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offsite link Central Asia?s Neoliberal Tragedy: A Review Fri Oct 15, 2021 21:42 | amarynth
By Michael Hudson and posted with special permission : How the World Bank and neoliberalism has hurt central Asia . In the mid-1980s, Soviet officials saw a need to open

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/10/14 ? Open Thread Thu Oct 14, 2021 20:00 | herb
2021/10/14 19:00:01Welcome 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 Russians are in total awe at the suicidal stupidity of the West Thu Oct 14, 2021 16:36 | The Saker
The Russians are openly expressing their absolute amazement at the utter stupidity of the West.  Three examples: A recent article by Medvedev: Dmitry Medvedev: Why contacts with the current Ukrainian

offsite link Pepe Escobar?s new ebook: Forever Wars, recaptured in real time Thu Oct 14, 2021 15:43 | amarynth
About 20 days ago, Pepe Escobar let us know that part 2 of his Forever Wars series is now available for purchase and download as an e-book.  I sat down

offsite link Dmitry Medvedev: Why contacts with the current Ukrainian leadership are meaningless Wed Oct 13, 2021 18:21 | amarynth
Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev addressed Kommersant with his new article, titled: Five short polemical theses Kindly note that this is a machine

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offsite link ?Notable, Significant and Abnormal? Purchases of PCR Lab Equipment in Wuhan, Summer 2019 Tue Oct 05, 2021 13:44 | Michael Curzon
Researchers believe that "abnormal" purchases of PCR lab equipment in Wuhan in the summer of 2019 suggest Covid was spreading "virulently" in the city far earlier than was previously thought.
The post ?Notable, Significant and Abnormal? Purchases of PCR Lab Equipment in Wuhan, Summer 2019 appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link 12,000 Women Living with Undiagnosed Breast Cancer after a Year of Lockdowns Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:07 | Michael Curzon
Almost 12,000 women in the U.K. were living with undiagnosed breast cancer in May this year, according to new analysis ? and screening for the disease is still below pre-lockdown levels.
The post 12,000 Women Living with Undiagnosed Breast Cancer after a Year of Lockdowns appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link No Good Reason to Introduce Vaccine Passports Right Now, Says Sajid Javid Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:52 | Michael Curzon
Sajid Javid says there are currently no good reasons to introduce vaccine passports, but concedes that his comments do not mean "there can?t ever be a role for such an intervention".
The post No Good Reason to Introduce Vaccine Passports Right Now, Says Sajid Javid appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Why Are People?s Risk Perceptions So Skewed? Tue Oct 05, 2021 08:08 | Noah Carl
For months, we?ve been treated to morbid ?daily death numbers? ? but for only one cause of death. Perhaps if these figures had been reported for all causes of death, people?s risk perceptions would be less skewed.
The post Why Are People?s Risk Perceptions So Skewed? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link And Finally? Tue Oct 05, 2021 00:10 | Toby Young
In this week?s London Calling, the talking points are the recent easing of travel restrictions (unless you?re unvaccinated), unsuccessful stalking adventures, the new Sharpe novel and Irwin Shaw?s Young Lions.
The post And Finally… appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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Voltaire Network
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offsite link Iran's allies lose Iraqi legislative elections Wed Oct 13, 2021 19:38 | en

offsite link The political power of Facebook, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Oct 12, 2021 09:28 | en

offsite link Lebanon's bankruptcy deliberately caused by IMF under Christine Lagarde's watch Fri Oct 08, 2021 16:17 | en

offsite link China-US high-level talks in Switzerland Fri Oct 08, 2021 14:54 | en

offsite link Covid-19: noose is tightening around Doctor Anthony Fauci Thu Oct 07, 2021 20:09 | en

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international / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Monday June 28, 2021 22:50 by Gavin Phillips

Our world, once thriving with energy and life, has now become a dystopian landscape of barren streets and masked people with a Governments around the world have enforced unprecedented restrictions on people’s lives, imposing lockdowns that closed down most of society for months at a time—stopping people from visiting their families, isolating the elderly in care homes, and destroying millions of people’s livelihoods.

These draconian laws were brought in to control an alleged pandemic created by a new virus called SARS-CoV-2 that creates the respiratory illness of Covid 19. The numbers of so-called ‘cases’ and deaths ‘attributed to Covid’ are churned out daily by the media fanning the fear. The hurricane force driving this pandemic is the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test (RT-PCR). So, it’s vitally important that we understand exactly how the RT-PCR test works and its limitations.look of foreboding in their eyes.

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international / crime and justice / news report Monday June 28, 2021 21:12 by 1 of Indy
The key witness in a case the US govt has against Julian Assange and for which he could have faced a jail term of 175 years and the alleged reason why the British government have held him in a high security prison for the last two years, has come forward to admit it is all based on lies. The person is a fraudster but was briefly involved in raising money for Wikileaks and used the opportunity to embezzle money from them. The person in question is from Iceland. The whole saga reveals how the FBI used the Icelandic govt as part of their efforts to entrap Assange.

This news means there is no case anywhere against Assange and he should be released immediately. The British govt who regularly bang on about human rights and the lack of free press in other countries has been denying Assange's freedom for years now and their own mainstream press have not made much effort to fight for his cause.
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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Friday June 25, 2021 17:13 by Gary Jordan   text 1 comment (last - sunday june 27, 2021 23:10)
The Wuhan Lab Leak Story Is Designed To Keep You In Fear And Off The Scent Of The Real Conspiracy read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 23, 2021 22:32 by Gary Jordan   text 1 comment (last - thursday june 24, 2021 22:38)
Houston Methodist Hospital Group In Texas Are A Danger To The Health And Well Being Of Their Staff read full story / add a comment
cork / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 23, 2021 08:38 by LouthWoman
Jim Sheridan's documentary shows Garda Investigation was deeply flawed.
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international / crime and justice / other press Thursday June 17, 2021 22:12 by 1 of Indy
Joseph de Burca who has written regularly for the Village Magazine over the last few years has written extensively on the issue of Northern Ireland during the troubles and has investigated the links between child abuse, politicians, loyalists paramiltaries and the UK state power, has now released an online book with Village Magazine that compiles all these articles and more and helps lifts the lid on that dark history and gives an insight into current events with the Covid worldwide scamdemic demonstrating how key players in power are easily controlled and helps illuminate the role of Jeffery Epstein who spent years blackmailing some of the most powerful people in the world. And while Epstein is the name most people are familiar with, there are many many more Epstein type characters that have been doing the same work.

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international / politics / elections / press release Friday June 11, 2021 03:25 by Olivia Engling   text 2 comments (last - wednesday june 16, 2021 15:43)
The presidents and prime ministers of 7 of the world's wealthiest countries gather in the United Kingdom to meet on the response to the economic and health crises spurred by the coronavirus. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday June 10, 2021 22:59 by 1 of Indy

This op-ed written by journalist Neil Clark for the website Russia Today and is reproduced here as many readers here are from the UK and it raises very important issues

If Covid-19 ‘Freedom Day’ on June 21 is postponed, as seems likely, and the public complies with it, Britain will never return to normal. If curbs can’t be lifted when deaths ‘with’ the virus are near zero, when will they ever be?

Don’t say you weren’t warned. Having predicted correctly, before Christmas, the very day (January 4) when Boris Johnson would announce the next lockdown, on January 1, 2021, I tweeted: ‘My inside source says that there will be no significant easing of restrictions until July at the earliest. Govt mentioning Easter as they need to take backbenchers with them & want public compliance.’

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international / economics and finance / press release Wednesday June 09, 2021 19:45 by Olivia Engling
The World Trade Organization began a process that could make it easier for poor countries to produce or procure COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies hold vaccine patents and WTO action is necessary to waive the patents. Less than 2% of coronavirus vaccines reached poor countries. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 08, 2021 22:41 by Irish Inquiry

Following today’s protests around the country we are tapping into a hot topic in this week’s show. We will discuss how the restrictions on maternity services are affecting birth outcomes for parents and children.

This special is hosted by doula Leemore and our guests include Dave founder of From Lads To Dads, Liz from Private Midwives Ireland and Orla, director of National Women’s Council of Ireland

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday June 06, 2021 18:35 by Gary Jordan   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 22, 2021 23:05)
The Garda Representative Association President and the Gardai are deluded if they expect to be given what they themselves deny to the Irish population read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 02, 2021 20:19 by Uchenna Okeke
Gun control is at the forefront of American politics and has seen unprecedented news coverage over
the last few weeks with gun violence and mass shootings at an all time high.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 01, 2021 21:03 by TEK
There is no "covid" and fink lawrence is its propheteer. This article outlines 11 reasons why this is so. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday June 01, 2021 18:38 by Olivia Engling   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 01, 2021 21:05)
Heads of the primary global financial, trade and health institutions urged government leaders to finance a $50 billion vaccine plan to end the pandemic. “A two-track pandemic is developing, with richer countries having access and poorer ones being left behind,” shared IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank President David Malpass, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and World Trade Organization Director General Nkozi Okonjo-Iweala in a joint statement. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Monday May 31, 2021 18:22 by Liam   text 4 comments (last - tuesday june 15, 2021 12:15)
The "gardai" should be renamed the GESTAPO or the STASI

These people signed to protect People, their rights and the Constitution.

And what are they doing? They violate People's rights, opress and persecute citizens and violate the constitution.

Anyone in the Gardai who disagree with what he/she is told to do, should quit and seek another career outisde of what has become a fascist organization controlled by foreign globalist orgs and corporations.

The gobshite me(ass)hole) martin and his junior partner the world economic poodle varadkar are criminal puppets serving foreign and private interests.

If gards want to do the job our taxes pay them for, the first criminals to arrest are these two assholes.

SHAME ON THE NEW GESTAPO AND SHAME ON ALL THE COLLABORATORS AND SNITCHES WHO HELP THEM DESTROYING OUR LIVES! read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Friday May 28, 2021 22:13 by Gary Jordan
The walls are closing in on the perpetrators of the greatest hoax in history.... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday May 28, 2021 13:02 by Justin Morahan   text 1 comment (last - saturday june 05, 2021 01:11)
The letter below was sent yesterday to President Alexandr Lukashenko via his Council of Ministers and his Prime Minister's Press secretary. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Sunday May 23, 2021 15:18 by Joe Terry
At the Cheshire Elite Marathon running competition, Aoife Cooke won the women’s race in a time of 2 hours, 28 minutes and 36 seconds, qualifying her to compete in the Tokyo Olympic Games. read full story / add a comment
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