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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

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

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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Charlotte Church Leads Choir Featuring Children in Antisemitic Song Mon Feb 26, 2024 15:14 | Will Jones
Charlotte Church has come under fire for leading a 100-strong pro-Palestine choir featuring children in singing the antisemitic song From The River to Sea, which calls for the destruction of the world's only Jewish state.
The post Charlotte Church Leads Choir Featuring Children in Antisemitic Song appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link A Tired Fictional Genre Makes a Last Gasp Argument For ?Grown Up? Managerialism Mon Feb 26, 2024 13:00 | J Sorel
The new Olivia Coleman film Wicked Little Letters pushes the tired genre of cosy English fiction, in which the loony locals need to be saved by a Theresa May-style manager, over the edge of absurdity, says J Sorel.
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offsite link Mary Poppins Changed From U to PG Because of ?Discriminatory Language? Mon Feb 26, 2024 11:09 | Will Jones
Mary Poppins has had its age rating lifted from U to PG because it contains "discriminatory language". Yet the word in question is so obscure you probably never noticed it.
The post Mary Poppins Changed From U to PG Because of “Discriminatory Language” appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Church of England Vows to Become Even More Woke Mon Feb 26, 2024 09:00 | Toby Young
Just as critical social justice ideology finally seems to be going out of fashion, the Church of England has decided to double down on woke claptrap and embark on an orgy of racial self-flagellation. That'll fill the pews!
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offsite link The Speaker?s Dereliction of Duty is Symptomatic of a Wider Malaise ? a Lack of Confidence in the Va... Mon Feb 26, 2024 07:00 | Dr David McGrogan
The Speaker's failure to uphold the Parliamentary rule book last week points to a larger problem among those tasked with running our institutions ? they've ceased to believe in them, says Dr David McGrogan.
The post The Speaker?s Dereliction of Duty is Symptomatic of a Wider Malaise ? a Lack of Confidence in the Value and Importance of our Institutions Among Those Supposed to be Running Them appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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Minutes for Dec 12th 2007

This contains Meeting Minutes for Dec 12th and the agenda and actions to be taken. Date of the next Indymedia meeting is given
Minutes of Dec 12th Indymedia Meeting from 7:50:pm to 9:10pm
5 People in attendence

Agenda
1) Review actions from previous meeting on Nov 14th 2007
2) Site Enhancements
3) Front page (Reddys')
4) Outreach

1.1) Prv Action: Mark to contact NGOs for outreach.
Status: This is still ongoing and hopes to complete in January.

1.2) Prv Action: To prepare for Indymedia Open Day in Feb.
Status: No work done yet. It was reckoned 2 or 3 meetings will be needed before it to organise it.

1.3) Prv Action: To implement auto generation of email to list when an IP is banned and aim to ban people for only 2 or 3 days.
Status: Done and ban periods in effect.

1.4) Prv Action: Ant to continue video hosting investigation.
Status: Bit torrent for Route Irish now a success. Some basic bittorrent (tracker) software installed. Ant will explore this area more. There was some discussion about additional links for other torrent files.

1.5) Prv Action: Static Oscailt page to be updated with info on this and new film Route Irish
Status: Basic pages done, but this is really an ongoing exercise

1.6) Prv Action: Ter to announce story with ability to publish embedded YouTube video in stories and comments.
Status: Done and now 10+ other embedded video formats supported. Also it may be possible to do flash audio

1.7) Prv Action: Ant to see if James and or C. will come back to List Administration
Status: James not interested and C. not asked yet.

1.8) Prv Action: For each person present, to respond to list with review of Reddys Proposal within 2 weeks Status: Not done by anyone
Action: Ter to send a reminder to list to try again.

1.9) Prv Action: Padraic to send email to list to kick off discussion on procedures for joining the collective.
Status: Not done.

1.10) Prv Action: Ter to create static Oscailt page(s) of meeting minutes. This can grow to include decisions of the Collective.
Status: Partially done (minutes done for last 2 meetings), but currently only viewable by editors. Blank page template ready to add decisions by collective.

1.11) Prv Action: Padraic to submit proposal on more relevant site documentation
Status: Not Done New Action: Ter to ask Mark C. to do this
New Action: Ant to investigate wiki software for documenting this.

Main Agenda -
2) Site Enhancements
Overview and demo given of some recent additions over last few months to the site, covering the editorial logs, reported posts, Oscailt messaging and publish validation.

Action: Ter to investigate if publish preview of feature stories can be done within the front page so that sizing and widths of headings etc can be seen better.
Action: Ter to investigate if icons on the main administration page can be re-organised.
Action: Ter to investigate if code can be easily added to track status of latest comments and stories in one place, like the new reported post page.
Action: Ter to update latest comments page for editors so that full comment text is visible, but with ability to control this via user settings.

2) Front page (Reddys') Since no work was done on it, this item was skipped.

3) Outreach Since this work was not complete, this item was skipped.
Action: To work on the leaflet + text and get this ready for the Indymedia Open Day in Feb 2008.

Next Meeting: Wed 7:30pm to 9pm 16th Jan 2008. Same place.

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