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offsite link Open Thread for today Fri Jun 24, 2022 13:12 | amarynth
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Vladimir Putin took part in the 14th BRICS Summit, held via videoconference and chaired by China.   The meeting?s topic is Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development. President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, President

offsite link Sergey Lavrov?s Presser at a joint news conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Hossein ... Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:48 | amarynth
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov?s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Tehran, June 23, 2022

offsite link About Telegram Thu Jun 23, 2022 23:37 | amarynth
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Human Rights in Ireland
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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link How Did Universities Become Woke Madrassas? Fri Jun 24, 2022 18:44 | Toby Young
Why have students turned their backs on free speech? According to an excellent piece in UnHerd by Matthew Goodwin, it's a combination of generational change, victimhood culture and the marketisation of universities.
The post How Did Universities Become Woke Madrassas? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Climate Scientist Says Humans Cause Less Than 0.05°C of Global Warming and Warns of ?Anarchy? From ?... Fri Jun 24, 2022 14:02 | Chris Morrison
One of Germany's most distinguished atmospheric scientists has castigated politicians for their climate alarmism and called the idea that humans can control the climate with their CO2 emissions an ?absolute delusion?.
The post Climate Scientist Says Humans Cause Less Than 0.05°C of Global Warming and Warns of ?Anarchy? From “Delusional” Net Zero Policies appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link BBC Boycotts Mayor?s Briefings After Bristol Council Banned Reporter for Quizzing him over 9,000-Mil... Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:42 | Will Jones
The BBC is boycotting mayoral briefings in Bristol after the council banned a reporter for asking a Labour politician why he flew across the Atlantic to give a 14-minute speech on climate change.
The post BBC Boycotts Mayor’s Briefings After Bristol Council Banned Reporter for Quizzing him over 9,000-Mile Flight for Climate Conference appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Masks are Not Protective, Says Health & Safety Executive Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:10 | Niall McCrae
The NHS dropped its national requirement for face masks in hospitals last month, yet many hospitals continue to insist on them. But why, when the Health & Safety Executive is clear that they do not provide protection?
The post Masks are Not Protective, Says Health & Safety Executive appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Fri Jun 24, 2022 01:41 | Toby Young
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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Minutes for Feb 2nd 2008

This contains Meeting Minutes for 2nd Feb and the agenda and actions to be taken.
Attendees: 4 people attended
Time: 12:30pm to 1:15:pm

Agenda:
1) Hosting of more torrent files/films
2) Videos Disabled
3) Open Day
4) Recruits/Features.

1) Discussion: About need to upload more films for torrent format.
Action
a) Ant to to write page about how to upload torrent file and what to do.

2) Videos are disabled because we don't have enough bandwidth. Existing bandwidth is around 10Mb/s and we already use 50%.
Action
a) To write up a page describing how and where to upload videos and link to them. i.e. to archive.org

3) Open Day: Discussion around this really ended up about having a stall on the Anarchist book fair on Mar 15th and maybe having a open meeting to tell people about how to get involved. The aims agreed were to try and get the Outreach leaflet ready for it.
Actions:
a) Ant will take to Eamon C about getting CDs for Route Irish film, having a stall and maybe showing a film.
b) Chkov to get the Outreach PDF from Reddy and to edit it for the text and images as part of preparation.
c) Mark, to make up pamphelets of existing recent good stories for distribution at the stall. d) Mark to follow up investigating if we can get Indymedia T-shirts, and associated costs etc.
e) Action to write up a story on Indy, requesting designs / help for T-Shirts.

4) Recruits/ Features.
Some discussion about recruitment of new moderators and how to get people interested, particularly in joining the email lists. It was suggested we need to document our decisions on the Indy static pages to help people speed up the learning process about the in and outs of Indymedia and thus enable them to get involved, understand the process, and contribute. There was also some discussion about emphasing to readers that Indy does not endorse everything that is written on the site. And some consideration to be given to writing features that fall on the criticism side.
Action:
a) Ant volunteered to try and get one feature out at the end of every week.

Next meeting to be on Sat, March 1st 2008
Agenda will be focused on Indy stall at bookfair on March 15th

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