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offsite link Snipping away the tangled web of hype on the threat to submarine cables Fri Jan 28, 2022 23:00 | amarynth
By Nat South for the Saker Blog ?The hype that some dastardly Russian special operation could sever a number of critical underwater telecommunications cables in one go, is plain scaremongering?. 

offsite link Panic and chaos is clearly setting in as the West fears peace above all else Fri Jan 28, 2022 21:22 | The Saker
Fun headlines for CNN: US and Ukraine at odds over threat of Russian invasion US and UK embassy withdrawals were a “mistake,” says Ukrainian president What??  Is that really CNN?

offsite link Thinking about the Future Fri Jan 28, 2022 20:58 | amarynth
By Walt Garlington for the Saker Blog Whatever the outcome with the latest wars and rumors of wars, folks interested in creating a brighter future, wherever they are in the

offsite link Andrei Martyanov?s commentary on the US response to Russia Thu Jan 27, 2022 22:50 | The Saker
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offsite link Le Monde?s circus invite: ?France is a leftist country which votes right? Thu Jan 27, 2022 22:06 | amarynth
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog In less than three months France will have a presidential vote, and I haven?t written much about it because I?ve been too occupied

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cork / environment / press release Tuesday January 25, 2022 22:38 by foie
JUDICIAL REVIEW CLAIMS ALTERNATIVE PLAN TO €10M DURSEY ISLAND CABLE CAR NEVER ASSESSED

An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve a €10m visitors centre and cable car for Dursey Island in west Cork may face a Judicial Review after Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] were given permission today by High Court Justice Niamh Hyland to bring an application on 31 January, 2022. 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
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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international / arts and media / press release Tuesday December 07, 2021 21:17 by 1 of Indy   image 1 image   video 1 video file
After the release of Plandemic 1 & 2, we received so many letters from the community stating, "We need more information. We need your research." And then asking, "When are you going to be releasing the next film in the series?" This is to let everyone know we're currently in production on Plandemic 3 and are excited to release this sneak peak into what we're creating next! read full story / add a comment
international / environment / press release Wednesday November 17, 2021 16:15 by Comms Manager, olivia@jubileeusa.org
Two hundred countries finalized an agreement during COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland to limit global warming. In 2009, developed countries promised $100 billion of annual climate funding to developing countries by 2020. According to the OECD, funding estimates will not be met before 2023. The agreement expresses regret about the missed finance target and calls for increasing support for developing countries. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / press release Monday November 15, 2021 00:37 by NYSCOF
Ingested fluoride, neither a nutrient nor essential, is ineffective at reducing tooth decay and is harmful to health. Yet, it is added to drinking water. But modern science proves fluoride gets into the brain, where it was never inteneded, which is lilnked to kids lower IQ 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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international / health / disability issues / press release Sunday October 31, 2021 03:01 by Mikki Willis   image 2 images

Mikki Willis here, creator of the Plandemic documentary series…

One of the many perks of the Plandemic series is that I am now working closely with many of the world’s top Scientists and Immunologists to bring you the most valuable facts and life-saving information.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday October 28, 2021 23:22 by 1 of Indy   video 3 video files

Unfortunately this should have been posted earlier

The reputation of British justice now rests on the shoulders of the High Court in the life or death case of Julian Assange.

The appeal hearing at the High Court which will decide Julian Assange’s immediate fate has been set for Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October. This is a watershed moment in the most important press freedom case of the 21st century. If the appeal court upholds the decision to refuse extradition to the US made by Westminster Magistrates Court last January it will make it very difficult for the US to continue to seek extradition…

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international / economics and finance / press release Wednesday October 13, 2021 15:25 by Comms Manager, olivia@jubileeusa.org
The IMF World Economic Outlook report lowered economic growth projections for wealthy and poor countries. The IMF forecasts 5.9% global economic growth. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday October 05, 2021 14:17 by Jubilee USA Network
An investigation into more than 11 million private financial documents show hundreds of public officials in 90 nations using schemes to hide wealth offshore and avoid taxes. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the Pandora Papers in partnership with the Washington Post and 600 journalists in 116 countries. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Monday September 13, 2021 22:52 by foie
Less than half the number of signatures required from Ireland [1] to join in a European Citizens' Initiative on controlling pesticides have been gathered with less than one month left to meet the quota.

The Initiative seeks the goal of a 50% reduction phasing out the use pesticides by 2030. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Monday August 23, 2021 23:28 by foie
Handbook on Marine Protection Areas published as audiobook
Listen to Marine Protection Areas ‘while doing the dishes’

An extensive Report on the status of Marine Protection Areas [MPAs] in Ireland has been made available on line both as a pdf and an audiobook from the library of the website of Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE]. A new 'MPA' tab on the organisation's Home Page gives direct access to the publication, which is being made available for no charge. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / press release Thursday August 19, 2021 22:21 by 1 of Indy   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 24, 2021 10:35)   image 2 images

This statement was released by the Irish Nurses for Transparency and Openness, INFTO on July 21st but as their website was not ready until recently it was deferred till now. However it turns out even from the initial limited press release INFTO say they have been contacted by more than 200 nurses and healthcare workers since their inception last month.

In context, it ought to be noted that a total of 82 deaths and 13,529 suspected side effects have been reported to the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) up to August 3, according to its latest report here although it is to be noted these figures at best only capture a small fraction of the vaccine deaths and injuries.

The INFTO is a group of concerned nurses and healthcare workers from across Ireland. We would like to raise concerns about a number of issues that have taken place in our healthcare facilities since March 2020.

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international / politics / elections / press release Thursday July 29, 2021 14:39 by Olivia Engling
The World Trade Organization closed two-day meetings on pandemic response policies that included a proposal to temporarily wave COVID vaccine patents. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday July 09, 2021 15:00 by Olivia Engling
The International Monetary Fund Executive Board agreed to create $650 billion of emergency currency known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to help countries deal with the fallout from the coronavirus health and economic crises. The IMF’s main governing body, the Board of Governors, will take a final vote in coming weeks to move forward the SDRs creation. In a statement, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva indicated she expects the allocation as soon as August.
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international / economics and finance / press release Friday July 09, 2021 14:44 by Comms Manager, olivia@jubileeusa.org
G20 finance ministers begin two-day meetings in Italy on Friday on COVID response, economic recovery, vaccines, debt relief and global tax agreements. More than 265 groups signed a letter organized by Jubilee USA urging the G20 to act on debt relief, aid and COVID healthcare for developing countries. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Thursday July 01, 2021 12:37 by foie
Opponents to Bantry Bay Fish Farm ‘Gutted’

A spokesman for the conservation charity Friends of the Irish Environment, which is based on the Beara peninsula where a proposed 18 cage salmon farm is to be located, said this morning they were ‘gutted’ by the decision. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday June 29, 2021 21:56 by Olivia Engling
The International Monetary Fund approved a debt relief process for Sudan, according to the country's finance ministry. The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative, a debt relief process created in the early 2000s, will wipe out 85% of Sudan's debt, reducing debt from $50 billion to $8 billion. read full story / add a comment
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