the secret activities of their government in the Arab world, of its unnatural alliances with the Gulf dictators, and its active participation in international terrorism. These policies have never been discussed in Parliament, and the major media have rarely dared to take an interest in them. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Sunday January 11, 2015 01:36 by anon   text 4 comments (last - tuesday january 20, 2015 11:05)   audio 1 audio file
Spun as an anti-Semitic affair in light of Friday’s events at the kosher supermarket, the majority of the mayhem’s victims in fact fell on Wednesday in the Charlie Hebdo massacre, framing events rather in the light of NATO’s past Gladio false flag anti-Communist operations in Western Europe and exposing both the spin and events as the most corrupt of manipulations. read full story / add a comment
national / education / event notice Sunday December 07, 2014 13:43 by Roger   text 4 comments (last - sunday december 07, 2014 15:22)   audio 1 audio file
Focusing on the socialization of the human use of other animals in contemporary Western society, Matthew Cole & Kate Stewart explore the cultural reproduction of human-nonhuman animal relations in childhood. 10th December at The Outhouse, 7pm, Free entry. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday November 05, 2014 13:14 by Peter Simple   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 06, 2014 22:54)   audio 2 audio files
A response to Miriam Lord in the Irish Times 23 October 2014:
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/this...73438

The big man protecting the little woman. That explains the sexist picture dominating the Irish Times front page on 23 October, of Taoiseach Enda Kenny looking out for Mairia Cahill.

In our patriarchal society men hold the material and physical upper hand. Women often fight back with emotional and psychological weapons. These are being exploited in this fight, but not by men on the one side and women on the other, but by men and women on both sides.

The spouse of First Minister Peter Robinson, Iris, was in an exploitative relationship with a younger man. He is forgotten (I forget his face and name), while Mrs Robinson was publicly rehabilitated by President Mary McAleese and the Queen of England at a live televised public event in Dublin. She received therapy and expiated her sins, while he was left to his own devices. Who cares, f**k him. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday October 09, 2014 22:53 by Genny   audio 1 audio file
Last month, the Manning solidarity crew in Wales and Ireland were back in action, organising a visit to Dublin for Chelsea Manning's Welsh-Irish mother during which Afri (Action from Ireland) hosted a memorial evening for the late Gerry Conlon who died this summer and who met members of Manning's family during a previous trip to Dublin last year. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday June 14, 2014 16:18 by fred   text 17 comments (last - wednesday october 22, 2014 00:08)   audio 1 audio file
Partially fuelled, no doubt, by US and Saudi money and weapons supplied for the fight in Syria, ISIS, a branch of Al Qaeda has routed the Iraqi military in a series of offences across the country, taking control of significant parts of the country. These are the exact same people fighting for freedom and democracy with US and Saudi backing just across the border in Syria. The staggering cynicism of US policy in the middle east and the blatant doublespeak of their media is laid bare by these recent events in Iraq in the last few days. In an article posted to WSWS, Bill van Auken picks through the wreckage read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / feature Thursday March 06, 2014 23:08 by fred   text 38 comments (last - monday may 16, 2016 09:26)   audio 1 audio file
Another leaked phone call. This time between the Estonian FM and Catherine Ashton. It would seem to indicate that the same shooters on the rootops in Ukraine were shooting people on BOTH sides.

People have seen this kind of thing before in previous coups by the West such as the attempted coup against Chavez. It was used at the start of the Syria crisis before foreign mercenaries invaded and escalated matters much higher. It is standard operating procedure, dirty tricks 101.
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national / crime and justice / feature Saturday February 15, 2014 02:20 by fred   text 11 comments (last - tuesday february 25, 2014 22:53)   audio 1 audio file
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 read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday November 15, 2013 13:09 by Rossport Solidarity Reporter   audio 1 audio file
Judge Denis McLoughlin presided over yesterdays monthly sitting of Belmullet district court. Amongst the defendants were 5 people up on charges because of their opposition to the Shell Corrib gas project. Of the Shell related cases only one was heard, resulting in John Monaghan being convicted and fined E350 and disqualified from driving for one year. Of particular note in this case was that some of the evidence that was used to convict Mr Monaghan, came from Sgt Dermot Butler, who was one of the named Gardaí that a former Shell subcontractor claimed helped to transfer the alcohol that he delivered to Belmullet Garda station on behalf of Shell. Also of particular note was that one IRMS security guard also confirmed that IRMS had a practice of profiling certain members of the local community and other campaigners.

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