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offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

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

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

offsite link Action 2020 comic Special Edition 10:16 Sat Mar 28, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link This Weekend I?ll Mostly Be Listening to? Isolation and other tracks by Joy Division and New Order ... 07:10 Sat Mar 28, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Further lockdown measures this evening? 20:47 Fri Mar 27, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

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WorldbyStorm - 13:43 Sat Mar 28, 2020
Here’s a useful site.A
WorldbyStorm - 11:47 Sat Mar 28, 2020
As with a raft of other gigs and events, Horslips, postponed from March 17th has now been rescheduled for Sunday 15th of November. Fingers crossed all goes well. Now that’s shaping up to be a busy month musically. Here’s Ticketmaster’s list of events that have been cancelled and rescheduled. Some of the rescheduled ones look […]A
WorldbyStorm - 10:16 Sat Mar 28, 2020
For those of us who remember the 1970s all too well this special of Action comic, including the ‘banned’ issue from October 1976 has perhaps been released at precisely the wrong time. Or thinking about it perhaps it’s the opposite. What better time for a comic like this? Launched in 1976 by writer and editor […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:10 Sat Mar 28, 2020
The world has, I think it’s fair to say, taken a Ballardian turn this last three months. So what better music to soundtrack this than that of Joy Division (and in a way New Order) whose output and lyrical concerns always spoke to isolation (quite literally as noted by IEL last weekend) and alienation and, […]A
WorldbyStorm - 20:47 Fri Mar 27, 2020
Quite a suite, a recalibration until Easter Sunday at least. Still allowed out for exercise but limited distance, only essential work, etc. In some ways it probably makes little difference to many’s day to day lives. But it makes a difference. For example: All non-essential health services will be postponed. And for those most vulnerable […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:35 Fri Mar 27, 2020
Never more necessary than now, as Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently: I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we?re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans […]A
WorldbyStorm - 10:31 Fri Mar 27, 2020
This isn’t bad in outlining the risks from Covid-19 on surfaces. RTÉ on this thread had some useful advice… . 09:20 Covid-19 questions answered: It is safe to handle and read newspapers. If you keep washing your hands and don’t put your hand to your face, especially nose and mouth, you won’t catch the virus […]A
WorldbyStorm - 09:54 Fri Mar 27, 2020
The Regional Independent Group comprising nine non-aligned TDs has emerged as the most likely target for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as partners in coalition. Well there’s a surprise. Some interesting votes in the Dáil yesterday too, as noted in comments. But: Fianna Fáil has 37 TDs in the 33rd Dáil, while Fine Gael has […]A
WorldbyStorm - 08:33 Fri Mar 27, 2020 has a piece on how traffic tailbacks… …represent an existential threat to the European Union. Amid a global pandemic, there are few Europeans to be found. Containing the coronavirus has resulted in a return to nation-level politics and closed borders inside the 26-nation Schengen Area, within which border checks are supposed to be nonexistent. […]A
WorldbyStorm - 12:33 Thu Mar 26, 2020
You can read highlights on RTÉ here. A lot of areas covered already, the importance of retail and cleaning workers as well as health workers in this process. The need to protect all of them. Weirdly, or perhaps not, the idea that no-deal Brexit planning has been reformatted somewhat to engage with the Covid-19 crisis. […]A

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