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Dear friends As I have previously announced, we are now “freezing” the blog.  We are also making archives of the blog available for free download in various formats (see below). 

offsite link What do you make of the Russia and China Partnership? Tue Feb 28, 2023 16:26 | The Saker
by Mr. Allen for the Saker blog Over the last few years, we hear leaders from both Russia and China pronouncing that they have formed a relationship where there are

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2023/02/27 19:00:02Welcome 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

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Public Inquiry
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Human Rights in Ireland
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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link The Rise of the Groupthink Podcast Thu Sep 28, 2023 19:00 | Will Jones
Rod Liddle draws attention to the growing and depressing phenomenon of the 'groupthink podcast' ? the opportunity to listen to people who basically agree on everything pretending they don't.
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offsite link I Was Cancelled by Laurence Fox Just Minutes Before he Got Cancelled Thu Sep 28, 2023 17:00 | Ian Rons
Laurence Fox cancelled me just minutes before he got cancelled, says Ian Rons. Ian was due to debate him about the war in Ukraine and came up to London specially ? but Fox pulled out at the last minute.
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offsite link MHRA Finally Admits it Failed to Test the Safety of Mass Manufactured Covid Vaccine Batches Thu Sep 28, 2023 15:13 | Nick Hunt
In a new FOI release the MHRA has finally come clean that it failed to test the safety of mass manufactured Covid vaccine batches, in contravention of its own regulations and public statements.
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offsite link Jonathan Sumption: ?The ECHR has Devalued the Whole Concept of Human Rights? Thu Sep 28, 2023 13:04 | Will Jones
Former Supreme Court Justice and anti-lockdown legend Jonathan Sumption has made the case for leaving the European Convention on Human Rights ? all the more remarkable as a Remainer on Brexit.
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offsite link Diaspora Politics Blow Up Canada-India Relations Thu Sep 28, 2023 11:01 | Ramesh Thakur
Relations between Canada and India are in a tailspin after Trudeau alleged India was behind the June 18th killing of an alleged Sikh terrorist. But what's the truth of the matter, asks Ramesh Thakur.
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No Cyanide Gold Mining In The Sperrins Mountains

category national | environment | press release author Sunday September 04, 2016 21:35author by pbp - People Before Profit Report this post to the editors

Dalradian Gold, the Canadian based mining firm, are planning to set up a gold mine and processing plant in the beautiful Sperrin Mountains, County Tyrone. Described as a potential “gold rush”, Dalradian claim their survey shows there are up to four million ounces of gold in the Sperrins. Officials claim it could produce 120,000 ounces per year for decades and tens of millions in profits. Michael Arthur reports.

However, to remove the gold, Cyanide will be pumped into the mountains. This process is extremely dangerous for the public health of people living in the area and the local ecosystem, the nearby Owenkillew River is the home of the protected Freshwater Pearl Mussel.
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Despite being a highly profitable global company, Dalradian have received grants from Invest NI and over £1 million has been spent on policing the site. Company representatives are waging a “charm offensive” with offers of funding for schools and sports teams, a typical method of the mining and fracking industry globally, especially in impoverished communities.

In response, concern and outright opposition has grown steadily with hundreds attending meetings and supporting a petition demanding Dalradian end its mining activities in the Sperrins.

The Tyrone Ladies GAA, St. Patrick’s GAC, the 2003 Tyrone all-Ireland team and the Sperrin Wheelers have all joined criticism of Dalradian’s bid and are refusing the company’s offer of “community funding”. The Mid-Ulster Council has also raised objections to the mine which have been ignored by Dalradian. Protesters disrupted a Dalradian investor meeting in Greencastle, Tyrone chanting “no Toxic GoldMining”, “Stop Polluting Our Water” and with signs saying “Health before Wealth! No Toxic Goldmining in the Sperrins”.

Cormac McAleer from Save Our Sperrins said “Local people are waiting with some dread about the actual detail of the Dalradian proposal to be finalised. In the meantime people want to see the interests of the local population and environment come ahead of the profit of the Canadian company”.

James Orr, Director of Friends of The Earth stated “The government has a duty to protect the environment. Time and time again we find these environmental laws are not applied”.

Environmental crimes are carried out all across the globe by organisations with scant regard for the law or the impact on local people. This comes from a culture of shameless profiteering in the resource market where governments, rather than taking meaningful action, consistently look the other way or facilitate ecosystem destruction. This is case in Ireland, whether it is Irish Water’s drive towards privatisation of a basic human right or Dalradian’s use of cyanide to mine for gold.

Mass mobilisations in the South has been the key to challenging Irish Water’s plans. The efforts of Save Our Sperrins and others has been very effective in raising concerns about the hazards involved in Dalradian Gold’s methods. We need to keep the pressure on Dalradian and press the NI Executive to intervene to protect public health and our ecosystem.

Related Link: http://www.peoplebeforeprofit.ie/2016/09/no-cyanide-gold-mining-in-the-sperrins/
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