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offsite link REFEED: Lavrov gives statement following US response to Moscow security demands Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:24 | amarynth
Kindly forward the video.  It is still live.  It is not a wonderful video but fully understandable, and a better production will be available I would expect during the next

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/01/27 ? Open Thread Thu Jan 27, 2022 04:00 | herb
2022/01/27 04:00:01Welcome 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 Russia and the West: Piercing the Fog of Hysteria Wed Jan 26, 2022 23:05 | amarynth
by Pepe Escobar, posted with the Author’s permission and widely cross-posted The fatal mistake committed by Brussels in 2014 was to force Kiev to make an impossible choice between Europe

offsite link How I now get journalistic asylum from Moscow Wed Jan 26, 2022 21:44 | The Saker
Note by the Saker: I asked for this article to be translated into English NOT because I like or, even less so, endorse Reitschuster or, even more much less so,

offsite link The rats are leaving, Kabul 2.0 next? Wed Jan 26, 2022 20:03 | The Saker

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offsite link Deaths Trending 6% Below Average in Mid-January ? Time to Accept It?s Over Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:20 | Will Jones
Winter deaths are usually running high in January, but this year is different. According to the ONS, in the week ending January 14th there were 6.1% fewer deaths than the five-year average. Time to accept it's over.
The post Deaths Trending 6% Below Average in Mid-January ? Time to Accept It’s Over appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link No Evidence Tougher Restrictions in Wales and Scotland Have Done Very Much, Scientists Say Tue Jan 25, 2022 09:42 | Will Jones
The tougher Covid restrictions in Scotland and Wales over winter and throughout the pandemic may not have been worth it as there is no evidence they have "really done very much", scientists have said.
The post No Evidence Tougher Restrictions in Wales and Scotland Have Done Very Much, Scientists Say appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link And Finally? Tue Jan 25, 2022 07:10 | Toby Young
In this week's episode of London Calling, the topics are the conflict in Ukraine, why Kyiv should be spelt K-I-E-V, Boris's survival prospects and the late-to-the-party lockdown sceptics.
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offsite link News Round-Up Tue Jan 25, 2022 01:12 | Will Jones
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link Wales Would ?Not Rule Out? Recruiting Unvaccinated NHS Workers Sacked in England Over Vaccine Mandat... Mon Jan 24, 2022 20:16 | Will Jones
Mark Drakeford ? who has consistently erred on the side of totalitarian when responding to the pandemic ? has said he would "not rule out" recruiting NHS workers from England who are sacked due to the vaccine mandate.
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Tuesday January 18, 2022 23:41 by #EnoughIsEnough   text 1 comment (last - tuesday january 25, 2022 23:19)   video 2 video files
Teachers serve notice of #liability on #vaccination centre staff. All staff can now be held personally accountable for any harm or deaths that occur to #Irish children after receiving the #COVID19Vaccine. There must be fully #InformedConsent. #EnoughIsEnough #JustSayNo read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / press release Tuesday January 18, 2022 00:10 by Battle of the Axe
Doctors, Medics, Comedy and Song Thank You Show for Frontline Workers

Ireland’s legendary Battle of the Axe open mic comedy and song night is back with an ONLINE open mic Thank You Show to frontline workers donating all gig profits to heroesaid.ie

Following on from its very successful, first online nationwide show in September 2021 as part of Culture Night Ireland, Battle of the Axe is delighted to back with its first online show of the new year on January 28, 2022. Highlighted at No 9 out of 1200 events for Culture Night, the show delivered a splendid night of comedy and song. Now the club wishes to turn their next gig into a thank you night for frontline workers around Ireland and worldwide online. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday January 17, 2022 23:40 by Gary Jordan   image 1 image
Politicizing the death of Ashling Murphy to sow division between men and women is their latest low! read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / news report Tuesday January 11, 2022 23:07 by Stand in the Park   image 1 image
It's time to start 2022 off with a BANG! Our first two Jam for Freedom chapters were started in the UK and Ireland so it makes sense to give them a treat! Comment on our socials with your location, share the poster in your groups and request a local jam at: contact@jamforfreedom.com and we'll get a jam going on near you! read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Friday January 07, 2022 18:24 by Dave Donnellan   video 1 video file
The story of how the deaths caused by the COVID injections in Ireland were discovered, investigated and reported to the Irish authorities by Kieran Morrissey. The authorities have shockingly ignored these findings raising questions as to whether this injection drive is really based on concern for people's health. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday January 03, 2022 19:29 by North West Rising   text 1 comment (last - tuesday january 25, 2022 22:46)   image 2 images
Letterkenny - Sat Jan 8th Market Sq, 2pm

Sligo - Sat Jan 15th, Town Hall, 2pm

Donegal Town - Sat Jan 22nd, Diamond, 2pm

Derry - Sat Jan 29th, TBC, 2pm

My name is Rob De Salle I live in and work in Sligo, I started this campaign called North-West Rising with a couple of friends to Unite the Northwest of Ireland, to bring people together, vaxxed or unvaxxed, and embolden them to regain control and authority over their own bodies.

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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Monday January 03, 2022 18:36 by The West's Awake   image 1 image

A new group has formed called A Mandate Free Ireland created by The West's Awake with a presence on substack. The goal is to bring about a world where vaccine mandates don't exist. The group was only started back in early December and published a regular newsletter. They are already up to Newsletter #4

Welcome, one and all, to this, the 4th edition of a Mandate Free Ireland’s Newsletter and let me just take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy and freedom-filled 2022!

Now, for that wish to be achieved, much work needs to be accomplished, so to that end we have an action packed but also action orientated newsletter to kick-off the New Year.

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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday December 16, 2021 15:58 by Joe Terry
Open email letter in the defence of children to the patrons of Schools, the boards of management, school principals and teachers, parents and grandparents of pupils: read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Tuesday December 07, 2021 22:42 by foie
Irish High Court hears EU overfishing challenge

Court hears failure to end overfishing breaches Common Fisheries Policy

European fishing quotas are being challenged before the Irish High Court this week after Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) lodged a Judicial Review in June 2020.

According to the conservation charity, ‘setting unsustainable fishing quotas goes against the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, which contained a legal obligation to end overfishing by 2020. Yet the national regulations implement EU quotas which are consistently above the scientific recommendations.’

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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday December 05, 2021 13:22 by Brian Nugent   image 4 images
A major film was released about the Tuam Children’s Home recently, a joint production by RTE, the Irish State Television station obviously, and ITV in the UK. It was extraordinarily harsh in describing this institution, others like it and indeed Ireland in general for those years of the 1920s-50s. In this writer’s opinion, it left a lot to be desired in its accuracy in reference to this Home and this article is an attempt to set the record straight. The first and most important issue of course is the question of whether or not the bodies of children were laid to rest in a disused septic tank, for which see the accompanying diagram and description here, followed by the other great issue, that of the mortality rate in these Homes. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday December 05, 2021 01:50 by Brian Nugent   image 4 images
A major film was released about the Tuam Children’s Home recently, a joint production by RTE, the Irish State Television station obviously, and ITV in the UK. It was extraordinarily harsh in describing this institution, others like it and indeed Ireland in general for those years of the 1920s-50s. In this writer’s opinion, it left a lot to be desired in its accuracy in reference to this Home and this article is an attempt to set the record straight. The first and most important issue of course is the question of whether or not the bodies of children were laid to rest in a disused septic tank, for which see the accompanying diagram and description here, followed by the other great issue, that of the mortality rate in these Homes. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / feature Tuesday November 30, 2021 23:54 by Lawyers For Justice Ireland   text 3 comments (last - monday january 17, 2022 22:38)   image 9 images
Once again the country is plunging itself into absurdities and diving deeper into insanity for the government is no less than bringing in mandates for healthy children to wear masks all day long in school. It is the most insane measure yet, and it so wrong on so many fronts. The worst part is that many parents will follow these guidelines which is both physically and mentally damaging to their own kids, but the ground work has already been put in to allow this for we have had 22 months of endless 24x7 fear mongering, lies and deceit from the government and media over the pandemic that never was for it was all best on lying by statistics.

However there are many parents who are rightly concerned and they have contacted the group LawyersForJustice for advice who have issued a response that we have reproduced here. In the meantime, the mask mandate is clearly to prepare the ground for vaccination of kids because the psychologists who work for the government creating the spin and narrative have figured if you can persuade parents to do something as inhumane and criminally insane as masking your children, then it is but a small step to give them the clot-shot for a disease which is never going to kill them but has an excellent chance of causing all sorts of adverse reactions from heart problems to neurological ones to death. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 30, 2021 22:39 by Lawyers For Justice Ireland Official

Lawyers for Justice have received many inquiries from the public about be blocked access to hospitals for medical treatment and have published some advice on their telegram channel and this is republished in the interests of the public

We are receiving many urgent queries from people now being refused access to hospitals for medical treatment, whether on an emergency basis or for necessary and urgent treatment, where the refusal is based on vaccination status. Unfortunately this is becoming more common over recent days and weeks. It is important that people are aware of this situation in order to plan ahead, and to establish what the hospital access will be ahead of treatment, or to make other arrangements if this is possible. We attach a draft letter here for use if you are refused hospital access and medical care. Very often the refusal takes place where you present on an emergency basis and have no warning that you would require admission to a hospital, or treatment. We would suggest that you utilise the draft letter as soon as you can, where you are refused emergency care, or in advance where refusal of hospital access is established on your enquiry. It is important to register your objections/ refusal to accept these exclusions. You can PM us or make at contact via email on the above.

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national / politics / elections / news report Monday November 29, 2021 21:21 by Lawyers for Justice
We have been contacted by many people about Senator Horkan’s recent statements in the Seanad. We have drafted a submission you can lodge with the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad and the complaints department of the two Houses of the Oireachtas in the first instance.

It is fundamental that people collectively act against such discriminatory and divisive statements to hold public representatives to account. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday November 18, 2021 23:04 by 1 of Indy   text 2 comments (last - friday december 10, 2021 22:11)   image 1 image

SUPPORT these two Brave Heathcare Students who are ready to take action to CHALLENGE the Discriminatory VACCINE PASS Policy imposed by Trinity College.

Healthcare students have been told by Trinity College that they cannot complete their clinical placement unless they proivide proof of vaccination:

'We are in the middle of our degrees. Now, we are being told that we must either prove that we have received a Covid-19 vaccine or risk bidding farewell to our career dreams, degrees, and all the hard work and savings already invested in them.

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday November 12, 2021 22:07 by JK
Dear Friends, A reminder about forthcoming vigils for Julian Assange
Vigils: Forthcoming Vigils in Dublin for Julian Assange over the next 4 Saturdays:

- Saturday 13th November at the Australian Embassy (St Stephen's Green between the Shelbourne Hotel and the bottom of Leeson Street - No. 49 Stephen's Green – opposite end to the St Stephen’s Green Shopping Mall.
- Saturday 20th November at the British Embassy (on the Merrion Road - on the DART line or by bus, 27X, 4 and 7A, I believe),
- Saturday 27th November at the US Embassy (we all know where that is), and
- Saturday 4th December at the Department of Foreign Affairs (Iveagh House, between the bottom of Leeson Street and the bottom of Harcourt Street). read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Friday November 12, 2021 21:56 by foie

Objection claims prospecting company failed to liaise with Leitrim farmers and landowners

An objection to the granting of prospecting licenses to Flintridge Resources Ltd in County Leitrim includes 12 letters from potentially affected farmers and landowners claiming that there ‘has been no liaison’, let alone the ‘full consideration and close liaison with relevant landowners and regulatory authorities’ required by the Department’s Guidance for Good Environmental Practice in Mineral Exploration.

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national / environment / press release Friday November 12, 2021 21:53 by foie
SALMON FARM’S 80,000 MORTALITIES ‘PARTLY CAUSE BY FARMS THEMSELVES’

FISH FARM CLAIM THAT ALGAE BLOOMS ARE ‘NATURAL’ CONTESTED AS 80,000 SALMON DIE

Mass mortalities reported by Mowi (formerly Marine Harvest) because of algae blooms at two of their salmon farms in Bantry Bay are ‘partly caused the farms themselves’, according to local group Save Bantry Bay.

Algal blooms are becoming an increasing problem worldwide, with salmon farms in Chile reporting losses recently of 6,000 tons of fish. The recent death of 80,000 mature salmon at two of Mowi’s sites in Bantry Bay is said by the company to be as a result of a toxic algal bloom in late October. The true extent of the losses has not been fully established yet. The deaths have occurred only a few kilometres from the controversial proposed new mega-salmon farm site at Shot Head. read full story / add a comment
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