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offsite link Assessing the Russian counter propaganda efforts (Saker rant) Sun Oct 17, 2021 19:20 | The Saker
In 2016 I wrote an analysis I called “Counter-propaganda, Russian style” and, about a year later, another one I called “Re-Visiting Russian Counter-Propaganda Methods“.  I ask you to please read

offsite link The Grayzone ? Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire with Michael Hudson Sun Oct 17, 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

offsite link When the West was itchin? to go to China  Sun Oct 17, 2021 14:17 | amarynth
The old Silk Roads played a major role in connecting the world through trade, and the new version can too by Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at

offsite link The Menticide Manual Part 3 ? Gaslighting Sun Oct 17, 2021 14:05 | amarynth
By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker Blog This is Part 3 of a series:  ?This concise text will introduce to our distinguished readers the most deadly ways to subvert,

offsite link Nations Built on Lies ? How the US Became Rich Sat Oct 16, 2021 17:02 | amarynth
By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog Foreword, Prologue, Introduction:  This is Part 1 of 6 and will form a complete ebook that will be available for download with part

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dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Tuesday March 09, 2010 14:53 by editing and recording by Andrew Flood   text 8 comments (last - wednesday august 04, 2010 10:35)   audio 11 audio files
On Sunday to mark international Women's Day over 150 people took part in the annual Feminist Walking Tour in Dublin organised by Choice Ireland, RAG, Lash Back and friends. These are audio recordings of all seven stops of the tour plus audio recordings from three of the stops from the 2009 tour. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Friday March 05, 2010 15:21 by Fergal / Theresa (edited by Andrew Flood)   text 1 comment (last - monday march 08, 2010 15:12)   audio 3 audio files
An audio recording of the'Better Questions' seminar on Social Movements and Praxis' held in Seomra Spraoi Wed 3rd March 6.30pm. Speakers are Fergal Finnegan and Theresa O’Keefe. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 24, 2010 12:49 by Paddy/Alessandro (recorded by Andrew)   text 1 comment (last - thursday february 25, 2010 11:57)   audio 2 audio files
This is an audio recording of a Better Question discussion if the ideas of the French left philosophers Jacques Ranciere and Alain Badiou. A fifty minute introduction is given by Paddy Bresnihan and Alessandro Zagato followed by about forty minutes of discussion about the presentations. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday February 23, 2010 12:31 by Andrew N Flood   text 8 comments (last - monday march 01, 2010 22:32)   audio 2 audio files
The week before last Erris fisherman Pat O'Donnell was jailed for seven months for his part in the communities ongoing resistance to Shell's attempt to impose an experimental gas pipeline on them. Across the country local Shell to Sea groups have been holding solidarity protests and other events for Pat. In Dublin this has included two protests and a public meeting in UCD. Meanwhile Shell have been forced to admit a temporary defeat in the face of local opposition and call off the construction they have planned for Glengad this year. read full story / add a comment
kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Monday February 22, 2010 11:58 by Brendan Guilfoyle   audio 3 audio files
Deputy Jackie Healy Rae has told public service workers that he is powerless to prevent further cuts to services in Kerry. Healy Rae made the comments to 65 members of the Kerry Public Service Workers’ Alliance (KPSWA) who protested at his constituency clinic in Killarney on Saturday. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / news report Tuesday February 16, 2010 23:11 by Andrew   text 3 comments (last - wednesday february 17, 2010 17:15)   audio 1 audio file
Over 50 Shell to Sea campaigners gathered at the Shell head quarters in Leeson street Dublin this evening to protest at the jailing of Erris fisherman Pat O'Donnell for resisting Shell's experimental gas pipeline. Pat received a seven month sentence which has the added benefit for Shell of taking his boat off of Broadhaven Bay for the period they need to carry out major underwater construction work and repairs. Pat has twice previously been arrested and held without charge when Shell has needed to carry out work in the bay. read full story / add a comment
kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Tuesday February 16, 2010 11:01 by Brendan Guilfoyle   audio 3 audio files
A Kerry North Fianna Fail TD has told public servants that there will be further cuts in the public service if they choose to vote for any alternative candidates in the next general election (audio clips below). Deputy Tom McEllistrim made the comments during his address to members of the Kerry Public Service Workers’ Alliance who picketed his Tralee constituency clinic on Saturday. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Sunday February 14, 2010 23:30 by Niall Harnett   text 13 comments (last - saturday january 04, 2014 21:42)   audio 2 audio files
A number of high profile Shell to Sea campaigners including 'the Chief' Pat O'Donnell and Maura Harrington sought to appeal certain criminal convictions in cases heard last week at Castlebar Circuit Court from 9th - 11th February. A few of the appeals were successful but some of the convictions were upheld by the court.

Judge Raymond Groarke concluded that Pat O'Donnell is a thug and a bully, and Maura Harrington is a vigilante.

This article has a look at the reality. read full story / add a comment
national / education / opinion/analysis Thursday February 04, 2010 17:54 by Speakers: Mick & Laurence Editing: Andrew   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 09, 2010 15:19)   audio 2 audio files
Recording of the Better Questions seminar at Semora Spraoi, February 3rd 2010. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Friday January 29, 2010 23:50 by Dunk   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 03, 2010 11:33)   audio 3 audio files
Just over a month ago in Copenhagen’s free town of Cristiania there were firey words spoken, followed by baracades of fire, conflict with riot police and mass arrests of cliamte justice activists. The talk, with Noami Klein and others, led to the later arrest of Tadzio Muller for “instigating a riot” under the new Danish “anti terrorist laws“. The talk was our “party night”, December 14th 2009, 2 days before the RECLAIM POWER demo… PUSHING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

Below is the video compilation of that important talk, what happened after and what that has led to. Reclaim Power was not an end in itself, it was only that hugely difficult and important first step… read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / other press Friday January 29, 2010 12:27 by Dr Doom   text 36 comments (last - saturday april 11, 2015 23:24)   audio 1 audio file
At last Wakefield has been exposed as the crook that he is. He spread scare stories about the MNR Vaccine knowing that his claims were false.

The doctor who sparked a worldwide panic over the MMR vaccine could be struck off after being found guilty yesterday of a series of misconduct charges related to his “unethical” research. Andrew Wakefield, who in 1998 claimed an unfounded link between the vaccination and autism, “showed a callous disregard” for the suffering of children, subjecting them to unnecessary, invasive tests, a hearing found. The General Medical Council (GMC) ruled that he abused his position of trust as he researched a possible link between the MMR vaccine, bowel disease and autism in children.

It found that Wakefield and two colleagues acted dishonestly and irresponsibly in carrying out research on children against their best interests and without official permission. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Wednesday January 27, 2010 23:52 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
All he needs is about USD 91 000 to give old elephants a loving home read full story / add a comment
national / racism & migration related issues / opinion/analysis Monday January 25, 2010 12:05 by Ronit Lentin (speaking) Andrew Flood (recording/editing)   text 2 comments (last - monday january 25, 2010 21:43)   audio 2 audio files
This audio is a recording of Ronit Lentin's talk on 'Race and State in contemporary Ireland' given as part of the Better Questions seminar series in Seomra Spraoi last Tuesday. Ronit Lentin brings together the theoretical insights of Foucault, Agamben and Goldberg to explore the deepening relation between race, migration, the state and power in contemporary Ireland read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / feature Wednesday January 20, 2010 18:00 by Andrew Flood   text 14 comments (last - saturday january 30, 2010 15:57)   audio 1 audio file
As predictions for the death toll from the Haitian earthquakes rise over 200,000, ABC News have reported that planes carrying medical equipment and relief supplies are having to compete with soldiers for the valuable slots at Port-au-Prince airport which was taken over by the US military after the quake. Since the start of the great anti-slavery republican insurrection nearly 220 years ago, Haiti has been presented as a dangerous place incapable of running its own affairs and requiring foreign intervention. Yet the reality is its people were the first enslaved population to deliver themselves from slavery and also carried out what was only the third successful republican insurrection on the planet. The threat of this good example was rewarded with centuries of invasion, blackmail, the robbery of Haiti's natural resources and the impoverishment of its people. This articles summarizes that history of intervention and the resistance to it in order to put into context what is happening in Haiti after the quake read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday December 30, 2009 14:35 by Freda H   text 5 comments (last - wednesday december 30, 2009 19:51)   audio 2 audio files
To remember the horrific events that happened in Gaza in December and January last year, the IPSC has organised a nationwide series of commemoration events - including vigils, film screenings, rallies and boycott actions. We hope you will join us in remember the tragedy that was the Israeli assault on Gaza. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Friday December 18, 2009 23:18 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
The first part of this full-length interview went out on http://www.thedigitalhubfm.com globally and on 94.3fm all over Dublin's inner city on December 18th 2009 read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Monday December 14, 2009 22:27 by Andrew interviews Ronan   text 5 comments (last - monday december 21, 2009 20:35)   audio 4 audio files
This audio interview conducted by Mobile phone on Monday evening covers the protests at the COP15 summit in Copenhagen. Ronan who was a member of WSM in Ireland has been living in Denmark for a year and a half and is involved in a new Libertarian Socialist group and the local infoshop in the autonomous Youth House. read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Friday December 11, 2009 16:53 by Dara (interviewer) Andrew (editor)   text 1 comment (last - friday december 11, 2009 22:11)   audio 1 audio file
This audio consists of 10 brief interviews with public sector strikers made during the national strike on 24th November. Picketers at various locations across Dublin talk of what the strike is about, the effects of the cuts and how their unions organised for the strike. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday December 10, 2009 16:18 by Climate Caravan Radio   text 6 comments (last - sunday december 13, 2009 16:58)   audio 2 audio files
3 days ago a group from the SOCIAL AND CLIMATE JUSTICE CARAVAN visited the Canadian embassy in Brussels to seek protection for a man from Colombia who has received death treaths from Colombian Paramilitaries. The Canadian state is responsible for this due to upcoming free trade agreements as well as, along with the US, not signing the charter to protect indigenous around the world. Also Canadian mining business COSIGO RESOURCES are implicated in using these paramilitaries to obtain native lands. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / news report Wednesday December 09, 2009 10:48 by Andrew   text 3 comments (last - saturday february 06, 2010 15:45)   audio 2 audio files
Today will see the greatest budget attack on workers in Ireland in a couple of decades with services and pay being slashed. Many unions and other organisations have called protests outside the Dail from the early morning to the late evening. WSM members will be taking part in these protests throughout the day and providing live updates, photos and video from them via our twitter account. During the 24th Novemeber strike we provided 70 updates from the picket lines throughout the day using this method. read full story / add a comment
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