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offsite link Midnight on Planet Lockdown: Dylan strikes again Sun Mar 29, 2020 01:31 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar – Posted with permission Like a shot ricocheting at Heaven?s Door, Bob Dylan has released a masterpiece dissecting JFK’s assassination What spectacular timing. Like a shot ricocheting

offsite link COVID: an Infectious Disease and a Phantom Pandemic Sat Mar 28, 2020 19:19 | The Saker
by Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog In an essay published on the Saker blog at the beginning of March, I wrote with a restrained skepticism about the novel coronavirus,

offsite link Saker Announcement: we are creating a special COVID19 Café Sat Mar 28, 2020 19:03 | The Saker
Dear friends, I have to be fully candid with you – the COVID19 situation creates A LOT of problems for our community.  Not only has the COVID19 pandemic distracted many

offsite link Debunking clickbaits ? expert: ?not just a flu? and ?not a bioweapon? Fri Mar 27, 2020 18:37 | The Saker
Joe Rogan has interviewed Michael Osterholm.  This is the Wikipedia entry under his name, and this is how Rogan introduced him on YouTube: “Michael Osterholm is an internationally recognized expert

offsite link Extraordinary G20 Leaders? Summit: Statement on COVID-19 Fri Mar 27, 2020 02:41 | Scott
By videoconference from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 26, 2020 PDF In English In Russian The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful reminder of our interconnectedness and vulnerabilities. The virus respects

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Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

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Cedar Lounge
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

offsite link Resources for children during the crisis 12:32 Sun Mar 29, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Shortages of products in shops and supermarkets? 10:57 Sun Mar 29, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Statements in the media? good, bad and indifferent? 10:34 Sun Mar 29, 2020 | guestposter

offsite link 2km from home? 13:43 Sat Mar 28, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Horslips rescheduled 11:47 Sat Mar 28, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017

offsite link IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

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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
cavan / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 19, 2019 01:31 by Wade Tarzia
Folklore observations concerning the Carrickaboy area read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday March 18, 2019 16:37 by Justin Morahan   text 9 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2019 09:08)
Protests at Shannon abound read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday March 16, 2019 18:21 by séamas carraher
Thursday, 14 March, after a campaign of 47 years, only one former soldier (aptly named “Soldier F” having been granted anonymity) who opened fire that day in Derry has finally been charged by the North’s Public Prosecution Service with murder read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / news report Wednesday March 13, 2019 17:40 by Kate Zeller
The House of Representatives is holding hearings on legislative initiatives to deter corruption and secrecy in the global financial system. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday March 11, 2019 21:41 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
The death last month of a former senior British police officer, John Stalker, will no doubt have rekindled many disturbing and distressful memories for the families of six men shot dead by the RUC during the dark read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / event notice Friday March 08, 2019 23:27 by nh   image 1 image
Join the protest this Saturday at 2pm in Dublin. We can end the housing crisis - let's get feet on the street.

Join us tomorrow #March9th at 3 locations for the Dublin Housing & Homeless Demonstrations.

Meeting Points[[/bold]]: The Housing Agency, 53 Mount Street Upper, D2
The GPO/Spire, Dublin 1
City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2 read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday March 08, 2019 19:19 by séamas carraher
On March 8 each year, there is certainly no shortage of outrages that have been perpetrated against women over the course of another year of violence, human rights abuses and oppression 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
national / elections / politics / press release Wednesday March 06, 2019 12:22 by Hugh O'Donoghue
Ireland's Largest Association for the counselling and psychotherapy professions welcomes the announcement of the registration board for the regulation of their practices. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / press release Wednesday March 06, 2019 11:48 by Hugh O'Donoghue   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 06, 2019 14:23)
Ireland's Largest Members' Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists condemns the practice of universally discredited therapy in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday March 06, 2019 09:11 by Laurence Cox
Book talk, QUB Old Staff Common Room

Part of the Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday March 06, 2019 09:04 by Laurence Cox
Activist workshop, open to all

Cultúrlann, 216 Falls Rd read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Tuesday March 05, 2019 17:49 by Justin Morahan   text 5 comments (last - sunday march 24, 2019 12:14)
Lay Litigant Kevin Tracey had a significant win in the Supreme Court when he succeeded in having a contempt of court order quashed after 12 years and 9 months. In the judgement delivered by O;Donnell J and supported by 3 colleagues including the Chief Justice it was found that he had not received fair procedures in the District Court. In his long struggle for justice there were many obstacles in his way. One of these was the Courts Service within whose walls someone backdated a Court order by nine months. This prevented him from appealing a High Court judgement within the permitted time limit. The long struggle for justice reminds me of the remark of a passing countryman to a mason called Mike who with my student brother was taking longer than expected to build build a hen shed: “Do you know, Mike, if every hen was as hard housed, a lot of them would shleep out”. It’s not funny to recall in these days of homelessness, that many other lay litigants may be left literally sleeping out after the justice system in Ireland prolongs their agony in their efforts to obtain simple justice from that same justice system. read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday March 05, 2019 16:51 by Laurence Cox
A public talk for Féile an Earraigh, the West Belfast Spring Festival, co-organised by Glór na Móna.

Gael-Ionad Mhic Goill, 4 Clós na Carraige Báine, Béal Feirste read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Monday March 04, 2019 22:02 by pbp
The Fine Gael Minister responsible for housing, Eoghan Murphy, is playing with figures again. He wants to protect his PR image rather than get on with the job of building houses.

He pretends that the numbers who are homeless is ‘just under’ 10,000. But this does not include those registered as rough sleepers or women who are in refuges because of domestic abuse. Nor does it include many of the hidden homeless who are sleeping on sofas in overcrowded conditions. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Monday March 04, 2019 21:52 by foie
FOREST BIOMASS CHALLENGE TO CO-FIRED PEAT PLANTS

The inclusion of forest biomass as a renewable fuel fatally undermines the goals of the new European Renewable Energy Directive [RED II], according to Plaintiffs from six different countries in an action filed today in the European General Court in Luxembourg. Each has suffered, in diverse and particular ways, from the consequences of the Directive’s biomass energy policy. read full story / add a comment
galway / animal rights / event notice Monday March 04, 2019 13:11 by Roger Yates
EFFECTIVE AR OUTREACH: A practical workshop for animal rights advocates by Thomas O'Boyle with follow a talk, VEGAN PIONEERS ROCK! by Dr. Roger Yates. NUIG, Wednesday 6th March, 2019. 6-8pm. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday March 03, 2019 12:38 by Joe Terry
“There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland”

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday February 28, 2019 23:04 by Julia Reda MP   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 26, 2019 21:55)   video 2 video files
THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE TO OVERTURN THE EU COPYRIGHT REFORM

In September 2018, MEPs voted for a version of the copyright Directive which will indirectly lead to implementing upload filters on most of the services you use online. The European Parliament’s (EP) Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee Rapporteur, MEP Axel Voss, then started the ‘trilogue negotiations’ – closed-door ‘informal’ negations with the representatives of the EU Member States (Council) and the European Commission (EC). These negotiations resulted in a trilogue agreement in Mid-February 2019. Despite massive criticism, the text has been made even worse than the EP’s proposal. read full story / add a comment
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