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offsite link Few items, more to come soon Fri Oct 22, 2021 17:07 | The Saker
First, please read this analysis from Andrei Martyanov: https://smoothiex12.blogspo... Second, Putin’s speech: probably the most important in his career!  We will post the full text when the translators in the

offsite link From Russia, With (Taliban) Love Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:05 | amarynth
Asia’s powerbrokers dropped an Afghan bombshell in Moscow today: ‘the country’s reconstruction must be paid for by its military occupiers of 20 years.’ By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/10/21 ? Open Thread Thu Oct 21, 2021 19:00 | herb
2021/10/21 18:00:02Welcome 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 Russian President Vladimir Putin is participating in the plenary session of the 18th Annual Meeting ... Thu Oct 21, 2021 18:46 | amarynth
Russian President Vladimir Putin is participating in the plenary session of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi. Theme:  ?Global Shake-Up in the 21st Century: The

offsite link The Grayzone ? Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire with Michael Hudson ? UPD... Thu Oct 21, 2021 14:29 | amarynth
Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with economist Michael Hudson about his book “Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire.” Professor Hudson just published a 3rd edition that updates

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

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offsite link Rapprochement between USA and Saudi Arabia Fri Oct 22, 2021 18:15 | en

offsite link Bashar al-Assad is no longer objectionable Fri Oct 22, 2021 17:37 | en

offsite link Mali accuses France of training the terrorists it professes to fight Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:19 | en

offsite link The Western economic system is coming to an end, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Oct 19, 2021 08:58 | en

offsite link Apple intends to rummage through your smartphone ... without your knowledge Sun Oct 17, 2021 17:03 | en

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday May 04, 2021 14:21 by ipsc   text 1 comment (last - friday may 28, 2021 12:50)   image 1 image
Both An Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland are engaged in an EU research project called ROXANNE, working in collaboration with the notorious Israeli Ministry of Public Security. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 04, 2021 01:08 by Gary Jordan
The Terrorizing of the Irish public by the FG/FF/GP Cartel read full story / add a comment
Garda break entry into bedroom of Pat Sweeney to inform him they are abducting his kids.
national / crime and justice / news report Monday May 03, 2021 21:12 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - wednesday may 05, 2021 22:03)   image 1 image
On Saturday night at 3:30am the man, Pat Sweeney, who filmed Garda breaking up a mass in a church in Athlone just one week ago, was woken by Garda at the end of his bed to find they were taking him to Longford Garda station there and then because they were "concerned" about his health. It turns out they were using powers under the Mental Health Act to imply he was not well and that his kids were somehow at risk. In the video / audio of the event, you can hear the Garda say in response to his question -"where are my kids" -that they are being taken into care by TUSLA who have farmed them out to someone else.

This is a new low for the government and represents a scandalous abuse of power to target a man who happened to expose their evil and criminal ways the previous week. Thankfully the video of this event has gone viral but not anywhere on mainstream media.
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national / environment / press release Wednesday April 28, 2021 21:35 by foie
High Court quashes last 8 of Bord na Mona’s ‘ghost’ planning applications
Lack of public consultation leads to quashing of 10 An Bord Pleanala consents

The High Court has quashed decisions of An Bord Pleanala to grant leave to apply for substitute consent, in respect of a number of peat extraction and quarry applications. The two-step, ‘substitute consent’ system, by which developers had to make ‘threshold’ applications to regularise previous unauthorised activities before applying for planning permission, was found not to comply with the EIA Directive by the Supreme Court in July 2020 in cases brought by An Taisce, the National Trust, and Peter Sweetman in relation to a quarry in County Kildare. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 27, 2021 20:15 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
*This article contains spoilers*
A well-meaning New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato, finds himself in a frightening situation when he discovers that his son, Adam, was in a hit and run accident with a son of the local mafia boss, Jimmy Baxter. Adam had been visiting the site of his mother’s death when approached by local guys. He drives off at speed only to drop his inhaler on the car floor during an asthma attack. As he struggles to drive the car and pick up the inhaler at the same time his car is in a collision with Jimmy Baxter’s son’s first spin on his motorbike. Rocco Baxter, the son, chokes to death on his own blood at the side of the road as Adam panics and drives off. When Michael realises who the dead boy was he tries to protect his son by arranging with Adam to cover up what happened. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday April 25, 2021 20:51 by Gary Jordan   text 1 comment (last - monday april 26, 2021 09:44)   image 5 images
The Fascists Are Complicit In Their Own Enslavement read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion/analysis Friday April 23, 2021 22:43 by Gary Jordan
The climate change movement remain tight-lipped when it suits them. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Friday April 23, 2021 19:43 by Zachary Conti
The United Nations convened on COVID response and development needs for vulnerable, small island and landlocked countries. The President of the Economic and Social Council, Pakistan Ambassador Munir Akram organized the high-level event to focus on countries struggling with specific disadvantages from the crisis. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday April 23, 2021 00:03 by tracey   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 04, 2021 23:48)   image 2 images   video 2 video files   2 attached files
Update on the Digital Green Certificate Regulation (Vaccine Passport) and the next vote to make the regulation law and also link to new template letter to lobby MEP's included in the description box to the video. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Thursday April 22, 2021 22:35 by Zachary Conti
Financial decisions play a critical role in solving climate change, advocated Treasury Secretary Yellen during a US-hosted climate summit. More than 40 world leaders are attending the two-day virtual gathering convened by President Biden. Biden announced a new US target to halve fossil fuel emissions by 2030 and eliminate them by 2050. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Monday April 19, 2021 15:34 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
AK-47: Kalashnikov (2020) is a biographical film about Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (1919–2013), the inventor and designer of the AK-47 automatic rifle. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday April 18, 2021 12:59 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
Are you expecting a baby or did you give birth in Ireland during Covid?

This special episode of The Healthy Debate is a must watch.On this week’s show we’ll be talking about pregnancy and child birth during lockdown.

What problems have Covid regulations brought for expectant mothers? What is the experience of giving birth during lockdown?

We’ll also be discussing whether getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy causes any risks to the unborn child. read full story / add a comment
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday April 18, 2021 12:47 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
This took place last month (Mar 9th) but will be of wide interest In this episode of the #TheHealthyDebate, we will be chatting about the post-pandemic economy and asking our guests what effect a year of rolling lockdowns will have on our lives over the coming years.

Our guests tonight are financial adviser and media personality, Eddie Hobbs, and financial market analyst Mark O’Byrne. We will also be joined at the end of the show by Diarmaid O’Cadhla, organiser of the recent ‘Rally for Truth’ event in Cork City. read full story / add a comment
Did we ever think this could happen in Ireland ?
national / history and heritage / feature Thursday April 15, 2021 22:58 by T   text 7 comments (last - monday september 20, 2021 23:10)   image 20 images   video 6 video files   audio 1 audio file

There is no doubt about it that religion and spirituality are under attack and the pressure has been massively increased on the back of the Covid Scamdemic.

The level of suppression and repression now in force against the church has not been seen here for centuries. The irony is that the church hierarchy are largely going along with it. The attack on spirituality is a bit harder to discern but it is there and part of the wider trend. Overall what appears to be going on is the corporate takeover of society and that is the new religion and it is intolerant of any other belief systems. This is a characteristic of all totalitarian systems. They want you to transfer any beliefs you have to them. During the worst periods of the USSR we saw churches burned or closed down and all religious practice suppressed. Similar things happened during the Chinese cultural revolution. What it represents is a demand to turn towards the reigning power and an insistence that this is the only belief system. What the socialist revolution was promising was salvation through socialist organisation of society and by directing the productive forces to the benefit of all peoples, in effect creating heaven on Earth. It didn't quite turn out that way for various reasons. Now the corporate regime is trying the same without the promises.

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international / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday April 13, 2021 11:27 by NHS Doctor
This letter from a consultant in the NHS appeared in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in the rapid response section of BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n810 (Published 29 March 2021) explaining how staff in the NHS who have received the Covid vaccine are getting sick and some of them very seriously too. The BMJ has already removed the article but it is reproduced here.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday April 10, 2021 15:06 by Joe Terry
A mood of anxiety throughout the country prevails; Will the crisis ever end? Has worse news yet to come?
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national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday April 10, 2021 14:50 by Joe Terry
A media news item reads: “EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders.”
Irish soldiers could be used as sandbags for on-coming Soviet air-to-ground missiles. A real possibility in the future, if Ireland does not pull back from the growing EU militarisation program.
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international / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Friday April 09, 2021 22:13 by Dr. Marcus De Brun   image 5 images
Having recently stated publicly that I would ‘not administer a genetic-vaccine to a healthy animal, never mind a ‘healthy human being,’ I have been asked by friends (and foes) to clarify this statement, and will attempt to do so here.

Having recently stated publicly that I would ‘not administer a genetic-vaccine to a healthy animal, never mind a ‘healthy human being,’ I have been asked by friends (and foes) to clarify this statement, and will attempt to do so here.

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