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offsite link Alternative Copy of thesaker.is site is available Thu May 25, 2023 14:38 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
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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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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

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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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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 14, 2013 22:40 by Infernal Riddler   text 1 comment (last - thursday august 15, 2013 13:17)
Thoughts on the recent upsurge in stories on Gay rights in Russia and the links with the Edward Snowden revelations about the NSA ... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Sunday August 11, 2013 16:43 by john (Sean) Throne   text 1 comment (last - monday august 12, 2013 16:14)
This looks at the recent relative success of the Committe for a Workers International (CWI) in the election in Seattle. It tries to do so in an non sectarian manner. It also seeks for a balanced view of the CWI. In this it looks at the continuing left sectarian ways of the CWI and its mistaken internal life. read full story / add a comment
Cars traffic along the road at saturday.
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Saturday August 10, 2013 12:44 by Michael Carmen   image 1 image
Almost every often and awhile, in 2008 sometimes nervous that the restos would over-reserve, thinking that Pat Benatar or Screw Driver is boozing around the area where a reggae bar is located. read full story / add a comment
Blown Away
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday August 10, 2013 07:11 by Brian Clarke   text 2 comments (last - monday august 12, 2013 15:26)   image 3 images   video 3 video files
Last night, and over the last number of months, I have been mezsmerized, watching the British PSNI paramilitary police operate in Belfast. They did a good job in very difficult circumstances. It is not easy for me to admit that but credit where credit is due, they did a good job.Now I will make a lot of enemies, by saying that. I understand that!. Some people will accuse me of being a traitor and a Tout for saying that. They would be wrong. I have put my life on the line, as a matter of principle on this. I am no angel but that is a fact.
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Zoos, prisons for the innocent...always
dublin / animal rights / opinion/analysis Friday August 09, 2013 23:02 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
AFAR wish to condemn the incident at Dublin zoo which occurred two days ago which left a two year old child unconscious, and with deep stomach and arm injuries caused by an animal attack by a Tapir . Apart from the obvious stupidity of allowing a child into an enclosure confining a wild animal with their young, Dublin Zoo is guilty of imprisoning, confining, drugging and using wild animals for profit on an ongoing basis.
They [Dublin Zoo] admit themselves on their website that tapirs are always found near water and usually run into rivers to escape predators such as the jaguar. Where could this Mother and newborn escape to in the Zoo enclosure, to flee from what most likely was perceived as a threat from hearing the human child scream.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday August 05, 2013 20:54 by MJ2013   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 06, 2013 20:25)
Revelations from Snowden and Manning have shown the close nature and spying operations at an unseen level.
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international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Friday August 02, 2013 19:51 by Mattie Lennon
Switch care-homes with prisons read full story / add a comment
Part of the protest outside Minister Deenihan's office on August 1st, 2013
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Friday August 02, 2013 00:51 by Protect the Irish Hare   text 3 comments (last - friday august 02, 2013 15:23)   image 6 images
The Irish Hare has endured enough from the so-called "sportsmen" who use it as live bait in a sick bloodsport... read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 31, 2013 11:48 by fred   text 4 comments (last - thursday april 03, 2014 17:11)   image 1 image
Government is currently rolling out a national biometric ID card scheme ostensibly to help stamp out welfare fraud. It currently holds facial data and signature data. However the card is extensible and designed to hold other data in the future. (No doubt they started with the least offensive biometric measurement! )
It has been stated that these cards may act as driving licences etc in the future. It is a national ID card by the back door. Expect it to be issued to everyone. How can government justify such expensive schemes in times of recession without a murmur from the MSM?? And where are the protests against this attack on our civi8l liberties in the wake of the NSA / UK mass surveillance scandals? read full story / add a comment
national / housing / opinion/analysis Monday July 29, 2013 14:49 by nmn   text 6 comments (last - monday august 26, 2013 16:41)
Ireland's vulnerable, out of work and poor have again been punished by the government in its latest round of harsh cuts to social welfare rent supplements. read full story / add a comment
Irish Peace Process?
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday July 25, 2013 18:01 by Brian Clarke   text 6 comments (last - tuesday july 30, 2013 06:31)   image 6 images   video 6 video files
'All this is doing is undermining the Peace Process and it doesn’t benefit anyone except those who want the Peace Process to fail' Seán Crowe Provisional Sinn Fein Member of Parliament. While separately Pat Doherty British Sinn Fein's Member of the Parliament In London stated:

“John Downey is a member of Sinn Féin and a long-time supporter of the Peace Process. The decision to arrest and charge him in relation to IRA activities in the early 1980s is vindictive, unnecessary and unhelpful. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 24, 2013 22:11 by Padddy Hackett   text 16 comments (last - monday august 12, 2013 19:50)
Neither public nor private debt is the problem. Instead public/private debt is a product of the problem of profitability. Because of the lack of profitability debt has ballooned thereby reinforcing the problem.

For capitalism to economically recover a very deep depression involving massive reductions in the value of labour power and social welfare spending is a necessity. The only other (authentic) option is global communist revolution.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 23, 2013 07:46 by Anthony Ravlich
Do we want a great society based on ability and hardwork (often includes character) where people can reach their full potential or the prevailing mediocrity, with its descent-based 'bi-cultural' elite and, what I see as, 'arrested development' ? read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday July 20, 2013 21:03 by nmn   text 1 comment (last - saturday july 20, 2013 23:47)
The so-called Broadcasting Fee that the current despotic Irish government intends to impose on every household in the land is the latest full blown insult to be thrown by the government at people living in Ireland.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday July 20, 2013 20:00 by Anthony Ravlich
More in the professional sector now prepared to talk about global ethical human rights to replace neoliberal absolutism. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday July 18, 2013 18:57 by R.Ascal   text 1 comment (last - thursday july 18, 2013 20:52)
Recent hysteria in the corporate media has exposed a growing fear in the capitalist establishment at the rise of socialist republicanism in Ireland,

The latest example follows a protest outside Leinster House in Dublin, called to demand the Jailing of Ireland's Bankers when a group of anti- austerity protestors confronted Labour minister for communications, Pat Rabbitte.
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Price of Injustice
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday July 18, 2013 08:07 by Brian Clarke   text 8 comments (last - tuesday july 23, 2013 14:34)   image 7 images   video 6 video files
Two co-ordinated gun attacks on 4 January 1976 in British Occupied Ireland, shot dead two unarmed members of the Reavey family and three members of the O'Dowd family, with another two wounded, one of them died a month later. These murders were part of a string of sectarian attacks on Catholics and Irish nationalists by an alliance of British soldiers and British police officers. Billy McCaughey from the police Special Patrol Group, admitted taking part and accused another British police officer, of being involved. His colleague, John Weir, said two British police officers and a British soldier were involved The O'Dowd and Reavey murders, in what became known as the murder triangle, were a major factor, in young men and women like 19 year old Martin Corey from nearby Lurgan, joining the IRA, to defend their communities from British State terrorism. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 17, 2013 21:28 by RNU PRO   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 18, 2013 18:44)   image 5 images
What should have been a quiet, serene and fondly remembered ceremony was cruelly transformed into a scene of Martial law, as the Free State police instead used the occasion to flex their collective muscle and display to local republicans the various means of ‘crowd control’ at their disposal. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 16, 2013 16:14 by Towards A Socialist Republic   text 4 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 21:55)
The question on the lips of many people who have attended the recent anti- austerity protests in Ireland is ‘where are the masses?’ Some who have taken to the streets have been disappointed by the numbers turning out, comparing Irish protests to those in Greece or Turkey and have begun to ask ‘why aren’t the Irish people fighting back?’ read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday July 15, 2013 21:18 by R.Ascal   text 1 comment (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 09:15)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
In many countries fighting for national liberation, the revolutionary forces are coordinated by a 'broad front'. Throughout history, coalition's of anti- imperialist groups have come together to wage a revolutionary class war that seeks to end the exploitation of the working class and establish socialism.
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