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A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Alternative Copy of thesaker.is site is available Thu May 25, 2023 14:38 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
Alternative site: https://thesaker.si/saker-a... Site was created using the downloads provided Regards Herb

offsite link The Saker blog is now frozen Tue Feb 28, 2023 23:55 | The Saker
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

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/27 ? Open Thread Mon Feb 27, 2023 19:00 | cafe-uploader
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

offsite link The stage is set for Hybrid World War III Mon Feb 27, 2023 15:50 | The Saker
Pepe Escobar for the Saker blog A powerful feeling rhythms your skin and drums up your soul as you?re immersed in a long walk under persistent snow flurries, pinpointed by

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTEs Sarah McInerney ? Fianna Fail supporter? Anthony

offsite link Joe Duffy is dishonest and untrustworthy Anthony

offsite link Robert Watt complaint: Time for decision by SIPO Anthony

offsite link RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link University Tells Staff to Teach that Whiteness and Heterosexuality are a Problem Sat Jun 15, 2024 17:42 | Will Jones
History lecturers at the University of Liverpool have been told to teach that whiteness and heterosexuality are a problem in new guidance sent to staff.
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offsite link Former CDC Director Robert Redfield Admits Lockdown Was ?Government Overreach? and ?Immunotoxic? Vac... Sat Jun 15, 2024 15:00 | Ian Miller
Former CDC Director Robert Redfield has admitted to Chris Cuomo that lockdown was "Government overreach" and the "immunotoxic" vaccines were pushed on the population by "Big Pharma".
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offsite link The Truth About Covid is Finally Seeping Out Sat Jun 15, 2024 13:00 | Frank Haviland
Being right is a dangerous game, almost as dangerous as questioning authority, says Frank Haviland. But while sceptics were once vilified, the truth about Covid is finally seeping out among the public.
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offsite link What do ?Queers For Palestine? and Hamas Have in Common? They?re Both Animated by a Unitarian Philos... Sat Jun 15, 2024 11:00 | James Alexander
What do 'Queers for Palestine' and radical Islamists have in common? They are both authoritarian movements seeking to impose their beliefs on everyone else, says Prof James Alexander.
The post What do ‘Queers For Palestine’ and Hamas Have in Common? They’re Both Animated by a Unitarian Philosophy appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Letter to the Prime Minister Sat Jun 15, 2024 09:00 | Dr Tom Jefferson
Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer appear to have an understanding not to mention the costs of Covid measures, says Dr Tom Jefferson. And no wonder, as leaders of the lockdown and lockthemdownharder parties.
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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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