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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

offsite link Waiting for SIPO Anthony

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Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

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

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

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The Daily Sceptic

offsite link My ?Tribe? Abandoned Me in Covid ? But I Gained a New One That Loves Freedom Wed May 22, 2024 17:52 | Dr David Bell
David Bell says his tribe on the 'progressive Left' abandoned him during Covid as it lurched into authoritarianism. But he moved to Texas and found a new community with those who love freedom.
The post My ‘Tribe’ Abandoned Me in Covid ? But I Gained a New One That Loves Freedom appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Then the Woke Came for the Birds Wed May 22, 2024 15:27 | Steven Tucker
The American Ornithological Society has banned the naming of birds after people and, in true Year Zero style, has set about renaming the 263 species already so tainted by their association with white men.
The post Then the Woke Came for the Birds appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Why Do We Now Think Politicians Can Control the Weather? Wed May 22, 2024 13:28 | James Leary
Nobody thought of asking politicians to alter the weather or blaming humans for the wind and rain, says retired B747 Captain James Leary. Turbulence in a monsoon was just expected.
The post Why Do We Now Think Politicians Can Control the Weather? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Electric Cars Twice as Lethal for Pedestrians as Petrol or Diesel Wed May 22, 2024 11:07 | Will Jones
Electric cars kill pedestrians at double the rate of petrol or diesel vehicles because they are quieter, a study in a BMJ journal has found.
The post Electric Cars Twice as Lethal for Pedestrians as Petrol or Diesel appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Are We Being Told the Full Story on Ozempic? Wed May 22, 2024 09:00 | David Craig
Weight loss drug Ozempic cuts heart attack risk by 20% ? according to the trial funded by its manufacturer. But are we being told the full story, asks David Craig.
The post Are We Being Told the Full Story on Ozempic? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday September 08, 2013 21:38 by I.Green
The British and Irish governments are facing fresh demands for a new inquiry into their police and intelligence agencies including the involvement of the FBI in the withholding vital information on the Omagh bombing. One of the most disturbing pieces of information to emerge refers to an e-mail sent between David Rupert and his MI5/FBI handlers which warned of a bomb attack in Omagh. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Sunday September 08, 2013 08:30 by Serena
No Humanitarian exceptions to Western intervention
by Yassamine Mather read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday September 08, 2013 08:20 by M. O’ hAnluain
Unfortunately, it appears that Ireland has become increasingly more interested in hanging onto the shirt tails of the US than ever before, allowing agents from that country to work within the boundaries of this ‘state’ without adequate clearance. For years, this so called ‘neutral state’ has continuously been abused by the covert activities of the British Security Services and now we have additional interference by the US, impinging here at will. The rendition flights at Shannon are one typical example, another case in point was the involvement of US agents in the McKevitt trial in 2003, where it emerged that MI5 and the FBI were running an informer within the jurisdiction for up to a decade. read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Saturday September 07, 2013 19:36 by SHAC - Social Housing Action Co-op   text 2 comments (last - sunday september 15, 2013 14:16)   image 1 image
On wednesday last a squat in galway was evicted.One young woman arrested for "trespass likely to cause fear in another person", after she had been woken from her bed to the sound of 3 burley men attempting to kick in the door. Meanwhile, to every 1 homeless person
are 67 deralict houses in Ireland read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday September 06, 2013 22:32 by darn dems   text 2 comments (last - thursday september 26, 2013 10:05)
Remember all the months of U.S. frustration with Iran not laying down and rolling over—that is after all the one-sided demands by the United States that feels it never has to treat any country like an equal—save its constant kissing of AIPAC, NEOCON, and Israel’s asses nonstop? Well all the horseshit about precise, punitive strikes is a stratagem to settle the Middle East situation once and for all. “To swallow and follow, weather old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.” William E. Gladstone
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 04, 2013 01:24 by Beans Bacon   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 04, 2013 13:06)
John Kerry now walks onto the graves of many, many to-soon-be-dead humans beings. He adamantly plays his well-crafted, seemingly rational justifications for more war; but his whole stage-craft of lies about knowing who is behind the chemical attacks, is a fraud of deceit as Biblical proportions. He is already a living corpse, a puppet for another Zionist-minted atrocity, similar to our Manchurian Candidate Barack Obama, both who lead this repeat of professional propaganda campaign, expecting the American public to swallow another pack of lies for another military and political fiasco (as if the U.S. can never learn from previous mistakes). Both have sold their souls to the devil of political push and shove.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday September 02, 2013 15:04 by Shamus Cooke
It’s now painfully clear that Obama’s war on Syria is a replay of Bush’s march to war in Iraq, both built on lies. Zero evidence has been put forth that proves the Syrian government used chemical weapons. On the contrary, evidence has been recorded that suggests the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are responsible for the attack. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 28, 2013 17:18 by newsmedia   text 4 comments (last - monday september 02, 2013 02:33)
Merriam-Webster defines democracy as:

1 a : government by the people : rule of the majority b (1) : a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly (as in the ancient Greek city-states or the New England town meeting) — called also direct democracy (2) : a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them indirectly through a system of representation and delegated authority in which the people choose their officials and representatives at periodically held free elections — called also representative democracy

2 : a community or state in which the government is controlled by the people; specifically : a state in which the supreme power is held and exercised directly by the people rather than by their elected agents *in a democracy the people meet and exercise their government in person; in a republic, they assemble and administer it by their representatives and agents— James Madison read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 27, 2013 14:03 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Internment. No charge. No trial. This has been the reality in Ireland, for every generation, North and South, since the foundation of both scum states. Despite a nominal Peace Process, internment without charge or trial, still exists in one form or another today in both parts of Ireland. Clearly therefore, there is something very dysfunctional in the neo-colonial political arrangement. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 27, 2013 13:54 by Akbayan, PM, FDC   image 5 images
Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) congratulates Luneta marchers, describes event as “Filipino Monsoon” vs. corruption
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday August 24, 2013 16:16 by Comyn   text 20 comments (last - wednesday june 04, 2014 16:22)
5 years into this economic recession, at last the legal profession may be finally drawing a definitive line in the sand, in other words a precedent, that will stop the strategic defaulters playing games with the banks and debtors to whom they owe money, and make them face up to their responsibilities in Ireland, rather than shirking their responsibilities to meet their debts in their own country where they have lived so lavishly during the 'good times'. These Mr and Mrs Bankrupts like the Mr and Mrs Tax Exiles need to step up to the plate. Honour is called for not cowardice. Up to now in the absence of the Insolvency legislation, there may have been some justification but not now. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday August 24, 2013 02:55 by Astrid Essed
Of course I am aware of the human rights violations by the Morsi regime, but since
I hold the opinion, that human rights have to respected under all circumstances,
regardless of the persons involved or the comitted/accused crime, I have written this
letter to General al Sisi, who by the way came into power in Egypt by a military coup. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday August 22, 2013 22:47 by Andy Archives
If Bradley Manning showed the U.S. Military’s indifference to arbitrary slaughter by U.S. personnel well that is how the Old Testament lays out the ground rules in the Middle East—it is NOT the Pentagon’s fault the New Testament had some other ideals that claimed all of mankind was part of God’s family. Still it seems apparent why there was so much adamant secrecy about sharing God’s State secrets—since it seems kind of obvious Eden was not the psychological paradise it was purported to have been by the propaganda powers-that-be back then. More importantly despite there being religious precepts too often leaders of countries do whatever they want irrespective of what legal or moral codes should apply—and this goes for both Israel and the United States—so maybe the the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is that leaders can act like arbitrary Gods while expecting their subjects to follow rules?
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Republican tried to walk away from Police, but was elbowed in the face and beaten on the ground.
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday August 22, 2013 11:44 by RNU PRO   text 4 comments (last - sunday august 25, 2013 10:59)   image 6 images
For generations the Mourne harbour town of Kilkeel has been a place where Catholics were largely expected to ‘know their place’.
Catholics in Kilkeel will tell you of a persistent underlying daily tension, of deliberately timed and calculated sectarian beatings (including upon women and priests) as well as a complete intolerance of all symbols regarded as Irish, Nationalist or Gaelic.
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roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 21, 2013 12:54 by Paul Laverty   text 3 comments (last - tuesday august 27, 2013 22:47)
Are we really supposed to cut off our critical faculties and forget what the CIA has done?

On the 16th of August Ken Loach and Paul Laverty spoke at a meeting in Effernagh, Co Leitrim, to commemmorate the 80th anniversary of the deportation of Jimmy Gralton, while across the river Shannon, the same evening, Mr John Brennan, head of the CIA attended a homecoming "Gathering" event in Kilteenan, Roscommon.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 20, 2013 10:38 by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)   image 2 images
"Decreased sovereignty." This is how Akbayan Representative Walden Bello summed up the ongoing negotiations between the Philippine government and the United States to craft a framework for the increased rotational presence of American troops in the country.
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Brutish Human Rights
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 20, 2013 04:33 by brionOcleirigh   text 4 comments (last - wednesday august 21, 2013 11:49)   image 2 images   video 2 video files
The detention of David Miranda, partner of Glenn Greenwald, a Guardian journalist, at London’s Heathrow airport, coupled with death threats relayed by agents aligned with Britain's secret services, to an Irish Human Rights activist and journalist, covering the internment of Martin Corey in British Occupied Ireland, marks a new low in Britain's brutish abuse of Human Rights. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday August 19, 2013 17:22 by R.Ascal   text 3 comments (last - wednesday august 21, 2013 11:13)   image 1 image
At the dawn of the 21st century, the long struggle for Irish National Liberation is far from completed. Today Ireland and her people find themselves subjected to the interests of International Imperialism. Three giants of International Imperialism co-operate and compete with each other for dominance in Ireland, namely the US, the European Union and British Imperialism.
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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday August 18, 2013 11:36 by Mick Fair
Drug trafficking in Peru and RTE's coverage of it. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday August 16, 2013 20:43 by Galway Alliance Against War
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/galway.antiwar
Or join our group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/312442090965/

The August GAAW Bulletin will be a rather truncated edition as we bring to your attention forthcoming activities by Galway’s local peace group.

The U.S. military hub at Shannon airport remains our principal focus. It is through here that Washington ferries its soldiers and its weaponry to kill innocent people in far off lands. This makes us direct accomplices to mass murder.
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