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offsite link Why have I stopped posting maps of the situation in the Ukraine and a few other questions Wed Aug 10, 2022 19:48 | The Saker
A reader recently asked me why I have not posed any maps of the military situation in the Ukraine, and that is a fair question which I will answer below.

offsite link Roger Water blasts a CNN propagandist Wed Aug 10, 2022 18:02 | The Saker

offsite link France?s Political Turmoil Wed Aug 10, 2022 17:16 | The Saker
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offsite link Only NATO Could De-Militarise Itself! Wed Aug 10, 2022 16:07 | The Saker
By James Tweedie for the Saker blog In a scene from the 1974 film The Four Musketeers, the second part of the previous year?s The Three Musketeers, the vain Porthos

offsite link Needham?s puzzle in retrospect Wed Aug 10, 2022 16:07 | The Saker
by Jean-Pierre Voiret for the Saker blog First note: With all its problems, Needham?s Science and Civilisation in China (SCC) is definitely a tremendous contribution to the history of science

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

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offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

offsite link Irish Examiner and fake news Anthony

offsite link Labour Party: The unvarnished truth 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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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link How Many Lives Did the Vaccines Save and How Many Did They End? Wed Aug 10, 2022 19:40 | Will Jones
As near-universal natural immunity renders the Covid vaccines largely obsolete, we can weigh up how many lives they saved and how many they ended. The calculation does not come out well for the vaccines.
The post How Many Lives Did the Vaccines Save and How Many Did They End? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Excess Non-Covid Deaths Top 12,500 in 14 Weeks As Oxford Professor Joins Call for Government to Inve... Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:49 | Will Jones
There have now been 12,517 excess non-Covid deaths in England and Wales in the last 14 weeks, according to official data, as an Oxford Professor joins the call for the Government to investigate the alarming trend.
The post Excess Non-Covid Deaths Top 12,500 in 14 Weeks As Oxford Professor Joins Call for Government to Investigate Alarming Trend appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Schools Which Let Boys Use Girls? Toilets and Use Preferred Pronouns Without Medical Advice are Brea... Wed Aug 10, 2022 07:00 | Will Jones
Schools that only offer 'gender neutral' lavatories or allow pupils to 'socially transition' are acting unlawfully, Suella Braverman has said as she sets out the Government?s legal advice on transgender pupils.
The post Schools Which Let Boys Use Girls’ Toilets and Use Preferred Pronouns Without Medical Advice are Breaking Law, Says Government appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Wed Aug 10, 2022 00:34 | 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 Woman, 80, Banned From Swimming Pool after Demanding a Male Trans Employee Left the Female Changing ... Tue Aug 09, 2022 19:30 | Will Jones
An elderly woman has been banned from a swimming pool after she demanded that a transgender employee left the female locker rooms.
The post Woman, 80, Banned From Swimming Pool after Demanding a Male Trans Employee Left the Female Changing Room appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday June 15, 2010 14:57 by Fintan and Derek, edited by Andrew   text 8 comments (last - wednesday june 30, 2010 19:55)   audio 2 audio files
An IPSC meeting on Saturday saw some of the Irish participants on the Freedom Flotilla talk of their experiences, and discuss what practical steps Irish people can help take to bring about the end of the siege of Gaza and Israeli apartheid as a whole and secure self determination for the people of Palestine. This is the audio from the meeting. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday June 11, 2010 13:59 by Speaker: Conor Kostick   text 1 comment (last - saturday june 12, 2010 15:11)   audio 1 audio file
Connor Kostick author of Revolution in Ireland: Popular militancy 1917 to 1923 spoke at the 2010 Dublin anarchist bookfair about the wave of workplace occupations and 'soviets' as well as the general strikes that are forgotten by conventional nationalist histories of this period. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday June 10, 2010 01:25 by June Kelly   text 2 comments (last - friday june 11, 2010 13:07)   audio 1 audio file

On 14th June Dublin will host a visit from the Japanese-based Peace Boat, including ten atomic bomb survivors (hibakusha) from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Everyone welcome to following events:

9.30am to 11am - A major press conference, Georgian Room, Buswell's Hotel (opposite The Dail) Dublin.

11am to 12 Noon Buswells Hotel - Round Table discussion

1pm to 2pm - Visit memorial cherry tree in Merrion Square, Dublin.

3pm to 5pm - Public meeting at the Art Exchange Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin.

Host organisations - World without Wars and without Violence Ireland and the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday June 08, 2010 04:48 by Kev   text 13 comments (last - monday june 14, 2010 15:16)   audio 1 audio file
Today family, friends and supporters welcomed home the five Irish MV Rachel Corrie passengers who were this morning deported from Israel. The five – Denis Halliday, Mairead Maguire, Fiona Thompson, Derek Graham and Jenny Graham – were greeted in Dublin airport by cheers and hugs from the assembled crowd who were there to salute their bravery, as well as a large media presence. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday June 03, 2010 17:09 by Andrew, Dara, Ronan   text 1 comment (last - friday june 04, 2010 19:38)   audio 1 audio file
The first copies were distributed as Gardai attacked the Anglo Irish bank occupation and then attempted to stop the anti-capitalist bloc march but this was the formal launch of the new WSM magazine Irish Anarchist Review much of the content of which looks at the fight against the capitalist crisis in the workplace. Authors & editors introduce the articles followed by some questions about the new format. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday June 02, 2010 22:10 by Kev   text 2 comments (last - wednesday june 02, 2010 22:57)   audio 1 audio file
The IPSC has learned, with relief, that the remaining Irish Freedom Flotilla prisoners are in the air tonight, en route from Tel Aviv airport to Istanbul, along with all the remaining detainees from the ill fated aid flotilla.Last night, around 120 people were deported via Israel's border with Jordan. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 02, 2010 16:24 by Freda   audio 1 audio file
This is the audio of the 'Israeli Apartheid, BDS and Grassroots Resistance in Palestine' from Saturday's anarchist bookfair. The speaker is Freda Hughes from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Monday May 31, 2010 17:00 by Kev   text 104 comments (last - thursday april 14, 2011 08:39)   audio 2 audio files
At least 9 international human rights activists have been killed and dozens more injured after Israeli commandos attacked the unarmed Gaza Freedom Flotilla early this morning in international waters, according to reports from the flotilla organisers, while Israeli military sources confirmed at least 9 dead. This attack is a clear breach of international law. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday May 20, 2010 20:48 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
In conversation with Sharon Valencik read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Tuesday May 18, 2010 22:38 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
Franck lives in France and has worked in rescue for many years. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / press release Tuesday May 18, 2010 10:25 by Jho Harris   audio 3 audio files
This is a story about a new Irish website which is bringing free audio podcasts by Irish writers to the web read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Saturday May 15, 2010 21:48 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
WILD TIME caught up with Bruce Friedrich on his mobile phone read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Friday May 14, 2010 09:44 by Andrew   text 35 comments (last - wednesday may 19, 2010 15:19)   audio 1 audio file
Last Tuesday Gardai used extendable steel batons against the heads of protesters trying to enter the Dail carpark resulting in at least five head injuries. We've seen the state react in a similar fashion to resistance in Rossport, Mayday 2004 and Reclaim the Streets. It's time to say Enough. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / feature Wednesday May 12, 2010 17:24 by Paula Geraghty   text 69 comments (last - wednesday may 26, 2010 15:40)   audio 1 audio file
Two thousand took to the street to protest at the bank bailout. read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Friday May 07, 2010 17:13 by Speaker Aileen; Editing Andrew   audio 1 audio file
In this audio recording Aileen O'Carroll draw on the stories and diaries of those working in IT company’s to talk about the secrets and contradictions of working in a global industry. The myth is that IT workers happily work a 60 hour week but like workplaces of a previous era, there is a struggle over the nature of work and the length of working time within our lives. The left tends to focus on the formal visible struggles conducted through trade unions. What can this other level of often individualised struggle teach us in the fight for a new world? read full story / add a comment
national / animal rights / news report Tuesday May 04, 2010 01:55 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
Recorded on may bankholiday monday at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Monday May 03, 2010 21:51 by Tony Lowes   audio 1 audio file
Farmers claim in a debate with environmentalists that they must burn their lands or lose grants that require them to maintain their farmlands for grazing animals. They also blame the Government for requiring them since 2000 to burn before March 1 rather than the April 15, claiming that wet conditions have meant a build up of wildfire fuel is now a 'tragedy waiting to happen'. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Monday May 03, 2010 20:32 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
Jordan Wyatt from New Zealand hosts a blog and a podcast called: http://www.coexistingwithnonhumananimals.blogspot.com/ which deals with veganism and the wrongs of the meat eating world in a non threatening way.

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dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday May 02, 2010 16:38 by Andrew N Flood   text 1 comment (last - friday may 21, 2010 07:01)   audio 1 audio file
On a miserable wet day around 400 workers marched through Dublin in the annual Mayday march organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions. Speakers at the end included Arthur Scargill, president of the British National Union of Mine Workers during the bitter year long 1984 strike in which 10 people were killed. read full story / add a comment
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