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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

offsite link The forthcoming inevitable battle for Middle-East Peace Wed May 05, 2021 20:04 | amarynth
by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog The alleged stray ground-to-air Syrian missile that landed near the nuclear reactor in Dimona Israel carried many messages; both overt and covert. And,

offsite link The Feminization of Western Men Wed May 05, 2021 09:48 | amarynth
By Paul Craig Roberts and posted with permission In a remarkable interview published on Russia Insider in March 2019, RT?s Anissa Naouai interviewed Danish journalist Iben Thranholm about the disappearance

offsite link Financialization and its Discontents Tue May 04, 2021 19:21 | amarynth
By Francis Lee for the Saker Blog THE NONAGE The term financialization is generally used as a reference to that part of the economy indicated by the acronym FIRE (Finance,

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offsite link Why has the NHS COVID-19 app not been withdrawn? Wed Apr 28, 2021 16:46 | Toby Young
If the NHS app is going to be used as the vaccine passport app, is the NHS Test and Trace app going to be withdrawn, as Matt Hancock promised Harriet Harman?
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offsite link The EU?s Vaccine Passport Scheme Could Destroy Peace in Northern Ireland Wed Apr 28, 2021 16:36 | Toby Young
The European Parliament is about to waive through the EU-wide roll-out of vaccine passports. Ciarán McCollum, a Northern Irish barrister, is concerned that this scheme will destroy the fragile peace in Northern Ireland.
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offsite link Number of Covid Hospital Patients in England Falls to Seven-Month Low Wed Apr 28, 2021 15:59 | Michael Curzon
The number of people in English hospitals with Covid has fallen to the lowest level since last September, according to the latest NHS figures. The total is down by 96% from the peak in January.
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offsite link Almost 70% Of English Adults Have Covid Antibodies Wed Apr 28, 2021 13:29 | Michael Curzon
New data from the ONS shows that across the U.K, more than half of adults are likely to have Covid antibodies. The figure is highest in England, where 68.3% were likely to have tested positive for antibodies.
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offsite link The Growing Plague of Mandatory Testing in UK Workplaces Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:59 | Will Jones
A Lockdown Sceptics reader writes to tell us about the depressing new "normal" in his workplace. Colleagues were sent home halfway through the day if they hadn't had a test, even if they'd recently recovered from Covid.
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international / politics / elections / press release Friday February 05, 2021 14:35 by Zachary Conti
Zambia requested the G20 coronavirus debt relief process, the "Common Framework for Debt Treatment beyond the Debt Service Suspension Initiative." read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Sunday January 31, 2021 23:19 by 1 of indy   image 2 images   video 1 video file
In what is becoming almost a daily report of massive nursing home deaths following injections of experimental mRNA COVID shots, a nursing home in the U.K. is reporting over one third of their residents have died after receiving the mRNA experimental COVID injections.

We are now seeing a very predictable pattern as we are reporting all over the world where the elderly are dying at a very alarming rate following mass vaccinations of the experimental mRNA injections.

And in all of these cases, the local media is quoting local officials as saying that the “vaccines” have nothing to do with the deaths. They are also stating that deaths following the experimental mRNA injections are “expected.” read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Sunday January 31, 2021 22:37 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
James (he gives his last name in the video) is a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), and he recorded this video as a whistleblower because he could not keep silent any longer.

James reports that in 2020 very few residents in the nursing home where he works got sick with COVID, and none of them died during the entire year of 2020.

However, shortly after administering the Pfizer experimental mRNA injections, 14 died within two weeks, and he reports that many others are near death.

The video is long (47 minutes), and it is clear that James is suffering from emotional stress, and he admits that he has nothing to gain from going public, and that he will probably lose his job for doing so. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday January 28, 2021 18:50 by Justin Morahan   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 28, 2021 20:36)
Summary :: A double request to President Biden may have had one surprising response read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday January 27, 2021 18:42 by Zachory Conti
Student debt relief is now included in round the clock stimulus package negotiations on Capitol Hill. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday January 27, 2021 18:38 by Zachary Conti
Chad became the first country to officially seek debt reduction under a G20-established coronavirus response process. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Wednesday January 27, 2021 12:19 by anthony garvey   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 10, 2021 11:27)
The Global Alliance between Toastmasters International and Rotary International offers members the opportunity to collaborate and work together to make a positive impact in their communities in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Tuesday January 26, 2021 19:39 by Zachory Conti
The International Monetary Fund released projections on the world economy as countries continue to wrestle with the coronavirus. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Monday January 25, 2021 14:20 by Zachary Conti
World leaders, including Pope Francis, UN General Secretary António Guterres and the IMF's Kristalina Georgieva, gather for a high-level climate summit hosted by the Netherlands through Tuesday. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday January 21, 2021 17:27 by 1 of indy
COVID lockdown rulebreakers in Germany will be arrested and detained in refugee camps located across the country, it has been revealed.

We first highlighted the story on Friday, citing reports that people who repeatedly flout the rules will be held in a ‘detention camp’ in Dresden.

Now authorities in numerous different areas have outlined where they will incarcerate those who break lockdown laws or refuse to self-isolate after catching COVID. read full story / add a comment
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international / arts and media / press release Wednesday January 20, 2021 16:55 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
It is not often that people write important books and then make them freely available under Creative Commons Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives 4.0 license so it can be accessed and downloaded (without cost) in various forms but that is exactly the case here.

The author Dr Mike Healy has written goes by the title "Marx and Digital Machines Alienation, Technology, Capitalism" and it explores digital technology and alienation. The book is peer reviewed and has been published by University of Westminster press.
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international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday January 20, 2021 14:21 by Zachary Conti
President Biden will extend the freeze on student debt payments as one of his first executive actions after his inauguration. The Department of Education will be directed to continue the student debt payment suspension through September. read full story / add a comment
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Tuesday January 19, 2021 11:26 by anon   image 1 image   1 attached file

The next national development plan has been open for submissions from the public for a few weeks and the closing date is 5pm, 29 January 2021

This consultation offers all people in Ireland - expert stakeholders and users of infrastructure - the opportunity to inform and influence important policy that affects the fabric of our daily lives including the distribution of our people, our jobs, businesses, houses, roads, public transport, education and health infrastructure; our social, cultural and sporting facilities.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday January 16, 2021 20:26 by 1 of indy   image 6 images
Some 10,000 people marched through the center of the Austrian capital Vienna on Saturday to protest against restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19, and to demand the resignation of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

Coronavirus skeptics took to the streets as Kurz and his government discussed the possibility of extending the ongoing third lockdown in Austria, which includes movement restrictions and the closure of all non-essential businesses. The official announcement is expected on Sunday read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Saturday January 16, 2021 17:46 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - monday january 25, 2021 20:09)   image 1 image

As predicted the experimental vaccines is causing unnecessary deaths. There are plenty of cheap and workable treatments, even preventive treatments such as Vitamin D, Zinc, Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin. After all the governments everywhere are so concerned about old people but they are quite happy to let them die by injecting them with experimental vaccines for which the companies producing them are exempt from all liabilities.

The risks with this vaccine are so high, it is foolish for any healthy or young person to take it since there chance of dying from Covid is less than 0.1% and for older age groups only slightly higher. So why give it to elderly people whose immune systems are already deterioating as they reach old age especially when drugs like Hydroxychloroquine when given early make an excellent preventive. The media have never covered the fact that the study published in the medical journal The Lancet which gave Hydroxychloroquine the bad name, used fabricated data and had to be withdrawn and their findings were as fabricated as the data. The media and government still pretend this did not happen.

So is it surprising now to hear of this latest news reported from Norway and is very likely repeating itself all over the world.

The Norwegian Medicines Agency announced today that 23 people died after receiving the experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID injections.

Norway’s health authorities have allegedly changed their recommendations for injecting the elderly, as all 23 deaths were among people older than 80 years old.

“If you are very frail, you should probably not be vaccinated,” Steinar Madsen at the Norwegian Medicines Agency said at a webinar on corona vaccine for journalists on Thursday.

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national / environment / press release Saturday January 16, 2021 17:26 by foie
PRESS RELEASE - Friends of the Irish Environment - 15 January 2021

For Immediate Release

Formal end to the Bord na Mona’s peat harvesting ‘major milestone’
Warning of ‘cowboy contractors’ still ignoring peat planning regulations

The decision by Bord na Mona to end all peat harvesting marked a ‘major milestone’ in Ireland’s progress towards controlling greenhouse gases and biodiversity loss, Friends of the Irish Environment said in a statement today. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday January 13, 2021 18:18 by Zachary Conti
Gary Gensler, former Wall Street regulator will be President-elect Biden's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to Reuters. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday January 13, 2021 17:47 by Concerned Immigrant-Igbinedion
There is such a great focus in America on pushing the Latino and other communities to take this coronavirus vaccine, with which there are many problems. The mosr prevalent one being death. The others problems are not good either.

I realize this may never bepublished, or shortly after removed. However, I also believe this to be very important information that is life saving. read full story / add a comment
Click to enlarge. Screenshot of Irish Times article from last year reporting hospital over-crowding.
national / arts and media / feature Wednesday January 13, 2021 00:12 by 1 of indy   text 7 comments (last - thursday march 04, 2021 17:25)   image 12 images   video 1 video file

All the news media in Ireland have gone ballistic in the last few days ramping up the Covid fear to new extreme levels. There are already 100,000s of people absolutely terrified by their misleading news and this sustained level of fear for over 10 months now is very likely leading to very dangerous health conditions for these people leading to heart conditions, mental issues, cancer and all sorts of problems caused largely by the extreme stress that they have put themselves under because unfortunately the media and the politicians are giving highly distorted, mis-leading inaccurate and sensational news about the Covid situation.

A good example is the news from the past few days where we are told the hospitals are overflowing with Covid patients and as of today it is claimed 46 are dead from Covid.

The aim of this article is to bring some context and reality to this, something the mainstream media and politicians and their bureaucrats are strenuously going out of their way to not do.

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international / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday January 12, 2021 22:39 by 1 of indy
The immune systems of old people do not work as well as when they were younger and when faced with an infection the body frequently overreacts and generates an inflammatory response that does more harm. It is well known among medics that vaccines do not work as well in old people because of a weakening immune system. It is just like most things when you get older, none of your bodily systems work like they used to. This gives context to this story from nursing home in New York read full story / add a comment
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