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offsite link China Daily investigation: Who is behind Hong Kong protests? Sat Aug 17, 2019 17:47 | The Saker
The China Daily reports: By Wei Xinyan and Zhong Weiping It’s not hard to imagine the United States’ reaction if Chinese diplomats met leaders of Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives

offsite link South Africa ? Pretend Marxist Neo-Chiefs Practice Destructive Capitalism Sat Aug 17, 2019 16:46 | amarynth
A South African writer for The Saker Blog Let?s set the social scene with a video from Vesti News: People are getting accustomed to living this way. The Neo-Chiefs in

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/08/17 ? Open Thread Sat Aug 17, 2019 01:30 | Herb Swanson
2019/08/17 00:30:02Welcome 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 Excuses From NATO! Command Claims They Had No Idea Shoygu Was Flying From Kaliningrad! Fri Aug 16, 2019 19:04 | The Saker

offsite link Shoigu?s Ships Will Be Sent to Venezuela! Moscow Signs Warship Treaty With Caracas! Fri Aug 16, 2019 19:03 | The Saker

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link Saudi Human Rights Violation Fri Aug 09, 2019 20:41 | Human Rights

offsite link China?s LGBT Community Mon Apr 15, 2019 19:19 | Human Rights

offsite link Declaration of Human Rights at Sea Mon Apr 08, 2019 07:31 | Human Rights

offsite link NZ Watchdog On Limits Of Free Speech Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:44 | Human Rights

offsite link US Abortion Restrictions Violating The Human Rights Of Women Thu Mar 14, 2019 15:33 | Human Rights

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link 1989 revisited: 19 August ? East Germans cross the border in Hungary into Austria 12:59 Mon Aug 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Interview with Senator Catherine Noone? 10:44 Mon Aug 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link No time for theatrics 10:00 Mon Aug 19, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Irish Left Archive: ?Giving Irish Trotskyism a bad name? ? Revolutionary Marxist Group, January 1973 06:11 Mon Aug 19, 2019 | irishonlineleftarchive

offsite link 1989 revisited: 18 August ? Jaruzelski agrees to Solidarity government 12:59 Sun Aug 18, 2019 | 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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international / anti-war / imperialism Saturday April 14, 2018 18:23 by 1 of indy
featured image Although it has the fourth largest army in the world, the United Kindom is unable to defy Russia without the support of allies. It therefore has to invent a casus belli to make its partners react and lead them to stand beside it.

Lets be clear the chemical attack last week was not done by Syria. It would make absolutely no sense. They have already more or less beaten the US/Uk/France (via Saudi proxies) backed ISIS terrorist group with the great help of Russia. Besides Syria destroyed all their chemical weapons a few years back under the watchful eyes of international agencies. So why on Earth would they bring the wrath of the world upon themselves. They are not that stupid. No this chemical attack like the other ones, is done via the terrorist cells (-trained, financed and armed by Western powers through local proxies) - against the "moderate terrorists" and ultimately arranged by their sponsors which is as US, UK & France, the very same states crying crocodile tears about human rights when they regularly bomb countries and people for "human rights". Even now as they screech in unison about this staged attack by them blaming it on the Syrians they have absolutely zero interests in the lives of the people in question. Even the most unobservable person can see it is used merely as a pretext to their agenda. That agenda however is not just to take action and drop bombs as always but something bigger and it is brilliantly outlined in the article written back before this latest fiasco where intelligence had already revealed that the US/UK were planning this latest attack. In short the agenda is to link the clumsy chemical poisoning of Skripal with the Syria chemical attack. The plan was simple. Russia is a monster for using chemical poisoning (except they didn't) and so is Syria too (except they didn't) and they are friends. Therefore Russia should be expelled from the 5 member UN security council and if that could be pulled off then the US/UK & France could safely ignore China and the "Western Free World" would have a free hand to bomb and intimidate who they like. You see the problem is the USA is in debt and technically should be insolvent but because the dollar is the global reserve currency backed by threat of US military, special forces and colour revolutions no-one dares challenge it except of course the Russia-China axis. Nevertheless USA had it's day in the sun and their power is declining. The UK think they can re-establish their colonial relationship and presumably they would be the dominant partner and need to hang on the coat tails of the USA to achieve their aims. Even though the USA is clearly the bigger of the two, the UK are much better at this game than the US could ever hope to be, hence the confidence they can successfully use them.

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Judge Halts Puerto Rico Bankruptcy for 4 Months Wed Jul 24, 2019

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The country will be back to normal in 2053 Thu Feb 21, 2019

Eat the Rich? Wealth Inequality Explodes Thu Jan 31, 2019

Environment Headlines

Trans-boundary impact of factory farming highlighted in planning appeal Wed Aug 14, 2019

Machinery devastates Special Area of Conservation Tue Aug 06, 2019

Planning Board rules end of use of peat as a fuel ‘key component within national climate a... Wed Jul 24, 2019

Down Tools Threat To Industry As Courts To Rule On Industrial Peat Extraction Sun Jul 21, 2019

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Anti-War Headlines

#NoWar2019: Pathways to Peace Conference Sat Aug 17, 2019

us_war_banner_dublin.jpg High Court Refuses to Allow Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff to Return to the US Tue Jul 16, 2019

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Meeting of Minds at Trump Protest Fri Jun 07, 2019

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Anti-War Headlines

#NoWar2019: Pathways to Peace Conference Sat Aug 17, 2019

us_war_banner_dublin.jpg High Court Refuses to Allow Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff to Return to the US Tue Jul 16, 2019

notonatopeoplesfestival.jpg Yes to Peace - NO TO NATO ! - The Peoples Festival 2019 -Belfast - Aug 8th Mon Jul 15, 2019

Meeting of Minds at Trump Protest Fri Jun 07, 2019

vfp_banner_carriageway.jpeg Veterans for Peace Banner Unfurled on the Way into Shannon Wed Apr 24, 2019

General Headlines

United Nations Calls for Disaster Aid for Mozambique as Country Wrestles with Illegal Debt Thu Jul 11, 2019

Ballooning Student Debt Debated by Presidential Hopefuls Fri Jul 05, 2019

Amidst Puerto Rico Financial Crisis, Island Religious Leaders Call for Global Debt and Tra... Fri Jun 21, 2019

Congress, White House Move Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories Thu May 23, 2019

Houses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories Fri May 10, 2019

Rights & Repression Headlines

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Action Item: #ReclaimYourSpace – Stand against hate & support Palestinian freedom Thu Jul 11, 2019

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Mato Grosso, Brazil – Photo by Icaro Cooke Vieira/CIFOR cifor.orgCC BY-NC-ND 2.0 340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil Tue Jun 18, 2019

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19 Palestinians Abducted by Israeli Forces in Pre-Dawn Raids on Monday Mon Aug 19, 2019 07:20 | IMEMC News

?My Life is Occupation? ? Sameeha?s Story Mon Aug 19, 2019 06:49 | Ali Salam

Police Raid Bab Al-Rahma, Seize Furniture Sun Aug 18, 2019 15:35 | IMEMC News & Agencies

Dozens of Palestinian Workers Detained by Israeli Forces Sun Aug 18, 2019 15:30 | IMEMC News & Agencies

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