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offsite link ?US/Israel seek Lebanese civil war to derail a Hezbollah in its prime?: Qandil Mon Oct 18, 2021 14:16 | amarynth
Original link: http://middleeastobse... Description: In light of the recent massacre of seven protesters and the wounding of dozens of others in a highly sensitive district of Beirut, senior political analyst Nasser

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/10/18 ? Open Thread Mon Oct 18, 2021 07:30 | herb
2021/10/18 06:30:01Welcome 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 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

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offsite link ?Notable, Significant and Abnormal? Purchases of PCR Lab Equipment in Wuhan, Summer 2019 Tue Oct 05, 2021 13:44 | Michael Curzon
Researchers believe that "abnormal" purchases of PCR lab equipment in Wuhan in the summer of 2019 suggest Covid was spreading "virulently" in the city far earlier than was previously thought.
The post ?Notable, Significant and Abnormal? Purchases of PCR Lab Equipment in Wuhan, Summer 2019 appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link 12,000 Women Living with Undiagnosed Breast Cancer after a Year of Lockdowns Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:07 | Michael Curzon
Almost 12,000 women in the U.K. were living with undiagnosed breast cancer in May this year, according to new analysis ? and screening for the disease is still below pre-lockdown levels.
The post 12,000 Women Living with Undiagnosed Breast Cancer after a Year of Lockdowns appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link No Good Reason to Introduce Vaccine Passports Right Now, Says Sajid Javid Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:52 | Michael Curzon
Sajid Javid says there are currently no good reasons to introduce vaccine passports, but concedes that his comments do not mean "there can?t ever be a role for such an intervention".
The post No Good Reason to Introduce Vaccine Passports Right Now, Says Sajid Javid appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Why Are People?s Risk Perceptions So Skewed? Tue Oct 05, 2021 08:08 | Noah Carl
For months, we?ve been treated to morbid ?daily death numbers? ? but for only one cause of death. Perhaps if these figures had been reported for all causes of death, people?s risk perceptions would be less skewed.
The post Why Are People?s Risk Perceptions So Skewed? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link And Finally? Tue Oct 05, 2021 00:10 | Toby Young
In this week?s London Calling, the talking points are the recent easing of travel restrictions (unless you?re unvaccinated), unsuccessful stalking adventures, the new Sharpe novel and Irwin Shaw?s Young Lions.
The post And Finally… appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

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

offsite link Iran's allies lose Iraqi legislative elections Wed Oct 13, 2021 19:38 | en

offsite link The political power of Facebook, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Oct 12, 2021 09:28 | en

offsite link Lebanon's bankruptcy deliberately caused by IMF under Christine Lagarde's watch Fri Oct 08, 2021 16:17 | en

offsite link China-US high-level talks in Switzerland Fri Oct 08, 2021 14:54 | en

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tipperary / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Monday September 27, 2021 23:33 by 1 of Indy   image 6 images   video 1 video file
One hour in Clonmel today. We visited Tipp Fm, the bypass and the depopulation centre at Clonmel park hotel. The people of Tipperary did great work today and planted a few seeds in the minds of the public.

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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Monday September 27, 2021 23:13 by 1 of Indy   image 2 images
Youth Rally for Freedom

St Stephens Green
Bandstand, Sunday
Oct 3rd @ 3pm

The youth are striking back and need all the support they can get. Calling on all people to put aside their differences and support the youth who are fighting back.

Many activists have complained that the youth are not doing anything. Well here it is now, will you support them?

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roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday September 26, 2021 23:52 by Craig Backman

Letter from a serving member of the state of Victoria Police in Australia

Hi Tommy.

I am a current serving member of Victoria Police in Australia. I am embarrassed by my organizations approach to policing this so called pandemic. Just thought Id reach out to you and let you know that there are many among us that dont agree with this approach and are willing to put our careers on the line to speak out against it.

I am one of those and I hope that by me speaking out it may encourage others to do the same.

Following is the body of an email I sent to Victoria Police Management, yesterday, prior to todays protest in Melbourne.

It may cost me my Career but its a small price to pay in the pursuit of liberty and an end to this current dictatorship we are living under.

Keep up the good work.

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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday September 22, 2021 23:29 by Anti Lockdown Ireland   image 1 image
Protest next Wednesday 29th September 2021

2pm at Australian Embassy
49 Stephen Green, Dublin 2

In solidarity with our Australian Brothers & Sisters

Against the Global Tyranny imposing Forced Vaccinations & Medical Apartheid on Healthy People read full story / add a comment
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kilkenny / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday September 22, 2021 23:13 by JC   text 1 comment (last - sunday september 26, 2021 23:07)   image 3 images
Calling all groups to Unite for a Peaceful Rally

Kilkenny Castle Park
Saturday September 25th at 2pm.

Raise your voice for those too afraid to speak out

Please attend if at all possible as we all know how crucial decentralised pockets of resistance are all across this island

Together we are stronger read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday September 21, 2021 22:50 by 1 of Indy   text 1 comment (last - monday september 27, 2021 23:07)   image 1 image   video 3 video files   audio 1 audio file
Funeral Director speaks out against the Vaccine, the death spike is like nothing he has seen the past few months and people are dying younger and younger. read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 21, 2021 22:38 by F. Makay   image 1 image

If you believe the government will lift the restrictions in October, I have beachfront property in Switzerland I can sell to you.

I firmly believe there are a lot more worse lockdowns coming instead unless the public unite to say no.

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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday September 21, 2021 20:50 by RiseUp Galway   text 1 comment (last - monday september 27, 2021 23:44)   image 2 images
Gather at the NUIG exhibition of "reflections on covid" or more accurately wall of shame at pm this Saturday.

Time to stand up for the students that have been vilified by their own university for doing what students do and having a night out. read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / other press Monday September 20, 2021 22:08 by 1 of Indy   image 2 images
We have got to remember that all these restrictions by government are because they care about us and they want to keep us all safe. And so we can see the Australian police are taking their job over there very seriously by attacking a 70 year old woman on the street by pepper spraying her in the face while she lay defenseless on the ground after been shoved there by the same guardians of not just peace but health too.
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national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Sunday September 19, 2021 17:17 by Gary Jordan
John McGuirk from Gript thinks it's all just a conspiracy theory. read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / news report Saturday September 18, 2021 01:40 by 1 of Indy   image 1 image   audio 2 audio files
Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, an experienced trial lawyer licensed in Germany and California (USA) and co-founder of the ➥ Corona Investigative Committee, summarizes the Committee's findings to date and reviews the current status. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday September 15, 2021 00:31 by On behalf of Tracey O'Mahony   video 2 video files   2 attached files
Urgent - Please Lobby your TDs to stop extension of the draconian Covid emergency dictatorial powers

Part 2 of the Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2021 (which facilitated the introduction of domestic vaccine passports for indoor dining and will soon likely facilitate an extension of the premises that may ask for vaccine passports as a requirement of admission) will expire unless extended by both House of the Oireachtas prior to 9 October 2021.
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international / sci-tech / other press Tuesday September 14, 2021 01:04 by 1 of Indy

This report from rt.com on the CitizenLab report confirms what many suspected...

Digital rights group CitizenLab has discovered a vulnerability that allowed Israeli spyware company NSO Group to implant its Pegasus malware onto virtually every iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch device.

CitizenLab revealed the vulnerability on Monday, a week after discovering it by analyzing the phone of a Saudi activist that had been infected with the malware. The discovery was announced to the public shortly after Apple rolled out an update to patch the vulnerability.

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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 / crime and justice / news report Sunday September 12, 2021 00:32 by Stephen Manning   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 14, 2021 21:41)   image 1 image   video 2 video files   audio 2 audio files

A woman in Co. Mayo who had an asthma attack and went to Mayo hospital was sedated after entering hospital and then put in the Covid ward, placed in an induced coma and put on a ventilator. This was against her wishes and instructions because she had given her sister power of attorney before entering hospital.

Despite this the corrupt management at the hospital threw here two sisters off the hospital grounds at 4am and denied her instructions. There appears to be a sinister policy to maintain the Covid fear and bump up the hospitalization and death statistics.

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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday September 11, 2021 00:03 by Gary Jordan
Respectable, decent Irish citizens continue to be targeted by a sinister government while criminals and corrupt officials get off scot-free. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 07, 2021 22:35 by Satirical Soldier   video 2 video files
This video explains why I felt it necessary to leave an occupation I love, after 21 years loyal service.

I feel I am duty bound by Oath to inform the public of the direction the Defence Forces is going, under the leadership of both our politicians and the outgoing Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett. read full story / add a comment
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clare / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday September 07, 2021 21:05 by Anti Lockdown Ireland   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 14, 2021 00:13)   image 3 images
Ennis Rally for Freedom - Sat Sept 11th @ 2pm

At the O'Connell Monument, Ennis Town, Co. Clare

County Clare says no to medical discrimination read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday September 06, 2021 13:21 by Gary Jordan
As the establishment wages a chemical war on the world's population, we must recognize who their foot soldiers are. read full story / add a comment
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